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My favorite web comic is:

by Petruchio (Vicar)
on Sep 03, 2006 at 10:34 UTC ( #570920=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on My favorite web comic is:

(Comics may be NSFW
You have been Warned.)

Schlock Mercenary
[bar] 15/6%
Married to the Sea
[bar] 2/1%
Cat and Girl
[bar] 0/0%
Dinosaur Comics
[bar] 5/2%
OverCompensating
[bar] 1/0%
A Softer World
[bar] 1/0%
achewood
[bar] 0/0%
Hate Song
[bar] 2/1%
xkcd
[bar] 8/3%
Wapsi Square
[bar] 0/0%
Scary-Go-Round
[bar] 3/1%
PvP
[bar] 7/3%
Penny Arcade
[bar] 21/9%
MegaTokyo
[bar] 9/4%
Mac Hall
[bar] 1/0%
8-Bit Theater
[bar] 6/2%
VG Cats
[bar] 1/0%
Something Positive
[bar] 3/1%
Ctrl+Alt+Del
[bar] 20/8%
Questionable Content
[bar] 9/4%
Kevin & Kell
[bar] 4/2%
Freefall
[bar] 0/0%
Ozy and Millie
[bar] 2/1%
Sluggy Freelance
[bar] 12/5%
Goats
[bar] 4/2%
User Friendly
[bar] 69/28%
Written in (with a link) below
[bar] 38/16%
243 total votes
Comment on My favorite web comic is:
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by wazoox (Prior) on Sep 03, 2006 at 10:59 UTC

      I suspect Dilbert (along with Doonesbury and many other hugely popular serials) is disqualified on the grounds that it's been around longer than the Web, and hence can't really be described as a Webcomic. :-)

      Personally, I think I'd go with Order of the Stick, but you might have to be a huge dork to get most of the jokes. ;-)



      If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
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        Good thing nobody here is a huge dork... :D

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        I'll second that vote for Order of the Stick. :)
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Re: My favorite web comic is:
by kudra (Vicar) on Sep 03, 2006 at 11:34 UTC
    It's a long list, but not exhaustive. Shouldn't 'is not on this list' have been an option? (only 2 of the 6 comics I read were on the list, and neither of them is my favorite.)
      Use the "Written In" selection, then write in your choice.
        See Petruchio's comment below..that option was added in after this comment was made ;)
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Sep 03, 2006 at 12:46 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Trix606 (Monk) on Sep 03, 2006 at 13:06 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Milamber (Beadle) on Sep 03, 2006 at 14:12 UTC
    Userfriendly by a long way. I used to love Sluggy Freelance too when it first started out. The idea of murderous mini-lop with a pathalogical hatred of telemarketers tickeled me pink.
Re: My favorite web comic is: get your war on
by grinder (Bishop) on Sep 03, 2006 at 14:12 UTC

    get your war on, natch. (NSFW).

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Petruchio (Vicar) on Sep 03, 2006 at 14:27 UTC

    I just added an "other" option to the poll. I'd intended one to be there, as people tend to get testy without one. :-)

    I originally came up with a list by choosing from my own bookmarks some of the strips which see a lot of traffic, and then looking online for lists of the most popular strips generally. ysth suggested another list, and there was some discussion of how many options a poll should have. Since I have been busy, ysth was kind enough to link all the poll choices, suggest a final list, and post on my behalf. The "other" option got lost in the process. Had I been more attentive, I'd have noted this in the final draft; particularly in a poll like this one, we're not going to please everyone, and being able to vote "none of the above" tends to assuage people's outrage at seeing a list without $x.

    As for the choices which are there, one thing I wanted was to stick to web comics, rather than print comics which were also published on the web. Web comics, like blogs, have become quite the phenomenon of do-it-yourself culture which, often, turn out to be better than what the professional writers have had to offer. So if you read over the choices several times, wondering, with increasing frustration, "Where's Nancy?"... well, sorry.

    Anyway, I'm sure we missed some good choices, and it'll be interesting to find out about them in the comments.

Re: My favorite web comic is:
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Sep 03, 2006 at 14:36 UTC
    I was torn between User Friendly and 8-bit Theater. I also read Dilbert and Garfield pretty regularly. Knights of the Dinner Table, PvP, and a few others get my attention once in a while. I also love Homestar Runner.


    Christopher E. Stith
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by zshzn (Hermit) on Sep 03, 2006 at 17:01 UTC
    Although I couldn't help voting for Penny Arcade, three of my old favourites have been left off the list. The only one not mentioned above is Chopping Block, which is not always safe for work.
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Sep 03, 2006 at 17:20 UTC
    Nor a 'web-comic' per se, but The Daily Oliver is on my daily rotation.

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    OGB

Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Sep 03, 2006 at 19:33 UTC
    Has to be SinFest followed in a close second by Short Packed. Another great one, although not technically a comic, is Sinister Bedfellows. The mixing of photography with the quotes is hillarious.
    Revolution. Today, 3 O'Clock. Meet behind the monkey bars.
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Re: My favorite web comic is:
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Sep 03, 2006 at 20:06 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by ambrus (Abbot) on Sep 03, 2006 at 21:32 UTC

    StickManStickMan is my favourite among finished ones. Userfriendly among current ones.

Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Albannach (Prior) on Sep 03, 2006 at 21:34 UTC
    Although I regularly read quite a few of the choices, my current favorite because I only recently discovered it and haven't yet read them all is Irregular Webcomic! It panders to my weaknesses for Lego, RPGs, and baaad puns, and the interleaving of 4 to 6 entirely different plots and casts makes almost anything possible.

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Re: My favorite web comic is:
by gloryhack (Deacon) on Sep 04, 2006 at 03:21 UTC
      Sinfest is good. Been reading Questionable Content since the poll cropped up. Amusing :-)
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 04, 2006 at 05:24 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by tirwhan (Abbot) on Sep 04, 2006 at 06:59 UTC

    Order of the Stick. People who've never played RPGs might not get most of the jokes though.


    All dogma is stupid.
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by nothingmuch (Priest) on Sep 04, 2006 at 10:16 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by b10m (Vicar) on Sep 04, 2006 at 11:07 UTC

    For our Dutch (speaking) monks, the Right Answer(tm) would of course be Fokke & Sukke

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    b10m

    All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by wolfger (Deacon) on Sep 04, 2006 at 14:18 UTC

    I cannot believe Schlock is so far back in the polls! You people must never have read it. (and please don't judge it by the current storyline, which has been quite bizzare and not-so-funny)

Re: My favorite web comic is:
by ysth (Canon) on Sep 04, 2006 at 23:48 UTC
    A number of comics got dropped for somewhat arbitrary reasons to get the list down to a reasonable number. Reasons included: lower page rank, primarily a print comic, no (easily found) url to go directly to the latest strip, site intermittently down, comic no longer being updated, or having more than one storyline track.
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by grantm (Parson) on Sep 05, 2006 at 01:33 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Steve_p (Priest) on Sep 05, 2006 at 02:31 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by rcseege (Pilgrim) on Sep 05, 2006 at 04:10 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Sep 05, 2006 at 10:54 UTC
    I dunno; I love Userfreindly, not to mention The Joy of Tech, but somehow nothing online is funnier than Microsoft's touting of its OS' security and stability.

    --
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    - Chick McGee

Re: My favorite web comic is:
by kral (Monk) on Sep 05, 2006 at 12:36 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by swkronenfeld (Hermit) on Sep 05, 2006 at 14:25 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by jhourcle (Prior) on Sep 05, 2006 at 16:09 UTC

    What qualifies as a web comic? Something that's available on the web, or started on the web, or something that's exclusively on the web?

    I personally like Liberty Meadows, but it hasn't been in syndication for a while. (new issue in comic book form recently, but that's it.) There are, however, a couple hundred strips that got censored online.

    You can also get issues of Calvin and Hobbes from 11 years ago.

Re: My favorite web comic is:
by spartan (Pilgrim) on Sep 05, 2006 at 17:46 UTC
    Calvin and Hobbes is definitely my all time favorite. Too bad it's not published anymore, that man is a genius. (my very humble opinion)


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Re: My favorite web comic is:
by gregor42 (Parson) on Sep 05, 2006 at 20:41 UTC

    I voted for Jeph's Questionable Content from the list, but here's another overlooked fav: Order Of The Stick



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Boots111 (Hermit) on Sep 05, 2006 at 22:09 UTC
    All~

    Diesel Sweeties. The author has a great sense of style and humor.

    Boots
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Re: My favorite web comic is:
by nimdokk (Vicar) on Sep 06, 2006 at 11:47 UTC
    Not a comic - but pretty funny regardless: BOFH. Been reading it for about 8 years or so since I first found the original stories buried on an FTP server someplace.
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by mscerra (Monk) on Sep 06, 2006 at 15:35 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by doran (Deacon) on Sep 06, 2006 at 18:25 UTC
    I voted for megatokyo because that was the only choice I regularly read, though Piro seems more interested in marketing these days.

    My all-time favorite webcomic was the now departed Exploitation Now, whether it was focusing on porn stars and furry animals of questionable origins, or malcontent teenagers wishing to rule the world. My current fave is Patches because, well, those rodents/bears/whatevers are so cute. Plus I think Kelly rocks as an artist. I also enjoy Okay Pants, though the current Yeti theme isn't as fun as when Bello was around.

    My favorite web drawings are done by Sam Brown for his Exploding Dog project, and Andrew Bell's Creatures in My Head.
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by kabeldag (Hermit) on Sep 07, 2006 at 02:37 UTC
    None of em.
    That poll was lame.
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by tilly (Archbishop) on Sep 07, 2006 at 03:13 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by jbrugger (Parson) on Sep 07, 2006 at 04:52 UTC
    I wonder why TODAYS CARTOON by Randy Glasbergen isn't mentioned :)
    but then again, it's not a real cartoon, but i like it

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Re: My favorite web comic is:
by jgamble (Pilgrim) on Sep 07, 2006 at 15:04 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Indomitus (Scribe) on Sep 07, 2006 at 16:02 UTC
    Am I the only one who has never found User Friendly the least bit funny? Nerdy references are not humor.
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by planetscape (Canon) on Sep 07, 2006 at 16:48 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 08, 2006 at 13:48 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by poqui (Deacon) on Sep 08, 2006 at 20:17 UTC
    Unfortunately, I don't read a lot of comics on the web; so I went one by one through all of the links and voted for the best one. Dinosaur Comics actually made me chuckle. (T-rex Dating at the Water Treatment Plant)

    I hadn't seen most of them before, I recognized User Friendly and Penny Arcade; but those were it.

    Thanks for the diversion!
Joy of Tech
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 09, 2006 at 01:21 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by hypochrismutreefuzz (Scribe) on Sep 09, 2006 at 12:40 UTC

    What no Jerkcity?

    Probably NSFW on any given day

    This strip has more explicit references to Perl than any other. Emphasis on explicit.

      What the heck? I didn't understand ANYTHING ! Is it only made of private jokes or... ?
Re: My favorite web comic is:
by wenD (Beadle) on Nov 30, 2006 at 12:31 UTC
Re: My favorite web comic is: (dresden)
by tye (Cardinal) on Aug 16, 2008 at 06:31 UTC

    Since I came here trying to remember the real name (and didn't find it), I'll add a link to http://dresdencodak.com/ for future reference (while waiting for the author's hands to heal).

    - tye        

      My favorite is Ctrl+Alt+Del comics. http://www.probitycomics.com/

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