[UPDATE: Check the latest Comic Riffs blogpost Friday at 9 a.m. (ET) as we discuss the major burning questions that arose from readers during this Best Webcomic poll.]
Your nominations are in, and what we have on our hands is a catch-22. That's because no matter which way we slice this list, we're still stuck with a whopping 22 webcomics that are vying mightily to be crowned Best Webcomic of the Past Decade.
So now, 'Riffs readers, it's time to do some serious slicing.
Last week, Comic Riffs put out the call by asking: What are your favorite webcomics of the past 10 years? Readers soon responded strongly and passionately (via comments and Facebook and Twitter), nominating hundreds of titles. (For the uninitiated and even for the true fan, it made for a healthy wealth of recommended reading.)
Many of the comics that made the cut were deadlocked -- and among some of the worthy titles that just missed the cut were: "Anders Loves Maria"; "Cat and Girl"; "Goats"; "GPF"; "Templar, Arizona"; and "Wondermark" (that excellent exercise in "illustrated jocularity" that had ties to the print world, too, appearing until a coupla years ago in The Onion.).
Now, we've got the Big Ballot -- and it's time to vote for your faves as we all narrow this down to a handful of finalists. Balloting will close midnight Wednesday. (And if not all these strips fit your definition of a "webcomic," feel free to sound off on that interminable kerfuffle, too -- some obviously have seen the light of print at times.)
So support your favorite webcomic below: It's fast, it's free -- and it helps drive more eyes to some of the best cartoonists working today.
RECOMMENDED VIEWING: As long as we're talking online humor, we also recommend THIS VIDEO, which proves that long before Steve Jobs announced the iPad, the ol' sketch-comedy show "MADtv" beat Jobs to the punch-line with its parody commercial.
[Here are direct links to the 22 webcomics:
"Devil's Panties" ; "Devin Crane" ; "Eric Monster Millikin" ; "Girl Genius" ; "Girls With Slingshots" ; "Hark! A Vagrant" ; "Jesus and Mo" ; "Kevin and Kell" ; "Least I Could Do" ; "Navy Bean" ; "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria" ; "Order of the Stick" ; "Penny Arcade" ; "Perry Bible Fellowship" ; "Pibgorn" ; "PvP" ; "Questionable Content" ; "Red String" ; "Schlock Mercenary" ; "Sinfest" ; "UserFriendly.Org" ; "xkcd."]
(Note: Just because Comic Riffs is conducting this unscientific and nonbinding poll does not mean we or The Post automatically endorse or share the views of any of these webcomics. Consider this our official disclaimer, O barristers and the readily offended.)