MegaTokyo Missed Comics Bulletin

MegaTokyo is a web comic/manga written and drawn by Fred "Piro" Gallagher. Fred is notorious for missing updates for various reasons, but exactly how bad is he? In a spirit of scientific enquiry, I decided to find out.

Step one was to take a copy of the complete comics dropdown which appears on every MT comics page. This contained all the information I needed about what comics had been uploaded when. I copied this into a spreadsheet and got to work. There were significant errors which needed correcting - several of the dates had the wrong year listed, for example, others were uploaded a day early or late - but these were cleaned up as best I could.

Then I matched the comics given against a table of every day since Monday, August 14, 2000, the date of the first MT comic. MT's update schedule is one comic every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This enabled me to find what dates had missed comics, what dates had extra comics, and what have you. After this I went through the archived news posts seeking out the posssible reasons for these updating hiccups. This helped explain a lot of the hiccups, though not all of them.

After that I set about finding running totals for the number of comics which should have been uploaded, the number of comics which had been uploaded, and the discrepancy.

Here's what I found.

DateToday's activitiesCumulative expected / actual / missed comics
2000-08-14 - Mon[001] E3 Nightmare Begins1 / 1 / 0
2000-08-16 - Wed[002] E3 Meetings Friends2 / 2 / 0
2000-08-18 - Fri[003] E3 Losing Friends3 / 3 / 0
2000-08-21 - Mon[004] E3 Bioware Boy4 / 4 / 0
2000-08-23 - Wed[005] E3 Obsession5 / 5 / 0
2000-08-25 - Fri[006] E3 Ionstorm Exit6 / 6 / 0
2000-08-28 - Mon[007] The Exodus7 / 7 / 0
2000-08-30 - Wed[008] Bad Flashbacks8 / 8 / 0
2000-09-01 - Fri[009] Speak L33t?9 / 9 / 0
2000-09-04 - Mon[010] No Passport10 / 10 / 0
2000-09-06 - Wed[011] No Way Home11 / 11 / 0
2000-09-08 - Fri[012] The Bench12 / 12 / 0
2000-09-11 - Mon[013] Cosplay Blues13 / 13 / 0
2000-09-13 - Wed[014] Moo Moo14 / 14 / 0
2000-09-15 - Fri[015] It Went Boom15 / 15 / 0
2000-09-18 - Mon[016] Run Over16 / 16 / 0
2000-09-20 - Wed[017] Only One Hand17 / 17 / 0
2000-09-22 - Fri[018] Tokyo Game Show18 / 18 / 0
2000-09-25 - Mon[019] Sim Life19 / 19 / 0
2000-09-27 - Wed[020] Mullet Gear Solid20 / 20 / 0
2000-09-29 - Fri[021] Force Feedback21 / 21 / 0
2000-10-02 - Mon[022] Bad Art Day22 / 22 / 0
2000-10-04 - Wed[023] Abunai Boothbabe23 / 23 / 0
2000-10-06 - Fri[024] Just a Little24 / 24 / 0
2000-10-09 - Mon[025] Take Them Away25 / 25 / 0
2000-10-11 - Wed[026] Get Me Some Quarters26 / 26 / 0
2000-10-13 - Fri[027] Dead Piro Day27 / 27 / 0
2000-10-16 - Mon[028] Anna Millers28 / 28 / 0
2000-10-18 - Wed[029] Coffee Pot29 / 29 / 0
2000-10-20 - Fri[030] Bloopers30 / 30 / 0
2000-10-23 - Mon[031] Never Again31 / 31 / 0
2000-10-25 - Wed[032] Adjustments32 / 32 / 0
2000-10-27 - Fri[033] Sony Buys Hell33 / 33 / 0
2000-10-30 - Mon[034] Just Like Home34 / 34 / 0
2000-11-01 - Wed[035] Floors Suck35 / 35 / 0
2000-11-03 - Fri[036] Bedding Down36 / 36 / 0
2000-11-06 - Mon[037] Six Weeks37 / 37 / 0
2000-11-08 - Wed[038] Gamers have our beer money38 / 38 / 0
2000-11-10 - Fri[039] Case Worker39 / 39 / 0
2000-11-13 - Mon[040] The Killers40 / 40 / 0
2000-11-15 - Wed[041] Almost Home41 / 41 / 0
2000-11-17 - Fri[042] Don't make drugs42 / 42 / 0
2000-11-20 - Mon[043] Shoujo Manga: Guide to Life43 / 43 / 0
2000-11-22 - Wed[044] Isn't she cute?44 / 44 / 0
2000-11-24 - Fri[045] SGD: Emergency Abstract Art Day45 / 45 / 0
2000-11-27 - Mon[046] Run Away46 / 46 / 0
2000-11-29 - Wed[047] Floppy Socks47 / 47 / 0
2000-12-01 - Fri[048] I'm just programed that way48 / 48 / 0
2000-12-04 - Mon[049] I'll be good, promise49 / 49 / 0
2000-12-06 - Wed[050] I've heard that before50 / 50 / 0
2000-12-08 - Fri[051] Naze Nani: what if...51 / 51 / 0
2000-12-11 - Mon[052] and get me some beer52 / 52 / 0
2000-12-13 - Wed[053] puchuu! puchuu!53 / 53 / 0
2000-12-15 - Fri[054] I guess I can't show dad54 / 54 / 0
2000-12-18 - Mon[055] Good Advice55 / 55 / 0
2000-12-20 - Wed[056] Good Blackmail56 / 56 / 0
2000-12-22 - Fri[057] The Bench57 / 57 / 0
2000-12-25 - Mon[058] Happy Holidays58 / 58 / 0
2000-12-27 - Wed[059] Being Ownz'd59 / 59 / 0
2000-12-29 - Fri[060] Web Comics60 / 60 / 0
2001-01-01 - Mon[061] You've got Rail61 / 61 / 0
2001-01-03 - Wed[062] When Piro met Kimiko62 / 62 / 0
2001-01-05 - Fri[063] Sir?63 / 63 / 0
2001-01-08 - Mon[064] Mega-Science Theater 3k64 / 64 / 0
2001-01-10 - Wed[065] SGD: Dom Day 365 / 65 / 0
2001-01-12 - Fri[066] In the pits with Bioware66 / 66 / 0
2001-01-15 - Mon[067] Saving Points67 / 67 / 0
2001-01-17 - Wed[068] Is this on?68 / 68 / 0
2001-01-19 - Fri[069] Oh, the drama69 / 69 / 0
2001-01-22 - Mon[070] n3kkid skillz70 / 70 / 0
2001-01-24 - Wed[071] Real Shame71 / 71 / 0
2001-01-26 - Fri[072] All men are...72 / 72 / 0
2001-01-29 - Mon[073] The sound of eight fans73 / 73 / 0
2001-01-31 - Wed[074] B4k4 Quake74 / 74 / 0
2001-02-02 - Fri[075] Mr. Piro-san75 / 75 / 0
2001-02-05 - Mon[076] Guest Strip: Little Gamers76 / 76 / 0
2001-02-07 - Wed[077] Close Call77 / 77 / 0
2001-02-09 - Fri[078] Guest Strip: Real Life Comics78 / 78 / 0
2001-02-12 - Mon[079] Boo!79 / 79 / 0
2001-02-14 - Wed[080] Stupid Bag80 / 80 / 0
2001-02-16 - Fri[081] Public Service Annoucement: Zombies81 / 81 / 0
2001-02-19 - Mon[082] SGD: Ed does a bad thing82 / 82 / 0
2001-02-21 - Wed[083] Guest Strip: Exploitation Now83 / 83 / 0
2001-02-23 - Fri[084] What I don't like about you84 / 84 / 0
2001-02-26 - Mon[085] Bad Art Day: Move Violation85 / 85 / 0
2001-02-27 - TueExtra comic! - [086] SGD: Dance Dance Violation85 / 86 / -1
2001-02-28 - Wed[087] it's so sad86 / 87 / -1
2001-03-02 - Fri[088] what the...?87 / 88 / -1
2001-03-05 - Mon[089] that was close, nyu!88 / 89 / -1
2001-03-07 - Wed[090] go for the beer, boo!89 / 90 / -1
2001-03-09 - Fri[091] watch the store90 / 91 / -1
2001-03-12 - Mon[092] a-way with the ladies91 / 92 / -1
2001-03-14 - Wed[093] SGD: Dom gets Dom'd92 / 93 / -1
2001-03-16 - Fri[094] the little dramas93 / 94 / -1
2001-03-19 - Mon[095] dead piro preview #194 / 95 / -1
2001-03-21 - Wed[096] The Necrowombicon95 / 96 / -1
2001-03-23 - Fri[097] dead piro preview #296 / 97 / -1
2001-03-26 - Mon[098] did you steal something?97 / 98 / -1
2001-03-28 - Wed[099] something darkly cute...98 / 99 / -1
2001-03-30 - Fri[100] do what the lady says99 / 100 / -1
2001-04-02 - Mon[101] guns, boo, lots of guns.100 / 101 / -1
2001-04-04 - Wed[102] kimiko in-between101 / 102 / -1
2001-04-06 - Fri[103] bathroom cleaning chemicals102 / 103 / -1
2001-04-09 - Mon[104] SGD: Ed-chan no ribbon???103 / 104 / -1
2001-04-11 - Wed[105] Zombie Ping104 / 105 / -1
2001-04-13 - Fri[106] Ping the PS2 Accessory105 / 106 / -1
2001-04-16 - Mon[107] don't look into her eyes!106 / 107 / -1
2001-04-18 - Wed[108] Tail Chase107 / 108 / -1
2001-04-20 - Fri[109] Naze Nani: 4 panel format108 / 109 / -1
2001-04-23 - Mon[110] the tail looses its death grip109 / 110 / -1
2001-04-25 - Wed[111] what's with the knee brace?110 / 111 / -1
2001-04-27 - Fri[112] Army of Largo111 / 112 / -1
2001-04-30 - Mon[113] New Blood112 / 113 / -1
2001-05-02 - Wed[114] things noticed...113 / 114 / -1
2001-05-04 - Fri[115] club crashing114 / 115 / -1
2001-05-07 - Mon[116] you're a fool115 / 116 / -1
2001-05-09 - Wed[117] Guest Strip: Bad Boys of CS116 / 117 / -1
2001-05-11 - Fri[118] Art Day 001 - Kimiko117 / 118 / -1
2001-05-14 - Mon[119] Vibrating Sheep of Death118 / 119 / -1
2001-05-16 - Wed[120] Art Day 002 - little wings119 / 120 / -1
2001-05-18 - Fri[121] E3 Special: how many times...120 / 121 / -1
2001-05-21 - Mon[122] Seraphim Amex Fun121 / 122 / -1
2001-05-23 - Wed[123] sad girl with bear122 / 123 / -1
2001-05-25 - Fri[124] rent-a-zilla123 / 124 / -1
2001-05-28 - Mon[125] a big break124 / 125 / -1
2001-05-30 - Wed[126] it doesn't take much125 / 126 / -1
2001-06-01 - Fri[127] no b33r h3r3126 / 127 / -1
2001-06-04 - Mon[128] osana najimi127 / 128 / -1
2001-06-06 - Wed[129] field report128 / 129 / -1
2001-06-08 - Fri[130] SGD: the acen that wasn't129 / 130 / -1
2001-06-11 - Mon[131] E3 Special: Neverwinter Beer130 / 131 / -1
2001-06-13 - Wed[132] NNM: reality-pyo131 / 132 / -1
2001-06-15 - Fri[133] Seraphim Check132 / 133 / -1
2001-06-18 - Mon[134] Save Game?133 / 134 / -1
2001-06-20 - Wed[135] Soft for a Sony134 / 135 / -1
2001-06-22 - Fri[136] Guest Strip: Hot Soup135 / 136 / -1
2001-06-25 - Mon[137] p0w3r pl4y136 / 137 / -1
2001-06-27 - Wed[138] rejection simulation137 / 138 / -1
2001-06-29 - Fri[139] guest strip contest138 / 139 / -1
2001-07-02 - Mon[140] the shivers139 / 140 / -1
2001-07-04 - Wed[141] the hunting...140 / 141 / -1
2001-07-06 - FriMissed comic!141 / 141 / 0
2001-07-09 - Mon[142] GS Contest Winner: piro's happy place142 / 142 / 0
2001-07-10 - TueExtra comic! (Guest strip week) - [143] GS Contest Winner: mt the shoujo manga142 / 143 / -1
2001-07-11 - Wed[144] GS Contest Winner: largo the victorious143 / 144 / -1
2001-07-12 - ThuExtra comic! (Guest strip week) - [145] GS Contest Winner: you are the leader143 / 145 / -2
2001-07-13 - Fri[146] GS Contest Winner: use shorter taunts144 / 146 / -2
2001-07-16 - Mon[147] GS Contest Winner: MT - behind the scenes145 / 147 / -2
2001-07-18 - Wed[148] Mammoth Cave Incident146 / 148 / -2
2001-07-20 - Fri[149] dead student walking147 / 149 / -2
2001-07-23 - Mon[150] sad girl in mirror148 / 150 / -2
2001-07-25 - Wed[151] I will teach them well149 / 151 / -2
2001-07-27 - Fri[152] Piro Art Day - 002150 / 152 / -2
2001-07-30 - Mon[153] G.T.L. - Great Teacher Largo151 / 153 / -2
2001-08-01 - WedMissed comic!152 / 153 / -1
2001-08-03 - Fri[154] 3x1t stage right out the window153 / 154 / -1
2001-08-06 - Mon[155] can't do that...154 / 155 / -1
2001-08-08 - Wed[156] GS Contest Winner: beer-nyo! dom dom...155 / 156 / -1
2001-08-10 - Fri[157] GS Contest Winner: Hayaaaa-sucka156 / 157 / -1
2001-08-13 - Mon[158] Pirogoeth157 / 158 / -1
2001-08-15 - Wed[159] MegaTokyo Memorial158 / 159 / -1
2001-08-16 - ThuExtra comic! (Makes up for non-comic yesterday) - [160] little miss perfection158 / 160 / -2
2001-08-17 - Fri[161] making some new friends159 / 161 / -2
2001-08-20 - Mon[162] have you seen this man?160 / 162 / -2
2001-08-22 - WedMissed comic!161 / 162 / -1
2001-08-24 - Fri[163] Boo, M.D.162 / 163 / -1
2001-08-27 - MonMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)163 / 163 / 0
2001-08-28 - TueExtra comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks) - [164] renewed faith in the platform163 / 164 / -1
2001-08-29 - WedMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)164 / 164 / 0
2001-08-30 - ThuExtra comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks) - [165] the 'direct approach'164 / 165 / -1
2001-08-31 - FriMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)165 / 165 / 0
2001-09-03 - MonMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)166 / 165 / 1
2001-09-04 - TueExtra comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks) - [166] an empty shell166 / 166 / 0
2001-09-05 - WedMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)167 / 166 / 1
2001-09-06 - ThuExtra comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks) - [167] personal experience167 / 167 / 0
2001-09-07 - FriMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)168 / 167 / 1
2001-09-10 - MonMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)169 / 167 / 2
2001-09-11 - TueExtra comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks) - [168] wtc disaster: a failure of conscience169 / 168 / 1
2001-09-12 - WedMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)170 / 168 / 2
2001-09-13 - ThuExtra comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks) - [169] blood & hot air170 / 169 / 1
2001-09-14 - FriMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)171 / 169 / 2
2001-09-17 - MonMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)172 / 169 / 3
2001-09-18 - TueExtra comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks) - [170] dom does baltimore172 / 170 / 2
2001-09-19 - WedMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)173 / 170 / 3
2001-09-20 - ThuExtra comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks) - [171] too scrawny173 / 171 / 2
2001-09-21 - FriMissed comic! (Moved to Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks)174 / 171 / 3
2001-09-24 - Mon[172] Mosh Mosh Revolution175 / 172 / 3
2001-09-26 - Wed[173] Power Problems176 / 173 / 3
2001-09-28 - Fri[174] sudden stop177 / 174 / 3
2001-10-01 - Mon[175] largo written all over it178 / 175 / 3
2001-10-03 - Wed[176] dead piro day - seraphim & boo179 / 176 / 3
2001-10-05 - Fri[177] the lap pour180 / 177 / 3
2001-10-08 - Mon[178] 'warmth' - non-MT art day181 / 178 / 3
2001-10-10 - Wed[179] j0 spid3y182 / 179 / 3
2001-10-12 - Fri[180] familiar tactics183 / 180 / 3
2001-10-15 - Mon[181] two orders to go184 / 181 / 3
2001-10-17 - Wed[182] Privacy Threat185 / 182 / 3
2001-10-19 - Fri[183] Just a little awkward186 / 183 / 3
2001-10-22 - Mon[184] nothing to worry about187 / 184 / 3
2001-10-24 - Wed[185] we have met the enemy188 / 185 / 3
2001-10-26 - Fri[186] SGD - Bad DomArt Day189 / 186 / 3
2001-10-29 - Mon[187] heh, it's not a game190 / 187 / 3
2001-10-31 - Wed[188] halloween special - daydream before191 / 188 / 3
2001-11-02 - Fri[189] that kind of gaijin192 / 189 / 3
2001-11-05 - Mon[190] Stray Rounds193 / 190 / 3
2001-11-07 - Wed[191] SGD: ed and dom's big adventure194 / 191 / 3
2001-11-09 - Fri[192] conscience conundrum195 / 192 / 3
2001-11-12 - Mon[193] omake: lazy piro and his laptop196 / 193 / 3
2001-11-14 - Wed[194] omake: Leave it to Seraphim!197 / 194 / 3
2001-11-16 - Fri[195] omake: just a kimiko sketch198 / 195 / 3
2001-11-19 - Mon[196] Chapter 2: things change little by little..199 / 196 / 3
2001-11-21 - Wed[197] Breakfast, Lunch & Turtles200 / 197 / 3
2001-11-23 - FriMissed comic!201 / 197 / 4
2001-11-26 - Mon[198] privacy algorithms202 / 198 / 4
2001-11-28 - Wed[199] Sheet Metal203 / 199 / 4
2001-11-30 - Fri[200] Bioware Day - Today on 'Largo'204 / 200 / 4
2001-12-03 - Mon[201] Less than honest205 / 201 / 4
2001-12-05 - Wed[202] hard to get out of206 / 202 / 4
2001-12-07 - Fri[203] c2-dead piro day #1 - 'left behind'207 / 203 / 4
2001-12-10 - Mon[204] back to that day208 / 204 / 4
2001-12-12 - Wed[205] can't find dom day - 'the death star'209 / 205 / 4
2001-12-14 - FriMissed comic!210 / 205 / 5
2001-12-17 - Mon[206] Handcuffed by Mounties!211 / 206 / 5
2001-12-19 - Wed[207] Trust Me212 / 207 / 5
2001-12-21 - FriMissed comic! (Hiatus?)213 / 207 / 6
2001-12-24 - MonMissed comic! (Christmas)214 / 207 / 7
2001-12-25 - TueExtra comic! (Christmas) - [208] Happy Holidays214 / 208 / 6
2001-12-26 - WedMissed comic! (Christmas)215 / 208 / 7
2001-12-28 - Fri[209] GS: The Secret Monestary of Webcomicry216 / 209 / 7
2001-12-31 - MonMissed comic! (Christmas)217 / 209 / 8
2002-01-02 - Wed[210] Capture the Bear218 / 210 / 8
2002-01-04 - Fri[211] Dumpster Diving219 / 211 / 8
2002-01-07 - Mon[212] manga-ka ja nai220 / 212 / 8
2002-01-09 - Wed[213] Canadian English is Better English221 / 213 / 8
2002-01-11 - FriMissed comic! (Hosting problems)222 / 213 / 9
2002-01-14 - MonMissed comic! (Hosting problems)223 / 213 / 10
2002-01-16 - WedMissed comic! (Hosting problems)224 / 213 / 11
2002-01-18 - FriMissed comic! (Hosting problems)225 / 213 / 12
2002-01-21 - Mon[214] attack of the hosting hobgoblins226 / 214 / 12
2002-01-23 - Wed[215] my dumpster is my temple227 / 215 / 12
2002-01-25 - Fri[216] her version228 / 216 / 12
2002-01-28 - Mon[217] last night i what?229 / 217 / 12
2002-01-30 - Wed[218] hunting without weapons230 / 218 / 12
2002-02-01 - Fri[219] nothing but grays231 / 219 / 12
2002-02-04 - Mon[220] Naze Nani MT: Of Trolls & Flames232 / 220 / 12
2002-02-06 - Wed[221] quit while you're ahead233 / 221 / 12
2002-02-08 - Fri[222] DPD: kotone from 'sight'234 / 222 / 12
2002-02-11 - Mon[223] Ninja Doll System235 / 223 / 12
2002-02-13 - Wed[224] packing away236 / 224 / 12
2002-02-15 - Fri[225] Doko Kana Megatokyo!237 / 225 / 12
2002-02-18 - Mon[226] i dont feel like playing238 / 226 / 12
2002-02-20 - Wed[227] SGD: Trepanning for Dummies239 / 227 / 12
2002-02-22 - Fri[228] SGD: Only Mostly Dead Piro Day240 / 228 / 12
2002-02-25 - Mon[229] DPD: MegaWinter Nights - Endgames241 / 229 / 12
2002-02-27 - Wed[230] appearances are everything242 / 230 / 12
2002-03-01 - FriMissed comic!243 / 230 / 13
2002-03-04 - Mon[231] finishing moves244 / 231 / 13
2002-03-06 - Wed[232] small changes245 / 232 / 13
2002-03-08 - Fri[233] better than shopping246 / 233 / 13
2002-03-11 - Mon[234] Signing Bonuses247 / 234 / 13
2002-03-13 - Wed[235] where is the 3vil one?248 / 235 / 13
2002-03-15 - Fri[236] Falling Darkly249 / 236 / 13
2002-03-18 - Mon[237] what mockery is this?250 / 237 / 13
2002-03-20 - Wed[238] an ending without honor251 / 238 / 13
2002-03-22 - Fri[239] DPD: Endgames 2252 / 239 / 13
2002-03-25 - Mon[240] rejection assumptions253 / 240 / 13
2002-03-27 - Wed[241] endgames turning254 / 241 / 13
2002-03-29 - Fri[242] Telling it like it isn't255 / 242 / 13
2002-04-01 - Mon[243] evil runes256 / 243 / 13
2002-04-03 - Wed[244] beach landing257 / 244 / 13
2002-04-05 - Fri[245] Virtual Friends258 / 245 / 13
2002-04-08 - Mon[246] DPD: Piro's Sketchbook #1259 / 246 / 13
2002-04-10 - Wed[247] a flair for incidents260 / 247 / 13
2002-04-12 - Fri[248] pure disgust261 / 248 / 13
2002-04-15 - Mon[249] so pathetic262 / 249 / 13
2002-04-17 - Wed[250] the question263 / 250 / 13
2002-04-19 - FriMissed comic!264 / 250 / 14
2002-04-22 - MonMissed comic!265 / 250 / 15
2002-04-24 - Wed[251] little fan club266 / 251 / 15
2002-04-26 - FriMissed comic!267 / 251 / 16
2002-04-29 - Mon[252] little plastic pieces268 / 252 / 16
2002-05-01 - Wed[253] DPD: All this sorrow becomes me269 / 253 / 16
2002-05-03 - Fri[254] art supplies270 / 254 / 16
2002-05-06 - Mon[255] EdQuake271 / 255 / 16
2002-05-08 - Wed[256] make bad man go away272 / 256 / 16
2002-05-10 - Fri[257] more weird for your dollar273 / 257 / 16
2002-05-13 - Mon[258] bad impressions274 / 258 / 16
2002-05-15 - Wed[259] the taste of failure275 / 259 / 16
2002-05-17 - Fri[260] pinging angels276 / 260 / 16
2002-05-20 - Mon[261] empty vessels277 / 261 / 16
2002-05-22 - Wed[262] DPD: a girl of nothing but greys278 / 262 / 16
2002-05-24 - Fri[263] seiyuu lessons279 / 263 / 16
2002-05-27 - Mon[264] could have been worse280 / 264 / 16
2002-05-29 - Wed[265] DDD: Brain fart281 / 265 / 16
2002-05-31 - Fri[266] Leave it to Seraphim! - comic analysis282 / 266 / 16
2002-06-03 - Mon[267] Mac Hall - Rejected Mac Hall Ideas283 / 267 / 16
2002-06-05 - Wed[268] DPD: feild cleaning (1 of 4)284 / 268 / 16
2002-06-07 - Fri[269] DPD: Yuzo Takada Tribute285 / 269 / 16
2002-06-10 - Mon[270] DPD: Dance of the Evils286 / 270 / 16
2002-06-12 - Wed[271] DPD: but my wings are only small wings287 / 271 / 16
2002-06-14 - Fri[272] B4thing in b33r288 / 272 / 16
2002-06-17 - Mon[273] respawning tactics289 / 273 / 16
2002-06-19 - Wed[274] DPD: no data can fill the empty spaces290 / 274 / 16
2002-06-21 - Fri[275] my l33t senses never tingle wrong291 / 275 / 16
2002-06-24 - Mon[276] my treat this time292 / 276 / 16
2002-06-26 - Wed[277] yakusoku293 / 277 / 16
2002-06-28 - Fri[278] they came to destroy...294 / 278 / 16
2002-07-01 - Mon[279] SGD - Cosplayer Zombie Hoard Bloodbath295 / 279 / 16
2002-07-03 - Wed[280] it's raining zombies!!296 / 280 / 16
2002-07-05 - Fri[281] DPD: Endgames Standing297 / 281 / 16
2002-07-08 - Mon[282] n3kt4r of the godz298 / 282 / 16
2002-07-10 - Wed[283] undeading conversation299 / 283 / 16
2002-07-12 - Fri[284] OSE: Sticky Boxes300 / 284 / 16
2002-07-15 - Mon[285] cheap fantasies301 / 285 / 16
2002-07-17 - Wed[286] Camping the Medipak302 / 286 / 16
2002-07-19 - Fri[287] evil has many guises303 / 287 / 16
2002-07-22 - Mon[288] The end was n3ar304 / 288 / 16
2002-07-24 - Wed[289] my cool thing!305 / 289 / 16
2002-07-26 - Fri[290] DPD: Waiting for the Show306 / 290 / 16
2002-07-29 - Mon[291] GS: RealLIfe Tellefragging307 / 291 / 16
2002-07-31 - WedMissed comic! (Otakon 2002)308 / 291 / 17
2002-08-02 - Fri[292] DPD: Discarded Frames309 / 292 / 17
2002-08-05 - Mon[293] Stoppu!!310 / 293 / 17
2002-08-07 - Wed[294] Rampage Permit311 / 294 / 17
2002-08-09 - Fri[295] post mortem confession312 / 295 / 17
2002-08-12 - Mon[296] r4ck3d313 / 296 / 17
2002-08-14 - Wed[297] OSE: MT year 2: Gomen nasai314 / 297 / 17
2002-08-16 - Fri[298] the 3v1l device beckons315 / 298 / 17
2002-08-19 - Mon[299] as you wish, prissywings316 / 299 / 17
2002-08-21 - Wed[300] angelic body attack!317 / 300 / 17
2002-08-23 - Fri[301] and that was enough for now...318 / 301 / 17
2002-08-26 - Mon[302] SGD: MegaTokyo walkthrough!319 / 302 / 17
2002-08-28 - Wed[303] DPD: Brownfields, Greyfields320 / 303 / 17
2002-08-30 - Fri[304] Inn of the Prancing Pirogoeth321 / 304 / 17
2002-09-02 - Mon[305] Cordless Headshot322 / 305 / 17
2002-09-04 - Wed[306] Seraphim Check! - of powder and pixles323 / 306 / 17
2002-09-06 - Fri[307] Chapter 3: Am I Your Number One Fan?324 / 307 / 17
2002-09-09 - Mon[308] forgetting lots of things325 / 308 / 17
2002-09-11 - Wed[309] 9-11-2002... just remembering...326 / 309 / 17
2002-09-13 - Fri[310] can you come hold my hair?327 / 310 / 17
2002-09-16 - Mon[311] your little fantasy328 / 311 / 17
2002-09-18 - Wed[312] multiplayer mode329 / 312 / 17
2002-09-20 - FriMissed comic!330 / 312 / 18
2002-09-23 - Mon[313] not as hot as coffee331 / 313 / 18
2002-09-25 - Wed[314] Camping the Sewer System332 / 314 / 18
2002-09-27 - Fri[315] SGD: A man of letters333 / 315 / 18
2002-09-30 - Mon[316] OSE: attack of the niece and nephew334 / 316 / 18
2002-10-02 - Wed[317] a little too 3D for a 2D girl335 / 317 / 18
2002-10-04 - Fri[318] Largo Kart Racing!336 / 318 / 18
2002-10-07 - Mon[319] Damn Ninjas337 / 319 / 18
2002-10-09 - Wed[320] Pipe Cleaner Dom Theater338 / 320 / 18
2002-10-11 - Fri[321] not enough to get deported.339 / 321 / 18
2002-10-14 - Mon[322] DPD: book prep 1 - coverarts340 / 322 / 18
2002-10-16 - Wed[323] DPD: book prep 2 - resolution341 / 323 / 18
2002-10-17 - ThuExtra comic!341 / 324 / 17
2002-10-18 - Fri[324] DPD: book prep 3 - art is like that342 / 325 / 17
2002-10-21 - Mon[325] It's not safe here343 / 326 / 17
2002-10-23 - Wed[326] DPD: book prep 4 - closer cover stuff344 / 327 / 17
2002-10-25 - Fri[327] DPD: Fail Condition345 / 328 / 17
2002-10-28 - Mon[328] SGD: Ninja vs. Schoolgirl346 / 329 / 17
2002-10-30 - Wed[329] Tug and cup347 / 330 / 17
2002-11-01 - Fri[330] Careful, she's packing!348 / 331 / 17
2002-11-04 - Mon[331] numb to the devastation349 / 332 / 17
2002-11-06 - Wed[332] I know that stance350 / 333 / 17
2002-11-08 - Fri[333] Flowers and Chalk351 / 334 / 17
2002-11-11 - Mon[334] finally noticed352 / 335 / 17
2002-11-13 - Wed[335] DPD: book prep 5 - color day353 / 336 / 17
2002-11-15 - Fri[336] Seraphim Fuku Check354 / 337 / 17
2002-11-18 - Mon[337] Piro & Seraphim: are you done yet?355 / 338 / 17
2002-11-20 - Wed[338] Today's Lesson356 / 339 / 17
2002-11-22 - Fri[339] blind and busted357 / 340 / 17
2002-11-25 - Mon[340] I will not teach NPCs358 / 341 / 17
2002-11-27 - Wed[341] the disappointment of reality359 / 342 / 17
2002-11-29 - Fri[342] student training360 / 343 / 17
2002-12-02 - Mon[343] damaged, as you are361 / 344 / 17
2002-12-04 - Wed[344] Super Moe-Moe Ball362 / 345 / 17
2002-12-06 - Fri[345] kisses of death363 / 346 / 17
2002-12-09 - Mon[346] DPD: broken miho364 / 347 / 17
2002-12-11 - Wed[347] oh look, more bombs.365 / 348 / 17
2002-12-13 - Fri[348] close range cruise366 / 349 / 17
2002-12-16 - Mon[349] just a little claw367 / 350 / 17
2002-12-18 - Wed[350] damaged in battle368 / 351 / 17
2002-12-20 - Fri[351] a few drawings and a little hype369 / 352 / 17
2002-12-23 - MonMissed comic! (Christmas)370 / 352 / 18
2002-12-24 - TueExtra comic! (Christmas) - [352] The few more days of Christmas...370 / 353 / 17
2002-12-25 - WedMissed comic! (Christmas)371 / 353 / 18
2002-12-27 - Fri[353] just... stuff372 / 354 / 18
2002-12-30 - Mon[354] Martians, actually373 / 355 / 18
2003-01-01 - WedMissed comic!374 / 355 / 19
2003-01-03 - Fri[355] unscheduled damage events375 / 356 / 19
2003-01-06 - Mon[356] pourtent376 / 357 / 19
2003-01-08 - Wed[357] falling and catching377 / 358 / 19
2003-01-10 - Fri[358] bottomless cup378 / 359 / 19
2003-01-13 - Mon[359] The Shame of the Gamera Family379 / 360 / 19
2003-01-15 - Wed[360] Real Player Characters380 / 361 / 19
2003-01-17 - Fri[361] SGD: A special hell for editors381 / 362 / 19
2003-01-20 - Mon[362] this was nothin!382 / 363 / 19
2003-01-22 - Wed[363] now come along quietly!383 / 364 / 19
2003-01-24 - Fri[364] no wonder...384 / 365 / 19
2003-01-27 - Mon[365] DPD: Grey Erika385 / 366 / 19
2003-01-29 - Wed[366] small interruptions386 / 367 / 19
2003-01-31 - Fri[367] Boo, I have a plan387 / 368 / 19
2003-02-03 - Mon[368] Rejection Redux388 / 369 / 19
2003-02-05 - Wed[369] they're gonna change it389 / 370 / 19
2003-02-07 - Fri[370] DPD: Kimiko390 / 371 / 19
2003-02-10 - Mon[371] crossed whiskers391 / 372 / 19
2003-02-12 - Wed[372] you already have fans!392 / 373 / 19
2003-02-14 - Fri[373] Valentines Day Doofus393 / 374 / 19
2003-02-17 - MonMissed comic! (Katsucon)394 / 374 / 20
2003-02-19 - Wed[374] your first fan395 / 375 / 20
2003-02-21 - Fri[375] please, let me keep it396 / 376 / 20
2003-02-24 - Mon[376] That was very rude, Mr. Turtle!397 / 377 / 20
2003-02-26 - Wed[377] anime music is elevator music398 / 378 / 20
2003-02-28 - Fri[378] tossing turtles399 / 379 / 20
2003-03-03 - Mon[379] are you sad, mr. Piro-san?400 / 380 / 20
2003-03-05 - Wed[380] ping timeout401 / 381 / 20
2003-03-07 - Fri[381] Curiouser and Curiouser402 / 382 / 20
2003-03-10 - Mon[382] separate games403 / 383 / 20
2003-03-12 - Wed[383] DPD: b4k4.md4404 / 384 / 20
2003-03-14 - Fri[384] reading into things405 / 385 / 20
2003-03-17 - Mon[385] the blissful ignorance of absentmindedness406 / 386 / 20
2003-03-19 - Wed[386] missing trains407 / 387 / 20
2003-03-21 - Fri[387] did you get her phone number?408 / 388 / 20
2003-03-24 - Mon[388] SGD: Fan art and hair balls409 / 389 / 20
2003-03-26 - Wed[389] Battery Life410 / 390 / 20
2003-03-28 - Fri[390] A defensive breach411 / 391 / 20
2003-03-31 - Mon[391] DPD: Broken Miho color preview412 / 392 / 20
2003-04-02 - Wed[392] ph34r m4 4ut|-|or1ty!413 / 393 / 20
2003-04-04 - Fri[393] A cornered beast is dangerous414 / 394 / 20
2003-04-07 - MonMissed comic! (Sakuracon)415 / 394 / 21
2003-04-08 - TueExtra comic! (Sakuracon) - [394] l33t 4g3n7 Largo415 / 395 / 20
2003-04-09 - WedMissed comic! (Sakuracon)416 / 395 / 21
2003-04-11 - Fri[395] please send more post-it notes417 / 396 / 21
2003-04-14 - Mon[396] hope for him yet418 / 397 / 21
2003-04-16 - Wed[397] just a little something419 / 398 / 21
2003-04-18 - Fri[398] Grand Theft Colo: Tokyo, Baby!420 / 399 / 21
2003-04-21 - Mon[399] Leave it to Seraphim! Julia Roberts Montage421 / 400 / 21
2003-04-23 - Wed[400] ph34r d4 fr0422 / 401 / 21
2003-04-25 - Fri[401] DPD: small feathers423 / 402 / 21
2003-04-28 - Mon[402] Chapter 4 - Low Ping Rate424 / 403 / 21
2003-04-30 - Wed[403] Cereal Experiments Largo425 / 404 / 21
2003-05-02 - Fri[404] end user dress codes426 / 405 / 21
2003-05-05 - Mon[405] kuchun!427 / 406 / 21
2003-05-07 - Wed[406] a little more complicated428 / 407 / 21
2003-05-09 - Fri[407] DPD: Ping & Makoto429 / 408 / 21
2003-05-12 - Mon[408] can I get online, piro-san?430 / 409 / 21
2003-05-14 - Wed[409] someone to show me431 / 410 / 21
2003-05-16 - Fri[410] DPD: l33t F0ld1ng skillz432 / 411 / 21
2003-05-19 - Mon[411] SGD: Airport Hate433 / 412 / 21
2003-05-21 - Wed[412] the smell of death is strong here434 / 413 / 21
2003-05-23 - Fri[413] dead batteries435 / 414 / 21
2003-05-26 - Mon[414] nothing at all436 / 415 / 21
2003-05-28 - Wed[415] Lead and Follow437 / 416 / 21
2003-05-30 - Fri[416] chomp!438 / 417 / 21
2003-06-02 - Mon[417] meanwhile... busy girl439 / 418 / 21
2003-06-04 - Wed[418] big trouble440 / 419 / 21
2003-06-06 - Fri[419] meanwhile... 'tug tug'441 / 420 / 21
2003-06-09 - Mon[420] out of print442 / 421 / 21
2003-06-11 - Wed[421] avoided battles443 / 422 / 21
2003-06-13 - Fri[422] the helpless, damaged victim look444 / 423 / 21
2003-06-16 - Mon[423] an effective team445 / 424 / 21
2003-06-18 - Wed[424] RL Piro and Seraphim - The Drama, Part 2446 / 425 / 21
2003-06-20 - Fri[425] where are they?447 / 426 / 21
2003-06-23 - Mon[426] after all these years448 / 427 / 21
2003-06-25 - Wed[427] a more recent vintage449 / 428 / 21
2003-06-27 - Fri[428] amusing little enigmas450 / 429 / 21
2003-06-30 - Mon[429] Klutzy is Cute451 / 430 / 21
2003-07-02 - Wed[430] equipment request452 / 431 / 21
2003-07-04 - Fri[431] DPD: glancing upwards453 / 432 / 21
2003-07-07 - Mon[432] mutual confusion454 / 433 / 21
2003-07-09 - Wed[433] suffering in silence455 / 434 / 21
2003-07-11 - Fri[434] mapping the real456 / 435 / 21
2003-07-14 - Mon[435] uneaten cake457 / 436 / 21
2003-07-16 - Wed[436] Threat Assessment458 / 437 / 21
2003-07-18 - Fri[437] Boo 2.0459 / 438 / 21
2003-07-21 - Mon[438] SGD: San Diego Wildlife460 / 439 / 21
2003-07-23 - Wed[439] DPD: Megadustrial:r3m1x461 / 440 / 21
2003-07-25 - Fri[440] NNM: Suicidal Rocket Tap462 / 441 / 21
2003-07-28 - Mon[441] Just about done463 / 442 / 21
2003-07-30 - Wed[442] node for a social life464 / 443 / 21
2003-08-01 - Fri[443] Quite Real465 / 444 / 21
2003-08-04 - Mon[444] mirror, mirror...466 / 445 / 21
2003-08-06 - Wed[445] A nice friend467 / 446 / 21
2003-08-08 - Fri[446] DPD: Motion Stopped468 / 447 / 21
2003-08-11 - Mon[447] Meanwhile... A little more sad469 / 448 / 21
2003-08-13 - Wed[448] Otakon2003 highlights470 / 449 / 21
2003-08-15 - Fri[449] dangerous things471 / 450 / 21
2003-08-18 - Mon[450] Meanwhile... pull here for cheer472 / 451 / 21
2003-08-20 - Wed[451] 43 seconds473 / 452 / 21
2003-08-22 - Fri[452] DPD: A Small Summer Break474 / 453 / 21
2003-08-25 - Mon[453] SGD: Face/On475 / 454 / 21
2003-08-27 - Wed[454] Culture Shock476 / 455 / 21
2003-08-29 - Fri[455] posted anonymously477 / 456 / 21
2003-09-01 - MonMissed comic! (Holiday?)478 / 456 / 22
2003-09-03 - Wed[456] a woman's voice479 / 457 / 22
2003-09-05 - Fri[457] intentions480 / 458 / 22
2003-09-08 - Mon[458] operational chatter481 / 459 / 22
2003-09-10 - Wed[459] tactical descent482 / 460 / 22
2003-09-12 - Fri[460] looming threats483 / 461 / 22
2003-09-15 - Mon[461] move those legs484 / 462 / 22
2003-09-17 - Wed[462] tragic deployments485 / 463 / 22
2003-09-19 - Fri[463] no less dangerous486 / 464 / 22
2003-09-22 - Mon[464] 4659 7448487 / 465 / 22
2003-09-24 - Wed[465] a programed reaction488 / 466 / 22
2003-09-26 - Fri[466] not d34d yet489 / 467 / 22
2003-09-29 - Mon[467] Fly, you fool490 / 468 / 22
2003-10-01 - Wed[468] cheating491 / 469 / 22
2003-10-03 - Fri[469] DPD: Artifact no. 1492 / 470 / 22
2003-10-06 - Mon[470] data recovery493 / 471 / 22
2003-10-08 - Wed[471] feeling trust494 / 472 / 22
2003-10-10 - Fri[472] I will punish you most painfully!495 / 473 / 22
2003-10-13 - Mon[473] just a little something496 / 474 / 22
2003-10-15 - Wed[474] that trojan pony497 / 475 / 22
2003-10-17 - Fri[475] i liked yours better498 / 476 / 22
2003-10-20 - Mon[476] pl4yin it ruff499 / 477 / 22
2003-10-22 - Wed[477] he's gone500 / 478 / 22
2003-10-24 - Fri[478] RL Adv. of Piro & Seraphim - dead service day501 / 479 / 22
2003-10-27 - Mon[479] hard hitting catnip502 / 480 / 22
2003-10-29 - Wed[480] Piro & Seraphim - hangin out in the UK (1 week break)503 / 481 / 22
2003-10-31 - FriMissed comic! (UK trip)504 / 481 / 23
2003-11-03 - MonMissed comic! (UK trip)505 / 481 / 24
2003-11-05 - Wed[481] [SGD] Ode to the chainsaw506 / 482 / 24
2003-11-07 - Fri[482] dead grli3s507 / 483 / 24
2003-11-10 - Mon[483] DPD: Bleah Example Worksheet Day508 / 484 / 24
2003-11-12 - Wed[484] falling off shelves509 / 485 / 24
2003-11-14 - Fri[485] extraordinarily massive510 / 486 / 24
2003-11-17 - Mon[486] credit limit511 / 487 / 24
2003-11-19 - Wed[487] proceeding with mission512 / 488 / 24
2003-11-21 - Fri[488] being decisive513 / 489 / 24
2003-11-24 - Mon[489] the ups and downs of hope514 / 490 / 24
2003-11-26 - Wed[490] make me!515 / 491 / 24
2003-11-28 - Fri[491] DPD: take all the color away516 / 492 / 24
2003-12-01 - Mon[492] live video feed517 / 493 / 24
2003-12-03 - Wed[493] sneaking dangerously518 / 494 / 24
2003-12-05 - Fri[494] SGD: Dom's Guide to Nonexistent Swag519 / 495 / 24
2003-12-08 - Mon[495] DPD: Presence Detail520 / 496 / 24
2003-12-10 - Wed[496] cellphone data521 / 497 / 24
2003-12-12 - Fri[497] he took a hamster in the face...522 / 498 / 24
2003-12-15 - Mon[498] DPD: Miho timesinking523 / 499 / 24
2003-12-17 - Wed[499] falling down524 / 500 / 24
2003-12-19 - Fri[500] illusions of safety525 / 501 / 24
2003-12-22 - Mon[501] Reassess the situation526 / 502 / 24
2003-12-24 - Wed[502] Christmas Cosplay527 / 503 / 24
2003-12-26 - FriMissed comic! (Christmas)528 / 503 / 25
2003-12-29 - Mon[503] arrested flight529 / 504 / 25
2003-12-31 - WedMissed comic! (Break)530 / 504 / 26
2004-01-02 - FriMissed comic! (Break)531 / 504 / 27
2004-01-05 - MonMissed comic! (Break)532 / 504 / 28
2004-01-07 - Wed[504] blown cover533 / 505 / 28
2004-01-09 - Fri[505] ph33r everything and everyone534 / 506 / 28
2004-01-12 - Mon[506] thanks535 / 507 / 28
2004-01-14 - Wed[507] pokapoka bento536 / 508 / 28
2004-01-16 - Fri[508] DPD: Japan Invasion537 / 509 / 28
2004-01-19 - Mon[509] SGD: Dom no kimyou na hatsuyume538 / 510 / 28
2004-01-21 - Wed[510] DPD: Artifacts - Pirojunk japan 2004539 / 511 / 28
2004-01-23 - Fri[511] so unlike you540 / 512 / 28
2004-01-26 - Mon[512] juggling and balancing541 / 513 / 28
2004-01-28 - Wed[513] worth the effort?542 / 514 / 28
2004-01-30 - Fri[514] the convenience of impracticality543 / 515 / 28
2004-02-02 - Mon[515] Angel Eye for the Geek Guy544 / 516 / 28
2004-02-04 - Wed[516] GTC: My Poor Little Benelli545 / 517 / 28
2004-02-06 - Fri[517] GTC: Mechanical Enhancements546 / 518 / 28
2004-02-09 - Mon[518] GTC: Runaway Process547 / 519 / 28
2004-02-11 - Wed[519] OSE: I need publicity548 / 520 / 28
2004-02-13 - Fri[520] GTC: more special, little pretty549 / 521 / 28
2004-02-16 - Mon[521] DPD: we got married :)550 / 522 / 28
2004-02-18 - Wed[522] GTC: a hands on approach551 / 523 / 28
2004-02-20 - Fri[523] GTC: 'rro seeing the lines552 / 524 / 28
2004-02-23 - Mon[524] GTC: piro dead arting553 / 525 / 28
2004-02-24 - TueExtra comic! - [525] GTC: hard reboot553 / 526 / 27
2004-02-25 - Wed[526] Chapter 05: Color Depth554 / 527 / 27
2004-02-27 - Fri[527] A preferable type555 / 528 / 27
2004-03-01 - Mon[528] little quirks556 / 529 / 27
2004-03-03 - Wed[529] take my roomates. please.557 / 530 / 27
2004-03-05 - Fri[530] bringing breakfast558 / 531 / 27
2004-03-08 - Mon[531] something bothering her559 / 532 / 27
2004-03-10 - Wed[532] the boss is calling560 / 533 / 27
2004-03-12 - Fri[533] many things Junpei not know561 / 534 / 27
2004-03-15 - Mon[534] terminal density562 / 535 / 27
2004-03-17 - Wed[535] connecting the dots563 / 536 / 27
2004-03-19 - Fri[536] The look that broke a thousand arms564 / 537 / 27
2004-03-22 - Mon[537] pride goeth before the fall565 / 538 / 27
2004-03-24 - Wed[538] incapable of movement566 / 539 / 27
2004-03-26 - Fri[539] Mr. Seto had a little accident567 / 540 / 27
2004-03-29 - Mon[540] Sight (scene 25-5C) - "Loss"568 / 541 / 27
2004-03-31 - Wed[541] a crying game569 / 542 / 27
2004-04-01 - ThuExtra comic! - [542] SGD: A new schedule569 / 543 / 26
2004-04-02 - Fri[543] digital weaknesses570 / 544 / 26
2004-04-05 - Mon[544] f33ling it571 / 545 / 26
2004-04-07 - Wed[545] I think we're done572 / 546 / 26
2004-04-09 - FriMissed comic!573 / 546 / 27
2004-04-12 - Mon[546] I thought you knew574 / 547 / 27
2004-04-14 - Wed[547] many unfinished battles575 / 548 / 27
2004-04-16 - Fri[548] Idol Worship576 / 549 / 27
2004-04-19 - Mon[549] OSE - mail from home577 / 550 / 27
2004-04-21 - Wed[550] playin' in the park578 / 551 / 27
2004-04-23 - Fri[551] guilty conscience579 / 552 / 27
2004-04-26 - MonMissed comic! (Sakuracon)580 / 552 / 28
2004-04-28 - Wed[552] when she's bad, she's really bad581 / 553 / 28
2004-04-30 - FriMissed comic! (Sakuracon)582 / 553 / 29
2004-05-03 - Mon[553] an abstract, cartoonish thing583 / 554 / 29
2004-05-05 - Wed[554] relax, we'll be back584 / 555 / 29
2004-05-07 - Fri[555] don't know why i worried about her585 / 556 / 29
2004-05-10 - Mon[556] just like that586 / 557 / 29
2004-05-12 - Wed[557] not something she seems to welcome587 / 558 / 29
2004-05-14 - Fri[558] lame lines like that?588 / 559 / 29
2004-05-17 - Mon[559] images and a voice589 / 560 / 29
2004-05-19 - Wed[560] brutal elegance590 / 561 / 29
2004-05-21 - Fri[561] pondering destruction591 / 562 / 29
2004-05-24 - Mon[562] demonstration over592 / 563 / 29
2004-05-26 - Wed[563] sulking into some comic books593 / 564 / 29
2004-05-28 - Fri[564] SGD: Ed's social graces594 / 565 / 29
2004-05-31 - Mon[565] DPD - picnicking darkly595 / 566 / 29
2004-06-02 - Wed[566] poor stitching596 / 567 / 29
2004-06-04 - Fri[567] getting it over with597 / 568 / 29
2004-06-07 - Mon[568] DPD: Darkwoods Pirogoeth598 / 569 / 29
2004-06-09 - Wed[569] boo hoo.599 / 570 / 29
2004-06-11 - Fri[570] totally vulnerable600 / 571 / 29
2004-06-14 - Mon[571] look what the cat dragged in601 / 572 / 29
2004-06-16 - Wed[572] emotional involvement602 / 573 / 29
2004-06-18 - Fri[573] not a real smile603 / 574 / 29
2004-06-21 - Mon[574] player statistics604 / 575 / 29
2004-06-23 - Wed[575] a disturbing smile605 / 576 / 29
2004-06-25 - Fri[576] aftershocks606 / 577 / 29
2004-06-28 - Mon[577] supporting fire607 / 578 / 29
2004-06-30 - Wed[578] shrapnel makes good souvenirs608 / 579 / 29
2004-07-02 - Fri[579] Seraphim's Live Journal Theater609 / 580 / 29
2004-07-05 - Mon[580] into the breach610 / 581 / 29
2004-07-07 - Wed[581] no safe places for a false idol611 / 582 / 29
2004-07-09 - Fri[582] evil rumors612 / 583 / 29
2004-07-12 - Mon[583] upcomming events613 / 584 / 29
2004-07-14 - Wed[584] my game614 / 585 / 29
2004-07-16 - Fri[585] a call for help615 / 586 / 29
2004-07-19 - Mon[586] proper sighting616 / 587 / 29
2004-07-21 - Wed[587] look who's leaving617 / 588 / 29
2004-07-23 - FriMissed comic! (San Diego Comic Con)618 / 588 / 30
2004-07-26 - MonMissed comic! (San Diego Comic Con)619 / 588 / 31
2004-07-28 - Wed[588] MegaGear Montage: Shameless Product Placement620 / 589 / 31
2004-07-30 - Fri[589] Largo vs. Man Moeko621 / 590 / 31
2004-08-02 - Mon[590] I couldn't do anything...622 / 591 / 31
2004-08-04 - Wed[591] captured spirits623 / 592 / 31
2004-08-06 - Fri[592] creative english624 / 593 / 31
2004-08-09 - Mon[593] casualty assessment625 / 594 / 31
2004-08-11 - Wed[594] applying pressure626 / 595 / 31
2004-08-13 - Fri[595] breathing627 / 596 / 31
2004-08-16 - Mon[596] a volume discount628 / 597 / 31
2004-08-18 - Wed[597] unexploded ordnance629 / 598 / 31
2004-08-20 - Fri[598] a little chaos630 / 599 / 31
2004-08-23 - Mon[599] a defusing glomp631 / 600 / 31
2004-08-25 - Wed[600] Upabove Station - LvP632 / 601 / 31
2004-08-27 - Fri[601] something wrong?633 / 602 / 31
2004-08-30 - Mon[602] just a sec...634 / 603 / 31
2004-09-01 - Wed[603] going with whatya got635 / 604 / 31
2004-09-03 - Fri[604] i put myself here, i'll stay here636 / 605 / 31
2004-09-06 - Mon[605] battles should be fought to be won637 / 606 / 31
2004-09-08 - Wed[606] watching people play638 / 607 / 31
2004-09-10 - Fri[607] can't go in there639 / 608 / 31
2004-09-13 - Mon[608] endgames - depopulation and wayfinding640 / 609 / 31
2004-09-15 - Wed[609] groping for happiness641 / 610 / 31
2004-09-17 - Fri[610] train wrecks642 / 611 / 31
2004-09-20 - Mon[611] hurting fans643 / 612 / 31
2004-09-22 - Wed[612] playing poorly644 / 613 / 31
2004-09-24 - Fri[613] but some girls like pathetic dorks645 / 614 / 31
2004-09-27 - Mon[614] i wish i could start over646 / 615 / 31
2004-09-29 - Wed[615] have a cookie?647 / 616 / 31
2004-10-01 - Fri[616] talent scouting648 / 617 / 31
2004-10-04 - Mon[617] don't we all...649 / 618 / 31
2004-10-06 - Wed[618] such a silly idea650 / 619 / 31
2004-10-08 - Fri[619] still a mess in here651 / 620 / 31
2004-10-11 - Mon[620] 2wo ch1x0rz652 / 621 / 31
2004-10-13 - Wed[621] going away653 / 622 / 31
2004-10-15 - Fri[622] flirting and cleaning654 / 623 / 31
2004-10-18 - Mon[623] are you capable of playing this?655 / 624 / 31
2004-10-20 - Wed[624] DPD: Hmph.656 / 625 / 31
2004-10-22 - Fri[625] Who do you play?657 / 626 / 31
2004-10-25 - Mon[626] they want to be free!658 / 627 / 31
2004-10-27 - Wed[627] a mismatched pair659 / 628 / 31
2004-10-29 - Fri[628] finding happiness where you can660 / 629 / 31
2004-11-01 - Mon[629] Shipping methods661 / 630 / 31
2004-11-03 - Wed[630] DPD: Sad Kimiko @ Takaido Station662 / 631 / 31
2004-11-05 - Fri[631] mashing buttons663 / 632 / 31
2004-11-08 - Mon[632] toasting the end of a long day664 / 633 / 31
2004-11-10 - Wed[633] measurable progress665 / 634 / 31
2004-11-12 - Fri[634] DPD: Endgames preview - sparklebunny burning666 / 635 / 31
2004-11-15 - Mon[635] OSE: Adventures in running your own biz!667 / 636 / 31
2004-11-17 - Wed[636] SGD: Leg work668 / 637 / 31
2004-11-19 - Fri[637] OSE: endgames::groupattack669 / 638 / 31
2004-11-22 - Mon[638] Fashion Trip around the World!670 / 639 / 31
2004-11-24 - Wed[639] Chapter 6: Operational Insecurity671 / 640 / 31
2004-11-26 - Fri[640] DPD: Endgames preview - Fougoureth672 / 641 / 31
2004-11-29 - Mon[641] ph34r of head injuries673 / 642 / 31
2004-12-01 - Wed[642] intimidation674 / 643 / 31
2004-12-03 - Fri[643] wanting to know more about you675 / 644 / 31
2004-12-06 - Mon[644] open your eyes676 / 645 / 31
2004-12-08 - Wed[645] Meanwhile... A wish for rockets that work677 / 646 / 31
2004-12-10 - Fri[646] Meanwhile... Dom Sings Barry!678 / 647 / 31
2004-12-13 - Mon[647] guestart: girlsnightout.p4k679 / 648 / 31
2004-12-15 - WedMissed comic! (Hassle over MegaTokyo book 3)680 / 648 / 32
2004-12-16 - ThuExtra comic! (Hassle over MegaTokyo book 3) - [648] please stop680 / 649 / 31
2004-12-17 - FriMissed comic! (Hassle over MegaTokyo book 3)681 / 649 / 32
2004-12-20 - Mon[649] i will do it myself682 / 650 / 32
2004-12-22 - Wed[650] pre-assembled abominations683 / 651 / 32
2004-12-24 - Fri[651] so sweet684 / 652 / 32
2004-12-27 - Mon[652] cute frenetic panic685 / 653 / 32
2004-12-29 - Wed[653] static can be deadly686 / 654 / 32
2004-12-31 - Fri[654] cute little gym shorts687 / 655 / 32
2005-01-03 - Mon[655] don't want to think about it688 / 656 / 32
2005-01-05 - Wed[656] DPD: Photoblog :: Kumakuma689 / 657 / 32
2005-01-07 - Fri[657] 270 seconds690 / 658 / 32
2005-01-10 - Mon[658] really soft691 / 659 / 32
2005-01-12 - Wed[659] there is no luck692 / 660 / 32
2005-01-14 - Fri[660] pretty girl discount693 / 661 / 32
2005-01-17 - Mon[661] missed calls694 / 662 / 32
2005-01-19 - Wed[662] expressing obsessions695 / 663 / 32
2005-01-21 - Fri[663] say what you feel696 / 664 / 32
2005-01-24 - Mon[664] i don't want to ruin it697 / 665 / 32
2005-01-26 - Wed[665] afraid?698 / 666 / 32
2005-01-28 - Fri[666] a commodity699 / 667 / 32
2005-01-31 - Mon[667] please be there700 / 668 / 32
2005-02-02 - Wed[668] low load limit701 / 669 / 32
2005-02-04 - Fri[669] DPD: Junpei702 / 670 / 32
2005-02-07 - Mon[670] probably busy anyway703 / 671 / 32
2005-02-09 - Wed[671] a lot to do704 / 672 / 32
2005-02-11 - Fri[672] hiding in plain sight705 / 673 / 32
2005-02-14 - Mon[673] bargain shopping706 / 674 / 32
2005-02-16 - Wed[674] honor much safer707 / 675 / 32
2005-02-18 - Fri[675] such a serious young man708 / 676 / 32
2005-02-21 - Mon[676] losing sense of feeling709 / 677 / 32
2005-02-23 - Wed[677] DPD: Sick Piro Day Art Lesson #1710 / 678 / 32
2005-02-24 - ThuExtra comic! - [678] some expert710 / 679 / 31
2005-02-25 - Fri[679] showing interest711 / 680 / 31
2005-02-28 - Mon[680] something for me712 / 681 / 31
2005-03-02 - Wed[681] damage was taken713 / 682 / 31
2005-03-04 - Fri[682] ice cubes714 / 683 / 31
2005-03-07 - Mon[683] crazy talk715 / 684 / 31

The last comic taken into account here is #683 from Monday, March 7, 2005. If I feel the irresistible urge to update this page at some time in the future I will, but I certainly won't be updating every time Fred uploads - or doesn't upload - a new comic. I'll probably leave it for at least a year.

Analysis

The final total of 31 missed comics may be a little harsh. In August 2001, Fred moved to a Tuesday/Thursday schedule for four weeks, which he stuck to, though the program doesn't take that into account, so we can probably forgive him those four comics. There are four more comic he misses due to hosting issues, though would it be too much to expect these to be made up to the readers at a later date?

However, completely overlooked in this listing because it'd take a complete run through the MT archive which I don't have the time or energy for, are the many, many, MANY Dead Piro Days, Shirt Guy Dom days, and miscellaneous other filler strips which, entertaining or not, didn't contribute any material to the main course of the MegaTokyo story arc. Classifying a strip as part of the "comic proper" or not is a risky business, there are too many grey areas, but fortunately we don't need to. At the bottom of almost every comic is a tiny footer indicating the date of the comic, and both the raw comic number (listed in square brackets in the table above) AND the "actual" comic number, discounting filler strips. For comic #683 this reads "03.07.2005 [0683] 06:38" which means this is "actual" comic number 638. At least, it is according to Fred, and who am I to argue?

So the final breakdown is this:

  • Optimal number of comics: 715
  • Number of comics we could fairly expect: 707 (100%)
  • Number of "real" comics: 638 (90%)
  • Number of filler comics: 46 (7%)
  • Number of missed comics: 23 (3%)

There you have it: on average, one in ten MegaTokyo comics are filler or missing.

Comments

I will say this much: I stopped reading MT a long, long time ago, predominantly due to Fred's unreliability. I know it was only stickmen, but I managed a thousand straight daily comics without missing a beat! And Penny Arcade are regular as clockwork, come rain, shine, gaming convention, illness or baby. Is it too much to expect from a man whose comic is his full-time job that he at least occasionally meet his deadlines?

Well, that's enough editorialising for one day. Time to Riem some surfaces.

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