Best webcomic of 2010

The Washington Post is having a poll for the best webcomic of 2010.  Now I’m not gonna tell you how to vote, and I can’t muster the numbers that P.Z. can; but let me just say that our Official Webcomic, Jesus and Mo, is one of the nominees, and that P.Z. does look at this site, so maybe he’ll unleash his hordes . . .

 

32 Comments

  1. Posted January 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    The unfalsifiable duo.

  2. Supertec
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    And-a-one, and-a-two, and-a-chikka-boom-chikka…

  3. Ken Pidcock
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    When nominations were solicited, numerous folks were commenting as to how xkcd had become lame. But 2010 was the year of Dirty Harry, Dilution, and The Carriage, let alone Arsenic-Based Life, the perfect quick draw. I love Jesus and Mo, but for pure wit…

    • Posted January 7, 2011 at 4:15 am | Permalink

      Both xkcd and The Oatmeal are excellent choices, but how can we turn our backs upon the Saviour and the Prophet, bees be upon him?

  4. Posted January 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Man, the list of nominees sucks. Some of those comics are horrible, and all of my favorite comics (which are also widely popular) aren’t on the list, except for xkcd. Boo, hiss!

    • Dominic
      Posted January 7, 2011 at 2:40 am | Permalink

      Can you suggest some we should look at then Jen?

      • Posted January 7, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

        Hm, my hyperlinks seem to have gotten stopped by moderation, so here’s just a non-linky list:

        Something Positive
        Questionable Content
        Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
        PHD Comics
        Nedroid
        Girls with Slingshots
        Oglaf (very NSFW but hilarious)

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted January 7, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

      Concur. Sluggy Freelance is *still* good, Girl Genius speaks to the (mad steampunk) scientist, and on and on…

  5. Posted January 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Just voted–so far J&M is winning (although it seems you can vote more than once…I did ;-))

    There’s also a nice article about Miyazaki, on his 70th birthday.

  6. Hempenstein
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I thought our boys ran in print somewhere like the Guardian.

  7. Eric
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Great comic but just couldn’t bring myself to vote against XKCD

    • Microraptor
      Posted January 7, 2011 at 12:19 am | Permalink

      I could. Granted, that was after I’d already voted for it twice…

  8. HP
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm. . . I had no problem voting against XKCD.

    Granted, 2D Goggles (aka Lovelace & Babbage), Hyperbole and a Half (best newcomer of 2010?), and even the venerable Dinosaur Comics weren’t nominated. So I voted for Jesus and Mo with a clear conscience. (As of this posting, way in the lead with 30% of the vote.)

  9. Posted January 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Good heavens, what an odd list. And they miss a lot of amazing stuff as others have noted. No mention of Ursula Vernon’s “Digger” which saw a major climax near the end of the year. No appearance of Evan Dahm’s (creator of Rice Boy) atmospheric new strip, “Vattu”. No “Hark, A Vagrant”, “FreakAngels” or even “Skin Horse”. It’s a joke.

    That said, I’ll dutifully vote for Jesus and Mo.

  10. daveau
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    35% now. These results don’t seem very scientific to me…

  11. Posted January 6, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh my. My three favorites, xkcd, Oatmeal and J&M. I think I’ll have to abstain.

  12. Posted January 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    And how is it that a Washington Post poll has less than 500 votes (as of 10:38PM ET)? Definitely ripe for Pharyngulation.

  13. Dawn Oz
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I voted for J & M and I note that it is ahead. D

  14. H.H.
    Posted January 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    How do you people know all of all these web comics? Do you have to subscribe to them individually or is there a site someone can recommend that collects the links or displays them all?

    • Posted January 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

      Use an RSS reader. Get your WEIT, lolcats, and webcomics all in the same place!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_aggregator

      Also, is XKCD funny again? I gave it up in 2009.

    • nichole
      Posted January 7, 2011 at 8:20 am | Permalink

      And if you do Android, Beyond Pod is well worth the $7. I use it for podcasts but it says it does everything RSS.

  15. TrineBM
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    Just voted – J&M is up to 45%

  16. Charles Sullivan
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    Jesus and Mo, mofo!!!!

  17. Sven
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    🙂 J&M leading with 45%!

  18. gk4ca
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    I only visit J&M regularly, and I must say it’s the best, 99% on the mark.
    After I read about the contest (on J&M) I visited the competitors, and definitely J&M is the best. (somebody say you can vote more than once? …)

  19. daveau
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Are we coynealizing a poll?

    • TrineBM
      Posted January 7, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

      yup. A hordette is coynealizing a poll

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted January 7, 2011 at 10:40 am | Permalink

        Or Walking with Boots, all over it. But only because J&M was the best choice of that sorry bunch. (This year, xkcd used to be kick ass.)

  20. Posted January 7, 2011 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Aw man, what about Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal? I thought for sure they’d be nominated.

    If SMBC had been a choice, it would have beat out Jesus & Mo for me. A year ago maybe XKCD would have topped J&M, but XKCD has been a little too hit and miss for me lately. It’s still one I read faithfully, but J&M is better.

    I just discovered slowpokecomics, that’s a good one.

  21. nichole
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Also missing:

    Scenes from a Multiverse. Def my new fav.
    http://amultiverse.com/

    Gunshow used to be awesome, still not bad
    http://gunshowcomic.com/

  22. Posted January 7, 2011 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Go J and M!!

  23. Ambidexter
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    No Sinfest, no Girl Genius, no 2D Goggles. I guess I’ll have to settle for Jesus & Mo.


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