Monday, August 5, 2013

[Reblog] "Time" (xkcd)

Original post: Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Backstory of His Epic 3,099-Panel Comic, Wired.

I'm endlessly fascinated by the new possibilities that the Internet opens in storytelling. The coherent crowd-sourced mythology of SCP. The memetic hypertextuality of Homestuck.

Still from Time, xkcd. Retrieved from Wired.

I wasn't really following Randall Munroe's Time, but the nature in which the story was told is fascinating in much the same way. Its 'serial' nature invites, maybe even necessitates, frame-by-frame analysis.

And of course, on top of that, there's the attention to detail and stylistic elegance of Munroe's best xkcd work.