Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Penny Arcade

These guys are great. Theoretically it's a comic about video games. But you don't have to know anything about video games to get the jokes. Take today's comic for example. Hilarious. Not only that, but Tycho has an engaging writing style on their blog, so much so that you don't have to care what he's talking about. These guys are really geniuses. It's no wonder they don't have to work for a living anymore. They just churn out three comic strips a week (even the "mainstream" comic artists have to do 7) and hire other people to run everything else.


  1. I've always thought of PA as more of a "blog with funny drawings" than a comic.

    I would have to argue with your statement that you don't have to know anything about video games to get the jokes. On many of their comics you DO have to know at least a little about video games to enjoy it. I mean, I love video games, probably unhealthily so, and sometimes I even have to read their blog to get the joke.

    But comics like this one, for example, are great even if you don't know a thing about the game they are talking about.

    And if you ARE a gamer and haven't heard of this comic by now, I don't know where you've been for the past 5 years or so, but go read it. All of it. Start at the first comic, and read them all until the last one. Do it at work. It'll take like 5 hours, which is awesome, because you'll get paid for it!

  2. Sorry, I mean 8 years, not 5. The first comic on their site is dated 1998. My mistake.

  3. I didn't remember that one. But the comic 2 entries prior is a good one too.

  4. You've gotta love Penny Arcade really. It's excellent stuff.