Good comics to read
This is just a tiny subset of the comics I read, focusing on the ones that I feel are particularly excellent and which you probably haven't heard of. They're in roughly alphabetical order, more or less.
Decrypting rita: Dreams, reality, what's the difference?
Endtown: A post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with post-mutagenic creatures.
Modest Medusa: A silly-but-serious story about a young gorgon and a bridge between worlds.
Monster Pulse: Kids get super powers and a lesson in moral ambiguity.
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella: The life and times of the raddest and best superhero ever, when she feels like it.
Rusty and Co.: Three classic D&D monsters take the adventure into their own hands.
Sacred Grounds: Supernatural creatures running a coffee shop.
Secret Life of a Journal Comic: What it's like to be Ty Halley.
Three Panel Soul:
Journal Autobiographical Inspired by actual events.
Yellow Peril: Client relations, race relations, relation relations.
Artpatient: Your webcomic is atypical and you should feel atypical.
Luprand's Webcomic Musings: Honest webcomic reviews, without the incessant posturing or snark of others.
Comic Rocket: A great online comic reader app, which helps to track comics and also lets you create archive-catchup RSS feeds. Might actually be better for comic reading than subscribing by RSS!
Webcomics Nation: A decent no-frills free webcomic hosting site, with a much better community than the other well-known ones.
Blambot: Pretty good comic lettering/effect/title fonts, many of which are free for non-commercial use.
FontStruct: Flash app; make your own stylized fonts. Surprisingly powerful, albeit within limitations.
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2016/08/08: How I'm going to try staying in the saddle again
The problem I always seem to run into when I'm making comics is I get it in my brain that I need to finish a comic the same night I start it, so with my wrist issues I always set myself up for failure already. What I keep on telling myself and others is that if you spend only an hour or two a day working on a comic, even if you don't finish it, that's one or two hours more than you'd spent previously.
So, I'm taking my own advice, and spending one or two hours on comics every day. And it's certainly changed my process a lot already — I'm thinking further ahead on the story and not worrying about getting a comic out the door right away, and for once I actually have a strip-by-strip breakdown script (although that's more a result of how when I was first drawing #43 I recognized a story inconsistency due to my usual seat-of-the-pants story editing, and then realized I could rearrange some stuff to make certain things much more impactful and I wanted to figure out where what was #43 would now go in the story sooner rather than later).
Anyway! This is as good a time as any to plug my Patreon again, because patrons pledging $3 or more get to see the progress on comics as I complete a daily chunk of work! So, if you like seeing process and/or progress, that's a good way to get at least a rough idea. And sometimes I post my breakdown scripts there, as I did for chapter 4!
2016/06/22: im sorry
there's so much iw ant to work on but i just can't do it right now
my wrists hurt and my body hurts and if eel like i'm falling apart and i'm so tired and
2016/05/23: C'est la chapter 3
Lewi #42 ends chapter 3 (for reals this time). I need to take another break from cartooning because of wrists. But at least this leaves the story not hanging in the middle of a story beat.
- 904 total comics published (including 83 sketchbook pages, not counting 19 guest arts)
- 1 comic buffered over the next 1 day