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    Hey everyone, I am developing a webcomic. Call it inspiration from fine projects like Freakangels, call it an experiment on my part, or call it me being really excited to get something out there in the world and not have to worry about the print cost. Call it what you will- In the meantime, can I get suggestions for other dramatic or sci fi type webcomics? I seem to always come across more comic-strip type stuff, and I am a serious dude. Or at least I want my webcomic to be more serious. And I am looking for examples while I figure out how best to format the series and website. And Warren, if you have the time, your thoughts are always welcome on this subject.
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
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    I would recommend looking at http://www.thewebcomiclist.com or http://www.topwebcomics.com. Both have lots of cool stuff and are categorically broken down.
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    Stay away from those awful voting sites. They are measures of popularity, not quality, and even the objectivity of that useless characteristic can be easily skewed by the right incentives. Like #3 on that list, Twisted Kaiju Theater, which offers soft core porn fan art of antrhopomorphic, schoolgirl versions of Godzilla characters to people who vote for their comic about Godzilla action figures.

    If you want quality dramatic, sci fi, or serious comics you should read:
    Anders Loves Maria
    Rice Boy
    Gunnerkrigg Court
    Bang Barstal
    Dresden Codak
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
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    @Stranger Dan

    All I can give is what I have. I just knew they had categories and it would be easy to click, say, the "Sci-Fi" link at the top and decide for yourself what you liked.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
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    Starslip Crisis by Kris Straub is a good SciFi strip: www.starslip.com

    Dresden Codak has already been mentioned, so I think I'm kind of spent...
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    Aside from FreakAngels, the only dramatic science fiction webcomic I follow is Simon Fraser's Lily Mackenzie and the Mines of Charybdis. You may be aware of Fraser from Nikolai Dante in 2000AD, but if you're thinking of reading it in work it contains some nudity.

    Other dramatic webcomics you might consider that aren't science fiction include Jason Little's Bee (a contemporary road-trip thing), Garen Ewing's Rainbow Orchid (globe-trotting 1920s adventure in the Hergé/Edgar P Jacobs idiom), Klio's SPQR Blues (ancient Roman soap), and my own The Ulster Cycle (set in the Iron Age, based on Irish legend, and I've just finished the first 72-page storyline, "Ness", a collected print edition of which will be available soon. The follow-up, "The Cattle Raid of Cooley", is in preparation).
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    Well...there's MY webcomic that just started coming out this week, called Ophelia. It's more horror than sci-fi, but it's definitely dramatic. You can see how I got around different issues in the format. It's only the first six pages, the weird stuff is coming up. But I don't know. Maybe that might help you?

    Ophelia
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    Here are some that get my goggles foggy:

    Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire
    Girl Genius: A Gaslamp Fantasy (There are zeppelins, and mad science. And the artwork is full of fun little details all over the place. Win.)
    Miracle of Science - An interesting take on how mad scientists work.The artwork I can take or leave, but it is definitely an interesting story.

    Benedictions
    • CommentAuthorJoe B
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2008
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    Also with Lily McKenzie at act-i-vate is Drockleberry. It's a surreal sci fi-horror comic.
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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2008
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    I consider Schlock Mercenary top-notch humor sci-fi.
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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2008
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    Just read through Drockleberry to current. Beautiful. Beautiful. :)
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    Awesome. I went to the right place for the information. Thanks everybody. There is enough here for me to chew on for a while. Man, some awesome sounding stuff. Ahh... you kids are great.
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    I love Anders Loves Maria, but I would consider it a comedy.
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      CommentAuthoroutlawpoet
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2008 edited
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    I personally think that oneoverzero is one of the best webcomics ever made. It's beginnings are almost stereotypical in their kludgy ugly self-awareness, but it moves quickly into frankly fascinating territory. It has no fourth wall, and the characters frequently and sometimes violently argue with the narrator, it has consistent and often fascinating consequences hundreds of comics later from small details in early comics, and it has a clear and predetermined ending.

    some highlights include a character who comes to disbelieve in the narrator/author, becoming an in-comic atheist, truly alien psychologies (an earthworm with human sentience, a golem scarecrow without any biological imperatives), and a frankly creepy underlying fact that past a certain point, the entire comic is based on the slowly composting corpse of a character from another webcomic.

    the art moves from terrible to workmanlike, his new comic site is somewhat better, as one would hope after years of practice.
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      CommentAuthorlordmitz
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2008 edited
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    shameless self-plug ahoy: it's new on the scene, and it'll be a finite story, but it's free and it's kinda a sci-fi supervillain anti-love story. ish. my comic, plan B.

    plan B

    can be read here. i'd be interested in what you all think, good or bad!

    edit: forgot to mention i recommend drockleberry, it's awesome. there's lots of awesome over at act-i-vate, so have a poke at it all, and let the guys know if you like it!
    • CommentAuthorBig Red
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2008
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    there are several updated weekly comics at transmission-x. most are more surreal than sci-fi but there's a lot of drama and a lot of weird.

    my favorites are
    kukuburi (girl in strange world of beautifully drawn creatures)
    the abominable charles christopher (silent bigfoot guy in world of talking animals)
    sin titulo (cameron stewart writes and draws very strange noir)
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      CommentAuthoroutlawpoet
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2008
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    shameless self-plug ahoy:

    @lordmitz:
    the art's kinda nifty there! I'm interested in more Plan B!, also, do you have any other comics or art you've done?
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      CommentAuthorlordmitz
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2008
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    @outlawpoet --

    why thank you! i started the art for plan B part 2 two days ago, check that page again in a couple weeks and it should be ready. as far as other stuff, the most recent was a story for volume three of mammoth book's best new manga anthology, due out in october (i believe). and i guess there's always goonpatrol.com, which is where i keep my sketch/notes blog, although it's a little empty atm since i attempted to redesign it into something basic-but-still-works...
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    Dicebox is one of the best SF webcomics I have ever read. Fantastic art and a very nicely understated use of SF. Jenn Manley Lee has very good writing chops in the way she's slowly revealing the worlds and the characters' backstories.

    Carla Speed McNeil is serializing Finder online.
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      CommentAuthorJane_Irwin
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2008
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    Galaxion! After a several-year, kid-induced absence, it looks like Tara's going to finish her wonderful space opera.