The Wonders of Webcomics

If you’ve been a denizen of the internet for a while, you are no doubt aware of the existence of webcomics.

They are everywhere.

They run the gambit from amateur attempts with poor storytelling and art to epic fantasy worlds to nerdy takes on the world to combinations of all of the above and beyond.

Even if you’re not really into comics, I’d bet you can find one that you’d like.  It’d be near impossible not to, with the range of what is out there.  There’s scifi, romance, fantasy, mystery – short series, that last only a few months, and massive epics that last years.  There’s funny ones and serious ones and realistic ones and every sort of combination.

They’re also somewhat evil.  You stop by one, decide it looks interesting, and next thing you know, it’s four hours later and you have gotten nothing done.  Eeeevil.  And then you catch back up and have to wait for updates.  Alas.  And some update daily, but most do not.  Some do not have regular update schedules at all, which is VERY AGGRAVATING.

What are your favorite webcomics, Squiders?  Need any reqs?  (I have many reqs.)

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by shannon on 2011/09/01 at 6:37 AM

    I used to read lots of them in college, now I only keep up with 2. Questionable content and xkcd. I’ve found the only way I keep up with them is the rss reader on my phone because it gets delivered when they’re ready. Same with blogs.

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  2. I’ve been enjoying (though w/ an inconsistent update schedule) Sin Titulo. It’s like David Lynch decided to write a web comic. Insanity and mind-fuckery. No idea where it’s going, but I really want to find out! http://www.sintitulocomic.com/2007/06/17/page-01/

    Also a beautiful one about a Sasquatch called The Abominable Charles Christopher. http://www.abominable.cc/

    I recently came across Oglaf. It’s very often totally NSFW (lots of nudity and sex), but it is incredibly funny and with a fantasy setting. No real continuity, but a lot of characters and such are revisited. Pokes fun at a lot of fantasy tropes. Brilliant. http://oglaf.com/

    That’s about it for potentially lesser well known ones. I also follow Girl Genius, Penny Arcade, The Oatmeal, and Cyanide and Happiness.

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  3. Girl Genius (www.girlgeniusonline.com) is my all-time favorite, though I also enjoy xkcd (http://xkcd.com/) and PS238 (http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ps238/comics/index.php) when I remember to check them.

    Oh, and Kagerou (http://www.electric-manga.com/) – it’s beautifully drawn, and a mysterious, reality-bending story-line and a lovable protagonist whose mental instability is very realistically portrayed, I think. I love the bit where zombies show up and he tries to pretend they’re not there because he thinks they’re all in his head – until his friends start fighting them. 🙂

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  4. Order of the Stick is awesome, but updates are uneven. For D&Ders. http://www.giantitp.com.

    Dr.McNinja is fun too. He’s a doctor AND a ninja. With dinosaurs, cyborgs, time travel, and other excitement. http://www.drmcninja.com.

    I used to follow User Friendly, but it’s been reruns for months now. http://Www.userfriendly.org.

    I enjoy xkcd and questionable content.

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