Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped/Web Comics
- Chess Piece seems to be trying to get across the message that being purely idealistic or purely a cynic is a bad thing.
- Something*Positive has a comic that really drives home the point of how absurd racism is.
- Many anvils are dropped in the arc involving Davan's dad and a "Hell House" - a Haunted House aimed at scaring people into accepting Christianity. And yes - they are real. The quote on the last page is especially Anvilicious
R.K. Milholland's Dad: Never confuse the faith with the supposedly faithful.
- Winston Rowntree, author of Subnormality, often deals with Aesops and Anvils with the subtlety of a falling stack of bricks. While he can get awfully heavy-handed with his messages in his webcomic, he occasionally pulls off an incredibly effective, powerful Anvil. This is exemplified in The Line, a fan favorite which illustrates a chilling, much-needed moral about conformity.
- "I Am A Good Person" by Deviant ART artist Pa Mikoo features adorable, sobbing cartoon schoolchildren in the last panel, but it features a message that some people are remarkably thick-skulled about.
- Misfile uses a Gender Bender story to deliver An Aesop about how Transsexuals deserve toleration.
- Manly Guys Doing Manly Things: "Every Rose Has It's Thorn", regarding Poison and the fact that she's Transsexual, and how what's in anybody's pants doesn't matter unless you want to get in them. Crowning Moment of Heartwarming for Commander Badass.
- El Goonish Shive drops one with Justin - as a gay person with gender bending technology available, he could easily turn into a woman and continue to love men without intolerance. He continues to reject this idea because he is a man, homosexual or not, rejecting the Trans Equals Gay stereotype. There's also Susan's revelation that men aren't constantly horny pigs. In her notebook, she writes how she can no longer blame her father's adultery on his gender.
- Sequential Art in strip #176 has this particularly sweet anvil:
Kate: So. Uh...d'you think Hilary looks... good? As...as a pin-up, I mean.
Art: Yep. She's got the curves, the saucy smile, the seductive eyes. She's the perfect pin-up. That said; I think she's a troll, with looks but neither the charm nor personality to back 'em up...Probably why she hates you so much. Terrible thing; envy.
- Though it mostly pokes fun at the comic industry, The Gutters really hits a homerun in this one about same-sex relationships.