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25th Nov '15 2:17:47 PM HeraldAlberich
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* [[Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic David Morgan-Mar]] usually uses the Rant to either explain things in the comic that not everybody would get (often by linking to TVTropes - yes, [[@/DMMaus he]] ''is'' OneOfUs), make additional jokes or go into detail on the making of the comic.

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* [[Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic David Morgan-Mar]] usually uses the Rant to either explain things in the comic that not everybody would get (often by linking to TVTropes - yes, TVTropes--yes, [[@/DMMaus he]] ''is'' OneOfUs), make additional jokes or go into detail on the making of the comic.



* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'''s rants vary from music reviews to (more often than not of late) the words "comic comic comic."
** A comic(al) comic about comics?
** Or, increasingly, "Comic will be up after [insert ungodly hour] A.M. because [insert excuse here]."
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has started using rants to elaborate on the current comic, including "behind the scenes" info and hints at future storylines. There are also frequently links to any relevant past comics, whether it's to show that a particular plot point was foreshadowed, remind the audience of a character who hasn't been seen in a while, or remind the audience the context of what's happening in the comic.

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'''s rants vary from music reviews to (more often than not of late) the words "comic comic comic."
** A comic(al) comic about comics?
**
" Or, increasingly, "Comic will be up after [insert ungodly hour] A.M. because [insert excuse here]."
" As Jeph Jacques turns increasingly to Website/{{Twitter}} and Website/{{Tumblr}} to interact with fans, the rant is often left blank.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has started using uses rants to elaborate on the current comic, including "behind the scenes" info and hints at future storylines. There are also frequently links to any relevant past comics, whether it's to show that a particular plot point was foreshadowed, remind the audience of a character who hasn't been seen in a while, or remind the audience the context of what's happening in the comic.
21st Oct '15 9:54:29 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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** ''Webcomic/TheTrenches'', a collaboration between ''Penny Arcade'' and ''Webcomic/{{PvP}}'''s creators that features a group of game testers, instead features real-life stories submitted by testers and other people in the game industry in its Rant space.

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** * ''Webcomic/TheTrenches'', a collaboration between ''Penny Arcade'' and ''Webcomic/{{PvP}}'''s creators that features a group of game testers, instead features real-life stories submitted by testers and other people in the game industry in its Rant space.



** A recent upgrade to the website means that the comments in both categories are directly below the comic on it's website, although purely toy-related ones are not necessarily attached to specific comics.



* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has started using rants to elaborate on the current comic, including "behind the scenes" info and hints at future storylines.
** Shive also has started providing links to previous comics whenever he references past events, making it very easy for the reader to go back and refresh their memory.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has started using rants to elaborate on the current comic, including "behind the scenes" info and hints at future storylines.
** Shive
storylines. There are also has started providing frequently links to previous comics whenever he references any relevant past events, making it very easy for comics, whether it's to show that a particular plot point was foreshadowed, remind the reader to go back and refresh their memory.audience of a character who hasn't been seen in a while, or remind the audience the context of what's happening in the comic.
5th Apr '15 6:42:14 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' usually has sarcastic little comments and/or author commentary below each page. When they're not there, you know that things are serious.
5th Apr '15 6:38:55 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'''s rant occasionally drops in some very handy plot background, but is mostly brief comments ''to'' the characters, as well as amusing but gentle [[DeadpanSnarker swipes]] at FanDumb. ("This page is a flashback. It is showing an event in the past.") During one particularly weird and twisty-turny plotline, the "tommentary"[[note]]FanNickname for the author's rants[[/note]] simply read "buzzz", adding more z's with consecutive strips. When the insanity of the plotline climaxed, the post read "bu-".

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'''s rant occasionally drops in some very handy plot background, but is mostly brief comments ''to'' the characters, as well as amusing but gentle [[DeadpanSnarker swipes]] at FanDumb. ("This page is a flashback. It is showing an event in the past.") During one particularly weird and twisty-turny plotline, the "tommentary"[[note]]FanNickname for the author's rants[[/note]] simply read "buzzz", adding more z's with consecutive strips. When the insanity of the plotline climaxed, the post read "bu-". If the rant is ''absent'', it's usually because something utterly heartbreaking is happening. (The first time this happened, it caused enough comment that he wrote "The comments will return when the comic stops being about dead people.")
15th Mar '15 11:46:44 PM jormis29
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* ''JesusAndMo'' is usually rant-free, but now and again has a link to a relevant news story. Occasionally this is phrased as a tongue-in-cheek "thanks" to a "guest scriptwriter", such as [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2009/09/24/texts/ Tariq Ramadan]] or [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2009/10/23/homo/ Karen Armstrong]].

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* ''JesusAndMo'' ''Webcomic/JesusAndMo'' is usually rant-free, but now and again has a link to a relevant news story. Occasionally this is phrased as a tongue-in-cheek "thanks" to a "guest scriptwriter", such as [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2009/09/24/texts/ Tariq Ramadan]] or [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2009/10/23/homo/ Karen Armstrong]].
8th Mar '15 6:36:05 AM TheUnsquished
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In [[PennyArcade some comics]], it's taken as given that you'll read the rant, with the strip itself being [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/04/07 an utterly incomprehensible non sequitur]] otherwise. Almost all strips of such a comic will have some explanation or extra detail in the rant, making it important as a frame for the strip. [[{{Megatokyo}} Others]] rarely update their rant, and only post philosophical musings and important announcements at irregular intervals.

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In [[PennyArcade [[Webcomic/PennyArcade some comics]], it's taken as given that you'll read the rant, with the strip itself being [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/04/07 an utterly incomprehensible non sequitur]] otherwise. Almost all strips of such a comic will have some explanation or extra detail in the rant, making it important as a frame for the strip. [[{{Megatokyo}} [[Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}} Others]] rarely update their rant, and only post philosophical musings and important announcements at irregular intervals.
24th Feb '15 1:49:23 PM TheUnsquished
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* Randall Millholland of ''{{Something Positive}}'' regularly leaves a sentence or two tag line at the bottom of his comics - sometimes they'll relate to the joke at hand, sometimes they have absolutely nothing to do with S*P and are just Randy's random thoughts. If he ever has a rant to dish out about something, or something he wants to inform his readers about, he'll usually post it just beneath the comic, if not make it a part of the comic itself.

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* Randall Millholland of ''{{Something Positive}}'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' regularly leaves a sentence or two tag line at the bottom of his comics - sometimes they'll relate to the joke at hand, sometimes they have absolutely nothing to do with S*P and are just Randy's random thoughts. If he ever has a rant to dish out about something, or something he wants to inform his readers about, he'll usually post it just beneath the comic, if not make it a part of the comic itself.



* [[IrregularWebcomic David Morgan-Mar]] usually uses the Rant to either explain things in the comic that not everybody would get (often by linking to TVTropes - yes, [[@/DMMaus he]] ''is'' OneOfUs), make additional jokes or go into detail on the making of the comic.
** On a related site, the comic [[{{Mezzacotta}} Comments on a Postcard]] consists solely of broken images and fictional news posts (or, depending on which About story you read, the associated annotations of a comic whose image files have been lost for one reason or another).

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* [[IrregularWebcomic [[Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic David Morgan-Mar]] usually uses the Rant to either explain things in the comic that not everybody would get (often by linking to TVTropes - yes, [[@/DMMaus he]] ''is'' OneOfUs), make additional jokes or go into detail on the making of the comic.
** On a related site, the comic [[{{Mezzacotta}} [[Webcomic/{{Mezzacotta}} Comments on a Postcard]] consists solely of broken images and fictional news posts (or, depending on which About story you read, the associated annotations of a comic whose image files have been lost for one reason or another).



** Since then, the comic has ended, which put even more focus on {{The Rant}}, because now we get reruns of previous comics, where the only difference is that DMM added another bit to {{The Rant}}, often explaining concepts not originally explained, or talking about the process of creating the comic. Except on Sundays, where we get a new "comic" that's just a single picture, wheere the main feature is a long rant about a specific topic (often science-related).
* ''TerrorIsland'' used these for various purposes ranging from the WordOfGod to random links the writers want to show you.
* The rants at ''{{Sinfest}}'' ("Notes from The Resistance") are a series of totally inane, random musings that make no sense both in and out of the comic, which makes them great. Although originally a new one appeared rather often, it may now take many months for a new one to appear.

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** Since then, the comic has ended, which put even more focus on {{The Rant}}, because now we get reruns of previous comics, where the only difference is that DMM added another bit to {{The Rant}}, often explaining concepts not originally explained, or talking about the process of creating the comic. Except on Sundays, where we get a new "comic" that's just a single picture, wheere where the main feature is a long rant about a specific topic (often science-related).
* ''TerrorIsland'' ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'' used these for various purposes ranging from the WordOfGod to random links the writers want to show you.
* The rants at ''{{Sinfest}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' ("Notes from The Resistance") are a series of totally inane, random musings that make no sense both in and out of the comic, which makes them great. Although originally a new one appeared rather often, it may now take many months for a new one to appear.



* The rant is one of the main reasons to read ''PolkOut''. It's also frequently used to figure out what's going on.
* [[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com Jayden and Crusader]]'s artist frequently writes a very substantial rant on his own comics, some reaching 1000 or more words. That said, he is also apparently quite happy to leave it at only 4 or 5 words

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* The rant is one of the main reasons to read ''PolkOut''.''Webcomic/PolkOut''. It's also frequently used to figure out what's going on.
* [[http://www.''[[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com Jayden and Crusader]]'s Crusader]]'''s artist frequently writes a very substantial rant on his own comics, some reaching 1000 or more words. That said, he is also apparently quite happy to leave it at only 4 or 5 words



* ''FaultyLogic'' uses its rant-box as a forum for its two {{Author Avatar}}s to bounce off of each other, which often provides some of the strip's funniest content. Over the course of the strip's history, Jalyss has used it to rant about half a dozen times.

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* ''FaultyLogic'' ''Webcomic/FaultyLogic'' uses its rant-box as a forum for its two {{Author Avatar}}s to bounce off of each other, which often provides some of the strip's funniest content. Over the course of the strip's history, Jalyss has used it to rant about half a dozen times.



* The news posts for ''{{Concerned}}'', in addition to news and rants, gave insights into how the Machinima comic was made.
* Gibson Twist's commentaries from PicturesOfYou proves to sometimes be equally as entertaining as the comic itself.

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* The news posts for ''{{Concerned}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'', in addition to news and rants, gave insights into how the Machinima comic was made.
* Gibson Twist's commentaries from PicturesOfYou ''Webcomic/PicturesOfYou'' proves to sometimes be equally as entertaining as the comic itself.



* Brian Carroll of ''InstantClassic'' is a filmmaker and thus the majority of his rants end up being miniature articles on film and movies.
* The news section is occasionally used to tell extra anecdotal stories on ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse''.
* Jukashi, author of ''KeychainOfCreation'', posts a commentary about his webcomic with each update, frequently used to explain ''{{Exalted}}'' rules that readers who don't also play the tabletop RPG might not understand. He's also very active on the comic's official forums.
* ''HappleTea'' strips are always accompanied by commentary from the author, which provide extra jokes and give the readers some insight on mythology.
* Tim Krieder's [[http://www.thepaincomics.com/ The Pain -- When Will It End?]] does this regularly, in the form of an "Artist's Statement". One particularly memorable example was the cartoon he drew about RonaldReagan's [[http://www.thepaincomics.com/weekly040609a.htm death]].

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* Brian Carroll of ''InstantClassic'' ''Webcomic/InstantClassic'' is a filmmaker and thus the majority of his rants end up being miniature articles on film and movies.
* The news section is occasionally used to tell extra anecdotal stories on ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse''.
''Webcomic/TheLifeOfNobTMouse''.
* Jukashi, author of ''KeychainOfCreation'', ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'', posts a commentary about his webcomic with each update, frequently used to explain ''{{Exalted}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Exalted}}'' rules that readers who don't also play the tabletop RPG might not understand. He's also very active on the comic's official forums.
* ''HappleTea'' ''Webcomic/HappleTea'' strips are always accompanied by commentary from the author, which provide extra jokes and give the readers some insight on mythology.
* Tim Krieder's [[http://www.''[[http://www.thepaincomics.com/ The Pain -- When Will It End?]] End?]]'' does this regularly, in the form of an "Artist's Statement". One particularly memorable example was the cartoon he drew about RonaldReagan's UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's [[http://www.thepaincomics.com/weekly040609a.htm death]].
4th Jan '15 6:45:30 PM PaladinPhoenix
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* Tycho's newsposts are such an integral part of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' that they're on [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/ the main page]] instead of the comic.

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* Tycho's newsposts are such an integral part of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' that they're on [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/ the main page]] instead of the comic. He has pointed out that he only started writing the posts when the page they built originally had a lot of blank space. To hear him tell it, he would have been happy with a picture of a lobster instead.
1st Oct '14 11:50:31 AM RobinW
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** Since then, the comic has ended, which put even more focus on {{The Rant}}, because now we get reruns of previous comics, where the only difference is that DMM added another bit to {{The Rant}}, often explaining concepts not originally explained, or talking about the process of creating the comic. Except on Sundays, where we get a new "comic" that's just a single picture, wheere the main feature is a long rant about a specific topic (often science-related).
29th Jun '14 6:50:11 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ''Webcomic/TheDailyDerp'' typically features one-liner comments from Derpy or, rarely, other characters or the author. Early on, these were always marked as "Derpy Tips", even if they weren't always actual advice.

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* ''Webcomic/TheDailyDerp'' typically features one-liner comments from Derpy or, rarely, other characters or the author. Early on, these were always marked as "Derpy Tips", even if they weren't always actual advice. advice.
* ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'' includes one with each strip, usually just to give additional info, or state what the author was thinking at certain points.
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