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February 12, 2012 11:47 AM   Subscribe

What other web-comics will I like?

I can't get enough of web-comics.

I've got the feeds for xkcd, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, 1.0Fte, Buttersafe, Toothpaste for Dinner, and would like more similar to these, if they exist.

I don't want episodic comics, just single/multi panel ones that offer their pay-off straightaway.

What have I been missing?
posted by man down under to Computers & Internet (25 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
Hark! A Vagrant
posted by kagredon at 11:49 AM on February 12, 2012 [4 favorites]

Piled Higher & Deeper, aka PhD Comics
posted by lukemeister at 11:56 AM on February 12, 2012

American Elf
Cat and Girl
posted by hydrophonic at 11:57 AM on February 12, 2012

Perry Bible Fellowship

Savage Chickens

A Softer World

less like what you asked for, but hands down the funniest, IMO:

Hyperbole and a Half
posted by Mchelly at 12:00 PM on February 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Three Word Phrase
posted by mumkin at 12:17 PM on February 12, 2012

I'm subscribed to xkcd, SMBC, and Buttersafe. Here are some similar ones from my Google Reader feed:

Amazing Superpowers

Dinosaur Comics

Gun Show
posted by Rhaomi at 12:18 PM on February 12, 2012

Awkward Zombie, by Katie Tiedrich. She started it when she was in high school. (She's most of the way through college now.)

Katie got hired to do a serious comic called "Aikonia". It's a teaser for an MMO which is in development.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:19 PM on February 12, 2012

Also, Penny Arcade.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:20 PM on February 12, 2012

Three Word Phrase
posted by neushoorn at 12:23 PM on February 12, 2012

Questionable Content

Achewood, the gold standard; not updating much these days, but years of enjoyment if you go back to the beginning.
posted by bah213 at 1:02 PM on February 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

New to me but looks fun: See Mike Draw.

I'm not sure if The Abominable Charles Christopher is what you are looking for. It has several 1-shot comics (like today) but also alternates with ongoing storylines.
posted by SarahbytheSea at 1:08 PM on February 12, 2012

Scandinavia and the World
posted by oxfordcomma at 1:10 PM on February 12, 2012

Abstruse Goose (Ex:1, 2)

posted by Wulfhere at 1:12 PM on February 12, 2012

In addition to most of the ones suggested, in no particular order:

The Non-Adventures of Wonderella pays off every time.

Basic Instructions pays off in every panel.

The Book of Biff is a minor heir to the Far Side, as is the same guy's Maximumble.

Subnormality is text-dense, but so very worth the effort.

Doghouse Diaries is pretty good.

Cyanide & Happiness is decidedly for a particular skewed viewpoint, so YMMV.
posted by Etrigan at 1:18 PM on February 12, 2012

Loading Artist reminds me a lot of Buttersafe. It's relatively new and still working out some kinks on posting schedule, but there are some pretty hilarious single-issue ones that made me laugh out loud when I saw them. It's vaguely episodic if you follow from the beginning, but I like the somewhat meta approach of "a webcomic about trying to make a webcomic" feel it has.
posted by lilac girl at 1:24 PM on February 12, 2012

posted by spunweb at 2:13 PM on February 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

**eek! NSFW but always funny
posted by spunweb at 2:13 PM on February 12, 2012

I like Girls With Slingshots, though it is not always work-safe.

Julia Wertz's Museum of Mistakes is a gem, though I wish she had time to update more frequently.

Gemma Correll's Daily Diaries is one of my favorite things on the intertubes.

Keith Knight's K Chronicles rock like a particularly rocking hurricane.

So does Secret Asian Man.

I love Sinfest, but it is not for everyone, it seems.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:40 PM on February 12, 2012

Overcompensating is also really good.

Nic Buxom is fun but also NSFW
posted by spunweb at 5:04 PM on February 12, 2012

These a excellent so far - thanks guys.

I forgot to mention that I already have Basic Instructions and Cyanide and Happiness in my feeds.

It'll take me a while to best answer these...would like to do them all credit. Thanks again :)
posted by man down under at 7:16 PM on February 12, 2012

David Brin's list
posted by hank at 7:19 PM on February 12, 2012

The updates are very sporadic, but The Oatmeal.

All the others I follow are either already listed, or very episodic, and thus do not qualify.
posted by jraenar at 11:58 PM on February 12, 2012

Just FYI: Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant is on perma-hiatus. If you follow her tumblr you'll still get all the goodness '9as well as some non-H!AV comics) but you may have to sift through some non-comic posts.
posted by AmandaA at 7:07 AM on February 13, 2012

The Devil's Panties is somewhat episodic, but not really, every day is pretty fun in and of itself.
posted by patheral at 1:16 PM on February 13, 2012

May be too cutesy for you, but I really like danavore.
posted by inbetweener at 5:35 AM on February 18, 2012

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