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Re: Webcomics
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2006, 09:48:48 pm »

I have to agree with Data, Irregular Webcomic is a damn fine read.  I also like Legostar Galactica, although I only check it every month or so....it seems to read better that way.
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« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2006, 06:36:51 pm »

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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2006, 08:20:59 pm »

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I read Order of the Stick and Legostar Galactica too occasionly. How many other people read it?
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« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2006, 07:49:57 pm »

The only webcomic I read on anything resembling a regular basis is Sexy Losers. Pity it won't be updated anymore. Sad
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« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2006, 03:50:57 pm »

I have a comic that debuted a few months ago. It's pretentiously titled, "Even in the deepest heart of chaos, a glimmer of order can be found"

It's a 'constrained comic'. The concept is pretty simply. I use a random image generator to pull six random photos off the internet. I don't control the photos or their order. My job as a creator is to add word balloons to these six photos to create a consistent story with a narrative theme. If I do my job correctly, you would swear that I specifically chose the photos, but I didn't, they are random. Get it? Read a few and it'll become clear, I hope.

It updates M-F Here's the URL:
http://www.foundcomics.net/

Take a look. If you like it, tell your friends. If you don't like it, tell your enemies...
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« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2006, 08:06:09 pm »

What is meant by 'web comic'? A standard 'joke a day' format like newspaper comics? (User Friendly, for example, is like that.) Or a 'graphic novel' type format with extended stories? I've read User Friendly and Sluggy Freelance (a slightly more 'story' oriented comic) and found them somewhat interesting. But the best story I've seen online is Girl Genius Online, a work by the famous and cool Phil Foglio:

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/

There are two parallel series. The first, called '101', is a recap of the stories published prior to going online. The second, called 'advanced class', is the current (new) story line as it happens. Three days a week a new page is posted to each. When they run out of the old stuff I guess it just stays there as background material. Smiley

The basic premise of the story is what most people would call 'Steampunk' -- a mostly pseudo-medieval world (Europe in some parallel universe) with 19th or at most early 20th century technology available to some degree. But also some 'technologies' that are just unknown in our world. The creation of Frankenstein-type artificial life forms, for example (stitches and all).

Technology in this world is pretty much like magic in a fantasy world. In fact, Foglio prefers to call this story 'Gas-lamp Fantasy' rather than 'Steampunk'. People who can 'invent' technological things are unique and special, refered to as 'sparks'. Ordinary people have to work months to accomplish what a 'spark' can do in a day, if they can do it at all. This makes 'sparks' very socially/politically important and powerful. They often end up as 'aristocratic' families ruling fiefdoms.

And the story itself is incredibly varied, involved, and absorbing. You won't find more turns, twists and subplots in Tolkien. The background is similarly huge, as well. I think it qualifies as a 'saga'. The main character, the 'Girl Genius' of the title, is descended from a mostly infamous family of very powerufl sparks. But her descent is a secret at the start of the story. The circumstances of why and how this came about are the heart of the story, so you'll have to read the comic to find out. Smiley
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« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2006, 08:52:45 am »

I follow PA very religously.  But beyond that, I don't follow any webcomics at all.

I used to read an old series called Kung Fool, but that went the way of the dodo.
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« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2006, 12:54:07 am »

http://www.startrekanimated.com/tas_comic08_main.html

This is from a great site for any Star Trek the animated series fans.
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« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2006, 02:02:59 am »

This is more of a sprite comic, but www.smbhq.com/nc has some hilarious comics. But there based on mario and a few RPGs, so a lot of people here won't get the jokes. Also this guy rarely updates his site anymore and hasn't had a good update in 2 years, but he's really busy with other things right now.

Also, the humor is very... um... odd.
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