Q. I don’t understand most of your comics??
A. That’s not a question, but thanks for playing.
Q. Your comics are not very funny.
Q. How long will you keep making the comics?
A. Until I get bored, rich, sued or abducted by aliens.
Q. Why don’t the computers have faces?
A. Does your computer have a face?
Q. Will the characters ever have faces?
Q. Do the characters have names? How many are there?
A. Lots. There are actually 18 characters, each complete with a bio and a back-story, but only a couple have been published so far:
- Dale – The Small Business Server (First shown in #001)
- Darwin – The cell phone (001)
- Mack – Dale’s best friend (002)
- Mallory – Laptop (006)
- Mitchell – Old school desktop PC (006)
Q. When do the comics come out?
A. Each Wednesday.
Q. Why are your comics numbered with 3 digits?
A. Because Windows Explorer sorts 001-100 properly but not 1-100 in file names. So I named them like that. Plus, 007 is much cooler than 7.
Q. What do you use to make the comics?
A. Microsoft Office Visio Premium 2010. Under construction it looks like this:
Q. Why don’t you draw the comics by hand?
A. For several reasons:
- I’m lazy.
- This is a hobby, not a day job.
- Visio is fun.
- When I draw with MS Paintbrush they tend to look like this…
…which usually frightens little children.
- But mostly, I’m lazy.
Thanks for the great questions, and thanks for checking out the blog.
For a while, I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a geeky comic strip. I finally decided to take the notes I’ve been gathering and put them to use.
Below is the first one that I mocked up over the weekend. I’ve used Visio 2010 as the drawing tool, which is a breeze. I can’t promise the comic will be funny, but anyone who knows me personally doesn’t need that disclaimer. Enjoy!