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Title: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samwise on June 28, 2011, 01:03:41 PM
Would anyone object if we had a separate thread for webcomics?  I feel like they're a genre unto themselves.


Title: Webcomic thread
Post by: Vaiti on June 28, 2011, 01:39:18 PM
Sounds like a good idea. Think people don't post comics in here much due to that reason, and having a seperate thread would be a good place to stumble onto new webcomics.


Title: Webcomic thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 28, 2011, 01:42:18 PM
As long as it doesn't turn into another ACHEWOOD IS AWESOME thread.


Title: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on June 28, 2011, 01:53:10 PM
As long as it doesn't turn into another ACHEWOOD IS AWESOME thread.
You know it will. When it's PBF that's awesome!


Title: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ingmar on June 28, 2011, 01:56:44 PM
Maybe this is just crazy talk, but people who don't like it could always just ignore the Achewood postings instead of complaining about them and turning it into an argument.  :-P


Title: Webcomic thread
Post by: K9 on June 28, 2011, 02:13:07 PM
As long as it doesn't turn into another ACHEWOOD IS AWESOME thread.

Well I guess if it is a webcomics thread the content doesn't necessarily have to be funny


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samwise on June 28, 2011, 03:11:23 PM
Split.  I think it's fitting that the first page of our newest picture thread be arguments about what pictures should get posted instead of actual pictures.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: IainC on June 28, 2011, 03:29:02 PM
I'll start off with an actual comic.

(http://oglaf.com/media/comic/relief.jpg)

From Oglaf (http://www.oglaf.com).

Most updaes not at all safe for work.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fordel on June 28, 2011, 03:43:33 PM
Not safe for work, or mind. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Simond on June 28, 2011, 06:18:19 PM
I'll start off with an actual comic.

(http://oglaf.com/media/comic/relief.jpg)

From Oglaf (http://www.oglaf.com).

Most updaes not at all safe for work.
You should probably rehost that. I really don't want to see what her idea of a "No Hotlinking" images is.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: 01101010 on June 28, 2011, 06:36:37 PM
Definitely need a shower and a lot of bleach after that first panel. Good show sir...


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on June 28, 2011, 07:22:09 PM
As long as it doesn't turn into another ACHEWOOD IS AWESOME thread.
Don't worry Achewood has been really terrible (more than usual) for a while now to the point where even the diehards don't like it anymore.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Tarami on June 28, 2011, 08:17:37 PM
I'll start off with an actual comic.

From Oglaf (http://www.oglaf.com).

Most updaes not at all safe for work.
Holy shit, that's weird. But awesome! :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 28, 2011, 08:40:09 PM
Cvetkovic is a friend of mine.  It's about a guy who gets beat up for a living. 

http://www.punch-up.net/


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Mazakiel on June 28, 2011, 11:49:32 PM
As long as it doesn't turn into another ACHEWOOD IS AWESOME thread.
Don't worry Achewood has been really terrible (more than usual) for a while now to the point where even the diehards don't like it anymore.


I think it got to where even the artist didn't like it, as I believe it's been on 'hiatus' for a couple months now. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: FatuousTwat on June 29, 2011, 02:10:57 AM
Cvetkovic is a friend of mine.  It's about a guy who gets beat up for a living.  

http://www.punch-up.net/

Good one, thanks for posting it.

This (http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/index.php?date=062911) seems appropriate, as it's my birthday today. It's usually pretty good, but there can be off days.

This one is pretty much always good as well. (http://www.smbc-comics.com/)

Edit:

Also, this (http://www.spaceavalanche.com/2010/02/01/riker-and-deanna/) and this. (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/804)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Lantyssa on June 29, 2011, 08:01:09 AM
You should probably rehost that. I really don't want to see what her idea of a "No Hotlinking" images is.  :awesome_for_real:
I'm rather curious.  Though frequently disturbing, Oglaf is awesome.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on June 29, 2011, 08:43:50 AM
Cvetkovic is a friend of mine.  It's about a guy who gets beat up for a living. 

http://www.punch-up.net/
My first comic strip was about a bumbling Grade D batman and robin wannabe duo that ended up dead or in the hospital in every strip. It was a longer form than news strips, mine were full page (inspired by comics in Dragon magazine). Should have stuck with it, as with fine art, I never realized a lack of artistic talent wasn't a barrier to an art career.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Threash on June 29, 2011, 10:09:44 AM
I'll start off with an actual comic.

(http://oglaf.com/media/comic/relief.jpg)

From Oglaf (http://www.oglaf.com).

Most updaes not at all safe for work.

I love how the lesbian sex scene has "finally some heterosexual sex" as a mouse over.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on June 29, 2011, 10:44:06 AM
Though frequently disturbing, Oglaf is awesome.
One of the best cartoon artists I've ever seen. The stylization is amazing.

The content... :ye_gods:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Lantyssa on June 29, 2011, 07:16:33 PM
Her character consistency is pretty amazing, too.  People you think are one-off extras have been long-standing parts of the background cast.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Mosesandstick on June 29, 2011, 08:17:37 PM
Trudy Cooper who did Platinum Grit (http://www.platinumgrit.com/index.htm) might be the genius behind oglaf.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on June 29, 2011, 08:25:07 PM
Ogalf is one I like to forget exists for a while, so when I rediscover it I can read lots of archived material.  Updating only on sundays makes me a sad panda.

My first comic strip was about a bumbling Grade D batman and robin wannabe duo that ended up dead or in the hospital in every strip. It was a longer form than news strips, mine were full page (inspired by comics in Dragon magazine). Should have stuck with it, as with fine art, I never realized a lack of artistic talent wasn't a barrier to an art career.

If you don't have art skills, all you really need is the ability to update frequently and consistently.  (Which, honestly, is the hardest fucking part: Idea generation and cultivation.)   Some of the web comics I've followed over the last decade had fantastic art, but the artists couldn't be arsed to actually update so the audience faded fast.   Meanwhile, guys who couldn't draw for shit picked up good audiences because they were always on-time with regular updates.  

Anywho, some of my favorites right now are:
Least I Could Do (http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20081006)
Looking For Group (http://lfgcomic.com/page/1)(Tho this one's begun to drag since the whole Legaria storyline came to be.
Menage a 3 (http://www.menagea3.net/d/20080517.html)(Warning: Some have boobs and gay sex.. including that first comic link.)




Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on June 29, 2011, 09:17:43 PM
In the "So terrible it's kinda fun to read" terrority, there's always Goblins! (http://www.goblinscomic.com) (aka. lumpy torture porn).

Go a handful of pages back to see how he statted a low level monster. He did it so terribly it will melt your brain if you have a passing knowledge of D&D.

Edit: Guess he removed it or moved it to a link or something. It was pretty hilariously bad. It was simultaneously ridiculously overpowered and laughably weak. It would either instantly wipe out a whole party or die in 1 round.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Muffled on June 29, 2011, 10:47:17 PM
In the "great art but never updates" category, I've followed http://zebragirl.net (http://zebragirl.net) since it was a wee baby comic.  http://dresdencodak.com (http://dresdencodak.com) is similar in that way.

www.gunnerkrigg.com (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com) is much more regular and is pretty excellent in every way these days.  John Allison, formerly of Scary Go Round and Giant Days, is one of my favorite internet people in general.  His site is www.scarygoround.com (http://www.scarygoround.com).

I have more... many more... maybe later.

If you don't have art skills, all you really need is the ability to update frequently and consistently.  (Which, honestly, is the hardest fucking part: Idea generation and cultivation.)  

Penny Arcade is the premiere example of the above, really shows how powerful being prolific and consistent can be.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Lantyssa on June 30, 2011, 08:35:34 AM
Menage a 3 (http://www.menagea3.net/d/20080517.html)(Warning: Some have boobs and gay sex.. including that first comic link.)
I really like Giz's style.  Got into Eerie Cuties and Magick Chicks because of that strip.  (Though someone else does the art on Magick Chicks, she's just a writer, it's very similar style to hers.)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Paelos on June 30, 2011, 09:00:59 AM
Should we NSFW this thread? I've had some  :ye_gods: moments browsing a few of these suggestions.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on June 30, 2011, 09:32:50 AM
Like the dresdencodak.com stuff. The Menage a 3 stuff looks so much like Archie.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: NowhereMan on June 30, 2011, 10:06:02 AM
Nedroid's Picture Diary (http://nedroid.com/2011/06/curiosity/) is probably my favourite webcomic. The updates are a little sparse so it's one that gets checked every few months so there seems to be plenty to read.

Something Positive (http://somethingpositive.net) manages to be funny at times but the art isn't  particularly great and it relies on very NSFW humour. Regular updates mean lots of misses with the occasional hit. Ongoing storylines aren't everyone's cup of tea.

Edit: Link fixed. I'm abb code idiot not actually insane.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: pxib on June 30, 2011, 10:35:01 AM
Ooh - a crevice (http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=308)

Edit: Many of the other recent comics are not safe for work, but not this one. Also not most of the early ones. Just FYI.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on June 30, 2011, 04:37:15 PM
Pictures for Sad Children (http://www.picturesforsadchildren.com/)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on July 01, 2011, 02:32:08 AM
Trudy Cooper who did Platinum Grit (http://www.platinumgrit.com/index.htm) might be the genius behind oglaf.

No might about it.  Same artist.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Thrawn on July 01, 2011, 07:27:59 AM
Something Positive (http://somethingpositive.com) manages to be funny at times but the art isn't  particularly great and it relies on very NSFW humour. Regular updates mean lots of misses with the occasional hit. Ongoing storylines aren't everyone's cup of tea.

I belive your link is wrong, needs to be .net. I was very confused for a minute.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: cironian on July 01, 2011, 08:41:58 AM

Fans! (http://www.faans.com/) kept me interested in the plot for years and years... Also has very nice art. I'd suggest starting from the beginning (http://www.faans.com/books1-6/index.php?p=1).

Also, Girl Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php) absolutely deserves a mention. (Although I guess that one started out as print)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Segoris on July 01, 2011, 09:49:20 AM
Anywho, some of my favorites right now are:
Least I Could Do (http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20081006)
Looking For Group (http://lfgcomic.com/page/1)(Tho this one's begun to drag since the whole Legaria storyline came to be.
Menage a 3 (http://www.menagea3.net/d/20080517.html)(Warning: Some have boobs and gay sex.. including that first comic link.)

Those are some I normally keep up with as well, good reads. Also, a few more:

Dominic Deagan (http://www.dominic-deegan.com/) Starts off as light humor based comic and develops well into a pretty goodfantasy story
Cyanide and Happiness (http://www.explosm.net/comics/) Pure. Awesome.
Questionable Content (http://questionablecontent.net/) Quite possibly my favorite web comic with a story line
 Crimson Dark (http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=1) Pretty decent sci-fi
Errant Story (http://www.errantstory.com/) Good fantasy based story. Little slow at times but overall it's been alright
Flip Side (http://flipside.keenspot.com/chapters.php) This one is just odd at times (NSFW at parts), and won't be for everyone

I'll start reading  Does Not Play Well With Others (http://www.doesnotplaywellwithothers.com/comics/pwc-000f) today, don't know what to expect yet but it's from the same person who did Errant Story.



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on July 01, 2011, 11:49:02 AM
I didn't mention Girl Genius because it's been mentioned previously.. but in "The Webcomics" thread, I guess that was kind of foolish. Yes, great strip so consider that a 2nd from me.   The illustrator should also be well-known by those who had Dragon magazine back in the early 80s.  It's Phil Foglio who did, "What's New with Phil & Dixie"

FANS I /was/ a fan off until the author stopped writing it a few years back and put it behind a pay wall because he'd gotten a TV gig and thought he was too big a deal to just give his work away for free.   Plus the whole idea got really wacked as this collection of geeks turned into the world's most awesome international/ interdimensional super-spies.   Ric just isn't that smart or believalbe as the super-genius tactician he's portrayed as when that all starts up.  :awesome_for_real:



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ingmar on July 01, 2011, 01:26:45 PM
I'm pretty sure half or more of the illustration in GG is done by Kaja Foglio actually. (Her style is pretty similar to his in any case.)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Bann on July 01, 2011, 01:41:58 PM
I start every workday at Dinosaur comics. It works for me. I know its gonna be a good day when the devil shows up.

www.qwantz.com (http://www.qwantz.com)
 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on July 01, 2011, 02:05:25 PM
I'm pretty sure half or more of the illustration in GG is done by Kaja Foglio actually. (Her style is pretty similar to his in any case.)

She does the final detailing and coloring, I believe.  Since she's been in and out of the hospital a few times over the last couple of months he's put up non-colored & detailed pages when she wasn't able to work.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on July 01, 2011, 07:47:30 PM
Something I stumbled over recently was Gunnerkrigg Court (www.gunnerkrigg.com), which I have really enjoyed.  The art goes through some pretty heavy evolution during the first 5-10 chapters, and I think it improves a bunch.  It's a long format story and benefits from starting at the beginning.

I really enjoyed Narbonic (www.narbonic.com), another fine Mad-Science themed comic, though Shaenon's artwork is really really rough especially in the first year or two.  I happened upon it midway through, went back and picked up the beginning later, and followed until the end.  She did a fantastic job of doing a 4 panel daily with a joke or two in every strip that also is a 6 year long-form comic (broken into a bunch of major stories).  Currently it's re-running as the "director's cut" with commentary, but you can read the whole original archive front to back if you want.  The commentary does contain story spoilers at times.



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: lamaros on July 01, 2011, 08:48:41 PM
http://harkavagrant.com/


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Muffled on July 01, 2011, 09:46:00 PM
Something I stumbled over recently was Gunnerkrigg Court (www.gunnerkrigg.com), which I have really enjoyed.  The art goes through some pretty heavy evolution during the first 5-10 chapters, and I think it improves a bunch.  It's a long format story and benefits from starting at the beginning.

 :oh_i_see:

Oh well, your description is much more detailed any way.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on July 02, 2011, 12:43:36 AM
Something I stumbled over recently was Gunnerkrigg Court (www.gunnerkrigg.com), which I have really enjoyed.  The art goes through some pretty heavy evolution during the first 5-10 chapters, and I think it improves a bunch.  It's a long format story and benefits from starting at the beginning.

 :oh_i_see:

Oh well, your description is much more detailed any way.

Doh, completely missed your post somehow!

GC reminds me a lot of Sandman in that it borrows existing myths and mythical figures and shapes them into its own version for its world.  Lots of subtle hints and foreshadowing along the way, and the world, while strange in many ways, seems to have its own internal consistency. 

+1 to John Allison.  I enjoyed ScaryGoRound massively and BrokenMachinery has been good stuff.  It's especially fun watching him play with different art styles over the years, going from all-digital to hand drawn and back several times, adjusting along the way.  Also, John writes fantastic dialogue.   I just love the way his characters talk to each other.

DresdenCodak is perhaps the pinnacle of just utterly amazing art (especially his insane landscapes) and even more insane (ly slow) update rate.

Evan Dahm delivers the epic long-form tales in Rice Boy (http://www.rice-boy.com/see/), Order of Tales (http://www.rice-boy.com/order/), and Vattu (http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/).  I didn't find OoT quite as engaging as Rice Boy, but Vattu is taking things back to pretty epic levels of story telling and awesome color work:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Pennilenko on July 03, 2011, 11:49:12 PM
Though frequently disturbing, Oglaf is awesome.
One of the best cartoon artists I've ever seen. The stylization is amazing.

The content... :ye_gods:

My wife happened to wander by as I was perusing Oglaf, I thought it was awesome, she just thinks I am even more disturbed than she originally estimated.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Draegan on July 06, 2011, 02:47:50 PM
This thread is disappointing.  I just want to click on a thread and read some comics.  Now I have to go all crazy and click on links.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: pxib on July 06, 2011, 03:28:46 PM
It's not a real webcomic until you start clicking on the archive buttons and an hour disappears.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Bunk on July 07, 2011, 08:21:25 AM
It's not a real webcomic until you start clicking on the archive buttons and an hour disappears.

Exactly. Someone mentioned Something Awful above - I haven't looked at it in almost a year, because every time I do I end up wasting two hours of what should have been "work" time.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: 01101010 on July 10, 2011, 11:54:21 AM
http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2292#comic

Figure this is the place...  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Bunk on July 12, 2011, 03:12:01 PM
Ok, for some odd reason I laughed out loiud at this one:

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=119#comic (http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=119#comic)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: IainC on July 12, 2011, 03:15:49 PM
With SMBC don't forget to mouse over the red button for a bonus punchline.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Minvaren on August 25, 2011, 05:29:20 PM
Another forum I read linked to one I'd never heard of before today - The Oatmeal (http://theoatmeal.com/) (language is somewhat NSFW).  This one (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/online_gaming) and this one too (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/email) entertained me, sifting through more now.

An old favorite of mine that runs on and off is FLEM (http://www.flemcomics.com/d/20011231.html).  Not safe for work, significant others, or anyone with any taste whatsoever - but J. Grant does understand Texas heat and humidity (and apparently now tech support as well).   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on May 20, 2013, 08:55:39 AM
PBF is drawing again, btw.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on May 20, 2013, 12:04:39 PM
This is a thing of beauty:

How to suck at your religion (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion).

Teaser:

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/comics/religion/choose.png)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on May 20, 2013, 01:37:20 PM
I don't think they had to straw man the actual beliefs and philosophies of christians to make it funny. Especially as it invalidates it as something I can send to taunt actual christians.

My mother decided a couple weeks ago to have the Jesus talk with me. It didn't go well. For her. "I wish I could debate things, you seem to think of everything and I just can't keep up." No kidding.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Yegolev on May 20, 2013, 01:59:26 PM
Faith avoids reason by definition, so one of you is doing it wrong.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on May 20, 2013, 02:11:08 PM
Yep, it's why I don't bring up the subject. I feel really bad that she's going to die thinking I'm abandoning her for eternity and will suffer forever in fire despite leading a good life. Thanks, religion!

To lighten it up, for fun try mentally exchanging the word 'Faith' for 'Bacon' in your next discussion or debate about theology.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Yegolev on May 20, 2013, 02:52:49 PM
I like telling people to rephrase without using the word "should".  That pisses off some people quite a bit.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Shannow on May 20, 2013, 04:00:11 PM
Jews on Bikes panel was funny.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on May 20, 2013, 04:55:05 PM
I'm newish to the Oatmeal.  It's an amazingly funny experience. 



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Khaldun on May 21, 2013, 07:08:38 AM
I dunno, I would call that one more ranty than funny. And I'm an agnostic, so it doesn't touch me on a sensitive part.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: lamaros on May 21, 2013, 08:15:45 AM
I dunno, I would call that one more ranty than funny. And I'm an agnostic, so it doesn't touch me on a sensitive part.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on May 21, 2013, 08:58:26 AM
I dunno, I would call that one more ranty than funny. And I'm an agnostic, so it doesn't touch me on a sensitive part.

I think you've discovered the Oatmeal.  Apparently that's a large chunk of what it's about. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Draegan on May 21, 2013, 03:12:41 PM
I'm an atheist, but I hate calling myself an atheist because it means I have to deal with people who think I'm throwing my lack of religion in their face. I'd much rather pretend that whole sphere of society doesn't exist at all.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: satael on May 21, 2013, 03:52:36 PM
I'm an atheist, but I hate calling myself an atheist because it means I have to deal with people who think I'm throwing my lack of religion in their face. I'd much rather pretend that whole sphere of society doesn't exist at all.
I'm pretty much an ignostic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignostic) which seems to piss off both the believers and the atheists :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on May 21, 2013, 04:16:20 PM
I'm an atheist, but I hate calling myself an atheist because it means I have to deal with people who think I'm throwing my lack of religion in their face.

I hear you.  I hate getting asked about it.  "Where do you go to church," is always a treat. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on June 26, 2013, 04:14:06 PM
Wow.  PvP has gotten really, really shitty.   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Teleku on June 26, 2013, 04:41:43 PM
Wow.  PvP has gotten really, really shitty.   :oh_i_see:
PvP has gotten really, really shitty.

PvP has gotten really, really shitty.

PvP has gotten really

PvP has gotten

has gotten

(http://www.imgbase.info/images/safe-wallpapers/digital_art/1_miscellaneous_digital_art/8383_1_miscellaneous_digital_art_awesome_smiley_smiley.jpg)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Rasix on June 26, 2013, 04:51:18 PM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82533/who-gives-a-shit-harrison-ford.gif)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on June 26, 2013, 05:25:30 PM
Isn't this the webcomic thread?   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Rasix on June 26, 2013, 05:30:25 PM
Oh, I was commenting on the grammar bullshit. 

PVP has been awful since.. I can't remember the last time it was good.  Does he even write gaming strips anymore?


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on June 26, 2013, 05:31:24 PM
Not that I've seen.  I have been following it for the past month or so and it's just bad.  The drawing is bad, the jokes are bad.  It's like a bad newspaper comic. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ingmar on June 26, 2013, 05:40:55 PM
Well, that's what he's always aspired to.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Mazakiel on June 26, 2013, 09:53:24 PM
If I remember right, he tried to 'revolutionize' newspaper comics syndication by letting papers print the comic free of charge.  I think no one took him up on it.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on June 27, 2013, 10:26:13 AM
My favorite thing about Kurtz was the absolute jealousy he oozed over PA; he does a lot of collaboration stuff with them now but I still imagine it burns his ass that they got the success he probably thought he deserved.

Also him lecturing more successful print and web comic authors on how to do business. Yeah thanks guy.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on June 27, 2013, 11:49:59 AM
It was a decent read in the beginning, and he was good at doing the long term story like you see with Questionable Content.  I like that in my comics. 

I just think he's run out of story.  What else is there to talk about?  He also looks about one frito away from a heart attack.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on June 27, 2013, 12:23:07 PM
He's always looked like that, though.

I haven't read the comic in years but took a look again since ghost asked the question.  His move-in and collaboration with the PA guys has driven things in a 'new' and much worse direction art wise. He was a better artist when using his own style instead of ripping-off bits of theirs.

The stories are as terrible as they ever were. He's not a gamer anymore (self-admitted years ago) and only has a tangential relationship to any reality outside of that, so they're not going to resonate with anyone but whomever still enjoys the characters.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on June 27, 2013, 03:40:40 PM
Well, I would ask how many of us here are really "gamers" in the same sense that we were 15 or 20 years ago.  That doesn't really bother me, as long as he could put out a decent story line and keep it funny.  It's not any more.  I actually kind of feel sorry for the guy.  Penny Arcade can still make me guffaw.  Questionable Content isn't nearly as funny as it used to be, but I actually go back and read it just to see what is going to happen to all the characters. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Paelos on June 27, 2013, 03:45:29 PM
Some people were never funny, but they can hide it well for a while with popular references or recycled jokes.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on June 27, 2013, 04:20:12 PM
Well, I would ask how many of us here are really "gamers" in the same sense that we were 15 or 20 years ago. 

Yeah but many of us here still play even if we're not caffeine-fueled 20-somethings beating the latest releases in a day or two.  IIRC he indicated he simply doesn't play games at all anymore, which is why the references went away.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ingmar on June 27, 2013, 04:39:15 PM
Well, I would ask how many of us here are really "gamers" in the same sense that we were 15 or 20 years ago. 

/raises hand

Less time on MMOs, more time on not-MMOs, but otherwise about the same minus the time I now spend trying to not be completely sedentary.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: lamaros on June 27, 2013, 04:54:10 PM
Me too. Doubt ill ever voluntarily stop playing games.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Teleku on June 28, 2013, 01:55:26 AM
Oh, I was commenting on the grammar bullshit. 

PVP has been awful since.. I can't remember the last time it was good.  Does he even write gaming strips anymore?
There was something wrong with the grammer?  I was highlighting the fact that somebody actually implied PvP has gotten bad, instead of being in that state since the universe was created.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 28, 2013, 12:27:58 PM
I suppose this is the right thread for this...can anyone recommend a good webcomic?

I like http://www.nichtlustig.de/ and http://oglaf.com/

xkcd is ok, but a bit too cynic for my taste.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on June 28, 2013, 06:34:00 PM

Some things I follow these days that I think are worth a look:

Nimona
http://gingerhaze.com/nimona/comic/page-1
Updates Tue/Thu, Humorous Fantasy/Sci-Fi setting, strange shapechanging girl self-appoints herself as sidekick to an evil overlord type, hijinks ensue.
Two standalone non-spoilery pages:
http://gingerhaze.com/nimona/comic/nimona-chapter-5-page-17
http://gingerhaze.com/nimona/comic/nimona-chapter-6-page-31

Derelict
http://derelictcomic.com/?strip_id=0
Updates ~Weekly, neat post-apocalyptic story, very little dialogue.  Love the setting, story and backgrounds, wonder if the artist hasn't quite figured out how to draw the protagonist (she just seems off-model a lot).  Bit of survival horror flavor.

Vattu
http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=001
Updates 2-3 times a week, vast story, non-human civilizations, member of a nomadic tribe swept into a vast empire.
Representative early page: http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=075

Cucumber Quest!
http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-1/
Updates 2+ times a week, adorable art, silly adventure story.
Character Page provides some flavor: http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/characters/

Bad Machinery
http://scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20090921
Updates 4 times a week, (British) Mystery Solving Teens.  Sometimes supernatural in nature.  Snappy dialogue. 
New Readers Intro: http://scarygoround.com/cast.php

Gunnerkrigg Court
http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1
Updates M/W/F.  Strange girls.  Stranger boarding school.  Both story and artwork evolve from really rough beginnings to something pretty impressive over the first few chapters and then just keep getting better.
Not spoiler free, but this later chapter is a relatively self-contained and gives an idea where the art's going: http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=632


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: satael on June 29, 2013, 12:28:41 AM
Scenes From A Multiverse (http://amultiverse.com/)
Scandinavia and the World (http://satwcomic.com/)
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (http://www.smbc-comics.com/)
NPC Comic (http://www.npccomic.com/)
Hijinks Ensue (http://hijinksensue.com/)
Dork Tower (http://www.dorktower.com/)
Dark Legacy Comics (http://www.darklegacycomics.com/)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Segoris on July 01, 2013, 11:10:54 AM
While I'm only actively reading the top 6 on this list, the ones I have on my work PC would be:

Questionable Content (http://questionablecontent.net/)
Least I Could Do (http://www.leasticoulddo.com/) (borderline NSFW)

[url=http://www.lfgcomic.com/]Looking For Group (http://betweenfailures.com/Between Failures[/url)
Dominic Deegan (which recently finished) (http://www.dominic-deegan.com/)
Cyanide and Happiness (http://www.explosm.net/comics/15/)
Something Positive (http://somethingpositive.net/) 
Crimson Dark (http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=1)
Flipside (http://flipside.keenspot.com/chapters.php) (borderline NSFW)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Threash on July 03, 2013, 08:52:41 PM
Crossed: wish you were here (http://www.crossedcomic.com/).  Extremely disturbing and most definitely not safe for work horror comic about torture rape cannibal zombies.  Not exactly zombies but the story is the standard zombie apocalypse scenario.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on July 05, 2013, 02:42:19 PM
Broodhollow (http://broodhollow.chainsawsuit.com/)

Basically a Depression-era psychological horror/comedy strip done in a kinda interesting visual style.

An encyclopedia salesman who suffers from serious OCD receives a notice he has inherited a store from his grandfather he has never met; he reluctantly goes to claim the estate and finds that the town is a bit off. Weird stuff happens, people act like they don't see it, and he has to figure out if something really IS up or if his neurosis is the problem.

(http://i.imgur.com/531QpHY.jpg)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on July 05, 2013, 03:44:48 PM
Crossed: wish you were here (http://www.crossedcomic.com/).  Extremely disturbing and most definitely not safe for work horror comic about torture rape cannibal zombies.  Not exactly zombies but the story is the standard zombie apocalypse scenario.
So I spent a good chunk of my 4th reading all the available chapters.  Partly I was admiring the linework of the art, and partly because I found it fascinating.  The storytelling is good and while the art/storyline can be damn gruesome, it didn't turn me off.  Thanks for the link!


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Threash on July 05, 2013, 07:27:24 PM
Crossed: wish you were here (http://www.crossedcomic.com/).  Extremely disturbing and most definitely not safe for work horror comic about torture rape cannibal zombies.  Not exactly zombies but the story is the standard zombie apocalypse scenario.
So I spent a good chunk of my 4th reading all the available chapters.  Partly I was admiring the linework of the art, and partly because I found it fascinating.  The storytelling is good and while the art/storyline can be damn gruesome, it didn't turn me off.  Thanks for the link!

There are also several dead-tree completed stories you can get your hands on.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ezrast on July 06, 2013, 07:59:03 AM
Broodhollow (http://broodhollow.chainsawsuit.com/)
I don't typically get too into horror stuff but Broodhollow is fantastic. Same dude draws Chainsawsuit (http://chainsawsuit.com/), which is hit-or-miss but requires the least investment of any webcomic ever (he also wrote Starslip Crisis but that one always left me cold).

I've found myself enjoying Leftover Soup (http://www.leftoversoup.com/) although I'm not sure I'd really recommend it to anybody. The author strikes me as a bit of an odd duck but it has more personality than the similarly-premised Questionable Content.

Diesel Sweeties (http://www.dieselsweeties.com/) is the Platonic ideal of snappy dialogue, often at the expense of actual humor. But I like it.

Red Meat (http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/current/index.html) is... well, you should just read it.

I'm also a fan of Zach Wiener, Randall Munroe, John Campbell, and especially Ryan North and John Allison, but they've all received mentions already.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on July 26, 2013, 04:19:31 PM
So Penny Arcade finally did their comic thing people voted on over 2 years ago. It's basically Trigun without the anime looks like.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Teleku on July 26, 2013, 05:59:12 PM
Nah, right now I'm thinking this is all just a big VR dream the VI has everybody sharing while they travel.  May have gone wrong or something.  So basically a cross between the matrix and the American version of Life on Mars.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Teleku on August 02, 2013, 06:58:40 AM
Nevermind, your right, its Tri-gun, heh.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: MahrinSkel on August 05, 2013, 11:42:02 PM
Anyone mentioned Order of the Stick (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots.html) yet?  Little bit of archive shock if you're starting from scratch (908 strips to date), but if you dropped it when it went quiet last year, it started back up again a few months ago.  Lots of D&D geek in-jokes, but an interesting enough story to go with it.

--Dave


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on August 06, 2013, 05:45:45 AM
That Penny-Arcade Sand thing was shite.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on August 06, 2013, 08:38:15 AM
That Penny-Arcade Sand thing was shite.



I couldn't even understand what the fuck they were talking about.  Not that I paid a lot of attention to it. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 06, 2013, 09:10:07 AM
That's pretty much Tycho's too-cool-for-the-room writing style where you don't really explain anything and beat around the bush for-fucking-ever on parts of the story that should be transitions that last a single page.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on August 06, 2013, 09:41:22 AM
Indulgent Boaby, wrote The Times.

What the fuck was that, wrote The Guardian

Never mind that shit, here's Mongo, wrote Mr Johnston.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: 01101010 on August 06, 2013, 12:32:12 PM
That's pretty much Tycho's too-cool-for-the-room writing style where you don't really explain anything and beat around the bush for-fucking-ever on parts of the story that should be transitions that last a single page.

So that was the last part? I'm with Ghost on this... no clue wtf was going on, first I am in the Wild West, then space? I went along with it and read them all, but the only reason was to see if it was over.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on August 06, 2013, 12:54:38 PM
Made sense to me.  Ship crashes, people rebuild to the state of the old West and disperse, immortal superhumans modified by Ship AI sent out to retrieve populace and carry on journey.

Been done before, quite a few times, and better and not so confusing and wank due to the medium and the fact that it's wank.

Did I mention it's wank ?


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 07, 2013, 07:08:34 AM
It is literally Trigun without the anime.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on August 07, 2013, 08:03:45 AM
So since you all were babbling about it I checked it out, despite not having read PA in about 3 years.  

Saying it's Trigun is like saying that Firefly is Trigun and LOTR is a pulp D&D novel.  Same big ideas and similar setting but in PA's instance the "story" is terrible.

Ironwood is right, it's wank.

Worse, it's not even marginally interesting wank. It's the 30-second pitch you give to someone so you can fund your wank graphic novel.  There will be a kickstarter for this.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: K9 on August 07, 2013, 08:40:24 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who couldn't make head nor tail of that comic series. At least regular service has now resumed.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 07, 2013, 08:46:11 AM
I dunno why they jerked off the basic concept for 10 full pages. You figure out the twist the instant they get around to showing the spaceship.

I still like it better than Lookouts, which was utter wank and like "The New Kid" reeked of "Oh god someone big please notice this kid-friendly IP we kinda came up with and rescue us from doing gamer comics forever!". Also how annoyed they obviously were when it didn't win any of the votes they held so they just did a bunch of Lookouts shit anyway.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on August 07, 2013, 08:59:45 AM
The robot detective shit was better than any of the options.

And it was still wank.



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 07, 2013, 09:04:06 AM
I thought Automata was pretty good since they told at least something resembling a story instead of just jerking the premise off.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on August 07, 2013, 10:46:01 AM
Yeah, but to be honest, they're pushing a lot of stuff they WANT to do differently into the same comic book format.  So it doesn't work.

Yes, the robot cop was good, but it fundamentally failed because it was the same 3 panel bullshit.

In my view.  Which may not neccesarily tally with anyone elses.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: apocrypha on August 07, 2013, 11:54:35 AM
I stopped reading PA some time ago (generally shitty & unfunny and I strongly disliked the Dickwolves shit and the transphobia). The last page of this thread made me go and read the last month's worth. What a waste of time, it's got even shittier.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on August 07, 2013, 12:25:30 PM
I really like Penny Arcade when they are attempting to be funny.  The serious stuff is awful though. 

The best webcomics out right now, IMO, are:

1.  Questionable Content
2.  Toothpaste for Dinner
3.  The Oatmeal 

I also like Oglaf, but it was better when it was like Hustler porn comics for geeks.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: squirrel on August 21, 2013, 12:39:45 AM
Didn't see these mentioned and they're all worth reading, at least I think so.

http://www.blastwave-comic.com/ - Totally inconsistent update schedule but a great comic about, well, war. War never changes.
http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/ - Look past the near furry character and art style at the beginning, and you might find a decent comic.
http://www.avasdemon.com/ - Unusual format comic by a Dreamworks concept artist, pretty great stuff.
http://joncairns.net/AlphaFlag/wordpress/ - Kind of neat concept, decent art, a good read.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Stormwaltz on August 21, 2013, 04:04:50 AM
http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/ - Look past the near furry character and art style at the beginning, and you might find a decent comic.

Whoa, this.

Going to get back to it tomorrow.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 21, 2013, 05:59:28 AM
I dunno how that's furry; looks like one of the characters from The Littles, only uh not little.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: squirrel on August 21, 2013, 09:38:58 AM
I dunno how that's furry; looks like one of the characters from The Littles, only uh not little.

Yeah, the internet has just made me wary of any young girls with tails, but it's a really good comic.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on September 12, 2013, 10:54:21 AM
You know what PA ?  I don't come to your site for this bullshit.  3 panel comics with a joke please.  Put this timewasting horsehit on a seperate URL, one the Fuck Away From Me for preference.

Dickbags.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on September 12, 2013, 11:12:41 AM
You know what PA ?  I don't come to your site for this bullshit.  3 panel comics with a joke please.  Put this timewasting horsehit on a seperate URL, one the Fuck Away From Me for preference.

Dickbags.


There's a very simple solution to your problem.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on September 12, 2013, 11:17:42 AM
I can't draw.  And my jokes all involve swearwords.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on September 12, 2013, 11:55:38 AM
I can't draw.  And my jokes all involve swearwords.

Not seeing the problem there...  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Rasix on September 12, 2013, 12:06:20 PM
You know what PA ?  I don't come to your site for this bullshit.  3 panel comics with a joke please.  Put this timewasting horsehit on a seperate URL, one the Fuck Away From Me for preference.

Dickbags.


Hey, now. They're serious artists and this is serious art.

Yah, this shit is terrible.  It's like Scott Kurtz with a beret. No one really likes this, but I'm sure there's a small group of scyophants that's propelling this garbage further than it needs to go.  

They've been doing this more often too.  The last one "Sand" was just as bad.



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on September 12, 2013, 12:34:24 PM
Gabe and/or Tycho have a serious boner for kid-friendly nerd properties because they're completely in the "dad zone" now and everything revolves around their kids.

Also they REEK of wanting to get out of the videogame nerd comic business. They've been trying to make a big sell with one of their new kid-friendly properties for like the last 5 years; "The New Kid" got bought for movie options but nothing has been done with it.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Thrawn on September 12, 2013, 02:28:49 PM
No one really likes this, but I'm sure there's a small group of scyophants that's propelling this garbage further than it needs to go.  

http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/182853/pa-comic-wednesday-september-11-2013-the-tithe-part-three (http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/182853/pa-comic-wednesday-september-11-2013-the-tithe-part-three)

Quote
This is easily the best thing PA has ever done.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 12, 2013, 02:46:22 PM
The goddamn noses, man.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on September 12, 2013, 03:45:14 PM
 :facepalm:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on September 12, 2013, 04:02:33 PM
Oh Dear God, Thrawn, why ?

WHY ?

Bunch of fucking assholes.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on September 12, 2013, 10:24:24 PM
I can't draw.  And my jokes all involve swearwords.


Well,

1) You haven't read enough comics.  There's plenty 'successful' comics where guys can't draw either and swearing means you're not all held back by the man, man!

2) I actually meant, stop reading PA.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Pezzle on September 13, 2013, 12:13:37 AM
Why do people still look at PA?


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: K9 on September 13, 2013, 05:36:52 AM
I still check in on it once a week or so. I enjoy a sufficient percentage of the non-artwank strips to continue doing so. Sadly the proportion of self-indulgent artwank seems to be on the rise.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ghost on September 13, 2013, 08:19:22 AM
The problem with Penny Arcade is that when it is good, it's really, really good.  I just hate that I have to put up with this spaced out bullshit once a month now. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on September 13, 2013, 08:48:54 AM
I think it's funny how they seem to personally like their lamest side project stuff. Like, Lookouts is fucking terrible and when put to a vote against any of their other stuff lost repeatedly but we're up to a half dozen of these dumb things now.

I don't read PA much anymore since the art seems to get worse every year and they've crashed so firmly into the "dad zone" there's an insufferable amount of *~my kids~* shit. I sort of reflexively want to back Gabe because I have more contempt and hatred for the Tumblr Social Justice Warrior crowd than I do for what was obviously a shut-in, borderline autistic nerd who probably didn't see anything but straight white people for the first half of his existence on earth.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: murdoc on September 13, 2013, 11:06:49 AM
I like their artwank stuff /shrug

I will agree that it needs it's own place though.





Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: K9 on September 13, 2013, 11:25:22 AM
I sort of reflexively want to back Gabe because I have more contempt and hatred for the Tumblr Social Justice Warrior crowd than I do for what was obviously a shut-in, borderline autistic nerd who probably didn't see anything but straight white people for the first half of his existence on earth.

Is this the dickwolves thing; or is there some context I'm missing?


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 13, 2013, 01:49:59 PM
It's not just that anymore, he's inserted his head up his ass on other topics as well, and then somehow manages to double down with even dumber stuff like saying 'we never should have pulled the Dickwolves shirt' at PAX this year, after everyone had mostly forgotten about it, thus re-opening the wound. He's a goddamn moron and at this point he's well out of 'well he's just socially awkward!' free passes, IMO.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Stormwaltz on September 13, 2013, 02:51:58 PM
He's a goddamn moron and at this point he's well out of 'well he's just socially awkward!' free passes, IMO.

I think of it as, "First time is a forgivable mistake. Second time is a failure to learn. Third time, you Have A Problem."


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on September 13, 2013, 03:03:43 PM
He's a goddamn moron and at this point he's well out of 'well he's just socially awkward!' free passes, IMO.
He's socially retarded, not awkward. He is a good level beyond awkward.

Is this the dickwolves thing; or is there some context I'm missing?
A lot of stuff really. One notable is that he made some joke about a game being a "girl game", but said it in what he imagined was a silly way by saying it was for "vagina havers".

Then the who T part of the LGBT twitter/tumblr brigade got mad at him, and he said something to the effect of, "I thought boys had penises and girls had vaginas." I think he said "call me a monster" or something like that; his tone was not a more innocent "I'm dumb, educate me on this" thing. He was being a smartass.

It did not go over well. To be honest, I'm on Gabe's side.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on September 14, 2013, 03:38:36 PM
 :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samwise on September 14, 2013, 04:15:56 PM
I kinda like Lookouts.  And I will defend to the death the right of people to say things that get Tumblr riled up.   :awesome_for_real:

I posted some stuff to a Tumblr for the first time ever last week, including this:


which got reblogged something like twenty thousand times (I shit you not) with an allcaps rant about how insensitive this is because it's a gravestone and somebody died.  By all appearances the Tumblr community is terminally fucked in the head.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ingmar on September 14, 2013, 11:34:11 PM
Nobody's saying he doesn't have the right to say shit. I'm also not sure how 'people on tumblr are dumb about a weeping angels joke' is particularly relevant to people on Twitter getting mad about sexism. Twitter isn't a "community".


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Nonentity on September 15, 2013, 12:52:08 AM
you guys achewood is updating again so nothing else matters

we can shut down this thread now


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on September 15, 2013, 07:38:17 AM
Lets not have another achewood fight.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on September 18, 2013, 08:20:00 AM
Great, now it's awful AND creepy.

I'm taking Merusks advice.  No, not that one, the one in this thread.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: K9 on September 18, 2013, 09:05:06 AM
I think the fact that they have to explain each panel with a several-hundred word article just makes the whole thing more depressing. The whole point of comics is that they should speak for themselves. They don't need a separate readers guide to explain what the fuck is going on; it's a bloody comic after all, it's not opera.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Bunk on September 24, 2013, 02:34:29 PM
All the Things!  http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/ (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/)

Looks like Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half is coming out with a book. I am very excited, ten new "bits" and eight reruns. Been one of my favorites for some time. Poignant, hilarious, and really badly drawn.

It's up for pre-order on Amazon right now.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Rasix on September 30, 2013, 12:09:58 PM
It's done.  It's finally done.  Only 10 parts too.   :uhrr:



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Soln on September 30, 2013, 02:57:36 PM
All the Things!  http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/ (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/)

Looks like Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half is coming out with a book. I am very excited, ten new "bits" and eight reruns. Been one of my favorites for some time. Poignant, hilarious, and really badly drawn.

It's up for pre-order on Amazon right now.

pre-bought!


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Morfiend on October 23, 2013, 12:16:10 PM
I didn't see it in the last few pages but poorlydrawnlines (http://poorlydrawnlines.com/) is my new favorite.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on October 24, 2013, 07:31:31 AM
Broodhollow is back from it's end of book hiatus.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: squirrel on October 30, 2013, 11:54:06 PM
Didn't see this mentioned - http://www.redmoonrising.org/ it's pretty good, the art is interesting and grows on you. Or did on me.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on October 31, 2013, 11:43:57 AM
So apparently PA ran some type of show to find a new comic artist and she won and got her own webcomic and for the love of fucking God don't waste any seconds of your life reading it since Jesus tap dancing Christ what the fuck.

This has been a Public Service Announcement.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: cironian on November 09, 2013, 04:10:46 AM
got her own webcomic

 :uhrr:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on November 09, 2013, 12:01:50 PM
Correctly; this webcomic artist won the PA thing to get marquee position on PA as well as shitty temp job with them.

All the artists were bad by the way; every one of them made retarded slice-of-life hipster comic shit.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: MahrinSkel on November 09, 2013, 02:14:24 PM
Correctly; this webcomic artist won the PA thing to get marquee position on PA as well as shitty temp job with them.

All the artists were bad by the way; every one of them made retarded slice-of-life hipster comic shit.
The guy who does the Sci-ence comic was in it, don't know why he was bumped out (didn't follow the contest), but his regular comic doesn't fall into that category.

--Dave


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Khaldun on November 09, 2013, 09:09:05 PM
If you had a great, fresh idea for a webcomic and a strong command of your artistic skills, would you go anywhere near that contest? Or them? No. The contest requirements were practically "desperate also-ran" or "naive, sweetly trusting noob".


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Soln on November 09, 2013, 11:30:04 PM
All the Things!  http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/ (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/)

Looks like Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half is coming out with a book. I am very excited, ten new "bits" and eight reruns. Been one of my favorites for some time. Poignant, hilarious, and really badly drawn.

It's up for pre-order on Amazon right now.

pre-bought!


Fuck PA.  Buy Allie Brosh's book.  It's great.  There's actually some fine writing and funny images. 


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on November 10, 2013, 03:04:36 AM

Oh come on to fuck, you knew exactly what I meant.

People who do X-Factor and the like can sing - but it's the contest that gives them an Audience.  Same shit here.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: cironian on November 13, 2013, 02:59:46 AM
Wasn't aimed at you. I was simply weirded out by the idea that such crap has reached an area formed around the concept of simply publishing your own stuff.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on November 13, 2013, 03:50:40 AM
Then I apologise.  Yes, you're entirely right.  It's utter chum for the fan-sharks.

I wouldn't mind, but her comic isn't even good.  It is, in fact, really, really bad.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Teleku on November 13, 2013, 04:44:56 AM
All the Things!  http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/ (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/)
What the fucking fuck......   :uhrr: :uhrr:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: rk47 on November 13, 2013, 08:13:43 PM
All the Things!  http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/ (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca/)
What the fucking fuck......   :uhrr: :uhrr:

I LIKE IT!  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samwise on November 13, 2013, 08:24:49 PM
I was going to say "holy crap, people haven't seen Hyperbole and a Half yet?  What Internet rock have you been under?"  But then I remembered this.

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ten_thousand.png)

Welcome to the party!   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on November 14, 2013, 05:36:30 AM
Hyperbole and a Half is partly awesome funny and partly utter desolate horror.

I've still not seen Clinical Depression described half as well by anyone else, but it was a hard read for a former sufferer.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Khaldun on November 14, 2013, 06:18:22 AM
I think it's a really useful (as well as bleakly funny) description of how all the things that people say to a depressed person sound to them. I also suspect that reading the comic would be a more useful tool for self-diagnosis than any number of clinical descriptions.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Phildo on November 14, 2013, 03:51:16 PM
I only just learned about it a few months ago, myself.

When my clinically-depressed ex-girlfriend was telling me how excited she was about the book.  Put some nice perspective on things.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Simond on November 14, 2013, 04:10:04 PM
And now for something lighter: http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/

It's nothing amazing but on the other hand it's not terrible which immediately places it above 90% of video-game-related webcomics. Plot is "There's a temp agency where badass video game characters go to work when they're not in games and a random slacker turns up with his pet pokemon and begs for a job" but it's more of an excuse for jokes than anything else.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Rasix on November 14, 2013, 04:15:06 PM
I was going to say "holy crap, people haven't seen Hyperbole and a Half yet?  What Internet rock have you been under?" 

A 4 year old rock that now has Star Wars bedsheets.

She was on NPR on Tuesday.  Not sure if it was a rerun or not, but she was pretty entertaining.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on November 15, 2013, 03:55:58 AM
And now for something lighter: http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/

It's nothing amazing but on the other hand it's not terrible which immediately places it above 90% of video-game-related webcomics. Plot is "There's a temp agency where badass video game characters go to work when they're not in games and a random slacker turns up with his pet pokemon and begs for a job" but it's more of an excuse for jokes than anything else.

Thanks for this :

http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/03152010 (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/03152010)

EDIT :  Oh the fucking Pyramid Head one made me laugh so hard.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Bunk on November 15, 2013, 02:16:15 PM


http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/03152010 (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/03152010)

EDIT :  Oh the fucking Pyramid Head one made me laugh so hard.

Well, there just went about two hours.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on November 15, 2013, 03:30:32 PM
Yeah, this got me through work.  Cheers Simond.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Khaldun on November 22, 2013, 06:24:37 AM
Damn, I was going to link that after I spent some hours there recently, but I figured that it must have been linked already in this thread.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Stormwaltz on April 11, 2014, 02:06:22 PM
I can't vouch for the writing, but the art will be good.

http://dawngatechronicles.com/

And checking back, it doesn't seem like anyone had mentioned Blindsprings, which is lovely.

http://blindsprings.com/


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Simond on June 22, 2014, 01:36:54 PM
I don't know why it took me three attempts* to get through an archive binge on Gunnerkrigg Court but I managed it now. Good story.

(*The first one stalled about two chapters in, the second about six or seven. The third attempt was the one that got its hooks in)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Stormwaltz on August 13, 2014, 12:53:09 AM
I'm too lazy to search back beyond this page. In the last week or so I've been hooked on:

Stand Still, Stay Silent (http://www.sssscomic.com/) - Scandinavian post-apocalyptic fantasy. Intriguing world setup, tons of "landscape porn."

Namesake (http://namesakecomic.com/) - A rabbit hole of fairy tales and family bonding.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samwise on July 25, 2015, 04:49:33 PM
Rise from your grave!

I've really been enjoying Erfworld (http://www.erfworld.com) and Dr. McNinja (http://www.drmcninja.com) lately.

Erfworld is a comic/novel about a wargamer who gets sucked into a fantasy wargame.  Like in the old D&D cartoon or something.  It's great.

Dr. McNinja is just plain ridiculous and also great.

(http://drmcninja.com/comics/2011-04-15-21p23.jpg)

But mostly I wanted to bump this thread so that people with webcomics to share do it here instead of by pasting the entire archive into one of the picture threads.   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Pennilenko on July 25, 2015, 09:14:50 PM
It might be the excessive quantity of alcohol I have been imbibing, but that Dr. McNinja is fucking hilarious.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samwise on July 26, 2015, 12:14:21 AM
Dr. McNinja is a ridiculously over the top walking cliche and yet manages to feel fresh and inventive.  And the guy who writes/draws it is a fucking pro.  Both in the sense of drawing really well and in the sense of almost never missing a day, despite having a lot of other projects going on.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Thrawn on July 28, 2015, 12:07:17 PM
Rise from your grave!

I've really been enjoying Erfworld (http://www.erfworld.com)

I'm glad you mentioned this.  For some reason I thought Erfworld had ended and quit reading it after book 1.

Happened to check in on Penny Arcade and apparently they are off on some weird tangent that makes no sense at all, again.  http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2015/07/20/grace-part-one (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2015/07/20/grace-part-one)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on July 28, 2015, 12:20:44 PM
Broodhollow is back again, but is updating sporadically and infrequently since Straub has a baby now and did a kickstarter.

Also Unsounded (http://unsoundedcomic.com/) is really good and on Patreon now.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Khaldun on July 28, 2015, 12:22:21 PM
PA's regular stuff is now 100% unfunny after occasional signs of funny were thoroughly exterminated. I think a few of the occasional 'make no sense' interludes actually show some narrative and artistic promise but I think it's pretty characteristic that neither of them seem able to carry through on the ideas in those one-off things and sustain the effort. It's more like a sketchbook of half-baked ideas and premises and then it's back to the same jokes about video games and penises, recycling shit just like the real comics pages in the newspapers do.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on July 28, 2015, 12:37:46 PM
They entered "The Dad Zone" like 2-3 years ago and are eternally lost.

Also Tycho is a really fucking horrible writer and needs to be tasked to something else, while a better funnier writer is hired. He has thus-far ruined every single side-project they've ever done with nonsense prose or really, really bad pacing. He seems to like going for "show not tell" while forgetting the show part.

Like this abortion they have going on now is based on an idea that Gabe had where, "What if the monsters that kids claimed to see in their closets and such were real and only parents could see them?". Like actual monsters and not "monster people" like Monsters INC. Somehow that turned into this fucking nonsense where no one talks like actual people if they talk at all and nothing makes sense.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on July 31, 2015, 07:54:06 AM
Tycho's always been up his own ass about what a good writer he thinks he is, despite having the actual command of a late teen writing emo poetry. It's a good portion of why I never liked the comic even at it's peak.

Having a large fan base feeding that ego and telling him it's all wonderful doesn't help.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on July 31, 2015, 01:48:29 PM
This PA stuff is garbage. Its not even nice looking garbage.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on July 31, 2015, 09:27:21 PM
what in the holy fuck is this current thing hes doing even mean seriously

Like, he does a one page thing that obviously was mostly inspired/frame/predrawn by Gabe, and turns it into this fucking nonsense


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on August 01, 2015, 05:01:21 PM
Holy fuck, he just had to actually post in the forums to explain what the fuck it was all about.

That's... I mean, that's epic fail right there.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Khaldun on August 01, 2015, 06:13:23 PM
I hadn't read Unsounded before. Guess what just happened to the last four hours. Great stuff.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 01, 2015, 07:38:49 PM
I hadn't read Unsounded before. Guess what just happened to the last four hours. Great stuff.
It's really super good. The art and 4th-wall breaking on the borders is amazing. And she puts out 3 pages a week with far more regularity than just about all webcomic authors that make like 5x more on Patreon.

Incidentally, I hope the dude that does Dresden Codak gets hit by a bus. What a worthless shit. Why do people give him money again? Like 1 shitty page almost every other month? And he's a stupid piece of shit on top of it.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on August 01, 2015, 10:18:47 PM
Because he's "deep" in the way pseudo-intellectuals on the web adore. Lots of degrees without applying them, excessive pedantry and the cocksure naive idealism of a late teen.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 01, 2015, 10:50:09 PM
I've only read a few complete "issues" of Dr. McNinja, but holy fuck is it funny.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 01, 2015, 10:51:45 PM
Just a reminder that in the year of our lord 2015, Tim Buckley of CtrlAltDel, the guy who made loss.jpg, puts out more consistent and interesting content now than Penny Arcade and most of the webcomic darlings. Up is down and black is white.

But maybe I have the brain damage since I'm the only person who doesn't find Lacksadaisy Cats very good past the art- which is indeed very very good.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fordel on August 02, 2015, 03:46:08 PM
You have brain damage, Lacksadaisy is delightful.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Teleku on August 02, 2015, 04:45:57 PM
I never heard of it till now.  I took one look at the current page that's up, and gagged.  Dear god, Furry's and hipster Victorian fetish combined.  Blaarrrggg.

Maybe I'll give it a go some other time if people insist its actually decent.  But I had a visceral negative reaction to that immediately.


Dr. McNinja, on the other hand, has had me actually laughing out loud like no web comic has in a long time.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fordel on August 02, 2015, 05:46:18 PM
It's set in prohibition St. Louis, the cats are booze runners!


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 02, 2015, 06:07:43 PM
It's literally just the author being like, "I want to talk about rumrunners during prohibition but drawing regular people is kinda boring. I'll make them all cats." rather than some furry thing, which the author gets really, really frustrated about.

I just don't find it very interesting despite the exceptionally good art.

Edit: Another thing I just thought of that makes the PA stuff even worse is that if you look at Unsounded- 99% of the stuff from it is pulled from nearly a decade of the artist's open RP game she played with friends. Like- open RP with no game system, just a GM who makes decisions and counts on players actually roleplaying. So basically it has this ridiculously huge body of apocrypha to pull from but she -never- puts anything in the comic that itself is not explained by the comic at some point. You do not need to go to a wiki or have some autistic weirdo who somehow intuited everything to explain it to you.

I read Gabe's explanation of the comic just now and it sorta makes sense. Like it's still terrible, but I have no idea how you were supposed to figure out what the fuck any of that meant.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: NowhereMan on August 05, 2015, 12:23:57 AM
Fabricated explained it well, he's clearly taken 'show don't tell' to heart but is using it in a format that requires pretty explicit depiction (with only 3 or 4 frames to work with) and obviously hasn't actually communicated this to Gabe. Like, maybe you could get that understanding after reading the whole series but they make no attempt to link 'spiders' with the monster depicted later. They don't make it very clear that the young girl depicted is the same as the older girl shown later and they never connect the monster to either parent. Why is the mother dying in hospital? Well that would be boring narrative and is clearly beneath him.

Perry Bible Fellowship is still publishing too and it's the one webcomic that's actually gotten me to buy something.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: lamaros on August 05, 2015, 02:06:55 AM
I bought some Hark! a Vagrant t-shirts back in the day.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Khaldun on August 22, 2015, 03:12:45 PM
Man, I hate Ctl+Alt+Del even more than PA.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 23, 2015, 04:12:16 PM
His side story stuff can at least be followed.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 24, 2015, 04:02:51 PM
Also mega update for unsounded today. It rules.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Thrawn on August 25, 2015, 08:39:16 AM
Also mega update for unsounded today. It rules.

I'd never heard of it before this post.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 25, 2015, 07:18:43 PM
Also mega update for unsounded today. It rules.

I'd never heard of it before this post.
It's good.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Khaldun on August 26, 2015, 07:24:08 AM
It's really compelling. Visually fantastic as well.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Viin on August 26, 2015, 12:37:02 PM
It is pretty good - I read it for about an hour last night. Love the art work.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on August 26, 2015, 12:47:40 PM
Can the lazy get a link up in this thread?

In an effort to not be completely useless - have a link to Death Vigil (http://nebezial.deviantart.com/gallery/47267490/death-vigil).  It's sort of a webcomic, mostly because you can read all 8 chapters online at his dA account, but it's also been published offline, too.  I really like his art and he has a few other series he's done but I haven't read them yet, for whatever reason.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Viin on August 26, 2015, 01:58:35 PM
Sure why not
http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/comic/ch01/ch01_01.html


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on August 26, 2015, 11:29:39 PM
Well damn.  That is an awesome comic.  Only made it up to chapter 8 tonight; I'll have to finish the rest tomorrow night.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on August 27, 2015, 08:28:40 AM
Wow, how had I never heard of Unsounded before.  Just hit chapter four and am really enjoying it.  Some interesting world building going on, often very funny, sometimes very dark, overall well done.

(http://i.imgur.com/kTanQH5.jpg)
Love little sight gags like the tip jar there...


I am extremely fond of Even Dahm's Vattu, which is epic stuff but updates between 1-3 pages a week, and slow to unfold.  It is seriously long-form (almost 700 pages and I think nearing the halfway mark).  Highly recommended, but might be good to check in with quarterly and read in chunks if you find slowly-unfolding-grand-scale-storytelling to be frustrating in serial form.  http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/


It's sad to me to see how little some fantastic artists make on Patreon compared to how much certain talentless hacks rake in.  Guess in all things it's about finding your audience and selling to them.  It is cool to see some folks making great art and being able to be supported by something other than crappy banner ads.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Shannow on August 27, 2015, 11:07:37 AM
And there goes the last two hours. Vattu is good, though for some reason the first part reminded me of playing Spore..
Thanks for the link!


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Thrawn on August 27, 2015, 11:13:27 AM
Read the first chapter of Unsounded and all I could think at the end was how much I didn't like Sette and had hoped he would just let her die.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on August 27, 2015, 12:27:32 PM
Just wrapped up chapter seven and wow, it does get very dark at times.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 27, 2015, 01:04:13 PM
Read the first chapter of Unsounded and all I could think at the end was how much I didn't like Sette and had hoped he would just let her die.
The author kinda has deep regrets about that chapter because of how much a shit Sette is in it. She softens up pretty steadily, and gets the shit knocked out of her a lot later. Also her homelife is really not good.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Thrawn on August 27, 2015, 01:07:13 PM
Read the first chapter of Unsounded and all I could think at the end was how much I didn't like Sette and had hoped he would just let her die.
The author kinda has deep regrets about that chapter because of how much a shit Sette is in it. She softens up pretty steadily, and gets the shit knocked out of her a lot later. Also her homelife is really not good.

I read a few more chapters today already and it's certainly improved and I'm well into 7 now.  Glad people here were praising it or I probably wouldn't have pushed on.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on August 27, 2015, 03:05:46 PM
I dig all of the fun 4th wall breaking stuff the artist does with the webpage and frames off and on.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on August 27, 2015, 04:06:04 PM
I really don't mind Sette being an incorrigible little shit at the beginning... and we do see that there's more to her than just that and a lot of it is a sort of defense-mechanism / self-confidence booster sorta thing... and her relationship with Duane evolves as she (and the audience) learn more about what makes him tick.

I'm caught up now and will definitely be following this one.  I do hope we get a breather and some more light-hearted bits after the current action underway resolves.

Interesting world, interesting characters, interesting magic system.  Wheels within wheels.  I'm looking forward to Sette finding someone to


Title: Re: Funny picture thread
Post by: calapine on September 19, 2015, 11:50:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7xXoLhg.png)

 :grin:


Title: Re: Funny picture thread
Post by: calapine on October 26, 2015, 02:34:43 PM
Trigger Warning: Polandball




Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on March 03, 2016, 03:50:56 AM
(http://files.explosm.net/comics/Dave/sextape.png)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samprimary on March 08, 2016, 02:42:18 PM
PA's regular stuff is now 100% unfunny after occasional signs of funny were thoroughly exterminated. I think a few of the occasional 'make no sense' interludes actually show some narrative and artistic promise but I think it's pretty characteristic that neither of them seem able to carry through on the ideas in those one-off things and sustain the effort. It's more like a sketchbook of half-baked ideas and premises and then it's back to the same jokes about video games and penises, recycling shit just like the real comics pages in the newspapers do.


why is this and why did it happen so severely

even the art appears to just be disintegrating into wank in a way which sort of degrades itself to tycho's failure to evolve beyond his own wank


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 08, 2016, 05:10:12 PM
What the fuck is this bullshit (https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2016/03/04/precautionary-tale), as an example.

It's horrible.



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: pants on March 08, 2016, 07:37:10 PM
I'm guessing because they now have hats of money, they believe everything they touches turns to gold.  And they have enough fanbois telling them that, so they've disappeared so far up their own arses that they have lost a sense of what is good and what is crap.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 08, 2016, 09:10:11 PM
What the fuck is this bullshit (https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2016/03/04/precautionary-tale), as an example.

It's horrible.

What the fuck happened to dude's hair?  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Rendakor on March 08, 2016, 09:18:12 PM
The art seems worse than I remember it being; wonder if that's rose colored glasses or they actually got worse.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Soln on March 08, 2016, 09:33:15 PM
Pretty sure it's drawn/inked/rendered by multiple artists they have in house.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: ezrast on March 08, 2016, 10:12:43 PM
It's definitely worse. Mike has been veering into the experimental with his art for a while but Tycho's head has never been quite so grippingly, objectively ugly before.

And I'm usually not even a hater - I still generally enjoy Jerry's gratuitous, verbiage-wank writing style, though I stopped keeping up with the comic once the newspost became required reading to make any sense of it.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 09, 2016, 06:25:29 AM
The art seems worse than I remember it being; wonder if that's rose colored glasses or they actually got worse.

No, it's got worse.  And it's been a straight line down.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on March 09, 2016, 09:51:21 AM
Does that remind anyone else of a certain forum?  :why_so_serious:



(https://i.imgur.com/lhgibTM.png)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samprimary on March 09, 2016, 09:56:05 AM
Yeah like legitimately the art is getting worse. It's like the opposite of watching other webcomics, where if even just through the sheer tenacity of how much they practice, you notice them evolving into a coherent style that becomes more clarified, consistent, good, and expressive as time goes on.

Whereas PA is just ... dissolving into a weird fucking sausage-nose mess of soppy, weird "facial" "expressions"



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on March 09, 2016, 10:23:21 AM
He's a Fine Artieest. You just don't GET him. It's not for you.

The irony is dripping.
 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on March 09, 2016, 10:32:57 AM
It's fascinating because it breaks the two most common webcomic art patterns (a. art remains the exact same level of mediocre-to-bad that it was from day one or (more commonly) b. art steadily improves over time (apparently most people who draw hundreds of pages of comics start getting better at art, shocking))... PA started pretty rough art-wise, improved steadily over a few years, then at some point just sorta imploded into something incomprehensible.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samprimary on March 09, 2016, 11:13:06 AM
He's a Fine Artieest. You just don't GET him. It's not for you.

(http://i.imgur.com/fvHOwaJ.png)

like i don't know who this is supposed to be for but it really concerns me that they managed to carve out a stylistic niche where

uh,

okay, okay, the best way i can describe it is this: they perplexingly went from drawing mouths like "people who can draw mouths ok" to drawing mouths like Liefeld draws feet, like that there is a fundamental lack of ability to draw that thing that cannot entirely be mended, and that they sort of gloss over with some crude, weird workarounds.

it is like that much with the 'humor' and writing having seemingly decayed into terminally unfunny, the visuals of the strip broke straight through into depressingly overwrought badness. I see the amount of practice and time that goes into it. So I do not understand how it ends up so bad where before it was arguably better by being simpler and more straightforward.

Is tycho's absurd glossolalia sort of wanking itself off into how gabe does art?


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Rishathra on March 09, 2016, 11:45:14 AM
It cannot be overstated just how far Tycho has crawled up his own ass.  I used to enjoy the fact that reading the post helped me understand the context of the comic, but he doesn't say anything coherent anymore.  In fact, he just flat out doesn't say ANY THING, anymore.  He just whargarbls for a few "paragraphs," and then makes a little blurb at the end to the effect of, "I know I'm way up my own ass, spewing nonsense, but it also has meaning, ya know?"


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on March 09, 2016, 02:26:52 PM
I wasn't sarcasiming hard enough I guess. Thus my "irony" statement because they're officially Kevin Smith now:
https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/24/the-adventures-of-twisp-and-catsby


Is tycho's absurd glossolalia sort of wanking itself off into how gabe does art?


Yes, that's pretty much my take on things.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samprimary on March 09, 2016, 11:46:23 PM
It cannot be overstated just how far Tycho has crawled up his own ass.  I used to enjoy the fact that reading the post helped me understand the context of the comic, but he doesn't say anything coherent anymore.  In fact, he just flat out doesn't say ANY THING, anymore.  He just whargarbls for a few "paragraphs," and then makes a little blurb at the end to the effect of, "I know I'm way up my own ass, spewing nonsense, but it also has meaning, ya know?"

His response to Undertale was breathtaking in that it so perfectly and completely summarized that he had become the very sort of thing he had pilloried earlier back when I guess he wasn't ossified underneath all his wank. I had been prone to be apologist for them before. That ended that.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 10, 2016, 02:42:31 AM
What you did there. I see it.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on March 10, 2016, 09:27:12 AM
Geezus - comparing the art in those two PA strips linked.. the current stuff looks like absolute shit.  Someone needs to have his gradient tool taken away at the bare minimum.

(http://i.imgur.com/CbldMLr.png)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: koro on March 10, 2016, 10:29:58 AM
I've been somewhat active on the PA forums for many years, but I can't recall the last time I ever set eyes on the frontpage or actively followed the comic. It's got to have been six, seven years now? Much like Something Awful, the front page stopped being the interesting part many years ago.

It's kind of interesting, though, since you can flip backwards through the recent archives and find the single exact strip where Mike's art style suddenly shifts to what we have now. It's very jarring.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Fabricated on March 10, 2016, 06:52:24 PM
I think his excuse was, "I was tired of the old way so I'm doing it this way now."

It looks really bad but whatever they've been at it for like a decade and a half now. I don't really read them anymore.

Like, Tim Fucking Buckley does more poorly written but somehow more interesting shit now since he dumped the PA-ripoff premise. He does a really bad videogame comic, a bad sci-fi story, a bad dnd-campaign, and a bad superhero story. Somehow it's more interesting than anything PA has going on somehow which boggles the mind.

But we also live in a world where the guy that does Dresden Codak still gets thousands of dollars a month on Patreon to NOT deliver any of the actual promised goods, month after month after month.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Quinton on March 13, 2016, 10:08:35 PM
But we also live in a world where the guy that does Dresden Codak still gets thousands of dollars a month on Patreon to NOT deliver any of the actual promised goods, month after month after month.

I thought he was updating at the rate of one, sometimes two pages a month post-patreon-windfall, which is blisteringly fast for him.  (Yeah, I'm a bit baffled at why folks throw that much money at him too).


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on March 14, 2016, 09:22:23 AM
Philosophy wonks have little else to spend money on, I suppose. Especially nihilists since nothing matters.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on March 16, 2016, 02:55:15 PM
Polandballs playing D&D! Spoilered for size:



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on May 16, 2016, 02:16:48 PM
https://www.facebook.com/pbfcomics/photos/pcb.931178616981215/931175863648157/?type=3&theater



Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on May 16, 2016, 03:07:35 PM
LOL!  Okay, that one took a bit to get, but not bad.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Teleku on May 16, 2016, 03:09:03 PM
It's brilliant on almost every level.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: apocrypha on May 16, 2016, 04:24:07 PM
Haha yeah that took me a minute  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Venkman on May 16, 2016, 06:46:11 PM
That took me too longer to get  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Soln on May 17, 2016, 02:08:25 PM
explain plz (Bane/Batman? something SJW?)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: schad on May 17, 2016, 02:22:37 PM
explain plz (Bane/Batman? something SJW?)

Onomatopoeia


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Sky on May 17, 2016, 03:34:56 PM
Also, I love the Heroes for Hire.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Furiously on May 18, 2016, 03:06:33 AM
Sweet Christmas!


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: SurfD on May 18, 2016, 04:05:26 PM
explain plz (Bane/Batman? something SJW?)
Pay careful attention to the "bif, pow, whacK" style sound effects in each pannel.   I am sure you will eventually make the connection.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on September 06, 2016, 09:57:14 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Crq5G6TXEAMTShf.jpg:large)

That's probably painfully close to what actually happens...  :grin:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Merusk on September 06, 2016, 12:52:48 PM
It's 95% true for A/E proposals.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on September 11, 2016, 05:01:58 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cr7yIkLUAAY6q5t.jpg:large)

That's probably painfully close to what actually happens...   :grin:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 13, 2016, 10:47:38 AM
If my college years are any indication, we have evolved beyond where the artists gets laid for his art.

Most likely, it's probably just me.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on October 24, 2016, 03:01:49 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cvjlvi3XYAABbT_.jpg:large)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on March 02, 2017, 07:56:46 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBgSy9CUcAIJBeb.png)

I assume this is an accurate presentation of air force personnel.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Viin on March 02, 2017, 10:03:00 AM
lol


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Teleku on March 02, 2017, 01:04:27 PM
Somebody will have to explain the punchline to me.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: NowhereMan on March 02, 2017, 01:15:15 PM
No AF experience so this is all conjecture buuuut:

Drone pilots are looked down on by actual pilots (hence the spinny hat and Starbucks latte). His story by default is dumb and boring and no pilot will ever listen. I'm guessing when pilots tell stories like this they use their fingers to represent the plane and other object, moving them to simulate the 3D events. The drone pilot is told to do that and suddenly his story is cool and interesting.

This demonstrates that fighter pilots are dumb and shallow. I think.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: MahrinSkel on March 02, 2017, 01:15:58 PM
Fighter jocks wave their hands, acting out their warstories. The "Fighter Jock Mafia" basically runs the Air Force (which leads to bizarre decisions, sometimes), and drone pilots are considered washouts and rejects from the fighter program.

--Dabe


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on March 02, 2017, 02:46:06 PM
Tht explanations are about right. I thought the fighters talk with their hand was joke was known.  ;D

Doctrine man are a bit hit and miss, but generally funny. Same source:

(https://i.imgur.com/IhdLoKS.png)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on May 05, 2017, 07:11:38 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/44M5SXI.gif)

Decent advise.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on May 05, 2017, 08:37:08 AM
 :heart: :heart: :heart:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on May 11, 2017, 04:22:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9QjV6ZQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/71yd9N6.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/dVyEVOm.jpg)

All true, but regarding the last. I would recommend replacing the valium with ritalin. The combination of methylphenidate and ethanol metabolizes into ethylphenidate. I have read that the effect is good mood, blabbering and arousal.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on May 15, 2017, 11:57:19 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EkjsmyP.jpg)

 :oh_i_see: :uhrr: :ye_gods: :grin:

(I blame this forum, I was Normal once!)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 01, 2017, 02:27:30 AM
(http://files.explosm.net/comics/Rob/clouds.png)

Old but good.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 01, 2017, 02:44:10 AM
ohhhh! Cyanide & Happiness has a random comic generator. It's also possible to lock indvidual panels and only rotate the other(s).

That's  what I came up with:

(http://i.imgur.com/C4lXfZu.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/R7n3Ric.png)




http://explosm.net/rcg


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 01, 2017, 03:10:26 AM
This is fun!

(http://i.imgur.com/gKas4AF.png)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 07, 2017, 09:22:52 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/T57hq.png)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 07, 2017, 09:29:04 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/JWAklwe.jpg)

Context: I just found a subreddit called /r/SympatheticMonsters.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 08, 2017, 01:43:39 PM
(https://i.redd.it/0h1wp2uy3d2z.jpg)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Zetleft on June 08, 2017, 03:26:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8dDEJn2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hjzcsji.jpg)


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on June 09, 2017, 05:38:35 AM
They're both brilliant.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 11, 2017, 11:50:53 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/z9RyTSs.jpg)


I am ashamed to admit it took me some time...  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Tebonas on June 21, 2017, 03:57:32 AM
...and Scott Adams finally went full retard and does a "Poor Trump being unfairly investigated" storyline with Dilbert as a stand-in.

I might be the last one here, but that did it and I'm finally out.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: NowhereMan on June 21, 2017, 04:19:17 AM
He's been insane and unfunny for a long ass time. Reading any of the strips in the last few years the most sympathetic character is probably the Pointy Haired Boss who has shifted to being a slightly clueless guy with an asshole of an employee.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on June 21, 2017, 05:34:14 AM
Scott Adams is just another Orson Scott Card.

Both of them had good stuff ages ago and then turned into horrific fucking assholes who'll get a dance outta me when they die.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 21, 2017, 06:49:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/SHCpkhQ.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/FkJ5RJw.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/VElvAtS.png)



Thank god for those tags. The comic's message is pretty subtle but they help me understand what I should think.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Tebonas on June 21, 2017, 06:57:56 AM
His prefered target audience seems to be Trumpists now. Looks about the right amount of subtle for those.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Ironwood on June 21, 2017, 08:05:45 AM
But, but, but, but, the e-mail and phone logs will show no collusion with the Elbonians, so he's ok to just submit them to clear the matter up, right ?

I can't even with this fucking asshole.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 21, 2017, 11:28:40 AM
Dear God, those three are not only horribly unfunny, they don't even bother trying to be subtle or make any sense in relation to the actual events. Fuck that dude.


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: calapine on June 21, 2017, 01:21:57 PM
Those shitty comics made me go back to the explosm.net random comic generator. No need to be shy about sucking if that guy get's money.


I call them "Calapine's sensible, no-nonsense comic strips"  

(http://i.imgur.com/y9iz3DR.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/o6jA8ys.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/yoHbmFD.png)





If you have to *groan* that mean it's working. :roll:


Title: Re: Webcomic thread
Post by: Samwise on June 21, 2017, 01:55:36 PM
(http://files.explosm.net/rcg/laefkmbxk.png)

Meta!