Are journal webcomics more personal than, say, a typical blog? Both involve a certain level of voyeurism. It’s not unwelcome, as the writer put a not-insignificant amount of effort chronicling their lives to the public, filtering moments to a key handful of anecdotes that hopefully someone, somewhere finds relatable or amusing. We get the sense of his or her speech patterns, experiencing what it would be like if we talked to the person.
There’s an extra level of effort and intimacy when the writer is also drawing about her life. It’s almost like seeing the world through her eyes: You see them how they see themselves, other people, and the world around them. We see firsthand what the artist finds amusing or daunting.