Top 5 Free Web Comics to Feel Good With

NNS wants YOU to be happy. Not just because it happens to be “National I Want You To Be Happy Day”, but because… well… we don’t really need a reason. We just want you to be okay, okay?! And what better way to show we care with my very bias top five free webcomics! Enjoy!
Hark, A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton

Summary: Beaton skewers historical events and people with plenty of humor.

Genre: History, literature, humor

Status: Complete

Awards: Won the 2009 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent; Nominated for the 2010 Harvey Award for Best online comics work; Won the 2011Harvey Award for Best online comics work; Nominated for the 2011 Eagle Award for Favourite Web-Based Comic; Won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic; Won the 2012 Harvey Award for Best online comics work; Won the 2012 Doug Wright Award for Best Book.


Monsterkind by Taylor C.

Summary: A light-hearted story that follows Wallace Foster, a human social worker, on his quest to help the monster inhabitants of District C with their various problems. Along the way, he meets many bright and colorful characters, gets into some dicey situations, makes friends, and slowly begins to unravel a deep mystery with the help and guidance of his monster counterpart Kip Kaizer.

Genre: Fantasy

Status: Ongoing


Travelogue by Aatmaja Pandya

Summary: Nana, a small wizard, travels the world with Adi, Emerene, and Princess (Adi’s goat) solving magical problems as they go. Where are we headed today? What should we do next? Let’s sit by the stream and talk about it awhile. We’re in no rush.

Genre: Fantasy diary comic

Status: Unfinished, but still beautiful to read as is


Namesake by Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon

Summary: When Emma lands in another world following a library fire, she discovers she’s a Namesake, one with the power to open portals to other worlds via the power of their name. The portals lead to strange, fantasy, and fairytale lands we know thanks to literature, cinema, and folks tales. The rules of Namesakes are quite clear – Alices always go to Wonderland. Wendys always go to Neverland. However, Emma finds herself in Oz, where she is expected to act as the latest in a long line of Dorothies. She instead unveils a magical conspiracy plot that’s more than 100 years in the making.

Genre: Fantasy

Status: Ongoing


Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker

Summary: Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Status: Ongoing


Hope this could bring you some happiness especially with these stay at home kind of days. And if you want to bring us, and more importantly, someone else happiness as well, consider sharing this article with them! So what do you think of these comics? Do you have any to recommend? Let us know in the comments and we will catch you next week, same Nerd-Time, same Nerd-Channel!

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