Surviving the World (STW) is a daily webcomic which has been running daily since May 31, 2008. The comic's tagline describes it as "Daily Lessons in Science, Literature, Love and Life". It is authored by research scientist Dante J.T. Shepherd, and was started when he was a research professor at the Fred Paulson Institute. The site takes a novel approach to the webcomic genre in that it features a photograph (or a series of them) with text, graphs and sometimes comics drawn on a chalkboard and expressively framed by the author. This novelty is discussed in the comic itself as an intentional decision. The webcomic is approached as a continuing college class, including recitations, homework, and supplemental material, even going so far as to label the individual comics as "Lessons" and the authors as "Faculty." The strip consists already of over 1500 lessons (including recitations).
Dante Shepherd is one of the funniest and most talented humorists on the web. If you have never followed his work, I suggest you give him a try. I am simply amazed that he has been able to create a webcomic every day. I check in with him often if I need a chuckle or two. His archive is huge. I am starting you off with Lesson Number 1 and it gets goofier as you go along. Have fun - you could spend hours here and not take it all in.
I have published this article to Newsvine Science and the Skeptic Vine because he is, after all, a research professor and a skeptic.
And goofy. Did I mention goofy?