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Title: Make me read webcomics
Post by: flfederation on 04 Oct 2020, 10:57
I've read a lot of webcomics. I've hunted them down like an old man with a british accent and a safari hat. I started reading QC more than 10 years ago. I have looked on nearly every page of this subforum looking for the webcomics thread-- I probably missed the one relevant page.
I won't argue with your suggestions, I'll just report if I happen to read a good one that you recommended. So you'll know my taste, here's a very incomplete resume of comics I've read (most likely in full, at least up the current one)

* Freefall* Stuff by David Willis * Girls with Slingshots* O human star* Real Life Comics
* A Girl and Her Fed* XKCD* Unshelved* Quantum Vibe* Yellow Peril

Bonus points for stuff that's CC-licensed. I'm a big fan of that, but it's rare. ND really doesn't count. I don't think any of the comics I mentioned are CC-licensed, except XKCD.

Other stuff I've enjoyed (including things that are subjects in this subforum)

* Eddie Izzard * Russell Peters * George Carlin* Red Dwarf * Daniel Quinn * Alan Partridge* Reggie Watts * Transmetropolitan * Babylon 5
I read/bought all of Transmet and loved it, but I usually don't read graphic novels. I don't buy things from Amazon (not since the Kindle was invented-- I complained bitterly about DRM on books before it existed, and I was a happy Amazon customer until they betrayed the human race) and I don't live near a bookstore anymore. I'm more likely to buy merchandise or do Kickstarters, as I did with QC. I've purchased CC-licensed books in paper form. I haven't gotten into Patreon yet but it's clearly a good idea.

Project your personal biases and favourite things onto me-- make me read webcomics you like. Please. If I missed a rule about webcomics on these forums, just use PM. I doubt that would happen, though I can't figure out why (other) webcomics aren't discussed here more often, so I'm only mostly kidding if maybe I missed a rule about it.
There were more newlines here. I put some back. Some are still missing after that. Imagine more newlines here.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: hedgie on 04 Oct 2020, 11:35
Iím on my phone, so I canít be arsed to do links, but Pepper and Carrot is absolutely gorgeous, and fully free (itís even drawn entirely in Krita). Gunnerkrigg Court is lovely as well, and the art has evolved quite a bit since the beginning.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: sitnspin on 04 Oct 2020, 12:10
Cassiopeia Quinn is a fun comic about an intergalactic superthief and the young female navy captain who has been tasked with catching her.

https://www.cassiopeiaquinn.com/comic/archive
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: hedgie on 04 Oct 2020, 13:01
I got enough strips into that one to find it interesting, and put it in my webcomic tab stack.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: LTK on 04 Oct 2020, 13:19
There is a webcomics thread, but it hasn't been posted in since 2019... by me (https://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,28660.msg1428653.html#msg1428653).

Of the ones you mentioned I only know xkcd and Freefall, so I'm just gonna recommend my favorites, starting with the highest recommended:

http://dresdencodak.com
https://killsixbilliondemons.com
http://thesecretknots.com
https://www.prequeladventure.com
https://www.sleeplessdomain.com
https://www.girlgeniusonline.com
http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com

Also, among the gag-a-day strips I recommend https://pbfcomics.com and http://wondermark.com. The above ones tend to be longer-form stories.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Oct 2020, 04:56
I have five that I read daily/update-ly: three are Questionable Content, Dumbing of Age and xkcd. The others are The Whiteboard (http://www.the-whiteboard.com/index.html) (I think I've seen jwhouk on the forums over there as well) and Order of the Stick (https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1215.html). I used to read Schlock Mercenary (https://www.schlockmercenary.com/) daily, but that finished a couple of months back.

I have about 50 others that I go back to every now and then to read in lumps.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: flfederation on 05 Oct 2020, 07:16
Thanks everybody. It's certainly alright if this turns into a hitherto conspiculously missing mega-thread, or if it doesn't. For starters, I'll check out one of the ones I've heard of that (for whatever unknown reason) I've avoided. I'm being deliberately vague, but if I finish one or really get into one I'll mention it.

I'm still keeping up on QC of course, I just read today's. Clinton is pretty cute these days, but I'm busy shipping Millefeuille-- with whom I'm not sure yet.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Theta9 on 05 Oct 2020, 07:41
Girl Genius is the best.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: jwhouk on 05 Oct 2020, 10:03
I have five that I read daily/update-ly: three are Questionable Content, Dumbing of Age and xkcd. The others are The Whiteboard (http://www.the-whiteboard.com/index.html) (I think I've seen jwhouk on the forums over there as well) and Order of the Stick (https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1215.html). I used to read Schlock Mercenary (https://www.schlockmercenary.com/) daily, but that finished a couple of months back.

I have about 50 others that I go back to every now and then to read in lumps.

Yes you have. Not that often, as I'm not an engineer.

Watch out for that guy from Nebraska, though. I hear he has something against Million Dollar Belt Sanders (and remembering his passwords).
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: jwhouk on 05 Oct 2020, 10:03
Girl Genius is the best.

Girl Genius is in its own separate category.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: TorporChambre on 05 Oct 2020, 12:21
Not often liking serial literature especially sparse; Dead Winter---excellent. McNinja hilarious and (dunno about webcomic---Ketchup Ninja. GrrlPower started cool, but I'd rather it more `mundanety' of comic-store than super domestic military wow; more balance? Neat but I of it tire easy---good keeping supply up :\ (Best bookstore mine is free lending library---too often forgotten return and made to pay replacement. Trying for buyer least of Rainforest seller profitable;~) Half (~2/5) the Staurday-Morning Breakfast Comics newers're great.
You know cesium.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: flfederation on 06 Oct 2020, 09:56
GrrlPower started cool, but I'd rather it more `mundanety' of comic-store than super domestic military wow
So true! I adore the storyline (in and out of the comicbook store) but the fights seem to drag on and don't add much to the comic. I get that it's a superhero comic, so you "have to" have fights I think... but if I wasn't through the archives I'd probably click through those without paying loads of attention to them.

Still, it's (basically) always cute to watch Halo sassing monsters. She brings comic (sorry) relief to my least favourite parts of the story, so that's kind of a win.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 Oct 2020, 16:39
The comics on my shortlist right now are:
-Girls With Slingshots: It restarted, but this time in color
-Johnny Wander
-Kevin and Kell
-Gunnerkrigg Court
-My Life With Fel

I've got a whole list of comics I've been meaning to try out but haven't had the time to
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: flfederation on 10 Oct 2020, 04:51
So far I've read all of Cassiopeia Quinn and Johnny Wander. I finished Dr. McNinja some time this year.
Johnny Wander is great, it was work to keep up with all the different things going on at once; Cassiopeia Quinn is a new favourite and hopefully there will be a new one Monday. I've read all of GWS and the strips redone in colour are nice.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 14 Nov 2020, 10:03
Namesake (https://www.namesakecomic.com/) fantasy adventure with some darker elements and revolving around various stories of classic literature (Oz, Wonderland, Jack and the bean stalk, peter pan, etc)
Skin Horse (https://skin-horse.com/) modern mad science comedy with dramatic elements. A dog, a genderfluid psychologist, and a patchwork zombie are shadow-government social workers for non-human sapients. But something even stranger is going on.
Demon Street (https://wwww.demonstreet.co) fantasy adventure with some darker elements (a good chunk of the cast are LGBTQ+, too)
Space Trawler (https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/)  sci-fi dramedy featuring the best worst people. Most of the humor is very sardonic. You'll laugh so hard it hurts, then the plot will smack you with a figurative chair. And then you'll ask for more because it's done so well. This one helped me out of a nasty depressive funk last year.
PS-238 (https://ps238.nodwick.com/) child super heroes-in-training tropish and tongue-in-cheek. The 2nd generation of supers are learning the ropes and coming into their own at America's most secret public school.

EDIT: I tried to  suggest ones that haven't been mentioned yet. Though, I can defo vouch for Gunnerkrigg Court. Good to see I'm not the only one flagging a bit on Grrl Power.
EDIT2: *forehead smack* titles are helpful. So are better descriptions.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: LTK on 29 Nov 2020, 16:58
Someone recommended me Somewhere Other (https://somewhereother.com/post/83471840520/chapter-1-page-1) which I've read from start to finish over the couse of a few weeks, and it has been an absolute delight. It has its quirks but it's very much worth reading.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Farideh on 01 Dec 2020, 00:20
I have started reading Stand Still. Stay Silent (http://sssscomic.com/). Riveting storyline, gorgeous artwork, and (since we are experiencing a pandemic) horribly prophetic.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: hedgie on 01 Dec 2020, 06:46
Just started it, and damn, I'm impressed so far.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 05 Dec 2020, 08:35
(https://www.collectedcurios.com/SA_1178_small.jpg)
Oof. Well, I almost feel sorry for her. And I have chronic depression (she's not a pleasant person). What literally little happiness she had is now missing.

Sequential Art sci-fi, fantasy, anthros and many parodies.

EDIT: formatting error fix (https://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php)
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 08 Dec 2020, 23:36
I have started reading Stand Still. Stay Silent (http://sssscomic.com/). Riveting storyline, gorgeous artwork, and (since we are experiencing a pandemic) horribly prophetic.
I looked into it and ended up bingeing the whole thing in 16 hours. I then had to cram my homework at 10:30 p.m.

To paraphrase a certain AI, "thanks a lot and thanks a lot sarcastically."
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 13 Dec 2020, 08:37
How to be a Werewolf (https://www.howtobeawerewolf.com/)
Quote from: The About
Since being bitten by a strange wolf as a child, Malaya Walters has attempted to live a quiet lifeÖhopefully a life free of attempting to eat her family or the customers at her familyís coffee shop. Being the only werewolf sheís ever known, Malaya has managed her condition by keeping tight control on herself and the world around her, with lackluster results. That is, until a strange guy wanders into her shop one day and introduces her to a whole world she never knew existedÖ

How to be a Werewolf is a long form, ongoing story, started in February 2015. It features a diverse cast, as well as a cast of mostly LGBTQ characters. Itís not as gay as I want it to be yet, but donít worry, Iím working on it. Slowly. I hope you guys like slow burn romances, I guess?

If I had to rate it, probably a PG-13 mostly for the profanity.

(click to show/hide)

EDIT: derp. Pasted in the page link instead of the actual image location. Page in spoiler fixed now.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Tova on 13 Dec 2020, 12:32
That spoiler just comes up empty for me.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Dec 2020, 13:40
The link in the spoiler goes to a page, not an image. The image is at https://www.howtobeawerewolf.com/comics/1600273299-Page559.jpg (I've linked rather than putting an image to save site bandwidth).
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 13 Dec 2020, 22:50
That spoiler just comes up empty for me.
......crap. Hang on.

EDIT: Fixed it.