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i should stress that the comics on caricatura.ru have a wider range than just people brandishing weapons. (no offense to axe cop)

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 23:00 (nine years ago) link

There seems to be a huge concern in axe cop about people joining each other's teams and whatnot -- it is secretly a comic about the formation of community!

Mordy, Friday, 23 July 2010 11:14 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

Just noticed that Jason Little's Motel Art Improvement Service (aka Bee) is going to print via Dark Horse next month... good for him!

Nhex, Friday, 5 November 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

http://marvel.com/news/story/15347/fear_itself_deadpool

Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja) writing Deadpool

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 March 2011 21:57 (eight years ago) link

four weeks pass...

http://www.romanticallyapocalyptic.com/

I love it.

Mordy, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 20:58 (eight years ago) link

Kerr found this one and posted it on the chatz thread. It's amazing:
http://nedroid.com/2009/05/party-cat-full-series/

Mordy, Monday, 11 April 2011 23:06 (eight years ago) link

The Nedroid stuff is hilarious sometimes.

I think the only webcomic I read regularly now is Hark, A Vagrant. http://www.harkavagrant.com/

Bill, Monday, 11 April 2011 23:16 (eight years ago) link

Kate Beaton is awesome.

Anybody ever read Bad Machinery? A lot of webcomics wear out their welcome with me really quickly, but Bad machinery is a long-form serial narrative and quite enjoyable if you don't mind something that adults and teens could both like: http://scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20090921. That narration drops out really quickly (was surprised to see it there).

rob, Monday, 11 April 2011 23:39 (eight years ago) link

Whoa - I didn't even know John Allison had anything new. I loved Bobbins and Scary Go Round, I don't know when I lost track of him!

Bill, Monday, 11 April 2011 23:51 (eight years ago) link

OH man, I envy you getting to read a whole bunch of it at your own pace! I've not read his earlier stuff, but my brother who reads a lot of webcomics thinks Bad Machinery is a big step up from SGR.

rob, Monday, 11 April 2011 23:55 (eight years ago) link

SGR definitely went through good and bad patches. I really don't know how I missed this! This is a good week to find out about this, I have a big block of free time on Thursday.

Bill, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:00 (eight years ago) link

I've been digging Allison's work for a few years now -- I really think he's brilliant.

Daily webcomic checks: Bad Machinery, Diesel Sweeties, Scenes from a Multiverse*, WIGU and/or Overcompensating depending on what Rowland is focusing on at the time.

*currently sporadic while Rosenberg's wife is going through a difficult pregnancy

The Louvin Spoonful (WmC), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:01 (eight years ago) link

A lot of webcomics wear out their welcome with me really quickly

Also, I'm with you on this. This was probably what happened with me and Sluggy Freelance, mentioned at the top of the thread, and I still have Order of the Stick in Google Reader because when I first saw it I thought the whole conceit of "D&D characters talk and think in game-mechanics terms" was hilarious, but I haven't actually clicked on the link to read the comic in ages. I don't think it got worse, the novelty just wore off.

Bill, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:04 (eight years ago) link

Bad Machinery so good!

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 01:41 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, Bad Machinery is definitely a step up from his previous stuff, which was always pretty fun. Shame to hear that it may not be successful enough for him to keep doing it.

Nhex, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 03:09 (eight years ago) link

I'm really tempted to just slowly link-dump this thread... forever

Nhex, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 03:12 (eight years ago) link

Shame to hear that it may not be successful enough for him to keep doing it.

Wait, what?

The Louvin Spoonful (WmC), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 03:47 (eight years ago) link

I never got into scarygoround at the time but I've been following Bad Machinery for the past few months and really like it. The author is a master of the end-of-week cliffhanger, too; the last several end-of-week episodes have got me slightly jittery over the weekend wanting to know what will happen next, which is something I've only had fairly rarely from webcomics before.

(Have since been reading the sgr archives in an attempt to fill that craving, and I like sgr and have no idea why I never read it at the time, but it's definitely not gripping me as much as BM)

BM and Cat & Girl are the only ones I'm checking recently. Have had other favourites, some of which I got bored of, some of which just stopped being updated. And I read BM every time it updates, whereas once a month or two I'll think "not checked C+G for a while" and have a binge.

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:00 (eight years ago) link

how often does BM update?

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:02 (eight years ago) link

Mon-Fri at the moment. It was Mon-Thurs up to last week, but now he's experimentally doing 2 shorter strips on Thurs+Fri instead.

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:16 (eight years ago) link

Very cool! I love a good frequently updated comic!

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:24 (eight years ago) link

what's the name of the sci-fi comic with a vague interest in posthumanism - ? sort of halfway manga-styled? semi-experimental page layouts? whimsical sense of humour? never updates?

thomp, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:49 (eight years ago) link

Shame to hear that it may not be successful enough for him to keep doing it.

That is really too bad! I hope he sticks with it. I'm as puzzled as he is that it's not more popular. His art is really appealing, but the writing of the kids' dialogue is what really got me hooked on it. I almost prefer it when the stories are just the kids hanging out and talking.

rob, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:03 (eight years ago) link

DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Teeth, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 17:22 (eight years ago) link

Mostly. I just spent half an hr reading Bad Machinery and just got annoyed/bored, anyway. Daily Dinosaur made me laugh in two pages.

Teeth, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 17:33 (eight years ago) link

what does sustainable popularity mean in webcomics terms versus print?
if you were making a comic for a college paper, sustainable popularity would mean 80% of the student body do not want to murder you.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 17:34 (eight years ago) link

what's the name of the sci-fi comic with a vague interest in posthumanism - ? sort of halfway manga-styled? semi-experimental page layouts? whimsical sense of humour? never updates?

-----they were all like that

Teeth, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 17:34 (eight years ago) link

I think I know which one he's talking about. the protagonist was a young woman and there was a whole plotline with an escaped robot and time travelers dressed strangely? i can't remember the title.

Mordy, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:01 (eight years ago) link

I think it's Dresden Codak

treefell, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 18:04 (eight years ago) link

Finally had a chance to read all of Bad Machinery - so much fun. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Rob.

Bill, Monday, 25 April 2011 23:55 (eight years ago) link

dresden codak, yes! thank you both

thomp, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 11:38 (eight years ago) link

gosh, he's updated three times this year already

thomp, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 11:40 (eight years ago) link

That is really too bad! I hope he sticks with it. I'm as puzzled as he is that it's not more popular.

Here is Adam Cadre speculating about why it is not more popular - http://adamcadre.ac/calendar/13081.html

Gravel Puzzleworth, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 14:12 (eight years ago) link

I was going to comment on a few things in that Adam Cadre blog post but I see it's a response to the first (?) story arc, so no need for me to point out bits which don't fit with later arcs.

There's a link to a much more glowing followup at the bottom, and I read it and followed all the links to referenced strips and they all made me laugh out loud, even though I'd already read them and laughed out loud at them all, and felt briefly kind of sad because I guess the current arc hasn't made me laugh out loud, but that's ok, because it's made me feel other emotions. (Maybe so much so that I don't even remember the lols, actually, because they probably didn't just go away.)

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:20 (eight years ago) link

holy hell I hadn't seen the name Adam Cadre in close to a decade

I just like… I just have to say… (Starts crying) (DJP), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:23 (eight years ago) link

who on earth is adam cadre? is he english? the article made me wonder if most of the class stuff involved in the characterisation had gone over his head.

'bad machinery' is like actually good good! i am kind of surprised. also most of the people who read scary go round and wouldn't read it sound like dicks.

thomp, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:37 (eight years ago) link

he's another of the old-school rec.arts.comics.* posters from the heyday of Usenet who made a name for himself writing interactive fiction; he's an American and IIRC kind of strange

I just like… I just have to say… (Starts crying) (DJP), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:40 (eight years ago) link

ohhhh. i've played 'photopia'! the name seemed familiar from somewhere.

thomp, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:44 (eight years ago) link

Dan you said that exact thing last time I posted an Adam Cadre link in like February! I was thinking of making a thread, actually, 'writers who are linked to on ilx by exactly one specific poster', like Morbs and Dennis Perrin would be the most famous example? I don't agree with AC about very much at all but there's something about the way he writes I keep coming back to!

Gravel Puzzleworth, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:52 (eight years ago) link

hahahaha hi dere I am old

I just like… I just have to say… (Starts crying) (DJP), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 20:53 (eight years ago) link

ok i like bad machinery now. it's a bit twee but the art is really nice.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 21:20 (eight years ago) link

I've been reading Allison's comics for a few years, really enjoying them, but had no idea about his thin skin until reading that essay (and its followup). I like this Cadre person -- he writes long sentences so I don't have to.

the wages of sin is about tree fiddy (WmC), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 21:48 (eight years ago) link

he wrote I-O and Varicella. nuff said.

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 22:16 (eight years ago) link

Haha the main interaction I found in the archives between Adam and me was me yelling at him to stop feeding a troll.

plus ça change...

I just like… I just have to say… (Starts crying) (DJP), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 22:31 (eight years ago) link

nine months pass...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/599092525/the-order-of-the-stick-reprint-drive

I ... did not expect a webcomic reprint Kickstarter to exceed one million dollars.

etc, Sunday, 19 February 2012 23:09 (seven years ago) link

i wish they were going to more webcomics like this one, but hey, stick figures make people happy, so who am i to argue
http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/comic+index

Nhex, Sunday, 19 February 2012 23:54 (seven years ago) link

webcomics make it v hard for me to be cool

dave cool, Monday, 20 February 2012 00:14 (seven years ago) link

Life is so much gentler and richer w/the hatin' coming on in dave cool levels of apoplexy. I appreciate the rastraint.

yeah, that was my reaction.

Nhex, Friday, 20 December 2013 05:17 (five years ago) link

reminds me of some of the study group stuff

Mordy , Friday, 20 December 2013 05:19 (five years ago) link

http://www.sassquach.com/journal/2013/11/4/boys-night.html

Dan I., Friday, 20 December 2013 14:44 (five years ago) link

yeah, that's written by john landis' kid, who also wrote the movie Chronicle

In January 2012, Variety reported that Disney picked up a pitch Landis made for a space adventure focusing on a brother and sister. The film is set to be produced by Wedding Crashers producer Andrew Panay.[20]

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 20 December 2013 16:16 (five years ago) link

Zathura 2!

Nhex, Friday, 20 December 2013 16:18 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

thanks for that nhex, i just power read the first two issues. it's very good!

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 September 2014 21:48 (five years ago) link

Strong Female Protagonist is A++ btw; highly recommended.
http://blankslatebooks.co.uk/zygote/masterplasty.html
http://harveyjames.tumblr.com/

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:36 (five years ago) link

SFP is a gem, glad you like
this harvey james's stuff is pretty cool, great faces and color

Nhex, Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:26 (five years ago) link

I also power-read SFP, was fucking great. Very happy to have discovered that.

emil.y, Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:07 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

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