Phoebe and her unicorn are back in Razzle Dazzle Unicorn!

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Since 2015, our family has been in love with Dana Simpson's Phoebe and Her Unicorn books, a kind of modern take on Calvin and Hobbes, only Calvin is an awesome little girl, Hobbes is a unicorn, and the parental figures can see and interact with the unicorn, but are not freaked out because she generates a SHIELD OF BORINGNESS. Now, the insanely prolific Simpson has released the fourth collection in the series: Razzle Dazzle Unicorn: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure.

Australian library releases free, remixable webcomics maker

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Australian libraries and games guy Matt Finch (previously) writes, "This year the Queensland State Library has designed and built a drag and drop comic maker for Fun Palaces and released the code on Github too. Read the rest

XKCD's massive, vertical climate change infographic

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Randall Munroe once again shows that he's one of the web's most talented storytellers, inventing ways of conveying information that use the web's affordances to novel and sharp effect (there's a reason he won a Hugo award). Read the rest

Funny new webcomic: Webcomic Name

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I'm enjoying the existential humor of Webcomic Name, a webcomic by Alex Norris. http://webcomicname.tumblr.com/post/148143828199/please-reblog http://webcomicname.tumblr.com/post/148007489824 Read the rest

The Death Way: comic tells the real world story of a 16 year old boy's escape from Syria

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Toby Morris (previously) uses animated gifs in his regular cartoon strip for a NZ website; this week, he writes, "I interviewed Hussam, a 16 year old Syrian refugee about how he escaped." Read the rest

Kickstarting the third Oh Joy Sex Toy anthology

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Following on the hugely successful publications of books one and two, Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan have launched a crowdfunding campaign for a third volume, collecting the excellent sex advice, erotica, and reviews from their brilliant webcomic. Read the rest

There's a new Hyperbole and a Half book coming!

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In 2014, Allie Brosh's outstanding, hilarious, and gut-wrenching webcomic Hyperbole and a Half made the jump to print with an incredible book (review); now Simon and Schuster have announced a followup, Solutions and Other Problems, to be published next October -- I just pre-ordered my copy! (via Wil Wheaton) Read the rest

Garden: XKCD's latest maddening, relaxing webtoy

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The latest XKCD is Garden, a webtoy that invites you to position lamps, adjust their spectrum and focus, and wait while your garden grows. Read the rest

XKCD is coming to America's science textbooks

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Textbook giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes Randall Munroe's amazing Thing Explainer, and a lucky accident happened when someone in the textbook division noticed Munroe's amazing explanatory graphics, annotated with simple language (the book restricts itself to the thousand most common English words) and decided to include some of them in the next editions of its high-school chemistry, biology and physics textbooks. Read the rest

Kickstarting the next Girl Genius collection

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Phil Foglio, co-creator of the amazing Girl Genius comics, writes, "We are Kickstarting our latest Girl Genius collection; City of Lightning through April 12." Read the rest

Coming Out Like a Porn Star: collected memoirs of sex workers

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Coming Out Like a Porn Star is genderqueer porn star Jiz Lee's new anthology collecting the personal stories of porn stars and other sex-trade workers, in which they describe "coming out" to their friends and family as workers in the trade. Read the rest

Mascot Zodiac: the animals inside us that let us be more than ourselves

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Last month at the LA Comics Arts Festival, I met David Wolter, a Dreamworks animator who draws the autiobiographical indie webcomic Mascot Zodiac. Read the rest

The changing world of webcomics business models

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Thom from the Shadowbinders podcast writes, "Journalist Brady Dale from the New York Observer joins us this episode (MP3) as we talk about the changing business model of webcomics. Are webcomics 'dead' -- or just evolving? How will social media play into the business model of digital comics going forward? And what about the money -- where is the MONEY?!" Read the rest

Do Androids Dream of Electric Victim-Blamers?

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Ever get into an online argument about someone with brown skin who'd been senselessly slaughtered by state-appointed law officers and start to feel like you're talking with someone who's not quite in possession of the full complement of human empathy? Read the rest

Solo: Hope Larson's webcomic of rock-n-roll, romance, and desperation

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On Saturday, I stopped in at the incredible Comc Arts LA indie comics fest and came away with a staggering double-load of amazing funnybooks, and the standout from that wonderful haul is Hope Larson's "Solo." Read the rest

Hoverboard: massive, mysterious XKCD game (with a hidden story?)

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Sgt Crispy writes, "XKCD creator Randall Munroe, has made a spiffy little hoverboard game. Looks to be small, however, when you realize that boundaries are made to be broken, A massive world opens up to be explored." Read the rest

"Sudo make me a sandwich": nerdier punchlines for a very nerdy XKCD

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XKCD 149, AKA Sandwich, is justly treasured as a classic of nerd humor, but there are plenty of other potential punchlines. Read the rest

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