Gushing about webcomics you like

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Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby kuuskytkolme » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:33 pm

I like webcomics. I like reading webcomics, I have 35 feeds marked "webcomic" on Feedly. That's not enough, everyone rec me and each other webcomics! I'll start with some of the less-known ones I assume people here would like.

Stand Still. Stay Silent. A cheery post-apocalyptic comic about Nordic co-operation.

It's also very pretty. The plot is basically a hundred years after the apocalypse a ragtag bunch of misfits go to a part of Denmark where no man has set foot in decades. On the way they learn about friendship and I don't know, languages and magic? (The one downside is the "present day" prologue that goes on for 70 pages and hasn't been very relevant yet.) It updates four times a week now that the writer has to post all the Kickstarter books, but the normal five times a week schedule should resume in a month, the latest. Go read it, it's my latest obsession.

String Theory I like to call this "amoral protagonist's slow slide into villany".

It's about how a scientist ends up legally dead and in jail after a few very bad choices, and how he needs to claw his way out of the jam. The first pages are from the year 2009, and the drawing style has gotten more polished since, for example after the first chapter all pages have been in color. Unfortunately the person who draws it has had some heath issues lately and the updates have been very sporadic.

O Human Star
Searching for identity in an unfamiliar world.

In the beginning of the comic the protagonist wakes up on a lab table in a robot body 16 years after his death. That's all I'm going to say, several major plot points were spoiled to me when it was first recced to me and I'm going to let everyone else experience it unspoiled.

Feral Gendry Modern fairies!

A solitary fairy barely managing it the modern world finds a group of other fairies and gets pullet back into their politics. It also does some interesting things with moving panels. It's quite slow, especially when it updates only once a week, but I like the atmosphere.
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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby Kappa » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:30 pm

I'm reading Stand Still Stay Silent now, and I have to say, the little flags when people speak different languages are very cute but I have no hope whatsoever of remembering which flag goes with which language.

Also I'm intensely curious what the heck happened to the rest of the world.
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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby Alicorn » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:38 pm

Oo, comic recs.

Shiga has done several webcomics; Demon is in progress but Fleep is complete and good.

Everyone reads Gunnerkrigg, right?

Leftover Soup is one of a handful of earthfics that I like.

Elcenia in its modern form owes its existence to OotS. Because I met Julie on the forum.

Ozy and Millie is a Calvin and Hobbes esque archive (no longer updating).

Skin Horse is fun, although I liked its predecessor Narbonic better. I did a fan art.

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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby kuuskytkolme » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:04 pm

Kappa wrote:I'm reading Stand Still Stay Silent now, and I have to say, the little flags when people speak different languages are very cute but I have no hope whatsoever of remembering which flag goes with which language.

Also I'm intensely curious what the heck happened to the rest of the world.

There's a cheat sheet under every comic, on the right hand side.
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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby Kappa » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:07 pm

I don't always succeed even when I use the cheat sheet. XD They're all the same shape! My brain finds it really hard to hang onto the colours!
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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby Tamien » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:10 pm

I tried reading Stand Still. Stay Silent. twice and each time I got stuck partway through the prologue and and gave up.

O Human Star is excellent; I recommend it.

Some other comics that I'm following lately:

Ava's Demon - scifi/fantasy in which powerful beings can attach themselves to people and form pacts. there's a dystopian cyberpunk dictatorship waiting to be overthrown by the protagonist and her accompanying ragtag band of misfits
Blindsprings - fantasy; victorian-ish england-ish; class struggles among magic users
Cucumber Quest - cute fantasy about a hero and his companions going on an epic quest; subverts a bunch of fantasy-hero-on-a-quest tropes
Dicebox - scifi; itinerant worker lesbians in spaaaace (i'm a bit behind on this one at the moment)
El Goonish Shive - the kinkiest G-rated comic out there, probably. everyone is wondering when dan will crack and start making porn. until then, it's a pretty fun, lighthearted scifi/fantasy about a group of high schoolers encountering a bunch of supernatural stuff, which all seems to conspire to transform them in totally-not-porny-we-swear ways
Family Man - the prequel to Bite Me!, a comedy about vampires during the French Revolution. It's a much more serious look at theology and werewolves in the 18th century.
Gunnerkrigg Court - fantasy; a girl attends a bizarre boarding school across a chasm from a mythological forest. various shenanigans ensue.
Kill Six Billion Demons - fantasy; really cool mythological setting. sorority girl tries to lose her virginity, accidentally ends up becoming the hero/destroyer of the multiverse?
Lackadaisy - prohibition-era period piece about the owner and employees of a speakeasy. also, everyone is cats.
Leftover Soup - slice of lifey comic about 20-somethings and their relationships
Mare Internum - scifi drama about research scientists on mars
The Meek - political fantasy, probably eventually? currently mostly about a confused green-haired girl running topless around the jungle with a drunkard
Homestuck - fantasy. a group of friends play a game together, end up responsible for the fate of the universe. in an unusual style; i recommend reading Problem Sleuth first to see how well it suits you.
Oglaf - sex comedy! usually hilarious, usually very NSFW
Order of the Stick - fantasy; about a party of adventurers on a quest to save the world. the world literally runs by the rules of d&d, so probably funnier the more familiar you are with the game.
Strong Female Protagonist - superhero fantasy; protagonist is a girl with roughly the standard superman package of powers who decides that going around punching things is probably not going to save the world and is currently trying to figure out a better way to save it
Widdershins - fantasy comic; Victorian-ish England; protagonists mysteriously targeted by various deadly-sin-themed-demons
Broodhollow - horror, kinda lovecrafty, encyclopedia salesman travels to a depression-era small town where there are lots of creepy goings-on, inherits an antique shop, attempts to unravel the pattern behind all the creepy goings-on
Unsounded - fantasy; a girl with a lion's tail is chaperoned by her pet sorceror zombie on a quest to prove she is a worthy heir to an organized crime ring. havoc ensues.
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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby Alicorn » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:29 pm

Cucumber Quest is amazing
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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby anthusiasm » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:37 pm

I second Tamien's recommendation of Strong Female Protagonist and would also like to note that even if you don't like it I'd recommend sticking around until the Feral arc because that's about when it gets good. Also, major scrupulosity cw.

(I will probably post some recs but Tamien already mentioned a lot of my favorites. Also omg I LOVED Bite Me, that was the best webcomic).
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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby PlainDealingVillain » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:07 pm

I can't decide which to suggest, so here's all my Big List of Webcomics:

Kill Six Billion Demons: Seconded. I don't know what's going on here, but it's pretty, the worldbuilding is cool, and I like it.
Existential Comics: Geeky philosophy jokes
Dumbing of Age: It's usually cute and silly with occasional Serious Issues And Feelings.
Go Get A Roomie!: As above, but with more nudist.
Dinosaur Comics: Language jokes with a literally, physically static cast. Of dinosaurs.
Strong Female Protagonist: +1, former righteous face puncher trying to figure out how to actually fix the world.
Girl Genius: Chaos, mad science, ridiculousness, main character assuming her rightful place as ruler of one of the most powerful entities in the world, there is technically a love triangle but the poly ship is universally-accepted fanon and the crazy Jarvis is a Shipper On Deck for it.
Leftover Soup: +1: Geeks, polyamory, thinking too much about things, board games.
Order of the Stick: I'm not sure this is the prototypical D&D comic, but it's pretty close. Recently contains Lawful Good Rules Lawyer and it was great.
Darths & Droids: Star Wars, starting from Episode I, as the transcript of a role-playing campaign. Jar-Jar is wonderful and R2D2 is a jerk.
Dresden Codak: Excessively detailed art-deco transhumanism, updates rarely.
Dr. McNinja: He is a Doctor. And a Ninja. His nemesis is King Radical, who rides a motorbike and looks like the Burger King with enormous shades.
Goblins: A bunch of goblins go adventuring in a more gruesome, nasty, amoral D&D world.
Surviving the World: Puns and science jokes on a chalkboard.
Erfworld: A world made of puns and wargaming, and the protagonist Parson Gotti who has gotten roped into fighting their battles.
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Re: Gushing about webcomics you like

Postby rockeye_stonetoe » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:06 am

I'd say the Serious Issues and Feelings in Dumbing of Age are more than occasional.
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