Today, I would like to digress from usual conversation a bit. There was once a time that comic books were considered a waste of time and/or only for children.
Only in Japan (where manga were run) had a successful run for adults. Comics like Chacha Chowdhary, Billu or Nagraj, Dhruv were a rage among kids. I do not know what their status is now. Growing up you have to leave something behind.
Then of course came the internet and everything changed….
The way we consume data changed so much that all the old time things came back from the dead. Suddenly, the comics were everywhere on the internet.
Right now, facebook is filled with them (Rage Comics). I, though, would like to talk about a few comics that are not just funny but exciting and thought provoking. A few you must have heard about, if you have any interest in comics.
These comics are like Manga (updated everyday or a few days a week) and can act as stress buster during long work hours.
The Top 5 Online Comics that you must Follow
To be honest, if you are on internet, you have read this. Maybe not knowing it was XKCD but you must have. With a hint of science in it, this is the comic version of Big Bang Theory. It is usually a single frame that contains layered humour. Do not forget to hover over the picture to read the additional snippet. One more blog “What if?” by the same author is worth following as well. Though it will only attract the thought experimenters.
2. PHD Comics
This one is a must for all doing a PHD. During my Post Graduation I found so many similarities that it made me felt that every student around the world is connected to me somehow. This follows the journey of PHD students as they try to please their Professors and balance their life.
3. The Oatmeal
This comic is different from the others. This comic takes some wild idea and writes a whole article-infographic type comic on it. Recently, a donation campaign was run on this comic and it got twice as much money as needed which is a good measure of its quality and fan-following.
4. Zen Pencils
If someone is in need of inspiration I would suggest nothing else. The author of the blog takes up a particular quote and fills the canvas with his imagination. Humour is not the primary objective but boy if it makes your heart fill with determination. Personally, I feel this should be made mandatory in Offices and Schools to read. Yes! It is that good.
Earlier named Wulffmorgenthaler, this comic is dark and deep. I will be honest in saying it is not for the weak and sensitive. The jokes are sometimes harsh but they are pin point and sometimes pick up a social issue that we might not be aware of or have been ignoring. It is one of the first comics I started following and it has never failed to tickle my funny bone and mind at the same time.
I hope these comics bring to your life a variety and change from the mundane routines that we all have to follow.
And BTW, we also publish Toons every now and then… Check them out if you have already not!