I realised on reflection that there were a couple of other webcomics I read, but since they don’t post as regularly, I forgot to include them in my post yesterday. These are: Hark! A Vagrant, a wonderfully funny historical comic by Kate Beeton (who used to live in Halifax and I believe now lives in New York), which involves such delights as Queen Elizabeth I, Canadian political history, and Nancy Drew covers, and Hyperbole and a Half, which made me feel okay about grammatical barbarisms.
I have to say, my mental image of my dissertation looks a lot like the Alot. Go read about it.