Sore Thumbs
December 9, 2004 4:53 PM   Subscribe

Sore Thumbs - A webcomic featuring a liberal girl, her ultra-conservative brother and mother, her ditzy best friend, and a love interest who lost his manhood in Iraq (and the love interest's pet bear). All (sans mother) working at a video game store. Well drawn, and very funny (and not just liberal humour, although there is plenty of that too)
posted by hopeless romantique (24 comments total)

 
It's less than a year old, updated MWF, so starting from the beginning won't take that long (and it's worth it).
posted by hopeless romantique at 4:57 PM on December 9, 2004


Yeah, and the characters are drawn all sexy like!

Good stuff!
posted by fenriq at 5:08 PM on December 9, 2004


The comic is funny if read as a parody of web-comics, where the giant breasted ultra liberal gamer girl makes pandering jokes clearly written by a man who doesn't play video games or take politics seriously. Which isn't an insult, it's what I honestly believe Chris Crosby is trying to do, and that people just aren't getting the joke. He's a legitimately funny guy, but this isn't a comic to be taken seriously.
posted by Simon! at 5:09 PM on December 9, 2004


I've been reading this comic, and I like it , but I can never buy into female characters with boobs bigger than their heads and pink hair. My favorite web comics are these two.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 5:09 PM on December 9, 2004


I find the majority of webcomics rather generic and lame - the only one that's been able to hold my attention for its entire run is Scary Go Round. Something about the writing style is very unique, and dare I say... 'cute.'
posted by nervestaple at 5:28 PM on December 9, 2004


Simon! I think you totally nailed it.

It's no New Unstoppable Fighting Technique.
posted by Extopalopaketle at 5:34 PM on December 9, 2004


White Ninja's monkey

White Ninja goes camping with a guy

Whitre Ninja knows everything

White Ninja fixes Jeff

White Ninja enrolls in Witch School

White Ninja employs the services of a vampire
posted by fleetmouse at 5:38 PM on December 9, 2004


White Ninja is gold.

White Ninja and the spiders that got him at last
posted by puke & cry at 5:48 PM on December 9, 2004


Sorry, but I don't think this comic is very clever. Even if it is some kind of postmodern commentary on web comics.

A couple of friends of mine did recently start a web comic with the sole purpose of saying how much web comics suck. They really need jobs.
posted by McBain at 5:54 PM on December 9, 2004


(BuddhaInABucket: Thank you so much for the Qwantz link, it's right up my alley)

About Sore Thumbs? Fuck, the world already has entirely too many self-conscious amateur comics about spunky gals and video games. I require a healthy dose of dada or perversion.
posted by neckro23 at 6:01 PM on December 9, 2004


I found it over here which is from a recent front page post that I am too lazy to look up.
posted by geekyguy at 7:13 PM on December 9, 2004


Hey look. Boobs.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:15 PM on December 9, 2004


I tried to get into Sore Thumbs since I saw their advertisement on Something Positive. But it was just too much witty subversion and not enough misanthropic sarcasm. Now, Men in Hats, that's a bitter web comic.

Some of my particular favorites.
posted by nelleish at 7:54 PM on December 9, 2004


Yeah, this comic kinda blows. Sorry.

I like Patches.
posted by selfnoise at 8:06 PM on December 9, 2004


don't forget the festival!
posted by kaibutsu at 9:46 PM on December 9, 2004


(the rehabilitation of mr. wiggles is lookin' good, nekro! thanks.)
posted by kaibutsu at 9:50 PM on December 9, 2004


I'm a liberal and I don't think the jokes are very funny nor are the conservatives believable, they sound like what really dumb leftists think conservatives are like.
posted by Slagman at 10:04 PM on December 9, 2004


That one chick has hot boobs, though.
posted by Slagman at 10:16 PM on December 9, 2004


Oh please. You all love the big-titted manga-lookin' bitchaz and you know it.
posted by fungible at 11:08 PM on December 9, 2004


I'm a conservative and I thought this comic was great. :)
posted by drscroogemcduck at 12:17 AM on December 10, 2004


Oh hey, is this where we all plug webcomics? vgcats is much better than a videogame webcomic about anthropomorphic cats has any right to be.
posted by squidlarkin at 9:22 AM on December 10, 2004


The real webcomic news today: WIGU ENDS ON DEC 31ST!

Dammit.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:33 AM on December 10, 2004


Ah but JeffR will come up with something even more insanely genius-opolis. I have utter faith!! :D
posted by zoogleplex at 11:01 AM on December 10, 2004


Atland keeps getting better and better! :-)
posted by Stuart_R at 1:41 PM on December 10, 2004


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