In the spirit of showing that dominant women have interests that have nothing to do with kink (and because my brain is tired), I’m going to ramble a little bit about webcomics I like.
Right now I’m catching up on Questionable Content (not as questionable as it sounds!) by Jeph Jaques, which is about, to quote the FAQ “romance, indie rock, little robots, and the problems people have. For a more detailed explanation (including spoilers, beware) why not check out the WikiPedia page?” The world it’s set in is almost like ours except for the occasional robots. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s sad, but the characters are so vivid and relatable that you can’t help caring about them.
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell is also excellent. It’s a fantasy story about a girl named Antimony Carver who attends school at Gunnerkrigg Court. The world it’s set in is fascinating, but I don’t want to say too much and spoil it. I will say that I really like how the author is comfortable letting the world be mysterious and doesn’t explain everything right away.
One of my favourites is A Softer World. This one doesn’t have an ongoing narrative, each comic is a set of photographs by Emily Horne captioned by Joey Comeau. A softer world often has a black humor that really does it for me. Here are some of my favourites.
Chaos Life and Finding Chaos are both done by A. Stiffler and K. Copeland. Chaos Life is an adorable semi-autobiographical comic about A, K, and their cats, and Finding Chaos is a really good urban fantasy. I have to laugh at myself for this one because I’ve been reading Chaos Life for quite a while and only just realized that if Chaos Life is at chaoslife.findingchaos.com, maybe there’s something else interesting at findingchaos.com. Bad nerd, no twinkie!
Oglaf is mostly a charmingly weird sex comedy, and sometimes just charmingly weird. Don’t forget the mouseover text when you read this one, it’s amazing.
Lackadaisy Cats by Tracy J. Butler doesn’t update very often, which will make perfect sense when you see it. Each page is incredibly detailed, it must take ages to create one. Lackadaisy Cats follows the story of a group of prohibition era rum runners in a world populated by anthropomorphic cats. The art in this one is amazing, you should check it out for that alone.
YU + ME: dream by Megan Rose Gedris is, in her own words: “a surreal love story. It is part high school romance, part journey/adventure story, and part total-mind-fuck. It is a complete story, so you don’t have to wait for updates!” Or to give you a little more detail “Fiona Thompson goes to Catholic high school. She doesn’t have much in the way of friends until she meets Lia, a new girl at school. The two begin a relationship. Meanwhile, the people in her life begin acting strangely, and her parents are hiding someone from her past from reaching her. Just when she thinks she has it all figured out, she discovers that the past six months of her life were just a dream while she was in a coma. It’d be very cliche, if that was the end of the story. But Fiona finds her way back into the Dream World, ruled by a mysterious girl called Sadako. Now she’s literally searching for the girl of her dreams.”
Templar, Arizona, by Spike is also a fun read. She says that “Templar, Arizona is a story about a town that doesn’t exist, and the people who live there. I alternately describe it as speculative fiction, an alternate timeline, and an alternate history.” Spike also runs Iron Circus Comics, a small publishing company that puts out comics like Smut Peddlar, which is an amazing (and award winning!) anthology of woman friendly erotic comics, Poorcraft, which is a really informative comic book about living well on little money, and Sleep of Reason, a horror anthology which I haven’t read but can safely assume is awesome given everything else Spike has done.
Go forth and read!