Blame it on the need to express oneself in as many avenues possible, or the tendency for this community to navel-gaze out of narcissism or frustration, but you can’t deny how comic strips are a brilliant outlet for these designers. Each carries a different subject, sense of humor, and illustration style that you’ll want to subscribe to all of them.
Brad Colbow: The Brads
Kyle Weems: CSS Squirrel
N.C. Winters: Freelance Freedom
NC goes through the ups and downs of freelancing at Freelance Switch’s Freelance Freedom.
Business Guys on Business Trips
BGOBT tells the most awful office tales in detailed narrations but minimal line art.
Matthew Inman: The Oatmeal
Phil Thompson: The FrontEnders
Phil does a front-end spin on the British soap The Eastenders.
Ricardo Gimenes: Behind the Websites
Ricardo creates a fleet of colorful characters to represent different websites, and now makes strips for Smashing Magazine’s The Smashing Cartoons.