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Title: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 02 Feb 2013, 19:01
I figure it's time we had ourselves a place to hang out and discuss other webcomics around here, since that's a uniting interest of literally everyone on here. So here it is: anything webcomic-related you'd like to talk about, just throw it out there.

So what do you read? I know there are some people on the MAKE subforum that do comics, anyone feel like plugging one they do?

I've been slowly grinding through some of Dave Willis's old stuff. It's Walky is goofy but totally awesome.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Feb 2013, 11:45
Undoubtedly my favourite webcomic ever is Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

I've not added the ones I like to favourites, but I clicked 'random' a few times and came up with this one:
http://www.smbc-comics.com/?db=comics&id=758#comic

The only time it doesn't make me laugh is if it's one of the really conceptual sciencey comics that I don't understand. Any time I GET the jokes, which is maybe 98% of the time, it's hilarious.

I also love the way he tends to pile punchlines on top of punchlines, like when the comic was a guy sat next to a tombstone with the name 'Frank' on it, and he's drinking and saying 'We had some good times though, right Frank?' Then the caption says: 'Me and my buddy Frank love finding tombstones with our name on it then drinking by them and pretending the other one's dead. Or at least, we USED to, until Frank died.'

I've been reading Penny Arcade for the last decade, and it's been going another five more years in front of that, so it's pretty insane.

It's not as much... FUN as it used to be. A lot of their really high-concept stuff like Automata is brilliant, but it just isn't that funny any more, generally speaking.

I'll always read a new one, though.

I also quite liked Super Effective, but it updates so infrequently I don't really like endorsing it.

And lastly, 2002-2004 my brother wrote a webcomic called Stickman Stickman (http://stickman.qntm.org/comics.php?n=0) which I always really liked although I think he feels like it was shitty these days. I disagree. I think it's pretty funny, and when he starts dealing with bigger storylines down the line I think it gets quite awesome.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Feb 2013, 12:35
I have *counts* thirteen comics that I read on a daily/bi-daily basis. In no particular order:

Atomic Laundromat (http://www.atomiclaundromat.com/)

Girl Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php)

Schlock Mercenary (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/)

The Whiteboard (http://www.the-whiteboard.com/index.html)

PvP (http://pvponline.com/comic/)

Gunnerkrigg Court (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/)

Weregeek (http://www.weregeek.com/)

Sam & Fuzzy (http://samandfuzzy.com/)

General Protection Fault (http://www.gpf-comics.com/)

Heavenly Nostrils (http://www.gocomics.com/heavenly-nostrils/)

The Order of the Stick (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/ootslatest.html)

XKCD (http://www.xkcd.com)

Yes, I know there's only twelve there. Do I really have to spell out the thirteenth?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 04 Feb 2013, 03:36
I would get links but in class right now and writing this quick.

I've a fair few comics but most are ones I'm still catching up on. My current binge is Something Positive, think I've caught up to 2007.

I'm a big fan of Girl With Slingshots. Only been reading it since last year but it quickly became amazing to me.

The Abbadon which is sometimes NSFW but the art and story is surreal feeling.

Oglaf which I used to never laugh at but still read and now it's one of the few comments that properly makes me laugh almost every update.

A couple I read but don't stay as caught up as I should include Surviving The World, Basic Instructions, All New Issues, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Awkwad Zombie, xkcd and there's more but I don't have access to my bookmarks.

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Feb 2013, 16:36
I think we've had this thread before, but honestly it died a long time ago.

I read way too many webcomics, including Penny Arcade, Girls with Slingshots, QC, Bad Machinery, A Softer World, Johnny Wander, Guilded Age, Octopus Pie, Shortpacked, Homestuck, and Wasted Talent among others. I made a list to try and keep up with them all, the older one had at least 100 of them.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 04 Feb 2013, 21:42
I think we've had this thread before, but honestly it died a long time ago.

I did a pretty thorough search before I put this one up, cause if I post a thread and it gets locked, my shame will be on the front page for months.

Willis's comics are killing me this week. I also went back and read the Penny Arcade archive, and motherfucker those guys are awesome. I still think Jeph writes one of the best comics on the internet. QC has ruined most other ones for me.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 05 Feb 2013, 14:13
The comics I follow at least semi-regularly that come to mind right now:
* QC (http://questionablecontent.net) obviously
* Times Like This (http://timeslikethis.com)
* Megacynics (http://megacynics.com)
* Piled Higher and Deeper (http://phdcomics.com)
* Strange Quark (http://sqcomic.com)
* xkcd (http://xkcd.com)
* Mokepon (http://mokepon.smackjeeves.com/) (forgive me, it brings back nostalgic memories of playing Pokemon Red/Blue on my old Game Boy  :psyduck:)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 06 Feb 2013, 17:17
Some of the ones I follow are definitely in the NSFW catagory

Collar 6 (http://collar6.com/#) for one

 Menage a 3 (http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/hoping_to_find_candy) is another

Some others that may be considered that

 Eerie Cuties (http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/top_of_my_class)

 Magic Chicks (http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/girl_shaped)

 Dangerously Chloe (http://www.dangerouslychloe.com/strips-dc/ding_dong)

Others include

 Flaky Pastry (http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/)

 Namir Deiter (http://www.namirdeiter.com/)

 Sandra and Woo (http://www.sandraandwoo.com/)

 Powerpuff Girls Donjinshi (http://ppg.snafu-comics.com/) and  Grim Tales (http://grim.snafu-comics.com/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Feb 2013, 19:58
There have been other threads (like this one (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,11587.0.html) - so bloody old, most of the people are listed as "Guest"), and I remember posting the screenshot of below my comic bookmarks in another thread...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5251/5540150930_c66971d684_z.jpg)


But I've trimmed that list by quite a bit, because of... well, time, really.  And some of them just ... died out.  And that computer died. 

So right now, it's just

QC
GWS
S*P
Shortpacked!
Dumbing of Age
The Zombie Hunters
Templar AZ
Sam & Fuzzy
d e a d . w i n t e r
Gunnerkrigg Court
Namesake
Guilded Age
Sister Claire
xkcd
Oglaf

and there are a few others that I catch up with every once in a while, like Love Me Nice, Darwin Carmichael and Freefall. 

Damn, that's still a buttload of comics.  I should really do something better with my time...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Feb 2013, 20:03
I still consider Templar, AZ (http://templaraz.com/) the best online comic I've read, but it's not so much a webcomic as it is a trade comic that gets revealed one page at a time.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Valdís on 12 Feb 2013, 10:46
KIWIS BY BEAT!

i cry evry time (http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus37.html)  :-)

<3 Minus.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Feb 2013, 11:22
At the time, I was following "Great", but I like that, too...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Asterus on 12 Feb 2013, 14:47
@Carl: You use IE?

The sad thing is, I have a better change of figuring out what day of the week it is if I want to read a comic as opposed to actually figuring out what class I need to pack for.
My list:
Erfworld (http://www.erfworld.com/)
XKCD (http://xkcd.com/)
Penny Arcade (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/)
Ctrl+Alt+Del (http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/)
VGCats (http://www.vgcats.com/comics/)
Awkward Zombie (http://awkwardzombie.com)
8-Bit Theater (http://www.nuklearpower.com/8-bit-theater/)(Finished)
Ansem Retort (http://www.ansemretort.org/mainpage.php)
Order of the Stick (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots.html)
Cyanide and Happiness (http://www.explosm.net/comics/)
Exterminatus Now (http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/)
Bittersweet Candy Bowl (http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/)
The Middle Ground (http://www.mgcomics.com/)

This may seem like a lot, but keep in mind, a few years back I frequented Drunk duck ^.^
I guess Hyperbole and a Half should go here, but it's kinda a comic/blag?
... Still waiting for applegeeks to come back  :cry:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Feb 2013, 15:20
Agnus Day - The Lectionary Comic (http://www.agnusday.org/) (Weekly)
Atomic Laundromat (http://www.atomiclaundromat.com/) (Mo-We-Fr, sporadically)
Comics.com (http://comics.com/) (Daily*)
Candi Comics by Starline Hodge (http://www.candicomics.com/) (Mo-Tu-Th-Fr)
Coffe With Jesus (http://www.radiofreebabylon.com/Comics/CoffeeWithJesus.php) (weekly - kinda)
Dork Tower by John Kovalic (http://www.dorktower.com/) (Sporadically Mo-We-Fr)
The Dreamland Chronicles by Scott Christian Sava (http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/) (Mon thru Fri - usually)
Evil Inc. by Brad Guigar (http://www.evil-comic.com/) (Mon thru Sat)
Girl Genius by Phil & Kaja Foglio (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php) (Mo-We-Fr)
Girls With Slingshots by Danielle Corsetto (http://www.girlswithslingshots.com) (Mon thru Fri)
Insert Image by Wes Molebash (http://www.insertimg.com/) (Mondays)
Pibgorn at GoComics by Brooke McEldowney (http://www.gocomics.com/pibgorn/) (Mon thru Fri)
PvPonline.com by Scott Kurtz (http://pvponline.com/comic/) (Mon thru Fri/sporadically)
The Obvious One (http://www.questionablecontent.net/)
Real Life Comics - The Online Comic by Greg Dean (http://www.reallifecomics.com/) (Mon thru Fri/sporadically)
Sequential Art by Phillip M. Jackson (http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php) (Weekly)
Sheldon Comics by Dave Kellett (http://www.sheldoncomics.com/) (Monday thru Friday - usually)
Times Like This by Thomas Overbeck (http://timeslikethis.com/) (Mon & Thu)
Wapsi Square by Paul Taylor (http://www.wapsisquare.com/) (Mon thru Fri)
The Whiteboard (courtesy of Doc's Paintball Shop) (http://the-whiteboard.com/) (Mon thru Fri)
XKCD by Randall Munroe (http://xkcd.com/) (Mo-We-Fr)

* - Of the Comics.com strips, I enjoy:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Feb 2013, 00:20
@Carl: You use IE?

Used to, had no choice (work computer). 

I also used to spend some time in Drunk Duck, mainly with Simply Sarah (I had a guest appearance in a page a few years ago), Cathy (finished) and a couple of trans* comics - Eve's Apple (which seems to have died) and The Princess, about a young lady-to-be and how her family and friends deal with her (not always well), and how she deals with them (not always well either). 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Feb 2013, 05:39
I got all excited that Hyperbole and a Half was back then, but sadly not :(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Asterus on 14 Feb 2013, 06:52
"NOTHING CAN DO ANYTHING TO ME!" XD
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Feb 2013, 12:31
Our little crowdsourced strip wasn't the first time I'd "guest stripped" a webcomic.

I won't say which one, because you should be able to figure it out from some of my comments, especially about time travel.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 14 Feb 2013, 13:19
Times Like This? The Whiteboard?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Feb 2013, 14:45
No, Doc Nickel has not asked me to butcher his webcomic.

Cassie, OTOH, is not as lucky. (http://timeslikethis.com/index.php?id=128)

On topic: I'm currently wondering how Cassie can breathe ATM, considering she's got a mouth full of foot.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Lupercal on 15 Feb 2013, 15:47
Just seen that Ctrl Alt Del is finished? I mean, Tim is still posting shitty filler comics but his main characters seemed to have ended their arc late last year. I gave up reading because the stories got less and less interesting (the whole miscarriage thing, plus weeks and WEEKS of filler) drove me away. I'm also not 15 anymore. Didn't see that coming.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 21 Feb 2013, 22:08
I used to read ctrl+alt+del back in the day. I didn't remember what made me quit, but man. Going back and reading some if it is painful.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Feb 2013, 06:50
Hint: I bet you missed a carriage or something.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 28 Feb 2013, 13:04
what's going on here? Nobody has mentioned "Scandinavia and the World" yet? I'm admittedly not a great webcomic reader, apart from QC and xkcd I only read SatW. Though I just discovered The Oatmeal and am liking it so far.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Aethien on 28 Feb 2013, 13:09
SatW is kind of hard to follow because of the irregular updates, although I do tend to check for anything new about once every other week or so.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Feb 2013, 14:30
I certainly like to catch up with SaTW from time to time - and indeed, only a couple of days ago I was able to identify an image from it for the folks on another forum.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Aethien on 28 Feb 2013, 15:58
It's always fun to link this SatW comic (http://satwcomic.com/women-s-rights) in new places.   <- Warning: Potentially NSFW
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LittleKing on 01 Mar 2013, 11:48
I really like Oglaf (http://oglaf.com/). It's only updated on Sundays though and it's NSFW... But it's quite funny if you're in a naughty mood ;)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Aethien on 01 Mar 2013, 12:36
I really like Oglaf (http://oglaf.com/). It's only updated on Sundays though and it's NSFW... But it's quite funny if you're in a naughty mood ;)
This one (http://oglaf.com/fancy/1/) had me in stitches for at least 15 minutes. Absolutely brilliant. (and very NSFW)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 01 Mar 2013, 17:36
I really like Oglaf (http://oglaf.com/). It's only updated on Sundays though and it's NSFW... But it's quite funny if you're in a naughty mood ;)
This one (http://oglaf.com/fancy/1/) had me in stitches for at least 15 minutes. Absolutely brilliant. (and very NSFW)
check it out every sunday. Its good.  I'd recommend it to people but I fear they wouldnt trust my taste after checking it hahah.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LittleKing on 01 Mar 2013, 18:18
I really like Oglaf (http://oglaf.com/). It's only updated on Sundays though and it's NSFW... But it's quite funny if you're in a naughty mood ;)
This one (http://oglaf.com/fancy/1/) had me in stitches for at least 15 minutes. Absolutely brilliant. (and very NSFW)
check it out every sunday. Its good.  I'd recommend it to people but I fear they wouldnt trust my taste after checking it hahah.
Ahahaha! But despite all the sexual stuff, which might not be to everyone's taste, I do think it's a very good quality comic. The art is beautiful if you don't mind the nudity and the jokes are funny and well written.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 01 Mar 2013, 21:17
Archive Binging in progress... Gunnerkrigg Court.

(Pray for me...)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: celticgeek on 01 Mar 2013, 21:22
Rhoi'r gorau i gyd yn gobeithio chwi sy'n dod i mewn o fewn. Pob Lwc! 

Iechyd da!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Mar 2013, 01:17
Archive Binging in progress... Gunnerkrigg Court.

(Pray for me...)

It gets a little confusing at times - at least it did for me. That may be because I've only read it once though.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 02 Mar 2013, 02:45
Done.

Wow.

That Rowling chick has nothing on Mr. Slidell.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Mar 2013, 13:01
Has anyone else read Ava's Demon (http://www.avasdemon.com/) yet? It's pretty good!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 02 Mar 2013, 14:11
I've been reading through the Something Positive archives and I keep getting "Forbidden" for a load of the November 2012 comics.  :cry:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 02 Mar 2013, 15:34
LICD, SP and GWS are getting the big-red "Unsafe Website" alerts. Apparently they got marked with a report saying they contained malware. Danielle has posted on her Twitter that it's been fixed, but Google's taking its time removing the "unsafe website" alert.

Try accessing it via a different browser, like Safari or Opera.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 02 Mar 2013, 15:37
Yeah, I saw that. I don't think that's the issue, if I go back a bit or forward a bit the comics load. Maybe just some pages are effected? Although I've noticed the S*P archive has had quite a few errors, like wrong URLs or typos.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 02 Mar 2013, 15:49
The websites for SP and GWS both lost their databases when someone hacked them a couple weeks ago (they were down for a couple days at the time). I'd guess this is probably related to that, and the typos and wrong URLs are probably from when they had to rebuild their databases.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Mar 2013, 16:35
Randy does everything on S*P's site by hand, and has been restoring the archives in a piecemeal fashion ever since the disaster.  SuperStupor and Rhymes with Witch (his other two comics on the site) are still a mess.  And he's off to ECCC, so it may be a while before everything's fixed right. 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 02 Mar 2013, 20:40
GWS hasn't had any archive issues recently, I just read through it a couple days ago.

If you guys haven't read Dresden Codak, go do that shit right now.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 03 Mar 2013, 00:30
His kickstarter reached its first goal in just one hour.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 03 Mar 2013, 11:28
One of the comics I read for S*P lately, Randy said his server got attacked, I think, and the only one that wasn't effected was S*P because of the "archaic" way he maintains the site.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Emoroffle on 22 Mar 2013, 00:37
Wow so many overlaps with the people here. Besides the obvious I do read all of Gisele Lagace's works, I read Quiltbag till it ended, Els Goonish Shive, Rain-LGBT, Girls With Slingshots, Penny-Arcade, Sunstone (a romance/bdsm work by Shiniez on Deviant Art), Spinnerette, and Supernormal Step. There's a few others I touch from time to time as well but these are my regular reads.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Mar 2013, 02:35
Tries to remember all the comics I read...
Alright, here goes! I've found literally all of these through advertisements on other Webcomic websites. It's nice to see how connected the webcomic scene is!

QC, that's obvious,
Go Get A Roomie (http://gogetaroomie.com/index.php). The author seems to have nailed Jephzibahs method of "Tease the fans until they give up, then tease them even more!"
Menage A 3 (http://www.ma3comic.com), which is kinda hard to read because most of the characters motivations are ZOMG MAKEOUTS, HOT. It's nice to shut off the brain though.
Red String (http://www.redstring.strawberrycomics.com), where I mostly just thought "oh my god, lamest love story ever, so predictable", but got hooked anyhow.
Misfile (http://www.misfile.com), which takes itself way too seriously, but is really cute and also, surprisingly long-living.
Cyanide and Happiness (http://www.explosm.net/comics), because, duh. First webcomic I ever read.
Gamercat (http://www.thegamercat.com), because we don't have enough webcomics about games /s
Then there's the furry comics, which I only read because I wasn't aware that normal webcomics existed.
TwoKinds (http://twokinds.keenspot.com), which has an interesting story but updates tantalizingly slow.
Las Lindas (http://laslindas.katbox.net), which I only read out of spite, because the story started to be batshit stupid, and the only reason I still read is because I like some of the characters.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 23 Mar 2013, 13:10
I started binging http://fribergthorelli.com/wbk/index.php/page-1/]What Birds Know (http://) today, after having it sit in my to-read list for about a year. It is :psyduck:. Very good, but :psyduck:.

EDIT: Link fix.

EDIT2: I just hit the end of the archive and I want to know mooooooooore!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 23 Mar 2013, 15:15
* Mokepon (http://mokepon.smackjeeves.com/) (forgive me, it brings back nostalgic memories of playing Pokemon Red/Blue on my old Game Boy  :psyduck:)

Welp, p33 just hit me in the childhood.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: TinPenguin on 23 Mar 2013, 15:56
Last Thursday a friend linked me to the webcomic Looking For Group. Two days later, I am suffering the hollow after-effects of an archive binge. Why do I do this to myself?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: wheelofdawn on 29 Mar 2013, 11:17
Right now I currently read:

Questionable Content: Obviously.

Penny Arcade: (http://www.penny-arcade.com) Though recently I prefer reading the news articles on the front page over the comic itself. Unsure if that is a sign of maturity or me being out of touch with modern gaming.

E-Diots (http://www.e-diots.net/category/comics/): Just like Penny Arcade, gaming sitcom. I do not know why there are so many gaming comics and so so very few movie ones.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (http://www.smbc-comics.com): A good taste of cynicism and humor. A lot of anti-ginger jokes in there too for when I want to hurt myself.

Projects my friends and I work on:

morphe (http://morphe.thewebcomic.com): A horror "visual novel" that I write for. We're trying to get the feel for Higurashi and other such Japanese horror visual novels while having a light and character driven plot. Right now we only have 30 comics done so it'll be a while before it gets to shine.

Evil Plan (http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com): A comic about a super villain and the assistant he hires off of the street to build his devices. Written and drawn by a good friend of mine it's been running for about 8 years.

Sire (http://sire.smackjeeves.com/): A comic where fictional characters are reincarnated in to the modern world and people are born as "Lineage Children" where they are forced to play out the stories of their "Sire". If they try to defy the story provided by The Binding then they will suffer. A comic where studying every nuance of Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens and  Robert Louis Stevenson may save your life.

And most dear to my heart. I used to read--- but they finished:

Avalon High School: (http://www.avalonhigh.com/) This was my pre-QC crack and a must read for anyone who loves QC. It's about a bunch of Canadian high schoolers who dive too deep in to the dramas of love and suffer the harsh real life effects of their parents love going sour through the years. Massive bonus points for the story about the adult Deirdre falling in love with a high schooler. Very tastefully handled.

RPGWorld (http://www.rpgworldcomic.com/): Another oldie but goodie. A direct parody on Final Fantasy style RPGs. A very promising start but it became too much for the creator. He has moved on to better things :)

The Last Days of Foxhound (http://www.gigaville.com/comic.php): A prequel comic to Metal Gear Solid designed to fill in the blanks regarding the mysteries of the series and the backstories on the quirky mini-boss squad. The best thing about this comic is how it was written before MGS3 came out and ended up being more accurate to MGS4's plot than any independant comic really should be.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Boiled Dove on 29 Mar 2013, 12:01
Anthony ‏@nedroid 13h
We had a meeting and it's official. From now on please refer to all "webcomics" exclusively as "WebT◉◉nz™"
 Retweeted by New Jacques Swing
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Apr 2013, 18:38
OK, found this recently, archive binged, and am in love; 

Heart-shaped skull (http://www.heartshapedskull.com/), the main story is that of a young witch, Sertenity Rose, and her inability to deal with life.  A bit angsty, a little dark, with some well done world-building.  There was apparently a long (as in several years) hiatus between books one and two, and the art improved drastically.  The site's a little hard to navigate for archiving, but it's worth it. 

Enjoy! 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 04 Apr 2013, 07:48
Finally finished Something Positive's archive and now I'm sad because I have to wait.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Apr 2013, 07:32
Well there's going to be more coming, so that's a happy circumstance. Something positive, if you will...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Carl-E on 05 Apr 2013, 08:07
That was something terrible. 

(_)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Apr 2013, 08:50
Thank you, I try.  :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 05 Apr 2013, 15:45
Am I the only one who thinks ending an archive is such an empty feeling?  :psyduck: Like, "Well, now what do I do?" Clearly the answer is find another archive.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Apr 2013, 19:07
Well, there's a difference between an active comic and a dead one.  But either way, yeah, I want to discover something new...


I just have to keep myself from doing so, or I never gat anything done. 





sorta like on here...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Bluesummers on 13 Apr 2013, 18:29
Hokay, here's my list of vices:

 
► Questionable Content (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) - Slice-of-Life comic about a semi-humanoid robot, the hapless dude who lives with him, and butts.

► Dr. McNinja (http://drmcninja.com) - He's a doctor, and a ninja. At the same time. What more do you people want?!

● Penny Arcade (http://www.penny-arcade.com) - Put in a penny, play a game. Put in another penny, this comic will tell you why that game is terrible.

►/● Ctrl-Alt-Del (http://www.cad-comic.com) - A comic that was once about a madman...now it's about vidya games.

● XKCD (http://www.xkcd.com) - Math, humorified.

► Megatokyo (http://www.megatokyo.com) - Two white guys get stuck in Japan. Hilarity ensues.

■ Whomp (http://www.whompcomic.com) - A comic about a comic artist, who draws a comic. Also, McNuggets.

► Blaster Nation (http://www.blasternation.com) - Shenanigans.

► Go Get a Roomie (http://www.gogetaroomie.com) - Casual-sex shenanigans.

● Cyanide & Happiness (http://www.explosm.net) - Every politically incorrect thought you've ever had, and some you haven't.

● Endless Origami (http://www.endlessorigami.com) - Sometimes funny, sometimes downright weird.

► Looking For Group (http://www.lfgcomic.com) - Imagine you've been transported to a D&D-esque world of magic, dragons, and the occasional troll.

► Pulse (http://pulse.comicdish.com) - Superheroes. And fanservice. LOTS of fanservice.

■ Oglaf (http://www.oglaf.com) (NSFW) - Every politically incorrect porn-related thought you've ever had, and some you haven't.


► - Comic has Continuity
■ - Comic has some elements of continuity, some one-shot strips.
● - All or most of comic is one-shot strips.


I may have inadvertently left some out...I'll think of them eventually, if I think of them. :psyduck:

And for those of you who were dumb enough to click the QC link, you deserve what you got. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 13 Apr 2013, 18:58
Also, McNuggets.
Mmm... delicious, horrible indigestion...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Bluesummers on 13 Apr 2013, 19:39
Especially when you buy the 50-piece special. (http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/02/09/no-pain-no-weight-gain/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 19:54
I am on page 2660 of homestuck, right as you're meeting Jade.

I look forward to continue reading/playing once i get home because goddamm adobe has pretty much destroyed Mobile flash.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 30 Apr 2013, 06:42
KIN!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 30 Apr 2013, 11:28
► Megatokyo (http://www.megatokyo.com) - Two white guys get stuck in Japan. Hilarity ensues.

Slowly.

Do you read Schlock Mercenary? 7days/week updates! Never - and I mean never - a break! Sentient poo Carbosilicate amorphs!

Quote from: Bluesummers
And for those of you who were dumb enough to click the QC link, you deserve what you got. :mrgreen:

Now I have something to use in revenge for having the Gummi Bear song played at me at work. How did I not think of it?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Apr 2013, 19:14
I am on page 2660 of homestuck, right as you're meeting Jade.

I look forward to continue reading/playing once i get home because goddamm adobe has pretty much destroyed Mobile flash.

One of us, ONE OF US!!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Apr 2013, 22:18
I'm making fast progress. :P

I've already gotten to here:

http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006140
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 05 May 2013, 21:38
man I HATE that joyce is only in the relationship 'cause she thinks she can "save" ethan.  And judging by the chat, I am the only one.
http://www.dumbingofage.com/ (http://www.dumbingofage.com/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: K1dmor on 05 May 2013, 21:58
 You're not the only one Leec, same here. Also Ethan approved that crazy idea....
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 06 May 2013, 07:27
I can understand Ethan's POV but he should just remain single and just figure his own way.  And it seems like he has the hots for his roomie.  This drama plane will crash and burn horribly.  I am curious on what Joyce's friend will say when she can reach her.

It is both annoying and adorable how religious she is.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 May 2013, 07:33
I've been reading Shortpacked for years but I never made the transition to Dumbing of Age. Is it a retread of earlier stories or is it a new thing with old characters?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 06 May 2013, 07:49
new thing, old characters
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: DaveLobevich on 16 May 2013, 08:48
It's funny no one mentioned Station V3 (http://www.stationv3.com/). Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who actually reads it.
Also, Ménage à 3 (http://www.ma3comic.com/) is awesome, it's often slightly NSFW though.
My all-time fav is Able and Baker (http://jimburgessdesign.com/comics/). It's mostly dead, but there's hope that it might resurrect at some point. Anyway, there are enough comics to keep anyone busy for a short while.

The two first ones have continuous storylines. All three are totally different.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 May 2013, 15:00
http://larptrek.com/

This is awesome :D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 26 May 2013, 15:23
(click to show/hide)

That's a good collection, Gunnerkrigg, Schlock and xkcd are among my favorites, along with Sluggy Freelance (http://www.sluggy.com/nvg), Goblins (http://www.goblinscomic.com/06252005/) and Between Failures (http://betweenfailures.com/about).

Notable mentions; Octopus Pie (http://www.octopuspie.com/2007-05-14/001-pea-wiggle/), Manly Guys doing Manly Things (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/about) and Girls with Slingshots (http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/about.php).

I read through the archives General Production Fault a couple of years ago, simply because I read that it had the same kind of plot evolution as Sluggy Freelance ("Cerberus Syndrome (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CerebusSyndrome)"), but I've got to say, he didn't pull it off (even closely) as well as Pete Abrams, the author of SF, did. The melodramatic plots and character arcs of GPD did not mash well with the highly comedic art-style and geeky humor. In my opinion, anyways.

On a side note, do most folks here read your webcomics daily? I usually read them in batches, waiting until there's at least a dozen or two of updates. Can't really immerse myself in one strip at the time, especially since all the comics I read, except xkcd and C&H, have storylines, and make little sense out of context.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 May 2013, 15:43
Ah yes, Manly Guys. I started reading that again recently, and decided that it might be good to have a sig-quote that was from somewhere other than the Discworld.

I read comics daily because I hate hitting the end of an archive binge. I'll periodically go back and read the whole thing from start to finish, which reminds me that I haven't read Girl Genius over recently. #nosociallife
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 29 May 2013, 17:37
I read comics daily because I hate hitting the end of an archive binge. I'll periodically go back and read the whole thing from start to finish, which reminds me that I haven't read Girl Genius over recently. #nosociallife

I remember when I read Sluggy Freelance 2-3 years ago, in a few weeks. That's 13-14 years worth of comics. It was at the "4UCity"-arc, one of the biggest and most dramatic so far, that I hit the end..

..it sucked.


Anyways, this is why I love Schlock Mercenery:
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/6889/sciencep.png)
Take that, fake sciences. :evil:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Jun 2013, 21:06
Why couldn't I have had a student like this (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/03-answers-in-hennessy/pillow-talk/) when I did tutoring?  :psyduck:

(Yeah, I know all the reasons why that would be a bad thing)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 18 Jun 2013, 20:53
*Jumps up and down and yells WOOHOO!!!*


It's back!!  First new comic in months went up apparently late last week!  And here I was almost giving up on ever seeing it continue.

I hope that this is a good sign.    :-D   :-D   :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 19 Jun 2013, 05:43
Kugai: they have a discussion board for the comic over at another place I frequent (Halforums), if you're interested.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 19 Jun 2013, 15:15
I know.  I'm a member there.

Just thought I'd pass on the fact that it looks like Hansagan is back doing the Comic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 29 Jul 2013, 21:25
is it weird that I love that Joyce is cringing in today's comic?
(http://www.dumbingofage.com/comics/2013-07-30-ruletheworld.png)
source (http://www.dumbingofage.com/)

she used to be (and still is) indoctrinated by her parents but her cringing just makes her kind of realize that maybe her parents didnt have it all right/figured out.  Especially a few strips back where her mom was excited that she had a black friend.  :roll:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 30 Jul 2013, 02:54
Keep this in mind:

Quote from: DoA FAQ
6) This is important: Joyce is autobiographical.

Dave Willis was as indoctrinated as Joyce is, and I feel like that is why he makes religion less and less important for her.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 30 Jul 2013, 09:06
reading some of the comments, I can totally see this.  :psyduck:

omg last panel bottom left hand corner!
(http://www.dumbingofage.com/comics/2013-08-01-mister.png)
its faye and her family!!!!!
http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/mister/#comment (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/mister/#comment)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 04 Aug 2013, 18:18
Soo, I just finished reading Shortpacked!. I read through the whole thing within 2 days.

My mind.

It is broken.

Also I need to read "Roomies!", "It's Walkie" and "Joyce and Walkie" and then read Shortpacked! again to see which references I missed. I feel like I picked up quite a bit from the comments on Shortpacked! and Dumbing of Age.

And what the hell am I supposed to do now…
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 14 Aug 2013, 22:00
the most recent Girls With Slingshots story arc is adorable as fuck!  Clarice is scared and the dude is being a bit too sweet in my opinion.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 15 Aug 2013, 06:18
Soo, I just finished reading Shortpacked!. I read through the whole thing within 2 days.

My mind.

It is broken.

Also I need to read "Roomies!", "It's Walkie" and "Joyce and Walkie" and then read Shortpacked! again to see which references I missed. I feel like I picked up quite a bit from the comments on Shortpacked! and Dumbing of Age.

And what the hell am I supposed to do now…

It's Walkie is fucking bonkers, craziest comic I've ever read!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 15 Aug 2013, 06:21
the most recent Girls With Slingshots story arc is adorable as fuck!  Clarice is scared and the dude is being a bit too sweet in my opinion.

The thing I love about him is I don't think he's trying to be sweet.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 Aug 2013, 15:53
By the way, I'm really interested to see how Dumbing of Age's current comic will be resolved tomorrow. Sal looks like a completely different person there.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 15 Aug 2013, 16:27
the most recent Girls With Slingshots story arc is adorable as fuck!  Clarice is scared and the dude is being a bit too sweet in my opinion.

The thing I love about him is I don't think he's trying to be sweet.
I think he is some of the time but yes other times he doesnt seem to be trying but its just working out that way.  That last strip when he pulls up to her place was awesome. Left me grinning like an idiot. Can't tell if her brain is not compute or afraid to let him find out about her "dancing" or just overall shy.  :-D

edit: cant tell if its her heart (probably) or her throat that hurts in the last panel!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 18 Aug 2013, 12:20
In other news: I spent way too much time with David Willis' comics.

I've got impatient and didn't want to wait for BringBackRoomies, so I read through all of "Roomies!". And "It's Walky!". Now I'm reading "Joyce and Walky!".

My mind is completely boggled right now.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: de_la_Nae on 21 Aug 2013, 21:56
Used to read a lot of Penny Arcade, but just... fell away. Some good stuff there, but eh?

Schlock Mercenary is something I've followed for a decade or so. I'm having trouble these days remembering large chunks of it, which is a poor sign. I don't think it'll last much longer on my list.

Dominic Deegan, Oracle for Hire (http://http:www.dominic-deegan.com) is something I followed. It's usually not God Tier material by any means, but I usually liked it. It recently ended too, which is something I'm fond of seeing in comics:*endings*

For that matter, Kid Radd (http://www.bgreco.net/kidradd.htm) was a project that ate up quite a bit of my time, and made me feel some definite existential feels back in high school.

More later maybe.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 26 Aug 2013, 21:45
wow today's dumbing of age strip...just...wow.  Amber. :oops: total Luke Skywalker heroic BSOD there. I love this comic even more now!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Aug 2013, 00:26
I'm sure this one'll have consequences. Her being so afraid of the rage she inherited from her father can't be good. I also worry that it might have an effect on Amazi-Girl, and thus on Danny.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 28 Aug 2013, 01:22
Holy carp, there's so much speculation on the first panel in today's DoA…

It probably is the robbery she told Danny about, being a traumatic experience which led to the creation of Amazi-Girl. Now many people suspect that Sal was involved in that robbery, as it was said she was sent to catholic school for holding up two convenience stores and the time she was sent there correlates with Amber's explanation of the robbery. Note the curly hair in panel one today, that might be Sal. Also note Ambers reaction to Sal in this comic (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/margaret/).

Damn, if that's true, then Willis really made a two year foreshadowing.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 28 Aug 2013, 06:54
wow, I think you're right!  I never noticed it before.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 30 Aug 2013, 05:11
The current romance bit in girlswithslingshots... oh my.  At first I thought Josh was just a punching bag, but the story is suddenly very very sweet.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 30 Aug 2013, 07:26
It's adorable especially how Clarice is all awkward, especially every time he drops her off at home... :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 01 Sep 2013, 01:57
Quote
DoA today (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/eaten/)

Argh Billie no *facepalm*
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 26 Sep 2013, 15:12
DoA today: Damnit Danny! Is Amber gonna do it? :psyduck:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 26 Sep 2013, 15:14
My reaction was roughly "aaargh".
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 26 Sep 2013, 15:20
Danny dannying it up again. But from his perspective he's doing the right thing. He doesn't want to "cheat" on Amazigirl. But of course he's incredibly oblivious for not realising they're the same person. I just hope that he doesn't destroy everything when/if she really tells him.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 26 Sep 2013, 18:07
Got sucked into TVTropes today and ended up being introduced to "Sinfest" with an arc about a succubi and the book worm human she adores, and they were torn apart because of some preacher dude.  Was really cute.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 07 Oct 2013, 16:46
http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/repeat/ (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/repeat/)
My reaction to Joyce:
(http://i.imgur.com/dFZmKkS.gif)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 12 Oct 2013, 00:11
Bwahaha, David Willis knows his readers far too well. He has a comic buffer until December, and has just flared up hopes for the shippers and crushed them afterwards. He definitely earned his moniker ”Damn you Willis”.

Comments refer to this as ”dropping an iceberg onto the ship”. I think it's great he knows his fans well enough to foresee who will be shipped.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 12 Oct 2013, 09:47
Comics, eh? Let me go through my RSS subscription list. In no particular order:

Wondermark! (http://wondermark.com) (An Illustrated Jocularity, regular updates, often absolutely hilarious)
Subnormality (http://www.viruscomix.com/subnormality.html) (Big-ass wordy magical realist comics, regular updates)
Secret Knots (http://www.thesecretknots.com/) (Weird-ass magical realist comics, regular updates)
Rice Boy, Order of Tales, Vattu (http://rice-boy.com/) (Awesome nontraditional fantasy, regular updates)
Indexed (http://thisisindexed.com) (Comical graphs and stuff, regular updates)
Bearmageddon (http://bearmageddon.com) (Bear armageddon, from the creator of Axe Cop (http://axecop.com/), regular updates)
Prequel (http://www.prequeladventure.com/) (Elder Scrolls humorous adventure narrated comic, regular updates)
Lackadaisy Cats (http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/) (Prohibition-era speakeasy cats, drop-dead gorgeous art, seriously amazing, sporadic updates)
The Meek (http://meekcomic.com/) (Light fantasy starring a girl without clothes)
Bird and Moon (http://birdandmoon.com/) (Biology comics)
Blank It (http://blankitcomics.com/) (Humorous surrealist adventure)
Awkward Zombie (http://awkwardzombie.com/) (Video game humour, regular updates)
Bunny (http://bunny-comic.com/) (Random. Just random.)
A Softer World (http://asofterworld.com/) (Hard to describe)

The great thing about having all the comics in my RSS feed is that I never have to remember to check them!

Undoubtedly my favourite webcomic ever is Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
I don't think SMBC is consistently good, but when it is good, it is GREAT.

"You don't love Jesus, you're just INFATUATED with him!"
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Oct 2013, 10:20
I just discovered Gunshow, and OH MY GOD.

Also, I just read up on the whole Penny Arcade fiasco and I haven't read it since. I'm also going to get rid of the volumes I have on it. It's depressed me beyond belief.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 12 Oct 2013, 15:57
Bwahaha, David Willis knows his readers far too well. He has a comic buffer until December, and has just flared up hopes for the shippers and crushed them afterwards. He definitely earned his moniker ”Damn you Willis”.

Comments refer to this as ”dropping an iceberg onto the ship”. I think it's great he knows his fans well enough to foresee who will be shipped.
I love Willis for going his route, its just making Ethan squirm.  What he's doing isnt fair to Joyce and its especially not fair to himself!
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 12 Oct 2013, 16:46
I just discovered Gunshow, and OH MY GOD.
That's... certainly an apt way to describe it.

Quote
Also, I just read up on the whole Penny Arcade fiasco and I haven't read it since. I'm also going to get rid of the volumes I have on it. It's depressed me beyond belief.
The shitstorm that has surrounded Penny Arcade recently just never dies, it fades into the background after a while but then they pull another act and it starts all over again. It's just really sad that they're in such a position of power that this becomes a real issue. In any other situation, Mike Krahulik would be just another clueless internet asshole that we could just ignore, but that's just not an option here.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 13 Oct 2013, 21:07
And with today's comic one of David Willis' characters might have come out as trans. If I understand todays comic (and hovertext) right, she's presenting as male for her parents.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 14 Oct 2013, 00:38
Wondering why the character is using that pseudonym.  Awfully close to a particular relative's name that's in comic.

in Girls with Slingshots news....
(http://img.pandawhale.com/47778-colbert-popcorn-dis-gun-b-gud-fqXR.gif)
Maybe I don't know Hazel that well but I am surprised at her reaction.  How long have they been broken up?  The fail train is about to enter the station in that last panel.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 14 Oct 2013, 07:07
They just said a couple comics ago it's just under a year. (http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1714/) I don't think her reaction is that odd, despite it being an extreme jump from "I'm fine." It's a lot easier to accept your ex is your ex when you're both single. When the ex starts getting it on with other people you might think, "I should be the as moved on as they are."

Really is two steps foward, ten steps back with Hazel sometimes.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 14 Oct 2013, 13:09
Yeah, that 2 steps forward 10 steps back saying is a good way to describe Hazel in general.  Wow, that means she's been living with her mom for nearly a year now?  I couldn't do that for more than 3 months if I had to.  I like how Jamie was trying to sincerely excuse Hazel's behavior to Zach and the guys.  When that girl said "See you at your place cabbie" in front of Hazel, I couldn't help but think of lumpy space princess saying "Oh my glob, drama bomb!"  So far I am not disappointed.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 15 Oct 2013, 03:30
GWS: Dammit Hazel!

DoA: Dammit Amber!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 15 Oct 2013, 12:16
I'm surprised by Hazel.  She dumped over a year ago because she had commitment problems?  Or am I misremembering?

Besides, we want to see more of Clarice and Joshua....
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 15 Oct 2013, 12:41
Zach officially ended the relationship. (http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1424/) I think the break-up more came down to Hazel's refusal to merely discuss commitment, (http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1420/), which isn't the same as not wanting to commit to Zach. She did want to move in with him.

Personally I'd like to see more of Erin and Jamie (and Hot Santa), they're adorable.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 15 Oct 2013, 12:45
Right, thanks.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 15 Oct 2013, 13:06
Correct me if I am wrong (and I very well may be) but to Hazel commitment = the end of her youth/party days and she views commitment for older people.  I think she's 30ish now (can't rightly remember) and still running from it.  The only marriage that has happened with her friends are Jameson with Maureen and Thea with Mimi.  So far they seem to be going well.  Pirate Chris and Silent Melody seems to be heading that route.  Honestly I'd like to see more of it as I find that relationship interesting, preferably not through just exposition dialogue.  Clarice and Joshua's arc was adorable and I agree I want to see more.  Clarice blushing is a thing I never thought I'd see.  :laugh:

has Candy been put on the metaphorical "Bus" or do you think we'll see her again (possibly talking to Clarice about Joshua)?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Oct 2013, 13:12
Personally my favorite comic of that arch is this one.

(http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comics/GWS1454.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 15 Oct 2013, 13:18
oh Darren  :-D Always knows what to say with a zinger.  Hazel's unwillingness to even talk about it and literally running away was why it went down.  Even if she said point blank "I am not sure if I ever want to marry in general" its a stance.  As Welu posted, she just hid under the covers and then ran.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 15 Oct 2013, 13:23
Darren is a great character. It'd be nice to see more of his day to day life but as he is he's great for moments like that for a sort of outside perspective on the situation.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 15 Oct 2013, 13:52
A Softer World (http://asofterworld.com/) (Hard to describe)

One of the best, for sure.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Oct 2013, 13:54
Pictures for Sad Children (http://picturesforsadchildren.com/)

It's so good you'll probably be horribly depressed and chuckling to yourself the entire time you can't tear your eyes away from it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 15 Oct 2013, 14:41
If I were to describe the genre that A Softer World is in as 'hard to describe', PFSC would be included in it, only it is harder to describe.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Oct 2013, 14:46
If 'Self Loathing, Chuckling and Tears' were a genre, PFSC would definitely be in it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 18 Oct 2013, 05:17
anyone else here just get kicked in the feels by Goblins (http://www.goblinscomic.org/)?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 18 Oct 2013, 08:24
If you ever considered starting to read Roomies!, by starting with "Bring back Roomies!", don't, under any circumstances, open the front page now and in the next few days. It'd be an extremely big spoiler.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 18 Oct 2013, 08:50
Thanks for the warning. A mate of mine has recommended that one to me a couple times.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 Oct 2013, 04:57
If you want to start, here (http://www.bringbackroomies.com/comic/and-now)'s a link to the first strip. And bookmark the page you stopped, so you don't go to the front page.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 19 Oct 2013, 05:37
There's a new Subnormality (http://www.viruscomix.com/page583.html) and you should really read it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 19 Oct 2013, 08:48
Glad to see I wasn't the only one who had to read the entire run of "Roomies!", "It's Walky!" and "Joyce And Walky!"(the free ones) before reading "Shortpacked!"

I enjoy reading the cousin to "Girls With Slingshots" strip  "All New Issues" (http://www.allnewissuescomic.com/)
Some others I read are Hijinks Ensue (http://hijinksensue.com/)(sci fi TV and pop culture), Capes and Babes  (http://www.capesnbabes.com/) (comic books and pop culture related) and two comic book parody sites Hero Happy Hour (http://herohappyhour.com/) and The Hero Business (http://www.theherobiz.com/).
It's not as good as other webcomics but it dares to take on the touchy subject of religion from a different angle- Welcome To Hereafter (http://www.welcometohereafter.com/)
And I love Multiplex (http://multiplexcomic.com/), it did a crossover with Shortpacked! two years ago that made me aware of that comic and got me reading all of the other comics.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 19 Oct 2013, 12:32
GWS: I wonder if the drunk guy who needs a ride is going to end up being the guy Hazel was with.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 19 Oct 2013, 13:37
I'd guess it's Vincent.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 19 Oct 2013, 16:47
Falingard certainly made things interesting on Flaky Pastry (http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=486) today.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 19 Oct 2013, 17:27
Falingard certainly made things interesting on Flaky Pastry (http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=486) today.
I think I remember reading this comic. No idea at what point I stopped, though.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 19 Oct 2013, 18:45
I'd guess it's Vincent.

I'm betting on this. It is the rule of funny.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 19 Oct 2013, 18:59
Seems more logical than my theory.  Then they both talk about hazel or something.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 19 Oct 2013, 21:39
Falingard certainly made things interesting on Flaky Pastry (http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=486) today.
I think I remember reading this comic. No idea at what point I stopped, though.


Yeah, well things have moved on a bit.

We've found out that Nitrine's Goblin Royalty

Marelle's and immortal ...... Catgirl - for want of a better description

We've seen Zintiel WITHOUT her Chaos Elf persona

Arlen, Zintiel's younger brother has shown up and Marelle's shown some interest in him
But this latest Comic has kinda shot that down with him turning out to be the Princes boyfriend.

Oh, and we've met the rest of Zintiel's clan.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 20 Oct 2013, 05:22
We've found out that Nitrine's Goblin Royalty

Marelle's and immortal ...... Catgirl - for want of a better description
Those two are in the wrong order. I think. Hard to tell when time travel's involved.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 20 Oct 2013, 10:38
I just wrote that off the top of my head.

Wasn't looking for Temporal accuracy, just passing information.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Oct 2013, 22:51
Kids, if you are not reading Wapsi Square, you need to. Huge backstory reveal that puts a WHOLE bunch of things into a new perspective.

If you aren't up for a full archive crawl, go buy the books so you can halve the backstory.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Oct 2013, 06:23
Hannah Ayoubi released her first Monsters Abroad (http://monsters-abroad.buttonwillowcomics.com/) comic
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/86dceeb03262687581cef8c60014442d/tumblr_muw8duJE4N1supzvso2_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 22 Oct 2013, 06:42
Kids, if you are not reading Wapsi Square, you need to. Huge backstory reveal that puts a WHOLE bunch of things into a new perspective.

If you aren't up for a full archive crawl, go buy the books so you can halve the backstory.

I feel like I have not read it in 7+ years, maybe?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Oct 2013, 20:03
Yeah, it's not for the faint of heart. But even if you haven't read it since before the Calendar Machine storyline, this recent storyline answers a LOT of questions about Monica's past.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 23 Oct 2013, 16:31
anyone else read the book of biff (http://thebookofbiff.com/2013/10/17/1868-bowl/)?

(http://thebookofbiff.com/comics/2013-10-17-1868.png)

i want one of these so hard
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 23 Oct 2013, 16:33
I have read The Bible According To Biff but I'm guessing that's not related?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 23 Oct 2013, 16:46
not as far as i know.

the dude also does 2 other comics

maximumble (http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/2013/10/21/713-bog/)
(http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/comics/2013-10-21-0713.png)

and minimumble (http://minimumble.thebookofbiff.com/2013/09/27/391-crunch/)
(http://minimumble.thebookofbiff.com/comics/2013-09-27-0391.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 09 Nov 2013, 09:34
Is it weird that I kind of love Billie from DoA? Her entire story up to this point is dealing with no longer having an identity (where-as before college she did).  All the confusion of how things work and how she feels about herself and now also Ruth is just perfect.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 09 Nov 2013, 11:14
Is it weird that I kind of love Billie from DoA? Her entire story up to this point is dealing with no longer having an identity (where-as before college she did).  All the confusion of how things work and how she feels about herself and now also Ruth is just perfect.

Ruth might be the only other one who doesn't make me cringe with the way they are developing...Billie and Ruth make a cute couple and compliment each others personalities well
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 09 Nov 2013, 11:46
Duo sure but I wouldnt say couple yet, not officially anyways.  I just love that in the comic from the other day she rejects her old uniform (though it was a heart warming gesture from Ruth-less!) just the feels it brings to her and further pushes the "I don't have an identity anymore *sniff, sniff*" attitude she's had since coming to college (not to mention how the cheerleaders and even Joe pushed home for her).  Ruth on the other hand definitely sees how grounding and caring Billie has been (ergo the kiss) which further confuses Billie.  The two together is undeniably cute, but I just love how close it gets to that only to pull away.  Damn you Willis...Damn you  :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Nov 2013, 06:28
(http://www.scarygoround.com/strips/20131115.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 15 Nov 2013, 06:32
I <3 John A, but I don't always follow the Bad Machinery stories as much as I guess I should.

Maybe I'm just super pissed about Dark Esther and the Boy.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 15 Nov 2013, 16:38
Duo sure but I wouldnt say couple yet, not officially anyways.  I just love that in the comic from the other day she rejects her old uniform (though it was a heart warming gesture from Ruth-less!) just the feels it brings to her and further pushes the "I don't have an identity anymore *sniff, sniff*" attitude she's had since coming to college (not to mention how the cheerleaders and even Joe pushed home for her).  Ruth on the other hand definitely sees how grounding and caring Billie has been (ergo the kiss) which further confuses Billie.  The two together is undeniably cute, but I just love how close it gets to that only to pull away.  Damn you Willis...Damn you  :-D

The rejection of the uniform wasn't because of identity, it was because she was drinking after the Walky/Sal fight in their dorm room.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 16 Nov 2013, 06:52
wow I totally missed that last panel on "night night"  :psyduck:  Didn't see the swig she took.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 17 Nov 2013, 23:10
praise sithrak!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 18 Nov 2013, 06:17
Joshua and Clarice...
Joshua and Clarice...
Joshua and Clarice...
Joshua and Clarice...

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Nov 2013, 14:17
I'm pro-Joe on this current Dumbing of Age arc, it's just a damn word.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 18 Nov 2013, 14:21
there are plenty of "just words" that make people uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 18 Nov 2013, 14:30
If they're "just words" then why push Joyce to say them? If they didn't have impact or meaning of some amount there'd be no amusement in getting her to say them. Especially not for money.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Nov 2013, 14:30
Also, it's clear from this that Joyce wasn't raised Catholic (I know that was already revealed)

(relevant part starts at 3:00)

there are plenty of "just words" that make people uncomfortable.

"Damn" is not a racist, homophobic, or sexist epiteth. It does not target or attempt to bring down any group of people. I personally don't see what there is to be uncomfortable about.

If they're "just words" then why push Joyce to say them? If they didn't have impact or meaning of some amount there'd be no amusement in getting her to say them. Especially not for money.

Joyce assigns unnecessary meaning to them and it would be humorous to watch her try to use them.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 18 Nov 2013, 14:35
that's not for you to decide what makes Joyce uncomfortable.  Its Joyce's (or Willis in this case I suppose).   :-P
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 18 Nov 2013, 14:40
To be "damned" is to be condemned by god and sent to eternal punishment in hell. So for a Christian like Joyce, yeah, it's a serious word. It's also not just about the word, it's a respect issue.

If my friend told me they didn't want me to say the word, "table" around them or expect them to say it, it might seem odd to me but it's basic respect to acknowledge and try to adhere to their wishes. If it remained a point of contention one or both of us couldn't get past, then we probably couldn't be friends. Although Joyce and Joe aren't friends as such so that's why the whole discussion/argument is happening.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 18 Nov 2013, 14:44
not to mention Joyce never had a problem (from what I can tell) about other people swearing, its just that she doesn't want to.  It makes her uncomfortable, and when she does say it, it will be ground breaking how much that person has upset her.  :-D  Joe's just being an antagonistic guy trying to get her to go back on her own convictions.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 18 Nov 2013, 14:48
Joe's antagonism towards her is understandable considering their brief date. :mrgreen: She also acknowledges some day she might swear, she just doesn't want to use words that are mainly to evoke emphasis flippantly.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 18 Nov 2013, 16:51
I'm pro-Joe on this current Dumbing of Age arc, it's just a damn word.

Do you think he is doing it to get into her pants or does he really think she needs to lighten up and by coincidence continue the independent streak she started during Parents Weekend?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Nov 2013, 20:13
I'm pro-Joe on this current Dumbing of Age arc, it's just a damn word.

Do you think he is doing it to get into her pants or does he really think she needs to lighten up and by coincidence continue the independent streak she started during Parents Weekend?

I think it's the latter. I think Joe's interaction with Sarah in this arc shows that he isn't that dumb.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 20 Nov 2013, 02:34
Girls with Slingshots:

Uh oh.

Beatrice, what are you doing?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 20 Nov 2013, 02:38
Girls with Slingshots:

Uh oh.

Beatrice, what are you doing?

I hope it's ignorance of what he is doing...uncool if not  :x
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 20 Nov 2013, 09:17
GWS: Honestly I doubt it.  Besides Beatrice expressed quite bluntly that she didn't like Joshua at all, not even as a friend.  What I'm wondering is why she has suddenly taken an interest in hanging out with him.

DoA: So is Sarah crushing?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 20 Nov 2013, 10:18
DoA: So is Sarah crushing?

Looks that way, which should make Joyce happy. (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/03-answers-in-hennessy/perfect-for-each-other/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 20 Nov 2013, 12:57
GWS: Honestly I doubt it.  Besides Beatrice expressed quite bluntly that she didn't like Joshua at all, not even as a friend.  What I'm wondering is why she has suddenly taken an interest in hanging out with him.

I had forgotten she shot him down...hmm, perhaps she is taking an interest because he is crushing on Clarice and the two have such nice natural chemistry together

DoA: So is Sarah crushing?

She either is crushing or she for the first time ever is at a loss for words in the situation...or both
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 20 Nov 2013, 13:09
GWS: Honestly I doubt it.  Besides Beatrice expressed quite bluntly that she didn't like Joshua at all, not even as a friend.  What I'm wondering is why she has suddenly taken an interest in hanging out with him.

I had forgotten she shot him down...hmm, perhaps she is taking an interest because he is crushing on Clarice and the two have such nice natural chemistry together
That's what I am wondering.  Hell even before she shot him down (I wonder if he was even the person who put the message inside of the book to be honest) she told Clarice how she hates that guy so much before hand.  Granted it was for something trivial, I think he takes awhile with books she wants to read or something if memory serves me.  Her new interest in hanging out with Joshua is curious to say the least.  A rival for Clarice?  I dunno.  I wouldn't take her as a bitch in trying to subvert Clarice and Joshua from getting together solely because of her loathing of Joshua, but we as a viewer do not know her that well.  Regardless, I am curious.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 20 Nov 2013, 21:42
I had forgotten she shot him down...hmm, perhaps she is taking an interest because he is crushing on Clarice and the two have such nice natural chemistry together
That's what I am wondering.  Hell even before she shot him down (I wonder if he was even the person who put the message inside of the book to be honest) she told Clarice how she hates that guy so much before hand.  Granted it was for something trivial, I think he takes awhile with books she wants to read or something if memory serves me.  Her new interest in hanging out with Joshua is curious to say the least.  A rival for Clarice?  I dunno.  I wouldn't take her as a bitch in trying to subvert Clarice and Joshua from getting together solely because of her loathing of Joshua, but we as a viewer do not know her that well.  Regardless, I am curious.  :popcorn:

Well, we got our answer...jealousy, rivalry, budding relationships. The classic lyric "you don't know what you got until it's gone" applies here, and it's going to be really interesting to see if he still holds some unrequited love for Beatrice or if he has moved on romantically to Clarice
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 21 Nov 2013, 02:32
Joshua has never expressed a romantic interest in Beatrice. It was Clarice trying to play matchmaker who wrote the note in the book. (http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1399/)

I'd also argue Joshua hasn't really shown a romantic interest in Clarice. Not definitively any way, it is in a place where he could easily explain he's mainly just been friendly in response to Clarice being friendly, which is the same thing he is doing with Beatrice. Although we didn't see if it was him or her who initiated chatting earlier, I am curious to see why Beatrice has changed her mind about him.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 21 Nov 2013, 04:05
Joshua has never expressed a romantic interest in Beatrice. It was Clarice trying to play matchmaker who wrote the note in the book. (http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1399/)

Right, my mistake. She was trying to set her up with him to get her to lose her edge. It didn't work then but it might be working now.

Quote
I'd also argue Joshua hasn't really shown a romantic interest in Clarice. Not definitively any way, it is in a place where he could easily explain he's mainly just been friendly in response to Clarice being friendly, which is the same thing he is doing with Beatrice. Although we didn't see if it was him or her who initiated chatting earlier, I am curious to see why Beatrice has changed her mind about him.

He tried to ask her out before, but she broke her finger(s) in the bookshelf collapse http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1672/

Come to think of it, leading up to that point Clarice seemed to be the one who was taking an interest in him. First as a way of setting up Beatrice, then as a friend who wasn't female and wasn't sub or dome. This might be part of her overall arc that also featured her thinking about her love life during the wedding story arc
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 21 Nov 2013, 05:03
He tried to ask her out before, but she broke her finger(s) in the bookshelf collapse http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1672/
He was going to ask her to go see their favorite author together, which they promptly did the next day even with the injury.  :-D  Nothing necessarily romantic about it.  Could be as was said, just trying to be friends.  As cute as the whole ordeal from breaking her hand up to this point has been for us, the audience.  Could just be a bit of ship tease by Danielle.  Though Clarice  did seem like she wanted to invite Joshua up a few times or was just plain awkward about everything.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Nov 2013, 07:03
In a different part of the webcomics world, a minor bomb was set off over in Wapsi Square (http://wapsisquare.com/comic/nothing-more-than-that/).

If you haven't been following the comic, Monica (who is the main character - trust us on this) lets slip that
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 21 Nov 2013, 20:36
I have to admit, I completely forgot about tucker and Fiona.  Clarice makes me curious on what she is about to say. Dish gurl!  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 22 Nov 2013, 00:40
DoA: dammit, Amber!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 22 Nov 2013, 05:37
well He did say it like a question...across the hall...so...Damn it Danny!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 22 Nov 2013, 18:41
I just don't understand, Danny got to third base with "Amazi-Girl" and still doesn't get it. Is Amber's mask like Clark Kent's glasses?

And if that wasn't enough, there's the whole "I pissed off Amber, where is Amazi-Girl?" thing.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 22 Nov 2013, 20:17
I just don't understand, Danny got to third base with "Amazi-Girl" and still doesn't get it. Is Amber's mask like Clark Kent's glasses?

And if that wasn't enough, there's the whole "I pissed off Amber, where is Amazi-Girl?" thing.

Wait- when did he get to third base?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 24 Nov 2013, 23:53
so, DoA...

inb4 trainwreck?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 25 Nov 2013, 16:03
DoA,
Like a car crash, can't look away but you know something bad is going to happen to Billie when Sal gets back to the room...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 25 Nov 2013, 16:10
DoA: dammit Danny!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 25 Nov 2013, 21:26
DoA: go for it Danny!

GWS: d'awww its jealousy!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 26 Nov 2013, 04:06
DoA: go for it Danny!

My reaction is ohgodtheawakwardnessmakeitstop
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 26 Nov 2013, 07:08
GWS :( She just needs to put herself out there.  If he can't accept her, then he's not as good as she thinks he is.

Ok, easy for me to say, but I'm kind of annoyed by passivity.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 26 Nov 2013, 07:20
Him not sharing her kink doesn't make him a bad person. If he refused to be friends with her because of it then yeah, that's bad.

I really like Joshua as a character. I hope he remains cool.  :-)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 26 Nov 2013, 07:39
but I'm kind of annoyed by passivity.
Curious, what do you think of good old Marten in QC?

Still rather confused on Beatrice though.  Perhaps this week we will find out her motivations?

Him not sharing her kink doesn't make him a bad person.
I think its more of "he won't date me because im a professional Domme"  I think he would still remain friends.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 26 Nov 2013, 08:21
I just mean that worries about what might happen should not be stopping her.

As for the Marten question, all I can say this this.  Women should be assertive, and strong-willed, and speak their minds.  I don't really care if guys are passive or not.  ;)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 26 Nov 2013, 11:36
GWS, I stand by me belief that he might have a thing for Clarice and he was too much of a gentleman to push it. He is the kind of guy who would be pleased to have her as a close friend no matter what she does for a hobby/fetish/side job, and he might even be OK with it since she doesn't have sex with the men  :-o

DoA, Danny is babbling but at least he is trying to get the truth. I hope this leads to him seeking out Amber as a person when Sal shoots him down(not literally, although that might still be a possibility)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 26 Nov 2013, 11:58
I want to see Sal entertain the idea and for them to go on an embarrassing date where he makes references only him and Amazing Girl understand leaving Sal more confused...then Danny has the realization.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Nov 2013, 18:07
Meanwhile, Cassie is trying to hide (http://timeslikethis.com/) that she's supposed to be 7 months pregnant - and she isn't. (Technically - it's a looooong story.)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 28 Nov 2013, 00:00
GWS: Damn, have to wait until friday!

DoA: Damnit Danny!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 28 Nov 2013, 00:31
GWS- Waitaminute! Could she have been trolling to get Clarice to reveal her true feelings?!?! That smile is too sly to be a coincidence  :-D
DoA- If Danny keeps putting his foot in his mouth Sal will put her foot in his rear end  :roll:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 28 Nov 2013, 21:07
DoA: Go Danny!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 28 Nov 2013, 23:46
Shortpacked- try reading today's strip and not get a smile on your face  :-)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 29 Nov 2013, 00:28
DoA: maybe I should like, block the site for a week to get through the story in one go to make it less painful to read.
I am not normally prone to Fremdschämen, but dude.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Nov 2013, 20:30
Started Poppy O'Possum (http://www.poppy-opossum.com/) and I'm really enjoying it
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 01 Dec 2013, 06:39
And now, so am I.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 01 Dec 2013, 08:13
Oh goddammit you got me hooked.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Dec 2013, 09:26
It's adorable and funny but SO VERY SHORT
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 01 Dec 2013, 16:20
DoA: I am...confused on Walky's comment...is he insinuating she wants to jump his bones?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 01 Dec 2013, 19:27
DoA: I am...confused on Walky's comment...is he insinuating she wants to jump his bones?

I think he was stringing together a bunch of psychobabble but unintentionally stated exactly what her problem was with Ruth- and it shocked and scared her  :-o
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 02 Dec 2013, 12:29
I was wondering why Walky was so desperate to get away from Sal, and then I remembered this argument. (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/princess/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 02 Dec 2013, 12:41
Yeah about that argument, I do not think their parents feel Walky is whiter.  It seems more like Sal trying to rationalize why Walky is the favorite.  A sibling rivalry kind of thing.  Or at least that is my guess.  :-\
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 02 Dec 2013, 17:50
She needed to vent and he was the easiest target since Jason wasn't around.

S*P made me do a spit take. It's nice to see the Candy and Davan chemistry again, the mutual dread of other people really make for great friends even if they can't see each other very often...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 03 Dec 2013, 04:41
Dumbing of Age and Questionable Content both have kissy-comics today. Coincidence or conspiracy?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 04 Dec 2013, 07:33
GWS: Poor Clarice!  :cry:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 04 Dec 2013, 21:23
I've been totally obsessing about  Nimona  (http://nimona.gingerhaze.com/nimona) lately, especially since the author has  confirmed we're reaching the final arch of the story. I'm still not quite over the art of it, especially in the last chapter. 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 04 Dec 2013, 21:23
Okay, I am really liking the whole angel and devil on the shoulders basically being on the same side.  Oh Clarice. TELL HIM! (granted loosing the friendship due to awkwardness could suck)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 05 Dec 2013, 22:39
DoA: poor Dina, she just can't catch a break. I wonder if Riley DeSanto is the first DoA character to make the backwards introduction into the Walkyverse? Everyone else except Dorothy started out as unique characters in the other Walkyverse comics...

GWS: wow, she has it bad for Josh! I really hope Clarice can articulate to him what she feels because she is really hurting for love.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 07 Dec 2013, 23:06
DoA: This isn't going anywhere good, is it?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 07 Dec 2013, 23:08
considering her breakdown...yeah...I am waiting for him to get a beating.

edit: Ugh! I just realized, the rage will intensify once she sees Danny playing games with Sal!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 08 Dec 2013, 12:51
DoA: I pity poor Ethan. He knows he has support but he won't be honest with himself about coming out to people. It won't end well for either Joyce of him.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 10 Dec 2013, 17:19
DoA: aw man, this is going to be good! Ethan is finally going to get the stern talking to from someone who really cares about him as a friend!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 10 Dec 2013, 18:41
well I do not think Amber knows he came out to Joyce.  But considering her recent freakout after parents day, I am sure this will not bode well for either of them....I am still waiting for Sal and Danny to walk into the cafeteria playing video games (or her storming out of the cafeteria after talking with Ethan and running into them).
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6klcvTxhQ1qb0q9io1_500.gif)

Just to push Amber over the edge a bit more...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 10 Dec 2013, 19:39
Been reading through Sam & Fuzzy (http://samandfuzzy.com/archive_story.php) the last days, really good comic! Sort of a mix between the personal drama of QQ and the crazy adventures of Sluggy Freelance (http://www.sluggy.com/nvg), if you haven't read it. Pretty decent archive as well, started up in 2002. The newer comics consistently have long strips and good art, as well.

And, as a bonus, a certain Jeph has made several guest comics there. (There might even have been S&F guest comics here at QQ, without me recognizing them back when reading the archive)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 12 Dec 2013, 23:45
DoA- Sarah forced to receive help from the worst person to help her land Jacob   :roll:

GWS- Jaime and Erin as elves for Santa, bring on the awkwardness and "which one do I choose" storyline... :x
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: PthariensFlame on 13 Dec 2013, 14:33
How many people here like PS238 (http://ps238.nodwick.com)?  I searched these forums, and couldn't find anything on it (just one post, also by me).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: blacksinow on 13 Dec 2013, 17:12
I have to say that I have a few pet peeves that other webcomics seem to be bad about.

1. Starting a new plot and stopping, forcing people to either forget about the end or buy the web artist's crappy comic books.
2. Rattling the tipping jar three-fourths of the time and adding a sob story.
3. Time passes (more then a week) and there is no trace of the web artist or a new update.

Thankfully, Jeph doesn't do ANY of this (I don't mind his store ads to be honest).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 13 Dec 2013, 19:00
PVP, on the other hand...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 13 Dec 2013, 21:06
DoA: called it, Ambzerker mode activated!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 13 Dec 2013, 21:24
DoA: called it, Ambzerker mode activated!

Is she going to punch him...

...in the faaaaaace.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 13 Dec 2013, 21:33
I hope not, else her father is really coming out  :oops:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 14 Dec 2013, 22:52
DoA:
(http://i.imgur.com/76tVwoI.gif)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Dec 2013, 04:58
My thoughts exactly, Lee. Ankh, I hope you understand why I think Joyce is horrible now.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 15 Dec 2013, 09:01
damn, oglaf just pulled the best punchline this week.

just damn.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 15 Dec 2013, 09:33
"suck it bitch!" was pretty funny!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 17 Dec 2013, 21:06
DoA: I fucking called it.  Poor Amber.  I had a feeling Sal was the robber too...at the same time I am kind of happy Sal is having fun, even if it is with little lost follower puppy Danny.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 17 Dec 2013, 23:47
Argh.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 17 Dec 2013, 23:49
"shit." or "argh" seem like the only appropiate responses to todays comic. I really am afraid of tomorrow's update.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Dec 2013, 08:13
DoA: I fucking called it.  Poor Amber.  I had a feeling Sal was the robber too...

Oh shit, I didn't even realize that's what that flashback was there for. I thought it was just "YAY MORE RED FLASHBACK PANELS TIME."

But, oh shit...

Jeph is right, Dave Willis is a jerkface.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Dec 2013, 08:27
And in his other comic we have this adorableness

(http://www.shortpacked.com/comics/1387147145-2013-12-18-kissing.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 18 Dec 2013, 11:14
DoA: I fucking called it.  Poor Amber.  I had a feeling Sal was the robber too...at the same time I am kind of happy Sal is having fun, even if it is with little lost follower puppy Danny.

Is she the robber? That doesn't seem like Sal, she is a rebel without a cause but she isn't the type to rob people...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 18 Dec 2013, 11:24
She was sent to the catholic school for "holding up" a store. And look (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/margaret/) at when Amber sees Sal for the first time.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 18 Dec 2013, 11:25
she robbed a convenience store (which is why she was sent to boarding school), which is what prompted Amber to become a super hero (among other reasons).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 18 Dec 2013, 11:47
You will have to excuse my lack of photographic memory of indirect relations there, I knew that she was sent away but didn't know Amber had any additional reason for the Amazi-Girl other than her father issues...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 18 Dec 2013, 12:00
oh I am sure her father is gasoline on the amazing girl bonfire for sure!  :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 18 Dec 2013, 12:05
Here (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/02-guess-whos-coming-to-galassos/color/) is where the convenience store robbery is mentioned by Amber. People suspect that the hair could be Sal's natural hair.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 18 Dec 2013, 12:42
Here (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/02-guess-whos-coming-to-galassos/color/) is where the convenience store robbery is mentioned by Amber. People suspect that the hair could be Sal's natural hair.

Look at Walky's hair or her curly, parent pleasing hairdo during the Parents Weekend storyline...very similar.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 18 Dec 2013, 12:46
honestly, this has been one of the most intense "heroic BSOD" I've seen in a long while...I am loving it! :evil:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Dec 2013, 19:43
She was sent to the catholic school for "holding up" a store. And look (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/margaret/) at when Amber sees Sal for the first time.

IU seems to have pretty low admission standards if they let someone who robbed a convenience store in. Although her parents are pals with the Dean.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 19 Dec 2013, 05:44
Oops... OOTS is on a temporary hiatus due to Artist Error.

Namely, he borked his computer before he could backup his hi-res uploads of his new comic - and his old ones.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 21 Dec 2013, 01:57
Shortpacked! is in the midst of a flashback that takes place over 20 years before, filling in backstory that both answers some questions and gives some insight into the mindset of Robin Desoto...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 21 Dec 2013, 02:17
Meanwhile, DoA is having a flashback to the shop robbery.

I know people who are somewhat like Amber in today's strip.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 21 Dec 2013, 03:32
What the hell did Blaine do to Amber to make her so afraid of her own shadow? Poor girl must have had to deal with constant verbal and emotional abuse from that scumbag...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 21 Dec 2013, 13:12
I think you answered your own question.
I want him to die in a fire.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 21 Dec 2013, 21:20
Holy carp, there's so much speculation on the first panel in today's DoA…

It probably is the robbery she told Danny about, being a traumatic experience which led to the creation of Amazi-Girl. Now many people suspect that Sal was involved in that robbery, as it was said she was sent to catholic school for holding up two convenience stores and the time she was sent there correlates with Amber's explanation of the robbery. Note the curly hair in panel one today, that might be Sal. Also note Ambers reaction to Sal in this comic (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/margaret/).

Damn, if that's true, then Willis really made a two year foreshadowing.

Regarding today's comic: I don't want to say I called it, but, well, I called it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 21 Dec 2013, 23:02
You don't say! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 22 Dec 2013, 04:56
She used a knife...that explains how she got off so easy. Teenage rebellion to get mommy's attention that went a little too far that time and cost her her high school years with her friends and bred resentment for years to come.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 22 Dec 2013, 14:15
I am most curious on what Amber is going to do now that she's in full break down mode and sees Sal.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 23 Dec 2013, 03:42
Meanwhile, DoA is having a flashback to the shop robbery.

I know people who are somewhat like Amber in today's strip.

TBH I'm left wondering if "that's it" as far as the robbery goes. I know people experience things differently, but I was caught up in a bank robbery as a child and it doesn't cause me to have random freak-outs or want to live my life as a superhero.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 23 Dec 2013, 05:12
The emotional abuse from her father feeds heavily into it, I understand.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 23 Dec 2013, 19:34
Reading Dresden Codak (http://dresdencodak.com/archives/); beautiful art and interesting subjects--but... I can't really follow the plot(s) and references at all. I constantly have the feeling that I'm either missing a lot of information (plot-wise or regarding references) or that content of the comics go way over my head, philosophically. Anyways, it's a highly philosophical, artsy sci-fi comic, that is kind of like a mix between Gunnerkrigg Court (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archives/) and xkcd (http://xkcd.com/archive/). I'll finish it, then re-read to try to better wrap my head around what is actually going on!  :laugh:

btw; Why is Dumbing of Age like the only comic being discussed here? Surely there are other comics deserving discussion just as much or more? :-D  I never really liked Willis' comics much, other than maybe the It's Walky! saga :-o
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 23 Dec 2013, 19:43
'cause shit is really hitting the fan lately.  I havent read dresden codak in a long time  :-)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 23 Dec 2013, 19:46
The emotional abuse from her father feeds heavily into it, I understand.

I understand that, but why does she latch onto the robbery so much rather than, say, an instance of abuse by her father.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 23 Dec 2013, 19:48
probably because she has no chance to become the robber, but every bit of a chance to become her father.  That and this instance probably spawned amazi-girl as she felt so helpless!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 24 Dec 2013, 06:28
Reading Dresden Codak (http://dresdencodak.com/archives/); beautiful art and interesting subjects--but... I can't really follow the plot(s) and references at all. I constantly have the feeling that I'm either missing a lot of information (plot-wise or regarding references) or that content of the comics go way over my head, philosophically. Anyways, it's a highly philosophical, artsy sci-fi comic, that is kind of like a mix between Gunnerkrigg Court (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archives/) and xkcd (http://xkcd.com/archive/). I'll finish it, then re-read to try to better wrap my head around what is actually going on!  :laugh:
I suppose Dresden Codak does have a number of references to classic sci-fi but I don't think you need to read a lot into them. Tiny Carl Jung is just Tiny Carl Jung. In the current story arc it seems like Kim has found herself into the scientific equivalent of an Orwellian society, which I'm pretty sure is mostly played for laughs but it does fit into the overarching narrative question of what the heck is up with Kim's father.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 24 Dec 2013, 08:39
I suppose Dresden Codak does have a number of references to classic sci-fi but I don't think you need to read a lot into them. Tiny Carl Jung is just Tiny Carl Jung. In the current story arc it seems like Kim has found herself into the scientific equivalent of an Orwellian society, which I'm pretty sure is mostly played for laughs but it does fit into the overarching narrative question of what the heck is up with Kim's father.

I was thinking more about the references to different philosophical directions and personalities, and all that stuff :p
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 25 Dec 2013, 21:23
DoA: Amber, I know your having a break down and i'll let you finish but, Sal hasn't done any recent crime worth you taking her down.  It is unkown if she knows that Sal went to juvi for the robbery.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 26 Dec 2013, 15:20
I doubt she knows or is thinking about that for that matter. She is all in "villain. exterminate" mode.

Godammit, it's like watching a can of nitroglycerin fuck a car wreck on fire.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 26 Dec 2013, 21:19
DoA:  :-o of all the things that could happen... :psyduck:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 27 Dec 2013, 02:02
O goddammit it Willis.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 27 Dec 2013, 19:13
DOA:

1. The only way this ends well is if Amber gives her dad another punch in his stupid fucking face.

2. Danny asked random redhead dude about a girl wearing blue and yellow (Amber). But she went by in her (also Blue and Yellow) Amazi-Girl outfit. Are we finally closing in on Danny figuring It™ out?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 27 Dec 2013, 19:21
He might be getting it or he might have fallen for the "Sal is Amazi-Girl" idiocy that Billie started...it wasn't specific enough to be definitive yet. He is still Danny after all, he might think that he could get Amazi-Girl to check in on her or find her for him.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 28 Dec 2013, 08:07
Willis teased us again, cutting to Walky instead of continuing on with Blaine's manipulation...

On a bright note, you have to respect Randy Milholland for his great work this week on Something*Positive. The wedding arc ends and there is a nice realization from longtime bitch/antagonist/innocent of murder character Charisma having an epiphany about her life as many stories come together at once. Plus it was great to see the principal cast(and Candy) together in one place again even if only for a single panel.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 29 Dec 2013, 20:47
Good reading material - http://karkat-san.tumblr.com/post/71509809408/you-came-out-whiter-racism-and-the-walkerton-twins
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 29 Dec 2013, 22:23
That was a good read regarding DoA.  My only gripe, and I'd have to go into the archives, is the one strip with the motorcycle helmet and her hair.  I thought she wasnt so much ashamed about her hair but about sleeping with the tutor/TA guy whose name escapes me, and the whole "fwump" was being played as a gag because the hair didn't go crazy until after she got her test results back.  Though the "fwump" of her hair may indicate just shame in general, as she is ashamed of her hair when its not straight for the reasons stated in the article, which I could totally see happening.  I too noticed the whole parents not saying goodbye on parent day and it made me feel for Sal.  The thing is we do not know how much of these racial issues Sal projects onto herself and have not been clued into any inkling of her parents true feels (if racially motivated I mean) of Sal at all.  She is most definitely neglected for sure, but the real reasons have never been made clear by the parents themselves.  The Walky comment in the first strip may be about how she views herself and he is merely explaining it, but then explains how he sees himself.  Again great article with a lot of great critical analysist (especially the mirror strip!) but I can't help but feel like we (and Sal for that matter) are missing a huge piece of the puzzle regarding Sal and Walky's Parents true feelings about them in regards to race.  For all we know it could boil down to something else entirely (they favor the boy because all they really wanted was a boy as a possible example, yet equally neglectful situation). 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 31 Dec 2013, 12:24
btw; Why is Dumbing of Age like the only comic being discussed here? Surely there are other comics deserving discussion just as much or more? :-D  I never really liked Willis' comics much, other than maybe the It's Walky! saga :-o

Because GWS is still not resolving Claire and Joshua.....
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 31 Dec 2013, 12:37
or any new healthy developments of Hazel.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 31 Dec 2013, 12:41
so true.  :(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 31 Dec 2013, 12:51
or any new healthy developments of Hazel.

...Last two strips might be the start of some new developments, if this isn't another extension of the whole Jaime/Santa/Erin arc...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 02 Jan 2014, 02:40
DoA: Can someone with more archive-fu than me remind me of what Joyce is talking about today? Preferably in a spoiler for the sake of those who still want to read the comic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 02 Jan 2014, 04:20
December 16/December 17 is all I'm saying.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 02 Jan 2014, 04:40
DoA: Can someone with more archive-fu than me remind me of what Joyce is talking about today? Preferably in a spoiler for the sake of those who still want to read the comic.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 06 Jan 2014, 15:21
Looks like Servants of the Imperium is on its way out.  :cry:
(http://www.servantsoftheimperium.com/images/gif_Bob.gif)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 09 Jan 2014, 04:39
When I saw panel two of today's DOA I immediately thought of this -

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Jan 2014, 12:21
Just read through Monster Pop (http://www.monsterpop.mayakern.com/index.php) and I love it. The art is good/cute and I enjoy the little songs
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Jan 2014, 15:41
I've started reading Penny & Aggie (http://www.pennyandaggie.com/).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 12 Jan 2014, 20:47
I've started reading Penny & Aggie (http://www.pennyandaggie.com/).

How are you enjoying it?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Jan 2014, 21:13
Rich Burlew is the greatest Stick-figure storyteller in the known universe.

From D&D to memes to sitting TV Tropes on its ear, he does it all.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 12 Jan 2014, 21:56
Regarding the alt-text on today's Dumbing of Age, I was going to say that I've only ever visited the library here to go to the coffee shop in the basement, but then I remembered the class I had there (it was supposed to be in the engineering department, but the scheduling got screwed up and the only room we could get was in the library).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 13 Jan 2014, 05:09
Regarding the alt-text on today's Dumbing of Age, I was going to say that I've only ever visited the library here to go to the coffee shop in the basement, but then I remembered the class I had there (it was supposed to be in the engineering department, but the scheduling got screwed up and the only room we could get was in the library).

I've spent many hours in the library at my school, but a lot of students here just stumble through to get to the coffee shop in the atrium.  That is until around finals week when the library is open 24-7, then it's crazy crowded during the day. People printing papers, meeting for group projects, etc. I once had to sit on the floor in a corner to be able to get an outlet for my laptop.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 14 Jan 2014, 16:04
I was bouncing back and forth between what to say about where I am on Penny and Aggie, but now that I've finished the arc...

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Jan 2014, 12:05
I'm just gonna leave this here...   :-D

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/954509e33f29d523eec4550f02ed1972/tumblr_inline_mziaopspHZ1qjop0x.png) (http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/73527472041/may-i-have-permission-to-make-a-transparent-amazigirl)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 16 Jan 2014, 13:05
Girls with Slingshots: happy Hazel is a great change...hope it's a change for the better!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 16 Jan 2014, 13:10
it looks like she might be evolving...for once.  :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Jan 2014, 13:02
Shortpacked! will end in a year (http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/73591298741/why-shortpacked-is-ending)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 18 Jan 2014, 00:32
DoA: Awwwyeah
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 18 Jan 2014, 03:13
I cannot wait to see what happens in Poppy next. That arena fight is a hell of a ride.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jan 2014, 09:22
DoA: Awwwyeah

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqbaq9Pg781qkinreo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 18 Jan 2014, 15:55
BTW, I don't know how many of you are fans and former followers of John Joseco's comic The Lounge, but I thought I'd just let you know that the Comic has restarted again.  JJ has also let it be known that this year will be The Lounge's last year, so I suspect he will be closing out all the storylines in the following 12 months.

Link here if you've lost it or deleted it.  http://thelounge.keenspot.com/ (http://thelounge.keenspot.com/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Jan 2014, 07:26
David Willis is doing something for Slipshine (http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/73801759451/super-secret-project-revealed-tomorrow-10pm-est)

(http://joshlesnick.com/raygun/walky.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 19 Jan 2014, 22:04
Shortpacked! will end in a year (http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/73591298741/why-shortpacked-is-ending)

It explains why the quality of stories has slipped quite a bit, why he got rid of three of the main cast members, why we got newer ones who weren't fleshed out too much...At least he is going out his own way, even if it sucks for us regular readers
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 19 Jan 2014, 23:00
DoA:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 Jan 2014, 23:47
Loki, I completely agree with you.

And by the way. According to Willis the Slipshine comic is canon. But I definitely can't afford that.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 20 Jan 2014, 18:52
is it bad that I know what slipshine is...and shocked that Willias is going to be doing it?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 20 Jan 2014, 18:58
David Willis is doing something for Slipshine (http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/73801759451/super-secret-project-revealed-tomorrow-10pm-est)

(http://joshlesnick.com/raygun/walky.png)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqbaq9Pg781qkinreo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Jan 2014, 19:25
He's at it again
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/d89861f3cba6d4ede948999f078f416e/tumblr_inline_mzw9li8rww1qjop0x.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 25 Jan 2014, 13:44
Sadly, he moved on from that storyline for the time being...on to more loose ends to tie up!

And that was hilarious in DoA how Joe just popped up with a sock when Sierra was booted for the Walky-sex. Of all the people to accept a sock from he is probably the last you would want to  :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 29 Jan 2014, 16:36
So the current DoA storyline isn't that hilarious. Any interpretations of today's alt-text? I think it refers to Amber using her undisguised voice in the last panel, we can see it go from amazi-blue to Amber-white. I think she just "outed" herself to Danny and her Father.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 29 Jan 2014, 18:46
So the current DoA storyline isn't that hilarious. Any interpretations of today's alt-text? I think it refers to Amber using her undisguised voice in the last panel, we can see it go from amazi-blue to Amber-white. I think she just "outed" herself to Danny and her Father.

Well, if her father is conscious.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 30 Jan 2014, 10:21
I am not sure the title text is spoken and not thought.

Damn. I am not sure if she isn't going overboard with this.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 30 Jan 2014, 10:25
I am not sure the title text is spoken and not thought.

Damn. I am not sure if she isn't going overboard with this.

It's internal monologue. It's also what he deserved. Hopefully this is enough to stop her from being Amazi-Girl so she can be normal, or at least cut back on the brutality and/or pettiness of her work.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 30 Jan 2014, 16:26
Damn. I am not sure if she isn't going overboard with this.

If he's still alive she isn't going overboard. Fuck Blaine. Fuck all abusers. Kick the shit out of him.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 30 Jan 2014, 21:05
Oh. This is not good. Not good at all.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 31 Jan 2014, 02:14
I love the comments section (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/freezeup/#comment-197127) today.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 31 Jan 2014, 10:20
Thankfully he is balancing this scumbag with a funny and sweet pregnancy storyline on Shortpacked!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 01 Feb 2014, 08:34
DOA: I know Sal had a rough childhood, but she really doesn't remember the girl that stabbed through her hand?

So, Sal always wears a glove on her right hand. I went back to this (http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/littlebit/) comic and others where Sal isn't wearing the gloves she usually has, and her right hand is always behind her back or off-panel.

He's known that this would happen the whole time. DAAAAMMMMNNNN YYYYYYOOOOUUUUU WILLLLIISSSS!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 01 Feb 2014, 08:43
So if Amber stabbed Sal, how did Amber avoid going to juvie along with Sal? Usually assault with a deadly weapon is taken fairly seriously.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 01 Feb 2014, 08:49
So if Amber stabbed Sal, how did Amber avoid going to juvie along with Sal? Usually assault with a deadly weapon is taken fairly seriously.

Possible options:

A. Running like a motherfucker
B. The trial is the point at which Blaine's abuse comes out and he loses parental rights. The emotional abuse is considered a mitigating factor.
C. She didn't. We just haven't heard about it because Ethan wouldn't go blabbing about it and few others around IU would really know.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 01 Feb 2014, 08:53
Definitely isn't A, since it occurred in front of two cops, and one of the cops pulled her off of Sal. Could be B or C, though.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 01 Feb 2014, 09:03
To feed into B she also could of pleaded insanity and had to go to therapy for her father's abuse.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 01 Feb 2014, 10:19
What happened to Pictures for Sad Children? :(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: K1dmor on 01 Feb 2014, 16:54
 Sad pictures went down like a month ago. I couldn't find any info about why.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 02 Feb 2014, 21:12
Finally a strip on DoA with Danny not dannying everything up.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LookingIn on 02 Feb 2014, 21:53
Danny takes the best route possible towards Amber and Blaine...hope Blaine gets caught by the campus cops.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 03 Feb 2014, 05:34
If anyone reads bobbins/scarygoround/bad machinery, I'm happy to see so much of the old crew, but so very, very sad that the boy and dark esther didn't make it.

I think they were my favourite couple in all of webcomicdom.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Feb 2014, 08:11
I always wondered why Shelly didn't talk about her sister, I remember her being a huge amazon back in the days of Scary Go Round, but I completely forget her trip through hell.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 03 Feb 2014, 09:09
Yeah, it turns out Erin Winters is the Silence! (#DoctorWho)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 10 Feb 2014, 00:05
So today's DoA made me squee...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 11 Feb 2014, 21:22
ah shit son, today's DoA...
(http://i.imgur.com/zS5rRxa.gif)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 11 Feb 2014, 22:03
I kinda saw it coming. Means I'm getting used to Willis drama.

I oanted to comment on yesterdays strip, thanking him for it, but yeah, I was afraid of something like this happening, so I waited for todays comic. Sadly it lived up to my expectations.

Let's hope that it doesn't end too badly, but with them holding together and Billie sobering up too.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 14 Feb 2014, 14:19
Indeed
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Feb 2014, 20:24
He's at it again
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/d89861f3cba6d4ede948999f078f416e/tumblr_inline_mzw9li8rww1qjop0x.png)

IT'S OUT TODAY

I will not be surprised if Jeph does one for Amir and Marigold
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: K1dmor on 14 Feb 2014, 20:25
I will not be surprised if Jeph does one for Amir and Marigold

 I will, since they don't know each other  :psyduck:.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Feb 2014, 20:26
Whoops, I meant Dale. Should have read the cast page better
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: DrBear on 15 Feb 2014, 18:37
Ok...hadn't got this far in the forum, and figured I should add my list.  Anyway, these are the ones I have bookmarked on the puter:

http://xkcd.com/ (http://xkcd.com/) One of the first ones recommended to me, and I admit I don't get every one, but the creativity is amazing.
http://twolumps.net/ (http://twolumps.net/) Meaningful to me because (a) it's often very funny and (b) our first cat as a couple was a Russian Blue, the cats featured in this comic.
http://questionablecontent.net/ (http://questionablecontent.net/)  But of course ... followed this one after all the mentions by David Willis, and very glad I did.
http://thebookofbiff.com/ (http://thebookofbiff.com/) A nicely warped sense of humor.
http://www.ma3comic.com (http://www.ma3comic.com) The naughtiest comic I read, although Willis may change that. I'm too cheap to find out.  :oops:
http://www.dumbingofage.com/ (http://www.dumbingofage.com/) With, of course, Shortpacked! (I found that because of a For Better Or For Worse group on Live Journal I read - DON"T JUDGE ME YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE - which reran David's "My Mother Is Insane!" spoof.)  I'm glad he's doing the "Bring Back Roomies!" as I never was able to get through that or "It's Walky!"
Others I would include are "Hijinks Ensue" and "Girls With Slingshots" which I follow on Comics Chameleon. I tried "Something Positive" but even though Mulholland's guest QC strips have been hilarious, I just can't get into the regular strip.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 16 Feb 2014, 15:04
Two recent additions to my roster include:

http://sinfest.net/ - a slightly weird, but very philosophical and at times very beautiful comic. You may need to go back a few pages to get into the current plotline, but it's worth it!
http://leftoversoup.com/ - a slice-of-life comic with Biblical references and sexually diverse characters
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 18 Feb 2014, 12:30
On bobbins/scarygoround/bad machinery/giant days, I'm blown away that Amy and Ryan have a baby.  These characters have been around for more than a decade....
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 24 Feb 2014, 05:41
Clarice!!!   :-( :-( :-( :-(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 24 Feb 2014, 06:16
Sal's face in the first panel of yesterday's DOA is possibly the most adorable thing ever.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 25 Feb 2014, 01:55
poor fucksmith. he tries so hard.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 25 Feb 2014, 08:48
I don't know if anyone's mentioned it but http://www.monster-pulse.com/ is amazing. Probably my favorite "serious" webcomic (i.e. not slice-of-life).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 27 Feb 2014, 05:02
I have a friend who is studying abroad in Australia and I can now use this instead of googling "What time is it in Melbourne?" all the time.

http://xkcd.com/now
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Feb 2014, 16:04
Terrible joke or a generally bad person? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73258510/sad-pictures-for-children/posts/759318)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 27 Feb 2014, 16:18
You read all of that, and those are the only two options you could think of?  :-\
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Feb 2014, 03:03
An early commentary. (http://www.nerdspan.com/john-campbells-sad-pictures-for-children-kickstarter-drama/)

Quote
Campbell originally faced scrutiny in 2012 for claiming to have faked depression and capitalizing on it. Judging by Campbell’s latest action, that claim may not have been real.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Mar 2014, 15:39
I have now also seen (http://www.reddit.com/r/comics/comments/1z4hhm/john_campbell_of_sad_pictures_for_children_burns/) that John Campbell came out recently (in a private message to Kickstarter backers) as a transgender female - though I have seen no mention of her using a different name (before anyone jumps on me for that!).  What bearing this might have on her present actions and mental state, I cannot presume to say.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 02 Mar 2014, 23:12
I felt dirty reading even the first third of Campbell's piece, like I was seeing something that should never have appeared in public.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Mar 2014, 16:16
Quote from: Someone on Reddit
The basic outline of what she's saying is pretty much just a pretty normal radical leftist belief system. But these systems of society cannot work without respect, empathy and trust. All of which she broke. Talks of poverty while literally stealing money. The money that is already gone from the $75-1000 tiers of people who didn't get their rewards equals more than &14,000. That does not include the additional money she requested for shipping. More than double what my partner and I have as yearly income. She burned $3,100 worth of books. Just destroyed it, and made us watch.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 04 Mar 2014, 15:37
PREQUEL IS BACK! (http://www.prequeladventure.com/2014/03/aggy-extrapolate/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 10 Mar 2014, 18:33
(http://www.asofterworld.com/clean/trunk.jpg)

ASW can be so wonderfully evocative.

I just realized that I interpret all love or relationship-themed ASW comics as spoken by a woman to a man. I need to stop doing that.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 11 Mar 2014, 05:41
I do love ASW.  I'm also squeeing over Clarice again.  I probably need to stop that.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 12 Mar 2014, 23:20
Girls with Slingshots: Squeeeeeeeeee!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 13 Mar 2014, 04:50
GWS: D'awwww

DoA: Hahahaa
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: kyomi on 13 Mar 2014, 05:54
Spinnerette (http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=1)

Thissssss... I've fallen in love with this webcomic.  It reminds me so much of the relationship (more like friendship? Relationship seems to fit better though) I recently.. acquired(?) with a friend....

That.. doesn't sound right.. I'm trying to say that I recently became very good friends with an awesome girl.. and it's like I am Heather and she is Sahira :3

It looks like.. really professional and I love the characters and story :)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 13 Mar 2014, 06:00
DoA: Hahahaa

I gave an "amen" to the last panel. Finally Danny says out-loud what we've all been thinking.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 13 Mar 2014, 13:07
Yup.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 14 Mar 2014, 03:09
GWS:   /dance  :angel: 8-)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 16 Mar 2014, 23:31
GWS:   /dance  :angel: 8-)

Now it's time to dance. I got so used to David Willis torturing his readers, that I totally expected Danielle Corsetto to do the same. I'm so glad she didn't! This comic really makes me feel good.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Schmee on 17 Mar 2014, 01:30
Now it's time to dance. I got so used to David Willis torturing his readers, that I totally expected Danielle Corsetto to do the same. I'm so glad she didn't! This comic really makes me feel good.
Don't be too hasty - I'll bet it's a livestream, and Beatrice is listening in.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 17 Mar 2014, 01:41
I'm pretty sure it's not live.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: de_la_Nae on 17 Mar 2014, 02:08
I never bother with this thread, but I admit I came here to see if I could go "oh man I was waiting all weekend to tune back in and see Corsetto kick Clarice around some more"

Nice to see at least there's a little reciprocation from Joshua going on here.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 17 Mar 2014, 03:37
Yes, Monday morning was perfect.

I kind of adore Joshua's character arc.  It felt like he started out as a bit of a comedic punching bag, but despite the fact that he may be the goofiest looking character in all of comicdom he's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: de_la_Nae on 17 Mar 2014, 15:06
Really? Really?

I mean goofier than McPedro or the perv kid?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: de_la_Nae on 17 Mar 2014, 15:06
Now that I think of it, he actually looks kinda like Tucker I think.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 18 Mar 2014, 05:43
In terms of looks?  Yeah, I think he's way out there.

Perv kid hasn't done more than a cameo in years.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Mar 2014, 03:42
The Grim Reaper (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1329) comes...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: de_la_Nae on 19 Mar 2014, 19:13
GWS: The Blushing Chronicles
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Schmorgluck on 21 Mar 2014, 03:46
GWS: Now I'm Afraid.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Mar 2014, 05:29
The Grim Reaper (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1329) comes...

You gotta like how Jones handled him (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1330) in the next comic, though.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 21 Mar 2014, 11:12
GWS:  That potential problem was always coming.  Still, some major hurdles have been cleared.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Schmorgluck on 21 Mar 2014, 11:34
Yeah, but the better things go, the more I'm worried.

And I wish I only reacted this way reguarding works of fiction... :psyduck:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Zebediah on 01 Apr 2014, 09:06
Just so that nobody misses it: xkcd has a comic today. Yes, on a Tuesday. And it's another instant classic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 01 Apr 2014, 10:01
I ended up with a rocket and a Kerbal Space Program screenshot at one point, but now I can't figure out how to get back to there.

edit -- selected "Let's see if BSD is any easier to install" and the script completely broke and it ended up displaying yesterday's comic instead. How fitting...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 01 Apr 2014, 10:39
So, I see the same as yesterday, but with different pop-up text.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Zebediah on 01 Apr 2014, 10:41
Apparantly if you go to http://www.xkcd.com you'll get yesterday's comic, and if you go to http://xkcd.com you'll get the special April Fool's comic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 01 Apr 2014, 10:44
They're the same for me (but it's later in the day here)  Both are as I mentioned.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Apr 2014, 15:42
(http://www.shortpacked.com/image/epidhatefuckspreview11.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 12 Apr 2014, 23:12
I'm really debating getting a Slipshine subscription. I've wanted to since I discovered it from Erika Moen and Willis' preview images are really tempting.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Apr 2014, 08:54
Don't do it for Willis, do it for Lin (http://orgymania.net/mrinvisible/) Visel (http://orgymania.net/deliciousconfections/), Momo (http://orgymania.net/keytoherheart/), and Amanda Lafrenais (http://orgymania.net/tittytime/) (All NSFW)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Apr 2014, 14:50
Also, Andrew Hussie has launched a new webcomic (http://www.paradoxspace.com/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 13 Apr 2014, 18:46
I think when I have a regular income again I'll have to get the subscription and check out all the awesome stuff by cool people.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 14 Apr 2014, 06:40
Oh my god there's a webcomic about tech theatre. I may die from happiness. http://q2qcomics.com/category/q2q/.

(http://q2qcomics.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/theatre-6.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Schmee on 17 Apr 2014, 18:36
I checked SMBC, and I noticed the votey:
(http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20140417after.gif)
Now that Zach's a father, he shows his wife and his son looking disapprovingly over his shoulder.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Apr 2014, 11:50
That's adorable, still one of my very favourite webcomics.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 25 Apr 2014, 00:28
http://xkcd.org/1360/ (http://xkcd.org/1360/)

Where did he get a copy of my disk?

And I remember Gorilla.bas.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 25 Apr 2014, 05:26
Whoo for Mimi and Thea!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 25 Apr 2014, 09:36
http://xkcd.org/1360/ (http://xkcd.org/1360/)

Where did he get a copy of my disk?

And I remember Gorilla.bas.

My old stuff (from 1991 - yes, 1991!) is just baseball stuff.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 26 Apr 2014, 19:43
It's not strictly a webcomic, but I don't think we have a separate printed comics thread, so I'll say it here:

Sex Criminals is fucking incredible. Holy hell. And if you have a ComiXology account, you should have received a $5 coupon this afternoon and can get the trade for half off. DO it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Apr 2014, 06:23
I made one and no one used it
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 27 Apr 2014, 08:32
Whoo for Mimi and Thea!

Yup.  Glad it turned out better than Thea expected.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 28 Apr 2014, 05:35
DoA: I'm familiar with ghost roommates, but I don't see how you could share a shittin-space with someone for months and not realize they were there.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 28 Apr 2014, 09:16
eh... I could see it. From what I'm gathering it's a case of a half bath with two doors in between the two dorm rooms. So if you go into the shared bathroom, the first thing you would do with be lock the other side door, so the other person didn't walk in on you. And if it's locked you would just wait. So at no time would the two of you likely be in there at the same time.

That wouldn't explain why they didn't see each other all the time entering or leaving their dorm rooms. Or if Dorothy really lives in the room next to Amber, that she never noticed Amazi-girl going out the window next door...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 28 Apr 2014, 09:18
Quote from: All New Issues
This is incredibly hard to say, but we’ve decided to put the strip on a long, if not permanent, hiatus. This was not an easy decision to make. It’s been weighing on us both for months now, but we realized it’s the right decision at the moment.

:cry:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 28 Apr 2014, 16:03
eh... I could see it. From what I'm gathering it's a case of a half bath with two doors in between the two dorm rooms. So if you go into the shared bathroom, the first thing you would do with be lock the other side door, so the other person didn't walk in on you. And if it's locked you would just wait. So at no time would the two of you likely be in there at the same time.

That wouldn't explain why they didn't see each other all the time entering or leaving their dorm rooms. Or if Dorothy really lives in the room next to Amber, that she never noticed Amazi-girl going out the window next door...

I had a full bathroom and kind of a weird set-up where there was also a door for the toilet. So you generally locked that rather than the entrance to the bathroom.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Apr 2014, 17:13
One of my Canadian accounts (an older fella with grandkids) reads all the same webcomics I do.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 06 May 2014, 21:08
Dumbing of Age - may be the first time I audibly gasped at a webcomic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 06 May 2014, 21:19
same here, I was speechless!  :-o
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 13 May 2014, 12:20
David Malki ! may enjoy celebrating his novel holidays (http://wondermark.com/newholidays/) but Juan Santapau has an interesting contribution as well (http://www.thesecretknots.com/2014/05/13/the-gif-day/).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 14 May 2014, 17:39
http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/05/15/0581-bible-study-with-larisa/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 May 2014, 21:06
So I just managed first comment on today's Dumbing of Age, but with a nick which I didn't want directly connected with not serious stuff, because I typed it out of instinct. Damn. Well, at least I still have my Sarah gravatar.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 15 May 2014, 21:33
So I just managed first comment on today's Dumbing of Age, but with a nick which I didn't want directly connected with not serious stuff, because I typed it out of instinct. Damn. Well, at least I still have my Sarah gravatar.

Well, DoA is getting pretty damn serious.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 17 May 2014, 17:04
Yup.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 17 May 2014, 18:11
Did Willis pull the drama tag again?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 17 May 2014, 18:24
Well, he's put one character in so, so much trouble, it's heartbreaking.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 17 May 2014, 18:26
In fairness though, it's trouble mostly of her own making.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 18 May 2014, 16:28
DoA

Dammit Malaya!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 20 May 2014, 13:05
I think I've been reading too much of DoA lately, because I just noticed one of my image filenames for the paper I'm writing is "36Strapon.png" and now I can't get it out of my head.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 21 May 2014, 01:56
so, a while ago i came across a charming little webcomic called Monster of the Week, by Shaenon Garrity (http://www.shaenon.com/monsteroftheweek/). it's basically an episode by episode recap of the entire series of the x-files, and i luvs it.

(http://www.shaenon.com/monsteroftheweek/comics/2014-05-16.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 21 May 2014, 13:48
So addition to the tech theatre webcomic I discovered (q2qcomics.com) I discovered an awesome Shakespare-comic, complete with 3-panel summaries of every Shakespare play - goodticklebrain.com (http://goodticklebrain.com)

(http://static.squarespace.com/static/52403b09e4b0284d431e4457/t/530b5fa1e4b00fa2f728833c/1393254305737/?format=750w)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 26 May 2014, 15:02
DoA

Joyce has begun her journey to The Dark Side.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 28 May 2014, 07:15
It logically goes in the Make forum - like the anime fanfic I just put there myself.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 28 May 2014, 07:17
Ah, sorry about that. I sometimes forget the Make forum is there. I guess you can move it there if you want.

edit -- I moved it to the Works in Progress thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?topic=28085.0).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 28 May 2014, 10:53
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140528

Is this a Stargate and MALP I see before me?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 28 May 2014, 12:52
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140528

Is this a Stargate and MALP I see before me?

SHHHHH! The Profs don't want you to notice that!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 May 2014, 05:23
So yesterday I binged a comic I found, which is about antropomorphic cats and dogs in middle school (they progress to high school during the run of the comic).

And at the start the comic was crude and the storylines confusing, but I beared with it, knowing what happened with qc over the years.

And the characters grew on me and they grew themselves and now I'm at the end of the comic and the comic is wonderful and SO SAD AND OH GOD I'M CRYING.


But anyway, the comic is called Bittersweet Candy Bowl (why do all webcomics have horrible names?)

edit: Isn't it weird that most webcomics go from this:

(click to show/hide)

to this:

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 29 May 2014, 15:57
I don't find it weird at all. I would find it more strange if an artist didn't refine and improve their style after drawing the same comic for years... Or just in general drawing for years. Practice is how we improve.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 May 2014, 16:19
Yeah, definitely starting to love this comic:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltcrdfUqHV1r4hqsro1_r1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 29 May 2014, 22:07
If you're curious about the principles of sound design.

(http://q2qcomics.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/q2q-09.png?w=1000&h=426)
(http://q2qcomics.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/q2q-48.png?w=940)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 30 May 2014, 12:24
I'm watching a livestream of Bittersweet Candy Bowl's artist drawing premium subscribers art request submissions (they came as a gift for the premium subscribers) and OH MY GOD I SUBSCRIBED and OH MY GOD SHE'S REPLYING TO MY MESSAGES ON THE CHAT and OH MY GOD SHE'S GOING TO DRAW MY REQUEST AAAAA.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/31/upybuve5.png)

Edit: My commission shortly before it was done EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Near Lurker on 01 Jun 2014, 23:35
I've got to say, "it's all coming together" and "the title seems to fit perfectly" are two phrases I never thought I'd say of Sluggy Freelance.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Ben on 02 Jun 2014, 02:40
Webcomics mostly start out exempt from commercial discipline and most of them never arrive at that point.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 02 Jun 2014, 09:46
I've got to say, "it's all coming together" and "the title seems to fit perfectly" are two phrases I never thought I'd say of Sluggy Freelance.

Wait, it's still going?

I gave up on it a long time ago.  I wonder if I should pick it back up again.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 02 Jun 2014, 10:53
I am surprised as well. I read it for the longest time, back when it was still pretty new up until a few years ago. But I just felt the story was being pretty weak and realized I was just reading it out of inertia at that point, so I stopped. I'll go peek and see if I like it any more now.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 02 Jun 2014, 13:47
Updates at Angels2200!!!!!!!

*Thud*


DoA

Oh God Joyce.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQE8t7VxE-GjzaYKQsBPAwVeOXd7CAVBwZLhvUK5i357yZFPg_IhA)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Jun 2014, 14:33
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQE8t7VxE-GjzaYKQsBPAwVeOXd7CAVBwZLhvUK5i357yZFPg_IhA)
Every strip including her invokes that reaction in me.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Ben on 02 Jun 2014, 17:48
I picked up on webcomics relatively recently. You tend to see certain names mentioned as the "must read classics" of the genre but I'm afraid that Sluggy Freelance and El Goonish Shive have always left me stone cold. I suppose my comic reading habits come from reading print comics like Doonesbury and Dilbert, or the truly brilliant "Maggie's Farm" in the 80s - surely the best of Steve Bell's work. I'm always attracted to good art, and Liberty Meadows is seriously good art apart from anything else.

Really though, print comics have to be good enough to get printed and that sets the bar while webcomics don't. Plus I don't play computer games, never learnt, nor do I have any real connection to the whole D and D thing, so that doesn't work for me.

So DoA works for me because I recognise the humour, if not particularly the American college setting; the other Walky ones, I've never taken to. GWS, I'm losing interest in as it becomes increasingly wrapped up in politically correct agenda-pushing and the characters become less recognisable and increasingly 2-D. Girl Genius is good, so inventive, very good-looking and the Jagers are a wonderful joke.

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Jun 2014, 23:54
Vhere in ze Gorl Genius plottink are hyu?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Ben on 03 Jun 2014, 00:51
Vhere in ze Gorl Genius plottink are hyu?

Beink a schmott guy, pretty much up to date. I read a lot of it in a huge binge while stranded in Aberdeen waiting on weather for about three days...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 04 Jun 2014, 06:56
I can't make you use "tumble", you can't make me not use tumble. But I don't tumble. I do occasionally trip or do a somersault, but I don't tumble because I don't have a Tumblr. :parrot:
It's spreading! (http://wondermark.com/1k34/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 04 Jun 2014, 07:31
Dresden Codak (http://dresdencodak.com/) is having an even longer time than usual before the next update; there's not even a date listed yet (which always gets put back...).  Perhaps the success of his Kickstarter last year has gone to his head!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 04 Jun 2014, 07:46
3 cons in the past ~month, so i imagine he took some time off for that & will get back to work soon enough.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Ben on 04 Jun 2014, 22:17
Power Nap is another gem I stumbled on, a while ago. Updates come at very long intervals....
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 05 Jun 2014, 13:44
Fascinating rumour (http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2014/06/05/is-bill-watterson-ghost-drawing-pearls-before-swine-this-week/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 31 Jul 2014, 14:20
new blastwave!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 01 Aug 2014, 08:49
Wow, did we seriously not discuss Watterson's return in this thread earlier this year?   :?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 01 Aug 2014, 09:01
Could you really call it a return? He drew some comics for a guy and that was it, as far as I could tell.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Aug 2014, 14:09
Fascinating rumour (http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2014/06/05/is-bill-watterson-ghost-drawing-pearls-before-swine-this-week/)

It was mentioned, but not actually discussed.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 07 Aug 2014, 00:45
DO WANT

http://schlocktroops.com/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Detachable Felix on 08 Aug 2014, 20:22
Not sure how many of you read Oglaf, but,
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Detachable Felix on 14 Aug 2014, 18:26
For those of you who read DrMcNinja,
re: the latest story arc (A Bad Enough Dude),

Badass President Is Badass.

That is all.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Aug 2014, 18:28
I always thought it was amusing to see a webcomic set in an alternate-universe version of the town where I was born, but I never managed to be interested enough in Dr. McNinja to keep reading it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 15 Aug 2014, 15:17
i would totally vote for president funkhouser
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 20 Aug 2014, 05:27
buzz is a man who knows how to get shit done right!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Aug 2014, 14:40
(http://www.scarygoround.com/strips/20140821.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 22 Aug 2014, 14:42
Wait wait shauna wickle?  Oh man I've fallen behind on Bad Machinery again.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 12 Sep 2014, 16:21
(http://www.goblinscomic.org/comics/20140911.jpg)
http://www.goblinscomic.org/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Sep 2014, 18:22
*long, drawn out deep inhalation*

yay.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Zebediah on 14 Sep 2014, 18:09
Scenes From a Multiverse just did the origin story of Yelling Bird (http://amultiverse.com/comic/2014/09/12/the-phoenix/).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 14 Sep 2014, 18:32
Is it just me or does that comic now feature substantially more political (or 'current events') commentary? I'm not complaining, mind.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Zebediah on 24 Sep 2014, 05:12
Today's A Softer World (http://asofterworld.com/index.php?id=1155) brought to you by Hannelore.

(http://www.asofterworld.com/clean/quince.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Sep 2014, 05:38
I started reading Stay Still Stay Silent
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Sep 2014, 12:24
Is it just me or is Dumbing of Age getting better and better?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 24 Sep 2014, 16:07
Is it just me or is Dumbing of Agev getting better and better?

Yes
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Schmee on 24 Sep 2014, 18:45
Dumbing of Agev
Was that a typo, or is there yet another webcomic for me to archive-binge?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 24 Sep 2014, 18:51
Pretty sure that it's just Dumbing of Age  :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Sep 2014, 05:02
Typo. Touch-Keyboards are so error-pron.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 25 Sep 2014, 05:57
Is it just me or is Dumbing of Agev getting better and better?

Yes

So you're saying I gave up too soon?  :(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ankhtahr on 25 Sep 2014, 06:17
If you gave up on DoA, then yes. Definitely.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: evilQuälgeist on 02 Oct 2014, 14:44
I read a couple of webcomics so i will just list my favorites
Questionable Content for its characters
Two guys and Guy (http://www.twogag.com/) for its humor
Grrl Power (http://grrlpowercomic.com/) for escalation
Girl Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php) for Science!
Drowtales - The Moonless Age (http://www.drowtales.com/) for intrigue and murder
Misfile (http://www.misfile.com/) for its premisse
Ava's Demon (http://www.avasdemon.com/) for its art and abstraction
XKCD (http://xkcd.com/) because knowledge is awesome, as is maths
Goblins (http://www.goblinscomic.org/) for role playing
Go ge a roomie (http://www.gogetaroomie.com/) for fun, squees and cheescake
Three Panel Soul (http://threepanelsoul.com/) for nerdom
Flaky Pastry (http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/index.php) for Chaos!
Parantural (http://paranatural.net/) for alt text
Unsounded (http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/) for magic
romanticaly apocalyptic (http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/) for Sniper
Sorcery 101 (http://www.sorcery101.net/sorcery-101/sorcery101-ch-01/) for misfortune
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 04 Oct 2014, 09:37
your links, they are broken
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Oct 2014, 14:50
Have you been reading Butt Smithy (http://buttsmithy.com/?comic=fgsfds)? Cause it's pretty good/hot (NSFW)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: evilQuälgeist on 05 Oct 2014, 03:41
your links, they are broken
sorry fixed
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 10 Oct 2014, 02:48
Really good couple of weeks for GWS.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Detachable Felix on 10 Oct 2014, 14:23
Yessss. GWS has been amazing these last few weeks! (Though I'm still waiting to find out where exactly Hazel's mum went off to, all dressed up like that )
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Dalillama on 12 Oct 2014, 21:07
Yessss. GWS has been amazing these last few weeks! (Though I'm still waiting to find out where exactly Hazel's mum went off to, all dressed up like that )
On a date, probably with someone who we've seen in passing in the comic before.  (I haven't archive binged recently enough to be able to guess who, though).

Most of the comics I follow have already been mentioned, but I haven't seen anyone bring up Freefall (http://freefall.purrsia.com/), which has a keptomaniacal alien and some fascinating explorations of the social consequences of AI, League of SuperRedundant Heroes (http://superredundant.com/), a send-up of superhero clichés, and Strong Female Protagonist (http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/issue-5/page-53-2/), which I can't summarize better than the author did:"SFP follows the adventures of a young middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility and a crippling sense of social injustice."
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 15 Oct 2014, 09:11
I completely forgot that Hark A Vagrant existed.  Good to catch up.  :-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Near Lurker on 16 Oct 2014, 18:03
So... remember a year or three ago, when every so often, on some random part of the Internet, someone would post just the word "UPDATE," without feeling the need to specify which comic they meant?

...

UPDATE. (http://www.mspaintadventures.com/ACT6ACT6.php?s=6&p=008753)

(It should surprise absolutely no one that that link probably won't work.  It's only one page, no S tag, and I've linked it directly so that you only have to win the server lottery once, unlike a foolish old man who set himself up for disappointment.)

(If you haven't figured it out yet, Homestuck.  I'm telling you about Homestuck.)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 16 Oct 2014, 19:17
So... remember a year or three ago, when every so often, on some random part of the Internet, someone would post just the word "UPDATE," without feeling the need to specify which comic they meant?

...

UPDATE. (http://www.mspaintadventures.com/ACT6ACT6.php?s=6&p=008753)

(It should surprise absolutely no one that that link probably won't work.  It's only one page, no S tag, and I've linked it directly so that you only have to win the server lottery once, unlike a foolish old man who set himself up for disappointment.)

(If you haven't figured it out yet, Homestuck.  I'm telling you about Homestuck.)

Yeup.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Oct 2014, 19:27
So... remember a year or three ago, when every so often, on some random part of the Internet, someone would post just the word "UPDATE," without feeling the need to specify which comic they meant?

...

UPDATE. (http://www.mspaintadventures.com/ACT6ACT6.php?s=6&p=008753)

(It should surprise absolutely no one that that link probably won't work.  It's only one page, no S tag, and I've linked it directly so that you only have to win the server lottery once, unlike a foolish old man who set himself up for disappointment.)

(If you haven't figured it out yet, Homestuck.  I'm telling you about Homestuck.)

Don your grey paint, our time is at hand

update cosplay
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Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 18 Oct 2014, 15:03
A song for Billie in DoA


Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Oct 2014, 19:30
Caliborn's deviantart page is real
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: SubaruStephen on 22 Oct 2014, 16:05
The artwork in Stand Still, Stay Silent (http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=1) is absolutely amazing, every panel is so detailed, it's almost unimaginable to think that it's a daily. And the story is as good as the art.

http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=1
You only have yourself to blame for not clicking on the linkies

Oh, and looking at it on a phone...you might as well be looking at the Mona Lisa through a kaleidoscope, wait till you get to a nice big screen.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 24 Oct 2014, 12:19
Catching up to Sam & Fuzzy again, must say it's a really good comic! The arc(s) of the last couple of years have been really interesting and well written, all while staying funny.

If you're not familiar, Sam & Fuzzy (http://www.samandfuzzy.com/archive) is one of those comics that started up as a typical gag-a-day strip in the early '00s, then Cerebus Syndrome (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CerebusSyndrome)'d (WARNING: TV Tropes link) into a mix of comedy/scifi/romance/fantasy/drama with huge, complex plot arcs, much like Sluggy Freelance (http://sluggy.com/nvg) or Roomies/It's Walky (http://www.itswalky.com/comic/and-now/).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Oct 2014, 14:38
Or Wapsi Square.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Oct 2014, 20:19
With Halloween coming up I'm trying to find a certain comic. It centers around a group of women telling scary stories, one of which involves sharing a cursed photo over the internet that acts somewhat like the ring
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 26 Oct 2014, 02:20
I started reading Stand Still, Stay Silent (http://sssscomic.com/index.php?id=about) yesterday (after seeing it mentioned by someone, somewhere in this thread), and so far i seems really great. The art is amazing and the setting seems interesting.

That said, I've read like 120 (elaborate) pages so far, and we haven't even met the entire main cast yet.. If this had been a comic that had been running for 10 years, this would be a cool thing, but this means I'm likely to reach the end of the archive without really even getting to the actual plot (The main plot seems to be an expedition, and 120 pages in we're still on the part where the crew is assembling).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Dalillama on 26 Oct 2014, 13:39
That's the hazard of starting your archive binge too early.  When the comic has gone for 10 years then it'll seem fine that there's so little progression is beginning. Besides, its world building see when they go somewhere we don't know why they're coming unless we know where they came from.  Please excuse my punctuation I'm on my phone and I can't type because my wrist is hurt.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: SubaruStephen on 26 Oct 2014, 13:54
I started reading Stand Still, Stay Silent (http://sssscomic.com/index.php?id=about) yesterday (after seeing it mentioned by someone, somewhere in this thread), and so far i seems really great. The art is amazing and the setting seems interesting.

That said, I've read like 120 (elaborate) pages so far, and we haven't even met the entire main cast yet.. If this had been a comic that had been running for 10 years, this would be a cool thing, but this means I'm likely to reach the end of the archive without really even getting to the actual plot (The main plot seems to be an expedition, and 120 pages in we're still on the part where the crew is assembling).

There's another webcomic from the same artist, and it's completed, so you can binge on A Redtail's Dream (http://www.minnasundberg.fi/comic/page00.php) (it's loosely based on Finnish mythology)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 26 Oct 2014, 17:11
Yeah, I found out. Started reading that on the train home today. Even though they're completely (I think) unrelated, I just have to read her previous comic before I read SSSS. (I have issues ok)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: SubaruStephen on 26 Oct 2014, 18:33
Yeah, I found out. Started reading that on the train home today. Even though they're completely (I think) unrelated, I just have to read her previous comic before I read SSSS. (I have issues ok)

Hey, everyone who's into comics has issues. Some people even have extensive collections of them.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 26 Oct 2014, 18:36
Yeah, I found out. Started reading that on the train home today. Even though they're completely (I think) unrelated, I just have to read her previous comic before I read SSSS. (I have issues ok)

Hey, everyone who's into comics has issues. Some people even have extensive collections of them.
http://instantrimshot.com/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 27 Oct 2014, 05:45
Interesting to hear the talk about webcomics morphing, because I gave up on Sluggy and Wapsi years ago.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 27 Oct 2014, 06:26
Sluggy is kind of a tough read, especially if you start from the beginning, but I hold on to it being worth it. No other comics I've read are able to be both silly & funny as well as serious & dramatic to such a degree as SF, and still make it work.


On a different note, I just read through A Redtail's Dream last night. All 550 pages. Not sure how I feel about it.
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 27 Oct 2014, 06:51
I'm pretty sure I read more than 10 years of sluggy from the start.  I felt like it went off its rails at some point.

Overall, I would recommend reading the archive, as it's good.  I just don't follow it any more.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 27 Oct 2014, 06:56
Well, that's kind of the thing; Sluggy is all about going off the rails, love it or hate it.

Also, I absolutely would not recommend reading Sluggy on a daily basis. You really need to binge at least a month's worth of comics at a time for it to be as enjoyable as it can be, otherwise you'll just get a lot of out-of-context nonsense, imo.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: BenRG on 27 Oct 2014, 07:05
In terms of mainstream webcomics, I'm a follower of Dilbert (although I get the impression that Scott Adams is losing his interest in it sometimes). Being a sci-fi freak, I also read Marc Stanley's Freefall and used to read Crimson Dark when it was still being updated (David C Simon now working for Lucasfilms means that he is more interested in writing Star Wars than his OCs).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 27 Oct 2014, 11:38
One of my early favorites is Angels2200

Sadly, this seems to have stalled as the storyline was excellent and well written.  There have been a couple of updates in the past year, but it seems that the comic has ground to a halt.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Oct 2014, 03:19
http://stickman.qntm.org/

Can't remember if I ever put this on here, but my brother wrote a webcomic about stickmen in 2002-2004. It's kinda terrible in places but also kinda awesome in places.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Krald on 30 Oct 2014, 19:13
Just found Zombie Roomie (http://www.zombieroomie.com/) today and may have binge read the whole series.....

I'm saying i found it great if it wasn't clear
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 30 Oct 2014, 19:46
Oh, on the topic of zombie webcomics. A couple of years ago I remember starting to read this relatively new comic about a guy that gets turned into a zombie during the zombie apocalypse and have to try to live that way. Was kind of similar in setting to Warm Bodies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warm_Bodies_(film)) (though not in tone, I think). Can't really remember if it was any good, but I'd like to check back on it again. Anyone?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Orkboy on 31 Oct 2014, 10:32
Every once in a while, I'll reread FreakAngels.  The comic is finished, and I always wish I had known about it while it was still running.  It's a really good comic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Detachable Felix on 02 Nov 2014, 00:54
I'm disappointed with the incredibly abrupt end of the last Dr McNinja arc. Really feels like Hastings is starting to rush his storylines now :(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 03 Nov 2014, 11:38
Every once in a while, I'll reread FreakAngels.  The comic is finished, and I always wish I had known about it while it was still running.  It's a really good comic.

I had the priviledge of reading FreakAngels how it happened.  It's pretty darned spectacular.

I love Arkady SO MUCH.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 04 Nov 2014, 06:23
I'm disappointed with the incredibly abrupt end of the last Dr McNinja arc. Really feels like Hastings is starting to rush his storylines now :(
I was surprised it was over so quickly as well, we didn't really get any closure there. Maybe it's going to tie in to something later.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Orkboy on 04 Nov 2014, 12:13
Every once in a while, I'll reread FreakAngels.  The comic is finished, and I always wish I had known about it while it was still running.  It's a really good comic.

I had the priviledge of reading FreakAngels how it happened.  It's pretty darned spectacular.

I love Arkady SO MUCH.

I actually missed the characters when I reached the end and realized that it was done.  Every character feels like a person, despite the large cast.  Most comics have a hard time managing more than four main characters before someone becomes a stereotype or a gag character, but Warren Ellis writes well enough that he can be all "Here's twelve people with crazy powers who are still totally relatable, plus a foul-mouthed girl from Manchester, who you will also relate to."  Cue sunglasses and Deal with it caption. 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: ev4n on 04 Nov 2014, 12:49
Agree.

Plus, I'm rereading, and I just remembered KK's full name.  Best.  Name.  Ever.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 09 Nov 2014, 01:26
Melonpool's back. Never read it (yet) myself, but someone here might know of it.

http://www.melonpool.com/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 09 Nov 2014, 16:54
Anyone remember Alpha Shade?

Good Comic, great artwork.


Pity it petered out.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 12 Nov 2014, 05:34
Randall Munroe is doing liveblogging again, the xkcd way. That is, extremely difficult for the reader to follow.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 12 Nov 2014, 21:53
One I haven't seen posted here yet (there are definitely more, but I can never remember until it's update day for them for some reason) is nerf this! (http://nerf-this.com/) Great art, really funny, sometimes has a coherent plot. Gratuitous use of the word "penis" and describing things in terms of "gallons of babies"

Unfortunately, it only updates every couple of weeks now, but there's about a 1000 strips already up
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Nov 2014, 05:03
Just started reading DoA.

Ryan.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Nov 2014, 05:48
Sam & Fuzzy is so great
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 17 Nov 2014, 18:53
One I haven't seen posted here yet (there are definitely more, but I can never remember until it's update day for them for some reason) is nerf this! (http://nerf-this.com/) Great art, really funny, sometimes has a coherent plot. Gratuitous use of the word "penis" and describing things in terms of "gallons of babies"

Unfortunately, it only updates every couple of weeks now, but there's about a 1000 strips already up

Just read through it, and well.. mixed feelings. The art is good and the characters are cool (although way over the top), but the comic kind falls apart because of a tone that's so all over the place it's insane. The last year or two had more or less one continuous arc, that got pretty dramatic, but all the while there were penis jokes. I really like that it dares to go for some pretty dark and "offensive" humor, but things are stretched too far for the sake of jokes. Characters like Chase, Zoey and Mr Mills are cool characters, but their !!!EXTREME WACKINESS!!! makes the comic pretty hard to care about. Tone it down some, less is more :)

Sam & Fuzzy is so great

Yeah, yeah it is. Sam & Fuzzy and Sluggy Freelance ara comics that, imo, have managed to find a working balance between wackiness and serious drama.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 02 Dec 2014, 16:58
Woah, I just realized I didn't finish Dresden Codak (http://dresdencodak.com/archives/). I thought I read it to the end, but apparently there's more after the Hob arc!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 03 Dec 2014, 22:39
So, we have a furry in my gaming community (he uses his fursona in game, he's tolerant of our questions and general ignorance of furries and we're not dicks to him about it like other communities/clans) and it just reminded me of some of the comics I read that have human/animal hybrid characters.

http://laslindas.katbox.net/
http://rascals.katbox.net/
http://twokinds.keenspot.com/


The first two I feel could work even without characters being hybrids (the plot anyway) and the last I think is good because it can equated with racism/prejudice. All are pretty funny and can be related to on some level.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Dec 2014, 07:25
TwoKinds has gotten amazing lately, but it's AGONY to wait for the comic. It takes so friggin long. We've been on the bloody ship for years now.

Also, Keith and Natani are the greatest thing ever.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 04 Dec 2014, 07:41
I don't remember the usual update times since I only started reading it a year ago, but every other week is infuriating. I think in the 11 years or so it's been running only 2-3 months have passed in the comic.

EDIT - awkward relationships are always the cutest. It's unfortunate more hasn't happened, like the two groups meeting up (though the author only started showing the other group about a year or two ago?) and Chace's relationship with his old girlfriend and friends. So ya, my only problem is the pace.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Dec 2014, 09:22
gggggg it's a pet peeve of mine already to have characters misspelled, but CHACE? Really?!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 04 Dec 2014, 09:26
I'm drunk and I mixed him up with Chace Crossing on scoutcrossing.net, my bad! TRACE* TRACE* TRACE* Blue triangle , blue triangle!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Dec 2014, 10:09
in today's Guilded Age


NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 04 Dec 2014, 10:59
I agree... There better be a last minute save. Rachel is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Dec 2014, 01:19
Today's Sam and Fuzzy:

God damn, Sin! I should have known you'd have your fingers in this!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 11 Dec 2014, 14:39
Today's DoA


BeckyBomb dropped.



And I have been seeing something like this coming for about three or four Comics since she showed up.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 11 Dec 2014, 14:43
I figured it out when she pop up out of no where.  Well I am waiting to see how this explodes in everyone's face.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 11 Dec 2014, 14:58
I honestly didn't expect that. I thought it was lining up more for her to be confessing a lack or crisis of faith.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 11 Dec 2014, 15:13
There is just so much sexual stuff happening in his comic. Kinda like real college.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 11 Dec 2014, 17:54
Yeah, but this is Joyce, so either two things are going to happen

1) She's going to Brain Freeze, then run away screaming
2) She's going to call for an Exorcism.


:-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 11 Dec 2014, 17:56
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE *pant* *pant* EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 11 Dec 2014, 18:17
I'm going to assume she gets confused (down the line, kinda like danny)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 11 Dec 2014, 18:57
There should be a dedicated DoA thread!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 11 Dec 2014, 21:08
Fuck! My heart feels weird now, why is this? Fucking Willis, that's too cute and I know something sad will follow.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Dec 2014, 06:47
There should be a dedicated DoA thread!

Yeah, so I can avoid it like the plague.

No, I don't care for Willis, why do you ask?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 12 Dec 2014, 07:44
I don't mind they guy, tho I do struggle to see why 75% of all posts in this thread are about his comics.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 12 Dec 2014, 12:08
Just because the artist may be a complete dick, doesn't mean the Comic's not worth the effort.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 12 Dec 2014, 12:13
I'd say it's mostly because he updates every day. There are plenty of comics I like more, but pacing isn't very good when you have to wait a week in between each post.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 12 Dec 2014, 12:59
I made the thread. (https://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,30345.0.html)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 12 Dec 2014, 13:48
I don't read any comics on update. I'll wait until there's at least 10-20 updates, so that it's more like a new issue of a comic, rather than sporadic out of context strips  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 14 Dec 2014, 16:24
I don't read any comics on update. I'll wait until there's at least 10-20 updates, so that it's more like a new issue of a comic, than sporadic out of context strips  :mrgreen:

I do that with a lot of TV shows, I have like 6 episodes to watch in row when SAO's finale comes out next week.

I'm rereading Calvin and Hobbes from start to finish. The nostalgia made me tear up.

EDIT - also the raccoon story where the raccoon dies in the end I DIDN'T CRY, I'M A MAN (I cried)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 18 Dec 2014, 09:45
(http://www.pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF264-Father_Christmas.png)

PBF comes home for Christmas!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 22 Dec 2014, 03:09
This is from the author of ChimneySpeak (Jack Cayless), which I'm still disappointed that it finished/was taken off the internet (at least until Jack gets more money?). Was a good comic, lots of gore, some nudity and a good amount of humor. This is for a side scroller he's making that he updates on his tumblr (which, up until this endeavor, was mostly used for porn drawings). Just describing a character a bit, think it's cute.

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/cce9c40d2661b749092bd020efcd3903/tumblr_ngqyzpRG0a1r2yncoo1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 22 Dec 2014, 04:39
I really like that, adorable drawing. Think I'll look into this.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 22 Dec 2014, 15:39
Reading through the last month of Sluggy, I found myself a new avatar. Torg is a pretty cool guy. He kills bad guys and doesn't afraid of anything!
(http://i.imgur.com/osWik8n.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 22 Dec 2014, 17:34
Well, the Tumblr is jackcayless.tumblr.com (http://jackcayless.tumblr.com), be careful about scrolling too far because it turns it mostly porn at some point. Which is fine and all, but it's not the reason I want him to start making web comics again. All his sites are down and I can't find any info about it, I seriously miss chimneyspeak if anyone has any idea about where to find it lemme know. Cayless is at least not hosting it any more.

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/f9b17719b919e53bda98708d7551aeb4/tumblr_ney3nrsnBG1r2yncoo1_400.png)

Cutest abomination ever.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: hedgie on 29 Dec 2014, 10:30
It looks like GWS is coming to an end.   :-(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 29 Dec 2014, 10:37
Or "indefinite hiatus" which usually means end. We'll see, it will probably take a couple years, but she did say she was gonna be doing new stuff.

And to be fair I feel like GWS has run it's course. There's no real "end" to a story like this, but I got what I wanted to out of it. Obligatory last C&H comic strip.

(http://www.adamfishercox.com/calvinandhobbes/pageimages/laststrip.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 29 Dec 2014, 14:21
I'm gutted it's going away, even temporarily. There's a lot of stuff and characters I'd like to see again and at the pace it goes, I don't see everything that's currently set up getting resolved.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Orkboy on 30 Dec 2014, 08:29
At least it a planned ending, rather than the usual "stop updating in the middle of a story arc for no discernible reason" webcomic ending. 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 30 Dec 2014, 13:37
Today on DoA

Reverse psychology and the practicalities of alcahol poisoning.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 02 Jan 2015, 10:14
My sister posted a photo of a painting by Arnold Böckling called Isle of the Dead, since she was in the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin recently:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/74/Arnold_B%C3%B6cklin_006.jpg/1920px-Arnold_B%C3%B6cklin_006.jpg)

Does that look familiar to anyone else? (http://dresdencodak.com/2012/12/24/dark-science-24/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 02 Jan 2015, 10:33
I'm pretty certain there are tons of references like that throughout Dresden Codak, both to art and philosophy and lots of other stuff, that more knowledgeable people than me would notice.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 02 Jan 2015, 14:33
You're probably right, but aside from the pattern of Biblical names for important Nephilopolis characters I don't think I've caught many of them recently.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 26 Jan 2015, 05:19
In the latest Dark Science:

"I represent the opposing view."

"It is one that must be opposed."

Gee, I wonder what department he's trying to recruit Vonnie into. ;)

Another thought, if we look at the Dark Scientists here (http://dresdencodak.com/2012/04/10/dark-science-18/), there's one whose identity we found out previously (Thomas Caspar, the one with the bunny ears). Today's comic introduces Belphegor, the fat one, who was addressed as such by Morningstar in #35. There might be other characters who are Dark Scientists but haven't revealed it. The broad-shouldered guy might be Amon Harthrow, the guy who looks and smells like a steakhouse.

Then there's still the tiny one, the skinny one, and the one with the breasts. The tiny one could be Ester Mammon, who got the archaeology booth trashed. Can't be sure though. No idea about the others.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: dexeron on 26 Jan 2015, 09:06
I wonder how many of the people seemingly gleefully mindlessly following the mindless bureaucracy are actually part of this group and far more knowledgeable about what's really going on than they've let on.  Sort of a variation of a "The Man Who Was Thursday" sort of scenario.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 26 Jan 2015, 13:58
Wow, I need to check out Dresden Codak (now that I've caught up with Gunnerkrigg Court and it is awfully slow to update).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 26 Jan 2015, 14:16
Read this: http://www.unsoundedcomic.com/ (the past tense version of read, why are they spelled the same? English...) the other day. Fantastic art, especially for such a long running webcomic. It doesn't even do the thing that most webcomics do, which is start off poor quality and gradually improve (like QC!), it's great the whole way through.

The only problem is the characters aren't the most likable (well the guy is pretty likable), but as the story goes along you care for them a bit more. There's a lot of humor and action and just some awesome swear words. I binged the whole thing in an 8 hour stretch.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: dexeron on 27 Jan 2015, 08:48
Unsounded is brilliant, and I try to shill it to everyone I know whenever I can.  It's astounding insomuch as despite the insane quality level of the art and storytelling, the artist almost never misses her three-times-a-week update schedule.  She partially compensates for this by taking month long breaks between chapters to build up her buffer, but it's also largely just because she has an incredible work ethic when it comes to her art.

That doesn't even begin to get into the really effective worldbuilding and characterization (and I agree, some of the characters are terrible, others you love to hate, but some you can't help but love.)  It's a very dark, tragic, at times funny, but most importantly, compelling story.  I was glad to support her latest kickstarter (for the printing of volume two, got myself two graphic novels out of it, yay!)

tl;dr - faboy ranting, OMG I second the recommendation, go read Unsounded now. ;)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: dexeron on 27 Jan 2015, 08:59
Speaking of long-form webcomics in the fantasy genre:

Have any of you folks read "Miamaska" or "Trial of the Sun?"

I lump them together because they're done by the same person, but update on different days of the week (much like QC and Alice Grove.)

Miamaska is the story of a girl from Earth pulled into an alternate (past?) world that has had its share of visitors from other worlds, not merely out own, and her struggle to try to survive in a world that's often very hostile to visitors.  Meanwhile, the folks in positions of power have their own designs for those who keep showing up in their world...

Trial of the Sun is very different, taking place in a fantasy world where an entire nation of is protected and shielded by covenant with of a goddess from invaders (both human and monster.)  In the aftermath of that covenant being breached, a young man (this world has an interesting cultural role for women who take a male role and swear an oath of military service) must undergo a trial by "fire" to protect his family.  I really like this story because it's got some really great characterization going on in it, but the story is also pretty compelling, IMO.

They're both really great in terms of art quality and while both build very slowly, I think they do really good jobs at world-building and establishing some connection with the characters for the reader.  TotS is one of my favorites, my second favorite webcomic (behind Unsounded) and I hate that it only updates twice a week (it's apparently gonna move to three times a week in a few months once the action picks up.)

(both comics also have, um, share, a really neat little fan community that I enjoy reading commentary from.)

http://miamaska.com/
http://trialofthesun.com/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 29 Jan 2015, 17:25
More stuff from Cayless; this is for the game he's currently working on

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/7c3967fdc9e6e2c84f71f76dbe4aa45b/tumblr_nixusvVBhN1u7dqbso1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 06 Feb 2015, 14:58
Cyanide and Happiness now has a random comic generator: I got this'n

(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/ExclusiveBirthPleasure.png)

http://explosm.net/rcg
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 06 Feb 2015, 15:30
That is fantastic.

(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/VolatileSheetObservation.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Orkboy on 06 Feb 2015, 15:32
Damn, these are pretty good comics for a random generator.

(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/UnnaturalWristSea.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 06 Feb 2015, 15:33
(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/SubduedOilName.png)

Here's another good one:
(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/JoyousWorkRoll.png)

Okay, I think I need to stop now.
(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/ApatheticWishMiddle.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 06 Feb 2015, 15:36
Already got a repeat panel but it still made me snort I laughed so hard.

(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/ExclusiveActorWatch.png)

Edit: One more good one.

(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/RemarkableHallEarth.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Orkboy on 07 Feb 2015, 20:18
(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/AcridSleepArm.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 08 Feb 2015, 02:01
I think I've been following Girl Genius's triweekly updates for as long as I've read QC (years and years) so I basically have no recollection of anything that happened before the time warp. This is not a good comic to just read whenever it updates, I should figure out a way to get notifications when the next chapter is complete.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 08 Feb 2015, 07:00
GG has had some issues with their authors having a LOT on their plates, and a storyline that is - brace yourself with this - just barely half done.

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Schmee on 09 Feb 2015, 05:52
I think I just hit the jackpot.

(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/CoverCoverCover.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 10 Feb 2015, 01:01
I've just realised that QC and DoA may be the most PG Rated comics I read Online

How chilling is that?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Feb 2015, 06:15
It means I can probably guess two of the comics you read on a regular basis. One starts with an "O" and the other ends with a "3".
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 10 Feb 2015, 10:35
It means I can probably guess two of the comics you read on a regular basis. One starts with an "O" and the other ends with a "3".

I read both of those!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 10 Feb 2015, 10:51
Two days since I've started rereading Girl Genius, I'm getting Tetris effect from the art style.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 10 Feb 2015, 12:31
It means I can probably guess two of the comics you read on a regular basis. One starts with an "O" and the other ends with a "3".

Octopus Pie and Menage á 3?

I read the first, and find it quite good, but Má3 was way too much blatant wish fulfillment for me. It was like reading an erotic fan-fic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 10 Feb 2015, 12:45
Ma3 is supposed to be a parody, heck the MC is called Gary.

And I was guessing Oglaf.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Feb 2015, 14:16
Being a deliberate parody is not an excuse for being not-that-great. I'm looking at you, Lonely Island.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 10 Feb 2015, 14:22
Oh, I mean, I don't think Ma3 is all that funny anymore, but it's not supposed to be taken seriously. Blatant wish fulfillment is what it's parodying is all I'm getting at.

I can say that I've never found Lonely Island to be that great. For parody songs I always thought Jon Lajoie was the best.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 10 Feb 2015, 14:54
Ma<3 yup - and it's sister affiliates  :)

But the others I think I listed somewhere here a while back I think.


Yup, Page One of this very Thread actually  :)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Feb 2015, 15:56
Ma3 is supposed to be a parody, heck the MC is called Gary.

And I was guessing Oglaf.

So was I on the last one.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 10 Feb 2015, 16:30
Ma3 is supposed to be a parody, heck the MC is called Gary.

Gary, as in (G/M)ary Sue?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 10 Feb 2015, 16:46
Yea, that's what we call an MC in a wish fulfillment, right? Am I doing it right?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 10 Feb 2015, 17:51
mmmm.. I dunno. Gary seems to hop between being a Gary Stew and an inversion of the trope. Generally a Mary Sue/Gary Stew character is one that is so perfect that they are unbelievable. Everyone loves them, they have the answer to everything and even any flaws they have are so minor or convoluted that they actually make people love that character even more. Where as Gary in the comic is getting dumped on left right and center, is always in trouble because of those wacky hijinks of his friends... Yet he's still loved by so many hot women and guys. I would call him more a classic hapless hero from a 'harem' anime than a Gary Stew.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 10 Feb 2015, 18:25
Not a fan of Oglaf, just can't get into the story.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 10 Feb 2015, 18:38
There isn't a story, at least not anymore, it's just a gag comic
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 10 Feb 2015, 19:03
I understand the aversion against the story, though.
I stopped reading Ma3 because the nonconsent started bothering me too much :/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 10 Feb 2015, 19:25
I would call him more a classic hapless hero from a 'harem' anime than a Gary Stew.

I think that's more on spot.

I like my comics/movies/series/books to be escapism, but there are limits.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Feb 2015, 14:58
I've started reading It Hurts and....it's different. I mean I'm a fan of Homestuck, but It Hurts seems a bit off to me.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 11 Feb 2015, 19:54
I think Collar 6 would be the big NSFW Comic I read.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 11 Feb 2015, 19:58
The rock cocks is showing to be pretty good, that one has full frontal and sex and everything.

I tried Blaster Nation awhile ago and had to drop it. I hated every character, I couldn't do it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Feb 2015, 09:43
Man, Collar 6 takes me back. I want to get into the Rock Cocks, but isn't this the 2nd or 3rd version of it?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 12 Feb 2015, 12:31
I would have no idea, the first I saw it was from a gws link
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Feb 2015, 13:05
It started out as a Slipshine comic, then the people tried to make a story out of it, and now they're rebooted it
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 12 Feb 2015, 13:08
Ah, that would explain the porn, but with a lot more backstory.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 12 Feb 2015, 14:39
I didn't quite know where to put this, it's technically a game, but it's made from one of my favorite webcomic artists (Jack Cayless). And it is more of a story game with a lot webcomicy like things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqN4aL7V8zQ

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 13 Feb 2015, 17:27
This looks interesting...

www.avasdemon.com
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Feb 2015, 18:28
It is, and I think the second kickstarter for a book is going on/done
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 13 Feb 2015, 18:30
It's interesting, but I stopped reading it after the artist took a hiatus. I'll probably pick it back up at some point.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 16 Feb 2015, 18:16
This looks interesting...

www.avasdemon.com

I checked that out, and it's quite an odd comic. The art and characters are great, but the plot and setting didn't really sell me so far.

Also drawer chest, wtf is up with that?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 16 Feb 2015, 18:19
Oh, like you don't have weird things coming out of your chest.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 16 Feb 2015, 20:43
Ask John Hurt
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 17 Feb 2015, 02:37
This looks interesting...

www.avasdemon.com

I checked that out, and it's quite an odd comic. The art and characters are great, but the plot and setting didn't really sell me so far.

Also drawer chest, wtf is up with that?
Huh that's funny, I actually like the art and setting but I'm not so thrilled about the characters and plot.  I can't pin down what it is exactly. But the whole sci-fi world with magic and souls is intriguing.

And that bit with the cosmetic surgery machine? Holy shit.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 18 Feb 2015, 11:30
Huh that's funny, I actually like the art and setting but I'm not so thrilled about the characters and plot.  I can't pin down what it is exactly. But the whole sci-fi world with magic and souls is intriguing.

And that bit with the cosmetic surgery machine? Holy shit.

I finished the archive, an I think it picked up a little.
(click to show/hide)

I'm not a huge fan of the on frame per comic format tho!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 18 Feb 2015, 11:54
I'm not bothered by it, although creative paneling can be used to amazing effect in webcomics (see Aaron Diaz's blog about this (http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/post/841119890/advanced-layouts-paneling-outside-the-box)) not having it isn't a big deal. The site uses some kind of caching that reduces the loading times for the next image to almost zero, so that's a nice feature, it means you're almost never waiting for the image to load.

I've been rechecking my RSS subscriptions to check whether any comic feeds broke, and yep, Flaky Pastry has completely failed to send me updates. Romantically Apocalyptic's feed doesn't work either, and that one I really like! Luckily those are the only ones, the rest are either still updating or dead in the water.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 18 Feb 2015, 12:05
I'm not bothered by it, although creative paneling can be used to amazing effect in webcomics (see Aaron Diaz's blog about this (http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/post/841119890/advanced-layouts-paneling-outside-the-box)) not having it isn't a big deal. The site uses some kind of caching that reduces the loading times for the next image to almost zero, so that's a nice feature, it means you're almost never waiting for the image to load.

I though at first it was like that to get more ad revenue from a slow-to-make comic, but it seems like you don't reload the page at all except for new chapters.. I guess this format let's the art shine by having bigger resolutions, but I think I'd still prefer 2x2 format or something creative instead..
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 18 Feb 2015, 21:28
So, I just thought of this. Readers of misfile, have you noticed how there hasn't ever been any progress on the main plot? It's been 10-years and while some things are alluded to, nothing ever really happens...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 20 Feb 2015, 02:32
Wow, today's Girl Genius... that's a Chekov's Gun that's been on the wall for twelve years!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 20 Feb 2015, 11:17
Honestly, as much as I enjoy Girl Genius, I have no idea what's going on right now.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 20 Feb 2015, 11:39
I don't blame you, I just reread the whole thing and I'm still not totally clear on things. Agatha says she has to go to Paris with the train (why? dunno), then shit happened and the train and passengers escaped to the railway fortress, then more shit happened and they're trying to contain a murderous, rampaging, sentient locomotive. Then suddenly, bears.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 20 Feb 2015, 12:38
I think time travel is involved somehow as well. Didn't Vole go in/out of a stasis bubble thing?
Title: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 20 Feb 2015, 13:03
Mechanicsburg is trapped inside a "temporal stasis" bubble. Agatha plans to go see The Master of Paris to see if he knows anything about it.

Vole got pulled out of the stasis bubble by Gil, but immediately started to age when he came to.

I do think the Professors are starting to get story fatigue, as they have been telling this story now for over a decade, and they are only 60% or so of the way done.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 20 Feb 2015, 13:16
*puts on a Transylvania Polytechnic Faculty pin*

So, at the end of the last big arc, Baron Wulfenbach tried to invade/destroy Castle Heterodyne to stop Agatha, or more specifically The Other, who is inhabiting Agatha's body, from eventually enslaving or destroying Europe. In the end, the Castle and the loyal Heterodyne people, plus the Jaegermonsters who returned to Agatha's side when they found out she was the True Heterodyne held off the Baron's combined forces until he stepped in personally, flying into the middle of town and setting off a time-stasis bomb. Agatha barely managed to escape at the last moment, shoved through a portal in the basement of the Castle. However because of the stasis bomb, she comes through the other side of the portal three years later.

In the meantime, the Baron is stuck in Mechanicsberg with the rest of time-stuck people so Gil has taken over the empire. He has been apparently running himself ragged, trying to free people from Mechanicsberg, locate Agatha who he believes is alive and free and run a very unstable empire, as many minor houses saw the loss of the Baron as an opportunity. Not helped by the Storm King being a strong contender, and after Agatha himself. Gil's become even more Mad than ever. He did manage to pull Commander Vole out of the time field... Since Jaegers are very tough and long lived, he is able to survive the 'thawing out' process, where as most people suddenly aging three years in under an hour kills them.

Agatha in the mean time has been reunited with her inner circle that escaped Mechanicsberg. Jaegermonster Dimo has been promoted to General and been running a harrying force against the Empire, trying to stay out of their hands. Helped somewhat by Zeetha and Higgs having a (not terribly) secret relationship. Agatha and company decide to get out of Europe and make their way to Paris icognito, hoping to find a way to Free Mechanicsberg, get The Other out of Agatha's head or at least lock her up there permanently and generally keep everyone from capturing her for their own purposes. They decide to take the train there under cover since they are a neutral force.

On the way they meet the Lady Selinkov who falls in with their group. The train is attacked by a spark with a giant clank and the bear warriors, under command of the Storm King. Despite trying to fight them off, they fail and are forced to flee in one of the train carts, transformed into a dirigible and head back to the train's monastery home. General Dimo is injured and captured by the bear warriors at this point. At the Monastery, the Storm King shows up and pressures them to submit to him. Meanwhile his agent Lady Selinkov who we found has been part of an engineered plot by the Storm King forces a monk to lead her into the vaults where dangerous things are kept, trying to find something. While she fails to find what she was looking for and gets killed in the process, she winds up freeing a sentient, greedy and crazed locomotive clank that starts rampaging through the Monastery, eating everything as it goes. This forces the brothers to accept the Storm King's help in destroying the monster, as well as Agatha's.

In the mean time, Dimo is brought before the Bear King because they smelt the Master on him. The King gets Dimo to lead them to where the Master is... and the big surprise this week being that the Master is Krosp, not Agatha like everyone was assuming. I think that brings the major points home...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 20 Feb 2015, 13:26
I think time travel is involved somehow as well. Didn't Vole go in/out of a stasis bubble thing?

Yes he did, when they pulled that off I had completely forgotten who Vole was. It's kind of interesting, between the activation of the time bubble two and a half years have passed, but not even a second has passed inside Mechanicsburg. So apparently if you pull someone out of the field, it's like releasing them from a time slingshot: the temporal difference rapidly accelerates their age to make up for the lost time, but it doesn't stop there, the sheer momentum of the effect flings them hundreds of years into the future. Internally that is.

Which doesn't make a lick of sense to be honest; why is time being sped up for Vole's body only? Spacetime has no reason to care about the tenuous boundary between living and nonliving things. If you stab him with a knife while he's rapidly aging, does the blade rust away immediately? And how is his brain still functioning in regular time? There's no rhyme or reason in it. They better have something interesting planned with ancient Vole.

So now if the time bubble is removed, from Mechanicsburg's perspective it's like they were suddenly warped a few years into the future, but that's all the time travel that's going on. No paradoxes or anything.

BTW: Jägers have tails?!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 20 Feb 2015, 13:33
Jaegers have very different body structures. Whatever process they use to make them gives them animalistic features, especially teeth, claws, oddly colored skin/fur, increased muscle mass and in at least some cases horns and tails. But it seems to be completely unique to each jaeger.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 20 Feb 2015, 15:03
And a predilection for nize hatz.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 02 Mar 2015, 12:37
Dresden Codak is now updating on a biweekly schedule! Woohoo!

And from the blog: Shadows and Light: Dresden Codak and the (im)possibilities of webcomics (https://medium.com/@EveGoldenWoods/shadows-and-light-dresden-codak-and-the-im-possibilities-of-webcomics-adb46bdcaa3). Not written by Aaron Diaz, I only found out hafway.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Mar 2015, 12:50
I wonder how well he'll keep that going, given that I've never known him publish on the predicted date however long the interval.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 02 Mar 2015, 13:15
I'm enjoying the extra big Girls With Slingshot strips.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 02 Mar 2015, 15:25
I wonder how well he'll keep that going, given that I've never known him publish on the predicted date however long the interval.
He has a paid assistant now thanks to his Patreon, so that will probably allow him to keep a schedule as long as that money well doesn't dry up.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Mar 2015, 15:30
Oh, I know the theory...

The delivery of his Kickstarter books was not very timely, either - but I expected no different so that was fine.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Half Empty Coffee Cup on 02 Mar 2015, 15:40
I wonder how well he'll keep that going, given that I've never known him publish on the predicted date however long the interval.
He has a paid assistant now thanks to his Patreon, so that will probably allow him to keep a schedule as long as that money well doesn't dry up.
If he was able to gather his current money well with his previous update schedule, I don't think he has anything to worry about.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 09 Mar 2015, 18:24
Man, Stand Still, Stay Silent (http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=1) is one of the best webcomics I've read in a long time. It even updates pretty often (five days a week, but with some pauses between chapters), for such a time consuming comic (with full color, many panels per comic, detailed art and so on).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 09 Mar 2015, 21:45
Well, PPG Donjinshi has seen The Return of DeeDee (http://ppg.snafu-comics.com/?comic_id=322)


However brief her angelic presence may be.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 10 Mar 2015, 02:15
What's that, Cartoon Network fanfic?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 10 Mar 2015, 06:01
It's not just CN cartoons, Nickelodeon ones as well. It's a mega-cartoon-universe-conglomerate!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 10 Mar 2015, 06:27
The site has a bunch of webcomics like that. Sort of 'what ifs' of canceled cartoons if they were older and a shared universe.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 10 Mar 2015, 07:43
Oh.. that sounds strangely interesting to the nostalgia in me!  8-)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Mar 2015, 12:06
Well, PPG Donjinshi has seen The Return of DeeDee (http://ppg.snafu-comics.com/?comic_id=322)

However brief her angelic presence may be.

 :-o

I honestly thought that webcomic was DEAD IN THE WATER.

I stopped reading when the comic "broke" during the Atomic Betty saga.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 10 Mar 2015, 15:39
That was a break so Bleedman could work on some of the other comics he has there as well as move the Grim Tales Storyline forward.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Zebediah on 11 Mar 2015, 07:04
Scenes From a Multiverse has contracted butts disease (http://amultiverse.com/comic/2015/03/11/all-the-notes/).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 13 Mar 2015, 07:50
GWS is over (for now) and I am not prepared. :(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Mar 2015, 09:57
Well that came out of nowhere
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 Mar 2015, 10:31
Not really. Danielle posted about bringing the comic to a close a while back. Unless you read her blog posts under the comic though you wouldn't know... There was no lead up to an obvious ending. I'm glad that there is some showing of growth from Hazel though. Even since losing her apartment and especially breaking up with Zack she has really to be become an unlikable character. She seemed determined to work herself into a rut, never wanted anything to change and just whined incessantly. To the point where it was painful to watch and make me not want to read the comics she was in. Nothing to take away from Danielle's writing of course, she was well written. I've just known to many people like that in life and had much the same reaction... Eventually I just want to smack them and tell them to get on with life. The other characters in the comic kept me coming back though.

In the end, I'm sorry that the comic has stopped. It has been a part of my daily routine for a long time, and I'll miss reading it. But like I said up above... Things change, and you need to get on with life. I'm interested to see where Danielle goes from here.

I do wonder what significance there is in McPedro shuffling what looks to be the opposite direction from Hazel and Zach in the final panel.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Mar 2015, 10:48
I knew the comic was ending, I just didn't expect it to be that abrupt.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 13 Mar 2015, 11:20
Their colourist is working on the old comics, which will be getting reposted in colour with commentary from Monday.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: explicit on 13 Mar 2015, 13:23
I actually really like the way it ended. Sure, it's bittersweet, but in my mind the comic had already run its course, there's not a true "ending", but all the characters are in a place I feel comfortable leaving them. Plus, you can never go wrong with an ending that reminds me of how C&H ended.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Mar 2015, 13:30
I knew the comic was ending, I just didn't expect it to be that abrupt.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 13 Mar 2015, 14:12
Casablanca
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Mar 2015, 19:55
On today's Gunnerkrigg Court: This... guy? (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1487)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Rubick on 14 Mar 2015, 14:28
Not really. Danielle posted about bringing the comic to a close a while back. Unless you read her blog posts under the comic though you wouldn't know... There was no lead up to an obvious ending. I'm glad that there is some showing of growth from Hazel though. Even since losing her apartment and especially breaking up with Zack she has really to be become an unlikable character. She seemed determined to work herself into a rut, never wanted anything to change and just whined incessantly. To the point where it was painful to watch and make me not want to read the comics she was in. Nothing to take away from Danielle's writing of course, she was well written. I've just known to many people like that in life and had much the same reaction... Eventually I just want to smack them and tell them to get on with life. The other characters in the comic kept me coming back though.

In the end, I'm sorry that the comic has stopped. It has been a part of my daily routine for a long time, and I'll miss reading it. But like I said up above... Things change, and you need to get on with life. I'm interested to see where Danielle goes from here.

I do wonder what significance there is in McPedro shuffling what looks to be the opposite direction from Hazel and Zach in the final panel.

This is pretty much where I stood on it. Hazel became such a lodestone on my reading of it because she was so frustrating and irritating, yet remained the primary focus. Not as bad as Candy though. I've struggled to find anything more loathsome in other mediums.

I'm sad to see GWS go, though. It's been a comic I've read for years and enjoyed the majority of my time with. (Also, GWS and QC had some interesting parallels on Friday.)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 14 Mar 2015, 19:10
Word is that The Lounge is supposed to do it's final run this year, but JJ hasn't been Posting updates all that often, so I'm wondering if/when he'll do the end of the storyline.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Half Empty Coffee Cup on 16 Mar 2015, 00:59
So, uh, how about that Gendo Ikari Anthony Carver (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1488)?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 16 Mar 2015, 11:21
Started out reading Wapsi Square the other day, about 5 years in now. It's decent, some great characters, but comic seems kinda unsure what it wants to be. The normal slice-of-life part isn't meshed too well with the Mexican mythology/conspiracy theory stuff. It all kinda just feels like an odd mix at times, with a very split focus..

Very readable tho, positives do weigh up for the unfocused plot. Presumably the comic gets more focused as it goes on?!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 16 Mar 2015, 15:31
No. No it does not. It does delve a lot more into the supernatural side of things later on, to the point where every 'simply human' character gets pushed out or retconned into a supernatural. It still delves into some 'slice of life' style issues, like raising a teenage daughter (who happens to be a Siren). Or being a teenager (who happens to be a Siren). The cast of characters gets quite large as well. Sometimes it can go months before people like Monica or Shelly show up. Tepoztecal seems to have been dropped entirely. It is still a very good comic. It's personal mythology can get very dense at times though.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 16 Mar 2015, 17:46
Started out reading Wapsi Square the other day, about 5 years in now. It's decent, some great characters, but comic seems kinda unsure what it wants to be. The normal slice-of-life part isn't meshed too well with the Mexican mythology/conspiracy theory stuff. It all kinda just feels like an odd mix at times, with a very split focus..

Very readable tho, positives do weigh up for the unfocused plot. Presumably the comic gets more focused as it goes on?!

It has its moments, but it is definitely one long soap opera.

We've actually moved on to The Next Generation in Wapsi right now.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: SubaruStephen on 16 Mar 2015, 23:10
I spent the weekend reading all of Girls With Slingshots to see what all the fuss was about.

Now I want a cactus...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 17 Mar 2015, 01:36
We've actually moved on to The Next Generation in Wapsi right now.

Is that a Star Trek reference? Do explain  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 17 Mar 2015, 06:11
I'm sure it is, on the author's part. It's how he refers to the younger cast of characters he's been focusing a lot on lately.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 17 Mar 2015, 06:54
Oh, I see. I'm only up to like 2008 or so yet :)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Mar 2015, 14:55
2013 was when we had what's pretty much the "beginning" of the newer cast. The nearly-year-long storyline involving Katherine was what turned the corner.

Monica is still there, though. She's just in the background a bit more.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Mar 2015, 12:26
I finally remembered the webcomic Nimona, having heard it had ended a little while ago, so I was excited to see how it ended. Sadly the creator has taken most of it offline in preparation for the book coming out in may
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 18 Mar 2015, 15:15
I just passed from 2009 to 2010, and Wapsi Square has officially stopped making any sense whatsoever.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Mar 2015, 15:49
Keep going through to 2012. You'll get it, trust me.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 18 Mar 2015, 20:59
Webcomics I miss the most?


Angels 2200 - It does update on the rare occasion still, but seems as if Mr Haynes has lost most of his interest in the Storyline.

Alpha Shade - Excellently drawn, but seems to have died a death at some stage.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 19 Mar 2015, 07:59
I miss All New Issues. Hope the authors are well, they seemed to be having some issues and that led to it going on permanent hiatus.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Thrillho on 19 Mar 2015, 08:03
Did I ever plug my brother's old StickmanStickman comic on here? I can never remember.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 23 Mar 2015, 15:00
Woah!!

Snafu has changed it's Front

http://snafu-comics.com/comics/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 24 Mar 2015, 16:33
Namir Deiter in it's current form has come to an end

Isabel is working on a Namir Deiter: The Next Generation type Comic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 24 Mar 2015, 19:27
huh.. I had missed that they were ending the current run. No wonder the last few weeks felt kind of rushed. Tipper and Charles' kid just seemed to come out of no where...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 24 Mar 2015, 22:44
Isabel did a Timeskip - eight months i think
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 25 Mar 2015, 06:49
I know.. but the 'oh, I'm pregnant too!' at the wedding arc seemed to have been dropped from no where and then a few pages later the baby was already here was all sudden. And jarring giving their pacing up to this point. I'm not saying anything is wrong with it and hindsight now says they were just setting it up for the next generation, literally. It just felt rushed to me since an arc like that normally would have taken them most of a year to tell...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 28 Mar 2015, 02:51
So I've been catching up on the last month or so of Times Like This and who the heck is Ivy?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 28 Mar 2015, 08:16
Rule of 3. She's appeared in the strip before, as have some of her friends (check out the story about their visit to FLA and going to a rap party featuring 2 Live Crew).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 30 Mar 2015, 16:59
Reading Namesake. Was really confusing at first, but it's growing on me!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Apr 2015, 13:45
http://xkcd.com/1506/#post/be4d6a2f-8d4d-5b3c-a21c-ebcbcf8d7ab1
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Apr 2015, 09:49
On today's Gunnerkrigg Court: This... guy? (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1487)

One thing that bothered me about this arc:

How does this guy have the authority to make these decisions? He's her father, yes, but surely regardless of familial relationships "you will re-sit all of your previous year's classes" sounds like it should be coming from someone who's been more relevant to her entire education rather than just a chemistry teacher that she's never had a class with before and should be done in a better setting as well. "See me after class" is for things like "where is your homework?". Why was there no warning of this before? The court seemed okay-ish with it, so how come he can just waltz in and pull this?

TL;DR He's an ass.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: hedgie on 03 Apr 2015, 09:57
I suspect that he will find robots making his life miserable in very short order.  He might be able to intimidate his daughter, but religious robots whose "angel" is angry will not be fun to deal with.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 03 Apr 2015, 10:07
I suspect he is testing her. How well she deals with stress, authority figures or w/e
He is an asshole regardless.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 03 Apr 2015, 10:50
Finished the archives of Namesakes, definitely one of the better webcomics I've read. Looking forward to see how it continues!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: hedgie on 03 Apr 2015, 11:13
I suspect he is testing her. How well she deals with stress, authority figures or w/e
He is an asshole regardless.

Aye, it is probably a test, or the Court deciding that she should know that she can't just get away with all the crap she has been pulling.  They probably don't want someone, no matter how talented who will just do whatever she wants, instead of following their rules, especially if she's nominally(?) working "for the other side".  Edit:  On second thought, the whole idea of a loyalty test would make a lot of sense here.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 06 Apr 2015, 00:21
Gunnerkrigg: I literally just shouted some unquotable expletives.
Good job on making that guy totally dislikable.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: hedgie on 06 Apr 2015, 00:32
He *is* a bit of a festering pus-filled bubo, isn't he?  And yes, that is just about the only description I think I should post.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 06 Apr 2015, 06:15
I think Coyote is going to have a few words with her dad.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 06 Apr 2015, 14:58
Depending on how that goes, that could be an act of war.
Then again, so is prohibiting the medium of the forest access to the forest...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 06 Apr 2015, 17:11
Considering it's her father... even worse.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 08 Apr 2015, 15:22
Schlock (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/pages/archives) is pretty glorious!
(http://i.imgur.com/zqUeYNM.png) (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-01-25)
(http://i.imgur.com/wox1EB1.png) (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-02-01)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 09 Apr 2015, 15:48
god do I love Hark! A Vagrant!

(http://www.harkavagrant.com/history/victoriadaysm.png)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 13 Apr 2015, 14:15
For those of you who may be interested, the first page of the new Comic by the creators of Namir Deiter is now up.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Nicole and Derek (http://www.namirdeiter.com/comics/index.php?date=20150413)
 (http://htt[p://www.namirdeiter.com/comics/index.php?date=20150413)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Apr 2015, 14:04
I've been reading Guilded Age recently and have been binging on it when I should be doing other things, like sleeping. If anyone starts and gets to Chapter 9, read on through it. The story shift that pushed away quite a few readers (if the comments are to be believed) makes a lot more sense if you read it it all as one passage, rather than page-by-page.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 15 Apr 2015, 14:20
The meta-story behind the comic just makes my head hurt. Don't get me long I love the comic. But I'm just not sure if the 'game' universe is supposed to be a real, alternate dimension. That seems to be the case... But if so, how do the ancillary characters that are run by players in the other world work? If they are living beings controlled by other world players do they continue to exist and function when the players are logged off? Wouldn't that cause problems with people logging on and off while 'their characters' area already doing something? Or do they disappear/go into a fugue state while the players are logged out? You would think someone would notice thousands or millions of people are only 'active' a few hours a day, and can't do anything at other times.

I suppose it could be explained that the 'player characters' use advanced algorithms to go about their lives while the players are logged out, to 'promote realism'. It just seems odd and inadequately explained to me. Which is probably a sign that I'm trying to over think it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Apr 2015, 14:31
Magic. Or plot. Never sure which.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 22 Apr 2015, 00:06
Gunnerkrigg Court.
Goddammit, I really want something bad to happen to That Guy.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Apr 2015, 00:12
The Forest is very likely not going to be pleased with him. I expect trouble in the near future.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 22 Apr 2015, 00:16
I am also irrationally disappointed by Antimony's lack of spine.
I say irrationally because I roughly understand what it must be like for her.
But at the same time, I just want to shake her and shout "Goddammit, all you have in common is blood ties! This guy doesn't count as your father!"
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: hedgie on 22 Apr 2015, 00:42
I think that the term you are looking for is "sperm donor".
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Gladstone on 03 May 2015, 23:13
Started reading Gunnerkrigg Court.  Give me a few days to catch up, and I'll know what the rest of you are talking about.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Half Empty Coffee Cup on 04 May 2015, 09:13
Speaking of Gunnerkrigg Court... the most recent strip. I hope that's not where they're keeping Reynardine now. (Still angry at Anthony Carver.)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 04 May 2015, 11:36
The author of Manly Guys Doing Manly Things got engaged and so plugged her fiance's comic Glam Rock Gorilla (http://www.glamrockgorilla.com/). I checked it out, and although the website is slow and unreliable, the comic is pretty good!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 10 May 2015, 07:02
A Softer World is ending. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1383288262/the-anatomy-of-melancholy-the-best-of-a-softer-wor) :(
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: hedgie on 10 May 2015, 17:50

I think that I have nothing to add to that.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 11 May 2015, 00:06
Instant No! button (http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 May 2015, 14:32
Got caught up on Goblins, and I'm glad they're out of that Infinite Dungeon and back to the Goblin's story
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 May 2015, 15:30
Yeah, it's pretty messed up. But then again the stuff happened to Kin, all of them, is pretty messed up... It would be nice if she would get a break sometime.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 May 2015, 18:31
Finally caught up on Prague Race and Cucumber Quest, almost caught up on Monster Pulse
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Half Empty Coffee Cup on 14 May 2015, 23:38
Girl Genius: Vole, is that you?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 15 May 2015, 06:39
What, you're saying that Jägers that grow old enough turn into Dreen? That's crazy!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 May 2015, 19:07
(http://zii.ma3comic.com/comics/mat20150519.png)

 :oops:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 20 May 2015, 13:08
Bunny, kitty is overdone.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: katsmeat on 26 May 2015, 07:36
Can I preen because I can identify an image used in Wondermark?

Compare http://wondermark.com/c1127/ (http://wondermark.com/c1127/) and http://www.victorianweb.org/periodicals/punch/49.html (http://www.victorianweb.org/periodicals/punch/49.html)

It was  originally a cartoon in Punch in 1850-something; very daring for the time because it depicted two prostitutes.
What the heck, I'll preen.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 29 May 2015, 06:57
Ryan North on Joey and Emily and A Softer World. (http://ryannorth.tumblr.com/post/120017932639/i-guess-it-really-was-a-softer-world)

I still don't think I understand the one that says 'But she said "No. Higher."'
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 01 Jun 2015, 05:27
(http://www.asofterworld.com/clean/end.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 15 Jul 2015, 07:13
If you like sex, rock'n'roll and gorgeous art, I recommend The Rock Cocks. (http://www.therockcocks.com/comic/page-1) Super NSFW.

It only updates once a week-ish so I binge it once in a while and it's only about 80 pages so far so won't take a long time to catch up.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 18 Jul 2015, 03:01
What happens when you team up Elizabeth I and Benkei?
Hark A Vagrant! (http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=381)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Masterpiece on 08 Aug 2015, 16:36
The Rock Cocks is seriously HOT. I loved Brad and Leslie's work on Slipshine, but Rock Cocks beats even that one. Never really liked Blaster Nation though, but Leslie's artwork has improved so much (and I love how she draws dicks!).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Schmee on 08 Aug 2015, 21:57
Speaking of NSFW webcomics, I recently found Forview's stuff and it's great. Here's a link (http://comicfury.com/profile.php?username=view) to his ComicFury.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: dexeron on 13 Aug 2015, 05:46
I know that Power Nap (http://www.powernapcomic.com/) was briefly mentioned much earlier in this thread, but I wanted to point out that the creators seem to have finally overcome whatever issues they were having.  For awhile, updates were sporadic at best (sometimes months between pages) but various issues seem to have been sorted, and the comic's updating weekly now.  This seems like a good time for folks to jump in and get caught up on it, because it really is an interesting, confusing, and very WEIRD comic...

um... pay no attention to the fact that the main character is a... koala... right now.  It makes sense in context, I swear.  Maybe.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 13 Aug 2015, 22:53
Can I preen because I can identify an image used in Wondermark?

Compare http://wondermark.com/c1127/ (http://wondermark.com/c1127/) and http://www.victorianweb.org/periodicals/punch/49.html (http://www.victorianweb.org/periodicals/punch/49.html)

It was  originally a cartoon in Punch in 1850-something; very daring for the time because it depicted two prostitutes.
What the heck, I'll preen.
Oh, by the way, I meant to thank you for posting that link, introducing me to the poem "The Ruined Maid". This is just the kind of humor I enjoy.

The Rock Cocks, on the other hand, is the kind of hilarious sexiness I enjoy.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 14 Aug 2015, 16:33
For anyone who is also a Bardolator - http://goodticklebrain.com/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 14 Aug 2015, 23:39
So I just finished TJ and Amal.

Who knew webcomics could end after a mere 500 pages.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Aug 2015, 04:59
The end of innocence in Poppy O'Possum (http://www.poppy-opossum.com/comic/poppy-5-page-49/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 15 Aug 2015, 14:20
Wouldn't being a natural magic-drainer also cause problems if you rummage in people's innards?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 15 Aug 2015, 15:38
I dunno, most of the animals seem pretty normal and I imagine their basic metabolic processes don't involve magic, so unless you're a magical creature you won't die. In practice, you could do your job as a non-magical doctor but it'd be akin to being a modern human doctor who cannot use anything powered by electricity. No reason to think that's a bad doctor, but would you want to be treated by them?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 28 Aug 2015, 00:49
Order of the Stick (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1000.html)

D:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 28 Aug 2015, 07:29
Wow. It took Roy to catch up but once he started snowballing. Still short of the whole 'it's not Durkon in control of his body' though. You'd think he would have figured that Durkon himself would never do these things. They are pretty much best friends after all.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 30 Aug 2015, 23:26
Roy may be under a little bit of stress at the moment, with the world's fate in the balance and whatnot.

Plus, poor chap prolly hasn't eaten in hours. Can make a man cranky, that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 31 Aug 2015, 05:30
At least Durkon had a small snack on the way over. *rimshot*
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 01 Sep 2015, 11:28
Someone mentioned With Fetus and now I've caught up with it. It's compelling.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Detachable Felix on 08 Sep 2015, 15:31
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) has a new site layout. I like it!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 13 Oct 2015, 11:10
I spent a few hours going through www.itchyfeetcomic.com, a comic by someone who travels a lot and draws about cultural differences. It's really entertaining!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Zebediah on 14 Oct 2015, 16:50
Jeph has, to his own dismay, created yet another comic: Derelict Orbital Reflector Devices (http://dord.horse/).

DORD.

dord.horse (http://dord.horse)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Oct 2015, 17:05
Beating a dord.horse, is he?  :claireface:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 14 Oct 2015, 17:54
*Shakes Pun Jar at cesium123*
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 21 Oct 2015, 17:11
All caught up with Vattu (http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/) again. I've forgotten just how good Evan Dahm is.

In the most recent update, we finally learn what exactly is wrong with Arrius.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 24 Oct 2015, 16:13
I found Broodhollow (http://broodhollow.chainsawsuit.com) today. I'm not sure if I want to sleep or not now.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 28 Oct 2015, 04:52
I've been following this comic blog, Crawdads Welcome (http://crawdadswelcome.tumblr.com/), which has some great illustrations. I think it's charcoal, but I'm not sure, check it out:

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/8c27603b869f2d1bf3074cb81450fb67/tumblr_nwwtswVWsp1r707vso1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Nov 2015, 17:40
Today's Octopus Pie is amazing!! (http://www.octopuspie.com/2015-11-16/847-officially-i-live-for-your-every-whim/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Detachable Felix on 17 Nov 2015, 16:00
Ryan Pequin's Three Word Phrase has seemingly gone offline. He hasn't  posted in a while, so it's not entirely unexpected but still, :(

I will miss President Bird (he is the president)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 17 Nov 2015, 16:03
I love Blue's design in The Rock Cocks.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Nov 2015, 18:14
Odd pairings in this weeks My Life With Fel (http://www.mylifewithfel.com/comics/2219228/278-alone-together/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Dec 2015, 15:06
On today's Bad Machinery
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ac/bc/a3/acbca3751a874d8c90e8f0b39ad56edf.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 17 Dec 2015, 09:32
I'm liking Something Positive's current storyline.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 21 Dec 2015, 12:50
BEHOLD!!  THE NEW TEN COMMANDMENTS!!! (http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/12/21/0746-the-10-new-commandments/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 21 Dec 2015, 19:21
Comic Alliance's Best Webcomic of 2015 (http://comicsalliance.com/comics-alliance-best-of-2015-best-new-webcomic-of-2015/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Jan 2016, 06:03
Today's Guilded Age (http://guildedage.net/comic/art-week-merry-shipmas/) is adorable
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 01 Jan 2016, 06:46
oh my glob.. the look on Harky's face...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 17 Jan 2016, 13:58
Well that sucks!!

Collar 6, one of my favorite Webcomics is currently down due to a DDoS attack.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 01 Feb 2016, 19:33
Collar 6 shifted to a new home on Tumbler.  Took him three or so days to upload the entire Archive, but regular service will resume once he's over the Flu he caught.

http://collar6.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: mandyk89 on 09 Feb 2016, 17:16
I'm glad Collar 6 is back! It's uh.... my guilty pleasure!

I don't have to be guilty about liking QC, because it's not so... naughty
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Tova on 09 Feb 2016, 21:24
We interrupt this program for this posting's comic from the vaaault!

This may be my favourite comic of all time. Just wanted to share. Six years old and still pretty relevant.

http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=556
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: mandyk89 on 18 Feb 2016, 06:38
(http://aggro-gator.com/images/aggro-gatordotcom84323.jpg)

Do any of you comics experts know which strip this is from? I tried googling spaghetti monster but I have no idea what comic it is...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 18 Feb 2016, 11:01
Image searching just brings it up getting posted to imgur and reddit a couple times. Probably a one-off someone did opposed to a series.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: hedgie on 05 Apr 2016, 15:52
Hmm.  Xkcd is rather interesting right now.  And is somewhat interactive:

http://xkcd.com/#9f264b20-fb5f-11e5-800c-42010a8e0008
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 05 Apr 2016, 16:08
All I ever got out of it was a single rubber ducky. I must not be doing it right.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: hedgie on 05 Apr 2016, 17:00
Hmm.  I just put the lights there, but it *has* been sitting in an open tab overnight. 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 06 Apr 2016, 05:01
I got a few deer (yellow light), a few octopuses (blue light), a kitten, a tree (yellow light), a cactus (red light) and some kind of square arch over the tree.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 06 Apr 2016, 11:59
Someone I work with got an obelisk, possibly carved with prayers to Ba'al, the soul-eater.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Apr 2016, 15:27
Homestuck is dead, LONG LIVE HOMESTUCK
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 14 Apr 2016, 07:11
Caught a up on almost a year of Sluggy Freelance (http://sluggy.com/nvg) and Sam & Fuzzy (http://www.samandfuzzy.com/archive). These comics are so good if you allow yourself to get into them. I absolutely do NOT recommend reading on a daily basis tho. Need at least a month of archive at a time for them to be worthwhile!

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 14 Apr 2016, 15:40
Hmmmmm


Seems Alpha Shade (http://www.alpha-shade.com/0Comics/pages.php) is up and running again
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 15 Apr 2016, 16:07
Homestuck is dead, LONG LIVE HOMESTUCK

Gave it another go, didn't really understand what it was all about the first time. Actually kinda interessting, when you get introduced to more characters and something actually starts happening! I like!


EDIT: The longer flash videos made me wonder if there's any channels on youtube that make story focused videos. I mean, there's tons of animation channels, but generally they just make humor videos, parodies, skits or videos that are mainly focused on the visuals. I'm sure there must be some, but I don't think I've seen any. Obviously the animation would have to be limited, like in the video parts of Homestuck, if they were to be made on a regular basis by a single person or just a couple people, but that could still be an interesting medium. Sorta a combination of webcomics and normal animated tv series. Anyone know about anything like that?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 19 Apr 2016, 00:29
There's Realms of Fightinge, which tells the story of a human who somehow lives in a slightly past-it MMO. There's only 8 episodes so far, and I've only had chance to watch the first couple of episodes, but it seems pretty good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQiJTl01gVI
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 19 Apr 2016, 03:12
Ill check that out!

EDIT; My enjoyment of Homestuck dropped rather drastically when I came to the part where the story starts focusing on the trolls or whatever they're called. Way too many character's I'm supposed to care about, way too caricatured personalities, way too long pause from all the stuff I care about and even more complicated stuff to pay attention to and remember..
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Apr 2016, 00:45
David Morgan-Mar, of Darths and Droids (http://darthsanddroids.net) and Irregular Webcomic (http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/), among other things, is doing a Kickstarter to get some of his comics on paper (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dmmaus/irregular-webcomic-burning-down-the-alehouse).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 26 Apr 2016, 16:06
So, it looks like Angels2200 has finally disappeared of the Net for good.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 27 Apr 2016, 00:35
What makes you say that? A quick Google still finds it.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 27 Apr 2016, 15:44
It's the main Website page, www.angels2200.com that is not responding, either from my own Bookmark Link or via the Link at the Angles Facebook page.  I've dropped a message on Peters FB Page, but I've gotten no response from him yet.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Apr 2016, 17:37
Another forum I post regularly is the "official" home for Angels2200 discussion... it hasn't been updated in years.

I posted a query as to the site's death there. If there's a response, I'll let ya know.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 28 Apr 2016, 15:37
thanks jwhouk.

It would be sad to find it has gone for good. 
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 13 May 2016, 11:28
Can anyone remember that one webcomic that is playing during winter in a war in a postapocalyptic sci-fi scenario? The protagonist is a clone or something of a dead girl, and has partially lost their memories. There are also somehow fursuits and (naked?) cuddles, and also woman on woman sex?
The site was pretty pink and I think I can remember there being some pixel art in the logo, like a yellow Space Invader or something?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: K1dmor on 13 May 2016, 15:25
 I think that's Computer Love (http://www.clcomic.com/).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Loki on 13 May 2016, 15:40
Yesss! Thank you!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Persephiroth on 14 May 2016, 03:56
Anyone read Abernathy Square or Hazards of Love? They're by Stan.

I don't think they're super popular yet--but the artist used to be well known in the keenspot heyday. She wrote Boy Meets Boy, Friendly Hostility, 5ideways, and Other People's Business, but disappeared for a few years after OPB died on her. She's back with two new comics, and I squeed like the worst fangirl when I found out, because I've been reading her comics since I was 13, and they influenced everything from my coming out, to my art style, to my sense of humor.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 May 2016, 16:05
Gigi Digi of Cucumber Quest fame just released this amazing little story, The Lady of the Shard (https://gigidigi.itch.io/lady)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Edguy on 14 May 2016, 18:30
Gigi Digi of Cucumber Quest fame just released this amazing little story, The Lady of the Shard (https://gigidigi.itch.io/lady)

Uhm, started reading that, and is it just me, or is the Goddess basically Leona, The Radiant Dawn (http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Leona/Background)?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 16 May 2016, 12:44
The latest Perry Bible Fellowship (http://pbfcomics.com/275/) is a headscratcher.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Schmee on 16 May 2016, 23:21
I think the onomatopoeia from his fighting are supposed to sound like racial slurs. Thus a 'problematic fighting style'.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 17 May 2016, 03:36
When I said it was a headscratcher I didn't mean to imply I didn't get it. ;)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 14 Jun 2016, 03:46
(http://wondermark.com/c/2016-06-14-1230egg.png)

I just read the latest Wondermark and wondered "Where the fuck did that come from?" Then I check Malki's twitter and find this:

Quote
David Malki ! ‏@malki  4h4 hours ago
Sometimes people ask about my writing process. I'm fortunate enough that if all else fails, I can just start typing
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck5K9-mUoAEttxJ.jpg)

That explains everything, and simultaneously, nothing.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 14 Jun 2016, 17:28
Indeed
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 15 Jul 2016, 17:51
Well!! That was totally unexpected - even by Falingard! (http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=623)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 16 Jul 2016, 02:49
This was Poppy's 2016 April Fool's update. (http://www.poppy-opossum.com/comic/special-announcement-2016/)

Quote from: Ian Everett
Now I know what you're all thinking. "Are we doing that thing again, where there's secretly a real spoiler hidden inside all of these joke changes? Is it the really obvious, kind of normal one? Is that one TOO obvious and normal? Is it offensive to assume that all cats with Siamese markings are related?" The answer to all these questions and more, on Monday's update.

And then, three months later, this. (http://www.poppy-opossum.com/comic/friedrich-intermission-page-5/) Gods damn it. That's the second time! (http://www.poppy-opossum.com/comic/an-announcement/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Jul 2016, 04:28
Dang, I was hoping for the possum wife
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 16 Jul 2016, 05:19
Well!! That was totally unexpected - even by Falingard! (http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=623)

I'll.. just be over here squeeing supersoniclly.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: 94ssd on 22 Jul 2016, 13:40
So I just recently discovered Pictures of You (http://picturesofyou.smackjeeves.com/), and it's now absolutely one of my favorite webcomics and I'm only on part two of book three.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 05 Aug 2016, 14:37
The latest Something Positive (http://somethingpositive.net/sp08042016.shtml) hits close. It's an interesting to hear about this topic from a creator's point of view.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: SubaruStephen on 21 Aug 2016, 20:34
Did...did XKCD just make a Redwall joke?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Aug 2016, 20:40
I've had a problem like the one at the beginning of that xkcd comic before. Firefox would randomly spawn new windows. Turns out the problem was when I reinstalled my laptop's keyboard after replacing the CPU fan, I accidentally shorted a connection on the ribbon cable, causing the OS to see the useless "web browser" button as constantly pressed down. The solution turned out to be to tell the OS to ignore that button.

I never found Martin's Sword, though. To the best of my knowledge, Martin's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant-Carlisle#Martin.27s) doesn't sell swords.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 01 Sep 2016, 02:35
looks like Old McNinja bought the farm
e-i-e-i oh shit.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 03 Sep 2016, 04:41
It's just a flesh wound.

I like that the most recent xkcd goes so far over my head I've lost sight of it. It means there's depths of nerddom that I don't even know about yet.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: cesium133 on 03 Sep 2016, 08:47
As an undergrad I once tried to redirect my university email to the email account that Cron normally uses (the one they're talking about in the comic). I did it horribly wrong and ended up spamming the whole university with bounce messages.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: nellsen on 08 Sep 2016, 02:14
For all you philosophy enthusiasts out there, I bring you Existential Comics (http://existentialcomics.com/)! Absolutely quality, although I will admit to having to read the explanation once or twice...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Sep 2016, 04:32
Finally caught up with Stand Still, Stay Silent, Cassiopeia Quinn, and Kill Six Billion Demons
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 13 Oct 2016, 04:27
Chapter 3 of Eagle Ordinary (http://eagleordinary.smackjeeves.com/) just started! The title page makes me wonder what is happening.  Is that a rogue trader guard messing with the Lt's Guard and who is standing before the bed? Too bad I'll have to wait until next week for page 1. :venonat:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 24 Oct 2016, 07:31
The punchline of today's xkcd (http://xkcd.com/1750/) is one of the funniest I've read in a long time.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 30 Nov 2016, 14:38
I don't know how Juan Santapau keeps knocking it out of the park like this. (http://www.thesecretknots.com/comic/lonomian-romance/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Jan 2017, 17:46
On my days off I'm trying to read through one webcomic that I've been saving up to read through. Today's comic is Devil's Candy (http://devilscandycomic.com/about), a wonderful manga-esque comic about monsters


(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 11 Jan 2017, 10:35
I just binge read JL8.  If you want a squee-tastic time check it out. (Still Shipping Clark and Diana, but I think it sunk)
http://limbero.org/jl8/1 (http://limbero.org/jl8/1)

(http://comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/jl8_03.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: BenRG on 16 Jan 2017, 01:25
Just saw the latest Gunnerkrigg Court (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1780). It's probably the 1980s/1990s softie in me but I couldn't help but hear the climax of Unchained Melody as the boat drifted off into the light.

Tom really is spectacularly good at telling stories entirely silently and making it quite clear to the reader what is happening and where things are going.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 19 Jan 2017, 13:34
I stumbled on Rejected Princesses (http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/), which is not exactly a comic, but more a series of illustrated historical accounts. It's a little like Badass of the Week (http://www.badassoftheweek.com/) if it focused exclusively on women.

Also, Dr. McNinja has come to an end (http://drmcninja.com/archives/news/dr-hastings-final-thoughts/).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 06 Feb 2017, 10:46
Has anyone else checked out Rosianna Rabbit? I really like the art style! Be careful though! Some of the comics can be a bit lewd and suicide can sometimes be the punch line.

As far as I can tell, its about a French Rabbit and her misadventures.
http://rosiannarabbit.com/ (http://rosiannarabbit.com/)
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/e21a7bc43e9cc3a992857029585af431/tumblr_oh48a0CVIf1ugk6k7o1_r1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 06 Feb 2017, 10:54
I've seen them around. Saying they can be 'a bit lewd' strikes me as an understatement. Fuck, at some points it's as explicit as Oglaf! It's just less often so.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 Mar 2017, 04:28
In today's Guilded Age who knew grandpa was ripped?
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 06 Mar 2017, 06:35
/facepalm

I knew Iver was an ass. But that's just pathetic. This is the dwarf who thought he was going to rule everything?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 29 Mar 2017, 03:49
"Poppy" shows what it's like to be an illusionist in a world where magic is real. (http://www.poppy-opossum.com/comic/poppy-7-page-20/) I love it. I want to know all about this guy.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 30 Mar 2017, 15:24
Sometimes,the simplest explanations are the best (http://snafu-comics.com/swmcomic/rickless-abandon-part-2/)

:-D
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Apr 2017, 18:07
And so Multiplex draws to a close
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Apr 2017, 16:03
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 15 May 2017, 08:43
Dark Science #76 – The Epistemological Impasse (http://dresdencodak.com/2017/05/15/dark-science-76-the-epistemological-impasse/)

Kim, come on. You've seen all these people break the laws of physics just minutes ago. You just got the equivalent of a letter from Hogwarts... and you did the equivalent of wrapping it around a dog turd and setting it on fire on their doorstep. What the fuck.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 15 May 2017, 09:30
Always the rebel!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Jun 2017, 16:26
Octopus Pie has come to an end
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: SubaruStephen on 28 Jun 2017, 20:29
Stand Still, Stay Silent just took a very sad turn.... :cry:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 31 Jul 2017, 10:31
(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/emoji_movie_reviews.png)

I honestly can't tell how much of this is satirical.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Aug 2017, 13:09
From the reviews I've seen, it's pretty much all on point.

"Pretty much the worst movie you'll see all year." - New York Daily News

"That is only the first of many problems with this film, a work so completely devoid of wit, style, intelligence or basic entertainment value that it makes that movie based on the Angry Birds app seem like a pure artistic statement by comparison." - RogerEbert.com
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 01 Sep 2017, 04:08
Quote
Well folks, that’s “it” for Poppy as a comic. Starting with Poppy 8’s cover on September 8th, I’ll be transitioning the series to a web novel medium, updating every Monday and Friday with 1000-2000 word updates accompanied by illustrations. I know it might seem disappointing now, but try to bear with me for a bit, and I’ll try to make it worth your time.

For anyone worried about the visual element of the story disappearing, don’t be. I’m just cutting out all the chaff that comes with long-form comics, like so many panels where characters stand around talking. You’ll still get all the weird character designs Poppy is known for. And the comical reactions. And even some storytelling told through sequential panels and full-page comic updates here and there. In my eyes, the text still exists to complement the drawings, rather than the other way around.

In any case, I want to thank everyone for sticking with me this far, and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy Poppy regardless what may come.
-I. Everett

Well, that came outta nowhere.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Sep 2017, 07:21
Oh no, Evertt talked about it a bit earlier in the year on twitter or their tumblr I think. This has been a long time coming
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 01 Sep 2017, 15:54
I had no idea; I only read the comic.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 01 Sep 2017, 18:34
Several webcomics, including my fave over at Wapsi Square, experienced extended downtime this week because of Harvey.

The webhost for WS is located in NW Houston, and has had issues with staying up during the last few major storms out there.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Case on 16 Sep 2017, 10:47
From the reviews I've seen, it's pretty much all on point.

"Pretty much the worst movie you'll see all year." - New York Daily News

"That is only the first of many problems with this film, a work so completely devoid of wit, style, intelligence or basic entertainment value that it makes that movie based on the Angry Birds app seem like a pure artistic statement by comparison." - RogerEbert.com

Wait, that Emoji movie actually real?  :-o

(https://favim.com/orig/201108/24/funny-human-people-sheldon-sheldon-cooper-Favim.com-129803.jpg)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: JoeCovenant on 18 Sep 2017, 03:05

Wait, that Emoji movie actually real?  :-o

(https://favim.com/orig/201108/24/funny-human-people-sheldon-sheldon-cooper-Favim.com-129803.jpg)

What I cannot get over is how much money they are throwing at it in marketing long after its release.

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Kugai on 20 Sep 2017, 18:25
Personally I thought they'd hit bottom when they did the Pacman Movie.

Guess I was wrong.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 03 Oct 2017, 03:40
I spent a few days binging Unsounded (http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/comic+index/). It's pretty good! I like fantasy with a grounded understanding of its own magical laws.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Oct 2017, 18:25
As much as I enjoy Poppy O'Possum I'm not sure how much I'm looking forward to the new updates now that they're mostly text
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: JoeCovenant on 06 Oct 2017, 04:50

WHO MENTIONED "WILDE LIFE"!???!

Damn you, "whoever"... I am now addicted... but caught up !!   :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: JoeCovenant on 06 Oct 2017, 08:33

Okay...

IS JL8 still active or not???

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 06 Oct 2017, 09:33

Okay...

IS JL8 still active or not???

Define "active"...
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 06 Oct 2017, 10:39
It frequently goes on weeks, sometimes months long unannounced hiatus. He's also doing a convention recently so... JL8 has always been an irregularly published comic, so you just have to enjoy it whenever new pages come out.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 06 Oct 2017, 12:01

WHO MENTIONED "WILDE LIFE"!???!

Damn you, "whoever"... I am now addicted... but caught up !!   :cry: :cry:
I know I did in the pointless thread yesterday.  Sorry.

As for JL8 I haven't caught up since Lois and Clark cane out of the sewers.  Has it progressed much since then?  I also really like Diana in this one.  Very opposed to being a princess.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 07 Oct 2017, 08:31
See, you say "Wilde Life" and I think you're misspelling "Wild Life" and my reply in my brain is, "Well, John is now drawing Dork Tower (http://www.dorktower.com/), in between his forays into Muchkins, Apples to Applesand other Steve Jackson Games stuff..."
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 10 Nov 2017, 15:14
Dresden Codak wrote a new short story. (http://dresdencodak.com/2017/11/10/kingdom-of-the-last/) It's so meta.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Case on 20 Nov 2017, 07:00
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: BenRG on 26 Dec 2017, 23:20
I'm not sure if I've done so before but I wanted to give a recommendation for David C Simon's Crimson Dark (http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php). It's a very engaging sci-fi story with great characters, an engaging plot (with ever more complicated politicking for the future of the galaxy) and, IMO, the best original starships and space combat art I've seen in an independent webcomic.

What makes CD that much more interesting is that Mr Simon is an 'Imagineer', a creative desinger for Lucasfilm, a position he got after this webcomic caught the attention of recruiters. When you read the comic and compare it to Clone Wars, Rebels and Rogue One you can see Mr Simon's creative fingerprints on the U-Wing shuttle, the Hammerhead-class frigate, the MC75 cruiser and most of the non-Trade Federation fleet of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

So, I would argue that this isn't just a good webcomic, it's the portfolio of one of the top creative minds in the current Star Wars SFX team!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: J on 27 Dec 2017, 20:36


holey fucking shit!  :( 

Danielle's twitter (his wife) (https://twitter.com/DragonTurtle)

the Goblins Animated indiegogo campaign (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/goblins-animated-2nd-edition-rpg-animation#/updates/all), which just got fully funded one day before. yay?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Jan 2018, 16:14
Finally all caught up on Poppy, and boy am I in for one hell of a fight
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 09 Feb 2018, 14:28
If anyone's ever wondered about the story behind Jeph's tattoos, it seems that now you can find out.

Quote
BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: I have a Bird and Moon comics collection coming out on April 17th through Andrews McMeel!

This book contains a poem in praise of botany, a foreword by the wonderful Jeph Jacques that includes a story about tattoos, and an exhaustive index of every species in every comic because I’m a nerd like that.

I showed my advance copy to a discerning test reader and she described it as “delicious”.

Preorder here! (https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FBirding-My-Favorite-Video-Game%2Fdp%2F1449489125%2Fref%3Dasap_bc%3Fie%3DUTF8&t=NGEyNWViNGNhNDJkM2YxZmVlMDdjOTMyZjBmYzkxOGNmOTMxNDYxNCxES1FvRGhQeA%3D%3D&b=t%3Ar8MkWd-lxEr7cf8YU0ZGcw&p=http%3A%2F%2Fbirdandmoon.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F170688791880%2Fbook-announcement-i-have-a-bird-and-moon-comics&m=1)

From Bird and Moon (http://birdandmoon.tumblr.com/post/170688791880/book-announcement-i-have-a-bird-and-moon-comics).
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Castlerook on 11 Feb 2018, 20:50
Wanting to promote a friend's comic because really, she deserves it.

Arcane Eon (http://www.arcaneeon.com/).

What is Arcane Eon you ask? Well in the words of the creator herself:
"Arcane Eon is an art deco/art nouveau inspired action adventure fantasy online comic, free for everyone to read! It is about love, loss, and uncovering truth, both personal and forgotten. It will take readers to many corners of the world of Arcane Eon, unraveling the hidden nature of magic, and what that means for each of them and everyone else."

Seriously, check it out.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: JoeCovenant on 12 Feb 2018, 02:42
Wanting to promote a friend's comic because really, she deserves it.

Arcane Eon (http://www.arcaneeon.com/).

What is Arcane Eon you ask? Well in the words of the creator herself:
"Arcane Eon is an art deco/art nouveau inspired action adventure fantasy online comic, free for everyone to read! It is about love, loss, and uncovering truth, both personal and forgotten. It will take readers to many corners of the world of Arcane Eon, unraveling the hidden nature of magic, and what that means for each of them and everyone else."


Seriously, check it out.

Looks intriguing... but the site needs better navigation.
(unless I'm just not seeing it) there are no, "go to next comic" buttons...

Having to go from comic to archive page, to comic link, to comic, and back again - doesn't lend to a nice flow for catching up.

(First World Problems, huh?)  :)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 12 Feb 2018, 03:26
Storybundle has a webcomics bundle for sale! (https://storybundle.com/comics) Well worth a couple dollars for the SMBC book, Derelict, and Discord. $15 gets you the rest. They're mostly ebook versions of comics that are already published for free, but there are a few bonuses:

Quote from: Derelict author
This is currently the only place one can get a digital version of book 1, which includes exclusive material like the Guide to Miasmics and the short comic Dang Thu Mai has a Nice Day

Quote from: Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543 description
This is a compendium of the finest science-related strips from SMBC, featuring science stories from Phil Plait, Elizabeth Iorns Henry Reich, Ed Yong, Emily Lakdawalla, Sean Carroll, Christina Agapakis, and Adam Savage.

Quote from: Ava's Demon description
Each book contains 500 panels of content along with art and making-of sections, including stills from the animated portions of the comic.

The rest are collections just as they'd appear on the website. I actually haven't read any of these comics other than the three with bonus content I mentioned above, anyone else have any thoughts on the rest?

(Psst, Joe, you can use the arrow keys to navigate Arcane Eon.)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Castlerook on 12 Feb 2018, 07:28
Wanting to promote a friend's comic because really, she deserves it.

Arcane Eon (http://www.arcaneeon.com/).

What is Arcane Eon you ask? Well in the words of the creator herself:
"Arcane Eon is an art deco/art nouveau inspired action adventure fantasy online comic, free for everyone to read! It is about love, loss, and uncovering truth, both personal and forgotten. It will take readers to many corners of the world of Arcane Eon, unraveling the hidden nature of magic, and what that means for each of them and everyone else."


Seriously, check it out.

Looks intriguing... but the site needs better navigation.
(unless I'm just not seeing it) there are no, "go to next comic" buttons...

Having to go from comic to archive page, to comic link, to comic, and back again - doesn't lend to a nice flow for catching up.

(First World Problems, huh?)  :)

If you're on a desktop or laptop, you can use the left or right key to go to the previous or next comic.
If you're on a tablet, you can tap the comic to move onto the next.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: JoeCovenant on 12 Feb 2018, 08:13
Wanting to promote a friend's comic because really, she deserves it.

Arcane Eon (http://www.arcaneeon.com/).

What is Arcane Eon you ask? Well in the words of the creator herself:
"Arcane Eon is an art deco/art nouveau inspired action adventure fantasy online comic, free for everyone to read! It is about love, loss, and uncovering truth, both personal and forgotten. It will take readers to many corners of the world of Arcane Eon, unraveling the hidden nature of magic, and what that means for each of them and everyone else."


Seriously, check it out.

Looks intriguing... but the site needs better navigation.
(unless I'm just not seeing it) there are no, "go to next comic" buttons...

Having to go from comic to archive page, to comic link, to comic, and back again - doesn't lend to a nice flow for catching up.

(First World Problems, huh?)  :)

If you're on a desktop or laptop, you can use the left or right key to go to the previous or next comic.
If you're on a tablet, you can tap the comic to move onto the next.

SWEET !!!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 12 Mar 2018, 08:00
Does anyone else here read Eagle Ordinary (http://www.eagleordinary.com/chapters/77723/planetfall/)?

Chapter 3 just finished, and I almost didn't notice the dreading cliffhanger it was. :psyduck:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 12 Mar 2018, 10:59
Huh. I hadn't really noticed. Scars are so common and Brighton hasn't appeared in so long I didn't even think about it. Unfortunately that means the answer to the problem just became a lot more extreme. If it continues to spread, the most extreme. Well, second most behind a galaxy-scouring civil war again I suppose.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Castlerook on 12 Mar 2018, 12:48
Considering the setting and how quickly things can get messed up within it, I do believe that LeeC is right.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 13 Mar 2018, 06:36
Whats worse is I think Holt called his inquisitor contact too (at Talon's request)... :psyduck:

Things are going to get worse before they get better.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 13 Mar 2018, 07:46
That's not quite true. It's the 40k universe. Nothing ever gets better, just worse until you die.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Castlerook on 13 Mar 2018, 08:28
And even then, death is just the beginning of a whole new kind of suffering.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 13 Mar 2018, 09:41
I kind of got spoiled on what will happen a bit ago, so I know some interesting plot points that will come up, but the anticipation on how we get there and the aftershocks is leaving me impatient for the next chapter.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 28 Apr 2018, 05:46
I can't believe how Poppy went from "heartwarming humanized animal hijinks" to "TOP TEN ANIME BETRAYALS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE"
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Jun 2018, 14:55
Guilded Age has finally ended!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Welu on 11 Jun 2018, 17:24
The Rock Cocks, which as you might guess by the name is very, very not safe for work, is having some amazing art the last few pages.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Jun 2018, 18:35
The Webcomic List is the way I try to keep up on my favorite webcomics, but lately it's been slacking. Like it'll just stop tracking some comics all together, making me forget that I actually read them and have to catch up on them. Is there another website like it that tracks webcomics I could use?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 10 Jul 2018, 05:19
Re: Poppy. Is everyone in Eggton secretly a badass??
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 17 Aug 2018, 02:14
Hey, is anyone else getting 'connection refused' from ohnorobot? Some of the comics I read rely on it, I'm not sure if it's broken.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Tova on 19 Aug 2018, 00:38
Yes, I am.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 23 Aug 2018, 12:30
Found this on imgur. I quite like the art style.
https://imgur.com/gallery/tE6wXjY (https://imgur.com/gallery/tE6wXjY)

Its called "Hopping Gills"
https://hoppinggills.com/page/25 (https://hoppinggills.com/page/25)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Oct 2018, 11:28
Does anyone know what happened to The Whiteboard? It just a Plesk start page for me.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Neko_Ali on 03 Oct 2018, 13:22
It has been down for a couple of days. No reason was given so I imagine it's technical or financial problems.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 03 Oct 2018, 19:10
No, it was due to ISP issues.

Quote from: 'Doc Nickel (on Patreon)'

The story is, supposedly they found some malware on the system somewhere, and had to take part of it offline to clear it out. That also meant that all the backups had to be scanned or analyzed or whatever as well, and that took time.

Also, while all this was going on, it either caused or led to the discovery of apparently a pretty serious hardware failure that then had to be addressed- which could mean they had to order replacements from the States or even Asia, but that's guesswork on my part.

Anyway, they've been working pretty much 24-7, making sure backups are clear of malware, installing the new servers (or parts thereof, whatever) and getting everything back up and running.

I'm told that they're hoping for tomorrow, Wednesday the 3rd, to have it back online, but of course there's no promises. We all know how unexpected issues can crop up.

All I can say is thanks for your patience, and ask that, once it's back up for good, do me a favor and spread the word. I have no doubt that more than a few readers, who aren't Guilders, MCB'ers or Patreon members, have no idea what happened, and may have bailed after a full week of no-shows.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Oct 2018, 00:57
I'm sure everyone has been telling him about it, but do you know if he's considered Cloudflare? It'd be too late for this outage, but it might save some trouble if ever there's another. It'd probably save some money as well, given that there's a free plan with unlimited data in/out, and gets you an SSL certificate too. If he's not a fan of a shared certificate (though afaik there's not really any risk to it), I'm pretty sure you can get it to work with another certificate provider like Let's Encrypt.

Also, what's the address for the forum? I usually get to it via the comic page, but you can see the problem with that. Or is that down too?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 04 Oct 2018, 05:07
The Tinker's Guild (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/thetinkersguild/tinker-s-guild-tech-forum-f9013/) is the forum for the strip and his shop. It is hosted via tapatalk, so if you use your phone/tablet, you might get it whining to download the app.

Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 23 Oct 2018, 13:43
Although "Hark! A Vagrant" hasn't had new content in a year or two, today's update truly marks the end of an era. My respects for Kate's sister Becky and I hope Kate does well.

http://www.harkavagrant.com/ (http://www.harkavagrant.com/)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 24 Oct 2018, 03:51
A seasonal comic to remember. (http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=285)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: JoeCovenant on 25 Oct 2018, 01:48
Read through the archive of Radio Silence...

And, whereas it's not too bad, I 'do' wish non-scottish writers would check their usage of Scots dialect.

('Nae' isn't really used the way she generally uses it. And if she used such dialect for that, she'd use a LOT more!)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 06 Nov 2018, 08:13
I started reading Order of the Stick because I hear good things about it, and I got through the first 300 comics, all the while not seeing what all the fuss is about. The D&D jokes elicit a chuckle sometimes, and the use of Chekov's guns is kind of clever, but other than that there's nothing I'm impressed by. Is it supposed to get better later?
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 06 Nov 2018, 08:29
I'm not familiar with strip numbers. I liked it for the plot, character arcs, and the relationships. I stopped reading
 
(click to show/hide)

At that point I lost interest. My favorite part has to be the siege of that Shogun style city full of paladins.  That was fun and exciting. Also the half-orc ninja girl. Thog was always fun when he showed up, but it could be the voice I gave him in my head (like if the muppets Animal and and Ernie were spliced together vocally).

YMMV though LTK
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 06 Nov 2018, 08:41
Comic 300 is just after they've all escaped from prison and went on the quest for the paladin king. The bit in your spoiler was something I read about before and I was hoping the rest of the comic would have similar uncanny insights into fantasy stereotypes, but that wasn't really the case.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 06 Nov 2018, 09:09
I'd keep with it. IMO it gets better.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 06 Nov 2018, 10:34
Most definitely.

It really doesn't pick up until they get to the next-to-last gate (Girard's Gate).

Keep slogging through, the story is worth it.

(It does help to keep in mind that it's a poke in the ribs at your typical D&D gaming group, with Rich Burlew as your DM...)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: oddtail on 06 Nov 2018, 13:34
I started reading Order of the Stick because I hear good things about it, and I got through the first 300 comics, all the while not seeing what all the fuss is about. The D&D jokes elicit a chuckle sometimes, and the use of Chekov's guns is kind of clever, but other than that there's nothing I'm impressed by. Is it supposed to get better later?

I'd say it gets much better the longer it goes, yes. I personally love it, although it *is* a bit overrated. I've heard too many people willing to unreservedly praise it, to the extent of "the writing of OotS is perfect and the author can do no wrong".
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 06 Nov 2018, 14:12
Okay, that's assurance enough for me, I'll keep reading. Thanks.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Tova on 08 Nov 2018, 20:30
I still read it, but I'm not sure why, to be honest. The story has been so long and drawn out now, and it's so long between updates, that I'm forgetting what the characters are even trying to achieve. The jokes are getting a little stale by now as well.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: jwhouk on 09 Nov 2018, 07:58
He's admitted that the last book is going to be the size of a phone book. He's kinda written himself into a few corners with the whole "Defeat Xykon/defeat the Snarl/Save the world" thing.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LeeC on 09 Nov 2018, 08:31
It does seem like there is padding at points.  It sounds like there is a lot of it right now (I'm not up to date though). Sometimes you need to just get to the quick and finish the story being told.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: Tova on 09 Nov 2018, 15:54
The need to end each comic with a funny draws the exposition out even further.

His core audience seems to be loving it, though, and it means more book sales, so there's no reason to cut to the chase I suppose.
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 15 Jun 2019, 14:00
Freefall (http://freefall.purrsia.com) was recommended to me recently. This one made me laugh. (http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff200/fv00184.htm)
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Jun 2019, 15:37
Freefall's great - but you've got a lot to catch up with!
Title: Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
Post by: LTK on 15 Jun 2019, 15:51
Don't worry, I'm a fast reader. I'll get through nineteen years of comics in a jiffy. :D