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Favourite web comics: a virtual anthology

The web is a great place to find interesting work in the often under-rated world of serial graphic storytelling. Scott McCloud has dabbled with the web comic form, but it's the long running sites that really have the form down. This list is a selection of my favourite comic sites, most of which update daily. Four of them are also newspaper strips, and one publishes a print comic (with another just about to appear in this form). Several also have physical collections available, so you don't have to get carpal tunnel clicking through four or five years worth of strips...

Bruno - Chris Baldwin's one pane slice of life stories.
Cat and Girl - The acceptable face of post-modern irony.
Dilbert Zone - A life in the cubes...
Dork Tower - Gamers are people, too!
For Better Or For Worse - The everyday story of Canadian suburban folk.
Freefall - An anthromoporphic wolf in a world she never made...
General Protection Fault - Geek humour with a twist
Helen - Helen, the Sweetheart of the Internet
Kevin & Kell - A wolf married a rabbit and lived happily ever after. With complications...
Over the Hedge - The animals of suburbia take after their home
Sinfest - God, the devil and the pimp...
Sluggy Freelance - Err. Impossible to describe. Just read.
Unicorn Jelly - Large scale science fantasy epic
User Friendly - Life at a small ISP
Joy Of Tech - See, Mac users can be funny!
Red Meat - Surreal humour from the heartland
Megatokyo - Gamers loose in Tokyo.

Comments

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dougs
Sep. 26th, 2002 01:01 pm (UTC)
Do they mean me?
> Helen, the Sweetheart of the Internet
You realise that there are two other characters in this strip with the same names as me:
Doug, who infuriates the central character, and Spencer, with whom she continues to fail to get it on.

Coincidence? Nominative determinism? I don't know.
perlmonger
Sep. 27th, 2002 01:28 am (UTC)
Hey! What about goats? Anything featuring a Satanic chicken is OK by me...

Cartoons, rather than strips, but Dr Fun and chopping block are essentials too.
natf
Sep. 27th, 2002 02:41 pm (UTC)
Only six of those I hadn't read. I will have to start now... ;-)

BTW, met Chris Baldwin. Great guy, but SOOOO like Bruno...
;-)
natf
Sep. 27th, 2002 02:42 pm (UTC)
Forgot to say - he stayed with a friend we were staying with in Seattle, once, and signed copies of books 1 to 5 for me...
sbisson
Sep. 28th, 2002 11:48 am (UTC)
I'll have to show you the original Bruno I bought marypcb.
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