First thing today a Dinosaur Comics link pointed me towards minus, and with that half my morning was gone. It’s the most beautifully painted comic strip, and I ended up reading the whole archive. Shouldn’t have done that.
It’s hard to pin down, and I’m not the most knowledgeable comic reader, but mix the small-town atmosphere of Peanuts with the touching wonder of Calvin & Hobbes or xkcd, and you’re getting there. The stories always go off in odd directions, with the multiple-strip arcs delightfully bonkers, and the individuals sometimes making sense, and sometimes remaining ambiguous. But it’s the art-style that gets me – I just adore the faces and the pastely backgrounds.
Sadly, the reason for the original link was to say minus has ended, which is sad. Hopefully it’ll all stay online.