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What Web Comics Do You Read?
9/13/07 | Tanniker Smith

Posted on 09/13/2007 5:11:29 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith

When there hasn't been a new post on FR for an entire five minutes, which webcomics do you check out? Are they humorous? Political? Geeky? All of the above?

I used to read Dork Tower and Irregular Webcomic when I still had a subscription to Pyramid Online. IWC has pointed me to The Alterverse War, which just started, so I don't know if it'll be any good or not.

And recently I discovered XKCD, which occasionally relies on the use of math and science knowledge for its humor (and it does it quite well).
(There are some favorites on the bottom of the main page -- one involves James Bond on a centrifuge.)

I know that there's a million of them out there, just wondering what the folks here read.
(oh, yeah, my ulterior motive is to bookmark this thread.)


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chatroom; comic; humor; web; webcomic
Post your links.
1 posted on 09/13/2007 5:11:30 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith
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To: Tanniker Smith

New York Times.

Oh, I thought you meant fiction.


2 posted on 09/13/2007 5:13:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

For laughs, I dig up old posts by tlbshow.


3 posted on 09/13/2007 5:13:53 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Tanniker Smith
While I don't read webcomics per se, I publish comics online at Hypercomics...

the infowarrior

4 posted on 09/13/2007 5:14:09 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Tanniker Smith

Paulbearer threads.


5 posted on 09/13/2007 5:14:38 PM PDT by Petronski (Tribe still -11 . . . Jake Westbrook is a bum.)
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To: Tanniker Smith; Millee; carlr; Maximus of Texas; EX52D; StephenTX; wallcrawlr; Xenalyte; Tatze; ...
Re: What Web Comics Do You Read?

I read... myself!

And go... to every cast party!

6 posted on 09/13/2007 5:18:07 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Pookie’s amalgamate if I’m not banned.
7 posted on 09/13/2007 5:19:02 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Tanniker Smith

I usually just read the funnies in the paper. But... I did cut one out from last Sunday (9/9/07) it was “Get Fuzzy”. The dog is dumb and the cat is always scheaming, mean, etc. So... not sure how the guy meant for the strip to be - but it sure was funny.

The cat finds some type of slug. The cat says “It’s got no spine, so it would be in Phylum Democrata.....” and continues from there. If I don’t see it posted after awhile I’ll transcribe it later.


8 posted on 09/13/2007 5:19:48 PM PDT by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: geopyg
I brought that one into work and showed it to the liberal who reads the Times.

He actually agreed that the Democrats had no spines.

9 posted on 09/13/2007 5:20:59 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Day By Day is very cool.


10 posted on 09/13/2007 5:21:01 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

No links necessary. Just get onto Pookie’s ping list.

My cartoons are delivered to me almost every morning.


11 posted on 09/13/2007 5:21:27 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (California : home of the fruits, nuts and flakes.)
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To: geopyg
Get Fuzzy
12 posted on 09/13/2007 5:22:04 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Tanniker Smith
I read and am a fan of Ctrl+Alt+Del
It's a comig about the lives of 2 gamers (everynow and them some ranomness with a chef or gameplayers) It'sBeen arounf for a few years now, even has 3 compilations out in book form.
www.ctrlaltdel-online.com
13 posted on 09/13/2007 5:22:04 PM PDT by CMS (only 2 forces offered to die for you. 1.Jesus Christ for your soul 2. American soldiers for freedom)
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To: geopyg
Here's the FR thread: Get Fuzzy Snarks on Democrats
14 posted on 09/13/2007 5:22:33 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith; geopyg
Specific GF strip dated 9/09/07 is here.
15 posted on 09/13/2007 5:25:14 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Tanniker Smith

Speaking of AntedeluvianGeekNicheComics, a ham radio license is all but mandatory at www.dashtoons.com.


16 posted on 09/13/2007 5:29:46 PM PDT by Ruddles
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To: new cruelty

under the radar comic nerd ping


17 posted on 09/13/2007 5:30:51 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: Tanniker Smith

John Bergstrom over at http://attackcartoons.com/ gets some traffic from me.

If you like, uhh, humor from out of left field; then give Max Cannon’s Redmeat a try. It’s not for everybody though. http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/

You have not been on the internet yet if you have not seen at least one User Friendly strip. http://www.userfriendly.org/

Visit what might possible be the slowest webcomic on the net! Kill someone with a rock! http://www.blastwavecomic.com/

If you play World of Warcraft, or have spent much time goofing around in any role playing game on a computer, then you might like Looking For Group. http://www.lfgcomic.com/

If you’re much of a jazz cat chances are you’d get a kick out of Lackadaisy. http://www.lackadaisycats.com/

If you’re a gamer then you have to give VG Cats a look. http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?


18 posted on 09/13/2007 5:31:00 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Tanniker Smith

Day by Day. I can’t go a day without it. It is smart and completely makes fun of liberals. At the bottom the month laid out. Go back and check their history. The only hip conservative comic on the web that I know of.


19 posted on 09/13/2007 5:31:00 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Cracked.com just put up a list of the top 8 funniest web comics. Guess I’m old and out of it, but I looked over their examples and can’t figure out what’s even supposed to be funny about most of them. They look like they’re done by retarded children. A lot of the artwork is eyestrain-inducing, too. Please tell me there’s something better than this lot: http://www.cracked.com/index.php?name=News&sid=2376


20 posted on 09/13/2007 5:33:38 PM PDT by HHFi
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To: Tanniker Smith

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1895728/posts


21 posted on 09/13/2007 5:37:21 PM PDT by pookie18
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To: Bender2

None for me, except what gets posted on FR. We usually read the old Calvin and Hobbes books we have around, plus the copy of “Billy and The Boingers Bootleg” (Bloom County).

I do like Dilbert and Far Side stuff, too.

I also have this copy of “Hofmekler’s Gallery” which approaches things from a liberal perspective, but the illustrations are a hoot.


22 posted on 09/13/2007 5:38:49 PM PDT by Disambiguator (What's the temperature, Albert?)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I only read Pookies Toons


23 posted on 09/13/2007 5:40:04 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Tanniker Smith; JenB; TalonDJ; Rose in RoseBear
Let's see... a few of my favorites:

Updated daily:
Day by Day (political/humor)
Schlock Mercenary (SF/humor)

Updated M-W-F:
The Whiteboard (humor)
Girl Genius (SF/adventure/humor)

Updated irregularly:
Tales of the Questor (Fantasy/adventure)

The last one is really my favorite, I just wish it was updated more regularly. To get the sense of the comic, start at page 1 and read at least through page 17, or even better through page 25...!

Pinging some others for their favorites...

24 posted on 09/13/2007 5:45:51 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Loot it while it lasts)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Sluggy Freelance One of the originals. Bun Bun would kill someone if this comic is not mentioned.

Also PVPonline, Schlock Mercenary, and MegaTokyo, plus Order of the Stick at giantitp.com

25 posted on 09/13/2007 6:05:15 PM PDT by JenB
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear; Tanniker Smith
I'm also a Day By Day girl ... gotta love the self-made black conservative software developer!

The Mows is updated Monday - Friday, and predates the LolCat phenomenon.

I am a huge fan of Tales of the Questor. I agree with DaBear ... start at the beginning! It'll pull you right in!

26 posted on 09/13/2007 6:05:15 PM PDT by Rose in RoseBear (HHD [.... I have been known to hit the Questor site 4-5 times a day, seeking a new installment....])
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To: Tanniker Smith

Well, don't cha know?
Bush lied.
and people died!
Gods honest truth I swear!


27 posted on 09/13/2007 6:07:02 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Tanniker Smith

http://www.dashtoons.com Proper link to the ham radio cartoons.


28 posted on 09/13/2007 6:11:38 PM PDT by Ruddles
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To: Tanniker Smith
A mix of Japanese over the top cuteness and a nod to the Old Ones:

http://www.hello-cthulhu.com/

29 posted on 09/13/2007 6:26:00 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Disambiguator
RE: I do like Dilbert and Far Side stuff, too.

Well, I modify... and make Fredside!

30 posted on 09/13/2007 6:27:42 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Start with the “regular” comics online:

Dilbert
http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/

Pearls Before Swine
http://www.comics.com/comics/pearls/

Tumbleweeds
http://www.azcentral.com/ent/comics/tumbleweeds.html

Piranha Club
http://www.azcentral.com/ent/comics/piranhaclub.html

Get Fuzzy
http://www.comics.com/comics/getfuzzy/

Mallard Fillmore
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/strips/mallard/2000/mallard1.asp

Day By Day
http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/

Nonsequitur (hit or miss)
http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/

Then some of the better online comics (some are adult themed):

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

Diesel Sweeties
http://www.dieselsweeties.com/

Penny Arcade
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic

Ctrl+Alt+Del
http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php

VG Cats
http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?

Slow Wave (submitted Dreams made into comic)
http://www.slowwave.com/

Strange Candy
http://www.strangecandy.net/

Krakow
http://www.krakowstudios.com/

Bob and George
http://www.bobandgeorge.com/

Freefall
http://freefall.purrsia.com/

Sinfest
http://www.sinfest.net/

Evil Incorporated
http://www.evil-comic.com/index.html

Hello Cthulhu
http://www.hello-cthulhu.com/

And some comics that are downright odd (some NSFW):

Red Meat
http://www.gocomics.com/redmeat/

The Perry Bible Fellowship (not religious)
http://pbfcomics.com/

Bob the Angry Flower
http://www.angryflower.com/

Edible Dirt
http://eddirt.frozenreality.co.uk/

No Rest For The Wicked
http://www.forthewicked.net/

The Parking Lot Is Full (archives only)
http://plif.andkon.com/

Van Von Hunter
http://www.vanvonhunter.com/index.html

Chopping Block (Hockey Masked Serial Killer Comic)
http://www.choppingblock.org/


31 posted on 09/13/2007 7:08:04 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: Tanniker Smith

none.


32 posted on 09/13/2007 7:09:12 PM PDT by SGCOS
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear
Schlock
Sluggy
Dilbert
Tales of the Questor
Girl Genius
Order of the Stick
Starslip Crisis
PvP
Shortpacked
Megatokyo

A few others on occasion
33 posted on 09/14/2007 6:55:13 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Popocatapetl

Yeah, “Red Meat” is definitely an odd one. I’ve read that one in The Onion a few times. In fact, I saw the online strip a few days ago. That’s probably the one good thing about my trip into Manhattan for a grad class. Free copies of the Onion to read on the ride home.


34 posted on 09/14/2007 7:40:52 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I do a webcomic myself, UNA Frontiers.

http://www.unafrontiers.com

Now that the shameless self-promotion is out of the way, I like Post-Nuke and Girl Genius.

http://www.postnukecomic.com/
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/

And for those who don’t shy away from things in the Harry Potter vein, Gunnerkreig Court is good.

http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/index2.php


35 posted on 09/15/2007 1:34:33 AM PDT by coydog (Keep Canada green - paint a Liberal!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

BTT


36 posted on 09/15/2007 2:35:28 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Sheesh, nobody included Kevin & Kell or did I miss it?
37 posted on 09/15/2007 3:27:17 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Another one that I'll be checking out:

The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom)
for those of you who know who Cthulu is, and like their Cthulu extremely silly.
(There was a plug for it on Steve Jackson Games' website becuase there is now an expansion to their Munchkin game based on this comic strip.)

38 posted on 09/15/2007 5:49:16 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Bender2; Tanniker Smith

Dilbert.

That is all.


39 posted on 09/15/2007 5:51:09 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Bender2; Tanniker Smith

Comics I miss:

Calvin and Hobbes

Far Side

Bloom County


40 posted on 09/15/2007 5:53:19 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Bender2; Tanniker Smith
Comics I miss from 1970:


41 posted on 09/15/2007 5:56:43 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: hole_n_one

I have to agree...I just love Get Fuzzy...tho Bucky Cat is supposed to be the more popular character, and I do a kick out of him, still Satchel Pooch is my favorite, perhaps because I am really a dog person...but I must read Get Fuzzy each day...


42 posted on 09/15/2007 6:03:11 PM PDT by andysandmikesmom
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To: andysandmikesmom
I only see it on Sundays, usually. Read it right after Prince Valiant.

But I'm happy to have a set of links for those slow news nights when I'm a little bored.

43 posted on 09/15/2007 6:41:40 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Larry Lucido; All
That Lovin' Feeling

If you go to the page and wave your mouse over the strip, there's a bonus punch line.


44 posted on 09/17/2007 7:11:57 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith; Bender2
Good one!

I thought Mike Peters came pretty close to Far Side quality with some of his Mother Goose strips.


45 posted on 09/17/2007 7:32:23 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Tanniker Smith; Bender2
And I STILL think that insomniac Randolph Itch didn't get enough of a chance and was pulled too soon (even if the author is a lib).


46 posted on 09/17/2007 7:51:22 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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