Wednesday, March 23, 2011

webcomics (part one)

I read a lot of webcomics. In case you are curious about webcomics, or need some to read, or don't care at all and I've just been bugging you to read them, here are my top ten currently updating comics (i.e. not already finished or on hiatus--The Meek just started updating again, hurrah!) of the moment, organized more-or-less by my love of them/update schedule.

The Meek: Currently my favorite webcomic. Although only in its third chapter, I am already invested in the story (or stories, rather), the world, and the characters. Also, it just has absolutely great artwork, is formatted wonderfully, and is in COLOR.
Vattu: The latest epic story from the masterful Evan Dahm, who writes comics like none other. Well, maybe like others, but I'm not very well-versed in comic history outside of teh internets. A new part of the world of Overside, a new political intrigue, new enchanting character designs. Same wonderful color and design sensibility.
Hark! A Vagrant: Historical and nonsensical! Very funny. I frequently cite this comic when people are just trying to have normal conversations with me.
Bad Machinery: Brilliant. Nonsense, humor, adventure, lovable monsters, funny ways of talking, kids getting up to no good. Almost slice-of-life, if slice-of-life were just completely AWESOME ALL THE TIME.
Questionable Content: The first webcomic I ever started reading. Why this one? I have no idea. Relatable characters, cultural references. The plot arcs have been picking up again after a lull last year. I'd recommend it, but it is definitely not the best webcomic out there.
Girls With Slingshots: Slice-of-life, about twenty-something women. Sometimes they talk about sex and lady things. When they drink, there's a talking cactus.
Wapsi Square: This comic was really dull when I started reading the archives, and then at some point the tone did a one-eighty and turned into something fantastic. Supernatural. Mayan calendars, golems, personal demons, mythology, charm.
Gunnerkrigg Court: Boarding school meets supernatural, done in a completely fresh way. Will keep you guessing.
xkcd: Read it. Read it. Read it. Possibly the best written gag comic (if that's the right terminology) on the internet. I will be really surprised if you haven't seen any of these before.
The Abominable Charles Christopher: My most newly discovered comic! It's like Calvin & Hobbes, if everyone were animals and the forest they all lived in was being threatened with impending doom. It deals with the everyday lives of the forrest-dwellers, but also tells the story of Charles, because he cannot tell his story himself. And it is absolutely heart-wrenching and lovable.

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4 Comments:

OpenID gingerkitty6672 said...

You should also read Oglaf. It's highly sexual in nature, and hysterical, and I really like the art style. I mean, it's not a particularly unique art style, but I wish to emulate it.
It only updates on Sundays though.

3/23/11, 7:07 PM  
Blogger obvisu said...

Oh believe me, I do. Will post another post on all the sexy comics I read later. This is only my top ten (Oglaf is approximately 14th on my list).

3/24/11, 12:36 AM  
OpenID gingerkitty6672 said...

Oh I seeee. Trixy.

3/24/11, 5:16 PM  
Anonymous zmwilmot said...

I just read all of the Abominable Christopher Charles in one sitting. I could not stop reading. I hope you're happy. :P

4/13/11, 3:32 PM  

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