Purpose: Comics are read more
easily and with less overhead for both reader and
publishing site if they are accessed roughly as
often as they are updated. Comics that have
limitations on how far back you can go in the
archives need special priority, too. This list
attempts to give the comic reader access to a list
of comics I read, and the frequency at which I
access them, which is only implied to be
approximately their update frequency. There are only
a handful of exceptions to the maxim "web comic
authors frequently miss updates". No comment as to
the quality of the comics or the comics' suitability
for all readers is intended by their being included
here, I have strange tastes, and some of these
comics frankly stink, while others are quite ribald.
Disclaimer: Pretty much every link
icon here without exception is image manipulated by
me from an original work created by someone else,
either a link designed by the comic author that
didn't quite fit my layout, or a recognizable image
ripped bleeding by me from the comic site, either
case of which is still copyright by the respective
owners of the respective original comic sites
despite my best efforts to make their work an
absolutely unrecognizable muddle. Everyone, at least
once, needs to read Matthew Skala's famous article
"What Colour are your bits?"
about the difference between the math of digital
media and the law of digital media to decide for
themselves just how they want to treat copyrights on
bits. Whatever part of what I created in munging
these logos is somehow "mine" you are quite free to
take for personal use (see below).
Usage: Trying to read web comics
directly from this page won't work very well; I
doubt my ISP is set up to handle the traffic, and
there's no need you suffering the delays of going
via this site to get to comics elsewhere. Instead,
every (very spread out) so often, do your browser's
equivalent of "download full web page", to put the
page and all the link icons onto your local
hardware, and read comics from that. I find that it
works very well to use a
and to open half a dozen comics one by one into new
tabs, then read them in the order they finish
arriving. This puts lots of the download delays in
parallel with your reading. Then just close each tab
as you finish reading the comic, and when you've
read all you had opened, go do some more.
Pending? Update frequency sections
that contain a "Pending" button are either
not begun or not yet finished. Those without such a
button have linkmarks for my entire current set of
browser bookmarks for that update frequency section.
More may be added later, though. Why are these other
sections not finished? It takes a whole eight hour
long night to add 12 links to this list, since I
have to build most of the link icons myself, and
last time I counted, I had more than 1700 comics
bookmarked. Most nights, I manage more like two or
three links added. I'll finish when I finish.
Meanwhile, enjoy the part that is
Several commercial comic sites that carry comics by
a wide variety of web comic artists,
despite that these sites litter their pages
with advertising to the near exclusion of space for
the (usually too tiny) comics, also use
obnoxious pop-up and pop-under advertising,
advertising deliberately written to evade browser
controls against exactly such malicious mischief.
That is, knowing that you don't want such
ads on your computer, they are working hard to
force the ads onto your computer
anyway, instead of, say, just adding
them to the page with the comic as still more
clutter, but clutter that would at least go away
when you click to a different web page.
That kind of behavior is simply bad business ethics.
Often, with such bad ethics at work, these are the
very same sites whose web pages are installing
privacy violating spyware on your computer unknown
These extra computer screen windows consume computer
display resources, chew up CPU cycles, can sometimes
make your browser or even your computer's operating
system freeze, waste your time finding and
dismissing them, and just generally show contempt
for readers and for the well being of their
As fair warning to the reader, comics hosted on
sites known to use such pop-up and pop-under ads are
marked by being followed (sometimes on the
next row) in the update sets below by this symbol:
(thanks to CoolClips for
that clip art).
While boycotting those large comic sites would be
nice, in the end only the comic artists would be
Instead, you might do this.
Boycott the advertised products.
Write complaints to the comic site contact email
address about their poor business ethics.
Write complaints to the advertisers at their home
page contact address; mention that you are
boycotting their products and them for using
obnoxious advertising methods.
Write to comic artists calling the advertising
practices to their attention, and suggesting that
their reputations would be improved by them using
commercial comics sites with better business ethics.
There's a lot of misunderstanding of just how far
this effort is from completion, so, I've put up a
separate list with all the unconverted bookmarks
shown as text links, so that readers can get a
visual aid image of how much work is left to do, and
so that those unduly worried about whether their
comic is destined to be a linkmark someday can see
the future, and weep, cheer, or yawn, as
Use one of these icons, if you like, to make a
button to link to the alternate mixed linkmarks and
text links page.
Cheers! Nice things happen to
those who strive. Here's a site whose subject
matter is web comics which mentions this site.
Warning: I'm retired, and still
cannot really read all these comics as fast as they
are updated, I just cherry pick whatever suits my
mood. It would be soul and life destroying for a
person in less idle circumstances to try to read all
of these comics. Use a bit of sense in how much you
try to do, so that your real life remains real for