In the style and delivery of my Podcast Roundup, (part one here: ) these are the webcomics you should be reading:
Pt.1- Everyone should read these:
http://xkcd.com/: Insightful and hilarious. It might make you think. Short comic updated three times a week, meticulous and well-built. Be sure to check out his side project, http://what-if.xkcd.com/.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/: Updated seven days a week (Zach is a hard worker). Really funny, often featuring elaborate hypothetical situations revolving around some discovery.
http://wondermark.com/: Eccletic and varied. Modern observations wearing archaic absurdities.
Pt. 2- Give them a try and see if they’re your brand of tobacco:
http://oglaf.com/: VERY NSFW (not safe for work). Often pornographic, always clever. Avoid if fantasy sexuality (and by fantasy I mean magic and dragons) seems off-putting to you.
http://existentialcomics.com/: Simone de Beauvior as a caped crusader? Locke, Descartes and Hume playing Dungeons and Dragons? Hell yes. Philosophers are pitted against each other in these insane and comic situations that still manage to spark an internal dialogue on the ideas presented.
http://drmcninja.com/: Pure pulp fun. He’s a doctor and a Ninja. And weirdly Scottish. If any part of you can get on the level of a nine-year-old boy, you’ll dig.
http://questionablecontent.net/: Great characters and an interesting narrative, but it can get rather preachy and on-the-nose. Avoid if you’re burned out on Northeast American hipsterism.
http://www.asofterworld.com/: Simple text over photography. Often macabre and dark, extremely artistic. Sometimes funny, sometimes raw and earnest. Often both (to some degree, at least).
Anything I’ve missed? Let me know if you’ve got any great comics; I’d love to check them out.