Sexy robots.
July 2, 2001 8:37 AM   Subscribe

Sexy robots. Pathetic teenagers. Bitchy news anchors and talking donkeys. What are your favorite web comics? (links refer to Diesel Sweeties, Hound's Home, and When I Grow Up, respectively.)
posted by tweebiscuit (39 comments total)
bobbins is a great read, especially if you're either british or just that dodgy. cutewendy is also an excellent comic, and i should plug megatokyo since i've known the creators for a long while before they started the comic though i don't read it much.
posted by moz at 8:51 AM on July 2, 2001

Argon Zark, who invented "personal transport protocol" and literally enters the internet.

This site includes far and away the best use of DHTML I have ever seen anywhere. Be sure to use a modern browser to read it. Unfortunately, it doesn't get updated often.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:51 AM on July 2, 2001

I just discovered Angst Technologies. It took me all day, but I read every single strip.
posted by jragon at 8:54 AM on July 2, 2001

I should have mentioned in the main post: for those of you not yet up on the webcomics boom, the two best portals are Keenspot and Big Panda.

And Bobbins rocks! (Despite its lack of continuity, constantly changing hairstyles, etc.) I would have posted it as well, but it would have interrupted the flow of my list.
posted by tweebiscuit at 8:58 AM on July 2, 2001

I love Diesel Sweeties, but you're missing out if you like web comics and haven't read Sluggy Freelance.
posted by betaray at 9:09 AM on July 2, 2001

Jeremy rocks.
posted by Spanktacular at 9:10 AM on July 2, 2001

i almost forgot: pokey the penguin. non sequitor nonsense. beautiful, in a confusing, puzzling sort of way.
posted by moz at 9:29 AM on July 2, 2001

sinfest is good, so is megatokyo, as well as real life, pennyarcade, wiggles, and red meat. Whew, I think that'd good for now.
posted by Hackworth at 9:30 AM on July 2, 2001

Gah, thats supposed to be megatokyo, sorry.
posted by Hackworth at 9:31 AM on July 2, 2001

GAH! Megatokyo is even metnioned in the the first comment! I'm sorry, I shouldn't be up this early...
posted by Hackworth at 9:32 AM on July 2, 2001

an example of pokey's genius
posted by moz at 9:36 AM on July 2, 2001

Penny-Arcadevideo-game-themed, slightly (but hilariously!) offensive, updated MWF — is the only webcomic I know of that features an alcoholic DivX unit, the elusive warbling chattybitch, and the true plight of geek wives everywhere.
posted by dsandl at 9:38 AM on July 2, 2001 is my favorite.
posted by tayknight at 9:45 AM on July 2, 2001

Friendbear is better than Pokey. (the fact that I'm friends with Swifty has nothing to do with my opinion, of course.)
posted by tweebiscuit at 10:23 AM on July 2, 2001

When I Am King. Excellent exploration of the new possibilities available on the web, and with absolutely no dialogue. Adult themes at times, if anybody needs a warning.
posted by icathing at 10:29 AM on July 2, 2001

Dex Lives is a fun strip about a wacky dragon kinda guy. Dex started as a high school student when his creator, Bernadette Yarnot, was a high school student. He followed her to college, and is now facing life post-grad. Very cute stuff.
posted by Dreama at 10:42 AM on July 2, 2001

When I Am King is definitely a great read (I just read it all yesterday.), as icathing mentioned.. one that was posted sometime last month, life on forbez, is also quality reading, though currently on hiatus.
posted by lotsofno at 10:43 AM on July 2, 2001

Ozy and Millie, a delightful blend of youthful innocence and total cynicism. Plus the guy can actually draw.
posted by aaron at 10:45 AM on July 2, 2001

Ozy and Millie, a delightful blend of youthful innocence and total cynicism. Plus the guy can actually draw.
posted by aaron at 10:45 AM on July 2, 2001

Jerkcity. (And Friend Bear sucks.)
posted by darukaru at 10:47 AM on July 2, 2001

icathing -- you're right, I just read When I Am King front to back -- incredible! Incredible use of the medium... Scott McCloud would be proud.

Darukaru -- you must be one of those partisan Pokey-ites...
posted by tweebiscuit at 11:06 AM on July 2, 2001

(The funniest comics online, by the way, are right here...)
posted by tweebiscuit at 11:17 AM on July 2, 2001

Definitely Megatokyo! 'ph33r the cute ones'... ^_^
posted by SenshiNeko at 11:25 AM on July 2, 2001

i dig leisuretown.
posted by jcterminal at 11:46 AM on July 2, 2001

I love reading isometric. It's drawn in the 3d isometric style. It's even had a pokey crossover! (The authors are friends.)
posted by reishus at 11:57 AM on July 2, 2001

uh, jerkcity appears to be ripped-off Frank.

Is that the point, or...?
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:00 PM on July 2, 2001

road waffles and everything else by eight are some of my favorites in spite of their violence and the fact that nothing is ever finished...
posted by rabi at 12:18 PM on July 2, 2001

I'm with jcterminal -- Leisuretown is visually wonderful and, of course, often hilariously funny (while managing to be pretty damned offensive too). Too bad it's pretty much nonreadable in the workplace.
posted by BT at 12:19 PM on July 2, 2001

Bob The Angry Flower! Go missiles!
posted by scottandrew at 12:30 PM on July 2, 2001

Friend bear certainly does not suck. Be nice.
posted by Hackworth at 1:32 PM on July 2, 2001

my love all goes to fat jesus. beauty!
posted by pikachulolita at 2:12 PM on July 2, 2001

My faves are Friend Bear (Pokey is just too mean-spirited sometimes), Penny Arcade, Diesel Sweeties, and Cigarro & Cerveja, an hysterical comic about a goose and a rabbit who go to college, and drink and smoke a lot. It's better than I've made it sound.
posted by toddshot at 2:26 PM on July 2, 2001

So wait, which came first, Pokey or Friend Bear? I have seen Pokey way longer ago, but maybe I just missed Friend Bear?
posted by beefula at 3:29 PM on July 2, 2001

Pokey has been around longer, but as a friend of the creator, I can definitely say that FB was an independent creation.
posted by toddshot at 5:16 PM on July 2, 2001

I like Sabrina Online and Waiting For Bob, but WFB is on hiatus.
posted by sabbydarling at 7:53 PM on July 2, 2001

Waiting For Bob ... is on hiatus.

So you're waiting for "Waiting for Bob."
posted by kindall at 8:00 PM on July 2, 2001

more gaming-geek comic niceness at this place.
posted by jcterminal at 12:35 AM on July 3, 2001

I like The Parking Lot Is Full, goats, General Protection Fault, Sinfest, Sluggy Freelance, Bob the Angry Flower, Bobbins, Waiting for Bob, and When I Grow Up. I used to like Thin H Line, but it disappeared.
posted by RylandDotNet at 2:53 AM on July 3, 2001

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