• General Webcomics Thread V1: Loss! The Musical
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[quote]we·b·co·mics /web ˈkämiks/ noun noun: webcomic; plural noun: webcomics a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process. "there was a brief webcomic in the war with France" synonyms: pause, break, gap, lacuna, interval, intermission, interlude, interruption, suspension, lull, respite, time out, time off, recess; More PROSODYGRAMMAR a break between two vowels coming together but not in the same syllable, as in the ear and cooperate. synonyms: pause, break, gap, lacuna, interval, intermission, interlude, interruption, suspension, lull, respite, time out, time off, recess; More Origin early 21th century (originally denoting a physical gap or opening): from Latin, literally ‘gaping,’ from webcom ‘gape.’[/quote] [b]Webcomics you already know so im just going to list them first and get them out of the way already:[/b] --Restructuring--- But not all things are as they seem, readers, for many among you are aware of the horrors that lurk beneath the depths; [b]The Infamous:[/b] --Restructuring--- Okay with that garbage out of the way, lets get to rest. [b]Webcomics and Suggested Reading:[/b] [QUOTE=Recommended by StrawberryClock;51470766] [URL="http://tabletitans.com/comic/adventure/first-encounters"]Table Titans[/URL] - Dungeons and Dragons webcomic done right. [URL="http://tabletitans.com/comic/adventure/first-encounters"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/uiYRJeg.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.drivecomic.com/archive/090815.html"]Drive[/URL] - Fairly lighthearted sci-fi story in a future where Spain rules the Earth and the stars after reverse-engineering an alien craft. [URL="http://www.drivecomic.com/archive/090815.html"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/5ZRE3JP.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.praguerace.com/comic/start"]Prague Race[/URL] - Gorgeous modern-fantasy story with an interesting premise. [URL="http://www.praguerace.com/comic/start"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/PJ0RdrV.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/02222010"]Manly Guys Doing Manly Things[/URL] - One of the very few webcomics that does the whole "video game parody" thing extremely well. [URL="http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/02222010"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/KHONNWh.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/chapter-1-our-wild-bretheren"]Daughter of the Lilies[/URL] - Extremely polished fantasy story with a tight focus and a beautiful art direction. [URL="http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/chapter-1-our-wild-bretheren"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/5lvq6xW.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.wildelifecomic.com/comic/4"]Wilde Life[/URL] - Very well realized, tightly-focused modern supernatural adventure story with a great artstyle to boot. [URL="http://www.wildelifecomic.com/comic/4"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/B16ZWry.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.poppy-opossum.com/comic/a-story/"]Poppy O'Possum[/URL] - Cute animal people and magic with a surprisingly gritty story that will subvert your expectations. [URL="http://www.poppy-opossum.com/comic/a-story/"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/cZypa09.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://guildedage.net/comic/chapter-1-cover/"]Guilded Age[/URL] - Your run-of-the-mill fantasy story... until you get to the big twist. [URL="http://guildedage.net/comic/chapter-1-cover/"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/lDZCtFg.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.endcomic.com/comic/book-one-cover/"]The End[/URL] - Space opera with hi-tech alien bird people visiting a con, canadian mountie turned space cop and humanity's long lost cousins preparing an interplanetary coup. [URL="http://www.endcomic.com/comic/book-one-cover/"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/hralUGd.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.viciousprint.com/6commando/comic/and-so-it-goes/"]6-Commando[/URL] - Military thriller in an alternative timeline during the 80's where the cold war was very much hot. [URL="http://www.viciousprint.com/6commando/comic/and-so-it-goes/"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/6i5P2v0.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0001.html"]Darth & Droids[/URL] - What if Star Wars was just a guy and his friends running a tabletop RPG campaign? [URL="http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0001.html"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/1uQh5MW.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.godslavecomic.com/comic/page-1"]Godslave[/URL] - Story of girl thrown into the drama and danger of modern day Egyptian Mythology. [URL="http://www.godslavecomic.com/comic/page-1"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/AgmZLvA.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.marecomic.com/comic/intro-page-1/"]Mare Internum[/URL] - An online science fiction graphic novel about the isolated inhabitants of the planet Mars. [URL="http://www.marecomic.com/comic/intro-page-1/"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/fA8h6yf.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=001"]Vattu[/URL] - A story following a member of a nomadic tribe caught in the midst of a massive clash of cultures. [URL="http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=001"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/FNwntEB.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=1"]Stand Still, Stay Silent[/URL] - A post apocalyptic adventure with elements from Nordic mythology, set 90 years in the future. [URL="http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=1"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/8aIUUf7.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.ndecomic.com/comic/page-1"]Not Drunk Enough[/URL] - Your average repairman gets stuck in an office late at night where things seem to have gone terribly wrong . [URL="http://www.ndecomic.com/comic/page-1"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/FyHwygv.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.aquapunk.co/comic/book1"]Aquapunk[/URL] - In a world of unknown coordinates inhabited by aliens, ghosts, and robots, a young member of a warrior underclass goes on the run when he's framed by his superiors. [URL="http://www.aquapunk.co/comic/book1"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/82WIW1o.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.paranatural.net/comic/chapter-1"]Paranatural[/URL] - Sassy young teen Max just moved to the supernaturally weird town Mayview and he's having none of it. Probably the funniest comic I've read so far. [URL="http://www.paranatural.net/comic/chapter-1"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/La0Repk.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v1ch1-cover"]Atomic Robo[/URL] - The adventures of Tesla's sentient robot turned gentlemen scientist. He punches nazis and saves space-time. [URL="http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v1ch1-cover"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/3a0VqA1.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://galaxioncomics.com/1-comic/book-1/chapter-1/chapter-1-p-1/"]Galaxion[/URL] - Galaxion is the name of a scientific survey starship operated by the Terran Space Association. Test of a new jump drive is about to go underway... [URL="http://galaxioncomics.com/1-comic/book-1/chapter-1/chapter-1-p-1/"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/cGSQEFM.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/kill-six-billion-demons-chapter-1/"]Kill Six Billion Demons[/URL] - Girl has to cope with a situation that seems completely out of her control, or is it? Probably the most gorgeous webcomic I've seen so far. [URL="http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/kill-six-billion-demons-chapter-1/"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/n6uyZRe.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.metacarpolis.com/metacarpolis/chapter-1-page-1"]Metacarpolis[/URL] - A city infested by cute sentient robots, rival evil corporations and minimum-wage data-entry jobs. [URL="http://www.metacarpolis.com/metacarpolis/chapter-1-page-1"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/P72DJu7.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.boywhofell.com/comic/ch00p00"]The Boy Who Fell[/URL] - A schoolboy falls and gets dragged down to somewhere unpleasant. Probably the only manga-style webcomic I've read that doesn't get handicapped by the choice of artstyle. [URL="http://www.boywhofell.com/comic/ch00p00"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ZpqRvsI.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.wonderlustcomic.com/comic/pg-1-2-vamoose"]Wonderlust[/URL] - Sally Kalloway is too smart for her own good. This is a story about her. [URL="http://www.wonderlustcomic.com/comic/pg-1-2-vamoose"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/wt9I5q2.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/every-story-has-to-start-somewhere"]Between Failures[/URL] - Probably the only slice-of-life webcomic about minimum-wage jobs that I find both funny and engaging without becoming irritating. A bit of a guilty pleasure but I think you'll like it. [URL="http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/every-story-has-to-start-somewhere"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/NbLjGwl.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://alpha-flag.com/?comic=alpha-00"]Alpha Flag[/URL] - The Diver wakes up on the shore and tries to find his senses. Literally. [URL="http://alpha-flag.com/?comic=alpha-00"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/LVtFv7z.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.last-halloween.com/posts/1"]The Last Halloween[/URL] - Seven billion humans, and now seven billion monsters. [URL="http://www.last-halloween.com/posts/1"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/EhfIM8I.png[/IMG][/URL].[/QUOTE] [quote= Recommended] [URL=""][/URL] [URL=""][IMG][/IMG][/URL].[/QUOTE] --Restructuring list-- [b]And of course, [highlight]WEBCOMIC OF THE DECADE[/highlight]:[/b] [quote= I told you about the stairs bro][b][i]Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff[/i] by God at [url]http://www.mspaintadventures.com/sweetbroandhellajeff/[/url] [t]http://cdn.mspaintadventures.com/images/goodshit.jpg[/t] Good shit dude.[/b][/quote] OP is very very Work In Progress, suggest comics to add to the list or to the infamous pile and whatnot, let me know if i missed any comics to put in the "everyone knows about this shit" pile. Alright lets get to shitposting.
You ought to add Kill Six Billion Demons ASAP
Why not just put StrawberryClock's entire recommendation post in the OP?
[QUOTE=Ott;51499886]Why not just put StrawberryClock's entire recommendation post in the OP?[/QUOTE] Im getting to it, i wanted to get the thread up atleast incase my internet shits the bed again.
Also it's been 404 days since the last Prequel update but it's totally gonna be worth it guys, right? [spolerabuse]Kaz would rather work on an interactive flash game in which no time passes than actually progress the story, in which 6 days have passed in 5 years of updates[/spoilerabuse]
[QUOTE=Ott;51499916]Also it's been 404 days since the last Prequel update but it's totally gonna be worth it guys, right? [spolerabuse]Kaz would rather work on an interactive flash game in which no time passes than actually progress the story, in which 6 days have passed in 5 years of updates[/spoilerabuse][/QUOTE] At this point I'm pretty sure the only reason I'm checking Prequel anymore is just wanting to see the latest mutation of the "BIG UPDATE SOON GUYS I PROMISE" thing at the top of the page that's been standing in lieu of updates for the past year On a less cynical subject though, I wholeheartedly recommend [url=http://www.schlockmercenary.com/]Schlock Mercenary[/url] Seriously good sci-fi that's been running for nearly twenty years at this point on a [I]daily fucking update schedule[/I] and it's still managing to be fresh and interesting See also, [url=http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php]Girl Genius[/url] and [url=http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/]Gunnerkrigg Court[/url], which are both kind of a mashup of sci-fi and fantasy elements, both of them are really fun
Girl Genius is still going on? I found it in 2010/2011 and it had years of updates behind it; I don't know if I can catch up. (Also the art style was kinda weird at times) Maybe add Ava's Demon, even though the update schedule is terrible?
[QUOTE=Sitkero;51500202]At this point I'm pretty sure the only reason I'm checking Prequel anymore is just wanting to see the latest mutation of the "BIG UPDATE SOON GUYS I PROMISE" thing at the top of the page that's been standing in lieu of updates for the past year On a less cynical subject though, I wholeheartedly recommend [url=http://www.schlockmercenary.com/]Schlock Mercenary[/url] Seriously good sci-fi that's been running for nearly twenty years at this point on a [I]daily fucking update schedule[/I] and it's still managing to be fresh and interesting See also, [url=http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php]Girl Genius[/url] and [url=http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/]Gunnerkrigg Court[/url], which are both kind of a mashup of sci-fi and fantasy elements, both of them are really fun[/QUOTE] I'll second Schlock Mercenary with a caveat. It gets very [I]very[/I] sludgy with it's pacing sometimes, and because of the (honestly glorious and awe inspiring feat of a) strip-a-day style, sometimes there will be long drags of, "characters engage in exposition," or, "characters come to realization that reader had two weeks ago over what is actually thirty minutes of in world time," or, "and now for the other plot line you stopped caring about." One of the better ways to read it is to check it out once a week so you can pick up a nice seven slices of Schlock in one sitting. For the record, I've been reading Schlock Mercenary since I was [I]twelve[/I] and that's weird.
I'd like to recommend [URL="http://www.backcomic.com"]Back[/URL] by Anthony Clark and KC Green. Two of the funniest comic creators teaming up for a serious story about a fairytale like apocalyptic prophecy, with both of their trademark humors worked in works out absolutely fantastically. [editline]9th December 2016[/editline] As well as [URL="http://deadwinter.cc"]Dead Winter[/URL]. While it is a typical zombie story it's got a fantastic art style, great characters and some interesting aspects, such as the occasional "music video" thrown in. One thing though is that it's updated insanely infrequently. It always has been but now the creator is making a game of it! [editline]9th December 2016[/editline] One more is [URL="http://www.glamrockgorilla.com"]Glam Rock Gorilla [/URL]. Its official subtitle is a Cosmic Rock Opera and that couldn't be more fitting, though its only teased at the cosmic part. Starring the gorilla from the gorilla munch cereal box, he starts a band that changes the world. Its till fairly early in its story but its got great style and awesome music choice.
None of my main webcomics are here ohmgosh [URL="http://xckd.com"]xkcd[/URL] — One of the longest-running popular webcomics and a fucking classic. Spawner of many memes, references, and a staple of nerd/geek culture [t]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/compiling.png[/t] [URL="http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/"]Gunnerkrigg Court[/URL] — Sci-fi / Fantasy & slice-of-life about a girl who is pooosssibly magic? [sp] she is, of course[/sp] has a phenomenal storyline and great artwork after the first few chapters. gets much better [t]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/00001165_6885.jpg[/t] [URL="http://questionablecontent.net/"]Questionable Content[/URL] — Slice-of-life about a dude that turns into a whole cast. The art starts off TERRIBLY but the dude has gotten much better throughout the years. [t]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a4rMawxYh58/SmTjuyX-wcI/AAAAAAAAAo4/CDaRsdpAxtc/s1600/robating.png[/t] [URL="http://www.housepetscomic.com/"]Housepets![/URL] — Seems like furry stuff at first but much more like Disney stuff. Slice-of-life animals-as-humans shenanigans with a weird but funny cosmic-fantasy subplot [t]https://bedlamreviews.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/2012-03-26-the-hunger-for-games.png[/t] [URL="http://oglaf.com/"]Oglaf[/URL] — Generally NSFW random shit. very funny. Spawned a lot of meme pictures & references [URL="http://www.prequeladventure.com/"]Prequel[/URL] — Elder Scrolls-based adventure comic about [sp]THE TERRIBLE ABUSE AND UNFAIR[/sp] adventures of a Khajiit (somewhat NSFW at times?) [URL="http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/"]AmazingSuperPowers[/URL] — General silliness [URL="http://www.awkwardzombie.com/"]AWKWARD ZOMBIE[/URL] — Video game doodles and shenanigans [URL="http://theoatmeal.com/"]The Oatmeal[/URL] — Random topics, usually a single page and spawned a couple of games now (Exploding Kittens & the Tesla comic guy) [URL="http://www.sheldoncomics.com/"]Sheldon[/URL] — Starts out about a Bill-Gates-but-10-years-old kid with money & computer smarts, ends up just a cast of daily shenanigans. [URL="http://nedroid.com/"]Nedroid [/URL]— General shenanigans, spawner of memes [URL="http://www.pbfcomics.com/"]The Perry Bible Fellowship[/URL] — I really dunno how to describe this one. I'm forgetting a dozen more still tbh should I add images for the rest of them
Shit, I keep forgeting Darths and Droids. I keep rediscovering it after long periods of time, then I forget after 2 weeks of following only to rediscover it 2 years later. :v: Also, can we have a hall of infamy for comics like CAD, Andrew Dobson's comic etc?
so what do you guys think of mspa-format webcomics? i think they're great except when they're awful
[QUOTE=JXZ;51506279]so what do you guys think of mspa-format webcomics? i think they're great except when they're awful[/QUOTE] That's generally how it works with everything though, isn't it? Also, KSBD updated. [sp]Did I miss something or is 82 White Chain being able to take off their face a new thing?[/sp]
[QUOTE=JXZ;51506279]so what do you guys think of mspa-format webcomics? i think they're great except when they're awful[/QUOTE] I strongly recomend Problem Sleuth if we're talking MSPA. I can only recomend Homestuck if you stop reading after act 4 and make up your own ending. that's unless you want to read pages of text [sp]====>.:FoRmAtTeD lIeK tHiS >:3>:3>:3>:3>:3:.<====[/sp] [editline]10th December 2016[/editline] On that note: [t]http://i.imgur.com/ZSSaCjQ.gif[/t] [URL="http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4"]Problem Sleuth -[/URL] A team of hard boil detectives at work. Very undetective like things happen throughout, strongly recommended. Has a fair bit of crossover with Homestuck if you've only read one or the other. [t]http://i.imgur.com/vAal0sI.gif[/t] [URL="http://www.mspaintadventures.com/index.php?s=6&p=001901"]Homestuck -[/URL] Homestuck has it's ups and downs, mostly downs past act 4 imo, But still is quite an experience for how lengthy it is and how all this complcated shit just seems to come out of something that should be quite simple. When a good moment happens, it really stands out. As long as you keep you opinions of the fanbase at the door you might enjoy this.
i'll just crosspost my reccomendations from the other thread[QUOTE=Blazedol;51479843]since we're still recommending comics i'll suggest [URL="http://www.powernapcomic.com/d/20110617.html"]power nap[/URL], which is great but has a pretty spastic update schedule, [URL="https://tapastic.com/episode/100970"]high moon[/URL], which ends on a cliffhanger but who cares it's the sickest shit about werewolves and vampires ever and nobody talks about it, [URL="http://www.transientman.com/novel/"]transient man[/URL] which is one of the weirdest and greatest things i've ever read and has great art drawn by concept artists for bioshock and dragon age but ends kinda out of nowhere unless you buy the book, and [URL="http://falsepositivecomic.com/"]false positive[/URL], which is like the twilight zone but more modern and more funny.[/QUOTE] special mention to transient man and high moon because they're genuinely two of the most insane and well-written webcomics i've read, and besides, just look at this fucking [I]art[/I] [t]https://webcomicoverlook.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/tm4.png?w=604[/t] [t]http://blog.noisetrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/high-moon.jpg[/t]
[QUOTE=JXZ;51506279]so what do you guys think of mspa-format webcomics? i think they're great except when they're awful[/QUOTE] Already mentioned previously but [url=http://www.prequeladventure.com/]Prequel[/url] has a nice artstyle and fun (but not goofy) humor. [t]http://www.prequeladventure.com/this/story1951.gif[/t]
I like that this thread was inspired by a video on how webcomics suck. [QUOTE=ElectricSquid;51500293]Girl Genius is still going on? I found it in 2010/2011 and it had years of updates behind it; I don't know if I can catch up. (Also the art style was kinda weird at times)[/QUOTE] It's already miles ahead of where I left it like a year ago.
[QUOTE=Drury;51511710]I like that this thread was inspired by a video on how webcomics suck. It's already miles ahead of where I left it like a year ago.[/QUOTE] Right, but is it further along plot-wise? When I last left it all those years ago, they'd been stuck in the siege of Mechanicsburg(?) for what must have been a year or two at the very least, and only when I was actively reading it was that arc approaching any kind of end or progress forward.
Yay! A webcomic thread! Have to do a shout out to [url=http://www.nawlz.com/]Nawlz[/url]. It was never finished, but DAMN was it a cool webcomic! [img]http://pre06.deviantart.net/b5f3/th/pre/i/2010/136/4/d/crane_city_by_nawlz.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=ElectricSquid;51511874]Right, but is it further along plot-wise? When I last left it all those years ago, they'd been stuck in the siege of Mechanicsburg(?) for what must have been a year or two at the very least, and only when I was actively reading it was that arc approaching any kind of end or progress forward.[/QUOTE] Where I left it they were already past Mechanicsburg, but yeah that took fucking long.
does [URL="http://doomcomicdrama.ytmnd.com/"]this[/URL] count as a webcomic
Oh wow, I'm honored you guys decided to straight up add my recommendations to the OP haha.
Blasternation was alright but had a really abrupt ending that left tons of questions unanswered.
Ey, webcomics! I've been at Tapastic for over a year now and I highly recommend [URL="https://tapastic.com/series/The-Inheritors-Comic"]The Inheritors.[/URL] It's a high school/sci-fi comic with a beautiful greytoned artstyle. It's a short read, but sadly it updates very rarely. The Inheritors is a big inspiration for my comic. If you're into zombies, check out [URL="https://tapastic.com/series/Zotagius"]Zotagius[/URL]. (Is it ok to post your own comic in this thread?)
[QUOTE=Ott;51511698]Already mentioned previously but [url=http://www.prequeladventure.com/]Prequel[/url] has a nice artstyle and fun (but not goofy) humor. [t]http://www.prequeladventure.com/this/story1951.gif[/t][/QUOTE] Shame it's updated with the same intervals as the tf comic
Christmas is coming! As such enjoy this classic reading of [del]sweet bro and hella jeff[/del] the Best Webcomic To Ever Grace This Universe. [video=youtube;9xuhv3bh0-A]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xuhv3bh0-A[/video] [sp]Jolly Fun Fact: This reading was actually done by Toby Fox[/sp]
I'm disappointed in the lack of Tails Gets Trolled, objectively the best webcomic ever made.
[QUOTE=gunguy765;51514731]I'm disappointed in the lack of Tails Gets Trolled, objectively the best webcomic ever made.[/QUOTE] What about Sonichu??
Gotta add Romantically Apocalyptic and Gone with the Blastwave to the OP. Especially the first one, it's amazing both in visuals and storyline.
I think Go Get A Roomie is probably my favorite webcomic ever. Really think it's worth a shot. Made me think really hard about lots of stuff.
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