Terry McCombs

British Council library members have amazing benefits such as access to our digital collections. Comic lovers will love the selection we have, which can be read online or downloaded to your phone or tablet device with the app.

Take a look at our five top picks to make you laugh!

15 Minutes: Honey Boo Boo Child

Writer and artist, Michael Troy sends up the world of reality TV and fame, taking a look at the meteoric rise of Alana Mitchell, or ‘Honey Boo Boo’ as she is widely known.  

50 Shades of the Twilight Games

What do you get when you combine magic, vampires, a huntress and some light bondage? 50 Shades of the Twilight Games is what: a heady mix of magic spells and epic battles. This parody novel will have your sides splitting.  

Adulthood is a Myth 

Sarah Andersen completely nails what it means to attempt being an adult when all you keep managing to do is mess up. Adulthood is a Myth is sweet, funny and honest, making for a relatable read.

Business Cat: Money, Power, Treats 

Cat lovers and office workers alike will enjoy this one: a comic about a mega big business tycoon cat just trying to make his way in the world. It’s hard when you have to miss a meeting because you’re stuck in a tree, but Business Cat does his best.

Cyanide and Happiness: Punching Zoo 

Cyanide and Happiness is one of the most popular webcomics thanks to its humorous take on life. With funny little stick figures doing funny things, there’s no reason not to love this comic.

Death By Chocolate 

There never was a more unlikely superhero than Agent Swete: a member of the FBI’s Food Crimes Division who is also completely comprised of organic chocolate. Swete and his partner Anderson provide plenty of laughs as they go about defeating villains like The Metabolators.

Depressed Cat 

Depressed Cat is not living a fulfilling life. In fact, Depressed Cat is not living any of his nine lives to the full. In this clever and somewhat morose comic, we follow Depressed Cat as he tries and fails to be … well, less depressed.

Worrier's Guide to Life  

For those who love to worry and fret, this is the comic for you. Artist and writer, Gemma Correll sends up the small details of life, from the struggles of introverts, to the questions every millennial is asking themselves.

Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. 

Jim Benton is known as one of the best cartoonists and here, his work is pulled together into a collection of silly, witty and whimsical cartoons. With observations about life and acerbic humour, this comic will give you something to laugh about.

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