Your Favorite Webcomics of 2005
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 28, 2005 - 17:07
I'm copying and pasting the actual reccomendations from Fenris' thread from the old forums b/c it was a good one and I'm hoping there's more to add from our readers.
Here's Stuart's list based on Delicious links
Your assigment is to look over your links or bookmark or whatever and find what you consider to be the best webcomic that YOU read that is NOT on that list (the Best of 2005 one). Go with one if possible, but if you can't choose, keep your list short. Yeah, we want to spread the word, but we want the list to be relatively concise too. Don't forget to actually link it too.
I'll start off with Nothing Nice to Say by Mitch Clem. Anyway, it's a great punk themed comic with solid art. I'd say Clem is also one of the smartest writers in our field as well. His other project with artist Joe Dunn, the Coffee Achievers, really shows off his writing flair.
My top five (in no particular order) are:
Clan of the Cats
College Roomies from Hell
- Rob Howard
Puppetry by Skyler Breeden has worked it's way into my number one spot. She just found a new home after the DD crash.
Runners-up: Joe and Monkey and Bunny.
A few other webcomics that I read no matter how irritated I am with comics (and that I didn't see on that list):
- Twilight Agency by D.A. and L. Graf at http://twilightagency.com/
- Digger by Ursula Vernon at http://www.graphicsmash.com/series.php?name=digger
- Zebra Girl by Joe England at http://zebragirl.keenspot.com/
- Dicebox by Jenn Manley Lee at http://www.dicebox.net/
- Kelly J.
I guess most of the comics I like are the popular ones, since almost all of them are on Designmeme's list (I thought Nine Planets In Search Of Intelligent Life was obscure, but it's towards the bottom of the list.) But surprisingly, Little Dee by Chris Baldwin ( http://www.littledee.net/ ) didn't make the list. I don't know why, it's totally excellent!
Yanno, Kelly...if I had taken that drink of my Sobe Courage, it'd be all over the monitor...as it was I set it down heavily and splashed it a bit...
Thank you for the mention...I'm still looking for my dropped jaw. Smile
To contribute to this thread, I don't have many that I read, but here are the ones I like.
- Anywhere But Here: http://www.abh-comic.com/
- AppleGeeks: http://www.applegeeks.com/
- Dominic Deegan: http://www.dominic-deegan.com/
- Girl Genius: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/
- Polymer City Chronicles: http://www.polymercitychronicles.com/
- Wapsi Square: http://wapsisquare.com/
- WTF: http://188.8.131.52/index.html
- GU Comics: http://gucomics.com/
- Girls With Slingshots: http://www.daniellecorsetto.com/gws.html
- Questionable Content: http://www.questionablecontent.net/
Â *still shaking head in amazement at being mentioned*
creator/artist, Twilight Agency
If I've got to nominate the best web comic I've discovered this year, my vote goes to The Rainbow Orchid, but that's because I'm a HUGE fan of the European white line inaugurated by HergÃ©.
Holy Bibble had me in stitches from the moment I discovered it.
Patches is adorably bizarre.
OverCompensating is the best all-around webcomic out there right now, in my humble opinion.
What, you mean besides my own? =Wink
http://www.fluffinbrooklyn.com/ is one of my favorites, and doesn't get anywhere near enough press.
Sordid City Blues
- Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereals - I love Zach's sense of humour.
No rest for the wicked - Very original concept and I like everything about the script.
- Alien loves Predator - It cracks me up, starting from the subtitle, "In New York, no one can hear you scream". Even if the humour is very NYC based, I can follow it even if I've only visited the place a couple of times. Really funny comic.
- The B movie comic - To be honest, I discovered this comic only this morning. I saw it listed on Litazia's Secret Santa list and I clicked on it because I fancied the name. The art is way above webcomic average, and while the humour can be hit and miss, it has some really great moments. It's very rare that a comic makes me laugh aloud and this one's done it twice.
Lest I seem to be pimping, I also sumbit Hate Song http://www.hatesong.com/. Very evil, but very well done.
Sordid City Blues
Raina Telgemeier's Smile, which is the only comic to ever make my teeth hurt, and
Lia F.'s Airshell, one of the very few sci-fi comics out there to do justice to the genre.
And my comic, of course. At least judging by the amount of time I spend staring at it.
A Mad Tea-Party
These are worth reading:
- Beaver & Steve
- PC Weenies
- Raymondo Person
- Beyond the Punchline
- The Kenmore
- Rob and Elliot