Tryout Webcomics

After going to two conventions in two weeks, I’ve come home with a bunch of new webcomic URLs. These are the ones intriguing enough for me to sample for a few weeks to see if they make my recommended list:

Subculture — I didn’t much care for the print comic, because I found the characters cliched and two-dimensional. What better for them than a gag strip webcomic, then?

The Dreamer — Historical adventure with lovely art. Me, I’m waiting for next summer’s collected edition from IDW, but if you can’t wait, there’s lots of pages online.

Business Casual — This is a strip to read for recognition instead of humor, featuring programmers and tech support workers. But if you’re in that category, you’ll find something almost immediately familiar. For me, it was this one.

Night Owls — This strip about investigators of the unusual is set in the 1920s and is a Zuda instant winner. The twin brothers who do it, Peter and Robert Timony, were great to talk to, with lots of enthusiasm. And I loved the decoder wheel, it was a great convention promo.

Brian Moore — He had some print samples at SPX of his upcoming webcomic, which will appear at that link. (He previously drew Shaenon Garrity’s Smithson.) In his words, “‘The Sweetened By-and-By’ follows the story of Atom Klein, a Finder of valuable objects in a city full of monster-y people.” It’s unusual and well-drawn.

5 Responses to “Tryout Webcomics”

  1. David Oakes Says:

    Ah! I want a decoder wheel…

  2. Ed Sizemore Says:


    I got my decoder wheel too. (Drink more Ovaltine!) I like this comic too and am glad I stopped by their table.

  3. Digital Strips: The Webcomics Podcast Says:

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  4. Peter Timony Says:

    Thanks for the shout out!

  5. Peter Timony Says:

    Anyone who wants a decoder wheel, send us an email at

    We’ll put you on the mailing list and send you the wheel and a Night Owls fan club card.

    Look for hidden messages in the comic in the coming weeks! Anyone who emails the secret word gets free stuff!





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