7 Local Webcomics You Should Be Reading Right Now
by Jace Amodo, October 25, 2018 10:17am
Art by Dani Elevazo
If the increasing number of homegrown talents joining independent art fairs are any indication, the local art scene will continue to strive. Comic artists are one to thank for that.
To name a few, Pol Medina, Jr.'s Pugad Baboy and Manix Abrera's Kikomachine has kept the comic world alive by contributing their talent on print. Since our transition from traditional publication to digital, many artists are now publishing their own work online.
Inside Manila zooms in on the webcomic world occupied by talented artists and wordsmiths, each with their own unique yet equally appealing styles.
Juris Go's webcomic is decidedly synonymous with the word "witty." Its minimalist style and adorable characters are no doubt what makes it wildly shareable among the netizens.
Toto Madayag's webcomic easily amassed readership, thanks in large part to his witty jokes and clever wordplay that seem to come out of nowhere. He even published three comic books and other merch.
Little Things PH
Cute and silly, this webcomic captures the life of a couple that'll make you go *uwu*. And because its creator, Ivyree Rosario, is also a software developer, you can expect occasional I.T. puns.
If you like to wallow in your sadness, practice feminism, destroy patriarchy, reproductive health misconceptions, and toxic Filipino culture in the form of warm and beautifully rendered illustrations, Eunice Gatdula of Huhsmile has got your back.
Sskait have found a loyal following due to the LOL-inducing inanimate objects and savage animals voiced as if they were humans. Look out for the "Man Vs. Ipis" strips 'cause that scoreboard ain't over yet.
If the color palette doesn't catch your attention, we don't know what will. As the name suggests, Drew Borja's webcomic shows flashbacks of relatable stories, may it be awkward or wholesome.
Whether it's a multi-panel gag or a silent punchline, Hipster Hulyen reflects on situations most millennials will relate to. Artist Julienne Dadivas' approach to humor is somewhat satirical so if you get irony and sarcasm, then welcome to the Ugh! club.
Even if you aren’t much of a comics fan, witty and relatable strips can really get you through a day. You read, you laugh or cry, and you support the artist. It’s a win-win!