I can’t draw — who cares?

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):

(c) Randall Munroe, visit his website at xkcd.com


(c) Randall Munroe, visit his website at xkcd.com


(c) Randall Munroe, visit his website at xkcd.com


(c) Randall Munroe, visit his website at xkcd.com


(c) Randall Munroe, visit his website at xkcd.com


(c) Randall Munroe, visit his website at xkcd.com


(c) Randall Munroe, visit his website at xkcd.com

(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.)

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