Webcomics

I’ve been reading webcomics for almost as long as they’ve been around. The selection that I read each week hasn’t changed much in the last few years, but I think it’s time to remove a few from my list that aren’t being updated, and add a few new ones that I’ve found recently.

Since I’m going through the process, I’ll list the comics I’m not reading anymore, the ones that will stay on the list, and those new ones that I’ll be adding.

Outgoing

User Friendly

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This was the very first webcomic that I started reading some thirteen or fourteen years ago. Unfortunate it hasn’t been updated in a few years and the comics that appear each day are repeats.

Apple Geeks

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This is a comic that I started reading at uni, it also hasn’t been updated in a few years. The writer now does another comic called Johnny Wander, but I don’t know if the artist has another comic around.

The Meek

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This comic is one of the latest ones that I added, and followed the standard comic format with full pages updated less frequently. Unfortunately the author/artist stopped making it, citing that she just doesn’t enjoy the comic making process. It’s a shame because it was a great story with some wonderful characters.

Stable

Three Panel Soul

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This is a comic made by the two guys who used to do Mac Hall, and true to its name, is always composed of three panels (well almost always). It’s a bit of a laugh, and has some fun geek culture gaming references along with bits and pieces about the lives of the creators.

Johnny Wander

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A webcomic made by the writer from Apple geeks and his now girlfriend who is a fantastic artist. It goes from somewhat non-fictional stories about their own lives to some fantastic stories that they’ve created with a lot of wonderful characters.

PhD Comics

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A comic about life in grad school (i.e. doing a PhD). Laughs mixed with the sort of truisms that make you feel like you’re part of a big suffering community and occasional interesting descriptions of research.

Megatokyo

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This is another long time favourite. Its the ongoing saga of two friends who end up in Japan without visas or passports. Lots of references to manga that go over my head. The original second creator (the one who wasn’t the artist) left the series a while back, and it moves a bit in stops and starts, but I still enjoy it.

xkcd

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“A webcomic of  romance, sarcasm, math, and language.” This is one of my favourites, the artist is always managing to stuff huge amounts of insight and trivia into a webcomic drawn with stick figures.

Penny Arcade

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One of the very first webcomics made, and probably the biggest success of the genre. A gaming webcomic made by two friends whose alter egos are portrayed in the comic. I still enjoy it years after I stopped really being a gamer.

Incoming

Bad Machinery

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The story of a group of schoolgirls who solve paranormal mysteries and a group of three boys with whom they sometimes but heads and sometimes seem to fall over. It’s set in the fictional town of Tackleford in West Yorkshire, England. It’s got fantastic storytelling and is always reliably updated. As far as I can tell, the author/artist has been doing webcomics almost ten years, which is a feat in and of itself.

Two Guys and Guy

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A comic I found on deviantArt, written and drawn by a guy from Sweden. It’s a one gag a comic sort of deal centred around two guys and a girl named Guy (which of course, explains the name). The characters are over the top and it’s always a good laugh.

League of Super Redundant Heroes

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An ensemble comic drawn by two different artists. There were originally three, the other being the artist from Two Guys and Guy. It’s a parody of superhero comics about a sub-par super-powered group in a town full of supers. Again, it’s a good laugh.

JL8

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Continuing with the superhero theme, JL8 is a cute little comic based on the premise that DC’s Justice League characters all attend primary school together (they are suppose to be around 8 years old).

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