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8 Webcomics That Will Keep You Up All Night

Of dark, twisted, and beautiful things.

| April 6, 2015

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The world of webcomics is not all Cyanide and Happinessdark, twisted things live in its corners. Here are a few that will give you feelings weird enough to keep you up way past your usual bedtime.

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Bitingly smart and crushingly funny, Poorly Drawn Lines will keep you entertained for hours.

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Fans of Gilded Lillies and Skim will attest to Jillian Tamaki’s amazing range as an artist.  If you aren’t a fan yet, you will be. For those of you who aren’t in the mood or headspace for a graphic novel, she has collections of haunting webcomics available on her website. You’re welcome.

 

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Spanish artist Joan Cornella’s work is graphic, a little bit twisted, and not for the faint of heart. His comics (yes, Joan is a he) are full of dark humor and in-your-face smarts. Not for viewing on a full stomach. You’ve been warned.

 

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Fran Krause’s Deep Dark Fears project began with his personal fears. He now makes illustrations of the fears of strangers who submit to the blog.

 

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Gorgeously colored and thoughtfully conceptualized, there are no words for Haunter. Literally.

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If you’re a fan of gratuitous gore, Molg H is the guy for you. Chances are you’ve stumbled across his work before, and while not a lot is known about the artist, nor has a lot of the work been translated into English, there’s enough available content online to garner a cult following.

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Em Carroll’s art is almost as beautiful and gorgeous as her imagination. Equal parts dark and fantastic, her comics are a a must for fans of fairy tales with a twist.

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There is no horror like Japanese horror, and there is no Japanese Horror like Junji Ito. He has tons of Manga-style comics available for free reading on his OpenAwesome website. Just make sure your doors are locked, your windows are closed, and you’re ready to get lost in his world.