I can confirm this is happening again, same symptoms:
"Table './stripcreator/sc_user_meta' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed"
And no the comics won't have been lost (they're still in the forums so they're still there, one of the user tables has crashed which affects the banner above the comic).
Also: Biped it appears your avatar has gone kaput, I'm seeing a giant ad for Imageshack where it would normally be.
Dinosaurs had eggs bro, the chicken came way later.