We have been beta testing our new forum system and (knock on wood!) they’re now open to our readers. A link to the forums is in the Sections menu on the upper left of the screen. We have created some initial forum topics but please let us know if you have suggestions. You will also still continue to be able to comment directly on all of the stories we post here.
Last but not least, we do in fact have an IRC Channel for webcomics related chat – we have added a more prominent link to the channel in the Sections menu as well.