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

Oh Joy Sex Toy, the book, volume 2 [NSFW] [YAY!]

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My favorite sex toy review/sex ed/reproductive health webcomic has just released its second collection, with 328 pages' worth of comics by Erica Moen and her guest-comics-creators. Read the rest

Bloom County on the heyday of newspaper funnies

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The triumphant return of Bloom County is a reminder of the glory days of newspaper funnies, but this weekend's color strip was a hell of a reminder of how far we've come since the newspapers were the home of our daily chuckle. Read the rest

The sad truth about your computer

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Another XKCD bullseye for Randall Munroe. It's all just a tangle of things you put in to fix the things that you put in to fix the things. As the tooltip says: Read the rest

Step Aside, Pops: a new Hark! A Vagrant! collection that delights and dazzles

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Canadian historian turned webcomics god Kate Beaton is back with her second Hark! A Vagrant! collection: Step Aside, Pops. Never before has history been so bitterly funny.

Read Ben Hatke's original Adventures of Little Robot

Gina from First Second writes, "Cory reviewed Ben Hatke's wonderful graphic novel LITTLE ROBOT last week -- this week, tor.com celebrates it by reprinting Ben's charming robot comic strip that inspired the book!" Read the rest

Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book: THING EXPLAINER

Coming this November (pre-order here), Thing Explainer expands the premise of Up Goer Five, Munroe's blueprint of the Saturn Five rocket that restricted its vocabulary to the thousand most common English words. Read the rest

Back a community makerspace, get a Dinosaur Comics laser-dino

Andy sez, "What could be better than dinosaurs? Dinosaurs made with lasers, of course! STEAMLabs community makerspace has been working with our friend Ryan North, author of Dinosaur Comics to bring you just that! There are 2 new rewards options for our Kickstarter to equip our makerspace." Read the rest

Kickstarting a second Oh Joy Sex Toy collection

The first collection of the smashing, sex-positive webcomic was such a success, they're doing it again! Read the rest

Kickstarting a new Girl Genius volume

Carol writes, "Phil and Kaja Foglio have recently launched the Kickstarter for the latest book in the Girl Genius graphic novel series, Girl Genius: The Beast of the Rails. (And they've already reached their basic funding goal!)" Read the rest

How medical abortion works

The latest Oh Joy Sex Toy webcomic covers medical abortion in its signature style: humane, thorough and approachable. Read the rest

If the foreign press treated American measles the way US media covered ebola

If Over There Was Like Over Here [Safwat Saleem] Read the rest

Discounted ebooks for readers who own Dilbert, Oatmeal and Nom Nom Paleo books

Peter writes, "Vancouver based ebook bundling start-up, Bitlit has signed a deal with Andrews McMeel publishing. The deal allows readers who own a paper copy of an Andrews McMeel book to get the eBook for 80% off. The deal includes comic collections from Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) and Scott Adams (Dilbert), and Michelle Tam's bestselling cookbook Nom Nom Paleo." Read the rest

XKCD versus neurobollocks

In his latest strip, fMRI, Randall "XKCD" Munroe nails the problems with brain imaging studies that claim to have found the neuroanatomical link between certain kinds of thoughts and regions of the brain (see 2013's Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience for more). Read the rest

XKCD versus neurobollocks

In his latest strip, fMRI, Randall "XKCD" Munroe nails the problems with brain imaging studies that claim to have found the neuroanatomical link between certain kinds of thoughts and regions of the brain (see 2013's Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience for more). Read the rest

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