I wrote a post about fantasy web comics I enjoy a few months ago. I never intended to write a follow up but there are three more comics I’ve been reading regularly that I felt like sharing.
Hark! A Vagrant: Written by Kate Beaton, these comics more often deal with history (especially her native Canadian) and literature than fantasy. But some of that literature is very healthily within the fantasy range (see, for instance, her take on Dracula). She’s certainly not above superheros (Wonder Woman, X-Men) or legendary characters (Robin Hood), and she loves her some mermaids (Part 1 of a 7 part story starts here, and a couple stand alone comics here and here). Also, fairy tales! She’s taking a bit of a breather from regular comic updates on her site (thanks to her recently published book) but she does have a tumblr page that she keeps updated with funny and interesting tidbits.
Wondermark: David Malki! (the exclamation point is very important) takes pictures from old papers and books and creates comics from them. They are very, very silly comics. Many of his comics seem to fall solidly in the “steampunk” category as most of the characters have a Victorian look to them and he loves over-the-top inventions. Crazy animals make frequent appearances and there is also a recurring alien character from the planet Gax. Malki has been creating these comics since 2003 so there are a lot of them to go through. But they are all worth it. Every. Single. One.
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: Words can not express how much I love this comic. Dr. Mcninja is a 35 year old ninja. But he’s also a doctor. This is a huge disappointment to his parents because Dr. McNinja is descended from a long line of Irish ninjas. Yes, Irish. The doctor runs a private practice with his receptionist, Judy (a gorilla) and his 12 year old side kick, Gordito. Who rides a raptor named Yoshi and grew a mustache through sheer force of will. It’s silly, it’s funny, it’s amazingly awesome and you can start reading it here.