Velia, Dear is a webcomic from cartoonist Rina Piccolo, who also does the actually-in-the-newspapers comic strip Tina’s Groove. It’s a pretty interesting webcomic from a few different perspectives, which is why I think I’m drawn to it.
Velia, the strip’s protagonist, has moved in back home in order to take care of her ailing mother. She’s given up her independence as a single woman dating an awesome guy in order to not have to resort to the option of putting her mother in a nursing home.
If you think about it, it’s a little sad. Velia’s situation is one that a lot of people with elderly parents are in and have to deal with these days. And yet, with a funny cast of characters and a flair for writing awesome dialogue and one-liners, Velia, Dear is incredibly hilarious. It doesn’t focus entirely on the situation of Velia and her mother either but also does expand outward towards the supporting cast, which makes this rise from just a situational-style comedic strip and into a really great, well-rounded comic.