The locally based graphic novelist's Check, Please!, about the ice hockey team of fictional (and Canadian) Samwell University, is the best-funded webcomic of all time. The series – and its popular iteration in printed form – is also among the funniest and sweetest evocations of any sport ever put into sequential-art form. It'll warm your heart and make you laugh and wonder why you don't strap on a pair of skates yourself, if only to glide over for a slice of that newbie Bittle's pie.
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