Sunday, August 28, 2005

On webcomics and a weird sense of humour

Reading this post on George's Blog led me to thinking that it might be a good idea to post the list of webcomics on my own regular list. So here goes:

  • PX! or PandaXpress is as the creators themselves put it, "a story about a girl and her Panda". It's a hilariously funny webcomic, which begins with a large number of seemingly unrelated story threads which reminds me of snoopy's It was a dark and stormy night ... The artwork is splendid and script funny in a quirky kind of way. It's at #1 on my webcomic list

  • Piled Higher and Deeper is a nice webcomic about PhD grads, that pretty much everyon in college or at least those planning for a PhD have heard of, nice humour and decent artwork. The artist, Jorge Cham also started a strip entitled Jenny Jetpack about the life of a young preteen girl in a Jetsons-like future, but that project seems to have fizzled out after the first few strips.

  • One Over Zero any comic which starts with the disclaimer ``I fully endorse whatever nonsense happens to come up here" has gotta be interesting. This was one of the first comics to base itself on the central idea of breaking the fourth wall. An interesting comic about philosophy, existence, the nature of knowledge and suchlike stuff, without getting too boring. Truly an internet-age classic.

  • Questionable Content as George puts it ``follows the life and adventures (?) of Marten Reed, his AnthroPC PintSize (kinda like a robot) and his various friends''. It deal a lot on US pop stereotypes, it's getting a bit repetitive and predicatble nowadays but still pretty entertaining. Another pretty similar(but older) comic Something Positive was the first webcomic I started following, though It got boring after a year or so.

  • Casey and Andy, Another webcomic I recently discovered, which totally rocks. The artwork is pretty bad, but the storyline and the perfect mix of science-relegion-scifi-fantasy more than makes up for that. It's the tale of the adventures of two mad-scientists/programmers one of whom is dating a female Satan(she has many forms), a police officer, styled after holmes, who knows everything except bovine dentistry, which he's currently learning, and many other psychotic characters.

  • Hell's Corners, Another truly weird comic about a geeky guy who dies, goes to hell, and find out it's totally different from what anyone led him to expect. A nice take on Dante's Inferno. [it's updated pretty irregularly nowadays, but it's worth reading the archives at least]

  • Jellaby A really cute story about a young girl and her monster, by the same guys who brought you Salamander Dream.

  • Copper A comic worth checking out simply for the stellar artwork. The author Kazu, is the main guy who brought out the Flight anthologies. Made all the more fun by the fact that the content is extremely good as well. It's basically about the boy Copper, and his dog Fred and somehow reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes, only with the roles reversed.

  • With Gusto an interesting site, with funny captions on a lot of 70s/80s style artwork.

  • The Dark Him, a nice parody of noir comics/graphic novels. Very witty in a macabre sort of way

  • Passages for Lost Clouds is a collection of really weird surreal sketches, which is somehow beautiful in a poetic way

  • 55 word stories, an iteresting idea. Write a story in 55 words.

Some more interesting Web Comics that I'm too lazy to write descriptions of, definitely worth checking out though:


Some comics/manga related to the game of Go


That's all for now folks, visit again for more enlightenment.
Feel free to drop by any other interesting Comics in comments

4 Comments:

Anonymous PX! Crew said...

We who represent the pinkness of PX! wish to give a warm shout out to you and say thank you for not only liking and following PX! but also for calling us your number 1 webcomic.
We are humbled and at the same time empowered with a sureness and satisfaction that could so readily make us feel invincible to the point of taking on a full grown panda protecting her baby. However due to the lack of pandas in the continental US, we will refrain.
Thank you.

-PX! Crew

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