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The webcomics I read, in case people are looking for any.

  • Sluggy Freelance: 'nuff said.
  • Something Positive: Cynical humor, guaranteed to offend everyone at least once a'la South Part.
  • Angels 2200: in the year 2200 a virus has killed off most of the male population. Still embroiled in an interstellar conflict, the armed forces shakily re-form with an entirely female population. Follow the adventures of Icebreaker Squadron, the greenest of all the fighter squadrons, as they get used to the combat, military life, and each other.
  • Ban the Basics: Follow the adventures of the students of a school for young geniuses. Whether they're hacking government networks, writing the next Napster, or building attack death robots, or trying to purchase a country on eBay, their teachers have their hands full.
  • 9th Elsewhere: a young depressive writer is assigned a muse to help her better understand herself... but she's assigned the least competent muse in the department. Now Carmen and her muse Eiji are trapped in Carmen's subconscious, and unless she learns to understand herself better, they could be there for a very long while...

If you have particularly good webcomics you follow, feel feel to post links. There are a number of others I read sporadically, but these are some of my favorites. :)


Catharsis! - http://www.catharsiscomic.com/

Tonja Steele - http://tonjasteele.keenspace.com/

A bunch of others, but really, these'll do for now, right? ;)
Sluggy -- heck if I know
Something Positive -- someposifeed
Ban the Basics -- no feed
9th Elsewhere -- no feed, but there is an LJ community at 9thelsewhere; it's more like a comic book anyway, so you'd need to read the back-pages anyway.
Angels 2200 -- no feed, and like 9th Elsewhere, it's an ongoing comic book.

I actually forgot Terinu, another I read which I really like, at http://www.terinu.com/ -- and no, Terinu doesn't have a feed either.

Many webcomic artists hate feeds, because the feed still pulls the comic from their site (costing them bandwidth), while allowing the reader to skip any news-box entries they make or any advertising they put up in order to pay for their hosting. Graphics-intensive sites can cost, bandwidth-wise. Unless the webcomic artist has put up an official feed, it's generally more polite to read them on the site. (Even though it's a hassle.)
I can't believe you haven't got the seriously amazing UserFriendly
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I can't believe you haven't got the seriously amazing UserFriendly <a href="http://www.userfriendly.org> www.userfriendly.org </a>

And the great General Protection Fault <a href="http://www.gpf-comics.com"> www.gpf-comics.com </a>
UF and GPF, I just don't follow anymore, honestly. I'm not sure why. I used to follow them, and Penny Arcade and... uh, Ink Technologies, or whatever it was.
I can't believe you haven't got the seriously amazing UserFriendly www.userfriendly.org

And the great General Protection Fault www.gpf-comics.com

(reposted 'cos the a hrefs messed the comment up)
I happen to like Queen of Wands personally.... but then it deals with lots of stuff that effects my life....its easy to relate to :)

Its not as interesting or "original" as the ones you read, but still pretty good.
I second Queen of Wands. That's my favorite right now.

I'm also rather fond of Scandal Sheet. And occasionally, I'll read W00t Comic although it's not my favorite.
I used to read Scandal Sheet. I should start reading that one again. :)
Just wanted to toss out a thanks for all the leads. Need something to browse while waiting on compiles, and comics are something that I can flip through quickly without having to focus on them for a long time like articles.

I don't really have anything terribly interesting to add to the list. My usuals have been pretty common stuff like Penny Arcade and PVPOnline. The former mostly for the ranting more than the comics which are usually lame, and the latter because they used to poke fun at some of the game companies I've worked at, and that's always amusing. I sometimes catch up on MegaTokyo even though I've found that one nearly impossible to follow.

Thanks again for the leads!

Glad they've provided a little bit of pastime. Check out Terinu at http://www.terinu.com/ as well; in art style it reminds me slightly of Distant Soil, an actual print-comic I really was fond of.
Comics worth recommending that I read on a daily basis:
Ozy and Millie
College Roomies from Hell
Help Desk
Adventurers! (winding down)
Schlock Mercenary
Ban the Basics
Errant Story
Joy of Tech (Usually Macintosh-related humor)
8-bit Theatre (sprite comic based on the original FF)
ClanBOB/Life of Riely
Kid Radd (original, animated, sprite comic)
Dominic Deegan
El Goonish Shive

Comics worth recommending that I read on a MWF basis:
RPG World
Gene Catlow
Fight, Cast or Evade
Antihero for hire
Clan of the Cats
Mega Tokyo
Sore Thumbs (too new to have an opinion yet)

I also read 20 syndicated comics online daily, but I won't bother listing those ;)
There's also a bunch in my "read every now and then" folder, and even more in by "To be read eventually" folder.