Volume 0

Graphic Novel - 2009
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Randall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it's practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic's subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.

xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup").

The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600 comics. It was lovingly assembled from high-resolution original scans of the comics (the mouseover text is discreetly included), and features a lot of doodles, notes, and puzzles in the margins.

The book is published by Breadpig, which donates all of the publisher profits from this book to Room to Read for promoting literacy in the developing world.
Publisher: San Francisco : Breadpig, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780615314464
Characteristics: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), music ; 22 x 23 cm
Alternative Title: Xkcd (Online)


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KateHillier Sep 22, 2015

I will be the first to admit that I am definitely not smart enough to understand all of Randall Munroe's (a guy who used to work for NASA who now draws these awesome little stick figure comics) comics but it is fun to read. You can get these online for free but, like other webcomic collections, it's nice to see them in one little space. In this case there are also little problems throughout, which once again I am not smart enough to figure out but it's just cool. Also check out the page numbers.

If you've never heard of xkcd and you're into internet culture, math, science, and general geekery you need to check this out. Stick figures have never been so much fun.

Nov 15, 2014

While I enjoyed most of the humour and even LOL at some strips, there is an occasional undercurrent of adolescent meanness that is a bit off-putting. However, I still recommend the book and the on-line strip for the flashes of brilliance and bizarre insight.

May 12, 2014

Awesome to see a compilation of some of the strips from this now longstanding web-comic series. I LOVE how even serious topics from math, physics and computer science are used humorously with only stick ppl for the delivery of humor.

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