Here’s a round-up of some of the best webcomics we’ve seen online recently — and news about them as well. If we missed something, let us know in the comments below.
Heartstopper, the mega-popular webcomic by Alice Oseman that’s been adapted into a series on Netflix, will return from hiatus in April. The announcement came on Twitter from Oseman’s official account.
“The Heartstopper webcomic returns to Tapas, Webtoon, and Tumblr on the 1st April 2023! (I promise this isn’t an April Fool’s joke lol),” the tweet read.
Heartstopper went on hiatus almost a year ago, with the author citing “severe stress and burnout” as the reason. Several guest comics have appeared since then, and Oseman also posted a minicomic online at the end of 2022.
The long-running Dinosaur Comics by Ryan North is coming to a new platform — texts! You can have the comic strip texted to you every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for $2.99 a month. You can learn how to subscribe here. The service is run through Daily Wisdom, which will text you quotes from everyone from Buddha to Mark Twain.
Finally, you probably came here looking for some webcomics to read, so here’s a great list to choose from — The Beat has announced the nominees for the 2023 Cartoonist Studio Prize, an annual award they present in conjunction with the Center for Cartoon Studies. The awards consist of two prizes, one for print and one for webcomics, and here’s the list of this year’s webcomics nominees:
- Darkest Night by Molly Knox Ostertag
- Elephant Town by Danielle Corsetto
- Ever Onward Through the Fog by Arwen Donahue
- Girl Juice by Benji Nate
- The God of Arepo by Reimena Yee
- Helena by Michael Furler
- Hold On by Angie Kang
- Iconoclastic by Ali Fitzgerald
- Long Neglect by Theo Stultz
- Trans Classic Movies by Jett Allen
- The Unseen Artistry of Women by Sólveig Eva Magnúsdóttir
- Vivian’s Ghost by Hal Schrieve
- What’s in a Name? by Shay Mirk
I’ve featured some of these here in the past, but many of them were new to me, so I hope you enjoy checking them out as much as I did.