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Comics I Don’t Understand » Your New Comics of 2016

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Your New Comics of 2016

on Dec 31st 2016

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The annual question: what comic strips did you begin reading regularly in 2016? Feel free to include links.

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31 Responses to “Your New Comics of 2016”

  1. zookeeper Dec 31st 2016 at 08:29 am 1

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    ComicStripoftheDay.com has become a daily visit for me. That man can write, and he has a good heart. Thanks, Bill, for all your work.

  2. Heather Dec 31st 2016 at 09:14 am 2

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    Savage Chickens!

  3. Andréa Dec 31st 2016 at 09:21 am 3

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    I was reading ComicStripoftheDay.com, but had to stop . . . yes, he is a great writer (as is Jim Wright of StonekettleStation.com), but the politics was making my blood pressure rise. Not because I disagree with them, but because I agree and can’t figure out why others don’t.

    I started and am continuing with https://docandraider.com/ (Doc & Raider), a Canadian viewpoint that is interesting to read.

  4. DemetriosX Dec 31st 2016 at 09:32 am 4

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    This year I actually paid attention to when I started adding new comics, so I know for sure. I’ve got 7 that I added, a couple that started and then went on an extended hiatus, and a couple I can’t seem to get into.

    The ones that I’m definitely reading are:
    Existential Comics (http://existentialcomics.com/) — philosophy jokes
    Scandinavia and the World (http://satwcomic.com/the-world) — yeah, everyone knows this one, I just finally remembered to add it to my list
    Skin Deep (http://www.skindeepcomic.com/) — another one that’s been around for a long time. Mythological beasts in the modern world
    The Tea Dragon Society (http://teadragonsociety.com) — this one just started a few months ago. I can’t quite decide if it’s too twee for me or not, but I’ve stuck with it so far.
    On A Sunbeam (http://www.onasunbeam.com/) — science fantasy by an artisz who I think is still in high school. Challenging narrative style, but interesting.
    Library Comic (http://librarycomic.com/) — by the people who did Unshelved.
    And the Bad Machinery reruns at GoComics (http://www.gocomics.com/bad-machinery) — these are the print version, so a little different from the archives at Scarygoround.

    The Anders Loves Maria reboot (http://www.anderslovesmaria.com/) wound up on a very extended hiatus, but may restart soon.
    League of Fonts (http://leagueoffonts.com/comix) was looking interesting, but the artist got sick and hasn’t restarted yet.

  5. Bookworm Dec 31st 2016 at 12:40 pm 5

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    I started reading “Widdershins” at www.gocomics.com/widdershins . They are posting the books, one page at a time, and are now on the 2nd book. It’s imaginative and the art is great. It’s about a young Englishman who is a wizard a la Harry Potter.

    Also, I discovered that “For Better or Worse”, which is re-running from the beginning on Gocomics, is also being posted on Lynn Johnson’s website, same strip same day. There she frequently comments on the backstories of the strips. Many are exactly as it happened in her family. It’s at http://fborfw.com/strip_fix/ .

  6. zookeeper Dec 31st 2016 at 01:22 pm 6

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    Andrea -
    Yes, Chief Wright can certainly write. I was led to him by his expositions on firearms, and agree right down the line. But he gets so testy about human failings… Mike Peterson (cartoonstripoftheday) admits the human condition, pulls comics from archives & international to illustrate a point or feeling, says “oh, well.” And let’s see what happens next. A daily blog. With comics.

  7. Woodrowfan Dec 31st 2016 at 04:03 pm 7

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    Sara’s Scribbles http://sarahcandersen.com/
    and
    We the Robots http://www.wetherobots.com/

  8. cicely Dec 31st 2016 at 07:08 pm 8

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    Let’s see….

    *scanning down the Bookmarks to the left*

    Cyanide & Happiness http://explosm.net/
    It’s the Tie! http://itsthetie.com/
    Rhymes with Orange http://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/rhymeswithorange/
    The Atheist Pig http://theatheistpig.com/

  9. Sheep Dec 31st 2016 at 07:55 pm 9

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    Bizarro
    http://bizarro.com/
    I like its sense of humor.

  10. Kamino Neko Dec 31st 2016 at 08:42 pm 10

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    Melvina’s Therapy is a new horror comic (just finished the first story)… It’s quite enjoyable, but the creator needs a proofreader or cowriter whose first language is English…some of the phrasing is…inelegant, at best.

  11. Laurie Jan 1st 2017 at 12:20 am 11

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    Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

  12. Rammy M Jan 1st 2017 at 12:26 am 12

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    http://www.uptofourplayers.com/
    Israeli board gamers in England

  13. Chakolate Jan 1st 2017 at 12:49 am 13

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    zookeeper @ 6,

    Do you have an URL for cartoonstripoftheday?

  14. Andréa Jan 1st 2017 at 12:53 am 14

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  15. zbicyclist Jan 1st 2017 at 01:39 am 15

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    Another vote here for Existential Comics (http://existentialcomics.com/) — philosophy jokes

    Andertoons http://www.gocomics.com/andertoons/2016/12/31 — business meeting jokes

    Finally, for reasons I do not understand, Breaking Cat News http://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news/2016/12/31 There’s no way I would think I would like that strip, but I do.

  16. John Small Berries Jan 1st 2017 at 01:52 am 16

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    Sunny Street
    Jake Likes Onions
    The Adventures of Business Cat

    …and I, too, began reading Existential Comics.

  17. Proginoskes Jan 1st 2017 at 03:27 am 17

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    I didn’t add any new comics to my list.

    I did buy the complete archives of UserFriendly and “Cul de Sac”, though.

  18. BVCC Jan 1st 2017 at 09:04 am 18

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    The Awkward Yeti: http://theawkwardyeti.com/

  19. Kilby Jan 1st 2017 at 09:32 am 19

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    @ Proginoskes (17) - Where did you get that CdS archive, and what did it cost?

  20. BBBB Jan 1st 2017 at 01:49 pm 20

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    Given the current state of the world, it’s clear that we’re entering the golden age of editorial cartooning. With that in mind, I’ve tried several cartoonists in addition to Jen, Luckovich, and Danziger, whom I’ve been reading regularly for some time. I’ve added Nick Anderson and John Cole on a regular basis. Cole is a little unusual in that he does both national cartoons and Scranton area cartoons, which is where my wife is from; for some reason he also does North Carolina cartoons. I’m looking for other editorial cartoons, too.

    I’ve been reading Comic Strip of the Day for a while and like it. The only problem is the author’s love of strips like Rex Morgan, MD, and Judge Parker, which is a disaster. The plots get crazier and crazier, and you can’t tell who the characters are because the artist constantly changes the way he draws them.

  21. Bookworm Jan 1st 2017 at 04:17 pm 21

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    I’ve enjoyed Comic Strip of the Day for quite awhile. I agree with BBBB #20 about Rex Morgan, MD, and Judge Parker. I skim over those parts of the posts. I enjoy his take on the political cartoons. I especially like that sometimes he shows us some international ones, since I don’t have time to read them myself. But I especially enjoy it when he points out a comic just because it made him laugh (or laff, as he spells it). He reads the day’s comics, then writes his blog and posts it all on the same day, and I’ve never gotten there before he has posted it except when life has butted into his schedule.

  22. Treesong Jan 1st 2017 at 04:20 pm 22

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    I found http://empoweredcomic.com/ this year. Adam Warren ‘was bored with drawing commissioned sketches of distressed superdamsels, and started doing comics pages instead’. Despite the origin, the comic’s a really good superhero epic/lampoon; it’s now up to ten volumes, and he’s started putting it online one page at a time, five days a week. I have all the volumes, but I follow it because he does comments on each page, and occasional rants about bad comics storytelling.

    And I’m now following Skin Deep; thanks, DemetriosX!

  23. Andréa Jan 1st 2017 at 09:17 pm 23

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    Some editorials I began to follow in 2016:
    Matt Wuerker - http://www.gocomics.com/mattwuerker/
    Scott Stantis - http://www.gocomics.com/scottstantis
    (who also does Prickly City - http://www.gocomics.com/pricklycity )
    Raging Pencils - http://ragingpencils.com/
    and for a great variety . . . The Nib - https://thenib.com/

  24. Boise Ed Jan 1st 2017 at 09:40 pm 24

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    I agree with Bookworm [21], and I wonder how Mike Peterson manages to read “some 175 or more comics a day” and write that usually excellent column, all before I get to the site in the morning.

    I have just made a list of my GoComics comics, because I have a mix of Sherpa and “regular”comics and they’re about to take the Sherpas away (to another means of access). I’ll try to remember to keep that list until this time next year, for CIDU purposes. I know that two I added were Wyatt and Starling, and I was quite disappointed this summer when Eric Gapstur either gave up on Wyatt or died or something, just when it was getting really interesting.

  25. Arthur Jan 1st 2017 at 11:22 pm 25

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    This year I added none. But I subtracted a few because either
    the strips stopped or stopped being worthwhile.

  26. Kilby Jan 2nd 2017 at 07:31 am 26

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    Over the course of the last 6 to 18 months I progressively added and deleted various editorial cartoonists from my bookmarks, finally arriving at the following collection (in alphabetical order): Nick Anderson, Robert Ariail, Darrin Bell, Matt Bors, Stuart Carlson, Jeff Danziger, Tim Eagan, Kevin Kallaugher, Drew Litton, Chan Lowe, Mike Luckovich, Jim Morin, Ted Rall, Rob Rogers, Jen Sorensen, Jeff Stahler, Tom Toles, Dan Wasserman, Matt Wuerker.

    On November 9th I deleted the entire collection from my bookmarks menu, and buried the folder in a deep archive. I do not expect to re-examine them until Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 2020.

  27. Bookworm Jan 2nd 2017 at 03:47 pm 27

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    It’s been a tough 18 months, eh, Kilby?

  28. Kilby Jan 2nd 2017 at 04:21 pm 28

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    @ Bookworm (27) - Not as bad as the next four years are going to be.

  29. DemetriosX Jan 2nd 2017 at 04:50 pm 29

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    BBBB @20 and Bookworm @21 have reminded me that I also started reading Judge Parker when Ces Marciuliano took over the writing. I’ve never followed soap opera comics and get almost all my information about them from the Comics Curmudgeon, but I was interested in seeing what Ces would do. I enjoy his humor a lot and he’s really only ever worked with short arcs before, so he’s bringing a different background. Plus he declared he was going to take a machete to the cast list and stop having the Parkers and Spencer-Drivers get handed six+ figure checks every time they suffer a minor inconvenience.

  30. Meryl A Jan 4th 2017 at 03:34 am 30

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    I actually went the other way. I read comics online on Monday nights - sometimes, like tonight, it carries over to Tuesday nights - when I am suppose to be cleaning the house and writing my blog post and on the Tuesday before the last Wednesday of the month the newsletter for my embroidery chapter - which I am trying to cut back on how often that happens. Worst is when it carries over to Wednesday (2 online embroidery group night plus post blog post), or even Thursday night.

    So I went through the comics I read online and dropped 2 of them (I guess they were the right ones to drop as I don’t remember which ones they were) and I switched 4 of them to Sunday comic only. I wasn’t ready to drop those 4 comics, but it was more that I still wanted to “visit those friends” just did not need to as often.

    As you can see, I am still reading overage comics on Tuesday night.

  31. Catelli_NQU Jan 4th 2017 at 10:51 am 31

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    Fowl Language Comics. Matches where I am as a parent right now.

    http://www.fowllanguagecomics.com/

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