Skip to comments.What Web Comics Do You Read?
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.)
New York Times.
Oh, I thought you meant fiction.
For laughs, I dig up old posts by tlbshow.
I read... myself!
And go... to every cast party!
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.
He actually agreed that the Democrats had no spines.
Day By Day is very cool.
No links necessary. Just get onto Pookie’s ping list.
My cartoons are delivered to me almost every morning.
Speaking of AntedeluvianGeekNicheComics, a ham radio license is all but mandatory at www.dashtoons.com.
under the radar comic nerd ping
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/?
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.
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
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.
I only read Pookies Toons
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...
Also PVPonline, Schlock Mercenary, and MegaTokyo, plus Order of the Stick at giantitp.com
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!
Well, don't cha know?
and people died!
Gods honest truth I swear!
http://www.dashtoons.com Proper link to the ham radio cartoons.
Well, I modify... and make Fredside!
Start with the “regular” comics online:
Pearls Before Swine
Day By Day
Nonsequitur (hit or miss)
Then some of the better online comics (some are adult themed):
Slow Wave (submitted Dreams made into comic)
Bob and George
And some comics that are downright odd (some NSFW):
The Perry Bible Fellowship (not religious)
Bob the Angry Flower
No Rest For The Wicked
The Parking Lot Is Full (archives only)
Van Von Hunter
Chopping Block (Hockey Masked Serial Killer Comic)
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.
I do a webcomic myself, UNA Frontiers.
Now that the shameless self-promotion is out of the way, I like Post-Nuke and Girl Genius.
And for those who don’t shy away from things in the Harry Potter vein, Gunnerkreig Court is good.
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.)
That is all.
Comics I miss:
Calvin and Hobbes
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...
But I'm happy to have a set of links for those slow news nights when I'm a little bored.
If you go to the page and wave your mouse over the strip, there's a bonus punch line.
I thought Mike Peters came pretty close to Far Side quality with some of his Mother Goose strips.