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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I'm a Sexist Webcomic Reader


Posted by Nathaniel at 10:02 PM
ComicsOr at least, that's how it appears. I was over at Comixpedia (happens quite frequently now that I'm a news editor there), and I was wishing Maritza Campos congratulations on her recently-celebrated 7-year anniversary. It occurred to me that although I've known about College Roomies from Hell!!! for most--if not all--of those 7 years, the comic wasn't currently in my bookmarks, which is reprehensible. So I added it. Then, I took a quick look through my webcomics links.

Number of female creators? One, Gisele Lagacé. Sadly, she's only does the art for Penny and Aggie; T Campbell does the writing. So I can't even win there. Adding Maritza in, I now have two. I'm pathetic.

So, I'm evidently a sexist webcomic reader. I shame myself, as well as my collegues.

Here's the point -- I need women. Creators, that is. I need names and URLs of some female webcomics creators to add to my list, because I know they're out there, I just can't seem to bookmark them. So I need you--my faithful readers--to introduce me to them.

If you know of a good webcomic by a female creator, or have one yourself email me, join the discussion group and tell me about it, or post in the comments, anything! Just tell me!

Cause I don't want people to look at me and say "don't talk to HIM! He's a sexist webcomic reader!" That would just make me cry. You don't want me to cry. Trust me.

9 Comments:
1/12/2006 10:59 AM: Anonymous Starline said...

*Ahem*
http://www.candicomics.com <---by myself

http://www.zapinspace.com <--- female artist, male writer. Sci-fi themed.

http://www.queenofwands.com <---ended, but currently going through reruns.

http://farts.biscuitpress.com/index.php <--- hilarious

http://www.5ideways.com/ <--very surreal
http://www.friendlyhostility.com/ <--also surreal, but funny.

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1/12/2006 11:19 AM: Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suscription, but check it out anyways:

Narbonic, www.narbonic.com by Shaennon K. Garrity

Digger,

http://graphicsmash.com/series.php?name=digger&view=current

by Ursula Vernon.

thanks for the bookmark!

Maritza
CRFH.net

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1/12/2006 12:52 PM: Blogger Tangent said...

http://www.picatrix.net/ - though it's currently undergoing a revision so it's not updating at the moment - the revision started a couple of days ago so it's not a real hiatus yet. Or at least not a long-term one.

http://nevermind.comicgen.com/ - done by the talented and fun Sincerely, updates around 2-3 times a week.

http://www.aliendice.com/ - Along with a dozen or so OTHER comics that Syke draws, currently intermittent due to her daughter being in the hospital after surgery.

http://redstring.strawberrycomics.com/ - Manga-style high school drama, exceedingly well drawn, good plotline. Click on her links to get to her partner Robin's comics, I don't have them bookmarked at the moment.

http://www.stupidityinmagic.com/today.html - I think the title says it all. :D But has recently gone to focus more on the life of these characters.

http://devilspanties.keenspot.com/ - How could you forget Jennie?!? :D

http://thespiphobia.comicgenesis.com/ - Surreal theatre-based comic

http://fborfw.com/strip_fix/ - Technically a web-comic as it's shown on the web (as well as in newspapers) with over 5,000 readers when I reviewed it.

http://www.missmab.com/ - Amber does a fun anthro fantasy comic. Quite hilarious. Go read it. I mean it.

http://www.ozfoxes.com/fauxpas.htm - Done by a husband/wife team I believe, about foxes living on a farm

http://www.earthsongsaga.com/ - beautifully drawn fantasy comic

http://longestsojourn.comicgenesis.com/ - I believe the cartoonist (Ping Teo) is a woman, but if I'm mistaken, my apologies. Still an absolutely fantastic comic.

http://femmefatale.comicgen.com/ - The comic itself has ended but the artist is doing "blooper" comics in its place. Fantastic storyline, though (for the original story that is)

http://burgundycomics.comicgen.com/ - She might not like me after what I said in one of my reviews, but she's still a talented and gifted artist, and has so far proven my prediction wrong that she'd be the next to drop from the 3x Grind.

http://www.darkencomic.com/ - I believe the cartoonist for this superb fantasy parody is also female. At least think I remember being chewed out for assuming she was a guy in one of my reviews.

http://venusenvy.comicgenesis.com/ - Transgender comic, I've only read part of the archives to be honest.

http://catgirldo.comicgen.com/ - Scifi Spinoff of Venus Envy by an excitable fan/cartoonist (let's just say she was very happy to be *mentioned* in Tangents even if I hadn't gotten around to writing a review yet).

http://junkriot.comicgen.com/ - interesting comic about four teenagers who were friends... until one of them died 2 years ago, and their final summer before college.

http://www.strangecandy.net/ - Surreal manga-esque parody comic, pretty good with an interesting storyline.

http://www.kirabug.com/category/comics/ - I'm not quite sure how to describe Kirabug's comic, as she often goes off on tangents about things she sees on search engine newsgroups. ;)

http://langlang.comicgenesis.com/ - Another anthro comic about three identical triplets seperated at birth and who find each other as teens.

http://catlegends.com/ - Another great fantasy/scifi comic with a ratehr odd storyline.

And these aren't including my Weekly list or my intermittent list.

Hope it helps.

Robert A. Howard, Tangents Webcomic Reviews
http://www.tangents.us

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1/12/2006 12:56 PM: Blogger Tangent said...

Oh. And how could I forget the lineup at Panel2Panel, with Amber "Glych" Greenlee's "No Stereotypes" (and later this year, "Nonpersons"), and Barbara Lien-Cooper's Gun Street Girl? These works and more can be found at http://www.panel2panel.com

Enjoy!

Rob H.

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1/12/2006 2:45 PM: Blogger Nathaniel said...

Fantasticness! Thank you all! Once BlinkList returns from the dead, you can bet these are ALL going on my list.

Except for the furries.

And yes, Robert, Ping Teo is a female, and somehow I completely overlooked the fact that she had a webcomic in addition to her blog.

Like I said, I'm pathetic.

Thank you for the introductions! I need more, MORE! C'mon, I have rougly 42 regular visitors in addition to these three people - surely others of you have more links.

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1/12/2006 8:09 PM: Anonymous Minivet said...

Two great SF comics that recently departed Girlamatic:

http://www.dicebox.net

http://www.webcomicsnation.com/laylalawlor/huntersmoon/series.php?view=current

And a fantasy:

http://blacktapestries.comicgen.com/

Don't be scared off by the furryish nature of that last: it's very well done, and the main character tears unperceptive furry fans a new one regularly in the fanmail feature (http://blacktapestries.comicgen.com/d/20021216.html).

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1/16/2006 3:42 AM: Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, http://www.catandgirl.com

I can't be sure, but whoever creates it (and like 3-4 other strips) is named Dorothy something.

Very cerebral.

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1/19/2006 11:34 AM: Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange Candy is done by a team; early parts were all female; currently the writer is male.

Meaghan Quinn: Eat the Roses (and is involved on Felicity & Vigilante, Ho!), though ETR's not updating.

Abby Lehrke: The Green Avenger

--Freak

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1/19/2006 4:07 PM: Anonymous Tropylium said...

Some favorite-of-mine female-authored webcomics (list excluding several already mentioned ones):

http://www.asifcomic.com
http://www.bloodandtheartofbaking.com
http://www.jinwicked.org
http://ugweb.cs.ualberta.ca/~joanna/gothbunnies.html
http://rockyfoxtop.comicgenesis.com
http://www.hopelarson.com
http://www.seraph-inn.com
http://jenniverse.com
http://www.laurascomics.com
http://ant.comicgenesis.com
http://www.forthewicked.net
http://nosesoptional.comicgenesis.com
http://www.pobocks.com
http://www.projectkooky.com
http://randomassembly.biscuitpress.com
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/raina/smilecomics/series.php?name=smilecomics&view=current
http://www.sgvy.com
http://usrbinw00t.comicgenesis.com/

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