Webcomic Wednesday: Stick Figures to the Rescue!

Sometimes the only visuals needed to really make an impact are as simple as a few sticks and circles. Stick figures in comics aren’t something new, but it takes a true artiste to make them relatable and emotion-filled. And that’s what the following cartoonists have in common. They are masters of the sticks and circles. If you’d like me to show off more webcomics, either comment below or tweet me with our hashtag #WebcomicWednesday!

Toothpaste for Dinner


  • Toothpaste For Dinner, Drew Dee
  • “Each comic features small, simple drawings, paired with short captions or dialogue. The style of humor on Toothpaste for Dinner encompasses surrealism, irony, social commentary, cynicism, and schadenfreude, among other sub-types of humor. Each cartoon is entirely self-contained.”
  • Updates: Every single day!

Cyanide & Happiness


  • Cyanide & Happiness, Kris Wilson, (Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin, Dave McElfatrick)
  • “Cyanide & Happiness is funnier than you. Really, it is.” < -- That's pretty much the best description ever so I'll just leave it.
  • Updates: Every single day!



  • xkcd, Randall Munroe
  • “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.” This is actually my favorite webcomic of all time and I’ll probably give it even more love down the road, but I was shocked to see I hadn’t included it. Read this!
  • Updates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Nikki Jeske is an illustrator and web designer who doodles her life away in Austin, Texas. She blogs at Snailbird, designs at Design Coyote, and spends far too much time madly drawing the many animals that make up The Family Menagerie. You can also find her on twitter.


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