Joe Lapp a.k.a. Spider JoeSpider Babble™ is a webcomic of itty bitty nature stories. The stories are usually about bugs—spiders are a favorite subject. Sometimes educational, sometimes poetic, the cartoons are intended to get you to smile, whether they make sense or not. The cartoons are appropriate for children but written for everyone.

My name is Joe Lapp, but kids call me Spider Joe. I'm an amateur arachnologist and nature educator in Austin, Texas. I specialize in teaching children about spiders. Tarantulas are already popular, so I'm a champion for the everyday spiders we see, like jumping spiders, crab spiders, and orbweavers. Prior to studying spiders and bugs in earnest, I studied math and physics in college and lived a life as a software developer.

I hope you enjoy my bug cartoons.

Spider Joe

[The cartoons are licensed to you under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0. You may share them as you please, as long as you do not modify them in any way, and as long as you aren't benefitting financially from them. Note that each cartoon identifies this license, which conveys with each copy. All rights to use the text and drawings separately from the cartoons are reserved. Commercial users please feel free to write for permission to use the cartoons.]