Another website you should take a look at if your bag is already too heavy to be dragging a book around is Cartoon Movement. It describes itself as “the internet's #1 publishing platform for high quality political cartoons and comic journalism”.
The “newsroom” is a public forum where one can submit comics/cartoons and vote on other people’s ideas to determine what gets published on the site. The cartoons weren’t really my thing, but the comics are worth a look. I have never really come across this journalistic style before and found it to be quite intriguing. Some provide heartfelt glimpses into the unfamiliar: “Afghan Life” contrasts life in a Third World warzone with the comforts of the US, and “The Waiting Room” follows Iraqi refugees in Syria in watercolour. They provide an interesting way to find out what’s going on around the world. The format allows the journalist to provide a more personal view of events, leading to a less formal but just as informative “article” as one you would find in a newspaper. These are paid journalists, so the quality is high.
Unfortunately there are not actually many comics published on the site as of yet, but as the site seems to be relatively new and also quite popular, hopefully this will change soon.