Gaming webcomics aren’t a new phenomenon yet they still have a huge video game community online. Check out these top gaming webcomics for some great laughs today!
Penny-Arcade (PA for short) is the ultimate gaming webcomic. You simply must read PA if you consider yourself a hardcore gamer, PC guy or console fanboy. The guys behind PA, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, started doing webcomics in 1998 and have become one of the most famous set of names in video game webcomics history. Their online personas are Gabe and Tycho, two hilarious gamers that tackle all kinds of issues within the realm of gaming. PA is one of the longest-running webcomics and the creators are one of the few to actually earn a living from their webcomics and related work. They’ve released several book collections of their comics in print form, along with a computer games series (On the Rainslick Precipe of Darkness). Their webcomic is updated several times each week, with occasional themed “mini-series” (most are stand-alone though).
Created, written and drawn by Tim Buckley, CAD is a fun webcomic following the adventurers and mishaps of the protagonist, Ethan. CAD has garnered its fair share of critiscism over the years, courting controversy with some of its storylines (the miscarriage comic strip was heavily lampooned online) and the dialogue used by the characters. I have read CAD for several year, not as much recently, but it certainly is one of the top gaming webcomics online today, with a huge community and a dedication to gaming, both PC and console.
PvP, written by Scott Kurtz, is another blockbuster gamign webcomic. The art style is considerably different from that of PA or CAD, seemingly more like the art style you would encounter in newspaper comic strips. It’s enjoyable and has an enormous following amongst gamers. Kurtz has collaborated with the Penny-Arcade writers on a variety of comics and projects. PvP has a large host of characters, with the main ones being Cole Richards (the bald guy) and Brent Sienna (Wild hair dude).
Video Game Cats features two main character cats that take the role of video game characters. Created by Canadian Scott Ramsoomair, VG Cats has been nominated for several webcomic awards and has won two award in 2005 (Oustanding Gaming Comic and Outstanding Use of Color) and one in 2006 (Outstanding Gaming Comic) from the Web Cartoonist Choice Awards. The comic strip started on September 1, 2001 and has continued to be a success, with several spinoff comics also hosted on the main website for VG.