Link to Geist!
Comics I enjoy – Current comics!
A red-haired girl at boarding school in a rather strange world, but otherwise bears little resemblance to Geist! A nice mix of slice-of-very-strange-life and mystery/adventure, with tons of mythology and a fun, kitchen-sink fantasy vibe.
The Fox Sister – This one’s brand-new (which means easy to get started on), creepy and gor-ge-ous! It’s already had a rather gruesome scene, and it’s, as I mentioned, very creepy, so I’m not sure how suitable this will be for young or sensitive readers. Proceed with caution, but do proceed, if you can handle such things!
Max Overacts – I’m not usually a big reader of humour strips, but these adventures of an over-the-top theatrical kid just grab me the right way. It’s Eisner-nominated, it’s a little Calvin-and-Hobbes – but very much its own strip – and it’s just plain funny.
A beautiful comic set in a weird, amazing world with a mythical logic that rings completely true. This is still pretty new, so it’s a great one for if you’re intimidated by large archives (and want to read something wonderful)!
Superhero Girl – I realize half of the comics I rec here are by Faith Erin Hicks, but that’s just because she does awesome stuff! This is a fun humour strip which captures the inherant hilarity of combining superheroes and everyday life.
Spacetrawler – This comic manages to pull off a very dark storyline while being very, very funny – a rare feat! Unlike a lot of things that are dark and funny, it doesn’t rely soley on sociopathy for humour, but has likeable, even heroic, characters and a moral centre – without ever losing the laughs, even when the plot gets intense. Has lots of violence, a fair amount sex, and is not suitable for younger readers.
Comics by Emily Carroll – These aren’t webcomics in the sense of things with new pages that update regularly for a long period of time, but they’re definitely webcomics in the sense of being comics, on the web, and containing pure, unadulterated AWESOME! A wide variety of comics here, but all gorgeous and atmospheric. Be warned, some are very creepy, and not all suitable for all ages.
Digger – Sorry, no banner for this one, so you’ll just have to take my word for it: the art alone is worth reading all 800+ pages – striking, almost wood cut-like black and white. Plus, in the creator’s own words, “A wombat. A dead god. A very peculiar epic.” Need I say more?
Freakangels – Another one with no banner, and art so good it doesn’t need one. In a flooded, post-apocalyptic England, the group of young psychics who made it that way try to keep a little corner of the world safe. Warning: serious amounts of swearing, graphic sex and violence – this one’s definitely rated R.