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Webcomic / Good Sir, I Cannot Draw

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"It's a comic, called Good Sir, I Cannot Draw."

Good Sir, I Cannot Draw is a Stick-Figure Comic hosted on ComicFury, run by MatthewJA. It is a gag-a-day, and is currently one of ComicFury's all-time popular webcomics, to the surprise of pretty much everyone. It is quite self-explanatory; MatthewJA cannot draw very well, but manages to still entertain his audiences with his jokes.


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  • Abandoned Info Page: The old 'about' page specifically said that it would never be updated, before ironically being updated and this line being removed.
  • Alt Text: Every comic makes use of alt text to convey additional jokes or to supplement the comic.
    • If you don't think a comic is funny, look at the author comments to explain things. If it's still not funny, look at the alt-text. You'll have a 90% chance of laughing due to at least one of them.
  • Art Evolution: The later drawings are radically different to early ones.
  • Author Guest Spot: On occasion, the author makes comments from within the comic which break the fourth wall.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Done on comic # 2, via the Author guest-appearing.
  • Cut-and-Paste Comic: Here.
    • Ironically, the panels in the cut and paste comic...were not copy and pasted.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The comic is titled Good Sir, I Cannot Draw, coming as a great shock to criticisers by reducing their possible ammo.
  • Failed a Spot Check
  • Fun with Acronyms: The author frequently uses the term 'GSICD' to abbreviate the comic.
    • Many readers have used it in other ways. "Good Sir, I Cannot Die", for example.
  • Guest Strip: The comic has a large number of guest strips from a large number of other webcomic authors.
    • One of the things which makes the comic so popular is that Matthew JA also does guest comics for others.
  • Homage: A number of times, but notably here.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Many comics have a large number of puns, and <s>often</s> almost always, a 'pun-hurricane' will break out in the comments.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Here.
    • The mentioned Hurricanes started as just a few jokes, before it became practically mandatory.
  • In-Joke: The very first comic doesn't make a lot of sense if you're not from Australia.
  • Just for Pun: Some of the comics' titles, frequently why the people tell their puns in the comments.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Here.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Here.
    • In general, the stick figures are often well aware that they are stick figures, and pretty much every stick figure anatomy problem has been dealt with, and then some!
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  • Meaningful Name: The comic is titled Good Sir, I Cannot Draw, and the author cannot draw.
  • Recycled In Space: Some of the jokes strongly resemble each other, for example, comic three's user comment jokes are nearly identical to the ones in comic 65.
  • Shout-Out
  • Stick-Figure Comic: The comic was once noted to be "as close to being a stickfigure comic as a stickfigure comic can get".
  • Strip Archive: It is quite the readthrough.
  • Strip Buffer: The comic author frequently mentions uploading comics up to a month in advance.
  • Painting the Medium: Here, here and a large number of other places.
  • The Rant: Every comic has an "author notes" section at the bottom where the author makes comments about the particular comic and the webcomic in general.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Comic eight, the observer is quite dumbfounded.


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