Reading the Sunday comics in the local newspaper is a nostalgic pastime for many, but there are many more excellent comic artists and writers out there making some fantastic art, besides just the ones with a weekly byline. No matter what your taste, there’s a new favorite waiting for you to discover. Some of the internet’s favorite writers have had careers launched on platforms like Webtoons and Comixology, or through subscription based Patreon, and are now publishing comic anthologies, making your dose of the weekly funnies as easy to get as binging a new show on Netflix.
Nathan W. Pyle’s wildly popular Instagram account gives a sampling of some of his funniest pieces from Strange Planet, a re-examining of the everyday and mundane through new eyes. You’ll laugh at his apt descriptions of how strange human behaviors is, and if you have young children they are guaranteed to mimic the oddball phrases Pyle uses to highlight some of life’s absurdities. His second book was just published, and it doubles down on his mastery of storytelling.
Sarah Andersen deftly captures the misadventures of independence, dating, and trying to figure out exactly when adulthood kicks in in part one of a four-volume series. Relatable to everyone who has tried dating since the invention of the internet, it’s a collection of relatable musings about coming-of-age in the modern world, that bridges the generation gaps from Gen X to Zoomers.