Welcome back to another nerdy comic installment of NNS! With today, August 15th, being “National Relaxation Day”, what better way to celebrate being relaxed and lazy than with a great webcomic? Let me help you out with my personally curated list of top webcomics to sit back and relax with. See, I’ve already done most of the work for you. Isn’t National Relaxation Day already great? No, don’t ask me to do anything else for you, this is all you get from me today. So without further ado and in no particular order…
CALVIN AND HOBBES
I know, I know. You already know about Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes, of course you do. It was syndicated from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995 and seen commonly through the Sunday newspaper. Just wanted to start you off with something easy. There is just something so pure and great about this comic strip’s life lessons that I had to list it. With this link you get a different strip each day or you can click the random button and get lost in the fun.
GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS
This slice of life comic is a comedy which follows Hazel, a writer who enjoys a good buzz, and her unusual mix of friends who all deal with relatable themes such as unemployment, marriage, and their sexuality. Two of my favorite characters are McPedro, a talking Irish cactus who gives Hazel advice especially when she’s drunk and Clarice, who is a Domme Librarian who “can guess condom size correctly 90% of the time”. It’s a completed and self-published comic by Danielle Corsetto and you can read the whole thing in the link below.
Jump in on this adorable four-frame comic starring StupidFox himself and his mischievous group of animal friends. This comic is brilliantly themed around simplicity in a complicated world filled with obstacles and distractions through the unique perspective of StupidFox. This ongoing series of comic strips was started in 2005 and is drawn by Emily Y. Chan. Get lost in the StupidFun with every strip available in the link below.
This historically fictitious, parody, webcomic is about a gang of shady characters (anthropomorphic cats) that run a St. Louis speakeasy called Lackadaisy in the era of Prohibition starting in 1927 after its founder is murdered. In 2008 Tracy J. Butler created this beautifully illustrated and on-going dark comedy comic, filled with abject nonsense and fantastic characters. You can jump in any time but it’s so beautiful and fun that you might find yourself going back to the beginning.
PLAYER VS PLAYER (PVP)
For those of us who love Dungeons & Dragons, video games, and enjoy shows such as The Office, this is the webcomic for you! Written and drawn by Scott Kurtz, the story follows the events at a fictional video game magazine company. Simple as that but is just so hilariously entertaining. Also, did I mention a giant troll and a talking evil cat? Even though this ongoing series started in 2008, you can jump in at any time and enjoy it. Within a few strips you will get the character dynamic but you can also check out the “New Readers” tab for some help. What are you waiting for?
So don’t say I never did anything for you! If there are other webcomics you would like to add to this list, comment with the link and why and I’ll get back to you after National Relaxation Day. Also, if you liked any of the comics listed, please don’t forget to support them through their websites.