As of today, this blog has been around for … 5 years?!?!?
Science fiction writer Eric Temple Bell once wrote, “Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us.” He also wrote, “Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.” Clearly if he had the ability to draw stick figures, he would’ve been Randall Munroe to xkcd by about a hundred years.
But enough about that! The Webcomic Overlook is truly the fool today, for at this time, on July 25, 2007, was the first time I pressed “Publish” on my WordPress button and sent forth the first post that would become The Webcomic Overlook. That would be … let me pull out the calculator here … carry the 1 … divide by pi …
The world of webcomics during that time has not really changed all that much. There are certainly more, but the basics are still the same. I think the art has definitely gotten better, now that folks more proficient in the illustrative arts have discovered the ease of online publishing. A general air of irreverence still rules the day, though, and the most successful webcomics still follow the template of the very first webcomic I every reviewed, Anthony “Nedroid” Clark’s 100 Bad Webcomics.
It’s been a long time, and yet I don’t think I’m anywhere close to stopping. I just love to write… and writing reviews, in particular. And I’m glad you all are still reading.