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Comics were once a part of the morning routine, picking up the newspaper and turning to that page. Since social networks are our main source of news now, why not rekindle your love for the funnies in the same way: by following the best ones on social networks.

There are plenty of great tech webcomics that rival the quality and content of what you would get in print earlier, and most of them are quite active on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere. By following them in the right places, you can once again get a daily dose of laughs right alongside your daily news and updates.

Extra Life

ExtraLife

Scott Johnson has been drawing Extra Life since 2001, and he only gets better with age. Dave thinks it’s among the best webcomics for geeks 10 Awesome Webcomics Drawn Just For Geeks 10 Awesome Webcomics Drawn Just For Geeks Webcomics are arguably more popular now than they ever have been before. This is mainly due to a marked increase in the quality of content, with some webcomics being both magnificently written and magnificently drawn.... Read More , and rightly so, since technology, gaming, geek news and pop culture are Extra Life’s common themes. There are few cartoonists who do as good a job of marrying humour, language and art as Johnson does. He does wisecracks, puns, and great setups, so there’s plenty of variety too. You’ll be very glad if you follow him on social networks, where he often posts about his family, and puts up silly drawings like this Seal of Approval which cracked me up.

Follow Scott Johnson or Extra Life: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

IT Underworld

ITUnderworld

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I discovered Phil Johnson while researching this article and he ended up killing my productivity. Johnson is a writer and editor for IT World magazine where he draws his cartoons. Phil has a wonderful sense of humour and doesn’t rely on puns; his are more old-school newspaper cartoons where a single panel captures a trending event in a way that will have you chuckling.

Follow Phil Johnson or IT Underworld: Twitter | Google+ | Tumblr | Pinterest

PVP

PVP

At some point, PVP evolved from “a comic about the staff at a gaming magazine” into something more; it stopped being a nerd caricature and started being an all-round great comic strip. But creator Scott Kurtz still holds on to his geek roots and you will find some of the best tech jokes on this blog. Kurtz isn’t the best artist around, but he does a good job and has the ability to make you laugh with puerile humour, great puns and fantastic situational comedy. If you don’t fall in love with Skull the troll, you aren’t human.

Follow Scott Kurtz or PVP on: Twitter | Facebook

Hijinks Ensue

HijinksEnsue

Joel Watson has been drawing Hijinks Ensue since 2007, and you merely need to go to the early strips to see how much progress he has made as a cartoonist. Watson started off with loose dialogue, forced laughs and poor art but today, he makes every panel count. Pro tip: Hover your mouse over the comic strip for a tooltip with commentary from Watson -— it’s well worth it.

Follow Joel Watson or Hijinks Ensue: Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Tumblr

Ctrl Alt Del

CAD

Tim Buckley’s Ctrl Alt Del is perhaps the only webcomic I have seen that managed to reinvent itself by changing its main characters entirely. A year ago, he ended the storyline with the four previous protagonists of his comic (a guy obsessed with video games, his gamer girlfriend, his roommate and his robotic Xbox) and replaced them with “in-game characters” known only as Player 1, 2, 3 and 4. But the comic is still a great read. Go through the archives to read the original storyline and then catch up with the new one. It’s among the best gaming webcomics 10 Great Online Gaming Webcomics! 10 Great Online Gaming Webcomics! Read More out there.

Follow Ctrl Alt Del: Twitter | Facebook

Little Gamers

LittleGamers

Cute art? Check. Cute art that swears a lot? Check. Cute art that swears a lot and has unnecessary gore and violence? Check. Cute art that swears a lot and has unnecessary gore and violence but pulls it all together to be hilarious? Follow. Not for kids, obviously!

Follow Little Gamers: Twitter

PC Weenies

PCWeenies

Krishna M. Sadasivam’s webcomic is 15 years old, but there’s a whole lot of awesomeness in those archives. The PC Weenies humour is heavily dependent on knowing the characters and the storyline, so I recommend you start reading from the first strip. Jumping in randomly won’t really let you appreciate this strip, but if you become a follower, you’ll need your fix every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Follow PC Weenies or Krishna M. Sadasivam: Twitter

Too Famous To List

There are a few webcomics that are so famous and awesome that you don’t really need an introduction to them any more. Here’s where you can follow them on social networks:

Follow Penny Arcade: Twitter (Tycho) | Twitter (Gabe) | Facebook

Follow XKCD: Facebook

Follow The Oatmeal: Twitter | Facebook

Follow The Joy Of Tech: Twitter | Facebook

Your Comics!

If these webcomics have inspired you into making your own cool funnies, it’s not as difficult as you think. Here are 5 great tools to create a webcomic 5 Tools To Create An Online Comic 5 Tools To Create An Online Comic Once the exclusive domain of geeks, comics are now very much a mainstream phenomenon. This means that anyone, and I mean anyone, can create a great comic if they have the will to do so. Read More , and if you do, share yours in the comments so we can have a look!

Are there some hilarious tech comics that should be on the list? Tell us about them!

  1. Elpprod
    December 19, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Just started doing webcomics earlier this year. My sight is elpp.biz I do daily doodles and then post random comics. I update weekly space empress.

  2. Leah
    December 12, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    One of my favorites is Bug Comic (you can locate it at bugcomic.com or bugmartini.com)

  3. Beaker
    December 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I just started reading Lunar Balloon and I have been enjoying it. Lunar Balloon, authored by a Canadian school teacher, follows the adventures of the main character, his wife, and his son. The main character can be described as a geek, and often tries to find ways to have his son follow in his geeky footsteps. It is remarkable on how the author can tug at your heartstrings with a few black and white comics.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      I can't find Lunar Balloon. Did you mean Lunar Baboon by any chance? Seems similar to what you described. If not, could you link me to Lunar Balloon please, would love to check it out. Thanks!

      Here's Lunar Baboon
      http://www.lunarbaboon.com/

    • beaker
      December 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      You are correct. In my bookmarks, i have it as lunarballoon. Wish there was a way for me to edit my comment.

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