Webcomics Worth Reading: Eyebeam, Gracieland, The Line

I stumbled across these today and wanted to recommend them to you in case you’re looking for some reading online during this slow week.

Congratulations to Kevin Church and Paul Salvi on a year of The Line, a snarky strip about working in a restaurant and the obnoxious customers you meet, especially with coupon deals. The art is streamlined but very good with action, as you can see in the latest installment. This clip is from much earlier, so as not to spoil anything.

The Line comic strip

Ellen Toole Austin and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!) have launched Greetings From Gracieland, an adorable strip about a Catholic schoolgirl and her family. There are eight strips so far, and it appears that the comic will be updated weekly. This one, I particularly identified with, since I too was a student too smart for her own good:

Gracieland comic strip

Last, here’s an old favorite. I have no idea how to describe Eyebeam, but I love it. The archives from the mid-1980s strip by Sam Hurt are online, as are new strips from 2006-2009.

8 Responses to “Webcomics Worth Reading: Eyebeam, Gracieland, The Line”

  1. Joshua Says:

    Wait, Eyebeam is online? Why does nobody tell me these things?!

    Well, nobody but you…

  2. Johanna Says:

    My day is complete. I have served a purpose. :)

  3. Paul Says:

    Thanks for the recommending The Line!


    Guy Who Draws The Line

  4. Jimmy Gownley Says:

    Thanks Johanna! So glad you like it!

  5. David Oakes Says:

    I wrote that exact sentence in third grade.

    And never once worried about the consequences.

    Ah, those were the days…

  6. Johanna Says:

    I assume you’re referring to the Gracieland strip?

  7. Kat Kan Says:

    I’ll have to start reading Gracieland, for many reasons, starting with how much I love Jimmy Gownley’s work and including the fact that I work in a Catholic school.
    When my son was in 3rd grade in a Lutheran school, he had to use his weekly vocabulary/spelling words in a story narrative; every week he managed to use his words in stories about Godzilla, other kaiju, and alien monsters. Every week. For two school years (3rd and 4th). His teacher for both those years thought it was a hoot and highly entertaining.

  8. Johanna Says:

    Your son sounds like my brother – so creative!




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