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10 Years of Violence, Cursing, and Video Games

November 20, 2008

One of my favorite web comics since I first started reading web comics just turned 10 years old this week. It’s weird to think that I’ve been following this comic for at least seven of those. 

I don’t know what it is about being a fan but watching something like this is like watching a nephew or niece grow up. You can never be as proud of it as the creators but there’s something to be said for following something for that long. 

Lets take a look at some of the successes of this web comic and its creators:

– Created one of the largest gaming conventions in the United States (I think the largest since E3 became so bad)

– Created global charity organization that helps children’s hospitals

– Sold four anthologies of their comic so far plus whatever other merchandise they have

– Possibly the largest readership of any web comic out there

Of course, I’m talking about Penny Arcade and their convention PAX, the charity Child’s Play, and their books with commentary that only in the last three or four years became possible due to legal problems. 

It’s exciting and to realize that they’re still going strong is amazing. Not many web comics can hold that distinction. 

So, even if they don’t see this, as fan I wanted to I extend a warm Happy Anniversary to Gabriel and Tycho. Thanks guys, hope the next ten are just as successful and the comic just as fun.



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