Yes; I adjusted the timestamps so this would appear below the previous one.

typed for your pleasure on 7 January 2005, at 1.24 pm

So what comics do I like, you axe? Well, I haven’t read print comics in several years, with the exception of Max Cannon’s Red meat, and that’s only because it’s printed in our local alternative paper, so my choices would be predominantly Internet-based.

As most of them are daily, I’ve got ’em bookmarked in a folder of tabs. In order of reading preference, I’ve got
+ Brian Clevinger’s 8-bit Theatre
+ WIGU, by Jeff Rowland, which just concluded its three-year run at the beginning of this year. Before that, he did When I Grow Up, and now he’s working on Overcompensating, which is basically an illustrated Blog. He’s got some super-secret project that he’s supposed to be starting soon, so his readership is waiting with bated breath
+ Diesel sweeties, always a winner
+ Krakow, by Krazy Krow
+ Dorothy Gambrell’s Cat and Girl
+ Barry Smith’s Angst Technology. His site, InkTank.com, contains three ongoing comics, but Angst Technology is really the only one I like. Weak-end Warriors never really appealed to me, as it’s all paintball-based humour, and Sorry, We’re Open started out alright, but now it seems to be just a series of RPG-based gags. If you learn nowt else about me, you’ll discover that I hate RPGs
+ Achewood took a while to grow on me, but it’s rather enjoyable
+ Pathetic, Inc. ‘All images are found with images.google.com. Images are arranged into humorous patterns with Adobe Photoshop.’ How cool is that??
+ Daily dinosaur comics, on qwantz.com. Yes, it’s always the same six panels, but it’s what they say that’s funny, maaan
+ Can You Believe I’m Single?, which seems to be in some sort of holding pattern at the time of this writing
+ You Damn Kid! has been kinda hit-or-miss recently
+ Updated whenever, Van von Hunter usually never fails to amuse. It’s been how many years, and that rescued princess/sidekick still hasn’t mentioned her name?
+ Sometimes Questionable Content gets a little too indie for my liking, but it’s worth it for Pintsize
+ The Useless Superheroes, which would be cooler if Mark S. Inman actually updated every once in a while
+ the brilliant Scary go Round, by John Allison. One of my all-time favourites. Also worth reading is his previous series, Bobbins. Scary go Round is a lot more surreal version of its former self, whereas Bobbins is more of a soap opera filtered thru Seinfeld. In fact Jerry Seinfeld makes an appearance in a couple of Bobbins strips! WINNER
+ My other all-time favourite? Penny Arcade, baby. I save the best two comics for last

Runners-up would include The Karnak Hates Everything Show, Maakies, the My new filing/fighting technique is unstoppable/Adventures of confessions of Saint Augustine Bear/Get your war on cabal, and Leisure town (which you can’t really count cos no new ones are being made). I tend to gravitate towards comics that area either surreal, or darkly humourous, or both. And these fit the bill. Above all, they’re original. They don’t rely on recycling the same goddamn joke or gag over and over ad infinitum. Even at their unfunniest, they’re still miles better than reading sanitised ‘comedy’ that makes me miserable instead of happy

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