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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #800 on: 20 Nov 2017, 07:00 »

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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #801 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. 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!
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« Reply #802 on: 27 Dec 2017, 20:36 »

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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #803 on: 11 Jan 2018, 16:14 »

Finally all caught up on Poppy, and boy am I in for one hell of a fight
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #804 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.

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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!

From Bird and Moon.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #805 on: 11 Feb 2018, 20:50 »

Wanting to promote a friend's comic because really, she deserves it.

Arcane Eon.

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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #806 on: 12 Feb 2018, 02:42 »

Wanting to promote a friend's comic because really, she deserves it.

Arcane Eon.

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?)  :)
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #807 on: 12 Feb 2018, 03:26 »

Storybundle has a webcomics bundle for sale! 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.)
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I just got the image of a midwife and a woman giving birth swinging towards each other on a trapeze - when they meet, the midwife pulls the baby out. The knife juggler is standing on the floor and cuts the umbilical cord with a a knifethrow.

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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #808 on: 12 Feb 2018, 07:28 »

Wanting to promote a friend's comic because really, she deserves it.

Arcane Eon.

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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #809 on: 12 Feb 2018, 08:13 »

Wanting to promote a friend's comic because really, she deserves it.

Arcane Eon.

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 !!!
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #810 on: 12 Mar 2018, 08:00 »

Does anyone else here read Eagle Ordinary?

Chapter 3 just finished, and I almost didn't notice the dreading cliffhanger it was. :psyduck:
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« Reply #811 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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #812 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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #813 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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #814 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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #815 on: 13 Mar 2018, 08:28 »

And even then, death is just the beginning of a whole new kind of suffering.
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« Reply #816 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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #817 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"
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« Reply #818 on: 11 Jun 2018, 14:55 »

Guilded Age has finally ended!
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #819 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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #820 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?
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #821 on: 10 Jul 2018, 05:19 »

Re: Poppy. Is everyone in Eggton secretly a badass??
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #822 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.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #823 on: 19 Aug 2018, 00:38 »

Yes, I am.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #824 on: 23 Aug 2018, 12:30 »

Found this on imgur. I quite like the art style.
https://imgur.com/gallery/tE6wXjY

Its called "Hopping Gills"
https://hoppinggills.com/page/25
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #825 on: 03 Oct 2018, 11:28 »

Does anyone know what happened to The Whiteboard? It just a Plesk start page for me.
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #826 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.
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« Reply #827 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.
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« Reply #828 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?
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #829 on: 04 Oct 2018, 05:07 »

The Tinker's Guild 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.

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« Reply #830 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/
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« Reply #831 on: 24 Oct 2018, 03:51 »

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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #832 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!)
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #833 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?
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« Reply #834 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
 
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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
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« Reply #835 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.
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« Reply #836 on: 06 Nov 2018, 09:09 »

I'd keep with it. IMO it gets better.
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« Reply #837 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...)
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« Reply #838 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".
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« Reply #839 on: 06 Nov 2018, 14:12 »

Okay, that's assurance enough for me, I'll keep reading. Thanks.
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« Reply #840 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.
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« Reply #841 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.
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« Reply #842 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.
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« Reply #843 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.
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« Reply #844 on: 15 Jun 2019, 14:00 »

Freefall was recommended to me recently. This one made me laugh.
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I just got the image of a midwife and a woman giving birth swinging towards each other on a trapeze - when they meet, the midwife pulls the baby out. The knife juggler is standing on the floor and cuts the umbilical cord with a a knifethrow.

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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #845 on: 15 Jun 2019, 15:37 »

Freefall's great - but you've got a lot to catch up with!
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Re: Webcomic Discussion Thread!
« Reply #846 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
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I just got the image of a midwife and a woman giving birth swinging towards each other on a trapeze - when they meet, the midwife pulls the baby out. The knife juggler is standing on the floor and cuts the umbilical cord with a a knifethrow.
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