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Webcomic recommendations

BellisPerennisBellisPerennis Posts: 90Administrator
edited November 29 in Webcomics Vote Up0Vote Down
Well, Buds, I think I'm not stretching far in assuming that DotL is not the only webcomic you regularily read, so I'm curious which other ones you would recommend for binging reading. :)

I for example love "Order of the Stick" which was (before I found DotL) kinda the number one on my webcomics that I read list and one of the few which I keep permanent on my mental radar.  I love the characters, the humour, and the plot is also great, and I also very much like the stick figure style (which got a big update at #947). It's on the more verbose end of webcomics, but each page has some kind of punchline. The beginning is a little bit clunky; but the comic steadily grew in quality although the amount of DnD rule-based jokes shrunk significantly over time.
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  • Oooh, I'll hop in on this! I read far too many webcomics, but if I had to pick one that I think would be an easy jump after this one, I'd probably suggest The Glass Scientist. It seems to be a bit of a deconstruction and rearranging of a lot of the usual 'Mad Scientist' tropes in stories, using tweaked versions of Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, and others as a base. A great art style, fun characters, and some well-written pseudoscience, all in one convenient package.
  • p_steinp_stein Posts: 17Member, Brave Soul
    edited November 30 Vote Up1Vote Down
    I would recommend Wilde Life and undivine. i've also heard that wilde lifers like puns, but that's just a rumour, I guess
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  • BellisPerennisBellisPerennis Posts: 90Administrator
    p_stein said:
    p_stein said:
    I would recommend Wilde Life and undivine. i've also heard that wilde lifers like puns, but that's just a rumour, I guess
    It's quite an interesting punomen. Can you tell a bit about undivine? I think, I don't know that one yet.
    It's a comic about a boy who sells his soul to a demon, only things are not so black and white. the art is gorgeous and the comic is funny in an awkward "wtf is going on" way.
    Now I recognize it! I made an archive binge once, I quite liked it. I should really start bookmarking more of my faves. :s
  • BellisPerennisBellisPerennis Posts: 90Administrator
    p_stein said:
    I would recommend Wilde Life and undivine. i've also heard that wilde lifers like puns, but that's just a rumour, I guess
    It's quite an interesting punomen. Can you tell a bit about undivine? I think, I don't know that one yet.
  • Sandy_NonameSandy_Noname Posts: 7Member
    edited November 30 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I love comics very much, so I think I can be called a comicophage :) I read a lot of them - and all of them are amazing and beautiful in their own ways, and all different.
    In addition to "The Glass Scientist" (by Sabrina Cotugno, with Tiina Purin as colorist) and "Wilde Life" (by Pascalle Lepas), mentioned above, I read some astounding stories, such as "Stand Still, Stay Silent" by Minna Sundberg (she has also a beautiful finished BD which she calls "practice comics" - "A RedTail Dream"), "Widdershins" by Kate Ashwin, "Namesake" by Isa & Meg, "The Meek" and "Mare Internum" by Der-shing and a really fascinating comic "Hemlock" by Josceline Fenton (alas, it often has hiatuses, but still continues from time to time).
    (Besides, there are some other ongoings I am following, which are very good too, but here I've just enumerated only the most beloved ones.)
    :smile:
    I'd give the links, but, sorry, I don't know how to make them here :( (I don't know as well how to separate herebparagraphs too - a bit of help, please!) :)

    Edit: I fixed everything :coder:

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  • BellisPerennisBellisPerennis Posts: 90Administrator
    Fixing technical stuff

    make links
    You can make a link be marking the text you want to have as the clickable part and then clicking on the little chain symbol, right next to the emoji one. This will open a little textfield, where you can type int the url as indicated by an already filled in and marked http://. ; Just click okay after inserting the link. (Also I strongly advise having already written something after that link if you want to continue with something that includes not that link.) (Pasting also works, but be careful that the http:// stays marked, otherwise it'll be doubled and the link won't work - of course you can also arrow back to the beginning and remove an superflous http:// manually afterwards, but that's a bit annoying imho.)

    html mode - your helper in need
    For a bit more direct control you can also switch into the html mode, which you activate by clicking the econd to last symbol </>
    To leave that mode, just click it again. Entering it might be also very helpful when the WYSIWYG-Editor get's somehow "stuck" (quoting has a few troubles...). If you for some reason don't see the toolbar at all, then you can force it to appear by quoting someone. Just delete the quote then (easiest to do in the html mode) and you can write your stuff.

    paragraphs
    If the forum seeems to eat your paragraphs, again the html mode is your friend. Write </br>
    whereever you want to have a paragraph.

    The usability of the WYSIWYG-editor is not on the level I'd like it to, but I'll need to dig deeper into the code which will take me "some" time; but I still think it's still more usable than a pure tag based solution for not programming affine people. ;)
  • Thank you!
  • p_steinp_stein Posts: 17Member, Brave Soul
    p_stein said:
    I would recommend Wilde Life and undivine. i've also heard that wilde lifers like puns, but that's just a rumour, I guess
    It's quite an interesting punomen. Can you tell a bit about undivine? I think, I don't know that one yet.
    It's a comic about a boy who sells his soul to a demon, only things are not so black and white. the art is gorgeous and the comic is funny in an awkward "wtf is going on" way.
  • I've got a big Webcomics Collection in my Bookmarks but I think I'll share Weregeek with you all. It's mostly slice of life with the main character discovering the Geek lifestyle but it has the brief "Story-Within-Story" moments when the Main Characters engage in RPG-Shenanigans- Be it LARP or Tabletop gaming. 
  • Been following webcomics for a long time, I'd recommend http://www.dominic-deegan.com/ , it's finished after 11 years. The art is a bit meh but it makes you laugh a lot, some puns and can't forget the alliterations. Mookie, the creator is now on http://www.starpowercomic.com/ and the art is really good

    One of my last faves is https://killsixbilliondemons.com/ , retty good, amazing story and weirdness. Art is pretty good and remind me of European comics.

    Wilde Life and Weregeek were already mentioned above, also follow those and a TON of others :D



  • miloneumanmiloneuman Posts: 3Member, VIP
    edited December 6 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Not enough people are reading Suihira. It is one of the best paced and most focused webcomics I've had the pleasure to read to date, and it manages to deftly sidestep many of the pitfalls and silly self-indulgences that plague a lot of other webcomics of a similar genre. It also explores the idea of faith, and the line between devotion and fanaticism, in a way that as of yet seems open ended. I'm very interested to see what conclusions the author comes to: http://www.suihira.com/

    Octopus Pie has finished its run as of earlier this year, which makes this the perfect time to binge it. It starts off a bit cynical tonally, following a Organic Market clerk through a series of tongue-and-cheek misadventures with a wacky cast of friends, occasionally with some sort of social or political commentary, but over the years it evolved into a funny, touching and brutally honest exploration of how we grow as we navigate our twenties. Recommended a million times over: http://www.octopuspie.com/

    Gunnerkrigg Court requires no introduction, just read it: http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/

    Hark, A Vagrant is hilarious and educational! Kate Beaton's whole jam seems to be making dumb jokes about smart topics, and it's about my favorite combination on the web. http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php

    She's on hiatus at the moment, but she has been posting a ton of sad, sweet, and heartfelt comics about her sister (who is undergoing cancer treatment) on her twitter. https://twitter.com/beatonna

    It's worth checking them out, and maybe while your at it, if you have a few bucks to spare, you might consider donating to her sister's YouCaring campaign: https://www.youcaring.com/beckybeaton-1008390

    Black is the Color is a completed short story about a dying man in a boat and mermaids. It's a little NSFW: here's nudity and some sexual content. Nothing pornographic, but still, FYI. It's a very grim and haunting story, so check it out: http://studygroupcomics.com/main/black-is-the-color-by-julia-gfrorer/

    If I think of anything else I'll pass it along.

    Also, every comic by emily carroll: http://emcarroll.com/comic/

    Edit: Merged posts. :coder:
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