First up is a new category for me, webcomics. It is kinda-sorta replacing the Manga category. (I read exactly 1 2012 manga this year.) Slowly but surely, I'm reading more webcomics and have a series of creator projects that I follow on a regular basis. Thanks to Comics Rocket, this is even easier than it used to be, with their reader formatted exactly to reading long-form webcomics or those not easily contained in a traditional RSS.
Before we go on, a brief word about webcomics. For some reason, despite the high quality of webcomics, the number of high profile creators working on webcomics, the fact that webcomic creators are treated like royalty at the cons I've gone to, and that webomics have an audience that is wider than most print comics, I feel like they do not get the recognition they deserve in the larger comics press. Sure they are included in comic awards, but it's like an addendum not an equal. I want to work to change that in 2013, but I don't know how--yet.
That's for another day. On with the list!
Let me preface this list by saying, there are thousands of webcomics out there and I read only a fraction of them. My selections here are based on what *I* have encountered and read over 2012. I would also like to point out that webcomics could do themselves a huge favor in terms of being blogged about by having better static images ready to be used for, oh, things like this.
Without further ado, here we go:
10: My Cardboard Life
9: Nedroid Picture Diary
8: Non-Adventures of Wonderella
6: Ghost Engine
5: Diesel Sweeties
4: Oyster War
1: Dinosaur Comics
Honorable Mentions: Bad Machinery (great when it's on, but inconsistent), Candorville (good in a Doonesbury sort of way), Delilah Dirk (excellent but ended for now), Monster Isle (retired this year), and Sparkshooter (story still building).
Join me tomorrow when I share my favorite 2012 Indie Comics!