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Anywhere But Here
It had dug its way into a dead end, so the author has recently restarted it. About being trapped where you don't want to be. We'll see which of the zany bits get reintroduced. So far death and the demon are back.

Ctrl Alt Delete Possibly the second most popular gaming comic. It has branched out from joke a day, though often still brings the funny.

Home on the Strange A neat geek culture/relationship comic, sadly ending soon.

College Roomies from Hell!!!" One of the first comics I ever read. College Humor, Were Coyotes, Laser Eyes, Violent Girl with Guns, Everything Falls apart. I'm hoping that the current story line resolves soon. </a>

BetaPwned Semi-autobiographical comic. If you like somewhat snarky journal comics...

Afterstrife This is a promising little life adter death comic. I really hope it picks back up soon though.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Joke a day geek/surreal humor. Think XKCD without quite as much geek and not quite as much humor. A lot more of the humor of despair in this one.

PVP Used to be a gaming comic. Did a Dilbert (though it kept more of the funny than Dilbert did.) Now it is a workplace humor comic.

Order of the Stick Best RPG comic I've ever seen. Uses extended stick figures to tell a story set in a D20 fantasy setting. Lots of Rules Humor, Lots of characterization, read one comic off my list and this would be a good choice.

Unshelved Library Workplace Humor. Consistently good, almost always funny.

Something Positive Brutal Transggressive Snarky, hilarious. Read.

Nukees Geek humor set in an Engineering Department at a university. One of the grand old statesmen of the webcomics scene. Still Funny.

Evil Inc. A spin off of one of my favorite dead comics, this one is about a company for and by super villains. Not as good as Greystone Inn, but it is still above average for my list.

Alpha Shade Most excellent artwork. A lot slow to update. Slowly telling a story in two time frames.

Real Life Comics A slice of life autobiographical geek comic. It has been running for a long while and is thus fairly different than it was in the beginning. There was a phase where it diverged completely from the author's life, but it is getting back on track. I likes it alot.

Least I could Do This comic brings the funny a great deal. Which is good, since a lot of it is fairly crude sex humor.

The Whiteboard" Paintball comic. About paintball geeks. Go team.

I'm Blue Hum, this one hasn't updated since September 4th (currently December 2nd). Pretty consistently funny though.

Narbonic This one ended a while ago. Currently the artist is rerunning it with author's comments. The comments do have some spoilers, but you can read the whole archive without comments still. (And it isn't behind a pay wall any more. Major bonus points for that. Pay walls are like micropayments, not useful tools. Either one will generally convince me not to bother with a comic. It is why I don't read Digger.

Schlock Mercenary Best epic SF comic out there. Howard Taylor is making a living of his comic, supporting a fairly large family while doing it (and no pay wall, imagine that.) The artwork improves greatly as time passes. Go read this.

Wapsi Square Supernatural something or another. Worth a read.

Megatokyo It has shifted from the tone of the old days, but I find that it is reliably good, even if the updates are sporadic. This is one of the first 3-4 webcomics I read (CRFH, MT, Exploitation Now, Roomies, half of them are dead comics now. *sigh*)

Questionable Content Near Future Indy Music/Culture Comic with Snarky Barristas and sentient tiny robots.

Malfunction Junction Snarky Funny Autobiographical Comic.

Buck Godot This is my first entry in the Foglio series. If the author's last name doesn't sell it to you, I'm not sure I can either. Read it.

Sluggy Freelance I keep thinking that this one will recapture the magic of the early story lines, but after the "Eternal Stay win the places that nothing happens part one and two" I'm pretty sure I sould just give it up. Read the archive and stop at Timeless Space.

Candi Not as good as Sluggy Freelance was at its height, but better than it is now.

Antihero For Hire Superhero Comic of the toys sort. I started reading this because the author's earlier comic was ending. I think this is a much stronger entry.

Gene Catlow I liked the early bits better than the later bits, but fairly good anthropomorphic comic.

Three Panel Soul The occasionally updated comic from the Mac Hall guys now that Mac Hall is no more.

Friendly Hostility I really liked it better when it was about the parents of the current cast.

Devil's Panties Hee Hee Hee

UC Highschool Relationship Comic gone Supernatural. Better than my recap sounds. Pretty Artwork.

Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic From the view point of the monsters. Frequently NSFW in the way that Disney would do NSFW if Disney did NSFW. Good, though the original viewpoint characters are currently MIA.

A Softer World This is the gentle despair side of the XKCD SMBC ASW scale.

Short Packed Workplace Humor, toy store stuff. A spinoff of It's Walky, which was itself a spinoff of Roomies. Momentum is most of what keeps me reading this one. It is okay, but I want great from the author.

What's New With Phil and Dixie More stuff from the Foglios. That should sell you.

Ozy and Millie A neat kids in school comic. The comic is great, the creator is somewhat of a jerk. (He has a public journal, but has a hissy fit whenever anyone disagrees with him. I mean that's his right (and I wasn't the one disagreeing with him, I just found his attitude offensive) and all, but jeez sounding like the blackhats there.

Erf World This does with the tropes of minis wargames what OOTS does with Fantasy RPGs. Updates are extremely sporadic.

Zortic Funny SF, FTL society with a culture that is based largely on old media broadcasts.

VG Cats Gamer Comic. Very Sporadic Updates.

Apple Geeks Geek comic along the lines of Life of Riley and Exploitation Now (the scope shifts drastically several times.) Updates random.

Goblins A fantasy gamer comic based on an obvious in the setting version of D20 rules. The heroes are a band of Goblins. Very nice comic.

DnDorks Gamer comic mostly from this side of the table. Pretty good, a few hilarious strips.

Cectic Snarky observational comic, sympathetic to the liberal and Atheist side of the debate. I find it funny much more often than not.

Planet Karen A most excellent Journal comic. It does exactly what reading through a person's journal does if the journal is well written. It makes/lets you come to care about the person's successes and failures. Read this. Also? She's British, so for those of us out there who are American, there are the occasional bits of delightful cognitive dissonance.

Fantasy Realms Neat fantasy comic, almost as pretty as Alpha Shade.

Girl Genius This is the Foglios current work. Full of awesome, it was originally a print comic that was slowly sinking due to expenses. They've turned it into a webcomic, their readership has increased, their sales have increased, and there is (as in all good webcomics) no pay wall.

General Protection Fault Was geek office humor, has transformed several times, is currently coming out of one of the slow times.

Girls With Slingshots Two borderline lushes, a fair amount of the funny. A talking Cactus or two.

Penny Arcade The gamer comic. Unafraid to make the joke hang on a 3000 word post, this comic has fun for everyone, assuming you aren't afraid of a little profanity.

Angels 2000 SF Military comic in an all female navy (Plague of some sort wiped out all of the males (sort of silly there, there is always someone immune in a population of 3 + billion.)

XKCD Stickfigure Nerd Comic, references are occasionally a little obscure. Otherwise they are very obscure. Sometimes poignant, usually funny, always full of awesome.

So what comics am I missing these days?

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