FtB at three

Hey folks – how about that, it’s three years since this comic went live on the ol’ innernets. Big thanks to you all for reading, commenting, emailing, correcting spelling mistakes etc. Feedback is great – keep it comin’!  Thanks also for your patience over the last while, I know the site’s been updating on average every other week in 2011, but I still love making these comics and there’s always something new in the works, even if it’s not hitting the site as regularly.

Remember you can always subscribe to the RSS feed, ‘like’ the Faraday Facebook page or follow on Twitter and never miss an update :) .

In time honoured tradition here’s a little rundown of the five most popular comics on the site from the past year!

5. Hip to be Square

Hipsters eh? Braces, pomade and pencil moustaches, loved and loathed in equal measure.  More power to ‘em says I.


4. A Remarkable Sunset

The most recent entry in the list.   Another one of those strips that I was unsure about right up to posting that ended up being way more popular than I imagined.  Must be the keytar.

3. Cat’s Outta the Bag

Cats! The innernet loves cats, so this one did well depsite being more text than drawing.

2. Mr. Elf’s Bad Day

Glad to see this one doing so well, as it’s one of my own favourites.  Nice and simple, it still contains some of my favourite panels I’ve drawn.  Poor old Mr. Elf, he just can’t get a break.


1. Bongo Bongo Bongo

A surprise entry at number one – an old strip about the video game ‘Fallout’, which is a post-apocalyptic RPG.  This one was rediscovered by Reddit around the time of the release of Fallout: New Vegas’ and has been linked around the place ever since.  I am particularly proud of the last V.A.T.S panel, and still hear the sound effect every time I look at it :D

Conclusions: The key to webcomics success seems to be pop-culture references, video games and cats.  Who knew!  Expect nothing but this, relentlessly and forever more (not really).

Thanks for clickin’.

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^ 6 Comments...

  1. Brad

    Congrats, Alan! Keep ‘em coming!

  2. Alotron

    Cheers Bradzilla! I’ll keep drawing these things until my hand is a gnarled, twisted wreck of arthiritic flesh and knuckle that can barely hold a pencil (next week).

  3. aoife

    well done! here’s to the next thirty-three years! excellent to look back over the top 5, they’re seriously class!

  4. Rocky

    The remarkable sunset is my favorite. The best part of it is Faraday’s stunned expression.

  5. Alotron

    Cheers Rocky, gotta say that’s my favourite thing about that strip too.

    (:| )

  6. Gloria J. Hughes

    The remarkable sunset is also my favorite! Congratulations anyway for the comics :) . All i can say is they’re seriously class!

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