I’m a big fan of Bill Amend’s Foxtrot. Not only do Jason Fox and I share a first name and a lot of other traits but I can play along with the jokes and I love solving the puzzles or binary codes that have appeared in the comic strip over the year. Today’s strip (8-26-2012) features Paige and her friend discussing boys in their yearbook. Something about the names mentioned sounded familiar. Here’s the strip, see if you notice the same thing.
The male names mentioned are all of webcomic artists.
Richie Munroe = Randall Munroe of XKCD
Randy Kurtz = Scott Kurtz of PvPOnline
Scotty Stevens = Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties
Chris Stroub = Kris Straub of Checkerboard Nightmare and Starslip
Mike Holkins = Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade
Mateo Inman = Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal
Brad Kellett = Dave Kellett of Sheldon and Drive and Brad Guigar of Evil Inc. who co-authored a book on How to Make Webcomics with Kellett, Kurtz, and Straub
Ron Josenberg = Jonathan Rosenberg of Goats
Frame 1 scrambles similar first names around with the last names whereas the other frames rely more on combinations or alterations to the names.
Any other thoughts?