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Published on Mar 14, 2013

The internet has given birth to yet another new medium: webcomics. Moving beyond the restrictions of print, webcomic artists interact directly with audiences who share their own unique worldview, and create stories that are often embedded in innovative formats only possible online. Sometimes funny, sometimes personal, and almost always weird, web comic creators have taken the comic strip form to new, mature, and artistic heights.

Featuring:
Christina Xu, Breadpig http://breadpig.com/
Nick Gurewitch, Perry Bible Fellowship http://pbfcomics.com/
Sam Brown, Exploding Dog http://explodingdog.tumblr.com/
Lucy Knisley, Stop Paying Attention http://comics.lucyknisley.com/
Andrew Hussie, Homestuck http://www.mspaintadventures.com/

Other Comics Featured:
XKCD http://xkcd.com/
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal http://www.smbc-comics.com/
Diesel Sweeties http://www.dieselsweeties.com/
Johnny Wander http://www.johnnywander.com/

Music (In Order of Appearance):
"Winter Fruit" by MegaEnx - http://soundcloud.com/megaenx/winter-...
"No Room for Answers" by MegaEnx - http://soundcloud.com/megaenx/no-room...
"Incoherent" by Josh Woodward - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/21574...
"Every Cloud" by MegaEnx - http://soundcloud.com/megaenx/every-c...
"Instrumental" by gbrdhvndi - http://soundcloud.com/gbrdhvndi/instr...
"Bidama (Instrumental) by kpopinstru http://soundcloud.com/kpopinstru/bida...
"Strange Dreams" by MegaEnx
"Goof" by Binarpilot - http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/1125...
"Solar Mountain" by Whersmydope - http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/4269...

More Off Book:
Will 3D Printing Change The World? http://youtu.be/X5AZzOw7FwA
Our video on The Art of Illustration http://youtu.be/ZPQ-8Kty8X4
We celebrated The Rise of Competitive Gaming & E-Sports http://youtu.be/GpO76SkpaWQ
What's The Deal With Internet Comedy? http://youtu.be/LhmhbjuL2HQ

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