Though I normally tend to avoid humor comics, I have noticed the ones I read have certain things in common. For one, they tend to possess some level of continuity. There have been one or two that tend to be completely random and off the wall, but most humor comics follow certain themes, such as the genre or the characters involved. Some will even indulge in short story-arcs or possess some form of continuity. In the case of Chaos Life, the comic mostly follows various one-shot glimpses into the married life of the artist and her wife.
And no, that’s not a typo; the main character (who is based off the cartoonist) is female, though she’s androgynous enough that I thought she was a guy while reading through the entire archive. It wasn’t until I checked the Frequently Asked Questions section that I realized (though I wasn’t entirely sure at times). What’s more, it doesn’t matter. Seriously. This is a humor comic that (when not going off on tangents about cats or various political things) is about a married couple. It works no matter what the genders involved.
I must admit I rather enjoyed viewing the relationship between the protagonist and her wife; they are an enjoyable glimpse at their life, and due to the nature of the comic often are done with a humorous twist. Sometimes that humor is subtle, but it’s there. The comic does veer into territory that some may find offensive; cartoonist A. Stiffler has made light of the fact her wife has a mental illness (paranoid schizophrenia). These depictions are not done hurtfully or with malice; I’ve heard it said that laughter can be a helpful coping mechanism, and I doubt Stiffler would put up anything her wife found hurtful.
About a quarter of the comic (approximately) veers off on tangents unrelated to the character, as is the wont with humor comics. One recurring theme is the use of sock puppets to comment on social issues, while other humorous bits include commentaries on Netflix and a dark little valentine from the Joker to Batman. These are more hit and miss than the comics focusing on the protagonist and her wife, but that may just be my personal preference for comics with continuity over completely random stuff. Though I think the real reason I prefer the comics with the married couple is there’s more attachment with them; readers can connect and identify with them. Add in the fact Chaos Life’s archives can be read in under an hour, and I’m left with no choice but to recommend this comic.