"My mother was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer.
I made a comic strip about it."
And now, the Everything Old Is New Again Dept. brings you the The Dysfunctional Family Circus Archive.
It's been five years since Spinn
(a.k.a. Greg Galcik)
took down the DFC
; but back in the day, the DFC was probably the funniest site on the Web (and might even qualify as the funniest since.) Imitators
have sprung up since, of course; and Spinn still runs a similar site, A-1 AAA AmeriCaptions
. But somehow it's not quite the same
... [Possibly NSFW, if your coworkers can read text on your screen.]
I love the smell of Oompa-Loompas in the morning.
"I love the smell of burnt cookies in the morning. Smells like... Tollhouse
." [via the inimitable Websnark]
A Lesson Is Learned But the Damage is Irreversible
Not a preachy op-ed, but a relatively new webcomic. Watch out for the green flame, it turns things into reptiles.
(via Death to the Extremist)
No, I'm not talking about Michael Moore.
I mean that Every Member
of the Cast
) has now started
a freakin' weblog.
has nothing to do with clothes and everything to do with comics. Inspired by Songfight.org
), Strip Fight was created as a place for comic strip artists to flex their skills.
The Webcomics Examiner
launched earlier this week. Finally, a well-written magazine of criticism for online comics.
The return of Ralph Snart
...to the web
and to print
! This is Marc Hansen's outrageous story of a mild-mannered alcoholic accountant gone completely mental, featuring Dr. Goot
(evil scientist and nemesis), Mr. Lizard
(thanks to radioactive crickets) and Holly Hornswoggle
(evil lab assistant and love interest). It originally ran from 1986 to 1994 and of course there is always the obligatory unofficial site
is a brand new weekly comic from Drew Weing
, who you may know from The Journal Comic
(subscription only beyond the current sample).
Tivo for Webcomics?
Found by way of Comixpedia
, this Sun-Times article
finds shareware that rips comic files off the web to be something of a God-send. As a web-comic creator, I have no problem with my readers writing personal scripts that pull the .pngs from my front page. But when the rippers begin asking for money
for their app that distributes someone else's content (without asking the creators' permission), it seems as though somewhere, there are some enormous balls just a'swingin' in the breeze.
has hundreds of pages of free comics
from a dozen talented artists. Friday reading fun!
Leisuretown's "A Comedy Crisis"
Dear Members of Metafilter: Unless one of us posts our Leisuretown archive up for all to see, this might be your last chance to see the amazing work of Tristan Farnon. This link wil only be up for a few days.
has disappeared. Except for the about, contact, navigation,
and most important, the donation
page, there are no Christmas suicide balloons or Winter solstice parties. I just found out via this Comics Journal thread
and I wonder if there any other favorite web cartoons of mine that are about to bite the dust.
Ever since Jeremias
turned me on to Achewood
back in November,
I've been hooked. Some of y'all at that time objected to Chris Olmstead's drawing style, which is, admittedly, an acquired taste. Well, now in the interest of not doing as much work, he's given popular character Ray
a weekly advice column, "Ray's Place." Bearing in mind that Ray is a self-centered cat with a swingin' lifestyle, this almost redeems the whole well-worn format of Internet advice column.
Girls! Girls! Girls! Girlamatic
features webcomics created by women, (mostly) for women. Today's featured comic is Kris Dresen
, a Xeric grant
award winner and an Eisner-nominated
comic artist. Some of the Girlamatic site is subscription, but the free section changes every day. (mostly safe for work)
Same Difference, Derek Kirk Kim's
great online comic has come to it's conclusion. For Kim it's been "2 years. 79 pages. 9 pens. 2 countries. 3 computers. 4 residences. 6 conventions. 725 lonely nights." But for us it's been nothing less than the slow episodic revelation of an amazing talent. I love his elegant line and the depth of his characters. It's funny as hell, but touching enough to make you cry.
is a new site dedicated to discussion of webcomics news. The Comicon.com Pulse
is normally a comic book news site, but they're currently running an interview with Keenspot Prez Chris Crosby.
Are webcomics finally getting some decent coverage?
Warren Ellis Interviews the author of Nowhere Girl
, which is a long running graphic novel on the web. The author refuses to put it into a traditional print format because she whould lose control over her work.
interviews her and talks about this.
is a daily comic strip. Warning: it may get odd.
Some of the best comics ever
are online. Some independent
, some ubiquitous
, and all
. Does anyone else know any good online comics?
What happens when crude Flash animation meets an absurd sense of humour? The surreal serial Weird Emma
, that's what. If Emma's not up your alley, maybe you'd prefer the static cartoons of Wulff Morgenthaler
Hey, punk! If you can
read, then point your eyes at Violence Man in: Company Picnic.
Remember, "Talking is for little girls."
A fine new webcomic from Evil Monkey Productions. Oop!
Comic books on the web.
So Crossgen comics
is starting their fee-based webcomics initiative, and for the first few weeks, EVERY comic they've published is online for free. Does this turn those of you who couldn't care less about comics onto something? Would it get you into your local comic book store
? Can these replace physical comic books? And is the interface better or worse than on Marvel's dotcomics
?(Main link does not seem to support Mac.)
Lick the light.
While the professionals
seem to have moved on, the political and social consequences of 9.11 are still being explored by at least one web-based political cartoonist (a few favorites
). Know any others?
is a really nice web comic about coffee. i think there are some other messages in there also.
Get your war on
with exquisite comic strips from mnftiu.
Yumm... not WTC related.
Like Penny Arcade? Wish for something a little more 'fresh and in your face'? Then start eating some butter covered bacon and check it. Bonus points for constant Mac references.
From PVP Online's Forums:
"If we do wage war, will we be any better? What happened today, 9-11-01, was atrocious and could not be justified by any means. However, how could we justify violence while abhoring it?"
Man! What a great comic strip!
(read the strips from last year first) I haven't seen one this funny in a long time.
When I Am King
seems to be the latest supercool discovery in online comics. This guy updates weekly, and he's got 18 episodes so far.
is the most recent web-comic I've stumbled across (thanks to a link off Penny Arcade
a few days back) and is also one of the best. The catch? No pictures.
Patrick Farley's latest comic
is a great halloween treat. Anyone know of other good online comic artists?
For you Survivor fans,
this is how it REALLY ought to be done. (Is anyone surprised that John "Daikatana" Romero was first to die? Who do you think will be the last man standing?)
Now whenever someone posts crap about the state of MeFi, you can successfully use the phrase, "That's such whipped meme".
I'm impressed with Scott Kurtz' latest rant.
I've never really found User Friendly all that funny, and I think Scott's point is part of the reason why. Something that I find much funnier is Silicon Alley
, because it pokes fun at the industry itself, from the inside. Although I wish they'd give the user control of the panel flipping on Silicon Alley...
I've never heard of James Kochalka until a weblog pointed at his stuff
. His comics look pretty funny, but I'm really enjoying his music
, especially the stuff from the Monkey vs. Robot disc. This guy rocks.