I was looking at some former CF'ers on my Deviantart account, recalling the days of old when I arrived here at ComicFury. My first subscriptions were "Tranpose Operator" (which still exists on its own) and "The Next Adventure", two brilliant and beautifully illustrated stories. I miss seeing them pop up on my sub list. However, I loved reading them and getting to know their creators,fabulous comicker ladies/art students (at the time).
So what were your first CF subs? Are they still around? What drew you to those particular comics?
I loved the storytelling and whimsical style of "The Next Adventure". It was somewhat of a modern-day steampunk mixed with the magical wonder of 80's classics (like Princess Bride and Labyrinth).
"Transpose Operator" exhibited a fascinating plot and amazing mood-setting/world building.
Both stories were written by women and featured female protagonists who were believable, strong yet vulnerable, and facing some pretty interesting dilemmas.
Funny you should ask that, but my first subscription would have to be Can of Beans on pretty much my first day. I stumbled across the site during my long, lonely shamble across the internet wasteland in search of a new hosting site, as the community/service I was leaving has become naught but cynicism and trolling. I decided to click on the first interesting comic I saw on the "Recently Updated" tab and POW, I ended up in Awesomeville, population: Dude Brosmith.
VERY quickly after that, however came The Adventures of JONAS!. Not gonna lie, I love this comic with a burning passion, not a small part because of how many similarities the artist's life and my own have taken, yet we're in entirely different place now. It's like getting to read about a strange alternate version of myself in another reality, and the artwork is pretty cool too.
Not that exciting as I've not been on here long, but I think it was For The Treasure (which is still going on). But I subbed to at least 10 comics that first week, that is just happened to be the first...at least I think it was the first, Wake the Sleepers, Seed and Remedy are probably the next three I added.
My first subscription was The Adventures Of Concrete Cat and it still hasn't updated since I subbed it in 2009. I haven't given up hope yet; I like to think that when I'm dead, someone will still be waiting for my next update 3 years later.
I think mine was Paranatural, which isn't here anymore :(
Zack has his own website now, I think that's really cool, it's like growing up or a next level.
He even gave up to the "all time popular" so someone else could take his place
I admire him for that.
Uhh... Tempus? I think it was Tempus. I'm not 100% sure. I don't have a whole lot of subscriptions because I'm the type of person who needs 25 hours in a day, but can't have that. But Tempus is excellent, it was one of the first comics I saw here and I marvel at the style a lot.
Actually, the first ComicFury I ever laid my eyes on was Seed back in its early stages (chapter 1-ish). I don't know if the creator remembers me anymore, but I critiqued her work back in the days of Gaia Online and gave a bunch of feedback. I'm really glad to see Seed improved so much since then!
Location:Ol' Lynchy, a couple feet above the ground.
It was the webcomics run by people in Werewolf games. (When I say that ComicFury Werewolf built who I am, I am not exaggerating.) I forget who came first. But among them?
The Other Grey Meat, Mitadake Saga, Too Strange For Words, Wake the Sleepers, Stranger than Fiction, and An American Nerd in Animated Tokyo.
Independent from them at the time (I was a fan of his long before he started playing), I also sub'd to Good Sir I Cannot Draw.
I can't really remember what made me read Matt's comic. Again, Matt wasn't playing Werewolf at the time. I was around when Matt was still fairly new, and while he had a sizable number of comics (I think it was in the 20-40 range that I sub'd. I know it was before 50), he was still pretty much unknown back then. But something drew me in, and whatever it was, I sub'd soon after I started reading it, and it was among my first.