Friday, February 27, 2009

25 Random Things About Webcomics

Hardly anyone has been spared the touch of the "25 Random Things" meme, in which our Facebook and LiveJournal friends tell us 25 generic, self-promoting, or utterly depressing things about themselves and then tap us to do the same. Even if you've escaped the inevitable "tagging," which has spread across the Internet with the ruthless efficiency of a zombie plague, you've probably read about the phenomenon in Slate, Salon, or any number of culture-parsing publications.

So it was only a matter of time before the webcomics folks got involved. Fortunately, they seem to know that "25 Random Things" is a far more interesting exercise if none of the things you write are true.

Behold, today's Wondermark:

After being tagged a staggering 22 times for the meme, CalamityJon at ComixTalk relents in comic form, starting out with the true but boring:

And then quickly opts for more colorful entries like "I am proof against vampires" and "I am indicated in decreasing mile markers."

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