Some people use this term for superdeformed versions of comic, Manga or [Anime] characters.
What's the difference between 'chibi' and 'SD' (Super-Deformed), then? --AlexChurchill
Chibi, as it says in the line above, is a Japanese word meaning "small", and commonly used for that by RealPeople. The usage described here is an abuse by otaku of this word. Super-Deformed is a made-up English phrase not generally used for anything else. - MoonShadow
Short, stocky version of character drawn that way for comic effect. Think visual equivalent of footnote in a TerryPratchett book. - MoonShadow
Uh, WebComics use them a lot - usually little authors with rapidly moving fists flailing at their plot. They're used in anime/manga to show 'inner thoughts' or to show the reaction of a character who is currently off camera. Anyhow, DragonHalf doesn't use them that way.
Which WebComics? Could you link to a strip which has one in?
Um - WorkSafetyWarning? - most of these comics may be dark. Jack for gore and violence, and Tang for bad bust size jokes.