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Created on December 16, 2009 by cavnam

Ended December 16, 2010

For you, what has been the best comic of the past decade?
  • LIO
Created on Dec 16, 2009


Total Votes: 3,396

Comments (14):

comments 1 - 14 of 14
Posted on Dec 19, 2009 at 7:03 AM by thetravelingmasseur:

sigh.... i missed the early stages of the vote. Zits is still my favorite. Aits has more belly laughs than any of the others, tho Pickles is a slightly distant runner up. Also up there for the 'most laughs award would be Doonesbury, Red and Rover, For Better or Worse, Baby Blues.

For incisive social commentary, i favor Doonesbury,, Candorville (more occasionally, tho almost no others have the courage to go up agains the easily offended politicos like Gary Trudeau), and even less occasionally, Non Sequitur.

Cul de Sac is ok, and Lio?????? as runner up. I don't think much of your readers.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM by rockyromo:

So hard to vote for just one. Doonesbury for longevity and relevance. Get Fuzzy and Sherman's Lagoon for pure fun and quirky looks are the human condition. Non Sequitur for Obvious Man. There is so much to love about all the creative cartoonists.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 at 3:54 PM by alphatroll:

I'm impressed something like GirlGenius was even considered! Of course once you include "small players" like that, the pool gets a *lot* bigger.... but kudos for considering *anything* not found in the newspaper!

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:40 PM by boolaman:

Looks to me like Girl Genius tweeted her fans to swamp the vote!

Posted on Dec 20, 2009 at 1:41 AM by ladyofthemasque:

Actually, the Foglios didn't do anything. (I don't think they even know about this poll.) I found this at one of the many Girl Genius fanclub sites, which in turn had been found and posted by a fellow fan who also reads the Post.

I, too, am impressed that they picked non-newsprint comics to add to the list. I'm not surprised that, once they went outside the newspaper format, that they picked Girl Genius. There just happens to be quite a lot of us who love this webcomic. As to why...well, it has everything: plot, action, adventure, really big death rays, romance, mad science, talking cats, insane mechanical monsters, and occasional (if tasteful) peeks at Victorian frillies.

Girl Genius was already growing in popularity before Steampunk hit the fashion scene, and it'll continue to be popular because--to be frank--the foglios write and illustrate a very good, very gripping story.

...Of course, if it hadn't been on the list, I'd have picked Non Sequitur. That one has a good variety of different characters and settings (Danae, Homer, Obvious Man), some great social commentary, and the occasional storyline to follow.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009 at 1:54 AM by boolaman:

To quote the Girl Genius Facebook page,

Girl Genius Webcomic On The Washington Post's Comic Riffs blog, Michael Cavna is running a "Best Comic of the Decade" poll. To our shock, Girl Genius is actually among the top ten nominees! Thank you, whomever it was who managed that... For this one, I can't help it, I'm going to shame myself and BEG YOU ALL TO VOTE FOR US! Pleeeease? (Pathetic, isn't it?) You can vote here:

and the link goes here.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009 at 11:01 AM by terraxos:

Whoops. I voted for Girl Genius because of the Facebook message posted above, but I hadn't realised how much it was winning already... if I had, I would have voted for Doonesbury instead.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:26 PM by boolaman:

Fuggit, I say. Take away GG's votes and distribute them amongst the poor. It's the season for charity after all.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009 at 5:15 PM by alphatroll:

After more than 20 years of plugging away *and* a Hugo award, the Foglios *deserve* some recognition! It's among the all-around best "popular" work in pretty much any medium.

I know, 9 volumes is a lot to catch up on, but it's so worth it.


Posted on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:10 PM by boolaman:

I'm going to shame myself and BEG YOU ALL TO VOTE FOR US! Pleeeease? (Pathetic, isn't it?)

They some *class act*, ain't they, Alphatrekkie?

Posted on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:32 PM by alphatroll:

@Boolaman: Have you tried *reading* any of the Foglios' work? It's certainly better than anything on TV.

Artists in a small market naturally jump at a chance for some respectable publicity like the Post. I really don't see anything pathetic about that.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:30 AM by gumbamasta:


Do you hear that sound? Sounds like Butthurt. ;D

Posted on Dec 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM by mishmash:

As a LONG time appreciator of Gary Trudeau's work, I voted for Doonesbury. It's seen me through young adulthood and beyond middle age. Others that rate are Cul de Sac, Lio, and the, surprisingly unnominated Mutts.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010 at 11:03 PM by dittmoss:

From today's Comic Riffs comments-

Oh, by the way - I want to clarify that the previous assertation on the part of Girl Genius fandom was entirely actions on our part; the Foglios might not even have heard of the poll, and did not promote it themselves at all.

See... they don't *need* to.

Posted by: SFFCorgi | January 14, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

And yet, I checked Facebook and the Foglios were BEGGING people to vote for them, right there in black and white in their own words, as quoted above by Boolaman.

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