Eight Great College Web Comics
8. Standard Deviation. Kyle Sanders (US Air Force Academy ’08) is unfortunately no longer! on hiatus from his one-panels on university life lessons.
7. Academia: the Series. Zackary Downey has written several full-length Web comics stories about Canadian college life.
6. 6×9 College. Amber Marshall and 10er Bradley (alumni of the University of New Hampshire) chronicle days in the lives of pseudo-fictional college students Lily and Jack. Esoteric vampire jokes abound.
5. Impression. Peter Trinh’s series on Jim and Lan’s college travails follows the characters in real time as the semesters progress.
4. College University. This is kind of cheating: the College University comics are actually animations, so it might be harder to pull off reading a few in the middle of a lecture.
3. QuestionableContent. Hampshire College alum Jeph Jacques actually earns his livelihood off protagonist Marten Reed and his mediocre job at the Smif College library.
2. PhD (Piled High and Deeper). University prof Jorge Cham (a graduate of Georgia Tech and Stanford) chronicles the stressful lives of grad students. Strangers to procrastination need not click.
1. Nothing Better. Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tyler Page captures the awkward clash of social cultures that is dorm and roommate living in this series.