Weekly art websites: webcomics and online cartoons
Wednesday 14 July 2010
This week's selection highlights the work and websites of animators and cartoon creators making it big on the internet.
The Oatmeal - http://theoatmeal.com/
Artist and web designer Matthew Inman is the one-man team responsible for creating and drawing the viral cartoon sensations found on The Oatmeal.
Hyperbole and a Half - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
The internet has proved that you don't have to have a knack for complicated, detailed drawings if you want your cartoons to spread around the internet - sometimes a quirky style and good ideas are enough to get your drawings plastered everywhere on the web.
Cyanide and Happiness - http://www.explosm.net/
Explosm is home to Cyanide and Happiness, the cynical stick-figure cartoons written by Kris Wilson, Matt Melvin, Rob DenBleyker and Dave McElfatrick.
The Perry Bible Fellowship - http://pbfcomics.com
The Perry Bible Fellowship is a webcomic that is as diverse as it is entertaining. The artwork ranges from simple figures with dots for eyes to painstakingly detailed works of art.
Ctrl+Alt+Del - http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/
Ctrl+Alt+Del (also known as CAD) is a comic and animated web series that focuses on characters with a passion for video games.
Randall Munroe is the artist behind the xkcd webcomics, an online comic strip that clashes "romance, sarcasm, math, and language" with stick men (and occasionally, a beautifully drawn backdrop).
Girl Genius - http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/
Once upon a time Girl Genius was just a comic book, now the "gaslamp fantasy" has been turned into a web comic and is read by a faithful bunch of fans who can't get enough of the Victorian-style tech and clanking airships featured in the comics.
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre