Xepher.Net Forums

Community => General Chat => Topic started by: Xepher on November 10, 2005, 05:33:32 pm

Title: Comics
Post by: Xepher on November 10, 2005, 05:33:32 pm
So I end up with a lot of, what we shall call comic-reading time at work. As such, I quickly run out of comics to read. So I figure I'd start a thread here, asking for some more recomendations. I think it's probably safe to skip the really popular ones, so no need for everyone to point out penny arcade, megatokyo, ctrl+alt+del, or VGcats. Also, I think it'd be more entertaining if everyone posts a link to a specific strip they found funny, rather than just the comic in general.

Here's a new one I found recently.

http://campalaska.keenspace.com/d/20050630.html
Title: Comics
Post by: otrstf on November 10, 2005, 06:18:20 pm
I spend entirely too much time reading webcomics, so here are a few to share:

Bunny has a consistently surreal mood:

http://www.frozenreality.co.uk/comic/bunny/index.php?id=17
http://www.frozenreality.co.uk/comic/bunny/index.php?id=19
http://www.frozenreality.co.uk/comic/bunny/index.php?id=27
http://www.frozenreality.co.uk/comic/bunny/index.php?id=32

Mark Stanley's Freefall is a slow-paced story line with deeply insightful moments mixed with great comedy:

http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01150.gif
http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01162.gif

Oops, Nevermind is a strip that has been running for about 6 months now. Alien girl moves into guy's house with her pet dragon..
http://nevermind.comicgenesis.com/d/20050413.html
Title: Comics
Post by: Xepher on November 11, 2005, 12:34:17 am
I read freefall regularly, but I'd never seen the other two... gotta love anything that can dress up a pink bunny as Dr. Who though!
Title: Comics
Post by: Tangle on November 11, 2005, 12:45:43 am
I like

http://toothpastefordinner.com/ - offbeat humor
As a furry, you may appreciate this one (http://toothpastefordinner.com/101505/little-known-furries.gif)
basic electronics symbols (http://toothpastefordinner.com/083005/basic-electronics-symbols.gif)

http://go-girly.com/ - funny and sweet, if a little off color at times
A storage kit for fish tacos! (http://go-girly.com/go/3)

http://www.samandfuzzy.com/ - crazy homicidal teddy bears with no sense of ethics
POLITICAL METAPHOR! (http://www.samandfuzzy.com/archive.php?id=234)

http://www.whiteninjacomics.com/ - fuck, it's white ninja.  If you don't read this already, you need a kick in the arse.  
White Ninja and the Hairy Palm (http://www.whiteninjacomics.com/comics/hairypalm.shtml)

http://www.drunkduck.com/Gunnerkrigg_Court/ - not funny, but nice surreal industrial fantasy feel

http://catandgirl.com/ - more offbeat, popish hipster humor

http://beaverandsteve.com/
the beginning of the 6 or so strip long zoo storyline! (http://beaverandsteve.com/index.php?comic=23)

http://www.hingos.com/patches/ - checking my genitals does not help determine my species!
the void that gangs once filled for me (http://www.hingos.com/patches/index.php?pt=031202)

Enjoy.
Title: Comics
Post by: dragyn on November 11, 2005, 06:41:22 am
hmmm...  I don't read many webcomics, and most of 'em I do read are little known, so here goes:

http://dragons.falldowngoboom.org -Chasing the Sunset- a somewhat serious fantasy comic, currently on a (presumably) short hiatus.  It has a blue drageling with orange stripes, so I checked it out.  I like the URL too. :)
A specific strip?  "The secret to rest and quietness"- http://dragons.falldowngoboom.org/comic.php?id=126

http://www.the-whiteboard.com/ - a bit paintball-oriented, but it has some other stuff, too!  Mostly anthro.  
A specific strip?  "Doc's Truck" - http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb108.html  Not much else to say about this one.

http://www.pawspace.com/~misadventures/  - Misadventures, etc.  Formerly known as 'Misadventures of Jiko'.  Some decent anthro work, and a lack of plot, but it's well done. (mostly)
Specific strip?  "of knights and dragons"  (the author's avatar is a mini-dragon, for clarification) - http://www.pawspace.com/~misadventures/mis169.html

I might post more later, but I won't right now.
Title: Comics
Post by: Kestenvarn on November 11, 2005, 09:52:52 am
I'm not sure if you consider Errant Story (http://www.errantstory.com) a popular comic or not, but it is a good one.

(http://www.errantstory.com/comics/es20040421.gif) (http://www.errantstory.com/archive.php?date=2004-04-21)
Title: Comics
Post by: Kira Dwenna on November 12, 2005, 07:13:24 pm
I'm surprised no one has mentioned http://www.seraph-inn.com/

I don't have any FAVORITE comics in it, unfortunately, but that is because the entire storyline is just too good.  :D

http://www.chisuji.com/
~good comic too, but I really wish they'd get on the ball and tell me what happened to Rod, dangit! *growls*

http://archive.gamespy.com/comics/nodwick/
~C'mon people!  Nodwick!  Online!  You don't have to subscribe to Dragon magazine to get the good stuff!

http://www.nuklearpower.com/
~8-bit Theatre, in case anyone missed the ball on that one. :)

http://www.dungeoncrawlinc.com/
~ *coughs* Bunnies love you! (http://www.dungeoncrawlinc.com/comic6.html)
[EDIT: Oh yes...the bunny returns later....]

http://www.aliendice.com/
~Angsty-ness be horrible in this comic.  Do not look at if you have trouble with the angst!

http://www.animearcadia.com/
~ Need to catch up on this one myself....^^;;

Mmmm.....more to come later?  Probably.  :)
Title: Comics
Post by: Xepher on November 12, 2005, 09:12:48 pm
Full Frontal Nerdity is funny, and on my regular list. Seaph-inn looks pretty good for the first few pages. At least good art anyway, hard to judge a story that quickly. Chisuji... coming up on manga overload. 8-bit theater... I thought I said no popular comics. Everyone and there mother has imitated or cameod that one. :-) Alien Dice... Kinda interesting, but I didn't really get into it. Perhaps I just haven't given it enough of a shot. For now though, I prefer her main comic Shivae (http://www.shivae.net/) itself. Animearcadia... Yeah, manga overload.


As for the rest of the replies above... Yikes! I don't have the time to check all those out yet, but some of them look promising. I'll get to them soon enough.
Title: Comics
Post by: dragyn on November 12, 2005, 10:29:54 pm
Hmm...rather than link to them all, I'll just mention that I have read most of Tiffany Ross's Cyantia work, and it's all pretty good.  You can find a list of all of her works at any of her comics (like Alien Dice or Shivae, mentioned by others above.)
Title: Comics
Post by: squeakytoad on November 19, 2005, 06:36:57 am
What about PvP and Penny Arcade?
Title: Comics
Post by: griever on November 21, 2005, 06:06:26 am
My friend just found this one earlier today:  http://www.sinfest.net

I don't read webcomics, but I'm adding this to my LJ links list so I'll be sure to check it out every now and then. ^-^
Title: Comics
Post by: squeakytoad on November 22, 2005, 05:54:34 am
Don't forget "The Order of the Stick"!!!
http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/GiantITP/ootscript
All D&D and most RPG fans should love this comic.
If you haven't read it, only start with the first.
http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/GiantITP/ootscript?SK=1
Title: Comics
Post by: Miluette on November 22, 2005, 06:29:04 am
I think I read somewhere around 45 comics, but I don't know what to suggest. ;x; I'd reccomend Inverloch to anyone, though. Its art was good in the beginning, but 400 pages later and it's somehow BETTER. Also, easy to read through those 400 pages in one sitting.
Title: Comics
Post by: Kira Dwenna on December 01, 2005, 05:20:20 pm
Quote from: Xepher
8-bit theater... I thought I said no popular comics. Everyone and there mother has imitated or cameod that one. :-)
Just making sure.  ;)

Here's a few more for you:

http://starcrossd.net/ - Her update schedule has been a little bit iffy for a while now, but her art style is fairly interesting.

http://kitsune.rydia.net/comicsindex.html - This one is more manga style than you'd like, I'm sure.  But the colors the artist uses are drop-dead gorgeous!
Here's (http://kitsune.rydia.net/comics/sr0142.html) an example.

~~

I'm going to have to ask, but, what really constitutes a manga'ish comic?  There are the obvious looks of course - big eyes, japanese uses of picture expressions (sweatdrops, etc.), but if anyone has looked at recent American comics lately (marvel comes to mind) it looks like the eastern style is beginning to affect them, doesn't it?
Title: Comics
Post by: Xepher on December 01, 2005, 05:51:45 pm
Yeah, and while I can appriciate manga to some degree, I really wish everything wasn't leaning that way these days. I knew anime/manga has taken over too much when I saw "The Boondocks" (on adult swim) the other night. For those who never saw the comic and haven't seen the show, it's about a couple of black kids and their grandfather. They move to the suburbs, and most of the comedy results from the culture clash between their inner-city attitudes and the whitebread suburban neighbors. The guy who did the comic is often called "The angriest black man in america." It's really "edgy" in the sense that's got a lot of racist humor, liberal use of cusswords, etc. The entire thing is drawn in a (rather good) anime style though, and it somehow works for the show. In fact, it's down right hilarious to see a "nigga moment" (their phrase) where there's these fat mall patrons getting into a brawl, and it does all the anime stuff... the huge leaps with nothing but streaking backgrounds, the roundhouse kicks, the quivvering lip I've-just-been-punched looks, etc.

Anyway, I just think too many things are going asian. It was one thing when it was obscure and "artistic" but now, like many other things, it's just a bandwagon. The whole thing that made anime great in the beginning was that it was different than everything else we saw here in the west. Cartoons that had real violence, cartoons with plots for adults, cartoons that questioned philosophy. It was new, and a lot of it was good. But now... I mean, I can understand subtle influences, but some of it is starting to look downright fanboyish. Having larger eyes on your characters is subtle... having Robin (in Teen Titans) sigh with the pict-emotion little puff symbol is just stupid. Those are stupid in general though, especially in a moving format. It's one thing in manga to use those, but when you've got a full-motion medium to convey things through, resorting to icons is just downright lazy, and there is NO excuse for it. Disney used to be the one holdout who I figured would always upload the classical styles of animation. Then they went and shut down their entire traditional animation department. I love disney, but I hate Disney. But that's another rant...
Title: Comics
Post by: griever on December 02, 2005, 12:27:25 am
"Angriest Black Man in America"...I thought Chris Rock used to be called that.  Poor guy, he losing his title. :P

Teen Titans and all those others...Winqs (or something like that), and stuff...blah.  I am definitely a polar person here...I either like full anime style, full Marvel/DC style, but not the middle ground.  They're just too separate styles to marry well, IMHO.  I kind of miss the old X-men and Batman cartoons...none of the new stuff.
Title: Comics
Post by: Lei on December 02, 2005, 12:54:41 am
I miss the old disney cartoons.

I am concluding that the penguins and the asian are taking over the world.
Title: Comics
Post by: tickyhead on December 02, 2005, 04:13:49 am
Someone stop the bandwagon, I wanna get off!! Much as I hate to admit it being a pseudo-anime artist myself, everything is anime style now, and it sucks.

To be honest I started drawing anime style because I liked how beautiful, yet still cartoony, it could be if used properly (not in the big-boobed, physics-defiying, giant robot way that you see eeeeeeverywhere). I had no idea it was taking over the world at the time, but I shoulda figured it out. I kinda wish I could draw in a more western style, but for now I guess I'm stuck with it (in other words, I suck less at pseudo-anime).

I reeeeeally wish I wasn't stuck on a bandwagon with so much hate against it too. :/ Just because some kids act all hyper and draw generic anime characters and constantly use the only three japanese words they know, that doesn't mean we all do.

I miss the old disney cartoons too. And the cool, Chuck Jones-era looney toons, they were awesome.
Title: Comics
Post by: tickyhead on December 02, 2005, 04:18:59 am
oh, and on the subject of comics:
http://iperyys.net/ssos/enkkukenkku.html

there's a strange one, alright. something about elves and raisins killing people P: I can grasp most of it by now, but some of it's still waaaaaaaay out there.
Title: Comics
Post by: Xepher on December 02, 2005, 04:49:31 pm
You're right... that is bizzare.
Title: Comics
Post by: SilentFyre on December 04, 2005, 06:11:04 pm
Okay well someone beat me to sinfest.

Im not sure exactly how populare MacHall is, but the art is fantastic and some of the themes very amusing. However, they have been slacknig on updates. http://www.machall.com/

Inverloch has AMAZING art that reminds me of animation for some reason. The story is well thought out and it gets updates regularly as well.  http://www.seraph-inn.com/

I probably have more but at the moment I can't recall which ones.
Title: Comics
Post by: Miluette on December 05, 2005, 03:46:23 am
Quote from: tickyhead
Someone stop the bandwagon, I wanna get off!! Much as I hate to admit it being a pseudo-anime artist myself, everything is anime style now, and it sucks.

To be honest I started drawing anime style because I liked how beautiful, yet still cartoony, it could be if used properly (not in the big-boobed, physics-defiying, giant robot way that you see eeeeeeverywhere). I had no idea it was taking over the world at the time, but I shoulda figured it out. I kinda wish I could draw in a more western style, but for now I guess I'm stuck with it (in other words, I suck less at pseudo-anime).

I reeeeeally wish I wasn't stuck on a bandwagon with so much hate against it too. :/ Just because some kids act all hyper and draw generic anime characters and constantly use the only three japanese words they know, that doesn't mean we all do.

I miss the old disney cartoons too. And the cool, Chuck Jones-era looney toons, they were awesome.
I too am anime influenced!

I loved how different it was, how much deeper than American cartoons and comics it could be. I genuinely liked it, so I applied it to my style.

But it's really sad that it's everywhere now! Although I still haven't met many fans in person outside of cons, but anyway... It seems people are either for it or against it! Since it's a 50/50 thing, it'll hurt people like us as illustrators when we get out there, being yet another anime style, which is why I'm working on making my style less anime/more unique. ;x;

Oh, but the people who only think about stereotypes, the people who limit themselves...although they're hurting us and hurting manga, who cares about them? DX Remember, only the few are good, not the many.

Xepher! Boondocks is awesome. I loved the nigga moments. Its anime style is random but REALLY funny. (Anime styled nigga moment: the gun brawl <3) The women are cute. The eyes are huge, but oh well. (I like smaller eyed animes... like uh... Paranoia Agent)

I really hate Teen Titans. Well, not 100% hate, but so many things about it could be better, including exclusions of stupid manga ripoffs. <3


ANYWAY comics for you to read :D

http://chikara-z.xepher.net/pol The Pride of Life. Do not disregard it because it is anthromorphic. This is clean, and this is genuinely FUNNY. Also, well-written. R.F. has my sense of humor.

...Also, read mine. :D http://senshuu.com *shot*
/daily dose of pseudo-manga
Title: Comics
Post by: tickyhead on December 05, 2005, 06:21:16 am
oh, right, someone mentioned the Boondocks. No offence to anyone who likes it, but I couldn't stand to watch that for five minutes. The least they could have done was give it more fluid animation like avatar (I like that one! I don't care if it is a complete rip-off of anime, it's cool). Granted gramps isn't about to shoot fire from his hands and ride around on a giant six-legged flying bison-beaver thing, but you get the idea.

I still like the comics though, those are always a fun read on the sundays (the voidish day when almost NONE of my 120+ bookmarked webcomics update X_x)
Title: Comics
Post by: Xepher on December 05, 2005, 06:40:21 am
Quote from: Senshuu
ANYWAY comics for you to read :D

http://chikara-z.xepher.net/pol The Pride of Life. Do not disregard it because it is anthromorphic. This is clean, and this is genuinely FUNNY. Also, well-written. R.F. has my sense of humor.
Don't disregard it because it's anthropomorphic? Have you seen ANY of my avatars here? I'm a furry, so anthro is super-bonus! :-)

But wow... I can't believe that comic was sitting here, right under my nose on my own server, and I've never seen it before! How pathetic is that?
Title: Comics
Post by: Aetre on December 05, 2005, 02:29:25 pm
www.noneedforbushido.com - Samuai humor and excellent artwork.

www.angelmoxie.com - ...Just read it. You'll get it.

www.vgcats.com - Cats and videogames and Krug. Oh my.
Title: Comics
Post by: Xepher on December 06, 2005, 02:08:30 am
Yeah, I think I also mentioned VG cats in the "no need to mention" bit at the start. :-) Really one of the funniest comics around, IMHO, even more so than penny arcade most of the time. Problem is that it's only once a week... and late even at that. Best one ever was this one. (http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=119)
Title: Comics
Post by: Aetre on December 06, 2005, 02:24:12 am
oh i know. but i'm a forum admin there. so i couldn't not mention it, y'see.

anyway, check out the other two. they've got huge archives and are very entertaining.
Title: Comics
Post by: Lei on December 06, 2005, 06:35:53 am
www.chugworth.com

hm, i thought it was slightly more popular than that but I could be wrong..It's not particularly my cup of tea, either, but it's got it's moments.

http://bleedman.snafu-comics.com/

hey, even if you disliked PPG, or any of the other morning cartoons, this thing's worth checking out. I just can't wait for it to get going again (Grim tales is interesting too, if not somewhat wrong on certain points)
Title: Comics
Post by: Aetre on December 06, 2005, 01:52:28 pm
powerpuff girls is more awesome than anyone ever expects before first watching it. quote from the Mayor: "I am NOT a sugardaddy! Those days are OVER!"
Title: Comics
Post by: Xepher on December 06, 2005, 09:28:48 pm
I actually read chugworth already as well. It's... it's great art, but sometimes the plot/joke is just too thin. As for power puff girls... the less said the better :-)
Title: Comics
Post by: dragyn on December 07, 2005, 01:46:18 am
agreed.
Title: Comics
Post by: Miluette on December 08, 2005, 08:54:29 am
lol, oh yes, PoL is on this server isn't it. XD And there are lots of anthros here, aren't there?

YAY! *love*

I'm totally silly.

(As for Boondocks again, the animation could be more fluid, but they prolly don't have as much of a budget. But I loved the samurai dream. <3 Hahaha... I'll overlook that. And I absolutely love Avatar...)

I want to read Chugworth and many other popular comics soon. Just to see what the hype's all about, 'cause sometimes it's underwhelming. (I know it's getting published with Seven Seas, as well as Earthsong and Inverloch, which I will buy...<3)

(PPG... Can be good, can be bad. Waaaaa)

Oh, oh, I really need to read No Need for Bushido as well.
Title: Comics
Post by: reinder on December 10, 2005, 10:51:06 pm
I just posted this on the Keenspot forums, so I might as well cut and paste it here:
------
The list on my webcomic's front page (http://www.rocr.net/) is overdue for an update, especially with some Graphic Smash/Webcomicsnation-hosted comics I read in Bloglines, but here it is:

Alice! (http://www.alicecomics.com/)
Chasing the Sunset (http://www.fantasycomic.com/)
Christmas at Blocksberg (http://www.webcomicsnation.com/reinder/blocksberg/) (declaration of interest: this comic is translated and edited by me and hosted on a Webcomicsnation site run by me as part of a joint project between myself and the two guys who wrote and drew this. I like it a lot though, otherwise I wouldn't be putting in the effort)
Clan of the Cats (http://www.clanofthecats.com/)
Count Your Sheep (http://www.countyoursheep.com/)
College Roomies from Hell (http://www.crfh.net/)
Dangerous and Fluffy (http://www.graphicsmash.com/series.php?name=dangerous)
Digger (http://graphicsmash.com/series.php?name=digger)
The Double (http://www.webcomicsnation.com/reinder/double/series.php) (See declaration of interest for Christmas at Blocksberg, above)
Elf Life (http://www.elflife.com/)
El Goonish Shive (http://www.elgoonishshive.com/)
Fallen Angels Used Books (http://faub.keenspace.com/)
Fight Cast or Evade (http://www.fightcastorevade.net/)
Filthy Lies (http://www.filthylies.net/)
Flick (http://www.graphicsmash.com/series.php?name=flick)
FRAMED!!! (http://www.damonk.com/) (hasn't been updated in a long time, unfortunately)
Get Medieval (http://www.livejournal.com/users/get_medieval/)
Liliane, Bi-Dyke (http://liliane.keenspace.com/)
Loxie and Zoot (http://loxieandzoot.keenspace.com/)
Magellan (http://www.graphicsmash.com/series.php?name=magellan)
Narbonic (http://www.moderntales.com/series.php?name=narbonic)
The Pantheon (http://www.pantheoncomic.com/)
Poepoe (http://www.poepoe.nl/) (Dutch-language experimental/stripblog thing by one of the Netherlands' top one-panel cartoonists)
Questionable Content (http://www.questionablecontent.net/)
Scary Go Round (http://www.scarygoround.com/)
Schlock Mercenary (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/)
Something Positive (http://www.somethingpositive.net/)
The Tenth Life of Pishio the Cat (http://webcomicsnation.com/zackgiallongo/pishiothecat/series.php)
Wapsi Square (http://wapsisquare.com/)
Title: Comics
Post by: dragyn on December 10, 2005, 11:52:35 pm
hmm...I'm surprised how many on that list I've read...