Comic by Li Chen of Extra Ordinary
In your travels through the web-o-sphere, you may have come across The Oatmeal or XKCD. If not, consider it our present to you, and if so, then you are already familiar with The Oatmeal’s jocular take on everything from religion to misspelling to working on the web, and XKCD’s wry musings on the dangers of children’s names when it comes to database programming and politics.
Turns out, there are a whole bevy of other webcomics out there, many of them written and drawn by ladies, that are maybe not as well known, but just as likely to induce a belly laugh. Below, we give you five of our favorite ladies who draw.
Hark the Vagrant
Love Downton Abbey? Like your comedy with a side of historical reference? Oh come all ye faithful readers to Hark the Vagrant and her beautiful watercolor comics of Paul Revere (among others). Created by Toronto based Kate Beaton.
Kate or Die
Do you have to spend time with people who don’t get you? Have you dated people who don’t make you happy? Then Kate is your gal. You have to be with people who love your for who you actually are! Written by another Canadian Kate, Kate Leth.
Kim Gee Comics
This is my life. Ok, well, it’s Kim Gee’s life. But she, like me, lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, runs after the bus, and fantasies about moving to exotic locales like Austin, Portland, or Savannah!
This charming pencil drawn comic follows Jordan and Li in their familiar modern life. The about page says it all: “This is a web comic. I’m neat.” Written by illustrator Li Chen. What if you learned LISP?