Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Sticky Cartoon Violence

Having arrived home at around 8:30pm, and feeling warm and grateful after receiving some beautiful fragrant lillies from my Fish, we indulged over scampi and chips by watching a recording of when the maker of our favourite webcomic XKCD Randall Munroe went to Mountain View to speak to the Google crew.

It is both expressly complex and scientific, yet simultaneously logic-defyingly minimalist, beautiful and emotive. Tackling the balance between love and cleverness, affection and computer programming, dinosaurs and squirrels, it is a gentle nudge to go out and explore the fascinating questions of life with impunity.

Some favourites:

It seems to belong to the same school as Pixar of celebrating the power of the medium whilst championing the message. And we were not too surprised to find out the maker's first foray into comics was reading Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes, which touched us so much we included one of our favourites (the third panel from the end) in our wedding.

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