Measuring the Webcomic Audience Version 0.3

Time once again for another edition of Measuring the Webcomic Audience. Last month we explored some of the tools and methods developed by the blogging community, in particular the use of links between sites to rank blogs.

For this month's edition of our measurement project we again rely on information from and We calculated a score for each webcomic based on their rankings for unique visitors, page views, and new for this month, links. For example, Penny Arcade ranked first for unique visitors, page views and for the number of sites linking into the Penny Arcade website.

As always, this project is in beta so please provide feedback on any aspect of our efforts. We have also continued to add webcomics to our watchlist. As before, this list only ranks those webcomics actually on our watchlist. To the extent that we are missing a webcomic on our watchlist that potentially would place on our most-read list, we rely on you, the readers, to bring it (them) to our attention.

For this list's edition only one comic slid off the rankings: Get Your War On, but in part because we expanded the rankings to 20 slots, a number of new comics make their first appearance on the list including, Diesel Sweeties, Little Gamers, White Ninja Comics and Broken Saints

List 0.3

Rank Name URL Last List Time on Chart
1 Penny Arcade 1 3
2 Mega Tokyo 2 3
3 Sinfest 6 3
4 Sluggy Freelance 7 3
5 8 Bit Theatre 4 3
6 Mac Hall 11 3
7 RPG World 12 3
8 Exploding Dog 5 3
9 Real Life 8 3
10 Mall Monkeys 10 2
11 User Friendly 9 3
12 Player VS Player 3 3
13 Bob and George 2*
14 Errant Story 15 2
15 Avalon High 13 2
16 Diesel Sweeties 1
17 Little Gamers 1
18 Movie Comics 2*
19 White Ninja Comics 1
20 Angst Technology 2*
20 Broken Saints 1

* Non-consectutive appearances.

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Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.


  1. For what it’s worth I see Keenspot has 4 comics on the list and 1 former comic on the list. DayFree Press has one comic. I think the rest are fairly described as independents.

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