Webcomics You Should Be Reading: ‘Cyanide and Happiness’

Marc Alan Fishman

Marc Alan Fishman is a graphic designer, digital artist, writer, and most importantly a native born Chicagoan. When he's not making websites, drawing and writing for his indie company Unshaven Comics, or rooting for the Bears... he's a dedicated husband and father. When you're not enjoying his column here on ComicMix, feel free to catch his comic book reviews weekly at MichaelDavisWorld, and check out his books and cartoons at Unshaven Comics.

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9 Responses

  1. MARK WHEATLEY says:

    Well the art varies in appeal – although it all does a perfectly fine job of telling the jokes. I prefer the "good stick figure artist", the Carl Barks of Cyanide and Happiness – the person who did your example posted above. But the humor is what makes it work – and it does work very well. Thanks Marc, for hooking me up with another way to waste my time!

  2. angillusion says:

    My basic end point is the same as Mark's, and yours. The comic makes me laugh, and that's the whole point. College Humor doesn't feature it for nothing!

  3. Russ Rogers says:

    I always get confused between LOLCats and Adam Koford's Laugh-Out-Loud Cats (which is original and funny). Oh well.I'm tired of stick figure web cartoons. Maybe it's because I'm a fan of Matt Feazell's Cynical Man. Few people do stick figures as expressively as Matt Feazell. Maybe fluidity and expression and movement aren't the point. Maybe people desire stasis. Oh well.I wish I thought it was funny. Maybe I'm in a mood.Huh?Meh.Oh well.

    • Marc Alan Fishman says:

      It's all good Russ. This comic is pretty…. polarizing in my opinion. Feazell's figures are more expressive I give you that, but this strip, much like xkcd… is about writing and timing more than artistic merit. Not every strip is a winner either. But when they hit it right, I'm generally gitty with laughter.

  4. Kyle Gnepper says:

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  5. Eric Garneau says:

    I quite enjoy this comic. Good call! Speaking of Facebook, I see this strip "shared" a lot on there. In fact I'd guess that it's the most-"shared" webcomic by non-comic fans… perhaps because of its broad appeal it could become the "Y the Last Man" or "Fables" of webcomics? In fact the more I think about it, the more those stick-figure protagonists could all be stand-ins for Yorick…

  6. Kyle Gnepper says:

    Sorry about before. I saw the article was there while I was at work and just didn't have time to actually read it.As a person who's worked with graphic artist some of these were frighteningly realistic.A god strip I think. I'll need to read more when I have time.

  7. Brian Sokol says:

    I've always enjoyed this strip.