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Inspired by a post linking to Alien Loves Predator, on the "racial puppetry in right-wing comics" thread on ILX, I've devised a great new way of killing off my free time. Yes, web comics...so, any good leads? Thanks!


viborgu, Thursday, 10 November 2005 16:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Cat and Girl
Scary go Round

robster (robster), Friday, 11 November 2005 09:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Well I guess I'd be foolish to pass up this opportunity!

This is my comic: Killer Robots from Space. It is mostly about robots standing around saying stupid things to each other, so if you are into robots standing around saying stupid things to each other, perhaps this is the comic for you!

Occam, Friday, 11 November 2005 14:22 (fifteen years ago) link

A Lesson Is Learned But the Damage Is Irreversible
Order of the Stick (esp. for D&D fans)

Laura H. (laurah), Friday, 11 November 2005 20:20 (fifteen years ago) link

The Beat Girl Comics Attic


Vic Fluro (Vic Fluro), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:04 (fifteen years ago) link

I like Wigu okay, but Overcompensating is much better.

I don't read any dead-tree editions of newspapers anymore, so all the newspaper strips are web comics for me now.

I do feel guilty for getting any perverse amusement out of it (Rock Hardy), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, but I have to be really bored to read most of the crap they put in the papers anyway. Thanks for all the suggestions.
Good stuff!

viborgu, Sunday, 13 November 2005 00:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha ha! He's wearing oven mitts!

viborgu, Sunday, 13 November 2005 00:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Occam, I like your comic! Your sense of humor is, um...what's the word?

viborgu, Sunday, 13 November 2005 00:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Arlo & Janis is great, syndicated or not:

I do feel guilty for getting any perverse amusement out of it (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 13 November 2005 02:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah Arlo & Janis is probably the horniest newspaper comic strip.

Dan I., Sunday, 13 November 2005 22:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I guess I'll post this here, as the thread I started for it didn't get any reaction -

Gravypipe (my webcomic)

Chriddof (Chriddof), Monday, 14 November 2005 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Nice work! I only got a read a couple of them so far, but you had me chuckling. Chuckle. Chuckle. Wait, is that a word?

viborgu, Wednesday, 16 November 2005 04:39 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Like this a lot:

chap, Wednesday, 31 December 2008 03:19 (twelve years ago) link

eight months pass...

What does anyone make of this?

It's very accomplished, and I enjoyed it a lot at first - then it goes kind of, um, confusing, like Morrison turned up to 11 with a load of extra hardcore science geekery thrown in.

chap, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 17:02 (eleven years ago) link

re: dresdencodak, I like the "let a thousand flowers bloom" that web publishing allows, and it is clear from just reading a little of it that it is geared towards a specific audience, and if I count myself out of that audience, I have no right to pass judgment on it, since as a webcomic, it cost me nothing to sample it and no one has thrust it at me unbidden.

this will change, however, if it turns into a pennyarcade thing where nerds around me drop references to it constantly and hold conventions...
dresdencodak, I'm warning you!

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:38 (eleven years ago) link

Oh and I like this webcomic but it turns out it is also printed, and it's sort of disheartening that I've yet to see any webcomics I like that are exclusively webcomics, which is bumming me out because I had real faith in the "let a thousand flowers bloom" thing.


Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:42 (eleven years ago) link

there's so many out there, though - i mean, webcomics have been around for over a decade, and the more successful ones do at least try to do some self-published books to make money

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 22:16 (eleven years ago) link

Would just like to say that Scary Go Round (which ended last week) was very enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing what John Allison has starting up next week.

Hugh Manatee (WmC), Wednesday, 16 September 2009 22:19 (eleven years ago) link

also, it also depends on what you're looking for and your tastes. like to me, Dresden Cosdak has some pretty art and coloring but the story/characters/sense of humor are lame, the layouts seem to be designed by a spastic with no concern for readability, and it thinks itself far too clever in general

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 22:20 (eleven years ago) link

See, I like quite a bit of the humour in Dresden Cosdak, and I find a lot of the ideas very interesting - it's stuff that the trippier end of hard SF literature is concerned with, which I haven't really seen addressed in comics before. And I think he is clever, though in quite a weird and autistic way.

I agree that his shit is often not at all readable though, which is a big problem.

chap, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 23:41 (eleven years ago) link

I thought http://dresdencodak.com/2009/05/11/42-essential-3rd-act-twists/ was particularly excellent.

Is it me or has Achewood been unbelievably weird lately? I mean, great, also--the "becomes or already is" bit made me laugh for a couple of minutes straight--but the WTF factor is extremely high.

Also very fond of http://octopuspie.com , chiefly because it keeps hammering at its own boundaries.

Douglas, Thursday, 17 September 2009 04:49 (eleven years ago) link

Totally agree about Octopus Pie, seems to have improved greatly over the last year.

If you like that sort of stuff, but with a decidedly more misanthropic view (great characters, though!), try Anders Love Maria:

Nhex, Thursday, 17 September 2009 05:05 (eleven years ago) link


A difficult to navigate collective site, with a mix of French & English language works featuring some very nice looking artwork & probably some gems if you're willing to dig around.

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 17 September 2009 06:02 (eleven years ago) link

"webcomics have been around for over a decade, and the more successful ones do at least try to do some self-published books"
What disappoints me is when I find out they originally started in print and are now using the web as a cheaper distribution/promotion system, which implies that even without the web, they'd still be around, though maybe less famous. (Though I'm not sure that's even true -- wouldn't Perry Bible Fellowship become as famous and popular as The Far Side in a pre-web marketplace?)

"he is clever, though in quite a weird and autistic way."
I would actually like to see webcomics by actual full-blown autistics. There was a print comic by a person with dissociative identity disorder that was semi-famous but I was never able to track it down.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 17 September 2009 17:43 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

Oop Oop boing,

Paradoxically, upon sipping my tea, I peruse www.nerdstrip.com - um, burp, whistle and fart your way toward financial independance like the monks do it!

goofberrytechboy, Friday, 18 December 2009 23:29 (eleven years ago) link

I like Medium Large a lot.

Mordy, Friday, 18 December 2009 23:32 (eleven years ago) link

ten months pass...


Brick Frog! (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:43 (ten years ago) link

eight months pass...
eight months pass...


Nhex, Sunday, 18 March 2012 16:58 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

so it's very twee, but i think i like zen pencils

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:42 (nine years ago) link

Even my webcomic isn't a webcomic.

Though I read THE RACK and a few others. Oh, and OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS just when I want to lovingly caress my lips with the barrel of my .38 and wonder if I really have the guts to do it this time.

Matt M., Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:07 (nine years ago) link

it's less twee than "inspirational dentist office walls" but i dig it somewhat

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:35 (nine years ago) link

ten months pass...

this is amazing

i petted a bodega cat today. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 18 March 2013 17:26 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

This is pretty good.

blinded by aggro (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 8 August 2013 22:32 (seven years ago) link

yup, nimona's good stuff

Nhex, Friday, 9 August 2013 02:55 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...


Nhex, Saturday, 21 December 2013 22:19 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...


sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Friday, 21 March 2014 04:54 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

very good. i want to see her do some more serious stuff like that

Nhex, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 15:19 (seven years ago) link

yeah i was about to post that, it's fantastic. If anyone hasn't seen her Christmas strip about her time there it's really good too, the video she linked of Fort McMurray at night in winter is otherworldly.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 17:48 (seven years ago) link

Justice League: Elementary School
so good

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 23:26 (seven years ago) link

easier way to view them in order: http://limbero.org/jl8/archive

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 23:28 (seven years ago) link

i like that one too

Mordy , Tuesday, 8 April 2014 23:30 (seven years ago) link


Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 02:42 (seven years ago) link

...what is the joke supposed to be there?

Charles, hatless (sic), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 02:52 (seven years ago) link

Hal and Bruce had a bet about Bruce asking a girl out.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 03:18 (seven years ago) link

good find, thanks!

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 03:28 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

this is pretty great: http://steveplaysbass.tumblr.com/

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Monday, 26 January 2015 16:54 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

i was not aware this existed: https://medium.com/tag/nib-longform

Read the Argentina one and the HIV one - so much text the cartoon aspect is pointless (not helped by the quality of the comic)

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 8 March 2015 20:56 (six years ago) link

agreed in several cases but i think it's still worthy of note

there's some good stuff there, thanks
funny thing i just heard of Matt Bor (the editor of The Nib) recently because he did a great pin-up in Hop Hop Family Tree

Nhex, Sunday, 8 March 2015 22:45 (six years ago) link

Like this is kinda good as illustration/polemic:

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:28 (six years ago) link

one year passes...


thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Thursday, 4 August 2016 03:43 (four years ago) link

ten months pass...

Yeah I dunno why this cracks me up but Branson Reese has some funny stuff


Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:32 (four years ago) link

one year passes...
one year passes...

I thought this was great

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:56 (one year ago) link

pretty good

Nhex, Sunday, 8 March 2020 01:02 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

This is also pretty good

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 22:03 (one year ago) link

i like it. added to my RSS

Nhex, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:21 (one year ago) link

tfw when a comic artist you followed in the past came out as trans three years ago and you just found out, now. very strange

Nhex, Saturday, 9 May 2020 23:53 (one year ago) link

ohhhh this just happened in the last two weeks. i kept thinking, damn, how did i miss this

Nhex, Saturday, 9 May 2020 23:54 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Original: http://www.patgrantart.com/toominavideo/toorminavideo.html

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 31 December 2020 22:01 (six months ago) link

three things that are totally fucking awesome and intensely 2020:

Alex Graham's Dog Biscuits: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBjawMKjzWT/
Simon Hanselmann's Crisis Zone: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9pLOuAhQz4/
Alec Robbin's Mr Boop: http://mrboop.net/

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:44 (six months ago) link

I am 100% ordering the book edition of Crisis Zone in August

Nhex, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:48 (six months ago) link

That said - not your fault - Instagram is the worst way to introduce a comic for someone to catch up with

Mr. Boop was uh. Wow. Something. Komm, susser tod

Nhex, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 05:23 (six months ago) link

did you finish it? it's pretty amazing on the wind up... guest appearance by Tim Robinson!

Dog Biscuits is similarly spectacular.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 05:37 (six months ago) link

I have been reading Hanselmann for a... decade?, bought most of his handmade minis and zines through the mail or in person on two continents, got my Megahex HC kiss-signed with a lock of wig hair... but gave up on Crisis Zone a couple of weeks in because Instagram is so bad to read comics on

tried a bit of Mr Boop an hour ago, but not being able to see a single four-panel strip at once put me off too

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 06:17 (six months ago) link

Yes sic, we got it.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 11:00 (six months ago) link

Apologies to Nhex for agreeing with them.

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 19:15 (six months ago) link

i'm just saying that your concerns about the media format are definitely understood at this point.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 19:46 (six months ago) link

Love this from last year


Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:56 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...


That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 February 2021 17:12 (five months ago) link


That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 6 February 2021 17:28 (five months ago) link

Passmore rules.

shivers me timber (sic), Sunday, 7 February 2021 00:40 (five months ago) link

I only recently found out about this guy from a comics journal piece:

He used to do Garbage Pail Kids art and has been at this kind of aleatoric stuff since 1992 (!)

Philip Nunez, Sunday, 7 February 2021 01:25 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

well-done piece. the Nib always funding great work

Nhex, Monday, 8 March 2021 15:22 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

The current run of Simon Hanselmann's pre-Covid Megg and Mogg stories on Instagram... ugh. Just kind of awful and nihilistic. Reminds me why I had a hard time getting into his stuff. I'll still buy Crisis Zone as it was a gift to all of us in 2020, but jeez, these characters are not ones I want to generally spend time with.

Nhex, Monday, 24 May 2021 17:14 (two months ago) link

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