Bri Craig (she/her) is a variety pack writer. She enjoys writing poetry, webcomic features, humor, short stories, and personal anecdotes. Basically, neither of us will ever know what will be posted next!
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Sweet and silly slice of life webcomics
As some of you may notice, I am deeply obsessed with comics and anything that can make me laugh. While this passion bloomed from the early days of Sunday papers and print collections of Calvin and Hobbes, I eventually found the wonderful and weird world of internet webcomics and fell in love. With webcomics, I found rich diversity in artists and comics that might not have existed outside of the freedom of the internet. And while Slice-of-Life comics existed already, I do believe the internet changed the game in who got to tell their stories, opening doors for more women and people of color to share their own slices of life.
Delightfully dark webcomics for my fellow weirdos
My love of delightful, dark-humored comics stems from my early obsession with The Far Side comics, written by the remarkable Gary Larson (find his comics here). These single-panel cartoons were witty, poignant, and above all else, pushed the limits of what was allowed to print in the daily newspaper. I thought they were hilarious, and I actually used to own a collection of the comics that included copies of angry letters that Larson would receive from disgruntled newspaper patrons.
Wholesome webcomics that are almost as good as therapy
As a child, I was obsessed with comics. There was nothing I loved more than stealing the Sunday paper from my parents, just to get my grubby hands on the beautiful, multicolored Sunday comics. This love of comics continued, even after my parents eventually canceled their newspaper subscription. In the age of internet access and smartphones, I now had entire subsets of talented webcomic artists at my fingertips. I didn't have to wait until Sundays anymore. Not only that, but with the freedom of the internet, there was now much more diversity in comics - both with the artists who publish them and in the subject matter. You can now find dark humor, raunchy subjects, slice of life, niche nerd humor, and sweet wholesome comics - all of which might have been passed up by typical print newspapers.
The Hum of the Martian
The Hum of the Martian In April 2021, the tiny Ingenuity helicopter flew on Mars, becoming the first powered aircraft to fly on another planet. The hum of Ingenuity’s blades could be heard from the microphone on the Perseverance rover. Source: AP News
I broke my knee and sampled LaCroix flavors to cope
So, I tried Dry January this year for the very first time since I began drinking alcohol. Although it wasn't initially my intention to try "sobriety lite" this month, sometimes life throws you curveballs. And by curveballs, of course, I mean you drink enough champagne on New Year's Eve that you fracture your knee.
A Mother's Reprieve
Perhaps the only thing Rory hated more than birds was people who thought she was an illogical person. It was a laughable yet persistent rumor that she just couldn’t shake, even here, in this town of strangers. Rory dropped a cigarette butt and stamped it with her foot. She sighed as she lit another cigarette. Things weren’t going to be the same once the menthol ban took effect, and she savored the cool taste with extra, albeit early, nostalgia.
Echoes - An Indie Review
Let's Talk about Indie Novels An indie novel is a story that has been independently published or published outside of a traditional publishing house. This can involve self-publishing, hybrid-publishing, or publishing through smaller boutique presses (publishers that are not considered one of the Big Five).