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New Awesome Webcomics Rollcall!

There's some good older thread on new or underrated webcomics on the site but let's start a new one with recommendations for good stuff that started off this year - 2007.

The first one to mind I would pick is Ali Graham's new webcomic Afterstrife which I'm enjoying and I think is a step up from his first webcomic Housd.

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http://www.projectrol.com

This one started up recently during the summer I think. So far it seems pretty interesting if you're into serious stories. The author calls it "Project ROL: Ratification fo Lambs", but most people refer to it as ROL the last time I checked (their forums, that is)

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I re-started my webcomic, Abandon, this month. Does that count? (It might as well be new considering all the changes I made.)

Greg Carter Abandon UpDown Studio

Greg Carter - Abandon: First Vampire - Online Graphic Novel

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Hah.

I don't think any of the webcomics I've seen so far are new but they're all new to me.

I also started up a new venture on WEBCOMICSNATION.COM, the DREAMNASIUM, this week.

It's an anthology. Scifi, fantasy. One self-contained story per issue that updates daily. This first story should wrap up around the 30th of this month.

I'm getting a fair amount of hits but nobody has reviewed it or left a comment behind.

Check it out if you want.

Just click Winterman in the author bar.

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luxshine's picture

Since everyone else did it, I suppose I can give it a try.

I just started my own webcomic a little over a month ago, and am two weeks from the end of the first chapter. So, it's a 2007 launch.

You can read it at http://thebuilding.glitterink.net

I appreciate any pointers and critique.

Illuminated Circus

Well, Ive literally just started up my webcomic too, actually it came online around 4 days ago so that is 2007 still. Like i said it's early days, so dont expect too much, but considering this is my first webcomic endevour totally on my own im quite proud of what ive achieved so far. Anyway please take a look and feel free to give me any pointers!

www.illuminatedcircus.com

Wireheads

[boot Entertainment engine here]

So, you like computer graphics and digital visual effects, but two hours after the movie you're hungry AGAIN!? Fear no more. Impress your friends. Be a hit at parties (although it's likely those would be LAN parties). Tune in to the Visual Effects webcomic, Wireheads.

Set in the wilds of Southern Santa Monica, the crack team of experts (not) takes on Hollywood and the cubicle life (read: no life) as they brave their way through inane Supervisors, Producers and Clients without a clue.

Publishes every Monday and Thursday (Hey, that's all the time I can afford!) and began May 15th, 2006!

PLUS! Wireheads just published its first full color book on Lulu.com: "Wireheads: Basking In The Glow" -- A Year of Comics and Thoughts on the Visual Effects Life." (There's a free preview there!)

[Entertainment Engine off!]

Cheers, everybody!

- Jimbo

Titans

I just started a new experiment called Titans, which I think really has potential. I've been getting some very favorable feedback from readers, who tell me this is a truly unique webcomic, and I'm really excited to see where it will go in the future.

The story is a superheroic adventure, of sorts, but borrows a lot of devices and motifs from shows like Lost and Heroes. The only thing the reader knows from the outset is that thirteen teenagers, from all over the planet, have inherited the powers of mythological gods. And we also know that their appearance on Earth may signal an impending apocalypse for humanity.

The story works as a mystery (in a similar fashion to Lost and Battlestar), and I deliberately constructed it this way because I know this is one of the biggest draws of those shows, the conspiratorial and spirtual mysteries that fans attempt to solve. I am also weaving in characters from history and fiction, who are in some way connected with the events in the story, borrowing a device from Neil Gaiman (from Sandman).

I've completed two issues so far. Issue Three starts July 1st. Let me know what you think!

Another comic nut chimes in

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Starslip Crisis (www.starslipcrisiis.com) The best damn sci-fi comic ever, created by Kristofer Straub of Checkerboard Nightmare infamy. This comic is one of the best satirical-based humor strips I've ever read - and it all takes place on a roaming intergalactic museum. Whacky!Erfworld (http://www.giantitp.com/index.html) Take every contrived and stereotypical fantasy-world convention you know of and tilt it about 78 degrees to the right. Erfworld is the glorious product of Partially Clips writer Rob Balder and Angry Zen Master artist Jamie Noguchi. The result of their combined genius is a light-hearted, humorous, and brilliantly envisioned world which is many steps removed from the stale and comfortable fantasy tropes most of us have become complacent to consume over and over again. A must read.Nothing Better (http://www.webcomicsnation.com/tylerpage/)A well-written comic dealing with life, friendship, survival, and the entertainment of new ideas in the college setting. A very down-to-earth and thoughtful look at what many college students go through.Soft Reset (http://www.softreset.net/)Because its my comic, and I am allowed to be a fan of my own work.

I feel awful doing this,

Unityflow's picture

I feel awful doing this, pimping my own comic so blatantly, but hey, y'know.

flowfieldunity.transplantcomics.com

Started just before the new year and going strong ever since.

  Visit The Flowfield Unity - www.theflowfieldunity.com – it's OK.

Link's not working - the

Link's not working - the address got the comixpedia.com address added to it somehow.

Fixed

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You need to include the "http://" in external URLs...

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Yeah...

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*slightly embarassed*

Thanks.

  Visit The Flowfield Unity - www.theflowfieldunity.com – it's OK.

Mine started off this year

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Mine started off this year too - http://thineappellation.com - but I do like a few of the other ones mentioned herein. One problem to me seems that a lot of artists tend to work in private for a while and then come out with a whole backlog of work, which often means they've been working for more than the requisite time to call them "new". So there might be another comic in the works right now, hidden out of view, that might well end up destroying every other comic in it's path...

Captain Excelsior

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Captain Excelsior is pretty damn funny and I think only started in 2007. It's creators - Zach Weiner and Chris Jones - both have other comics that are pre-2007.

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Spectacular

Nima's picture

Great call. I'm definitely adding this to my reading list.


http://angelants.com

 



http://angelants.com

Coming Attraction

Hasn't started yet, but Thomas Dye's sequel to Newshounds is scheduled to begin next month. Going by its predecessor it should be good.

Amazoness!

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I'm extremely new at the webcomics game, but since a few other people have linked their comics here, I thought it probably wouldn't hurt to link mine too. Amazoness! is a humorous (well, hopefully) strip set amongst the ancient Amazons of Greek legend. As I said, I haven't been going for very long, but feel free to have a look.

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George Hutcheon

Amazoness!
Men seldom make passes at girls who routinely kill men.

George Hutcheon

Amazoness!
Men seldom make passes at girls who routinely kill men.

Final Daylight: Earth

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Final Daylight: Earth, is the story of three super-powered aliens leading a galactic alliance bent on conquering Earth.

The story is actually an interesting "what-if" because everything that could go wrong does go wrong and this is just the first issue! The flagship of the alien fleet loses its propulsion systems and is in danger of imploding and taking everything with it. Then the three leaders of the alliance all end up fighting each other and making all kinds of accusations! All the art is hand-drawn and written by yours truly. So check it out!

Some more good newbies

The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allen Poo One of the year's best new fantasy comics, and definitely one of the most arty comics around. (The title's a poop joke, yep, but so far it's the only one.)

Plague Edward Grugg of Theodore Possum showing his "cute" style works great for horror as well as romance.

The artwork in Edgar Allen

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The artwork in Edgar Allen Poo is really great, that's for sure. The writing makes absolutely no sense, though. I can't make heads or tails of it, not unlike an actual poo. HA!

Plague is awesome, in a really weird way. It's a great recommendation!


http://angelants.com

 



http://angelants.com

Hey, come on...

The fragmented psyche of a great but despairing author drawn into a subterranean otherworld of gods, monsters and anthromorphic rats, in a story combining the sensibilities of Mervyn Peake, Beatrix Potter and too-much-laudanum... what's not to love? Laughing

Seriously, I don't think EAPoo's any vaguer than other fantasy stories in which characters have to get their bearings in strange worlds. And compared to Lewis Carroll's stuff it's absolutely linear.

Seconded!

[quote=timtylor] Seriously, I don't think EAPoo's any vaguer than other fantasy stories ...[/quote] I agree. In fact I think you may even be (inadvertantly!) damning with faint praise there, Tim!

Along with Digger, EAP is among the most original and atmospheric fantasy comics anywhere on the web. The artwork is undeniably spectacular but - as we all know - it's the strength of the story and the characters that keep a reader coming back and ... well, I keep going back! I don't find it vague at all. I find it intriguing and mysterious ... as it should be!

Broken Voice Comics
Because comics are not just for kids

Broken Voice Comics
Because comics are not just for kids

Edgar

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Can't make up my mind on EAPoo yet. Fantastic art, murky story so far.

Hadn't checked out Grugg's new comic yet but will!

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Erfworld

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I think Erfworld started in 2007 and it is awesome so it should be on this list :)

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FLEEN PICKED PLANET KAREN

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Planet Karen started in 2007 - kind of a journal comic.

FLEEN linked to it today.

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It dates back to 2006

Nima's picture

I just checked the archives and she did 244 strips in 2006.


http://angelants.com



http://angelants.com

Huh

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Thanks for the catch - somewhere along the line I got that wrong...

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Re: Planet Karen

Karen started PlanetKaren on BlogSpot and did it SEVEN-DAYS-A-WEEK for its first year! Jesus, that would hurt. Now, she is more like 3 to 5 a week, but it's still a wonderful read. I believe her comic dates back to January 2006, but already she's passed the 400 strip mark

Her comic is also sponsored by http://www.girl-wonder.org. I believe their relationship started about a 8 months ago. Gail Simone is gaga for Planet Karen, and often shows up on her Forum raving about this comic or that! She's already given it a great reveiw.

The comic is basically her diary and I'm sure very theraputic considering all the stuff that goes on.

Cheers!
- Jimbo

Getting ready to hit Lunar Boy Land #50, new website too!

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I began updating my webcomic consistently since feb. this year. It's an all ages adventure story with loads of video game reference throughout. In 5 weeks, I'll hit the #50 benchmark and release my second graphic novel soon thereafter!

Thanks for the continued support,

Jarrett W.

www.lunarboyland.com updated Tuesdays and Fridays!

www.lunarboyland.com updated Tuesdays and Fridays!

Twisted Peel

I have recently released a webcomic called Twisted Peel, loosely based around my own life and the inner workings of my mind... it is a British site, and the humour is quite dark...

http://www.twistedpeel.com/

Nice

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This one is my favorite: http://www.twistedpeel.com/personality_types.html



http://angelants.com

Personality Types

Cheers, Nima Smile

Um...

WaterMedia's picture
Well, I launched my first web-comic in 2007, which is probably not awesome but I'm having oddles of fun . Most importantly I'm learning as I go so that is positive. Please take a look at:

http://www.WelcometoPixelton.com

Thanks for humoring me. And also thanks for the wonderful site. I really enjoy this place. And after a prolonged exposure to the angry print kids this is very refreshing. :D

Wow

Nima's picture

Your artwork is ridiculously awesome.

I don't really get what any of the comics are about, but they look really nice.



http://angelants.com

Hee, Hee

WaterMedia's picture

Sincere thanks Nima! The current set are a bit...obtuse at the moment. I'm eventually trying to hit a mix between Sam & Max and Calvin and Hobbes. Clearly I have a bit of work to do there. :)

Oddly enough I was perusing your comics earlier today and really enjoying it. We should combine our talents and take over the world!

Indeed

Nima's picture

Thanks for the kind words. Glad someone other than me is getting some yucks out of Angel Ants.

Your site is really slick, but I couldn't find any contact info on it (and you can't be contacted from this site). You might want to toss an email address up there somewhere.



http://angelants.com

Great art

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Josh

I also think the art is fantastic (and your website is pretty slick too!).

Add you comic to piperka.net so I can keep up with it :)

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I could be wrong, but I

almamater's picture

I could be wrong, but I think Afterstrife technically debuted in late 2006; however, it's still a good recommendation. I've enjoyed seeing Ali stretch himself artistically with his new project.

Another good follow-up comic which debuted recently is Punch an' Pie, by Aerie and Chris Daily.

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Good One!

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I like that one too!

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BOTG!

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Breakfast of the Gods was one of my favorite debuts in 2007. A few pages were serialized on LiveJournal before Brendan moved it to WCN, so I'm not 100% certain that it launched in 2007, but I am about 90% certain.

Ok, that's awesome!

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Ok, that's awesome!



http://angelants.com

BotGs is GREEEAT!

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Or whatever Tony the Tiger used to say :)

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I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

Hmm

I like Ali Graham's stuff and having met him a few times he's a nice chap! He also does a lot for the webcomic community so well done him.

Afterstrife certainly looks good, but I can't help noticing that a lot of the concept is very similiar to my old webcomic Hellhole. I should stress, I am NOT suggesting for a moment Ali Graham stole anything from me (I doubt he's even heard of it) - I just can't read Afterstrife without drawing comparisons. I also doubt I can bring Hellhole back (it's been a story I wanted to tell for a long long time) without it being compared to Afterstrife. Hey ho, you snooze, you lose.

Eddie "Eddache" Bowley

http://www.bolloxcomics.co.uk/eddegg/

xerexes wrote:There's some

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[quote=xerexes]

There's some good older thread on new or underrated webcomics on the site but let's start a new one with recommendations for good stuff that started off this year - 2007.

The first one to mind I would pick is Ali Graham's new webcomic Afterstrife which I'm enjoying and I think is a step up from his first webcomic Housd.

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That strikes me as a bit too similar to the TV show "Dead Like Me".



http://angelants.com