If I were looking for print comics, Bone or Fables could fit the bill
October 31, 2012 10:19 AM Subscribe
I need more story-based webcomics (or at least, comics available online)! Ever since I stumbled across Gunnerkrigg Court
recently, I've been on a long-form webcomic kick. However, I've now made it through all the archives, and it's going to be cold and rainy here for a while yet - so what else should I be reading?
posted by DingoMutt to Media & Arts (33 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
Primarily, I'm looking for story-based webcomics - ideally fairly epic ones set in a fantasy (or loosely fantasy-based) world - that feature engaging characters and artwork. Some other nice-to-have characteristics would be:
- Humorous/quirky elements - but I'm not looking for one-shot or gag comics
- On the flip side, while 'darker' elements or serious plotlines are very welcome, I'd like to avoid things that feature a lot of violence or horror (zombies are right out). I'm not super-interested in adult content, either, but if it's there, that's fine
- Stories with a fairly extensive archive would be great - I'd love something I could read a lot of at one time
- Finally, I'm enjoying the female protagonist in Gunnerkrigg (and even better, the increasingly relationshippy dynamic between Annie and Kat) ... this isn't critical, though
I've only gotten into a few webcomics of this nature so far, so anything you can suggest will be welcome. Ones I already enjoy include Digger
, and The Abominable Charles Christopher
(though I do wish the pace were brisker in Abominable). I'm mildly embarrassed to admit that I've also been kind of hooked on ElfQuest
lately, so apparently I also have a fairly high tolerance for cheesiness.
So do you have any suggestions that meet some/all of these criteria? Thanks in advance for sharing if you do!