Webcomic / Scenes From A Multiverse
two of the strip’s many, many colourful characters
Scenes From A Multiverse
Thief: I think the pizza wants me to murder?
Bryn: I do not understand the appeal of pizza.
is a gag-per-day webcomic written and drawn by Jon Rosenberg (creator of Goats)
and updated every Monday-Wednesday-Friday. As the name would imply, it consists of random sketches taking place across a vast and varied (and seemingly infinite) collection of universes. Since the setting and the cast change every day, this comic technically has one of the largest and mind-bogglingly diverse casts of characters of any work. Although this means the work as a whole has no overarching plot, particularly popular locales and characters (most notably the “Dungeon Divers
”) get revisited and develop their own storylines.
Content can be as wildly distinct as the locations themselves, ranging from sociopolitical commentary (this one
reduces the United States Supreme Court nomination process to two kids fighting over a TV) to affectionate parodies
of movies/TV/video games the author likes to utter nonsense
, or the blood-soaked antics of Cornelius Snarlington
, Business Deer
’s website can be found here
, and you can read all comics from the beginning here
(Not to be confused with The Multiverse
- Audience Participation: There used to be a weekly poll allowing viewers to determine which dimension would get revisited.
- Author Appeal: The Star Trek-related comics that pop up once every so often.
- Author Avatar: Either Jon himself or some thinly-veiled version of him will pop up fairly frequently, either to put himself into a Star Trek parody or make a pseudo-philosophical statement.
- Author Tract: Internet trolls, fundamentalists and Donald Trump all end up on the receiving end of Rosenberg’s pen, but it’s usually done so cleverly you won’t mind. After all, Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
- Bunnies for Cuteness: The whole point of the Bunnies Planet in the Zones of Adorable.
- Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp" / Expospeak Gag: Crops up multiple times, especially here
- Confusing Multiple Negatives: The punchline of this comic.
- Dungeon-Based Economy: Implied in the flashback where Eddie recruits the other Dungeon Divers.
- Dungeon Crawling: The basis of the immensely popular Dungeon Divers storyline, SFAM’s longest ongoing plot to date.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Both Cornelius and his arch rival Horace apply.
- Girlfriend in Canada: All but invoked in this comic by an Expy of Harry Kim.
- Insult to Rocks: Used here in reference to (who else) Donald Trump.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: An interesting example, in that most of the characters don’t even have names and only make a single appearance. But that aside, there’s still the Dungeons Divers (Eddie, Thief, Bront, Bryn), Sciencemaster Adler, Cornelius Snarlington, Horace Greenstein, Original God, Corn God, the Corn Pope, Duck Thompson, Good Hitler, Sam Greeley…
- The Multiverse: Obviously.
- Parody Religion: All hail the Corn God!
- The Sociopath: Cornelius Snarlington in spades.
- Teeny Weenie: Implied here, provided you actually know what the Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction is.
- War for Fun and Profit: Discussed anviliciously here