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Tildistas, do you read or have you read any webcomics?

as an offshoot of this topic, i'm interested to see if any of you folks read/were previously big into webcomics. the last time we apparently had this question was about ten months ago and obviously the site's grown quite a bit since then, so i'm sure there will be plenty of new answers.

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  1. [5]
    hungariantoast
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    I'm fucked up so I'll keep it short but I recently started reading Pepper & Carrot and Kill Six Billion Demons. I also read web serials, but those don't count. KSBD is phenomenal. The art is...

    I'm fucked up so I'll keep it short but I recently started reading Pepper & Carrot and Kill Six Billion Demons. I also read web serials, but those don't count. KSBD is phenomenal. The art is great, gets better and better with each update, and the story is awesome. Abbadon's world building skills are inspirational, and there's so much lore in each panel, including alternative text for each image and a short paragraph below the image on each page. Highly recommend.

    11 votes
    1. asoftbird
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      Regarding KSBD, I made the mistake to read into the latest unfinished chapter. Now I'm frantically checking every day for a new page. I think it's honestly one of the best online comics in terms...

      Regarding KSBD, I made the mistake to read into the latest unfinished chapter.
      Now I'm frantically checking every day for a new page.

      I think it's honestly one of the best online comics in terms of original worldbuilding and art quality, and I do really want to get the printed edition sometime.

      4 votes
    2. Taler
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      I agree with your recommendation. I read quite a few webcomics, and KBSD has been the most consistently impressive of them.

      I agree with your recommendation. I read quite a few webcomics, and KBSD has been the most consistently impressive of them.

      2 votes
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      cfabbro
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      Just wanted to chime in and say thanks for introducing me to Kill Six Billion Demons. I binged through the entire thing in a few days and am now impatiently awaiting each new page. :)

      Just wanted to chime in and say thanks for introducing me to Kill Six Billion Demons. I binged through the entire thing in a few days and am now impatiently awaiting each new page. :)

      2 votes
      1. hungariantoast
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        Happy am I always to make a convert to the faith. Rejoice! Now, fly away and revert the experience. Find yourself lost, so that you may come home and once again read that which was forgotten!

        Happy am I always to make a convert to the faith. Rejoice!

        Now, fly away and revert the experience. Find yourself lost, so that you may come home and once again read that which was forgotten!

        2 votes
  2. [4]
    alyaza
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    for my part: my big-into-webcomics days are pretty far behind me at this point. i got swept up in the homestuck zeitgeist back in 2011 when i was a paltry 11-year-old, and i read it serially until...

    for my part:

    my big-into-webcomics days are pretty far behind me at this point. i got swept up in the homestuck zeitgeist back in 2011 when i was a paltry 11-year-old, and i read it serially until it ended. i really fell off closer to the end of it though because at some point the plot began to slog for me, and i genuinely fucking hate how it ended to this day (and how the community around it went to shambles at about the same time such that it now basically only exists on reddit and discord). i've read some others on and off in all of that time, mostly the big name ones that are basically universally read by people who actually enjoy the medium like xkcd, but for the most part homestuck was the singular one that i actually genuinely enjoyed and participated in the fandom of (that's part of how i got my start on tumblr actually, which kicked off all sorts of other fun subplots in my life that get complicated very fast).

    stand still, stay silent is currently the singular one i read actively, and i suspect if it ever ends (which is going to probably be awhile since it took five years and about a thousand pages to run through its first major arc and it just recently kicked off its second major arc) i'll go back to passively reading webcomics. most of the big ones i just don't care for, and i'm not in the right circles to find the smaller, nicher ones. SSSS i literally only found because of a map that was inspired by it on /r/imaginarymaps, and were it not for that i would have probably never found it.

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      alyaza
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      incidentally i am reminded today of one time back in like, 2015 or so where i (from an askreddit thread) stumbled into this bizarre, fairly straightforward but acid-trip like webcomic whose author...

      incidentally i am reminded today of one time back in like, 2015 or so where i (from an askreddit thread) stumbled into this bizarre, fairly straightforward but acid-trip like webcomic whose author had ended it by killing themselves not long before and left a gargantuan, multimedia suicide note consisting of among other things emails and images and a bunch of other stuff that made it relatively clear that he was in a very bad state and needed help (which he was trying to get and did not). this still sticks out to me as one of the most unusual and sobering internet experiences. i have no idea what the webcomic's name is, though, and i'm pretty sure it's a very obscure one so i'm skeptical i'll ever find it again.

      the world of webcomics is strange.

      1 vote
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        1. alyaza
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          nope, although that's a weird rabbit hole of its own.

          nope, although that's a weird rabbit hole of its own.

          1 vote
    2. alyaza
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      while i'm here, homestuck has epilogues now, so i guess i'm back on the homestuck train technically since we're apparently fated for another decade of glacially-paced homestuck content.

      while i'm here, homestuck has epilogues now, so i guess i'm back on the homestuck train technically since we're apparently fated for another decade of glacially-paced homestuck content.

      1 vote
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    1. KapteinB
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      Now that's a comic I hadn't though about in a long time. I never read it online, but it ran for a while in the Nemi monthly comic book here in Norway.

      Sinfest

      Now that's a comic I hadn't though about in a long time. I never read it online, but it ran for a while in the Nemi monthly comic book here in Norway.

      1 vote
    2. Catt
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      Ah I remember Sinfest...And how you can easily accidentally get porn if you go .com. (Back in university, I recommend to a few friends who thought I was pranking them.)

      Ah I remember Sinfest...And how you can easily accidentally get porn if you go .com. (Back in university, I recommend to a few friends who thought I was pranking them.)

      1 vote
    3. [2]
      Akir
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      Oh, I loved Nedroid. So absurd and beautiful with it's simplicity. I think the artist still occasionally updates it randomly. Did you also read Daisy Owl? I thought it was vaguely similar to...

      Oh, I loved Nedroid. So absurd and beautiful with it's simplicity. I think the artist still occasionally updates it randomly.

      Did you also read Daisy Owl? I thought it was vaguely similar to Nedroid.

      Edit: Hmm. There's even a Nedroid cameo in an early comic.

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        1. Akir
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          The Author was OK. He just didn't see anywhere else for the comic to go.

          The Author was OK. He just didn't see anywhere else for the comic to go.

    4. UniquelyGeneric
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      I loved this webcomic when it was still ongoing. There was something about its enigmatic simplicity and somber tone that made it feel like a zen koan. The artwork certainly reflected its vibe as well.

      A Softer World (some of my absolute favorite art that I periodically revisit)

      I loved this webcomic when it was still ongoing. There was something about its enigmatic simplicity and somber tone that made it feel like a zen koan.

      The artwork certainly reflected its vibe as well.

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    Taler
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    Der Shing makes two webcomics, and both are some of the best webcomics have to offer. The meek is an ongoing fantasy story, with the world seeming teetering to war, while a nude girl (Though her...

    Der Shing makes two webcomics, and both are some of the best webcomics have to offer.

    The meek is an ongoing fantasy story, with the world seeming teetering to war, while a nude girl (Though her nudity is never sexualized, and she will wear pants after a while) and a depressive alcoholic journeying to the center of the world. It has a large cast, and it follows at this moment three storylines, that probably will converge sometime.

    Mare Internum is an ongoing science fiction comic. The setting is in the future on Mars. Two explorers stumble in undiscovered caves and get stuck. In that strange subterranean world they are confronted with their demons. It is more somber of tone than The Meek, and has a smaller scope, there are no world politics, just two people struggling to reach the surface again.

    The one downside is that both are currently on hiatus, but they should start this year sometime again. Der Shing has stated Mare Internum is almost completed.

    If you are disappointed by the hiatus, then I have a complete comic to recommend to you: Narbonic
    It is a short gagcomic, you can read it in one setting if you make time for it. It is a tale of mad science and one normal guy trying to live in a world populated with regular world domination attempts and unethical experiments.
    Now, the first arcs are rough, with shoddy art and sometimes unreadable lettering. But it gets good quickly, and the cast of characters, for all their evil deeds, are well written.
    The most strong part of Narbonic though is the end. It manages to tie almost all storylines together in the climax in a surprisingly emotional way.

    One caveat: The comic is provided with author commentary, but that is very spoilery, so I advise you to, unless you don't mind spoilers, to turn the commentary off. Turn it on if you are rereading it later, though, it is an interesting read.
    It starts here: http://narbonic.com/comic/july-31-august-5-2000/

    For turning the commentary off: click on the yellow box right above.

    Edit: I tried to convert the webcomic titles in text links, but I failed. Can somebody tell me what I did wrong?
    Second Edit: Solved due to synergy-unsterile!

    5 votes
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      synergy-unsterile
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      Links are in the form: [Text in here](https://example.com/) there's no space between the square bracket and parenthesis. Check out the formatting doc for other formatting tips.

      Links are in the form:

      [Text in here](https://example.com/)
      

      there's no space between the square bracket and parenthesis. Check out the formatting doc for other formatting tips.

      1 vote
      1. Taler
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        Ah, I did not know that! Thanks!

        Ah, I did not know that! Thanks!

        1 vote
  5. Akir
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    I'm almost sad that its no longer my secret world nobody else knows about but I am addicted to every aspect of Gunnerkrigg Court.

    I'm almost sad that its no longer my secret world nobody else knows about but I am addicted to every aspect of Gunnerkrigg Court.

    4 votes
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    skullkid2424
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    I use IFTTT to post RSS feeds to my own personal subreddit. I sort by new and hide posts after I've read them. Comics: Questionable Content xkcd TwoKinds Cyanide and Happiness The Oatmeal Loading...

    I use IFTTT to post RSS feeds to my own personal subreddit. I sort by new and hide posts after I've read them.

    Comics:

    Possible additions:

    4 votes
  7. moriarty
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    Sluggy Freelance represent! (also Order of the Stick and PhD comics, but the latter was too much on the nose so I stopped)

    Sluggy Freelance represent!
    (also Order of the Stick and PhD comics, but the latter was too much on the nose so I stopped)

    3 votes
  8. Catt
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    It's funny, I just randomly started thinking about a comic I read in university before seeing this thread - Friendly Hostility. PS: love Tildistas

    It's funny, I just randomly started thinking about a comic I read in university before seeing this thread - Friendly Hostility.

    PS: love Tildistas

    2 votes
  9. jprich
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    Work Safe: Kill Six Billion Demons andXKCD NOT SAFE FOR WORK: I Roved Out and Butt Smithy Apologies if either of the NSFW links dont work as I had to copy their link address from a search as Im at...

    Work Safe: Kill Six Billion Demons andXKCD

    NOT SAFE FOR WORK: I Roved Out and Butt Smithy

    Apologies if either of the NSFW links dont work as I had to copy their link address from a search as Im at work. Rather easy to find in a search though.

    2 votes
  10. [2]
    euphoria066
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    I love webcomics, though I've recently become more of a webcomics-through-instagram person! But have you heard of False Knees it's a beautiful watercolour-painted webcomic of hilarious birds. I...

    I love webcomics, though I've recently become more of a webcomics-through-instagram person!

    But have you heard of False Knees it's a beautiful watercolour-painted webcomic of hilarious birds. I laugh like every time.

    This one has been cracking me up just thinking about it

    2 votes
    1. alyaza
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      oh, very late to this but i guess false knees does count as a webcomic and therefore i am obligated to add it to the list of ones i follow, since i do in fact follow it.

      oh, very late to this but i guess false knees does count as a webcomic and therefore i am obligated to add it to the list of ones i follow, since i do in fact follow it.

      1 vote
  11. sniper24
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    Someone else said sssscomic.com, which I wholeheartedly recommend, but I'd like to add 2 comics to the mix, namely Green & Gold and Always raining here, for those in need of heartache

    Someone else said sssscomic.com, which I wholeheartedly recommend, but I'd like to add 2 comics to the mix, namely Green & Gold and Always raining here, for those in need of heartache

    1 vote
  12. TimesThreeTheHighest
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    Webcomics are like a black hole for me. I start reading that stuff and hours, days, weeks magically disappear. And not usually in a good way. For this reason I'm steering clear of them until the...

    Webcomics are like a black hole for me. I start reading that stuff and hours, days, weeks magically disappear. And not usually in a good way. For this reason I'm steering clear of them until the summer.

    1 vote
  13. spctrvl
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    It's been mentioned here already, but I just want to reiterate that smbc is the shit. It's like xkcd taken to a whole other level, just with a lot more philosophy and fewer computing jokes. In a...

    It's been mentioned here already, but I just want to reiterate that smbc is the shit. It's like xkcd taken to a whole other level, just with a lot more philosophy and fewer computing jokes.

    In a similar vein, there's existential comics, which is entirely philosophy jokes.

    1 vote