webcomics I think you should be reading

Earlier this week I shared with you recommendations of webcomics that the panel at RavenCon recommended, which were, for the most part, new to me. Here is my current list of must-reads:

  • Alien Loves Predator – using action figures from the Alien and Predator movies, this comic tells the story of two guys who are friends and roommates in modern-day NYC
  • DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary – autobiographical, irreverant, and geeky
  • The Devil’s Panties – autobiographical, irreverant, and geeky — and frequently located at science fiction & fantasy conventions
  • Girls With Slingshots – “two girls, a bar, and a talking cactus”
  • My Life In A Cube – office humor, often drawn on used office materials or other found objects
  • Questionable Content – indie rock, coffee, hipsters, and complicated relationships — also, wicked funny
  • Sheldon – about a young, geeky genious living with his grandfather, a talking duck with an adopted lizard, and a pug — I don’t know what it is about the writing, but it cracks me up every time
  • Shelf Check – social commentary and public library worklife
  • Unshelved – written by a librarian, drawn by a cartoonist
  • User Friendly – poorly drawn, but often rather amusing glimpses of the trials and tribulations of working at a small ISP
  • Wondermark – historical line drawings remixed with a healthy dose of humor and pacing
  • xkcd – “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language”

star wars reference convergence

3PO! Shut down all the garbage mashers on the detention level!

Yesterday I caught up on reading librarian blogs, and several of them I had not read since mid-February. One of those was the Librarian in Black, who may be prolific in the number of posts, but is thankfully brief in the content of those posts. Back in February, she pointed to a site that has a large collection of funny cat pictures. One of them includes a reference to a scene in Star Wars: A New Hope. It made me chuckle at the time, and then I saw today’s Unshelved strip. I just spent the past fifteen minutes trying to remember where I had seen something like that recently. Finally, after searching the past few days worth of comics, I remembered the cat picture site. Whew!

digg it

I digg Unshelved.

Today’s Unshelved has Merv plotting to get on the front page of Digg by drawing a cartoon about Digg. It hasn’t gotten to the front page yet, but as of writing this entry, it has been dugg 17 times. C’mon. Digg it. You know you want to.

Having been a member of a cabal that was banned from Digg for promoting quality (and relevant) stories on Digg, this cartoon ads another level of teh funny for me.