by Amanda "Shinga" Bussell is a twisted humor webcomic on LiveJournal. It had been on a forced hiatus since late April -- house got flooded -- but it's back!
is one of the funniest, most memorable comics that you've probably never read. The characters have that Penny Arcade
way of saying things that sound like how we'd like to think we really talk; in fact, the fourth strip
was a one-off poking fun at the comparison that people were already making. Also, Shinga's distinctive art style burrows into my brain, makes a nest and refuses to leave.
I love the running gag introduced in the first strip about Malory's final destination; Shinga continues to find fresh twists on it, like in the recent strip "Work Smart". Also, the "Emokid and Chemokid" stories are disturbingly hilarious (or hilariously disturbing, either way). Their names aren't references to psionic powers or mad science. One's a hipster who cries at the mention of a dropped hat; the other's going through chemotherapy for cancer. It's awesome
The humor can be pretty outrageous. Fortunately, it starts right off with an abortion joke so you'll be able to tell whether it's your cup of tea.
Also, it's on LiveJournal so the archive navigation is awful. There's no "First" button at all and you have to scroll back up to the top for the "Next" button after scrolling down to read the bottom of the strip.
Yes, that's how I keep my promise to deliver a "pop" webcomic this week. What of it?
As always, I'm interested in your feedback, what you thought of my recommendation, requests for future genres and so on.