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Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?

Postby Kas » Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:48 am UTC

I've really been trying to push Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life on Mr.Xkcd, but it doesn't seem to have much effect.

Among other things, I'm pretty regular with Dinosaur Comics, Perry Bible Fellowship, A Lesson is Learned But the Damage Is Irreversible, and of course Penny Arcade.

So come on now, let's discuss some of these fine pieces of the internet.
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Postby Sitnaltax » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:34 pm UTC

My current favorites are Something Positive and Questionable Content. Queen of Wands used to be #2, but the storyline finished. I also like Ozy & Millie , Diesel Sweeties, The Devil's Panties, BoxJam's Doodle, and Boy on a Stick and Slither.

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Postby James » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:05 pm UTC

People should check out perfect stars.
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Postby Jesse » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:14 pm UTC

Only one I read regularly is this'n and SMBC.

Edit: Also, Beaver and Steve

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Postby Prof. Karly » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:38 pm UTC

I came here from Dinosaur Comics (http://www.qwantz.com), which is a good one. I also read Questionable Content (http://www.questionablecontent.net) and Boy on a Stick and Slither (http://www.boasas.com), and Killer Robots from Space (http://www.eastmostpeninsula.com).

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Postby Frankeinstein » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:55 pm UTC

Perry bilbe fellowship, Sexy losers, Sinfest. A softer world sometimes too.

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Postby kira » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:06 am UTC

C'mon people! Toothpaste for Dinner! That's a staple.

Also Achewood, Cat and Girl, and White Ninja.

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Postby Chocobean » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:36 am UTC

list:
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Penny Arcade
Beaver And Steve
VG Cats
Go-Girly [sometimes NSFW, please note]
PVP Online
Inverloch , a long running fantasy graphic novel, more than comic
Real Life Comics
Dilbert

But really, I read most of them out of habit now, except for SMBC and this one. I used to read queen of wands too when it was still going, altho I never really liked the art or the story.

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Postby hiddenmaniac » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:40 am UTC

Does something like Weebl and Bob count? Even though it's gone way downhill in recent weeks.

I must admit, I'm here because a friend found this on google. I guess the only other true webcomic I've read is Ctrl+Alt+Del which I don't care for.
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Postby Shoofle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:11 am UTC

My oh my! No one reads xkcd!

The only other webcomics I read regularly are the products of the two great masters, being Megatokyo and Questionable Content, and also Dinosaur comics. I read many others (too many to mention [not actually, I just don't feel like listing them]) as well.

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Postby davean » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:48 am UTC

I read Real Life, UserFriendly, and use to read MegaTokyo before it lost all pretenses of being funny and became a long drawn out borring, pointless unmotivated story.

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Postby Shoofle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:38 pm UTC

davean wrote:I read Real Life, UserFriendly, and use to read MegaTokyo before it lost all pretenses of being funny and became a long drawn out borring, pointless unmotivated story.


BLASPHEMER!!

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Postby Penguin » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:11 pm UTC

Questionable Content and occasionally Penny Arcade and Dinosaur Comics.

I used to read Men In Hats religiously, but then it went away. :(
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Postby Shoofle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:26 pm UTC

Penguin wrote:I used to read Men In Hats religiously, but then it went away. :(

I as well! Truly, it shall be missed for ever.

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Postby Taylor » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:04 pm UTC

Girly, Cutewendy, Dinosaur, Questionable Content, all four Double Fine comics, Perry Bible Fellowship, White Ninja, Diesel Sweeties, Queen of Wands, Cyanide and Happiness, Kristy vs the Zombie Army, Edwitch, Thinkin' Lincoln, Stuff Sucks, No 4th Wall To Break, and I've just begun to read most of the rest of Dayfree Press comics (except Little Gamers, which I just do not find funny).

Edit: I also have started reading Chugworth Academy (really awesome), Wendy, The Adventures of Penis (Only about 50 strips of it, though), Able and Baker, A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversable, and Punks and Nerds.
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Postby area » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:52 pm UTC

Frazz. Everyone should read it by law.

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Postby Penguin » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:08 pm UTC

Shoofle wrote:
Penguin wrote:I used to read Men In Hats religiously, but then it went away. :(

I as well! Truly, it shall be missed for ever.


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Postby davean » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:28 pm UTC

Shoofle wrote:
davean wrote:I read Real Life, UserFriendly, and use to read MegaTokyo before it lost all pretenses of being funny and became a long drawn out borring, pointless unmotivated story.


BLASPHEMER!!


Oh please, pyro can draw, but he can't write. I can't believe he fired the person who actually made it.

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Postby Prof. Karly » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:40 pm UTC

I totally forgot http://www.lickmyjesus.com! This comic no longer updates, but it's worth it to read through the archives. It was the best comic of it's day and barely anyone really knew about it!
Seriously, read this comic.

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Postby xkcd » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:00 pm UTC

I mention the comics that are my biggest influences at the bottom of the page, and aside from those I also read Questionable Content and Penny Arcade (which I've only recently started to truly appreciated), as well as Copper, Wondermark, Boy on a Stick and Slither, Partially Clips, and Tiny Sepuku.

I think it's worth mentioning again what I think is the best comic on the web, the now-ended Buttercup Festival.
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Postby kira » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:31 am UTC

Hear, hear. RIP, Buttercup Festival.

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Postby The Udjat » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:58 pm UTC

Something Positive and Questionable Content are the main ones. I also sometimes read Diesel Sweeties, Least I Could Do, Penny Arcade, Scary Go Round, and 8-Bit Theater. Also used to read Queen of Wands, when it was around.

There's probably others I'm forgetting.

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Postby Cowie » Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:00 am UTC

I'd have more fun making a list of webcomics i hate, but i think that's a flamewar that doesn't need starting.
a non exclusive list of likeables includes boasas, pbf, toothpaste4dinnar, animalshaveproblemstoo.. i haven't read pokey the penguin in ages but it was funny as hell back then. also, dinosaur comics.

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Postby Allergic2Umbrellas » Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:16 pm UTC

I read:

xkcd
postcard press
toothpaste for dinner
married to the sea
pbf
dr mcninja
my new filing/fighting technique is unstoppable
get your war on
adventures of confessions of st. augustine bear
dinosaur comics
animals have problems too



and <shameless>allergic to umbrellas </shameless>

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Postby Nicolas Bourbaki » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:57 pm UTC

My comics bookmark folder in firefox (hooray for bookmarks->Comics->open in tabs) has the following (with annotations):
(I'm not going to link these, cause it would be too much work. If there are any you haven't heard of, google can find them, I'm sure.)

Absolutely Uniquerrific (hasn't updated in forever, created by my college roommate)
Absurd Notions (hasn't updated regularly in forever)
achewood (easily one of my top 3 favorites)
Alien Loves Predator (has its moments)
diesel sweeties (1 out of 3 or so is funny)
Dilbert (I should delete this, but haven't yet)
Edible Dirt (I wish it updated more often)
Flem (I wish it updated waaaay more often!)
Married to the Sea
Order of the Stick
Unshelved (lol libraries are funny.)
Pathetic, Inc. (I wish it updated more often!)
PBF
Pet Professional (hasn't updated in a long time)
Penny-Arcade
Piled Higher and Deeper (lol, grad students!)
Simulated Comic Product (xkcd--- if you haven't read this one, I suggest you do! I think you'd like it.)
The Conversatron (defunct for years, I just keep it there is case it returns one day)
toothpaste for dinner
xkcd


I've recently pruned that list; it used to also include Mac Hall, Real Life, PvP, Userfriendly, Ctrl-Alt-Del, and a few others, but they tended to make me want to punch the artists/creators more often than laugh, so I removed them, after years and years of reading them.

Older comics I've enjoyed till they jumped the shark were Megatokyo, sinfest, sexy losers (nsfw!), Something Positive, Queen of Wands, and Two Lumps (James Grant, you've dissapointed me again!)
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Postby twenty10 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:58 pm UTC

in vaguely chronological order of readershipnessismizzleness (ad infinitum)

ubersoft - techy, geeky, good (daily, too)
bash.org - not a comic by any means, but it falls in nicely for things that make me laugh
red meat - more than slightly disturbing, but I love the sick sense of humor
userfriendly - great parody of MS, simple comic, nice points
white ninja - a pleasant random white ninja
ctrl alt del - good gamers comic
gigaville - metal gear characters, w00t
loserz - updates have been lacking, nevertheless holding out hope, about a group of high school gamers
morning glory - by far the most depraved comic I've ever read... one that you're sure you're going to hell for when you read it. this comic will offend most people.

I started reading megatokyo.. read through a few years of back logs (I really hate starting webcomics part way through)... liked it, but it has too much of a japanese flavor for me. read through a lot of penny arcade, but didn't feel like reading up to present, which is why I don't follow it now. a now dead, but still great comic, was wigu (and before that topato the poison potato)
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Postby Shoofle » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:09 pm UTC

twenty10 wrote:a now dead, but still great comic, was wigu (and before that topato the poison potato)

Wigu isn't dead! Although now it is in comic book form, although I haven't gotten any of them.

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Postby zombiereagan » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:27 pm UTC

i have too much time on my hands so i tend to pick a webcomic and read the whole thing and then do it again with a new one (i do keep up with previously read ones, for the most part anyway.)

8bit theater
penny arcade
ctrl alt dlt
ozy and millie
press start to play
vg cats
digital purgatory
Commander Kitty(though its been dead for some time now)
Walking is still honest(dead as well)
Chugworth academy(just weird foriegn dude making semilewd drawings/jokes)
PBF
SMBC
sketch battle
This comic sucks
Snafu
Fallen(updated like once every equinox or solstice)
no 4th wall to break
megatokyo(the art is great but most of the humor left with Largo)
Little Gamers(i dont' remember how far i got into that before i stopped reading it and then i was gonna start again but i lost my place so badly i didnt' bother)
Snakes on a plane(i don't know why this even exists but sometimes its funny)
Templar, Arizona (just found this one yesterday and its one of the story driven albiet off the wall things i've read. Like a good indie movie or something along the lines of the writing. definately reccomend it)
White Ninja (gotta love it)
Apple Geeks(i have a mac which is why i started and i enjoy the humor, though its become more story driven lately which doesn't mean bad. The apple geeks lite segment keeps the mood light.)
Badly Drawn Kitties (i haven't read this one in a while since i stopped for a while and got lost as to where i was again.)
and of course xkcd

I more or less use the VG cats links section as a place to just close my eyes and click a link and read from there. the only way i can remember which ones i'm reading is from the different colored links indicating that i've been there before XD.
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Postby Shoofle » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:46 pm UTC

I don't understand why everyone seems so unhappy with Megatokyo not being that funny. I think it's even more beautiful art (what with the practice he has had) and I think it's an extremely well-written story. Someone will disagree with me, but I don't eve know what is up with my standards based on how other people view what I like.

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Postby zombiereagan » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:35 pm UTC

i'm not saying that megatokyo is bad, on the contrary i read every update. The story is nice (though a tad drawn out, very soapish in places) and it still retains some humor(i think piro has gotten the hang of some of the original humor) but Largo was the humor embodied in the original writing.
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Postby Tropylium » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:43 pm UTC

I read way, way too many. (incomplete list here) Altho there's still already been 46 comics mentioned in this thread that I do not read …

But anyway … here's a few special faves of mine. Mostly smaller, obscure ones - the biggies get enuff press already.

Between Two Worlds
Bigger than Cheeses
8 : 1
Framed
The Mansion of E
Slow Wave
Spamusement
Zebra Girl
and anything done by Jennifer D. Reitz or Tailsteak.

Also, I can hartily suggest PIXEL to all fans of xkcd; it's got a flavor very similar to the geekier humor here.

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Postby Guest » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:43 pm UTC

I like to read WIGU because then I can keep up on what movie Jeff Rowland is shilling for.

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Postby Yummy Tree Sap » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:54 am UTC

I read:

This, of course.
Perry Bible Fellowship.
(sometimes) Questionable Content.

But I think one of my favorites has to be:
minus.

Everyone should read that. The 14th comic is really something special.

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RECOMMEND : Other funny webcomics

Postby WhiteRabit » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:43 pm UTC

I'll reccomend my other favorite webcomic to the forum...

Cyanide and Happiness
http://www.explosm.net/comics

Anyone else got reccomendations?

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Postby Lani » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:59 pm UTC

A Softer World tends to be sometimes strange, sometimes funny, and sometimes very beautiful. It was one of the parodied comics from Parody Week.
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Postby thomasjmaccoll » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:05 pm UTC

lani wrote:A Softer World tends to be sometimes strange, sometimes funny, and sometimes very beautiful. It was one of the parodied comics from Parody Week.


i think the 'a softer world' parody was my favourite of the parody week... it was so realistic but yet so cutting... the original is good too :)
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