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Opplopolis Ch. 2 Cover

November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

Cover.

I liked this cover, so I ordered some poster-sized prints of it.  We'll see how they turn out.

Sorry, I haven't gotten around to updating the links yet.  What I didn't realize was that in order to do so I would have to spend a lot of time reading webcomics.  Some of those things are long

 If anybody has any suggestions for me, I'd be happy to take a look.

Kit Roebuck

12 Comments

  1. Here's what I got on my RSS feed:

    Hobo Lobo of Hamelin: http://hobolobo.net (interesting experiment IMO)
    Modern Fried Snake: http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/modern.html (not sure if I recommend it, it's getting waaaaaaaay out of hand but I guess I'll stick with it)
    Oglaf: http://oglaf.com/ (again not sure I recommend it, but it does contain some very funny strips. NSFW)
    The Accidental Space Spy: http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/spa... (also recommended are Thornsby's two other comics, Hitmen for destiny and Lies, Sisters and Wives. If you excuse the mspaint like art there's hours of fun reading the stories in there. Caution: When I started reading Hitmen for destiny I couldn't stop, which resulted wasting a full day on it ;))
    The Perry Bible Fellowship: http://pbfcomics.com
    TUNE by Derek Kirk Kim and Les McClaine: http://www.tunecomic.com (although on hold now till Derek gets some financial backing)
    http://xkcd.com

    You may all now laugh at my taste :)

    George Nakos

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  2. BTW interested in a poster!

    (OT: Any news about a printed version of nine planets?)

    George Nakos

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  3. http://www.tallcomics.com/index.php

    Underwinder's Tall Comics - self-aware comic for/from/about the TvTropes generation, but cute with it, and never forgets to tell jokes.

    http://www.erfworld.com/

    Erfworld - the old chestnut about a gamer getting sucked into a game, but rather than a video game it's a tabletop wargame (more specifically, a wargame as born of the fever dreams of redditors). Updates through comic and text, and has some of the consistently best writing I have ever had the privilege of being made sick with envy by.

    http://www.intrepidgirlbot.com/

    Weird, wonderfully drawn. Not exactly a gag strip, it's stuffed with punchlines that tickle the joke-sensor part of the brain without ever quite pinging the green light, the binary 1, the Rube Goldberg extensible thumbs-up etc.

    I always find Kiwis by Beat comics incredibly hard, really almost painful to read, but I don't think they're bad - quite the opposite. Ryan Armand works some infectious black magic into them, I swear. I haven't read Modern Fried Snake yet, but I probably will - I was relieved when Great! finally wrapped up, because it gave me an excuse to stop for a breather.

    asdasd

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  4. Opolopolis continues to delight, by the way! Can't speak for anyone else - not that it ever stops me from trying - but I think that the pacing at the moment's just right. Meander on, thou! Give us excess of new characters. I adore it.

    asdasd

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  5. Thanks, George and asdasd. kiwisbybeat is definitely going on there. We still get some visitors from when NPWIL was linked on some old Minus strips. I hadn't read Modern Fried Snake until yesterday, and it's right up my alley. No more out of hand than this comic, as far as I can see!

    I'll try to get to Intrepid Girl Bot later. I do like the style, but I have to budget the time to read it all. It's amazing to me how prolific people are. NPWIL took me nine years and it's only 99 pages long. This thing is 285 so far. I guess that's the virtue of keeping a regular schedule. Opplopolis is 48 pages and I've only been doing it for two and a half months.

    Oglaf is very naughty, George. Tut tut. (Actually I've read it before, so shame on me.)

    Kit Roebuck

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  6. Hello! Opolopolis gets better and better! Thank you!

    Here are some of my favourite webcomics:

    Forming (http://jessemoynihan.com/?p=11) is about the creation of a world, and is long and strange, with some great writing and amazing characters.

    Rice Boy (http://www.rice-boy.com/see/index.php?c=001) is also very long, and presents such an interesting and unique world that I loved spending time in. It was the first webcomic I read, and it inspired me to no end!

    Bodyworld (http://www.dashshaw.com/prelude.html) has amazing art and an extremely good and at times emotional story about the balding Professor Panther and the other inhabitants of Boney Borough. There are maps!

    Keep up the great work!

    Oscar

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  7. Damint, Kit reminded me of Minus and now I want to re-read it all again :).

    To expand a bit my thoughts on Modern fried snake: In the beginning it was updated weekly, with 3-4 new pages each time. I don't know if you got too far with it, but after 2-3 months the plot started branching off to really incoherent stories (the author even used the gimmick of an intermission!). Now, since I was reading it in small chunks, I felt seriously alienated and confused (I couldn't remember all details or if everything was covered each time I read the new pages). Perhaps a re-read will help me understand it better. Of course the same happened to the author's other story as well (called "Great") and I seem to remember reading somewhere that more emphasis is given on the art rather than the story (also I think I remember reading that this was the reason for abandoning Minus; the author got bored doing a single story line).

    I read 50 to 100 strips of Intrepid girlbot in about 20-30 mins. The drawing style of the robots really reminded me of Kit's robots in NPWIL. But I'd say this comic is NPWIL without words. Or philosophy. Plus tons of slapstick. So I'd say it's a bit easier to do on a regular schedule - I assume that NPWIL would take lots more thought for the dialogue and direction. Anyway, after reading that much I think I can't care less of what happens to the bot or the raccoon...

    About Oglaf, well.... just read the first story and you can be done with it. It did have a couple of good gags somewhere in there and at least a good story arc (Funpire) but it's mostly cheesy jokes. I only read it because I can't be arsed to delete it from my RSS feeds - the hope that it'd get better over time has left me a long time ago. And, what's wrong with being a bit naughty? :)

    Finally, I too like Οππλόπολις and I hope you manage to achieve what you set out to achieve when you started this.

    George Nakos

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  8. i think i posted a bunch of little reviews of webcomcs i did for a student paper once on a blog somewhere...don't want to spam it here, but if u google toaster_pimp, it should come up under a google blog...

    toaster_pimp

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  9. Here's a quick list of the first three that pop to my mind that perhaps aren't as popular as they should be.

    I love this comic called Romantically Apocalyptic (rom.ac) It follows a group of gas mask wearing people as they traverse a landscape ravaged weird thing some of the characters are positively zany despite their bleak circumstances. Lately it's taken quite an unexpected turn. Be sure to notice and read the text below the comics; often they add much more to the story than the pictures do. Possibly one of the most beautifully produced comics I've read, and I've read quite a few.

    Another competitor for that title is Bearmageddon (http://bearmageddon.com), the lovechild of the artist of Ax Cop (which is written his little brother), which is getting its own TV series on Fox. I've personally met these the brothers at cons, but have read very little of Ax Cop. Both of these comics update only one a week but each update is worth the wait.

    Banished (http://www.banishedonline.com/) has had a hard life of keeping itself going and been through a few different illustrators. I still love its funny scifi story however since it's unlike most I've encountered: An alien creature is stranded on another alien planet as punishment and he does what he can to survive. Eventually he gets involved in an interplanetary war. I think it definitely deserves more followers, even if it does update without a clear schedule.

    Nick Weiner

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  10. Argh. I'm having technical issues this morning. Update will be a bit late. Sorry.

    Kit Roebuck

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  11. Well, a lot of good ones have been mentioned already.

    Something that has to be read to be believed is The Thinking Ape Blues (used to be not only a webcomic, even):
    http://thinkingapeblues.com/
    Check out the "about" page. Recommended strip:
    http://thinkingapeblues.com/archive.php?comic=167

    You probably know A softer world, seeing as you link to Dinosaur Comics?
    http://www.asofterworld.com/

    The Nerds of Paradise, the current comic project of the writer of A Lesson Was Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible (some of the best strips I have ever, ever read).
    http://www.thenerdsofparadise.com/
    Just in case:
    http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?...

    And as for something wonderfully weird containing Nietzsche:
    http://www.nietzschefamilycircus.com/

    Enjoy and keep creating this wonderful comic. Opplopolis is loads of fun.

    Tobias Reußwig

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm

  12. Ah, that has to be "A Lesson IS Learned" of course.

    Tobias Reußwig

    November 9, 2012 12:04 pm