The Rise of Web Comics

PBS Arts
Mar 15, 2013 3:29PM

The internet has given birth to yet another new medium: web comics. Moving beyond the restrictions of print, web comic artists interact directly with audiences who share their own unique worldview, and create stories that are often embedded in innovative formats only possible online. Sometimes funny, sometimes personal, and almost always weird, web comic creators have taken the comic strip art form to new, mature, and artistic heights.

Featuring: Christina Xu, Breadpig 

Nick Gurewitch, Perry Bible Fellowship 

Sam Brown, Exploding Dog 

Lucy Knisley, Stop Paying Attention

Andrew Hussie, Homestuck 

Other Comics Featured: XKCD 

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal 

Diesel Sweeties 

Johnny Wander 

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