Schlock Mercenary is a long running space sci fi comic that hasn't missed a day in 13 years.
Not sure where to put this, I guess "books" is most appropriate. Did a search but didn't see it (and "comics" doesn't really apply).
What are your favorite webcomics? Preferably free / good time wasters during down periods at work?
None of the below are "new" or "obscure" - just trying to list out what I generally check.
(1) I've been following Order of the Stick for ages:
D&D-based long running series that has evolved from D&D mechanics jokes to a pretty epic story.
(2) Oglaf is a hit and miss fantasy themed sex comic, usually funny though. No long story but recurring characters.
(3) Perry Bible Fellowship is old old old and rarely updated, but still good:
(4) Cyanide and Happiness - really hit and miss but I still check it for the odd gem
Listed in the order of my approval.
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic (major, videogame oriented, daily updates)
http://www.smbc-comics.com/ (major, daily updates)
http://www.xkcd.com/ (very mathy and frequently over my head, daily updates)
http://www.oglaf.com/ (X-Rated, updates sunday, awesome)
http://satwcomic.com/ (scandinavian and world culture stereotypes)
http://pbfcomics.com/ (funny, strange, random)
http://www.vgcats.com/comics/ (updates rarely, videogame oriented)
There are others I used to follow, but have lost interest in.
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I've followed http://www.goblinscomic.com/ for years now and it is wonderful. The artist has been releasing two comics a week for a long time now and there is enough material in the archive to keep you reading from the beginning for a few hours. He writes a good tale and his art has improved drastically, the story deals with parties of adventures in a DND like setting. The main group is a party of goblins who get themselves attacked by a group of newbie adventurers while minding their own business and the subsequent adventures they have when they decide to take charge of their lives and quit being adventurer fodder, its a great read.
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I also like
http://www.gunnerkrigg.com Gunnerkrig court
http://questionablecontent.net Questionable content - I'm not sure why I like this one, it's not exactly deep storyline or plot, but I read it all anyway ( and there is a looooot of it )
I read quite a few, obviously.
I'll second some of those previously mentioned.
Oglaf is amazing.
Order of the stick is pretty great. Especially for a stick figure comic.
Manly guys doing manly things is good.
Fantastic comic. great coloring. every emotive.
very similar in style.
Girly cheesecake. not exactly pushing the edgy. but quality comic.
Fanservice at maximum. surprisingly good.
long running. cheesecake, and fanservice. updates DAILY, full painted art. remarkable for that if nothing else. great business model. team of 5-6 fulltime employed by this.
http://yafgc.net/ yet another fantasy gamer comic.
used to be daily. DnD adventure comic.
We all have a little whomp in us.
Adorable. Shes on strip search now.
Katie is also on strip search.
This is a new one. Getting super popular super fast. Very art intensive.
http://nonadventures.com/ non-adventures of wonderella
SLOOOOWEST update comic ever. Sci-fi.
A classic comic. doesnt get much attention anymore.
Kate leth's comics. think shes also on strip search?
http://nmg.thecomicseries.com/ Nevermind the gap
Fantastic contained transhumanist story. not ongoing. this has a start and end.
Christina Stain's comic.
Jason Brubaker's comic.
Started great. but stalled out. Artist couldn't keep up with updates.
Gunnerkrigg is not as good as it should be. Pacing is terrible. tom seems pretty cool though. So can't hate it/him. But I can't read it anymore either. Its like reading Bleach. At some point, you have to ask why are you reading this? its going nowhere.
As opposed to Diaz, who is a fraud and I want to punch in the face.
Another big thing is choose your own adventure webcomics. or mspaint adventures.
http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4 Problem Sleuth this one is over. but hilarious still to read through.
http://www.prequeladventure.com/ ongoing. Oblivion prequel.
http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6 Homestuck from the same author of Problem Sleuth. has THE worse fanbase ever. Worse then My Little Pony. Rabid 15-20yr old girls.
I am also aware of various special interest comics.
People actually read Goblins and megatoyko? seriously?
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It is over now but it is good: http://www.webcomicsnation.com/hammo...e&chapter=6545
Clip art comics, updated 2-3 times a week http://partiallyclips.com/
Worth reading http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php
The Phoenix Requim
Great art I rarely keep up with this one though http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/
Penny Arcade, Ctrl Alt Del, VGCats, XKCD, Oglaf, Menage a 3, GU Comics I check with some level of frequency.
Gonna necro this mother since it's the only "webcomics" thread I found in the search function, and I didn't want to start another.
I love webcomics but I have found that a lot of the ones I have been following for a loooonog time now (over a decade for some) I haven't laughed at or thought were good in a while. Sometimes a long while. Have any others found the same?
Penny-Arcade is probably top on my list. While Gabe's art has steadily progressed, at the same time I hardly ever know wtf they're on about any more. For a while now I've been seriously thinking of removing it from my RSS feed but haven't cos it's effing PA man! But it's like they've become the Simpsons of the webcomic world. They keep going on sheer momentum if nothing else.
Ctrl-Alt-Del started out good but many quit reading it after the old story took over from the more random game related stand alone comics. But I actually liked that. I also liked his attempts at interactivity with storylines a while back. But after he ditched the story and just did standalone comics with those psychopathic 1-2-3-4 gamers I just lost heart. Another one I read just cos I've done so for 10+ years or so and not because I find it funny any more.
GU Comics has had it's ups and downs. Lately mostly downs. Now that he's taken a dramatic turn by "offing" one of the two main characters I'm not sure where it's heading.
PVP comic I used to read a lot but quit after his RSS server went to shit (1-2 years ago). Twas a good comic, how is it now?
User Friendly is another I quit reading a while ago, but mainly cos I just quit laughing.
So, does anyone else feel the same way about some of these oldschool comics?
PVP is the best it's ever been for the last four years or so. Around 2004-2008 it was pretty bad, but he managed to turn it around and keep improving.
“Men and women are made for each other, but their mutual dependence differs in degrees; man is dependent on woman through his desires; woman is dependent on man through her desires and also through her needs; he could do without her better than she can do without him. She cannot fulfill her purpose in life without his aid, without his goodwill, without his respect... Nature herself has decreed that woman, both for herself and her children, should be at the mercy of man's judgment.”
I'll edit in links later... most of the shit I read is on inkd or ink or whatever. Most of these are unfinished/ongoing, with a few that are done.
The End (ongoing, good, scifi)
Scout Crossing (ongoing, good, slow, urban fantasy)
Nerf This (ongoing, good, slow, wacky urban fantasy)
Battlepug (ongoing, good, high fantasy)
Broodhollow (ongoing, good, horror)
Order of the Stick (ongoing, good, high fantasy)
Dumbing of Age (ongoing, slice of life)
Skullkickers (ongoing, good, high fantasy)
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja (ongoing, good+wierd, magical ninja stuff)
Questionable Content (ongoing, good most of the time, slice of life)
League of Super Redundant Heroes (ongoing, random strips intermixed, horrible superheroes)
Least I Could Do (ongoing, updated often, sex-driven)
Looking For Group (ongoing, updated often, based loosely on wow)
Reptilis Rex (ongoing, good, slice of life with a subterrean reptile race)
The Trenches (ongoing, loose story on game dev, posts about game testing)
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (finished, slice of high school life)
Nnewts (on hiatus, high fantasy-horror, short)
Shiver Bureau (on hiatus, intermittent updates, high fantasy horror, short)
Drive (intermittent updates, scifi)
MercWorks (awkwardly funny)
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (awkwardly funny, math humor)
There's a bunch more, but I just clipped out most of the good ones. But yeah, a PILE of the comics have gone to shit. Some ended or have just gone hiatus without warning. I keep thinking of Nnewts where it just fucking stopped on a cliff hanger.
So I just started revisiting this thread due to fucking around with Netvibes and setting up all kinds of stupid shit I can waste time at work on, and I remembered one webcomic I used to read many years ago. I haven't clicked every single link on this page because there are just far too many, but none of the names really stood out to me. It was pretty weird, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It started fairly normally with, I think, two dudes living together and having various girlfriends, but then went all weird with one guy getting a tentacle for an arm, them visiting an underwater city I think, his girlfriend getting some demonic powers maybe? Not sure, and could be mixing up a few comics, but the tentacle thing was definitely in it, and would be enough to identify it for anyone that read it.
Help a brother out?
Thanks a lot. I'm usually the guy at work that tells everyone to Google stuff too. Ah well, fail on my part!
eh. its tricky sometimes.
i was just referencing that it was not even something I had heard of. but seemed to fit when I googled, after I considered a couple others that I thought it might be.
Thought maybe scarygoround or krakows first comic(which was hilariously terrible) at first.
if you havent, go read Order of the Stick #922.... Belkar is fucking awesome hahah
Bumping this old thread.
I have been building a bigger list of Webcomics. Made some friends, etc.
Also the webcomic nods for the Eisners were complete shit this year. And in honor of a second thread, I am going to start after this..
Also, I might repeat stuff I mentioned before, and ust forgot I did.
First lets look at some affiliates.
A oneshop stop for a number of good comics. and some bad ones.
But, blaster nation, paranatural, Blind springs, manly guys, Stand still stay silent, fanboys, etc. A few of these, Ill mention again.
Dumm Comics - Daily Dumms for Everyones!
Dumm Comics - Harpy Gee Harpy Gee from Brianne Drouhard. (creator of those Amethyst shorts on DC nation)
http://dummcomics.com/category/comics/daily/skadi/ Kati Rice's Skadi.
Top Web Comics - Your Webcomic List- Showing Comics Ranked 1 to 100
Voting site for webcomics. a good place to find new ones. popular and good do not always match of course.
Kill 6 Billion Demons.
Kill Six Billion Demons Chapter 1
A retelling of the Snow Queen. the progress on this one is amazing. Starts pretty good. I am damn jealous, as of now.
Blindsprings mentined as part of Hiveworks.
Blindsprings A Webcomic by Kadi Fedoruk
Paranatural - Chapter 4 Page 94
mentioned last time, and above in hiveworks. still deserves another note.
Seed -- Page 158
Another amazing comic. should have gotten an eisner nod.
Cute one. just started. Merchant satyress.
another new one. A slice of life transgender comic.
Girls with slingshots.
Girls With Slingshots - Gabby Maya Thea filler painting
Stand still Stay silent.
Stand Still. Stay Silent - webcomic, page 1
This should have gotten the nod, and WIN for Eisner.
READ THIS COMIC.
Solstoria | A fantasy webcomic by Angelica Maria (aka charmwitch)
Another cute one.
our intrepid crew.
SPAAAAAAAACE! Some great design here. Artist is going to really take off over time. one to watch.
Next Town over
Next Town Over - Weekly Western Webcomic Full of Steam, Sorcery Secrets
Magictek western. yeah. pretty awesome. Killer art.
Water world meets Gear of wars. Pretty terrific.
Chaos in the tropics.
All 3 - Imgur
yes. he has hilariously not gotten a website. Rough at the start, but skill has come a long way. This one is very anime/manga inspired. more then a bit of one piece.
It Hurts!! a comic about a sweet stupid little boy in love
so very crude.
Strong female protag.
SFP | Updated Tuesdays and Fridays
Think I linked before. but again.
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I would like to mention A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible. At the beginning it is very ugly and no so great meta-humor about making a webcomic. Rapidly the content becomes very imaginative, weirdly poetic and uniquely powerful. It takes a little bit longer for the art to catch up, but by the end some of the comics are brilliantly drawn, with impressively elaborate compositions and serve the oddest of tales. Not too long at 50ish comics total, but better read with care.
Just randomly stumbled on to an album of this comic and found it awesome. Super simple art but she has great timing and the art really works perfectly with the jokes. It's good and funny.
The early ones are pretty shaky.
Does anyone have a recommendation for something that is well written and completed or at the very least has some well developed arcs and character development? I'm weary of all these 100+ page comics that seem to have no ambition beyond dragging things out as long as possible because the author has no real plans beyond the initial premise.
Thanks Caliane for the link for Unsounded; I hated it at first because tail girl is insufferable but as she eventually speaks less and once Duaine's past gets developed things improved rapidly (I hope he keeps the gag on her for awhile more though ). Also liked Kill 6 Billion Demons for the artwork mainly, it's one of the few where I've actually stopped to take in a pages details beyond a cursory glance in between the writing.
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