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Webcomic / Basic Instructions

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A cut-and-paste web-comic by Scott Meyer, which offers, well, basic instructions on modern living. And how to deal with moon invaders. Features cartoon/traced versions of Meyer, his wife, his friends and co-workers, random annoying strangers, moon invaders...

Falls somewhere between being a Slice of Life and Life Embellished comic. Strips appear frequently on Cracked. For a short time, Scott's best friend Rick had his own spinoff series, Asking the Wrong Guy, though lack of interest led to its cancellation.

In July 2015, after 10 years of comic creation, Scott announced his decision to conclude the comic, citing increasing difficulty in avoiding repetition as the primary reason, along with a desire to focus on writing full-length novels. The final strip was posted on August 24th, 2015 and the comic then began rerunning with creator commentary added. After the comic finished rerunning, Scott posted a new comic on March 30th, 2022 and announced on April 1st that he was resuming his comic.

Contains (mostly one-shot) examples of the following: