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Comic Chat


I did not know that a thing called Microsoft Comic Chat ever existed, but now I want it to exist again. Ideally as a web app. Ideally with the option to save comic-chats and post them on your blog.

Check out the expression selector in the lower right corner! Seriously—I love this.

P.S. The Canvas Blog is a treasure trove.


Microsoft Comic Chat remains in use by Rands and crew for the creation of Jerkcity. I don’t know if they actually use the application or just the assets.

With backgrounds and art by indie comics legend Jim Woodring, no less. comes closeish for the web.

I hope that the creators of Jerkcity painstakingly generate the strip from living copies of Microsoft Comic Chat — the idea fits somehow. Wikipedia has some links to pages maintained by people who apparently still chat with it using their own IRC servers.

There’s a desktop app called Comic Life that I tried several years ago — I remember opening it up, sitting there, and not having any stories to write. But chat conversations are a renewable resource…

I like how the comments on Toonlet are comics too.

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