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xkcd began in September 2005, when Munroe decided to scan his doodles and put them on his personal website. According to Munroe, the comic's name has no particular significance and is simply a four-letter word without a phonetic pronunciation, something he describes as "a treasured and carefully guarded point in the space of four-character strings." In January 2006, the comic was split off into its own website, created in collaboration with Derek Radtke.[11]




Xkcd Volume 0 Pdf 15



While there is no specific storyline to the webcomic, there are some recurring themes and characters.[19] Recurring themes of xkcd include "technology, science, mathematics and relationships."[2] xkcd frequently features jokes related to popular culture, such as Guitar Hero, Facebook, Vanilla Ice, Linux, and Wikipedia.


There are many strips opening with the words "My Hobby:", usually depicting the nondescript narrator character describing some type of humorous or quirky behavior. However, not all strips are intended to be humorous.[19] Romance and relationships are frequent themes, and other xkcd strips consist of complex depictions of landscapes.[19] Many xkcd strips refer to Munroe's "obsession" with potential Velociraptor attacks.[20]


xkcd has been recognized at various award ceremonies. In the 2008 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards, the webcomic was nominated for "Outstanding Use of the Medium", "Outstanding Short Form Comic", and "Outstanding Comedic Comic", and it won "Outstanding Single Panel Comic".[48] xkcd was voted "Best Comic Strip" by readers in the 2007 and 2008 Weblog Awards.[49][50] The webcomic was nominated for a 2009 NewNowNext Award in the category "OMFG Internet Award".[51][52]


In October 2012, xkcd: volume 0 was included in the Humble Bundle eBook Bundle. It was available for download only to those who donated higher than the average donated for the other eBooks. The book was released DRM-free, in two different-quality PDF files.[59]


Randall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it's practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic's subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.


The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer....


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