When we’re in the mood for an entertaining distraction on the Internet, many of us turn to online games or video to fill that need, and while that’s great and all, I can’t help but wonder what happened to comics. Sure, you’ll still find comics in the newspaper and there are plenty of them online, but they just don’t seem to be as popular as they once were. One of the reasons for this may be because besides reading a comic, you really can’t participate in them very often, and in a world where almost everything can be produced and edited by the community, that’s a big deal. With that said, Bitstrips is developing a comic creation tool that has spread like wildfire through the blogosphere.

You don’t have to be artistic to use Bitstrips and create great comics, and that’s one of the wonderful things about the service. If you can use a mouse (not the furry rodent), then you can create characters, scenes, and comics with ease. Unlike other comic creation tools that provide you with very basic controls, Bitstrips really does give you the power to create what you want and share it with your friends. Watch out YouTube, there’s another distraction in town.