TheAuldGrump

Webcomics - Because....

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Couldn't find a thread on webcomics here, so starting one...

 

Mostly because I am introducing Megan to the old, finished, webcomic Get Medieval by Irony Chan - warning, early on there is a fair amount of Barbie Doll nudity - which is to say that there is nothing to see, but you would see it if it were there.

 

Irony Chan did some amazingly cute comics - but while Get Medieval was not my favorite, her others were lost when Modern Tales went away, which annoys me a good deal.

 

The Auld Grump - by 'finished' I mean that the series has a beginning, a middle, and an end - and is actually finished, not just stopped.

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Here's one I found recently (although it was concluded years ago) which I've been recommending because it's just ridiculous.  The author started it in high school and has gone on to become an illustrator.  It is, she says, suitable for ages 9 and up.

 

http://www.bitemecomic.com/?p=582

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5 minutes ago, Pingo said:

Here's one I found recently (although it was concluded years ago) which I've been recommending because it's just ridiculous.  The author started it in high school and has gone on to become an illustrator.  It is, she says, suitable for ages 9 and up.

 

http://www.bitemecomic.com/?p=582

...is this the one in which yaoi was mentioned?

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Hey - thanks to the good folks at Archive.Org, at least some of my favorite of Irony Chan's comics has survived - Dumnestor's Heroes.

 

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Irony Chan was running two comics at the time - the other was Knowledge is Power about college students that suddenly had super powers... based on what they were studying when they gained their powers.  The best part of the two running together was the occasional hint that Dumnestor's Heroes was a game being played by the college students in Knowledge is Power.... Sadly, KiP was on its sown server, and was not stored by Archive.org ::(:

 

The Auld Grump

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XKCD.Com... where else can you find comics like this -

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A seriously, seriously nerdy comic - Megan can only read it in small doses.... It is one of my all time favorites. (And is one of the very few webcomics that have had filler strips by Bill Amend of Foxtrot fame.)

 

The Auld Grump *EDIT* For the record - W-T, all the way!

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I'm a fan of XKCD, Surviving The World, and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Those are all science/literacy/philosophy based. SMBC is a bit more math bend. Sometimes Looking For Group is also good - D&D style. And for a more risque one, MA3 (menage a trois) is very silly fun - pervy roommates. 

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16 minutes ago, hdclearman said:

Order of the Stick Www.giantitp.com

 

 

And at the rate it updates you'll be all caught up by the time the story finishes.  

 

Right now Girl Genius is the only one I'm actively following. 

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I used to read several, but one stopped being funny (to me), another (by the same author) got too political, and a third stopped when the author just flaked out.

 

I still read:

  • The Order of the Stick--Every time I'm about ready to stop checking, there's an update.
  • Something*Positive--The humor in this will not appeal to everybody, but there are lots of nerdy references.
  • Direman--Another nerdy comic.  Most of the gamer humor goes over my head, but some of that is still accessible to those of us who don't have the latest gaming machine.  Unlike S*P, this is almost all nerdy (not all gamer, but nerdy).
  • Gone with the Blastwave--It's been around for ages, but there's only about 70 comics.
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I remember Gone with the Blastwave. Haven't looked at it in a very long time. I like stories that either wrap up or keep getting updates, not just sit in limbo forever.

 

Here's another one http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/ It stalled for quite awhile but seems to be starting again.

 

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I've wished Reaper would get the Girl Genius license for years; the Foglios' work is the epitome of steampunk, and would appeal to Girl Genius fans, steampunk fans, collectors, steam wargamers...

Order of the Stick, I am wondering if we are ever going to get closure.

Oglaf is utterly filthy, as in NSFW, but is one of the few comics that can consistently make me laugh out loud.

Full Frontal Nerdity updates twice a week, and is usually pretty good.

Goblins: Life Through Their Eyes is also pretty interesting.

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6 hours ago, Last Knight said:

...is this the one in which yaoi was mentioned?

 

:blink:  No.  Certainly not.  This one is decidedly safe for younger and more sensitive viewers.

 

I suspect its minimum age was set at nine because certain historical aspects of it might be confusing for younger children and they might miss the humor. Basically anyone old enough to laugh at pretentious vampire fiction should be old enough for this strip.

 

... Lately I've been trying to branch out in what I read, and some of it has been charming, like this one, and some of it has been ... educational.  

 

I assure you, I wouldn't recommend something NSFW without lots of warning.

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ETA:  Since people seem to be dropping in samples, here's a sample from Dylan Meconis' suitable for older kids and up vampire-French Revolution farce "Bite Me!":

 

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I read Penny Arcade, Questionable Content, SMBC, Oglaf, and Manly Guys Doing Manly Things.

 

Penny Arcade is one of the longest running Web comics out there. It's got a generally gamer-oriented bent, with the primary focus being video games but all sorts of games are featured. No real continuity to speak of outside of their occasional 3-4 comic arcs and some callbacks here and there. Profanity is involved, as well as the occasional sex joke, but no nudity or anything like that.

 

Questionable Content is a comic about a guy trying to live his life. But there are super-advanced robots and stuff. Lots of strong female characters, as well as some gender-queer ones. I'd consider it to be generally family friendly.

 

Other people have mentioned SMBC, so no reason to further explain it.

 

Oglaf is very decidedly not safe for work and not family friendly. Nudity and the like abound. Seriously, they describe themselves as originally being planned as a porn comic that just devolved into sex comedy almost immediately. It's based in a fantasy world, has some continuity, and I find it hilarious. Worth noting that while most of them do, not all of the comics have sex and nudity. Their archive page is even nice enough to tell you which ones are actually safe for work. Also, you should totally worship Sithrak. Sithrak - an insane god for an insane world!

 

Manly Guys Doing Manly Things is a comic about an awesome genetically engineered super soldier from the distant chrome space-future who was sent back in time to run a temp agency for all the super macho video game and movie characters. It's an amazing comic. Seriously. Just start with the first one and binge your way up, as there's a fair bit of continuity spread throughout. You'll thank me later. Most definitely family friendly, too.

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