Sometimes, writing a single panel gag is more difficult that writing an entire story. Just ask Gary Larson, creator of the hilarious Far Side. Having only one panel to tell your story and make your readers laugh is a difficult undertaking. Today, we showcase those creators who choose to go down this brain-racking task in the hopes of giving us just a few seconds of entertainment.
If you’re new to this, here’s the scoop: Each Wednesday we will showcase five indie web comics. Each will be categorized and will be judged by ART, STORY and APPEAL. This will give you an opportunity to support indie artists and the amazing work they do.
This weeks comics will explore SINGLE PANEL GAGS. Without further ado, let’s GO!:
Comic: Agent-X Comics
Story& Art: Scott Hampson
About: Scott Hampson is an illustrator and comic artist located in Brisbane, Australia. His comics often make fun of social media networks and internet culture in general. To date, his comics have made fun of many things, including Twitter, Facebook, Friendster, the Fail Whale, Pacman and Ronald McDonald. But fear not! There are many more still waiting (such as dinosaurs, aliens & small fluffy puppies).
Comic: What The Gregg
Story & Art: GriDD Consultancy
About: Gregg is comments on office life, the internet and games. Concentrating on workplace humor, Gregg shows us how ridiculous our everyday lives can be. The brainchild of the employees of Dutch company GriDD Consultancy, What The Gregg is sure to make you appreciate your boring, mundane job.
Comic: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Story & Art: Zach Weiner
About: Since 2002, Zach Weiner has been making smart, funny comics in his playful artistic style. Touching on subjects ranging from Anti-Feminism to the divinity of hard liquor, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is always humorous and never predictable. What’s more, you can even own your own copy of SMBC, which you can leave on your coffee table to keep your company entertained!
Comic: Spud Comics
Story & Art: Lonnie Easterling
About: Spud Comics is the second comic creation from writer/artist Lonnie Easterling. Having grown bored with a weekly, character-driven strip, Easterling found that the niche of single-panel gag strips was severely lacking and decided to work at filling that niche. Spud Comics lambastes everything from comic book characters, to fairy tales, to rebellious squirrels.
Want to share your favorite indie web or print comic? Feel free to comment below! I would love to add them to my list. Also feel free to visit my Facebook Wall to chat with these and other Indie comic creators.