Once you're familiar with the personalities on Comixpedia's list, you can dive right into the work itself. Luckily, a just-as-helpful primer comes from the good folks at The Webcomics Examiner, which also has a few familiar names like Roger Langridge to ease the blow for late adopters like myself. I've only even heard of about 15 to 18 cartoonists on this list, and I've been studying.
I can't recommend the list as a statement on the art form until I make my way through the material, but I like the formatting here. That's not disrespect: I think I'd withhold judgment on aesthetic terms even if that meant having to learn to use the rock and crystal technology of the Sleestak first.