The irregularly updated Head Trip is one of the non-professional comics that I’ve enjoyed for a long time. It follows the adventures of the main character Mallory and her family and friends as they navigate the strange world they/we live in.
Head Trip has both its hits and misses. One great example of a hit is this strip satirizing the movie critic Joel Siegel’s treatment of a movie a few years ago.
It’s written for a niche audience, requiring a geek-level knowledge of pop culture, science fiction, anime, fantasy, horror, and the like. Without that background, many readers won’t know what is happening in the comic, let alone why it’s funny. Bussell intends just that, writing for the audience she wants as readers.
Checking out Head Trip is yet another fun way to burn a few hours if you’ve got them. While not on a regular update schedule, there’s a significant archive of old strips. Be careful in mixed company though, because while some strips are fun because they are downright silly, some content is not all-ages safe.