Sunday Comics | Read The Nib magazine for free (while you can)

Also check out recent webcomics by Meredith McClaren, Simon Roy, Mad Rupert, Cat Farris and Mike Russell.

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 cool or you have your own recommendation, let us know in the comments below.

As editor and publisher Matt Bors announced back in May, the award-winning nonfiction webcomics site The Nib will stop publishing new comics at the end of the month. Bors is hoping to keep an archive of the site up and running, so he’s currently taking donations to help make that happen.

He has also made all the back issues of The Nib magazine available to read for free:

The Nib is wrapping up ten years of publishing and closing down at the end of August. But before we go, we are making all 15 issues of our Eisner and Ignatz award-winning magazine available for anyone to download for free. That’s more than 1,600 pages of comics, including our out of print Secrets, Nature, Food, and Color issues.

Each issue features at least 100 pages of comics, all on a singular topic. The Future issue, their most recent one, includes contributions from Bors, Keith Knight, Warren Bernard, Gemma Correll, Mattie Lubchansky. Noah Van Sciver, Eric Haven, Andy Warner, Ben Passmore and many more, and that’s just one issue. So grab these while you can, because after the end of August they won’t be available.

Mike Russell, creator of Sabretooth Vampire, and Cat Farris, artist of The Ghoul Next Door and My Boyfriend is a Bear, have teamed up for a new webcomic titled The Great Train Haunting. Russell describes it as “a cuddly Wild West monster romp,” and it does look adorably spooky. To see it, you’ll need to subscribe to Farris’ Patreon.

Black Cloak artist Meredith McClaren posts a lot of wonderful travelogue comics on Tumblr, and most recently made it to Athens and a trip to the Acropolis. (I imagine she posts them in other places, too, like her Patreon, so I’ll leave it to you and Google to find them on your platform of choice).

I had no idea that Kaijune was a thing, but I like it. Here’s a comic by Simon Roy featuring castaways, friendly natives and of course some big giant creatures.

Finally, Mad Rupert, aka Madeline Rupert Jaspering, has announced the return of the long-running webcomic Sakana. Published for roughly 10 years before going on hiatus, it’s a slice-of-life romantic comedy set in the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. Above you can see some refreshed cast bios that Rupert created leading up to the return.

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