Kids love webcomics! Adults love comics “meant for kids,” too! Here are webcomics everyone can enjoy. It’s a Top Ten Countdown of the best All Age Webcomics out there on the interwebs!
#10 The Last of the Polar Bears by Lindsay Cibos
Global warming is destroying the polar ice caps and a mom polar bear and her cubs struggle to survive. The landscapes are stark, the storyline can be desolate, but the bleakness is offset by hope and polar bear cuddliness.
#9 Ellie on Planet X by James Anderson
Ellie is a robot sent to explore Planet X but crash lands in the wrong location. No matter! She will adventure and make friends right where she’s at. The artwork mixes oranges, blue, and purples to create a detailed and surreal world. Funny and poetic simultaneously.
#8 The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
Superhero Girl is a charming Canadian with powers that tangles with aliens, ninjas, villains, sibling rivalry, and annoying bits of daily life. Not to be missed!
#7 Oyster War by Ben Towle
This ongoing series is based on Civil War history: In 1830 Maryland passed an ordinance to only allow state residents to harvest Oysters. Virginians continued to hoard delicious oysters regardless of the law. Everyone got all tense about the dredging and the situation took a turn for the worse when the war started. Suddenly there were Oyster Pirates. This about those pirates and drawn with inky, chunky illustrations on an ocean setting. A 2013 Eisner Award nominee for Best Digital Comic
#6 JL8 by Yale Stewart
It’s the Justice League when they were eight years old! This webcomic has the look of a Sunday Newspaper funny page. Their relationships have all of the complexity of elementary school kids (no snark implied; eight year olds have intense social situations). There are loads of tiny thrills, like seeing Lex Luthor with a full head of hair. A fun read for everyone that likes superheroes. Note: This webcomic has no affiliation with DC Comics (which is a plus if you ask me).
#5 Gronk by Katie Cook
A little monster is so cute that she can’t scare anybody. Take a second and look at how cute she is.She’s rejected by Monster Society and sad walks her way out of the Deep Woods with nothing but an old-timey bindle. Then everything stops being sad when she makes friends with Dale, Harli, and Kitty. At times this is overwhelmingly sweet, but it’s never too adorable.
#4 Dinosaur Comics by Ryan North
An oldie but a goodie with dialogue so funny that the strip doesn’t even need to change its look. Which is good because nothing has ever changed in the paneling. T-Rex, Utahraptor and Dromiceiomimus have been online since 2003; that’s eleven years worth of hearty laughs.
#3 Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge
Sticks Angelica is a Canadian Olympian, poet, scholar, sculptor, minister, activist, governor general, entrepreneur, line cook, headmistress, mountie, columnist, libertarian, and cellist. She is as varied as the artwork of the strip itself. Beautiful.
#2 Camp Weedonwantcha by Katie Rice and Adam Wallander
On the surface level this is a relatable and funny look at kid’s summer camps. On a deeper level, it is an eerie story of abandoned children adjusting to life without adult supervision. Malachi, Seventeen, and Brian become close friends in a fun, scary place. Winner of the Penny-Arcade Strip Search
#1 Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kerschl
Charles Christopher is a bumbling, quiet sasquatch that finds himself embroiled in a mystery that has yet to be revealed. This comic has party animals, spirits, hunters, and woodland eccentrics. Do yourself a favor and dive into this 2011 Eisner Award Winner for Best Digital Comic.