Friday, January 22, 2010

Comics. On the INTERNET?

You might very well be hip to webcomics. Good for you. I find though that a lot of people who read webcomics real the couple-panel joke comics. Things like cryptically url'd XKCD & Dinosaur Comics. That being the case, I figured I'd put a quick list together of some of my favorite longer-form comics. Some of these range in tone from soap opera to Dada, but they share the fact that there are longer arcs, a rise & fall of narrative. These are culled from the list I keep; they may suit you, & they may not. You may have heard of them, you might not. Some are pretty popular, others less so.

Homestuck is the current amazing & surreal MSPaint Adventure story line, which really soared in the now complete Problem Sleuth. Minus is about magic & extinction. Dresden Codak is an amazing exploration of time & transhumanism &, well, everything. Gunnerkrigg Court is about a spooky school. Kukuburi is about a dreamworld. The Meek is filled with Emperors & naked girls. Family Man is about religious scholarship...& werewolves. Daisy Owl is cute & has space babies. The Abominable Charles Christopher is about a Sasquatch. The Loneliest Astronauts is about space, & people you don't like. Looking for Group is a parody of online & tabletop gaming. Order of the Stick is a Dungeons & Dragons spoof. Dr. McNinja is a parody of everything awesome. Minion Maze is another DnD homage. Oglaf is a NSFW parody of fantasy in all its forms. Bad Machinery came out of Scary Go Round which came out of Bobbins. Questionable Content is a soap opera that doesn't betray you.

4 comments:

jenniferknode said...

You say tomato, I say Homestar Runner.

mordicai said...

It is hilarious because Jenny doesn't know what Homestar Runner is.

Chris said...

Oh cool, I will check these out. I like to think I have a sense of webcomics, but of the long ones you mention, I only read QC, Bad Machinery, and Order of the Stick on a regular basis. I think I've checked out Gunnerkrigg Court and Family Man on your rec as well, but didn't seem to be able to get an RSS going.

mordicai said...

They are RSS capable, so let me know if you need a link! Anyhow, both of them have a fairly robust archive, too. You must must must use your STAMINA to get through a lot of the up-front Problem Sleuthing...once you sort of grok the internal logic it becomes AMAZING.