Webcomic / Loserz

Eric Approves.

A webcomic by Erik Schoenek. Started in 2001, went on infinite hiatus in 2007. You find the archive of strips up to 2004 here while the latest archive can be found here.

A sequel comic called Quarter-Life Crisis (set nine years later) is also on indefinite hiatus and is found here.

The protagonists are three high school kids on a school in Michigan:

Not to be confused with Sexy Losers.

Contains examples of:

  • Did You Just Have Sex?: Jodie is immediately able to sense that Eric lost his virginity to Alice the night before.
    Jodie: GASP! You got laid, didn't you?!
    Eric: How do you DO that?!
  • Disappeared Dad: Jodie's, though it's something of a subversion - Jodie's mother became pregnant from a one-night stand in Vegas where she was so drunk that she didn't even remember the guy's name. She never saw him after, and it was two weeks later at home that she discovered she was pregnant, much too late to even attempt to locate him, so he didn't disappear - he was never even there to begin with at all. It's here.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: The female Dance Team coach.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In this case it means: Ben didn't always act like he was struck with Hollywood Tourette's when around girls.
    • Also, the author originally played around a lot with the art style and comic design before settling on the style he'd use until the comics Art Shift in 2005. The strip was originally very stylized, and the characers looked much slimmer than they later would. There's also the very out of place "BEN" introduction strip, which was intended to be the first of three mini-storylines that would introduce the characters to new readers, but only Bens was ever made.
  • Erotic Eating: Demonstrated by Jodie here.
  • The Unseen: Erics parents never appear in the comic, the closest is one of them speaking offscreen in an early strip. Bens mom calls them about her concern with violent video games at one point and thinks she's talking to his dad, but its actually just Eric pretending to be him.