A friend of mine send me the link to xkcd yesterday, “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language” by Randall Munroe. It reminded me of people who say (like me … hüstel) that they cannot draw. Reading a few of these webcomics convinced me that perfect drawing skills are possibly overrated if you are creative and you have an excellent sense of humor.
Sure, webcomics like Dilbert, Non-Sequitur, and PhD Comics are drawn by very good artists, but frankly, some of xkcd‘s comic strips work just as well.
Note: I do not wish to imply that Randall Munroe can’t draw. It takes skill to draw even simple comic strips. But “perfection” in the final comic strip is not needed.
Here are a few sample strips from xkcd (Randall Munroe’s site):
(Yes, I focused with the examples on the “romance” aspect of the site — I think almost anyone can relate to it. It’s funny because it’s true and hurts.)