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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
I’m on my phone, so I can’t be arsed to do links, but Pepper and Carrot is absolutely gorgeous, and fully free (it’s 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 and living as a separate entity.

Sequential Art sci-fi, fantasy, anthros and many parodies. (https://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php)

EDIT: formatting error fix
EDIT 2: Forgot to close the url tag.
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 life…hopefully a life free of attempting to eat her family or the customers at her family’s coffee shop. Being the only werewolf she’s 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 existed…

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. It’s not as gay as I want it to be yet, but don’t worry, I’m 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.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: oddtail on 14 Apr 2021, 14:16
Just got finished archive-binging Gunnerkrigg Court ( https://www.gunnerkrigg.com/ ), which I doubt needs much introduction. In case it does: it's truly delightful fantasy-meets-teen-drama that explores the juxtaposition of magic and science and assorted weirdness. Very charming and very positive in its general tone despite sometimes harsh events in the storyline.

I last read the comic years ago (back when I used to read a *lot* od webcomics), went partway through the archives and kept putting off reading the rest. Now that I've re-read it in its entirety, I'm definitely adding it to things I'll read regularly.

Honestly better than most webcomics I've ever read, and I've read embarrassingly many.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: hedgie on 14 Apr 2021, 16:01
I continue to be amazed by the art evolution of that one, as well as loving the characters (even boxbot).
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: RedWolf4 on 15 Apr 2021, 03:20
and I've read embarrassingly many.

God, you know I've read so many webcomics I've forgotten so very many? Some of them we're really decent too and damn, now I'll probably never find them again.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: oddtail on 15 Apr 2021, 03:24
and I've read embarrassingly many.

God, you know I've read so many webcomics I've forgotten so very many? Some of them we're really decent too and damn, now I'll probably never find them again.

Maybe we could make a list of every webcomic individual forum members remember. Different people will remember different things, so we could have a pretty large list in no time.

I'm pretty sure I can remember upwards of 70 titles (with the caveat that some were utter crap) without much effort?
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 23 Apr 2021, 22:34
Wait, nobody's suggested Linda Seijic's Punderworld (https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/punderworld/list?title_no=312584&page=1) yet?!?

It's a retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone's meetingand eventual marriage. Hades is a big adorkable nerd! Persephone is tired of being cooped up and is ready for adventure! Zeus is squarely to blame (again)!
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Apr 2021, 02:37
and I've read embarrassingly many.

God, you know I've read so many webcomics I've forgotten so very many? Some of them we're really decent too and damn, now I'll probably never find them again.

Maybe we could make a list of every webcomic individual forum members remember. Different people will remember different things, so we could have a pretty large list in no time.

I'm pretty sure I can remember upwards of 70 titles (with the caveat that some were utter crap) without much effort?

I had a list of over 100 webcomics I had been meaning to read, now I have a bookmark folder full of the ones I still have to.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Veritable_Variable on 03 May 2021, 13:36
Recently caught up on Paranatural (https://www.paranatural.net/) and it was a blast. I'd forgotten how consistently funny that webcomic is, all while simultaneously carrying a really intriguing urban fantasy action/adventure/drama storyline. It has really memorable characters and fantastic world building.

One really good thing about it is that you don't have to read far before you know whether you like it or not; just reading chapter 1 pretty much sold me on it.



On a separate note, I definitely need to catch up on Gunnerkrigg Court. It's been years since I last read it. I recall the situation getting pretty tense when I left off, so I've been procrastinating on resuming.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Farideh on 03 May 2021, 14:02
Wait, nobody's suggested Linda Seijic's Punderworld (https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/punderworld/list?title_no=312584&page=1) yet?!?

It's a retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone's meetingand eventual marriage. Hades is a big adorkable nerd! Persephone is tired of being cooped up and is ready for adventure! Zeus is squarely to blame (again)!


Thank you for telling me about this webcomic, I'm loving it!
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 22 May 2021, 00:13
Wait, nobody's suggested Linda Seijic's Punderworld (https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/punderworld/list?title_no=312584&page=1) yet?!?

It's a retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone's meetingand eventual marriage. Hades is a big adorkable nerd! Persephone is tired of being cooped up and is ready for adventure! Zeus is squarely to blame (again)!


Thank you for telling me about this webcomic, I'm loving it!
You're welcome ^-^
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 May 2021, 02:47
I started reading Star Impact on a slow sunday at work after having saved it for a while. I really like it, the story and art are frantic enough to keep my attention, and it's not too long yet so it was easy to get into
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Jul 2021, 18:58
By the Book (https://m.tapas.io/series/By-The-Book/info) it's by the guy who did the Monsters Misguided D&D homebrew series on YouTube.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Wingy on 16 Jul 2021, 13:44
Wait, nobody's suggested Linda Seijic's Punderworld (https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/punderworld/list?title_no=312584&page=1) yet?!?

It's a retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone's meetingand eventual marriage. Hades is a big adorkable nerd! Persephone is tired of being cooped up and is ready for adventure! Zeus is squarely to blame (again)!

And when you get done with that, her husband Stepan offers Sunstone and a few others in the romance genre.  Please note: Sunstone is LGBT+ and NSFW and the content is adult.  You have been warned.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Farideh on 16 Jul 2021, 14:44
See, I read that and thought you meant that you are Gyrre's husband 😀

Started reading Sunstone. Stopped reading when steam came out of my ears. I'll continue later.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 18 Jul 2021, 22:19
See, I read that and thought you meant that you are Gyrre's husband 😀

Started reading Sunstone. Stopped reading when steam came out of my ears. I'll continue later.

Nope, I'm still single. I'm also a guy. Though, it's not the first time I've been mistaken for a woman online (or offline, though that's usually drunks).

I just caught up on Aurora (https://comicaurora.com/), the fantasy webcomic Red from Overly Sarcastic Productions is making. Kendall is just the goodest boy and Red is a great writer.

EDIT: specifying gender.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: hedgie on 19 Jul 2021, 00:19
Before decades of smoking altered my voice, I had numerous people assume that I was a woman on the phone, including when I worked phone support.  Since I hate telephones, it was something that I just ignored since I just wanted to get the damned call over with.  When it was due to cross-dressing/intentional androgyny, I was actually flattered.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Wingy on 19 Jul 2021, 08:50
See, I read that and thought you meant that you are Gyrre's husband 😀
No, I already have a wife and I'm not inclined to trade her out for anyone, dude or not.  That's a statement about me, not Gyrre, lest there be any confusion on that point.   :-D
Quote
Started reading Sunstone. Stopped reading when steam came out of my ears. I'll continue later.
I hope you weren't embarrassed: (3669).   :evil: :angel: :evil: :angel: :-o
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Farideh on 19 Jul 2021, 17:13
It was how the post was written. When I saw the name of the 'Sunstone' artist I understood what you meant.

Nope, not embarrassed. I just didn't expect the comic to progress that quickly, and I didn't want my 10 year old looking over my shoulder and asking awkward questions :D  I will talk to her about this sort of thing at some point, but not quite yet.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 27 Jul 2021, 02:43
Before decades of smoking altered my voice, I had numerous people assume that I was a woman on the phone, including when I worked phone support.  Since I hate telephones, it was something that I just ignored since I just wanted to get the damned call over with.  When it was due to cross-dressing/intentional androgyny, I was actually flattered.

They always just assumed I was a reccording back when I did phone surveys.
Fun fact; it's easier to get people from New York, New York to complete a customer satisfaction survey than it is to get pretty much anyone from California to. And the New Yorker won't literally start screaming at you either. (The National Do Not Call List has exceptions, BTW.)
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Tova on 28 Jul 2021, 22:04
Before decades of smoking altered my voice, I had numerous people assume that I was a woman on the phone, including when I worked phone support.

I've had this happen from time to time. The only really annoying instance of it was when I once had to report a stolen credit card, and the person at the other end wouldn't accept that I was who I said I was.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Gyrre on 28 Jul 2021, 22:36
Before decades of smoking altered my voice, I had numerous people assume that I was a woman on the phone, including when I worked phone support.

I've had this happen from time to time. The only really annoying instance of it was when I once had to report a stolen credit card, and the person at the other end wouldn't accept that I was who I said I was.

That's rough.
Makes me sort of glad I'm a baritone. Though I tend to up-pitch to be seen as less threatening since my neutral natural tone 'sounds angry'.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: hedgie on 29 Jul 2021, 01:04
I've had this happen from time to time. The only really annoying instance of it was when I once had to report a stolen credit card, and the person at the other end wouldn't accept that I was who I said I was.

Fairly recently, I had my card declined because some automated script triggered a fraud alert when I had an open bar tab.  I was stuck there for over an hour while dealing with the whole phone thing and having to send in an image of my ID.  It finally got cleared, but the owner basically told me “um… next time, you can just come back in a day or two, ‘cos we trust you”.
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Jul 2021, 06:04
Johnny Wander's Barbarous has started up again
Title: Re: Make me read webcomics
Post by: cesium133 on 29 Jul 2021, 07:34
I've had this happen from time to time. The only really annoying instance of it was when I once had to report a stolen credit card, and the person at the other end wouldn't accept that I was who I said I was.

Fairly recently, I had my card declined because some automated script triggered a fraud alert when I had an open bar tab.  I was stuck there for over an hour while dealing with the whole phone thing and having to send in an image of my ID.  It finally got cleared, but the owner basically told me “um… next time, you can just come back in a day or two, ‘cos we trust you”.

My bank makes me use my debit card number as my username for online banking, which is stupid enough in general, but really became ridiculous when they had to issue me a new card number because of a fraud alert… I couldn’t log in to online banking for a week because of it. And naturally it occurred on a weekend while I was out of town.