A quick recommendation

Perhaps you already know about XKCD, Randall Munroe’s wonderful “webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language”. If not, check it out here. If you visit the site, try the random button a few times. It’ll give you a good sense of what this guy can do. (You can also follow him on Twitter, which brings his thrice-a-week webcomic right to your Twitter-feed.)

I have my all-time favorites (this one, from 2007, followed by this one, from 2010). But the other day, via a worm-hole on Twitter, I found that one of his comics was actually a series of images that changed regularly over the course of several weeks in 2013 (from 25 March to 28 July) until all 3102 (!) images had appeared. It’s called “XKCD 1190 – Time”, and you can find the first image here.

And then, go here for the full 3102-page story (it took me about 40 minutes to “read” it manually, but you can flip through the images at whatever speed works for you via the PLAY function).

Finally, why you should bother: Story-telling is as old as human kind, and Munroe offers a story that pulls together the future and prehistory. There’s adventure, danger, suspense, mystery, even a hedgehog. It’s sweet, beautiful, funny, with moments that surprise with how they reveal what it’s like to be human. And it won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.

I’ll end with a screen shot of one of Munroe’s gorgeous images:

I Xed out the frame number, to prevent spoilers.

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.
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5 Responses to A quick recommendation

  1. Calmgrove says:

    I’ll have a proper look at these this weekend, Lizzie, thanks. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lory says:

    The Time story was fun!

    Liked by 1 person

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