The last two times (only two times) I have done this feature, I’ve ventured forth into the depths of the Internet and sought out a webcomic to read. Overall, it was not a pleasant experience. Both were serious, ongoing tales that I felt had problems with characterizations. Or lack thereof. So, not in the mood to make it three months in a row, I wimped out and selected a webcomic from one of the one’s that the Joystiq blog on Huffington Post highlighted. This webcomic is titled Awkward Zombie, and is written and drawn by Katie Tiedrich.
I’m not really certain why it’s titled Awkward Zombie. The closest thing to a zombie was an undead World of Warcraft character. But whatever. In a nutshell, the strip is mostly a satire on video games. There are some instances where she does a real life comic strip, but mostly, the strips point out the humor, often unintended, within video games. Or, as with her Super Smash Bros. strips, some funny “behind the scenes” moments that could be happening. The strips mostly have Nintendo properties (Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros.), but there is also quite a few World of Warcraft themed entries as well.
The art isn’t really good, but it’s good enough to get the point across. She makes fun of her own art in her comments section, adding things to the list of stuff she can’t draw. But, the strips are usually funny. In prepping for this entry, I had only intended to read some at the beginning and some at the end, but I ended up reading all 237 of them. There were only a couple strips that I didn’t get, but if you have any history with popular video games, you should get the jokes.
I highly recommend that you check out this webcomic.
Below the break is one of my favorites.