Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Pointillism in Comic Form

(Image from Pixel. Click on the picture to see it within the context of the website.)

Pixel is one of those great comics where a concept which seems like it would limit the author's ability actually serves as a big creative springboard. Really this comic is just about a bunch of dots, but the writing is so good you don't care.

Today's comic uses one of my favorite kinds of humor: the paradox, where a series of events builds to a conclusion that couldn't possibly be right. The idea that a civilization would write something in a language that doesn't exist yet is impossible. The fact that they would point this out in what they've written is outright ridiculous. It's like that old joke.

"Do you speak any English at all?"

"..No."

Top 5.

2 Comments:

Blogger tedzsee said...

The best part about it is the length he went to to make it accurate. He actually encoded that wall in ASCII text. Nuts.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Chris Dlugosz said...

i thank you for the kind words about my comic

4:59 PM  

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