Sunday Comics: People Are So Stupid

Welcome to Kotaku's Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon. » 3/30/15 2:03am Monday 2:03am

A Short Comic About The Time New York Outlawed Pinball

Pinball may seem today like one of the most innocent of pastimes, but in 1942, the game was banned in New York City. Why? And what happened to all those machines? This short comic by Julia Wertz has the answer. » 3/27/15 2:40pm Friday 2:40pm

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A Girl Inherits A Wizard's House—And Discovers A War Happening Inside

When Henrietta Achilles, the protagonist of Haiko Hörnig's webcomic A House Divided, learns that she has inherited the estate of her "uncle," she's understandably suspicious. After all, she's never heard of him. But that's the least of her concerns when she shows up at the house and discovers there's a war going on. » 3/25/15 8:00am 3/25/15 8:00am

Sunday Comics: Stop Beating Things To Death

Welcome to Kotaku's Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon. » 3/22/15 2:56pm 3/22/15 2:56pm

A Must-Read Visual Essay On Ethnicity, Color, And Colorism In Comics

If you read one comic today, make it "Lighten Up," Ronald Wimberly's short essay about an interaction with an editor who asked Wimberly to lighten the skin tone of a comic book character, which left him with a single, frustrating question: Why? » 3/19/15 3:40pm 3/19/15 3:40pm

This Surreal Adventure Webcomic Should Be A Cartoon Network Show

Severin Piehl's Tove is one of those joyful webcomics that makes you want to go on endless adventures with its protagonist. In this case, those adventures involve a derelict spaceship, a group of guardian spirits living by a black hole, and a battle for the fate of the universe. Things get pretty weird. » 3/18/15 8:00am 3/18/15 8:00am

Here, Have Some Adorable Animal Humor

Rays and skates are members of a superorder of fishes called Batoidia (they're also in the subclass Elasmonbranchii, to which sharks also belong). Batoids are super weird. You should read about them. But for the purposes of this comic, what you need to know is that batoid undersides look like funny little faces. » 3/05/15 4:30pm 3/05/15 4:30pm

In A Webcomic Where Hair Indicates Magical Ability, One Witch Hides Hers

In Witchy, you can tell a person's magical ability by looking at their hair. Long-haired witches tend to be powerful — though if you're too powerful, you'll be burned by the state. That's why this comic's protagonist pretends her hair is short, although she also has the subpar magical ability to match. » 3/04/15 8:00am 3/04/15 8:00am

What Marvel Characters End Up Being Called In Other Languages

Along with the actual text and words of superhero tales getting translated abroad, the names of these characters also gets changed. Some are pretty literal and others, like Loki above, are a bit more descriptive. » 3/03/15 3:00am 3/03/15 3:00am

Kids Get Dropped Off At This Webcomic's Camp—And Never Go Home Again

Camp Weedonwantcha is a nature camp for kids who have been ditched. In this darkly funny webcomic, kids get dropped off one day at a camp with absolutely no adult supervision. Left to their own devices, they must survive the limited supplies, wild animals, and each other. » 2/25/15 8:00am 2/25/15 8:00am

Want To Start A Webcomic? Here's The Best Advice Around

Starting a webcomic has never been easier, but it can still be a bit intimidating. Fortunately, if you're looking for advice, there are plenty of comics professionals who've shared their experience, in the form of books, sites, and webcomics. Here are all the resources that will help you get started. » 2/24/15 12:00pm 2/24/15 12:00pm

This Wordless Webcomic Is The Perfect Myth To Brighten Your Winter

Winter is the perfect time to curl up and tell stories, and the webcomic Frostblight is a wonderful winter tale, a beautifully painted story about a fox, a bear, and what happens to the humans who invade their woods. » 2/23/15 2:40pm 2/23/15 2:40pm

A Webcomic About A Sworn Maiden, Raised As A Boy, And A Deadly Trial

The true sign that a webcomic is great is that, when you get to the most recent update, you find yourself clicking the "next" button, praying that there is more. That's how I felt reading Trial of the Sun, a webcomic about a sworn maiden, pledged to military service, who must embark on a deadly quest for his family. » 2/18/15 8:00am 2/18/15 8:00am

Sunday Comics: The Ocarina Of Time Management

Welcome to Kotaku's Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon. » 2/16/15 3:18am 2/16/15 3:18am

Webcomic Explains How Pythons Invaded Florida—And Why They're A Problem

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, but in the last 40 years, they've invaded the Florida Everglades, where their population has exploded. This short comic explains how Burmese pythons got there in the first place — and how it's wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. » 2/13/15 3:00pm 2/13/15 3:00pm

An Old Lady Saves Zeus' Life And He Tries To Repay Her...Awkwardly

Every year, the cartoonist Boulet makes an entire webcomic story in just 24 hours, and every year, it's incredibly fun. This year, Boulet spins a tale about an elderly widow who finds herself doing Zeus a favor, and doesn't much like how the king of the gods tries to repay her. » 2/11/15 8:00am 2/11/15 8:00am

In 2000, The X-Men Movie Pranked Congress

The first X-Men movie came out in 2000, long before all of our movie trailers started showing up on YouTube and clever marketing ploys could be forwarded with a click of the mouse. So the marketing department for X-Men decided to try something a bit silly: they played a joke on the people who open Congressional mail. » 1/29/15 1:00pm 1/29/15 1:00pm

An Animated Remake Of One Of The Year's Most Heartbreaking Webcomics

Owl Turd Comix's We Go Forward (by Shenanigansen) was one of our favorite webcomics of 2014, a surprisingly affecting tale set in a side-scrolling video game. Now YouTuber pipocaVFX has made an animated version of the comic. » 1/28/15 10:20am 1/28/15 10:20am

A Webcomic About A Witch Learning To Bake Without Magic—With Recipes!

Actually, there are two witches at the heart of Victoria Grace Elliott's webcomic balderdash! One is an elk rancher hoping to apprentice herself to a baker in a town that frowns upon magic. The other is a young sorceress running away from school. And we get to bake along with their adventures. » 1/28/15 8:00am 1/28/15 8:00am