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2014-11-13, 02:00 PM
I've got 26 bookmarked that I look at most days. Some of them update weekly or less often, but since they mostly don't have a specific day on which they do update, I check on them to see whether they've updated. I look at the webcomic list website because it lists webcomics that have updated today, except that recently it's been slow on Girl Genius, and some comics show every day even though they update much more rarely that that.

I've heard of RSS feeds, but I currently get almost no spam, and I like it that way.

My current favourites in no particular order include:

Dragon Girl Noriko, violent sci-fi/fantasy.

Quantum Vibe, violent sci-fi.

Daily Grind semi-furryish fantasy.

Off World: The Crease, very NSFW furry sci-fi.


Exterminatus now, semi-furry sci-fi-fantasy, just about has a plot, but frequently ditches the plot for a joke.

Girl Genius.

Grrl Power.


Schlock mercenary.

2014-11-13, 05:13 PM
Since you asked....

Order of the Stick
Darths and Droids (already read DM of the Rings)
Looking For Group (mostly out of habit, thinking about dropping it)
Oglaf (NSFW most times)

Not that many.

2014-11-13, 05:38 PM
OoTS (duh)
El Goonish Shive
Dumbing of Age
Questionable Content
Girls With Slingshots
Something Positive
Darths And Droids
Girl Genius (sort of)

Bulldog Psion
2014-11-14, 09:19 PM
Just three regularly:

Order of the Stick
Schlock Mercenary

I've tried various other comics, but either they didn't keep my attention or they updated so irregularly that I sort of gave up on them.

Yes, I have read Oglaf. (NSFW is a mild way of putting it :smallwink:). However, the thing sort of lost what little focus it had when the apprentice was killed and it almost never updates anyway.

I read Looking for Group for a while, but just sort of lost interest in watching Richard fry stuff over and over after some time.

I also read Girl Genius, but it seemed to head more strongly into "romance novel" and away from "weird steampunk stuff" at a certain point, and I lost interest around then.

There are a few comics I've found that never update, so the story advances to a certain point and is quite interesting, then just dies, which is depressing, to say the least.

I've read parts of "Goblins," but it just seems like an interminable series of random incidents with a lot of non-dialog pages, and again, never keeps my attention for long.

I've tried David Willis' other stuff besides Shortpacked, but it just doesn't have the same oomph to me. Of course, my eyes glaze over at the "toy" strips and "convention" strips and "Transformers" strips in Shortpacked, too, but when the crazy characters are actually onscreen so to speak, I like it. "Never presume a man does not have ninjas at his disposal," indeed. And "I'm Batman" usually prompts a chuckle. However, I find university-based stories to be supremely dull, even with weird elements thrown in, so "Dumbing of Age" leaves me cold.

I'd love to find a few more comics to read, but it's hard to find ones that meet my picky, choosy tastes.

Rogar Demonblud
2014-11-15, 12:37 AM
OOTS (natch)
Darths and Droids
3 Minute Max

I have a long list of stuff I used to read, but gave up on. Erfworld is looking to be going on that list before too much longer. And I'll occasionally head over to Aaron Williams' page and catch up, but his update schedule has gotten bad enough I'm considering just dropping him.

2014-11-16, 01:00 AM
I used to read more than I used too, since some either were not updating (Dresden Codak), or were not doing much for story progression (Misfiles). RIght now, the ones I read are:


Gunnerkrigg Court

Questionable Content and Alice Grove (Alice Grove just started up by the same author that does Questionable Content.)

Dr. McNinja off and on.

Gag a Day Strips include:

SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

SatW (Scandinavia and the World)

I highly recommend Gunnerkrigg Court and Questionable Content. Alice Grove is too new to tell, but it seems to be off to a good start thus far. SMBC is hit and miss for me, but it can be pretty good. SatW is a roughly weekly updated political cartoon about various countries and cultures from a Danish point of view. The comics are in English, so there are no worries for translation issues.

EDIT: Also XKCD, which is also fun usually, as is his What-If blog.

2014-11-16, 02:01 AM
Carpe Chaos
Cassiopeia Quinn (a new comic)
Dresden Codak
Flight of the Binturong (new comic,again)
Nerf Now!!
Penny Arcade
Supermassive Black Hole A * (SMBAX)
Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic

2014-11-16, 02:20 AM
I have like 16 in my bookmarks and several others that I check up on every now and then, usually because they don't update with enough frequency or regularity to warrant being bookmarked (OOTS for example). I probably follow about 20-25 all up. Although there are a few that I'm only really reading because I started reading and I feel committed now even though they aren't terrific.

My top recommendations would be Paranatural, Gunnerkrigg Court and El Goonish Shive. So much terrible art at the start of the latter though, I honestly don't know how I got through it.

2014-11-16, 12:54 PM
Gunnerkrigg Court
Girl Genius
Grrl Power
Darths and Droids

2014-11-18, 12:02 PM
OotS and SMBC I check daily. I keep up to date with Darths and Droids when I remember to.

I think I've tied Bulldog Psion for the fewest comics regularly tracked.

2014-11-19, 05:08 AM
Beside OOTS ?
ChuckleaDuck / Nickyitis

Plus some with irregular updates, e.g.

2014-11-19, 05:17 AM
I divide mine into categories. Those I read regularly, and those I occasionally binge. The second category are the story based ones that often aren't as good read page for page in two day intervalls.

XKCD, SMBC, Scandinavia and the World, Manly Guys Doing Manly Things, Ménage a Trois

Binge every few months:
Girl Genius, Goblins, Unsounded, Schlock Mercenary, Snow by Night

Comics I occasionally check to see if they updated:
Dresden Codak, Romantically Apocalyptic, Hark a Vagrant! and... damn. There was one I forgot. About a war between red, blue and yellow soldiers, in a sort of post-apocalypse? Everyone has face-concealing helmets on all the time? Quite funny, if grim?

Edit: Gone with the Blastwave.

2014-11-19, 06:43 AM
As soon as it updates:
Drowtales, Girl Genius, Gunnerkrigg Court, Manly Guys Doing Manly Things, RustyAndCo,

After 3+ updates, or whenever I remember I'm still interested in it:
Ava's Ghost, XKCD, Hark A Vagrant, Erfworld, SMBC, AwkwardZombie, Oglaf, Lackadaisy Cats, Darths and Droids, Nerf Now, Sire, True Magic, Magic Chicks, Eerie Cuties, Humon Comics, Ensign Sue Must Die, Perry Bible Fellowship, Grim Tales from Down Below, No Rest for the Wicked, Hark! A Vagrant!, Wormworld Saga, Existential Comics, Hanna is not a Boy's Name, Elven, Flaky Pastry, Unspeakable Vault of Doom, Three Kingdoms Comics.

The latter category is for ones with update schedules I can't easily remember. Some haven't updated in years. I haven't checked some of them in years. I should probably check some of them.

2014-11-19, 06:26 PM
Will Save World For Gold
Giant Girl Adventures (Not safe for work in places.)
Grrrl Power
Tales of Plyea (Might have made a spelling mistake on that last one.)
Nanahast: Lands of Strife (Came back form the dead and now is on Hiatus for the time being since the author lost the computer work for the comic was done on.)
Blade Bunny (Might be concluding soon.).

2014-11-19, 11:45 PM
Hmm. My list seems to have gotten longer since I had a daughter (browsing while feeding)...


Questionable Content
XKCD and What If
Girl Genius
Cucumber Quest (http://cucumber.gigidigi.com) (highly recommended)
Strong Female Protagonist (http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com) (highly recommended)
The Monstrous Misadventures of Rusty and Co

My husband's RSS feeds (which I only read after he's read them):
Penny Arcade
Extraordinary Comics (http://www.exocomics.com) (Highly recommended)
Three Panel Soul
The Noob Comic (which hasn't updated for ages)
The Ministry of Abnormality (formerly The Bonebreakers, formerly Commissioned Comic)

And occasionally I'll see if there's anything interesting on Snow by Night.

2014-11-20, 03:50 AM
I regularly read 10 webcomics:

Order of the Stick (well, duh)
Girl Genius
Schlock Mercenary
Penny Arcade
Bill Holbrook (three comics: Kevin and Kell, Safe Havens, and On the Fastrack)
Manly Guys doing Manly Things
Scandinavia and the World

Scarlet Knight
2014-11-20, 09:08 PM
Hmmm, the daily paper comic section doesn't count, huh?

Girl Genius
Rusty & Co.

2014-11-24, 05:46 AM
Schlock Mercenary
Zombie Roomie
Questionable Content
Something Positive
Luci Phurr's Imps
Pieces of Eights
Eerie Cuties
Head Trip
d20 Monkey
Grrl Power
The Nonadventures of Wonderella
Blue Milk Special
Two Guys and Guy
Not A Villain
Blaster Nation

Avilan the Grey
2014-11-24, 06:09 AM
If we are talking Webcomics... Very few. I have other things to do, for once thing. Also, I'm picky.

I try to keep up with Flaky Pastry and Scandinavia and the World.
I read Supervilanous and Sandra and Woo occasionally.

I religiously follow Grrl Power.

That's it.

Along the way I have stopped following comics I used to read such as
Girl Genius (Interesting concept, plot moving too slow and the world is not really to my liking)
Order Of The Stick (What brought me here, of course. Plot move a little slow for me. I tend to go back and binge read what I have missed about every 6 months).
Erfworld (I loved it at first, but the direction the story AND art style took was not for me).
Darths and Droids (quite frankly boring).
I also dropped all the comics from whatshername, that made Menage a 3.

Other comics have been cut short.
My favorite of all time was Chainmail Bikini, and I miss it to this day.

As for non web comics... Basically none, these days.
I have come to a realization that I have outgrown the normal Superhero comic, mostly because neither Marvel and especially not DC write stories I like anymore, and are blatanly more interested in making a quick buck than anything else (especially DC). I went from a dedicated collector of specific titles to... not reading them at all in 10 years. As for other comics... I have a hard time finding comics that are to my liking. It might be that my preferences are dated, I still feel there is nothing that have topped Asterix, Calvin and Hobbes or Arne Anka ("Ernie The Duck", a swedish comic from the 90s), and those who come close slowly moves away from what I liked about them when they were new (Pondus and Nemi (Norweighian comics) and Rocky (Swedish comic) for example).

I guess I am middle aged and grumpy now, and want all the new comics to get off my lawn.

2014-11-24, 09:37 AM
Hmmm, the daily paper comic section doesn't count, huh?
Only if you want it to I suppose. I was asking a question, I wasn't intending to set rules on the answers (though the forum rules obviously apply).

Long ago, as a kid I liked Dr Strange. Dilbert gets around, he's always Dilbert but I suspect he's in a newspaper somewhere.

2014-11-24, 02:46 PM
Daily (or however often it updates):

Girl Genius
Gunnerkrigg Court
Guilded Age

Used-to-be-daily but it's finished now:
Order of Tales and Rice Boy (now reading Vattu from the same author)
Phoenix Requiem, Inverloch and Dreamless
Nodwick and PS238

Less often:
Something Positive

I occassionally binge-read something, but if it isn't finished I often find I'm not interested enough to keep following it. Penny and Aggie was a fantastic one I only found out after it had finished its run, for example.

2014-11-24, 03:31 PM
I am surprised by the low numbers in this thread.
I have about 70-some-odd comics in my rss reader right now, although several are finished or on hiatus, and some others update so infrequently that it is closer to 50 I read in a given week.
Some are gag-a-day, while others are story based. I love them all.
My favorites include Erfworld, Prequel, Drive, Achewood, Cowbirds in Love, Broodhollow, Johnny Wander and Oots (of course)

Rogar Demonblud
2014-11-24, 05:05 PM
Used-to-be-daily but it's finished now:
Nodwick and PS238

Actually, PS238 is still going.

2014-11-26, 04:16 PM
Actually, PS238 is still going.

Oh, that's cool! Maybe it went on a hiatus or something, I noticed it seemed to stop updating after one comic and I thought it ended or something. Thanks for the heads-up, I'll go catch up right away. :smallsmile:

Rogar Demonblud
2014-11-26, 06:58 PM
It's pretty erratic, but hopefully the new computer will help Aaron speed things up.

Eric Tolle
2014-12-04, 07:40 AM
Quite a few, I think. Let's see...

On my webcomicslist.com feed

Accursed Dragon!
Devils Panties
Erstwhile - Fairy Tale Comics
Fey Winds
Fox & Willow
Go Get a Roomie
Questionable Content
Supernormal Step
Two Lumps
Girl Genius
Gunnerkrigg Court
Johnny Wander
Love is in the Blood
Missing Monday
What it Takes
Culture Shock
Mysteries of the Arcana
The Zombie Hunters
A Girl and Her Fed
Geeks & Goblins
Little Guardians
Mystery Babylon
No Need For Bushido
Out of My Element
Flaky Pastry
Sequential Art
A Mad Tea-Party
Family Man
The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon
Dead Winter
non-adventures of wonderella, the
Ever Night
This is the Worst Idea You've Ever Had! (Error!)

Bookmarked, regularly checked

Juathuur:Gatecrash :: 19-20
Spare Keys for Strange Doors
Derelict: Updates Mondays and Fridays
Snow by Night: A Tale of Colonial Fantasy
Little Guardians - by Ed Cho & Lee Cherolis
The Fox Sister
Red Moon Rising
Jeinu's Miamaska - Updated: Thursdays
The Becoming - A Gothic Steampunk Fantasy Graphic Novel
When She Was Bad
Head Trip - Wednesday , June 30 , 2010
Hyperbole and a Half
What Birds Know
Saltwater Witch Comic
Desert Rocks - A fantasy/road trip -online comic by JJ Naas
Elise Otterlei
Catalyst - an online comic
Velharthis - The Fantasy Webcomic
MOKO Press presents: LeyLines, a Fantasy Adventure Comic by Robin Dempsey
Lintier - - Because Fluff
Tamuran - An epic fantasy comic – Updates Tuesdays and Fridays
Happle Tea - Comics!
Jikoshia - an online comic adventure
Our Little Adventure, A Fantasy Webcomic
SFP | Updated Tuesdays and Fridays
Dark Wings - Updates Tuesdays
Tragedy Series
Mightygodking.com » Al’Rashad
Maddy McGee, P.I. » A sci-fi noir story by Peter N. Trinh & Britt Baker
Winters in Lavelle
Ava's Demon
the official crumpet fighting league
The Property of Hate
Paranatural - by Zack Morrison
Bad Machinery - September 17, 2012
Fox & Willow
Solstoria | A fantasy webcomic by Angelica Maria (aka charmwitch)
Metacarpolis - A Comic (Updates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
Sombulus - A TueThursday Webcomic
Decrypting Rita
Wake the Sleepers: A Fantasy Webcomic. Updates Every Friday!
Henchgirl Comic
Kinslayer » A webcomic about adventure, life, and redemption.
Fairy Tale Twisted - The Fox and The Firebird
Missing Monday - online graphic novel updated Tuesdays
Manse of Ivy | Exalted Webcomics
Trial of the Sun
forgotten order
Title Unrelated
The Ironclad Man » A Dark Fantasy Webcomic
Damsels Don't Wear Glasses
Nexus | Comics - Winter Hiatus
Blindsprings » A Webcomic by Kadi Fedoruk
Ode » There will always be monsters...
Feral Gentry
Home (actual name)
Tales of Pylea
Aikonia - Seafaring
Lost Nova | A fantasy adventure on a boat.
Chapel Also Ran | A webcomic about a man and a book trying not to die.
Kill Six Billion Demons » Praise YISUN and raise your skinny fists to heaven
Keys, by Nicoli Gonnella. Hosted by SpiderForest
Steve Rogers' American Captain
SHADOWBINDERS Webcomic | Steampunk, Fantasy, RomCom!
Lost in the Vale - A low-fantasy webcomic adventure by Crystal and Alan Curtis
Goblins of Razard
Futari Ecchi Manga - Read Futari Ecchi Manga Online For Free - MangaPark
Stray Sod » An Irish Folklore Adventure Comic
White Noise : Home
Thunderstruck ©2014 Grayson Towler
Princess Princess | Strangely Katie
The Girl From Hell City | A comic by StrangelyKatie
Dicebox » by Jenn Manley Lee
Comics - Sunfall
Rutabaga Adventure Chef Untitled Comic
balderdash! | or, the baker's apprentice.
Full Circle
Golden Campaign -
MoonSlayer – Comic Project
Soul to Call + Main
Prince of Sartar » How one man became a god
Within a Mile of Home » A Fantasy Adventure Webcomic
A Ghost Story
Penny Blackfeather
Star Trip
Ushala at World's End
Love Not Found

Only 158. Huh. But then, I've been cutting down...

2014-12-04, 11:40 AM
Flippin' 'eck. Where do you find time for eating and sleeping? :smalleek:

2014-12-05, 10:16 AM
Only two
ErfWorld, Girl Genius

2014-12-07, 12:26 AM
Flippin' 'eck. Where do you find time for eating and sleeping?

Average at a minute a page to include going from one comic to the next, That's just under an hour of reading a day, and those do not all update at the same time, reducing the total time per day on each comic. It's not that bad. Still an impressive list though.

Eric Tolle
2014-12-07, 06:30 AM
Average at a minute a page to include going from one comic to the next, That's just under an hour of reading a day, and those do not all update at the same time, reducing the total time per day on each comic. It's not that bad. Still an impressive list though.


I use The Webcomic List (http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/) as an aggregator for a lot of them, and for the rest, I just check my list twice a week. And that does take about an hour, on Tuesday and Friday. It would probably take longer if more of my webcomics updated more often, but for a lot of them it's just five seconds to verify "Nope, hadn't updated yet."

2014-12-07, 12:49 PM

I use The Webcomic List (http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/) as an aggregator for a lot of them, and for the rest, I just check my list twice a week. And that does take about an hour, on Tuesday and Friday. It would probably take longer if more of my webcomics updated more often, but for a lot of them it's just five seconds to verify "Nope, hadn't updated yet."
I like the webcomic list, but it has two faults, first some comics fool it with fake updates, I don't know why or how, and second it sometimes drops comics, so they used to be there, they still update, but they aren't listed.