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Also, rather like the theory you talked about in another thread about Discworld being an enormous shaggy dog story, I have the feeling that Burlew is doing an enormous deconstruction of a lot of fantasy and role-playing tropes and cliches. (He's already hit the notions of entire races or families having the same alignment or point of view, the smite happy, lawful zealous paladin type, and the behavoir and mentality of PCs among others, and an increasing number of strips seem to exist solely to refute fan attempts to rationalize things according to those conventions and cliches).

Did you ever read the strips that were printed in Dragon? They were all one-shots and pretty much every one attacked an RPG trope. My favourite was a group of hobgoblins sitting around only to be amazed that they all have Dexterity 13, 5 hit points and 1d4 gold pieces. Then they all stop and say, "That mean's we're . . . oh, crap."

And the last panel is of the hobs getting slaughter by the OOTS crew.


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Ha. I didn't see those Dragon strips, but it doesn't surprise me. (Apparently now there's no way to get ahold of them, alas). But it seems like Burlew is really straining and pushing at a lot of the genre conventions, a large number of which are the direct result of bad writing or decent writers with a lot of issues that win up bleeding right into their work.



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I'm also a big fan of Pictures for Sad Children, but it's probably not as appealing to most people as any other comic I read. It's sort of a bizarre, disjointed series of interconnected stories that have no concrete beginning or end, and the whole comic has sort of a modernist/absurdist feel to it that I personally quite enjoy. The art itself isn't great, but the artist does a lot of interesting things with panel layouts. If you have a rather bleak sense of humor, I highly recommend it. If not, not so much.



Snazz put me onto this one a while back, and it is all kinds of good! I think the art's amazing, though - I wish I could convey that much so simply (I cannot draw!)



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Er...you convey a lot very simply, too. Smile
That's what I like about your stuff.


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thankyou! Red Face



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This morning's Sinfest deserves a Pulitzer.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

The Bunny System

I personally don't find either funny. Anyone who does must be sick. SICK.


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Suicide for Hire

This is one sickly funny comic and for all that also a great well spoken venue for philosophical opinion by the author


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Gunnerkrig Court

This is an another wonderful webcomic, quircky, with a great mix of comedy and drama


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Just wanted to say that I now realise that Gunnerkrig Court was already mentioned in this thread but I forgot in my utter amazement of finally reading it. It is a very good webcomic!!


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I think this week is the first time I've ever seen a softer world with no text, except for the scroll-over. It's pretty great.




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Every once in a while, I decide that I'm just going to give up reading Something Positive. It gets old and tired, same plots, same people, same sarcasm. Yawn-inducing, y'know?

And then cat-girls go on the rampage and start killing people at a convention. In one case by squeezing a guy's head until it pops off. In-panel. Glorious.

Link to the first big part of the plotline. Hand-waving you into the plot, Jason and Davan are the creators of a cat-girl web-comic they created solely to make cash from cat-girls. It's subtly mocking of its very readership. This is their first time at a convention, and their first panel where the encounter their fans en masse.


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Daisy Owl.


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Girls with Slingshots - Jeph Jacques reccomended it on QC today, and it's good!



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RIGHT!

I am officially giving up on Ctrl+Alt+Del.

All the characters are either wankers or annoying because they never seem to notice that the wankers are wankers. I dunno, I've been reading it for years, but recently I just actively dislike it.



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Girls with Slingshots - Jeph Jacques reccomended it on QC today, and it's good!

It is good, thanks for that. (I've just read the entire lot.)

If I was in Toronto next week I'd go to the signing!


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I am still going through it! Should be finished today.



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This is compelling, but a tad disturbing. Don't be put off by the first. (Or perhaps: yes, do be put off by the first.)


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A story about a man and the voices in his head.
Its over now but it was fun while it lasted.
Also, there is a penguin.
 
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Neil sighting!! In a Webcomic!!

Something Positive


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