Sites I Love
Girl Genius presents an alternate history “where the Industrial Revolution has escalated into an all-out war” due to the battles between “Sparks” – highly charismatic mad scientists with supernormal abilities in one or more sciences. The main character, Agatha Heterodyne, at first seems to be nothing more than a struggling student at Transylvania Polygnostic University, but when Baron Klaus Wulfenbach and his son come to investigate irregularities at the university, a seemingly unrelated sequence of events leads to Agatha awakening to her family’s genetic inheritance and their secrets. The people she meets as she flees the Baron will either help her or try to use her, but in the Wastelands of devastated Europe, trust can be hard to win.
Gunnerkrigg Court chronicles the experiences of Antimony Carver, a girl who attends school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court, and the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the things she causes to happen as she and her new friend, Kat, unravel the mysteries of the Court. Antimony and Kat deal with the everyday adventures of growing up at a school that has robots running around alongside body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature.
A slice-of-life webcomic written and drawn by Jeph Jacques, the plot of Questionable Content centers around the life of Marten Reed, an indie rock aficionado; his roommate, Faye Whitaker; and Faye’s boss, Dora Bianchi. Supporting characters include employees of the local coffee shop, neighbours and anthropomorphized personal computers (my favorites!).
Miharu is an outgoing high school student who enjoys eating and hanging out with friends. She comes home one day to discover she’s an unwilling candidate for an arranged marriage to Kazuo Fujiwara. The only problem is she realizes that she actually LIKES Kazuo. Unfortunately, the two eventually break up. Miharu is left to rediscover herself now that she is alone.
Skindeep chronicles the life of college freshman Michelle Jocasta who discovers by accident that she is not a human, as she thought all her life, but actually the last of the mythic race of sphinxes. Fortunately for Michelle, she is not alone in her creature-ness, for coincidentally (or is it?) her roommate Meriel, and two new college chums Jim and Greg are ALSO creatures. Together they battle crazy undead sasquatches called Momos, demons with bad attitudes, get cryptid messages from the shade of Michelle’s dead dad and enjoy a healthy dose of sarcasm.
Meet Mark, a relatively ordinary guy who is still coming to terms with his geekiness. He seems very straight-laced, but is inexplicably drawn to his newfound hobbies. He often considers new games and activities to be “too weird” at first, but invariably grows to love them. Mark is always geeking out over his latest craze, but continues to deny that he is a “geek”.