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First xkcd book now available online

Xkcd, a successful, quirky, nerd, geek, math webcomic is now available in book form beginning this week. The collection is entitled, “xkcd: volume 0,” and features the first 600 xkcd comics and includes “lot of doodles, notes, and puzzles in the margins.” It’s only available for purchase online and a portion of the profits go toward building a school in Laos through the charity Room to Read.

Xkcd is the brain-child of Randall Munroe who started the comic in 2005 while a contractor for NASA. Within the next two years, the strip’s popularity (and online merchandise) grew to the point where Randall was able to quit his job with NASA.

Community Comments

#1 Jesse Cline
September/17/2009
@ 10:14 am

thanks for the heads up, Alan. Ordered.

#2 Tony Piro
September/17/2009
@ 11:55 am

Also, for the first 24 hours of the sale a signed version was available for an extra charge. But alas, the time has already passed.

#3 Garey Mckee
September/17/2009
@ 4:24 pm

I guess you DO have to be a rocket scientist to have a successful webcomic.

#4 Ben Gordon
September/19/2009
@ 6:28 pm

I knew I should have stuck to stick figures! #$%&!! :D

I for one would love to read an account a year out of how the self-publishing plan unfolded and what was learned.

#5 Garey Mckee
September/20/2009
@ 6:53 pm

XKCD is one of those strips that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that a great strip is all about writing. A well done strip is a well written strip, even with stick figures.

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