10/02/19 – Interim Week: Characters Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent There’s always SOMETHING I forget to do these days. 😉 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 10/01/19 – Interim Week: Plot 10/03/19 – Interim Week: Beginning 12 Comments Coyoty October 2, 2019 at 12:21 am 3 years ago Stick figures. It works for XKCD. Kaidah October 2, 2019 at 8:46 am 3 years ago And The Order of the Stick. It’s amazing how a well crafted narrative with enjoyable story and relatable characters can be so good with (what was originally) very basic visuals. Frith Ra October 2, 2019 at 12:22 am 3 years ago Often, when I was making a comic, since the writer lived 2 time zones away and really didn’t understand that not everybody is Sergio Aragones, I would get the next script on the Tuesday before the comic was released on Sunday. More often than I care to count, these were the ones that had new characters that I had to design and draw up, rarely knowing if this one was going to show up later, disappear entirely of suddenly become a pivotal character. Often the writer would make that determination based on the character I had created. Christopher Baldwin October 2, 2019 at 12:35 am 3 years ago @Frith_Ra, oh goodness, that sounds like a nightmare! War Pig October 2, 2019 at 1:38 am 3 years ago Coyoty: I was just notified that XKCD just had a big data reach. Names, passwords, etc. Thankfully, I had not visited it on over a year and the password was old and I never use it anymore. Chris: It doesn’t get better as you get older, believe me. Julia October 3, 2019 at 7:27 am 3 years ago Password for XKCD? Are you sure? I don’t even see a place to sign in. Julia Jude October 2, 2019 at 2:51 am 3 years ago “There’s always SOMETHING I forget to do these days.” (Emphasis on something in the sense of singular.) You could be like me, Christopher, and have SOME THINGS you forgot to do. At least, I have SOMETHING I didn’t forget to do, even if it was only to get out of bed and eat. 😀 P.S. I love the slightly insane expression on your face in panel 2 and the papers flung very your shoulder! KQY 61 October 2, 2019 at 9:15 am 3 years ago Well, if I were working with Nogg, I would forget things too! Thorfinn October 2, 2019 at 1:56 pm 3 years ago You know you’re in trouble when NOGG is the voice of reason Peter Rogan October 2, 2019 at 3:14 pm 3 years ago This is why I still run a role-playing game. Every month I must generate the setting, characters, hints of a plot, plus weather and news from the universe still moving around the player-characters. Themes and tensions are longer-term but still need to be maintained like a truck garden if they’re to produce anything. And sometimes the player-characters needed for the plot don’t show up. Keeps me fresh and on my toes. When I don’t feel dope-slapped, that is. Dennis M Myers October 2, 2019 at 4:55 pm 3 years ago You need a female kangaroo named Joon. You can do a Bikkie and Joon love story. Muzhik October 2, 2019 at 8:44 pm 3 years ago You know, looking at this script, I suddenly started to wonder if Nogg was an emotional self-portrait. Leave a Reply to Peter Rogan Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.