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25th Nov '15 3:17:11 PM Tarrn
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has the newspaper-style comics found in ''EGS: NP''; these are sometimes part of the main continuity and sometimes aren't. Regardless, they usually don't tie into the main plot, and are markedly drama-free.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has the newspaper-style comics found in ''EGS: NP''; these are sometimes part many of the main continuity and sometimes aren't. Regardless, they usually don't tie older ones are non-canon, but since its return from hiatus in August 2014, EGS: NP has been revamped into the main plot, and are markedly drama-free.telling canonical side-stories.
11th Nov '15 6:12:37 PM Prfnoff
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See also {{Omake}}.

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See also {{Omake}}.{{Omake}}, {{Yonkoma}}.
11th Jun '15 10:35:26 PM Prfnoff
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* ''[[Webcomic/{{Sins}} Sins Venials]]'' had ''{{DDG}}'', updated every time ''Sins Venials''' donation box reached $50. ''DDG'' arguably had a stronger storyline than the main comic. View it [[http://www.sincomics.com/ddg.php here]].

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* ''[[Webcomic/{{Sins}} Sins Venials]]'' had ''{{DDG}}'', ''Webcomic/{{DDG}}'', updated every time ''Sins Venials''' donation box reached $50. ''DDG'' arguably had a stronger storyline than the main comic. View it [[http://www.sincomics.com/ddg.php here]].
30th Mar '15 10:35:58 PM nombretomado
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* After ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Tana/index.php?p=638832 Taña, Island Princess]]'' concluded its first volume, its creator started an unrelated story at ComicGenesis called "Get Your Boyfriend Back" (not transferred to DrunkDuck yet).

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* After ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Tana/index.php?p=638832 Taña, Island Princess]]'' concluded its first volume, its creator started an unrelated story at ComicGenesis called "Get Your Boyfriend Back" (not transferred to DrunkDuck Website/TheDuck yet).



* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'' were at one point interrupted by a {{steampunk}} comic ''Apocalyptus: Thrift and Peril'', which is completely unrelated to the main story. Also at least one character has her own comic on DrunkDuck.

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* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'' were at one point interrupted by a {{steampunk}} comic ''Apocalyptus: Thrift and Peril'', which is completely unrelated to the main story. Also at least one character has her own comic on DrunkDuck.Website/TheDuck.
19th Feb '15 10:45:56 AM TheUnsquished
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The "topper" best remembered today is ''KrazyKat'', which originated as a set of strips under the main action in a 1910 strip known variously as ''The Dingbat Family'' and ''The Family Upstairs'' (making it a "bottomer", I suppose, though [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain let's all agree never to use that term again]]). [[http://www.toonopedia.com/krazy.htm According to Don Markstein]], Krazy spun off into his (or her) own strip in 1913, while the Dingbats passed from the comics page in 1916.

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The "topper" best remembered today is ''KrazyKat'', ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'', which originated as a set of strips under the main action in a 1910 strip known variously as ''The Dingbat Family'' and ''The Family Upstairs'' (making it a "bottomer", I suppose, though [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain let's all agree never to use that term again]]). [[http://www.toonopedia.com/krazy.htm According to Don Markstein]], Krazy spun off into his (or her) own strip in 1913, while the Dingbats passed from the comics page in 1916.



* ''SluggyFreelance'' has had such B-Side Comics as "Bikini Suicide Frisbee Days" (aka, back in the good old days before plot locked up the characters in specific situations) and "Meanwhile in the Dimension of Pain", drawn by guest artists. The latter actually ended up affecting the main story. It has also has an ongoing side story called "Stick Figures in Space", which is used as filler.
* The Chef Brian, Players and Gamer's Glossary strips in ''CtrlAltDel''.
** In fact, ''CtrlAltDel'' often has a few gag comics between {{Story Arc}}s.

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* ''SluggyFreelance'' ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has had such B-Side Comics as "Bikini Suicide Frisbee Days" (aka, back in the good old days before plot locked up the characters in specific situations) and "Meanwhile in the Dimension of Pain", drawn by guest artists. The latter actually ended up affecting the main story. It has also has an ongoing side story called "Stick Figures in Space", which is used as filler.
* The Chef Brian, Players and Gamer's Glossary strips in ''CtrlAltDel''.
''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''.
** In fact, ''CtrlAltDel'' ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'' often has a few gag comics between {{Story Arc}}s.



* "PennyArcade" has a few B-Side comics: "Twisp and Catsby" and "The Cardboard Tube Samurai" evolved from strips in the main continuity to their own identity. There was a series of three ([[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/6/10/ link]]) treatments of B-Side comics with a poll to determine which gets developed more: "Lookouts", "Automata", and "[[WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated Jim Darkmagic]]". It was popular enough that both "Lookouts" and "Automata" got additional strips.

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* "PennyArcade" "Webcomic/PennyArcade" has a few B-Side comics: "Twisp and Catsby" and "The Cardboard Tube Samurai" evolved from strips in the main continuity to their own identity. There was a series of three ([[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/6/10/ link]]) treatments of B-Side comics with a poll to determine which gets developed more: "Lookouts", "Automata", and "[[WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated Jim Darkmagic]]". It was popular enough that both "Lookouts" and "Automata" got additional strips.



* ''StickmanAndCube'' has "The Adventures Of Captain Invisible" and "Cube's Past Jobs".

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* ''StickmanAndCube'' ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube'' has "The Adventures Of Captain Invisible" and "Cube's Past Jobs".



* ''UserFriendly'' has frequent strips involving caricatures of technology magnates and politicians (and Apple-obsessed aliens), which don't affect the main storylines.

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* ''UserFriendly'' ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' has frequent strips involving caricatures of technology magnates and politicians (and Apple-obsessed aliens), which don't affect the main storylines.



* "Megagamerz 733t" from ''{{Goats}}'' is completely unrelated to the story, save that it is ostensibly [[ShowWithinAShow drawn by one of the characters]], which may in fact lump it in with "Drawn by Billy" sets from ''The Family Circus''.

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* "Megagamerz 733t" from ''{{Goats}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Goats}}'' is completely unrelated to the story, save that it is ostensibly [[ShowWithinAShow drawn by one of the characters]], which may in fact lump it in with "Drawn by Billy" sets from ''The Family Circus''.



* ''SomethingPositive'' has S*P 1937/8. One could also throw "New Gold Dreams" and "Midnight Macabre" into this mix.

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* ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' has S*P 1937/8. One could also throw "New Gold Dreams" and "Midnight Macabre" into this mix.



* ''{{SSDD}}'' has two: ''Sticky the Stickman'' and ''Church of Poisoned Minds'', which eventually became their own strips.

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* ''{{SSDD}}'' ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' has two: ''Sticky the Stickman'' and ''Church of Poisoned Minds'', which eventually became their own strips.



* ''ScaryGoRound'' had a brief story about two goblins setting up a detective agency, going to Ireland to recover a pot of gold from a goblin version of Radio/TerryWogan, and mixing it with devil bears. While the goblins do make occasional appearances in the main SGR comic, usually around Christmas, apparently this storyline provoked a great many e-mails to John Allison saying, "I don't get it," and he now thinks he could just have done it with Shelley and Amy instead. It didn't stop him doing another goblins-in-Ireland story-ette a few years later.
* ''VGCats'' has two secondary comics, ''Adventure Log'' and ''Webcomic/SuperEffective'', an RPG "diary" and a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' parody, respectively.

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* ''ScaryGoRound'' ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' had a brief story about two goblins setting up a detective agency, going to Ireland to recover a pot of gold from a goblin version of Radio/TerryWogan, and mixing it with devil bears. While the goblins do make occasional appearances in the main SGR comic, usually around Christmas, apparently this storyline provoked a great many e-mails to John Allison saying, "I don't get it," and he now thinks he could just have done it with Shelley and Amy instead. It didn't stop him doing another goblins-in-Ireland story-ette a few years later.
* ''VGCats'' ''Webcomic/VGCats'' has two secondary comics, ''Adventure Log'' and ''Webcomic/SuperEffective'', an RPG "diary" and a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' parody, respectively.



* ''UltimaJava'' has ''If You Believe'', ''Over the Edge'', ''World of Heroes'', ''U-2'' (the series before the ContinuityReboot) and more on the way. ''Over the Edge'' and ''World of Heroes'' have become OrphanedSeries, however the latter of which recently being moved to the site's forums.

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* ''UltimaJava'' ''Webcomic/UltimaJava'' has ''If You Believe'', ''Over the Edge'', ''World of Heroes'', ''U-2'' (the series before the ContinuityReboot) and more on the way. ''Over the Edge'' and ''World of Heroes'' have become OrphanedSeries, however the latter of which recently being moved to the site's forums.



* ''QuestionableContent'' is occasionally interrupted by 'Yelling Bird', four identical panels of an angry dickcissel, when the author is too busy or unwell to draw a regular strip.

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* ''QuestionableContent'' ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is occasionally interrupted by 'Yelling Bird', four identical panels of an angry dickcissel, when the author is too busy or unwell to draw a regular strip.



* Sunday editions of ''{{Narbonic}}'' are usually some form of these, such as "The Astonishing Excursions of Helen Narbon & Co."
* ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' used 'interlude' stories to break up the longer Pie Noon storyline into more manageable pieces. These included ''[[http://www.nobmouse.net/2008/04/14/interlude-doctor-nob/ Doctor Nob]]'', a parody of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and ''[[http://www.nobmouse.net/2007/12/23/the-trouble-with-a-quantum-santa/ The Trouble With A Quantum Santa]]'', which parodied the idea that Santa can deliver presents to the entire world in one night.
* ''{{Acrobat}}'' will post pinups, origins of characters, or short stories in between issues.
* [[DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]] has ''Abel's Story'', a backstory for one of the characters.
* ''AModestDestiny'' used to alternate seasons of ''The Starship Destiny'' with the main comic. Presumably because new characters and a new setting (scifi as opposed to medieval adventure) gave Sean "Squidi" Howard a break and a chance to shake things up a bit.
* ''UnwindersTallComics'' were at one point interrupted by a {{steampunk}} comic ''Apocalyptus: Thrift and Peril'', which is completely unrelated to the main story. Also at least one character has her own comic on DrunkDuck.

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* Sunday editions of ''{{Narbonic}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' are usually some form of these, such as "The Astonishing Excursions of Helen Narbon & Co."
* ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' ''Webcomic/TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' used 'interlude' stories to break up the longer Pie Noon storyline into more manageable pieces. These included ''[[http://www.nobmouse.net/2008/04/14/interlude-doctor-nob/ Doctor Nob]]'', a parody of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and ''[[http://www.nobmouse.net/2007/12/23/the-trouble-with-a-quantum-santa/ The Trouble With A Quantum Santa]]'', which parodied the idea that Santa can deliver presents to the entire world in one night.
* ''{{Acrobat}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Acrobat}}'' will post pinups, origins of characters, or short stories in between issues.
* [[DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]] ''[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]'' has ''Abel's Story'', a backstory for one of the characters.
* ''AModestDestiny'' ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'' used to alternate seasons of ''The Starship Destiny'' with the main comic. Presumably because new characters and a new setting (scifi as opposed to medieval adventure) gave Sean "Squidi" Howard a break and a chance to shake things up a bit.
* ''UnwindersTallComics'' ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'' were at one point interrupted by a {{steampunk}} comic ''Apocalyptus: Thrift and Peril'', which is completely unrelated to the main story. Also at least one character has her own comic on DrunkDuck.
12th Feb '15 12:15:54 PM TheUnsquished
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* ''{{Applegeeks}}'' and its AG-lite.

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* ''{{Applegeeks}}'' ''Webcomic/AppleGeeks'' and its AG-lite.
9th Dec '14 9:11:15 PM Lexion
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* The authors of ''Webcomic/{{Hellp}}'' produce these on special occasions.
** They made a 5-page Easter special in which the characters engage in a silly egg hunt.
** The first anniversary was celebrated with a B-side comic which contains 8 pages done by 8 different artists and provides № 4 with some backstory.
30th Nov '14 2:28:58 PM Koveras
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* "PennyArcade" has a few B-Side comics: "Twisp and Catsby" and "The Cardboard Tube Samurai" evolved from strips in the main continuity to their own identity. There was a series of three ([[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/6/10/ link]]) treatments of B-Side comics with a poll to determine which gets developed more: "Lookouts", "Automata", and "[[Podcast/AcquisitionsIncorporated Jim Darkmagic]]". It was popular enough that both "Lookouts" and "Automata" got additional strips.

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* "PennyArcade" has a few B-Side comics: "Twisp and Catsby" and "The Cardboard Tube Samurai" evolved from strips in the main continuity to their own identity. There was a series of three ([[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/6/10/ link]]) treatments of B-Side comics with a poll to determine which gets developed more: "Lookouts", "Automata", and "[[Podcast/AcquisitionsIncorporated "[[WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated Jim Darkmagic]]". It was popular enough that both "Lookouts" and "Automata" got additional strips.
30th Nov '14 11:51:17 AM StFan
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* "PennyArcade" has a few B-Side comics: "Twisp and Catsby" and "The Cardboard Tube Samurai" evolved from strips in the main continuity to their own identity. There was a series of three ([[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/6/10/ link]]) treatments of B-Side comics with a poll to determine which gets developed more: "Lookouts", "Automata", and "[[WebOriginal/AcquisitionsIncorporated Jim Darkmagic]]". It was popular enough that both "Lookouts" and "Automata" got additional strips.

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* "PennyArcade" has a few B-Side comics: "Twisp and Catsby" and "The Cardboard Tube Samurai" evolved from strips in the main continuity to their own identity. There was a series of three ([[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/6/10/ link]]) treatments of B-Side comics with a poll to determine which gets developed more: "Lookouts", "Automata", and "[[WebOriginal/AcquisitionsIncorporated "[[Podcast/AcquisitionsIncorporated Jim Darkmagic]]". It was popular enough that both "Lookouts" and "Automata" got additional strips.
30th May '14 2:27:34 AM WillBGood
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There are other famous newspaper "toppers" out there in comic history, and YourObedientSerpent is going to wave his wand and invoke the WikiMagic to transmogrify this entry into a more detailed examination of them.

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There are other famous newspaper "toppers" out there in comic history, and YourObedientSerpent Tropers/YourObedientSerpent is going to wave his wand and invoke the WikiMagic to transmogrify this entry into a more detailed examination of them.
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