Ahhh, yes, the comic. Long have we enjoyed the wonderful humor of such comics as Calvin and Hobbes along with the episodic adventures of Prince Valiant and the soap-opera esque Mary Worth in our newspapers. With the advent of the intarwebnet, there are a whole slew of webcomics out there, finding their way to the hearts and souls of readers everywhere not through newspapers, but through websites. So I present this topic. What are some of the webcomics you enjoy reading and why? This may be a great opportunity to share what webcomics you enjoy and maybe turn on a new reader to something they may otherwise be unable to find. Some of my favorite webcomics: 1) PhD (Piled Higher and Deeper) by Jorge Cham. www.phdcomics.com. I absolutely love this comic because I relate to it so much, being a PhD grad student. The characters are all archetypes I have seen in grad school. It offers a humorous look at the un-life of graduate school. I love it, but some of my friends find it depressing because it is too true. 2) Least I Could Do by Ryan Sohmer and Chad W.M. Porter. www.leasticoulddo.com. Ever since Chad W.M. Porter was brought on as illustrator, the comic is great. I love his art style. He draws women very well. The comic isn't exactly high brow humor. It's pretty much about a surprisingly lovable womanizer's pursuit of life, liberty, and wanton sex. I generally find it very funny and amusing, with a great cast. What makes protagonist Rayne Summers cool to me is his confidence, particularly in his love of non-studly/"geeky" stuff like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings (he is often in costume.) Oftentimes I just want to be entertained without having to think too much, and LICD does that for me. 3) Flip Side by Brion Foulke. www.flipsidecomics.com. I found this one somewhat by accident the other day and have since read all of Book 0 and what's been written of Book 1. I love the art style and the characters are terrific. Maytag is one of the most charismatic protagonists I've encountered in a good while. She's pragmatically wise, yet with a youthful exuberance that often leads to trouble. She always seems in complete control of any situation she encounters and I am amazed that she finds it in her heart to love everyone- even the most detestable people. She's pretty deep, and it's her interactions and interpersonal relationships with people that keep me wanting to read more. Granted, her liberal attitudes towards sex catch people off guard (characters and perhaps readers alike) but it is very refreshing to see such a well-balanced and almost self-actualized heroine own her sexuality the way she does. I'm normally not big on fantasy, but this is really good. It's fantasy with a modern attitude. EDIT: Occasionally, I check out Sexy Losers (http://www.sexylosers.com). Some of the stuff there is just off the freakin' chain (like the arc about Kenta and his mom.) Risque to the max. Taboolicious.