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Too Cool For School

Something that I miss (and don’t) about high school is yearbooks. My high school had the distinction of making the second largest yearbook that Jostens produced, the first being a Texas University. And so, I would have to carry around a 500 page yearbook for two weeks so that everyone could sign it, including the people who I would see the day after school let out to go to the local pool.

Now, you think that may be an aside. But it’s not! It is a segway into what I want to talk about.

Today, I have decided to branch into the strange realm of fancomics. I’m sure I’ll come back to this topic again soon, as I have other examples, but today! Today we’re going to look at 24 the Comic Strip, which has combined both fanaticism and high school nostalgia.

The two pages of the yearbook thus far have been centered around the season that just ended: Day Five. The first page are supporting characters, no one well loved, no cast members that have been around since season one. After all, you have to draw the readers in to keep the coming back. But each joke makes more sense if you’re a fan of the show.

Anyway, some people said that they wanted to see what we thought was cool. More philosophical discussion of fancomics later.

edit: I meant to post this last night at 11:30 pm EDT. I saved it and went to sleep. Please enjoy now.



I liked the mental image of her riding a segway from paragraph one to paragraph three though. It was like an animated cartoon in my head.

The important thing is, she didn’t fall off the Segway. Fleen has once again broken new and important ground.


I think I’ll blame Bill Gates for the that. Damn corporate spell check.

Is this about webcomics?

Or am I channelling Jon again?

Well, you can always use the new free Google wp one that they’re going to come out with– if it doesn’t erase what you typed occasionally.

[…] Kate Fancomics are interesting in the webcomic community; their creators cannot profit from the production of their creative wares, or else they are in violation of the intellectual property rights held by another person. Now, I don’t understand the ins and outs of this – but I do know one thing from many years of writing fanfiction. You must, must, disclaim any ownership of the characters, scenarios, or plots. […]

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