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.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Businessman charged £75 for three small bottles of water in London hotel
Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Game of Thrones season 4 blooper reel unveiled at Comic-Con 2014
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 teaser trailer sees Katniss lead rebellion against the Capitol
The Simpsons Family Guy trailer: First look at crossover episode after Comic-Con debut
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace