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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by CivCube, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    Hey now! This is the thread to talk about that great medium known as webcomics. Do you read them? If not, why not? Let's get some discussion started about our favorites.
     
  2. Erik Mesoy

    Erik Mesoy Core Tester / Intern

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    Great topic. Here's hoping I can pick up a few new ones from this. Here comes a listing, but first a tip:

    www.comic-nation.com is the solution to keeping track of most of your comics.


    First Tier
    El Goonish Shive - wonderful stuff, written by an author running on what is called Liquid Genius, a highly controlled substance. Relationships, some magic, some sci-fi, lots of good writing, gender jokes, and an incredible degree of maturity both in the comic and the community. Very good. Promotes openmindedness.

    Questionable Content - the art starts out strange and improves dramatically. There are a great many obscure references and lots of witty remarks. Geared towards a slightly older audience than EGS.

    Irregular Webcomic - Puns. Lots of them. Bad puns. Many plotlines. Random tidbits of learning. Definitely something for everything. Cameos by the author in a way that doesn't mock the fourth wall.

    Miracle of Science - mad science, futuristic setting, blogging authors, large amounts of cool. Sort of like seeing Matrix for the first time.

    DMFA - Furries, lots of good jokes, a very continuous storyline.


    Second Tier
    Order of the Stick - D&D parody, but has become more general now.
    Dominic Deegan - about a seer having to solve everybody's problems.
    Schlock Mercenary - the name says most of it
    General Protection Fault - whoof, the current storyline is long. Good comic.
    Two Lumps - The lives two cats, with lots of dry humor.
    Disassemblance - religious/social commentary and humor.
    Vexxarr - stumbled across it recently, liked it. The adventures of some poor alien schmuck.
    Bruno the Bandit - something of an inverse Asterix, only longer.
    Casey and Andy - satire, insult, some mad science, no respect for continuity.
    Freefall - very old, very good.

    Third Tier - they're not really worse, I just can't be bothered to give more descriptions.
    Queen of Wands
    Rob and Elliot
    Venus Envy
    The Mansion of E
    Gunnerkrigg Court
    MISFILE
    The Tao of Geek
    8-Bit Theatre
    Seraphic Blue
    Zortic
    The Joy of Tech
    The Wotch
    Sins
    Inverloch
    The Noob
    No Rest for the Wicked
    Abby's Agency
    Ghastly's Ghastly Comic
    TwoKinds
    Exterminatus Now
    Chugworth Academy
    The Realm of Kaerwyn
    Shadowfolk
    Strange Candy
    Comedity
    Zebra Girl
    Combustible Orange
    Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki
    Catena
    Reuben Dante: Time Vagrant
    Anime Arcadia
    Alien Dice
    Everything You Know is RIGHT!
    Peter is the Wolf
    Kagerou: An Electric Manga
     
  3. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    Urederra Mostly harmless

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    WOW.... Thanks Erik and Cleric for the links... First time I heard about webcomics... I thought there no life beyond Marvel and D.C.
     
  5. jamiethearcher

    jamiethearcher President of Canmerica!

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    Questionable Content is GREAT - I read it daily.
     
  6. Corlindale

    Corlindale Emperor

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    My favourite webcomic is www.qwantz.com
    It's about dinosaurs that discuss various subjects, and it's often pretty hilarious. An extra twist is that(almost) all the comics have completely similar pictures. Perhaps the artist is a bit lazy, but I think it just adds to the fun.
     
  7. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    Godamnit Erik, that's just plain sick freakish comic *shudders*
     
  8. garric

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    Caprice Warlord

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    General Protection Fault
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    I guess it is a "geek" comic...
     
  10. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    :clap: You're in for a ride.

    Megatokyo, by Fred Gallagher - This was the strip that got me into webcomics. I still consider it great. Gallagher is creating a very interesting story.

    Penny-Arcade, by Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins - The ultimate gamer strip. What more needs to be said.

    Scott McCloud's site - I am an acolyte of Scott McCloud. When I first read Understanding Comics, my eyes were opened to the possibility of equal media. Highly influential on the webcomic community.

    Real Life Comics, by Greg Dean - Sorta a blog comic, sorta not. Great fun.

    Nowhere Girl, by Justine Shaw - Winner of the Web Cartoonist Choice Award for Best Comic.

    Scary Go Round, John Allison - I haven't gotten too far into this one. Various supernatural events revolve around various characters in England.

    Instant Classic, by Brian Carrol - A comic about movies.

    Copper, by Kazu Kibuishi - Beautiful art. Kibuishi is also the instigator of the Flight anthologies.

    A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible, by David Hellman and Dale Beran - Very arty strip. You'll be surprised.

    Sluggy Freelance, by Pete Abrams - One of the older webcomics. Not much more I can say about it at this point.

    Reman Mythology, by Amy Kim Ganter - A fantasy webcomic about a girl who travels to an alien world. The strip has now ended, but you can read the archives.

    Girly, by Josh Lesnick - Lesbians and quirky humor. Very quirky humor.

    Alpha Shade, by Chris and Joe Brudlos - Powered by Flash. Great art and war-oriented.

    It's Walky!, by David Willis - Oh god. I love this strip. Dan Shive of El Goonish Shive describes it as "Men In Black" meets "Dawson's Creek".

    E-Merl.com, by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey - Experimental comics. I highly recommend "The Mr. Nile Experiment" and "Externality" to see what this medium can do.

    Something Positive, by R. K. Milholland - Haven't read too much of this.

    The Perry Bible Fellowship, by Nicholas Gurewitch - Wicked humor. I laugh my butt off with every strip.

    Errant Story, by Michael Poe - A fantasy epic about a sulky teenage girl.

    Demonology 101, by Faith Hicks - Demons and their ordinary human lives.

    Shortpacked!, by David Willis - From the creator of "It's Walky!". A very wacky webcomic about toy store employees. "Never presume a man does not have ninjas at his disposal!"

    PvP, by Scott Kurtz - Another oldie. Kurtz has created a respectable strip that also appears in newspapers.

    Starslip Crisis, by Kristopher Straub - If this strip is anything like "Checkerboard Nightmare", I'd like to read this.

    Melonpool, by Steve Troop - I bust a gut laughing. It's funny.

    Derek Kirk Kim - Amazing artist. He has won several Harveys and Eisners for his work.

    And of course, you must check out Comixpedia for news in the webcomics world.
     
  11. Tycoon101

    Tycoon101 Loves being STRONG

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    I like Bob and George and 8-Bit Theater. Plenty of humor there.

    My only problem with wecomics is that there are so many to read, and so little time.
     
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    Dionysius Emperor

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    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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  14. Erik Mesoy

    Erik Mesoy Core Tester / Intern

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    I did say "promotes openmindedness" on the label. Do you want to explain what you dislike about it, or do you just want to sit there and be freaked out? :p
     
  15. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    The only webcomic I read is El Goonish Shive.
     
  16. steviejay

    steviejay Now in Black and White!!

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    my favourites Userfriendly it's brilliant. I also like Cyanide and Happiness, but that's just cause I have a sick streak to my sense of humour ;)
     
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    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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  18. Ellipsis Jones

    Ellipsis Jones True Love in the Eternity

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    Achewood - A cartoon of modern life as lived by a ******** otter, an alcoholic tiger, and two bears.
     
  19. Gladi

    Gladi The ignored thread killer

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    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    You're correct, I don't read them every day, but I do check them daily. ;)
     

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