I hear webcomics are all the rage these days…
What like, on the internet? You mean that thing nerds use when they’re not too busy doing math homework and pretending to be wizards? Pff, yeah right.
It’s true! Penny Arcade has, like, hundreds of fans!
You imply the nerds don’t use the internet to pretend like they’re wizards…
No, many of them like to pretend that they are elf babes with giant boobies.
Most of the wizards on my internet ARE elf babes with giant boobies.
At least one of the wizards on my internet is a halfling babe with giant… pineapples.
Some human wizards also have huuuge… tracts of land
But father I don’t want land
But never forget the old song, a Wizard’s Staff Has a Knob On The End, it’s true and possibly will keep you out of trouble if you stay away from the knobby side
I’m a real wizard who uses the internet to pretend that I am a math nerd.
I’m a real math nerd who dresses like a wizard to pretend that I am the internet.
I’m just a classics nerd who dresses like a math nerd to pretend that I am the burrito king
I am catman.
I use the internet to stare at videos of cats for hours on end.
I am Megatron!
You know, I think we’re on to something.
I think you win
I’m… not wearing pants right now.
I am a UNIX wizard who controls (part of) the internet.
No no, you’re thinking of fan conventions. The internet is that thing you used to buy your pajama pants.
I thought they used it for porn. Oh, is that just me? I will show myself out.
nonsense. next you’ll tell me people keep journals on websites
Apparently this MY SPACE thing could become the future of communications.
I hear there is a website strictly for Americans that will let you know if you have mail.
And has anyone noticed this new Face Book thing? It’s pretty popular; perhaps there should be a news article about it or something.
That’s a cute avatar. Where’s it from?
Just in case the layout isn’t making it obvious, I meant plasma’s…
If you’re on Chrome, right click and say “Search for this image on Google”.
I did, and got the following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodacious_Space_Pirates
or Dumbing of Age, hovertext?
I think Walky would be able to empathize with Walky.
Yeah, but he’d probably get all googly-eyed over Dorothy, and it’s always weird when someone falls in love with a fictional character.
Walky: “Hey, doesn’t this psycho chick in this ‘Roomies’ comic remind you of Joyce?”
Dorothy. “Don’t be mean! … But yes.”
David Willis, talkin’ smack to his roots.
Are there even any good newspaper comics left anymore??
No, just the old re-runs I believe.
Pickles is pretty damn funny. And Mutts, Zits, Jump Start plenty of others. It’s mostly the big name ones that are over the hill.
I will grant you Zits. That one actually nailed being a teenager pretty well. I loved it when I was in high school.
I guess Doonesbury is…still Doonesbury. I suppose it depends on your tastes, but at least that one seems consistent.
“I will grant you zits.” ~the worst genie ever
I’m still trying to kill the little jerk that did it to me all those years ago. Apparently the kind of genie that does that sort of thing doesn’t count “die you bastard” as a legitimate wish. :/
I’ll second Pickles as a breath of fresh air, despite being about elderly folks who are out of touch, and add Sherman’s Lagoon, which I never seem to hear anyone ever talking about online despite the fact that it’s the most reliably funny comic in the local paper.
I love Sherman’s Lagoon! Woo!
I also enjoy Pearls Before Swine and Get Fuzzy…
Fox Trot is still fun too.
Garfield’s still here whether you like it or not!
Do you mean the comic about James Abram Garfield the ghost of a assassinated President who haunts a loser named Jon?
Garfield must have become a much more interesting comic recently.
No, but the square root of its negative has.
Garfield has actually advanced its plot, with the owner and vet now in some sort of relationship. I think that more than doubles how interesting it is, sad to say.
One of our regional newspapers in Lippe contains strips of Hägar the Horrible.
Not since Doonesbury went into reruns, all the way from the beginning, in the Vietnam era…
Heavenly Nostrils. =3
Get Fuzzy. Frazz.
Frazz and Pearls Before Swine are pretty good.
I stopped reading the paper, years ago. Didn’t have to give up my comics… I have Go Comics in my morning routine, along with my web faves.
I never realised that Malaya had such an odd last name.
It used to be Schwina, but people kept makin’ dumb jokes ’bout pigs and endin’ up in the hospital.
So THAT’S what happened to my friend…
I saw that coming.
I want this to be canon.
Sorry, what last name, when who what now why?
I second this confusion…
The tag was “malaya sure why not” for a while
Their dynamic I don’t even.
And they’re so tiny, you can’t even tell what’s going on.
Malaya Sure Why Not!? That’s my favorite version of Malaya!
I prefer Malaya Let’s Go With That, or Malaya What The Hell Just Run With It.
Malaya for the lulz is cool to, but she doesn’t compare to MALAYA OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE.
Not even Malaya BAM!!!!!1 ?
“There’s that ‘Daivd Willis’ dude in here. He’s probably not going to continue writing comics after he’s out of here.”
It’s not like he could make a living doing that, anyway.
No, he quits doing comics and takes up something with a future, selling newspaper subscriptions.
I guess Walky would have a reason to want the comics
Four comics is a lot in a student newspaper. Least’ from my experience. Which is none.
FOUR COMICS IS A LOT. YEP. I have NO clue what I am doing here.
That’s sounds about right. My school has about that many in their newspaper. All of which are terrible with the bare minimum of a joke or message if there is any.
In my experience, of those four, one will be a real comic (either Garfield or Doonesbury), and three will be comics by students at the university, with all the quality that entails.
Could be worse, Reply All =p
you might get a Tom Tomorrow or Matt Bors type political thing, but yeah, four comics and they’re all done by students who think they’re way cleverer than they really are.
As a former college newspaper comics editor, I gotta say four’s on the high side. It’s incredibly hard to hang onto student artists/authors for more than a year or so, and most of the good ones tend to be by people with very busy lives who just run out of time/energy to keep thinking up jokes.
My first college had an entire section for comics and they were actually pretty funny (I even wrote some for a while). My second one, NOTHING. And when I suggested starting one, I just got this blank cow-eyed look of bafflement…..
My student paper was the original source of Bob the Angry Flower and Bub Slug. But yea, usually the comics were terrible.
“From the New Yorker”
“From 20 years ago.”
Maybe Walky should write a comic for the paper. It’d be hilarious if Dorothy fights tooth and nail for a byline, but all anyone talks about is Walky’s funny musings on poop.
It would be a comic about man-marriage and dinosaurs.
Gary the Dinosaur the Comic.
… I’d read it.
Danny and Joe would be hugging on top of it.
Even better, “Gary the Gay Dinosaur Comic” a story of a gay comedian dinosaur who likes to tell Batman jokes, this comic will help Ethan come to terms with his gayness and come out of his transparent closet at last.
Now I’m wondering if Dina reads Dinosaur Comics.
IIRC Willis said yes, yes she does read Dinosaur Comics.
She probably has a list of its paleontological flaws, though.
Am I the only one who noticed Malaya in the first frame? Only me? OK
No, I noticed just a second before I saw the malaya tag.
am i the only one who reads comments sections before asking if i’m the only one who noticed something
Hey Willis, did YOU notice Malaya was in that first panel? I bet you didn’t.
I noticed months ago when he posted that panel on Tumblr!
(And speaking of preview panels, holy shit June 22nd Joyce is hiding a cleaver behind her back, isn’t she.)
I only realized Malaya was there when I’ve read the comments.
And by the way, you’re never the only one.
Yeah, that’s pretty much my thoughts on newspapers as well.
What’s strange is that he’s throwing a tantrum about getting to page four when he’s already on page 6
Nope, Walky is mentioning the amount of comics on the newspaper and not the page he is on.
And two of those four are Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft.
Oh, I remember the days when newspapers were my only source for comics.
Thank goodness for the internet.
Aw, I was hoping that would be a haiku.
I remember when
Newspapers were my only
Source of comic strips.
The Internet was actually Internment once, but then the second e stabbed its neighbors.
Oh shit its Malaya.
I do the KenKens in the paper.
Right next to Garfield.
The only remotely worthwhile Australian newspaper comic is The Phantom.
American newspapers tend to have a 40/60 split on good to bad comics.
In recent years, I don’t think I’ve seen one that gets higher than 10/90.
Of course, the one I see most often, the one my parents subscribe to, has relegated Doonesbury to the editorial page because of its political content, yet has Mallard Fillmore on the comics page where innocent children might be exposed to it, which means they lose sooo hard.
There’s a dumb comic in here about roomates going to school by some christian dweeb.
Yeah, and he totally stole his strip’s name from some furry comic.
I think there must have been at least 3 furrycomics titled “Roomies”, “Roomies!” or similar.
That sounds like a gross underestimate, statistically speaking.
I like to imagine that this Malaya as an unusual attachment to her compact car.
She REALLY likes to ride the gear shifter.
She likes to ‘manually’ drive herself to an automatuc orgasm.
Implying that the inside of the fursuit is very “roomy”?
Whoops this was supposed to be a response to the above thread
But…give it a chance, Walky! One of the comics is called “Bunkmates!” and it’s about two dudes from two completely different styles of living that share a bunk bed, and then he meets this psycho girl with morality and stuff, then he finds out his ex-girlfriend is on the lam, and then-and then he meets this really depressing girl in overalls, and then he blames himself when she dies in a car crash because he was drunk driving and too stupid to see a truck come at him! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
It’s good shit, I swear. Someone’ll like it.
The sequel “That’s Runny” is about a guy who’s got super powers in love with a girl with super powers given to them by aliens or something. But then they keep not killing the aliens cuz they’re all dumb and then all of them kinda get offed at some point and then they start banging! Shit’s tight, yo!
Don’t forget Overstocked!, the spinoff about a dark-haired Jewish guy who likes toys, but isn’t the dark-haired Jewish guy who likes toys from the last two comics. This one likes dongs too!
And lastly there’s Stupid of Years, which might sound reaaaaally familiar…
Does RecordoBots count? It’s by the same guy, even though it’s not online. Isn’t that where that “Shattered Glass Billy” character comes from? I think it’s in some toy collector’s magazine, or somethin’.
Maybe that Ethan guy knows.
Eventually he reboots everything with his newest comic, Cumming of Rage, a story of a bunch of disfunctional students who regularly engage in epic hatefucks.
DAMMIT you guys forgot LAWful!
I happen to like them all.
You mean MED-iocre!, which has the asshole with a heart of gold and a head of perfectly realistic hair combined with some doctor? No one even remembers that. The asshole just keeps giving purple nurples to people.
Oddly the author of all those titles is frequently hears ‘Bless you Wave Dillis’ in the forums.
What about all that “post-marital shenanigans???”
However, this author alienated a lot of readers when he started a new carrier as a PURITYlord with his comic called “Runny performs Abstinence”
Little ashamed to say I am in complete agreement with Walkerton on this one.
I was with him until he littered. :0
Amazi-Girl should kick his ass and make him recycle that properly.
this is the willisest, the willisest of all times
Man, this one comic in here just has some skirt-chaser and some goody-two-shoes as roommates.
It’ll never last.
Willis, I must ask. What is Doog and Blair?
It was a comic which ran with Roomies! during its run in the IDS.
share and enjoy!
I don’t quite remember that comic. 10 years ago, the IDS comics were awful, and apparently as meager as they are in DoA. I assume that they, too, must still be awful.
When Roomies! ran in the IDS sixteen years ago, comics got a full page. Here’s a photo of the upper left quadrant, which admittedly leaves out most of the comics that ran then… http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/64142034089/alex-farris-tweeted-this-photo-of-the-ids-comics
Holy crap, Doog and Blair and Help Me Harlan! I’m having flashbacks to working at the IU Bookstore Computer Connection.
That jerk Harlan, he never did answer my letter. I ended up having to get it removed at the hospital.
In my head, I always thought Malaya, Ken, and Lucy would be high school seniors visiting IU to scope it out as a possible university to attend.
that would mean we’d have to wait >40 years for them to become regulars…
I never expect them to become regulars.
We don’t know about Ken or Lucy yet, but Malaya will.
So what happened to the ‘S’ on the masthead in the last panel? Or is the IDS printing the paper with disappearing ink?
It’s slowly changing to GAF
oops! I’m surprised Willis hasn’t corrected that yet. Or does it really mean something?
(Picks up news paper, reads dramatic/Humer comic about college struggling with their relationships,sexual identity, and belief) Eh not as good as a Sandra and Kuu
I can relate to Walky’s sentiment.
Littering. Walky, you have outlived your likability to me.
It’s paper, it’ll break down in a couple days. Not like it’s plastic.
A lesser offense, surely, but still, he disregards the feelings of his fellow sentients.
Homeless people need something to keep them warm at night.
Especially since the homeless shelter in Bloomington will close “for the season” on April 1. /rant
Does it actually close on April 1, cause that sounds suspicious to me fleshling.
Yes, the all-year shelter closed down completely last year, leaving only the cold-weather shelter.
Yeah Optimus! Littering is good for the fleshlings.
If walky wants comics so bad he should submit his own. It would be a fan comic of Dexter and Monkey master obviously, maybe starring yourself as the hero fighting off their evil schemes as part of a secret organization…
Your gravatar makes your comment extremely funny – Dorothy is annoyed by Inception.
College paper comics were terrible. You had “Soapbox Alwaysright versus the strawman army” “ten pages of handwritten text in four panels” “in-joke: the jokening” and “I can draw penises because I’m an adult.”
Though as far as text-heavy comics, Subnormality is awesome and I’ll cut anyone who says otherwise.
THE QUEEN OF THE WILLISVERSE HAS ARRIVED!
Is that a transient hotel in the background?
I mean the entrance promises JOURNALISM
Since Amber has been accused of being Dorothy’s clone, I wonder if anyone will accuse Dorothy of actually being Amazi-girl.
A superhero shoots pictures of herself in disguise for her alter ego’s job? Who’s ever heard of such a thing?
How many layers of meta is this?
Nobody answered Dorothy’s question. Yes, Dorothy. Most definitely so, more than a bunch of squirrel droppings.
I can’t believe she thinks that any legal school would give two craps about some other college’s newspaper. That’s not a real thing, is it?
It would be about the quality of the article and the type of story. It’s an example of her work.
LOOK IT’S MALAYA *points out the obvious*
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