Yesterday, David discussed some webcomics that we love that completed their stories, which are still available and we highly recommend people read them. To continue on with the look at webcomics here is a list of some of the webcomics we are reading currently and even some that we are looking at reading. The part that is great about webcomics is that I read them in the morning as part of how I wake up. My alarm goes off, I check my e-mail, Facebook, and then check my webcomics. It is a great way to start your morning. So here we go, in no particular order, our webcomics.
CTL+ALT+DEL by Tim Buckley
This comic recently finished an ongoing story arc and is now doing short story arcs with recurring characters. The long story arc was so much fun to read and the explanation of why it ended is interesting. The new stuff is great as well making a lot of comments on current video games and movies. Some hilarious stuff happens with the player characters who all live together and end up usually messing with each other in some way or another. It is a great time especially if you are up on current culture.
Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins
Penny Arcade is a very well known webcomic, blog, I mean they even have a con. The webcomic is great. They have one shot comics, and will do shorter story arc comics. It is usually following the adventures of Tycho and Gabe, but they have created some recurring characters that you can follow along with. Along with reading the webcomic we own three of the board games they have released which is a great walk down memory lane for the comic. Now Penny Arcade has been controversial with some of their comics, but for the most part I think they are funny and often skirt the line.
Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques
Questionable Content follows a bunch of characters as they are going through their lives and figuring things out. It is a slice of life comic with people just trying to get by. At the same time you also have some fantastical elements which do not currently exist, but add an additional comical element. One of the great things is a personal computer that is also a small robot that can talk and interact with the user. Of course each computer has their own personality which becomes extremely interesting when the robot is a porn addict.
PVP Online by Scott Kurtz
PVP Online is one of my favorite webcomics. I love the story-lines that they have gone through and all the characters are so much fun. It has been so much fun to actually see the characters grow and change. Although I do love the troll because he is adorable. The evil kitty genius is also a brilliant addition.
Something Positive by R.K. Milholland
I have been reading Something Positive for a while, since college basically. This is another series comic that has a cast of characters that we follow along as they grow and change. As time has gone on the characters have ended up in different places, but we still follow each of them for a little bit of time. The story has gone a lot of different directions and has done some really disturbing things as well. My favorite character is Choo Choo Bear the boneless cat.
Table Titans by Scott Kurtz
I have actually talked about this webcomic a bit already. If you have played any sort of role playing gaming, but particularly Dungeons and Dragons you need to read this comment. Then you need to read the stories that other people have submitted. Every story reminds me of an experience that I have had while playing. The comic follows a group of gamers playing together through a particular adventure. There have been a couple cliffhangers that have been particularly enticing.
The Trenches by Scott Kurtz, Mike Krahulik, and Jerry Holkins
So this is the brain child of the creator of PVP Online and Penny Arcade. It is a combination of webcomic and story blog. The stories that are being collected are of people who have worked as Quality Assurance in video games. Some of the stories are great and a lot of them are just terrible. The comic then is looking at a bunch of characters working on creating a video game and specifically the quality assurance of those video games. Looking at their relationship with the developers, the working conditions, etc. It is pretty interesting to read the stories and the blog is pretty amusing.
Looking Forward to Reading
Doorman by Michael A Leonard and James E Lyle
This is a comic that I recently heard about by a fellow blogger, Michael Allen Leonard. He wrote a bit about it in a comment on one of our posts talking about time travel. Now any comic that deals with time travel I will be very intrigued to read. It sounds like they are going to make it available online and in print, so I will be interested to see how the endeavor goes.
StarPower by Michael Terracciano & Garth Graham
I am super excited about this because half of this team brought us Dominic Deegan which is a comic I loved. This time he has teamed up with someone else and they seemed to be exploring a space adventure tale. The artist style looks good and I like space adventures so we will see what happens.
Those are it for the most part. I am always interested in new comics to explore, although there is potential to end up with more than I can read in a day. Recently the Mary Sue released a list of 40 must read webcomics. I have not found time to explore them yet, but definitely want to and it is a great starting place for anyone looking for more webcomics to read.