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Arthur, King of Time and Space


Yesterday, as anyone self-assured enough to put their work on the internet in the first place is wont to do, I websearched my webcomic's name just to see what I could see.

While it's far from true of all the webcomic blogs out there, I notice that there are quite a few of them who have started out with the mission statement of picking out the bad ones to comment on. Lots of them seem to be reactions to Eric (WEBSNARK) Burns, the popular webcomic blogger who only writes about webcomics he likes (or that he once liked), on the (to me, elementary) principle that he only reads webcomics he likes. The negative bloggers complain that Websnark is misnamed. But if I were one of them, I'd think I might ask myself why Eric is so popular, arguably the most popular webcomics blogger there is. (Not that there aren't other positive webcomics bloggers out there, but most of them postdate Eric's initial popularity and most of those were inspired by Eric.) (Say, that's a conditional probability... Don't mind me, my applied mathematics final is next week.)

Anyway, one of the hits I got yesterday was to a negative webcomics blogger's entry on Questionable Content. The string match wasn't in the blog entry itself, but in one of the comments, in which a reader requested of the blogger future entries tearing into Dinosaur Comics, Narbonic, American Elf, and Arthur, King of Time and Space. The reader noted, "I'm the only one I know who hates them."

Well, I could find that reader compatriots at least as far as AKOTAS is concerned. But it brightened up a bad day for me to see it listed alongside those other three, for any reason.

Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, Shortpacked, Scary Go Round, Tux & Bunny, Sluggy Freelance, Irregular Comic, Real Life, Peanuts Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: El Goonish Shive, Theater Hopper, Nukees, Newshounds, Girl Genius, Todd and Penguin, Pibgorn, Ctrl+Alt+Del Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: AppleGeeks, Achewood, Kismetropolis, WIGU, Striptease, Digger
Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, Anywhere But Here, Starslip Crisis, Questionable Content, Devil's Panties, Schlock Mercenary, Narbonic
Webcomics I read evenings: LuAnn, Count Your Sheep, Goats, Pearls Before Swine, American Elf, Sinfest, Bruno, Boxjam's Doodle Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: Reasoned Cognition, Two Lumps, Zortic, Order of the Stick, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Home on the Strange, Penny Arcade Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: Girls With Slingshots, The Green Avenger, Dandy & Company, The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Get Out of My Head, Megatokyo
Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Something Positive, Medium Large, Station V3, Dinosaur Comics, Wapsi Square, Help Desk, Sheldon, Little Dee, PvP
Webcomics I read Sundays: xkcd, Minus, Smithson, Something Happens, Li'l Mell, Butternut Squash, General Protection Fault, Perry Bible Fellowship, Ctrl+Alt+Del Webcomics I hope will start updating again: Mac Hall, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, No Room for Magic, The Magnificent Adventures of Hieronymus Bosch, esquire, The Whovian Observer, Gossamer Commons, See also The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge, Talk About Comics, The Living Comic, Online Comics Day, The Belfry Comics Index, The Webcomic List, Mister Bloo, Nth Degree, 100% Originality Theatre, Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed), Fleen, Comixpedia and Websnark.

Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthurian Legend
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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