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Anticomics - Taking no prisoners

It has come to our attention that a large component of the internet is not aware of us. Well let me introduce you, I represent Anticomics, I am one of a group of people who have been trained to HATE and DESPISE webcomics. We were forced against our will to read through Superosity, User Friendly and finally Ctrl Alt Del and before long we all were baying for blood. So now we have launched a website to contain our intense thoughts of pain for your reading enjoyment.

But some people have asked "Why are we doing this?"

Well, Go have a read of our site and you may be able to figure this out, if not I hear that "Green Eggs and Ham" is a quite readable book.

Oh and for the really slow, here's some quick links to articles you may be disgusted at
Sad Superman in Snow: Commenting on Megatokyo's move to CMX/DC
Not Just a acronym: Six reasons why Buckley should take a running jump
Florid Farts for Fans: Kurtz never gets it.
PVP and Scott Pilgrim: He always seems to want the world, but why?
CAD - BOATILAM: "Bend over and take it like a Man", fairly self explainatory.

Oh and we have dropped our blockers to IE, even through only 5% of our visitors have been trying to access the site under IE, get Firefox so you can rejoin humanity.

And that's the truth.
Tom Berner

The site reminds me of

Daniel Vincent's picture

The site reminds me of something Carlin-esque, but it lacks the extra spark. Are you being serious, or being funny? If you're being funny, like Carlin, you have to mix it up a bit - spewing anger all the time wears thin as a schtick. Mix in some lighthearted but still pointed words and it will seem less like a diatribe. Add some good old fashioned curmudgeonry and you'll have a winner. Not being funny? We can all use a good rant now and then, but there's a fine line to draw between being "The Angry Guy With A Point" and "Lunatic Who Complains For No Reason." Most of the articles tread this line nicely. It's always helpful for some indignation to go around.

Some people like to complain, and I am amongst them. I can take it most of the time and if someone happens to set their sights on me (I'm a nobody, though, but hits are hits I guess), so be it.

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Sean C's picture

Cliche, folks. You're cliche with your webcomic bashing. Sigh. You're genrealizing your beefs with a comic to the degree you'd see in messageboards - the kind that you see in the webcomics forums that get dismissed as ill-concieived garbage. Repeating the same tired complaints that we've all heard before isn't going to make your site or your writing superior to anyone. What you need to do, and this is serious critisism here, is look for good satire in your writing. Make it a joy to read your condescending, venomous review. That's why people watch the Daily Show. Perhaps you could even make a "Coulda, Shoulda" section where you rewrite "bad" comics, and photoshop your own dialogue into comics in order to "correct" them. Right now you've got nothing but rants, and they're not enjoyable. If you're going to try to smash us comic-makers, at least put as much effort into it that we put into our strips.

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Fuck. I'm so sick of reading

Greg Carter's picture

Fuck. I'm so sick of reading about people whining about people writing about webcomics. Someone must like it though. And it definitely gives the people that create comics that are shitty yet popular something to complain about when they get trashed by a "critic", and I use the term oh-so-loosely, because the "critic" isn't sycophantic enough to do the print equivalent of a dick-suck every review/article/post. You know who you are. Get over yourselves. Internet famous is weak enough. So imagine how little being webcomic famous means. No matter how serious or sarcastic in-joke ha ha we fucked your brain because it's all a joke we're just a remora catching leftover clicks from the "big" webcomics it's just a waste. I'm glad the internet is big enough for all of us though. I hate you all but I'll defend your right to be publically hate-able.

See if you can figure out if I'm poking fun at webcomic blogs and the tired same-old crapfest of comics that get written about or not.

Dammit. I forgot to take my medication again.

Greg Carter
Abandon
Fuck you and the webcomic you rode in on.

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Was there a great DEMAND for

Was there a great DEMAND for flamewars and bile that the current webcomics scene was not SUPPLYING? You're going to have to work a bit harder to distinguish yourself.

As usual, these angry posts seem to be a mix of legitimate grievances (yes, we CAN do better) and poorly formed argument (so... you're upset because the TITLES of certain comics use the NAMES of the CHARACTERS? CALVIN AND HOBBES and DILBERT, jump BACK!). Understand, I kind of want your site to work, here. I've always felt it's important to listen to the disenfranchised: they say things that need to be said. But surely a LITTLE bit more revision and reconsideration could change your needling attacks into something that cleaved to the bone.

If you don't do that, then you're taking the easy path, which seems to be what you hate most in the comics you lambast most often.

And that's the truth.

P.S.: You may have dropped your IE blockers but that doesn't mean your site is readable in IE. Test the code and fix it so that your logo isn't blocking the view of your first paragraph.

YAWN!

Yet another day of bitter hate. They never stop hating...

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Not good enough, soilder

Information Ministress's picture

I actually enjoy websites and articles that bash things especially if they are worth bashing and funny. A good example is how SomethingAwful.com and its ilk make fun of internet culture. I read your articles and I think you are trying too hard. All that nitpicking in the posts make it sounds more like incoherent internal monologue then a bashing article. Goddammit maggot, stop nitpicking; your attacks are convoluted and hard for the ignorant masses to swallow. Rather make a list of the general and most apparent things about the hated "internet comics" then expand on it. Put some structure in it! Keep it simple and easy to understand! Inject some humor and make fun of it. Its a bashing article. And people in general get tried easily of articles that complain and whine so make it entertaining to read or at least palatable. I'm sure you know that bashing things simply brings it negative publicity which always translates to hits for that internet comic. It's like shouting "OMG THERES A TRAINWRECKS!!! ITS REALLY UGLY DONT LOOK!". You try your damn best to expose the ugly to ward off people but in the end, because of human nature, you create the opposite effects because people can't help but look at train wrecks. Are you aware that your efforts might actually benefit the internet comics? In other words you need a better propaganda plan if you wish to totally destroy and crush these accursed... "internet comics." Let me share with you a few tips: The most effective way to "get rid" of an "internet comic" is to simply ignore it and never talk about it, EVER. Look how effectively the industry haters used silent disdain against Sore Thumbs. If your friends talk about how great CAD is, simply say "uh yeah" then change the subject. When someone starts a "Megatokyo" appreciation thread in your favorite forums, derail the thread by posting pages of real high quality Manga like 20th Century Boys, Deathnote, Lone Wolf and Cub then talk about that. Remember, the effect is best achived when the overall quality of the comic you will post is 100 times better then the one you wish to derail.

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Chris Crosby's picture

BURN HIM!

You're starting to lose me Chris...

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

 

What are you writing about?

 

 

Perhaps this is meta-parody commenting on my meta-parody comment on the original post itself... 

 

 

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I am a Modern Major Generality.

 

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

Where's your blood-baying

Chris Crosby's picture

Where's your blood-baying SUPEROSITY review?

Right Here

Tom Berner's picture

Superosity will get it's "blood baying" review when you can return the time it cost me and my colleagues to read it in the first place.

But I like

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Superosity...

Heck I even like Sore Thumbs mostly... 

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

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

Here's the thing...

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Ok, another blog by anonymous people(s) who "hate webcomics".  Got it.  Wow that is such an original idea that you're about the oh.... one millionth person to come up with it since the original "webcomics ain't as good as printed comics" gangsters back in 96/96.

Excuse me if I find zero value in shallow, ill-thought out attacks on webcomics.  Regardless of whether the webcomics you write about are amazingly good or awful your approach to the subject and, look let's be honest here -- your limited mental facilities and writing abilities -- make your opinions there less worthwhile then a load of crap.

 At least I can fertilize my garden with the load of crap.  Your virtual load can't even do that.

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

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

Wow. What an interesting

m_estrugo's picture

Wow. What an interesting site. It's a real honor -no, wait, let me rephrase...- I'm im panic and fear for being hated -as a component of the 'webcomics' community I am- by people as hateful and bloodthirsty like you.

And your site is so horrifying I'm sure I'll check back often to see updates, because your articles are so cruel and destructive I'm rolling on the floor in pavor after reading a few of them. No, seriously!

Please, keep hating us for a long time.


Aw, you've gotten in the way...

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

 of my brilliant, no dare I say it -- genious, meta-parody of AntiComics.

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

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

Er, sorry?

m_estrugo's picture

Er, sorry?


It's okay

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

I just thought I'd write a post that captures the whole gist of the anticomics site.  Now that it's pushed down the page I'm not sure folks will figure it out.

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

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

Promote to the front page

Tom Berner's picture

Promote to the front page and lets see how many people figure it out. But the chances are slim.