have read El Goonish Shive
since February 2010, but gradually stopped reading on a regular basis. When I realized this, I also found out that it would be a good idea to go on a controlled Archive Binge
and reread the entire series, if only just so I could liveblog about it. Keep in mind that this is coming from a longtime EGS Bunny. Like it or not, I'm a fan
of this comic (hopefully not to a fault
), and while I will definitely comment on what I dislike about a particular strip, I'm not going to be excessively negative and say I hate every strip because of some error. For that
, you can see my blog's unofficial Evil Counterpart
, The Great Nitpicky Blog of El Goonish Shive
Oh, and as of September 17, 2011, I will try to add a new installment every Saturday. The occasional schedule slip
is inevitable, but for the most part I'll hopefully be able to update on a regular basis.
- First Comic (1/21/02): There is absolutely nothing in this strip to suggest that the comic is more than newspaper comic jokes and talking heads, but at least Mr. Shive had the good sense to lampshade it, and remind us that it gets better. Incidentially, this would make a funny movie teaser:
Conclusive Summary of "Introduction"
"Hello, I'm Elliot. This thing to my left is named Tedd. As you are probably aware, this is our first movie trailer, and as you know, movie trailers always spoil
: I would seriously not recommend that anybody who would "judge a book by its cover", as it were, to begin reading this comic from the introduction.