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Postby Ex-Agent Ra » August 6th, 2014, 9:00 pm

I wanna say Freakangels because they have the better art I've seen in a webcomic and also a really good plot, and there's no doubt that they earn enough from it to live confortably. However im not really sure if they would count as a webcomic or just a normal comic that's also published online because as far as I know they were being published by avatar press so I don't know.

Aside from them the ones that comes to my mind right away are Gunnerkrig court, penny arcade, sinfest, megatokyo and Errantstory even though last time I checked the author of errant story was having some finantial problems from living just from his comic but yeah...
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Postby cloverthegreat » August 7th, 2014, 1:44 am

Ex-Agent Ra wrote:Aside from them the ones that comes to my mind right away are Gunnerkrig court, penny arcade, sinfest, megatokyo and Errantstory even though last time I checked the author of errant story was having some finantial problems from living just from his comic but yeah...


A lot of Poe's problems were medical which means financial in the U.S.
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Postby tisvana18 » June 10th, 2015, 11:02 pm

Sluggy Freelance is one of the oldest and most successful webcomics as far as I know. It's been going on for 15 years and it's his only source of income, but XKCD definitely comes to mind. So does Cyanide and Happiness.
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Re: What do you think is the top 10 most successful webcomics? (

Postby Solaran » June 11th, 2015, 5:41 am

A lot of the comics that I could think of were already mentioned earlier, like VGcats, Goblins, Penny Arcade, etc. I don't think I saw Looking For Group mentioned yet and I think that one is probably quite successful, or used to be. (haven't followed it in years.)

One comic that definitely stands out (for me personally) is Inverloch. It was the first online comic that I began reading and it managed to keep me interested in it from beginning to end. Not sure how well known it is these days because it's like .... 10 years old, but it was that comic that really got me interested in one day wanting to try my own hand at making a web comic.
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Re: What do you think is the top 10 most successful webcomic

Postby jsuma » December 14th, 2016, 3:28 pm

The Oatmeal! 8-)
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Re: What do you think is the top 10 most successful webcomic

Postby haaayes » January 16th, 2017, 7:02 am

I think it's so subjective that I couldn't really say who I think is the most successful. Is it about financial success, or about how dedicated your fans are? Is it about how widely you're read or whether you've cracked the mainstream? Is it about having your strip adapted into an ADHD show? Is it about print syndication? Is it about making your readers laugh, or cry?

I'd say Penny Arcade, xkcd, The Perry Bible Fellowship, SMBC and Axe Cop are the webcomics that come to mind when I think 'successful', but all for different reasons.

I think PA have definitely cracked turning a webcomic into a moneymaking behemoth, with all the merch, web shows, conventions etc. But xkcd has become just as popular, if not more so, on little more than the merit of the strip alone, which I think is more admirable. It helps that its content is a lot more accessible, I guess - you see xkcd referenced and reproduced in the mainstream now - but I definitely think the actual strip is more consistently well-written, too.

Zach Weinersmith's the only person I can think of who makes a good strip every single day. TPBF has hands-down the best jokes I've ever read, and Axe Cop is a genius idea. Those are all successes too, for me.
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Re: What do you think is the top 10 most successful webcomic

Postby mg78 » March 13th, 2017, 10:19 am

one punch man

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Re: What do you think is the top 10 most successful webcomic

Postby The_Hankerchief » March 13th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Schlock Mercenary and Questionable Content come to mind, along with some of the others mentioned here. The question is, though, what are we basing the term "successful" off of? Number of viewers, money made from ad revenue/merchandise, longetivity/consistency of updates, how are we measuring this?
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