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Postby Petra » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:07 pm

Because we aren't nerdy enough!

I'm a webcomic junkie. I don't read all that many, but the ones I do read I keep up with religiously. My three favourites are Something*Positive, Wapsi Square and Questionable Content.

The great thing about all of those is how drastically the art style has changed since they started.

So what are your favourites? Who do you empathize with? What webcomics do you hate?
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Postby wizzard » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:17 pm

Hehe, almost every time I get online, I run through my webcomic bookmarks.

Penny Arcade is a classic.

I'm also a huge fan of Questionable Content.

*possible spoiler warning*

I really want Marten to be with Faye, though, and my next choice would be Hannelore.

*/spoilers*

Of course Megtokyo, although it's getting less and less interesting.

Possibly my favorite is 8 Bit Theater. It's fairly immature, but it's really funny, and I love the visual style.[/url]
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Postby Jayelle » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:17 pm

Unshelved - a very funny library comic
One Duck to rule them all.
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Postby Petra » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:21 pm

I am Faye. Yesterday, I was this Faye. And this one. I have proclaimed to everyone I know that I am a Sexy Thing.

*SPOILER*


See, I'm rather a fan of Dora and Marten. Dora amuses me.

*/SPOILER*



Now I'm going to have to go read those ones you suggested and get addicted!
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:24 pm

Ctrl+Alt+Del, Questionable Content, and Applegeeks would be my main ones. I might re-add Mac Hall to the list if they ever start updating frequently again.
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Postby Petra » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:28 pm

How could I forget Least I Could Do?! I love this comic! The art style has really changed on this one.

And if you like Questionable Content, you'll probably be into Something*Positive. It's a little darker, but a lot of the same humour. Boy-punching occurs.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:17 pm

it's like you're all taking the ones that i check all the time... i'll post my list tomorrow. i read them when i'm at work. there's like 30 that i read. (i get bored at work.)

other than that, i'm thinking of starting a webcomic based on my band. sort of a "for musicians" type of thing. i've already got some pretty good caricatures of my bandmates. we'll see where this goes.
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Postby Petra » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:21 pm

Of course we read the same webcomics, Josh. C'mon.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:23 pm

heh. i suppose.

besides, i read just about every web comic out there, so it shouldn't be a surprise.
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Postby zeroguy » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:05 pm

Unshelved - a very funny library comic
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My list, in a rough order of when I discovered them:

(Items with a * indicate the site may contain NSFW content)

Comics I check pretty much every day:
Stand Tall (when it starts on Oct 5th)
Errant Story*
MacHall (some kind of change is happening soon... not sure what)
User Friendly
Megatokyo
Tailsteak's collection of comics
DMFA
Freefall
Codename: Hunter
Sinfest
Winter (not updating, but I check every day hoping it does)
Dominic Deegan
Faux Pas
Two Kinds*
Better Days*
Everything Jake (not updated in a while, grrr...)
Real Life Comics
Jack*
Flipside*
Ozy and Millie
S.S.D.D.
Unshelved
Count Your Sheep
Plugged Nickel* (sorta)
xkcd
Between Two Worlds
Chugworth Academy* (sorta)
Lackadaisy

Comics I check every now and then:
New Worlds*
Gene Catlow
Under Power*
Indie Zelda's Wind Waker Comic

Comics I once checked every day, but stopped (either because it ended, or I just lost interest):
DubThis! (the first webcomic I ever read regularly)
Exploitation Now*
VG Cats
Desert Rocks
Hackles (I do still read the archives every now and then, though; this comic is genius)
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Postby zeroguy » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:21 pm

I am Faye. Yesterday, I was this Faye. And this one. I have proclaimed to everyone I know that I am a Sexy Thing.
But the real question is, do you do the actual punching motions, as well?
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Postby anonshadow » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:22 pm

I adore the Order of the Stick, as well as others mentioned (like Questionable Content).



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Postby mr_thebrain » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:25 am

ok here's my list.

ActionTrip
Digital Unrest
Dueling Analogs
Press Start to Play
Wapsi Square
Orneryboy
Cute Ninja Girls
Ugly Hill
Evil Ink
Liberty Meadows online
Little Gamers
Joyce and Walky
Butternut Squash
No 4th Wall to break
Kristy vs. The Zombie Army
Joe loves crappy movies
theater hopper
hatesong
real life comics
shortpacked
housd
the Outer Circle
PVP
Starslip Crisis
Scary Go Round
Least I Could Do
Penny-Arcade
Control-alt-delete
Sam and fuzzy
MegaTokyo
Questionable Content
Joe and monkey
rpg-tv
xkcd

I'm not going to bother linking them.

Some of them i read every day, others whenever they update, some i'm still just making my way through the archives.
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Postby Petra » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:42 am

Zero, the punching motions are mandatory, for I am a Sexy Thing and one cannot achieve Sexy Thingness without punching motions.

In other news: I hate whichever one of you told me to read Ctrl+Alt+Del. I just got to 2004.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:05 am

I hate whichever one of you told me to read Ctrl+Alt+Del. I just got to 2004.
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Postby Mahatma » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:02 pm

I am now addicted to Questionable Content.... thanks :roll: ... :wink:
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Postby mr_thebrain » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:06 pm

it's got a good enough story, and the art has improved a lot since he began. very addictive comic.
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Re: Web Comics

Postby zeroguy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:12 pm

I cannot believe I forgot to mention 1/0 (archive link), which is possibly my most favoritest thing ever. It has ended now, but it still gives me some enjoyable re-reads.

I also forgot to mention Bunny, which I occaisionally check out.

Also, I just noticed this the last part of this...
So what are your favourites? Who do you empathize with? What webcomics do you hate?
I cannot stand (off the top of my head):
PVP
Penny Arcade (Tycho and Gabe seem cool themselves, I just don't like their comics)
VG Cats
CTRL-ALT-DEL

Wow, all gaming comics. I never noticed that before.
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Postby Seiryu » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:33 pm

Penny Arcade
Perry's Bible Fellowship
Megatokyo
Real Life


I had more, but I got lazy.
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Postby fawkes » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:48 pm

Ok, this is my entire list of webcomics.

9th Elsewhere
Applegeeks
Chugworth Academy
Girly
Aoi House
Mac Hall
MegaTokyo
Penny Arcade
Comedity
Ctrl+Alt+Del
Dominic Deegan
Ferio's Breath
Lang Lang
Press Start to Play
Real Life
No Rest For The Wicked
Red String
Sore Thumbs
Something Positive
Tsunami Channel
VG Cats
Ganalath
Genki Girl
Zap!
Girl Genius
Gunnerkrig Court
Saturnalia (hiatus)
Seraph Inn
Penny and Aggie
Devil's Panties
PVP
Friendly Hostility
5ideways
LinT
Curious Adventures of Aldus Maycombe
Sinfest
Sorcery 101
The Golden What Now
True Magic
Least I Could Do
Girls with Slingshots
Wapsi Square
Black as White
Noses Optional
The Forge
All Roses Have Thorns
Power Puff Girls Doujinshi
Talismen
The Wotch
Vampirates
You'll Have That
C'est la Vie
Goblins
and last but certainly not least, Narbonic.

... That's quite a lot...

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:47 pm

My list keeps expanding.

Order of the Stick
MegaTokyo
Sheldon
Get Medieval
extended_grb_injoke
Unshelved
Gods of ArrKelaan
Earthsong
Piled Higher and Deeper
Earthsong
xkcd
Dork Tower
Pibgorn
Narbonic (sadly, ended)

Plus the normal comics
For Better or For Worse
FoxTrot
Heart of the City
9 Chickweed Lane
Get Fuzzy
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Postby Qing_Jao » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:01 am

Irregular Webcomic
Twenty Sided Tale (DM of the Rings)
xkcd
Dinosaur Comics
8-bit Theater (although I lost the storyline for a while, so I'm kinda lost
Megatokyo
CTRL-ALT-DELETE
Penny Arcade
PVP
Legostar Galactica
Day by Day

And a lot of non-web comics.
I love www.darkgate.net 's comic slurper. :) Wonderful for those who like RSS feeds.
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Postby fawkes » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:15 pm

Here's one with great art: Withershins
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Postby Seiryu » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:26 pm

I've got my own that I do. It's okay. The drawing could be improved upon and so forth, but it's decent for a newbie.
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Postby zeroguy » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:05 am

I felt like mentioning some additions to my list.

Three Panel Soul, the successor to MacHall
Altermeta is updating again! (it was on hiatus when I made my old list)
Gone With the Blastwave (currently "taking a break")

And last but not least, Dresden Codak, quite possibly the most all-around awesome of the comics I've recently looked at. And he's just started going full-time! I should buy some of his stuff soon.
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Postby Wind Swept » Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:53 pm

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Postby Qing_Jao » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:16 pm

My husband likes "The outsider" I don't have the link, he does. It hasn't published in awhile, but the art is stunning.
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Postby Slim » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:56 pm

Last week I was reading MegaTokyo through the archives. When Kimiko stood up for Piro on the radio, (in and around #700) that was the most depressing thing ever, because that's just like me. I need a freight train of hints before I can gain enough courage to call a girl. It was like the internet was telling me: "Slim, get a life." So, I've been using a lot less internet for the last while. Who would have thunk that a webcomic would help me sort out my priorities???

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Girl (thinking): Why won't Slim ask me out? I've been dropping tons of hints that I really would like him to!!

Me (thinking): I want to ask that girl out... But she has been dropping hints that she doesn't want to... If only I knew it was safe!!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:30 am

Bayeux Rhythms cracks me up.
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Postby Mich » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:21 pm

I cannot stand (off the top of my head):
PVP
Penny Arcade (Tycho and Gabe seem cool themselves, I just don't like their comics)
VG Cats
CTRL-ALT-DEL

Wow, all gaming comics. I never noticed that before.
I just now read this when I was skimming over, zero, and I totally agree with you on PvP, VG Cats, and Ctrl+Alt+Del. Don't know why you can't stand them, but the comics are often enough rants against minuscule problems in games. I recently erupted in rage over the CAD guy's essay on why Guitar Hero III doesn't count as a real sequel. Can't stand the guys who makes 'em, can't stand the comics.

As for Penny Arcade, well, I won't bother arguing. It's cool if you don't like it.

But my possibly favorite webcomic of all time is RPG World: http://www.rpgworldcomic.com/. Just thought I'd throw that out there, because there are enough super-long lists on here. Ian J's influence goes far and wide.
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Postby zeroguy » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:19 am

As for Penny Arcade, well, I won't bother arguing. It's cool if you don't like it.
Yeah, actually, putting that with all of the others may have been a bit strong. I don't really hate PA; I just see them, and don't find them funny. But the others, when I see them, sometimes they send me into a mild rage.
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Postby Mich » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:42 am

Oh, here's another one I haven't seen anyone put, probably my second favorite webcomic of all time, and one that I don't think anyone ever has ever heard of. It's called Kota's World, it doesn't really make sense at first, the quality lags in both art and storytelling towards the beginning, the author tends to go into deep bouts of depression, but I love it, and I don't think I've ever actually told anyone about it before. So, here you go, guys, my hidden treasure:

http://www.nightgig.com/sweatshop/kotas ... e=19991225

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Postby fawkes » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:03 pm

If anyone is interested, Shaenon Garrity is re-running Narbonic with "director's commentary". There's lots of interesting tidbits in there, like did you know Shaenon actually won a contest to name the baby rat creature in "Bone"?

Anyway, go here
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:44 pm

That's awesome. Now I have something to do tonight when I get bored of writing and knitting.
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Postby zeroguy » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:12 am

Thank you (and curse you for taking all of my time!). This has a very... interesting style. I'm like halfway through and I'm just now realizing what all of the *ota names stand for. It's odd to have no idea what's really happening for 400 comics and yet still be interested enough to keep reading. My only gripe so far is spelling errors. They bother me more than they should in comics, I think. It can be a bit ridiculous, but it has been very enjoyable thus far.

By the way, what is your favorite comic, then? After Kota's World you're going to disappoint me if you say something mainstream...

Edit: There are also numerous things mentioned I've never even heard of before, like aquaphiles. And does 'yippi' actually represent something real?
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