One of my favorite comic strips on the web is Penny Arcade by Gabe and Tycho (aka Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins). This strip focuses on video games and the video game industry for it’s humor. However, the jokes are often very obscure and usually require that you know about the game being referenced and read the posts that go along with each update in order to understand the joke completely. But, when you do get it the strips are usually laugh out load funny. The artwork is particularly stylized and very refined. Very high quality stuff in this strip despite the often offensive depictions (which I think really gives the strip it’s charm).
Just recently Gabe and Tycho were involved with Child’s Play, a children’s charity in which they ask for donations of games and toys. According to their recent press release they raised over $310,000.00 in donated games, toys, and cash. This is a phenomenal achievement for a web based comic strip. Just a glimpse at what this medium’s full potential can bring. Good job guys!