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#1  Postby Varangian » Jul 19, 2014 1:38 am

What with publishing on Internet and all, enjoying comics is a bit different than back in the days when you had to wait for the monthly print mag or the graphic novel. Nowadays, talented artists offer their work online, with interaction with the fans, sales of print versions, etc. They are often updated several times a week. Currently, I follow two webcomics, namely Dumbing of Age and Stand Still. Stay Silent.

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The first one is part of David Willis' "Walkyverse", but knowledge of prior incarnations of the characters isn't needed. It takes place at the Indiana University, where we follow a group of young students as they struggle with life, studies, relationships, sex and other stuff many of us will recognize from our own late teens/early 20's. Of special interest might be Joyce's coming of age, starting out as a Christian fundamentalist but slowly getting her prejudices eroded away, a development echoing Willis' own experience.

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The second one is the work of Finnish-Swedish artist Minna Sundberg, taking place 90 years after a devastating epidemic wiped out large parts of humanity. Taking place in Scandinavia, it incorporates local folklore and traits typical of the Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic nationalities. And cats. Despite the post-apocalyptic theme, there's a whimsical quality to the comic.

It is easy to become addicted to them, and they sure are better than most of the syndicated stuff found in the newspapers. Give them a shot! So, what are your favourite webcomics?
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#2  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Jul 19, 2014 7:28 am

I used to read a fair few webcomics, many an hour was lost catching up on missed comics. Now there is only really one I keep a track of. Darths and Droids, using images from the Star Wars movies they are retelling the story as if it is a long running roleplaying game.
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#3  Postby NineOneFour » Jul 19, 2014 7:45 am

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#4  Postby KeenIdiot » Jul 19, 2014 2:37 pm

I read a few, but the ones I most often check are El Goonish Shive, Doc Rat (a surprisingly skeptical comic at times), Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Mokepon (Pokemon with a asshole main character, well drawn), Something Positive, Carbon Dating.
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#5  Postby Sovereign » Jul 19, 2014 6:07 pm

I follow Cura te Ipsum

I was following more but I lost interest in them.
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#6  Postby Corneel » Jul 19, 2014 8:03 pm

Some which haven't been named yet
Order of the stick
Girl Genius
Questionable Content
Girls with slingshots
and the most of the time NSFW comic Oglaf

Oh and Gone with the blastwave - but it updates only rarely.
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#7  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 20, 2014 9:09 am

"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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#8  Postby Sovereign » Jul 21, 2014 4:34 pm

Corneel wrote:Some which haven't been named yet
Order of the stick
Girl Genius
Questionable Content
Girls with slingshots
and the most of the time NSFW comic Oglaf

Oh and Gone with the blastwave - but it updates only rarely.


I haven't seen Oglaf in ages. Forgot about that one. Well I didn't forget, forgot the name to look it up again :grin:
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#9  Postby Corneel » Jul 22, 2014 9:59 am

Rediscovered recently:
Derelict
and also
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#10  Postby Calilasseia » Aug 14, 2014 1:38 am

I see someone's already mentioned XKCD. And Girl Genius. I don't have time to follow them as much as I'd like, but in the first case, I have to admire someone who can post about the physics of relativistic baseballs, and in the second case, the way the imaginations of the writers run riot therein, whilst still maintaining a consistent alternative universe, is a joy to behold.
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