+$Web comics are an entertaining pastime, and the imagination and creativity at work is inspirational. Due to their accessibility on your mobile device, it's easy to find new ones whilst on the move so they're a great alternative to endlessly scrolling down your social media feed. To top it all off, web comics are also free so there's no excuse not to peruse the awesome examples out there. We've picked some of the best web comics for you to explore in this article.

+$Many of the world's most well-known fictional characters were born out of comics. Superheroes such as Superman, Batman and Spider-Man have piqued the interest of generations of readers and spawned big-budget movie spin offs too. They're so successful that, despite the rise of the internet, the printed comic industry is still booming.

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+$01. The Wormworld Saga

+$With an Alice in Wonderland-style premise, this super-modern comic takes you on an epic adventure+$(Image credit: Daniel Lieske)

+$The Wormworld Saga+$, by Daniel Lieske, stars teenager Jonas Berg. He is the archetypal dreamer, frequently lambasted for being in his own world. One summer, he falls down a portal to another world, and the following chapters track his adventures. It's a premise that's reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland but the adventures inhabit a very different world. The illustrations are phenomenal and the plot twists and turns. There are currently nine chapters to explore.

+$02. Cartoon Connie

+$A great depiction of an introverted type navigating life in the city+$(Image credit: Connie J. Sun)

+$Cartoon Connie+$is a web comic blog courtesy of cartoonist and writer, Connie Sun. Her illustrations depict the life and mind of a socially awkward, single, city-dwelling human and her wise elephant companion. With subjects spanning the US Democratic Party debates and people she's seen on the subway, this is an intimate and honest cartoon that speaks to the heart.

+$03. Hyperallergic

+$This comic strip is an amusing horoscope for artists+$(Image credit: Jack Sjogren)

+$Hyperallergic+$is an online art-focused magazine. With content ranging from podcasts to reviews, it also has its own comic section that has new work uploaded frequently by its contributing artists. These vary from light-hearted examples such as What's in the Stars for Artists (the humorous horoscope comic above), to more hard-hitting news pieces like How to End a Protest, a six-part series regarding the protests at Whitney Museum.

+$04. Nedroid

+$Bearato has been running since 2006+$(Image credit: Anthony Clark)

Nedroid+$(pronounced 'NEH-droid') is a web comic by artist Anthony Clark. He has his fingers in a few different comic pies, but is best known for a goofy comic series featuring Beartato – a potato/bear hybrid, of course – that has been running since 2006.

+$05. Moonbeard

+$These comics by James Squires are worth checking out+$(Image credit: James Squires)

+$James Squires, the artist behind web comicMoonbeard+$, is an illustrator based in New Zealand who describes himself as a 'delusional comic person, coffee drinker, cat owner'. These surreal, standalone cartoons often feature surprising twists, and they're well worth a browse. You can also browse his work via hisInstagram Feed

+$06. Webcomic Name

+$Alex Norris' comic is a firm favourite+$(Image credit: Alex Norris)

Webcomic名称+$first appeared in July 2016 and swiftly became a firm favourite. It's the work of UK-based artist亚历克斯诺里斯它永远不会让我们用它出色的天真艺术品,破旧的人物和简单的笑话来娱乐我们,通常会以Webcomic Name的主题“哦不”为标题。它不应该真正起作用,但每次都是如此。

+$07. Bird Boy

+$Bird boy has been compiled into Graphic Novels+$(Image credit: Anne Szabla)

+$Anne Szabla's鸟男孩+$follows the story of Bali, a 10-year-old Nuru boy who is keen to prove his worth to his tribe. After being banned from the ceremony that would make him an adult, he stumbles upon a legendary weapon and must flee across a dangerous land of gods, men and beasts to prevent it falling into the wrong hands.

这个故事被Darkhorse漫画收集,并被编译成图画小说鸟男孩第1卷:马里玛尼的剑鸟男孩第2卷:Liminal Wood。 Mike Mignola竖起大拇指,绝对值得一试。

+$08. Hark! A Vagrant

+$This series has won Kate Beaton multiple awards+$(Image credit: Kate Beaton)

+$With Hark! A Vagrant+$, Canadian comic artist Kate Beaton, blended her expertise in history and anthropology with a talent for visual storytelling to give us this popular webcomic. Kate started the web strip during her breaks from her day job and they were all created in MS Paint (really).


+$09. Necropolis

+$This strip hasn't been updated for a while but we're keeping our fingers crossed for more from Jake Wyatt+$(Image credit: Jake Wyatt)

+$Written and drawn by Jake Wyatt with a helping hand from Kathryn Wyatt,墓地+$is an ongoing fantasy web comic is the tale of one girl's quest for revenge. This web comic is updated every Wednesday, and has gained popularity for its stunning visuals and engaging story. When the story finishes (we're not sure when this will be yet), there are plans to released by Image Comics as a print version.

+$10. The Sad Ghost Club

+$This comic has a cult following, and merchandise+$(Image credit: Lize Meddings/Laura Jayne Cox)

由......运营Lize Meddings劳拉杰恩考克斯悲伤的幽灵俱乐部+$is a web comic with a cult following. "The Sad Ghost Club is a club for anyone who’s ever felt sad or lost," they explain in their manifesto. "It's the club for those who don’t feel like they're part of any other club; we love creating comics and zines to highlight the issues that a lot of ghosties go through."

这些二人组合分为手提袋,无袖衫,T恤,徽章等等,他们的故事与他们孤独的小幽灵的故事有很长的路要走。 Meddings和Cox的方法确保你会在每个故事中微笑,因为你知道你毕竟并不孤单。

+$11. Oglaf

+$Oglaf is sexual in nature+$(Image credit: Trudy Cooper/Doug Bayne)

+$Created by Trudy Cooper and Doug Bayne,Oglaf+$is often a very NSFW web comic centred on a medieval fantasy realm which is decidedly sexual in nature. Not for the faint-hearted, Cooper and Bayne bring their world to life through hilarious short stories and inspirational illustrations – just don't let your boss catch you reading it.

+$12. The Order of the Stick

+$You can buy calendars+$(Image credit: Rich Burlew)

+$If you've embarked on role-playing games or dipped your toes into the world of medieval fantasy stories, you'll know that people tend to take both very seriously.棒的顺序+$is a web comic that pokes fun at the subjects with a unique flair. It was created by artist Rich Burlew, who brings the stick figure into the modern age.

+$13. Botched Spot

+$A parody of wrestling culture+$(Image credit: James Hornsby)

+$Artist and writer James Hornsby has been parodying and lampooning professional wrestling culture with his hilariousBotched Spot+$ever since 2008. Creating his own characters including Olav Orlav and Rad Bad DeBone, this is one of those web comics that anyone can enjoy – whether you like wrestling or not.

+$14. Deathbulge

+$Illustrator Dan draws whatever he feels like+$(Image Credit: Dan)

Deathbulge+$was initially a comic series about a death metal band, but illustrator and writer Dan came to believe that was too limiting, so decided to draw whatever he felt like but with some firm favourite reoccurring characters. It seems his change in direction worked, as the web comic has become a firm favourite among web comic fans. He has currently paused output as he's working on the video game of the comic.

+$15. Scary Go Round

+$Multiple stories share the same universe+$(Image credit: John Allison)

可怕的围棋+$is the home of the web comics of John Allison. There are a few different stories there, all of which form part of a shared universe, and take place around the city of Tackleford. The most recent comic, Giant Days, follows regular Esther de Groot as she attends university. An inventive web comic with colourful illustrations and witty dialogue that MTV favourite Daria would be proud of. The artist has taken a break and posted a link to+$Bobbins.horse+$, where he says there will be new content.

+$16. You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

+$Although it's usually a printed comic, new content is always being added to Tom Gauld's site+$(Image credit: Tom Gauld)

汤姆高尔德+$is a hero of sorts among the illustrator and comic-loving crowd. Based in London, not only does he draw a regular cartoon for the Guardian newspaper, he's also created a number of comic books. Although你只是嫉妒我的Jetpack+$is indeed, a printed publication, you can sample its delights on his Tumblr.

+$17. Sketchbook Diaries

Gemma Correll在她的日常日记中描绘了她“大多无聊”的生活+$(Image credit: Gemma Correll)

杰玛·科雷尔+$, Illustrator Of+$Daily Diary+$, describes herself as a cartoonist, writer, illustrator and all-round small person. It's arguable whether her sketchbook diaries technically count as a web comic, but they're so charming that we just had to include them here. Charting her 'mostly boring' life, cute illustrations teamed with refreshingly honest observations make for some delightful reading.