Webcomics for Kids of All Ages!

Without exaggeration, there are literally thousands of webcomics out there, and very few definitive references about them. Some have been around for a matter of days; others, for a matter of years. Even though there are some real gems hidden about, there are also some that are grossly inappropriate and gratuitously violent or full of lewd references. Hopefully, I’ll be able to alleviate some of the anxiety that comes from watching your children navigate the wide-open Internet by providing some reliably good-quality and age-appropriate webcomics.

(categorized by age group)

PG

Inverloch: completed in late 2007, but still available online, this 764 page epic is one of the best fantasy webcomics I’ve ever read. It centers on a young da’kor (a cross between a wolf and a goat) named Acheron who sets out on a journey to find a long lost elf. No language, some violence.

Earthsong: one of the coolest fantasy blend webcomics out there. A young girl who can remember nothing about her past is transported to a faraway world where she finds some very interesting people. The illustration is some of the most consistent I’ve ever seen, and the characters are easily distinguished. Mythological creatures abound, and it all combines for an awesome effect. Some violence.

PG-13

Lackadaisy Cats: a fresh, original webcomic that combines St. Louis during the Prohibition with anthropomorphic cats to create an energetic, beautifully drawn work of graphic fiction. There’s no bad language to be found, but there is some violence, so it may not be suitable for everyone. The only drawback—while it does update, the installments are sporadic at best and may be a month or more apart.

Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi: currently on hiatus so the author can finish his other comic, but still worth reading and waiting for. Though I cannot remember the last time I watched the Powerpuff Girls, this comic still manages to bring a smile to my face. It re-imagines many Cartoon Network TV shows in a way that’s accessible to anyone (who can handle the themes and violence) and is engaging at the same time. You also can’t find full-color art this lavish and detailed anywhere else in cyberspace. Possible language, some violence.

The Phoenix Requiem: shaping up to be better than the author’s previous work, Inverloch. It’s a Victorian style thriller with supernatural overtones and barmy Englishmen, lost magic, and awesome soft-shaded art. It’s also one of (if not the best of) my favorite webcomics online today. Check it out. It’s amazing.

Xylia: the fairly new comic by the artist of Talismen, this is one of the most well-drawn comics out there. It’s able to traverse through different times, and still keep the same effect of high fantasy. Really creative ideas, all packaged together in a great-looking wrapper. If you’d like a more mature feel to your fantasy, go read this. Some violence and language.

Directions of Destiny: an awesome black and white comic that was on hiatus for a year while the creator went to Japan, but should be back soon. The first volume is complete, and it’s worth it. Magic, student councils, cool line art, and evil beasts. One of the better magic school-related comics. Some violence.

Aoi House: two boys accidentally move into an all-girls anime dorm. Mayhem ensues. Dense with manga and anime references, but still accessible to a mainstream audience, this is the comic for otaku and manga newbies alike. The art is super-polished and black and white, and it’s also completely hilarious. Some sexual content.

10 Responses to “Webcomics for Kids of All Ages!”

  1. I didn’t need this Sabrina… I have more than enough to read, that I don’t need you getting me hooked on online comics! I’ve already had to check out Phoenix Requiem (Love phoenixes), and now I’m getting sucked in not just to that, but to Earthsong, and Inverloch! And full clicks from there…

  2. Phoenix Requiem is definitely amazing. I’m a moderator on the forum there, and it’s one of my favorite sites on the web. ^^ I’d recommend, personally, Lackadaisy. Sublime genius. XD

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  4. Another good webcomic out there that’s ideal for children as well as adults is “Addanac City”.

    http://www.addanaccity.com

    It’s about the problematic life of seven-year-old Hank Addanac. It updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

  5. http://www.rocketllama.com

    “The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama.” Allegedly ‘the world’s oldest webcomic – since 1916,” features DuckTales-type tongue-in-cheek adventures.

    G-rated. All ages.

  6. And how to forget the cute and lovable Count your sheep, by Adrian Ramos :D Totally for children and inner children ;)

    http://countyoursheep.com

    Also by the same author:

    http://noroomformagic.com

    Cheers!

  7. Have you read Tomb of the King? It’s my own comic, but one of my goals is to keep it PG and reader friendly. I have my own batch of kiddies reading it.

    http://www.drunkduck.com/Tomb_of_the_King/index.php?p=338825

    Also there’s a lovely comic called Dreamland Chronicles. Also kid friendly and very good.

    http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/index.php?date=20070306

    Check it out.

  8. Ralf the Destroyer is an all ages, newspaper styled, web comic. It’s about an alien who is hired to destroy the Earth but is constantly plagued by his conscience.

    While not expressly written for children, there’s no bad language or overtness.

  9. PPGD is off hiatus; this should be edited.

  10. Check out the website ARGUMENTCOMICS.COM. It features talking animals and has some valuable lessons for children, while presenting them with the type of humor kids love!

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