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Frankenstein’s Support Group for Misunderstood Monsters: Chapter 10


Last time: Baba Yaga's heart?

Next tme: The face of terror.

New to the group? Meet the monsters.

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We hope you've enjoyed our Webcomics Week…and now that you're inspired, it's time to create some great webomics of your own!

And here's some final advice, courtesy of Michelle Gish, one of our fave webcomic creators.

1. Make something you know you'll be passionate about! If not, after a while working on it may start feeling like a chore. Just remember to have fun with it!

2. Post consistently. Try to update your comic on a regular schedule. If you want to build an audience, people will most likely keep following it if they know you're going to keep posting.

3. Don't be frustrated if you feel like no one is reading your webcomic. Trust me, if you keep working on it, people will start to read it! When things get difficult, remember why you wanted to start your webcomic in the first place and that will motivate you to keep going.



For more webcomic wisdom, see our Webcomic Week Info Page.

Webcomic how-to graphic created for Quirk Books by Michael Rogalski, eyewashweb.com.



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Eight Webcomics You Should Read: Curated List by Caitlin Major

It’s all things webcomics at Quirk this week, so I have compiled a list of some of my favourite webcomics! There was a time when I would check for regular updates on my favourite webcomic sites, but these days I am an extremely casual webcomics reader. The endless social media scroll can be a blessing or a curse for the webcomics creator. Recently I have been relying a lot on Instagram and Twitter to find and read new comics, so forgive me if my taste is a bit eclectic.

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Seven Superior Webcomics by Philly Creators

We don’t like to brag, but the city that houses Quirk Books world headquarters—namely Philadelphia—is pretty great. Not only are we the home of the current Super Bowl champions, and the origin of, you know, democracy in America, Philly also has a pretty strong comics game. Comics masters from Marjorie Henderson Buell to R. Crumb to Charles Burns to Box Brown hail from our town or chose to reside here. But this is Webcomics Week…so today we'll just point out some of the great webcomics that are available from Philly-area creators. As Ben Franklin said, "I don't always read webcomics…but when I do, I read ones created in Philadelphia."

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Webcomics: A Required Reading list

Yesterday we launched our Webcomics Week by telling you what we love about online comics. Today we’re taking deeper dive as the Quirk Comics Club shares our picks for an assortment of must-click, must-read, must-follow webcomics.

Webcomic Name

by Alex Norris

These brightly colored, simply-drawn three panel comic strips always end with the same phrase, and it’s always hilarious.

"First of all, who doesn't say OH NO multiple times per day? It's very relatable. Second of all, I like how it manages to get something new out of the same setup every time. Third of all, I like the blob people. Who doesn't feel like a blob person? It's very relatable." –Blair Thornburgh, a Quirk Books editor


The Nib

by various

A roster of top-notch, left-of-center cartoonists tackle politics, current events, and modern life. Subscribe to their newsletter and get new comics every weekday.

Recommended by Mandy Sampson, cartoonist and Quirk Books production and sales manager.


Sarah and the Seed

by Ryan Andrews

Delicate art and a fairy-tale tone make this short story prove that a webcomic can be as well-crafted as anything in print.

“This was the story that finally got me to pay attention to webcomics.” –Mandy


The Bloody Cardinal

by Richard Sala

Sala draws colorful and creepy stories that are like schlocky horror movies combined with 1960s-era Archie Comics. Lately he’s been sharing his newest stories online, one page at a time, before they’re published in print.

“His stories always have a high body count, but the cartoonishness keeps things from getting too disturbing. Usually.” –Rick Chillot, another Quirk editor


@StevenKraan (Instagram)

by Steven Kraan

In Kraan’s squiggly universe, anything can come to life: rocks get on each others’ nerves; an onion steals somebody’s beard; the numbers 2,0, and 1 murder the number 7 at the end of the year.

“These cartoons always make me laugh, and I’m not just saying that because he drew me in one of them.” –Rick


Girls With Slingshots

by Danielle Corsetto

This webcomic wrapped in 2015 and has been collected in several print volumes. But you can read the archive, with commentary by Corsetto, starting here.

“One of the first long-running, melodrama-style webcomics I ever got into… definitely one of the important early serial webcomics.” –Ivy Weir, publicity and marketing assistant at Quirk Books and author of the hot new graphic novel Archival Quality.


Cucumber Quest 

by Gigi D.G

An epic all-ages story about feisty vegetable-themed rabbit kids having magical adventures. The webcomic is ongoing, with the first chapter available in print.  

“So sweet!” –Ivy


Hark A Vagrant

by Kate Beaton

We mentioned this webcomic in yesterday’s post, but we’ll take any excuse to revisit Kate Beaton’s well-known and well-loved comics. She’s probably the biggest webcomics success story ever.

–recommended by Kate Brown, associate sales manager at Quirk Books


Dinosaur Comics

by Ryan North

“A comic about talking dinosaurs” is how North describes his webcomic, which has been going strong since 2003 and shows no signs of extinction.

“Hark a Vagrant and Dinosaur Comics are probably my favorite ride-or-die web comics. They're so good.” –Kate


And of course we have a special place in our hearts for Manfried the Man, the reverse-Garfield webcomic that’s coming your way as a graphic novel this Spring!


Have you registered for our Webomics Prize Pack sweepstakes? Do it now!

*The Quirk Comics Club meets monthly to discuss all things comics-related. Membership requirements: Love comics. Work at Quirk Books.

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Why We Love Webcomics

Welcome to Webcomics Week, our week-long celebration of, you guessed it, webcomics! Join us every day this week as we share our passion for this postmodern marriage between the venerable medium of comic books and the contemporary delivery system of the world wide web.

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