Because laughter is the best medicine!
Drawn by my sweet high school friend, Brittany, this quirky webcomic speaks from the heart. You’ll love the autobiographical lead character as she scales the terrain of young adulthood while keeping true to her roots, integrity, and raw sense of humor.
GWS is possibly the most refreshing comic I’ve ever read. I say this for a few reasons:
a) The character list reflects a diverse and inclusive community with a range of races, genders, bodies, sexualities, and abilities that make for an incredibly unique and powerful storyline.
b) While the illustrations are borderline “cutesy,” GWS doesn’t shy away from real-life, often uncomfortable, but completely hilarious situations.
c) The best part is that GWS doesn’t seem to notice any of the aforementioned things. That is to say, Danielle (the brilliant author), presents a far-from-ordinary cast and their relatable struggles without fanfare.
If you’re looking for over-the-top hilarity, this one’s for you! There’s at least one meme thats spawned from Allie’s delicious blog, and I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve referenced it IRL (Note: this means “In real life” — I may sound like a 78-year-old for pointing that out, but IRL was not even in my vocabulary a year ago, leading me to believe that I am either lightyears behind the internet, or you’re farther behind and will appreciate the freebie…you’re welcome). If you’re new to the blog, you may want to start reading from oldest to newest entry, not only for the laughs, but also for a foundation to the more recent posts, which take an honest, heartbreaking look at depression as experienced by Allie herself.
I love the Doghouse Diaries because its a no frills operation. There’s a new comic every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and if thats not enough for you, they’ve racked up a substantial archive of past entries. Here’s a topical example, as Netflix is mere days away from fixing this huge mistake: