The Comic Circle and Square hate each other and battle in a never-ending game of one-upsmanship. They are always fighting about something, be it grandiose, trivial, or patently absurd. There are many other shapes in Shapeland, the endless plane on which this comic takes place, and there is no shortage of argument going on between them either! The comic updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. All the characters in Circle Versus Square are basic shapes or symbols with no defining features other than their geometry, and their zany personalities! Circle Versus Square is a pixel comic featuring all original artwork, built brick by brick. While many of the strips have no real environment, props, or background, the rule is broken with great regularity. The font used is Andy bold. Circle Versus Square won first place in Writing at the 2008 Webcomic Readers Choice Awards, hosted at frumph.net. The comic was also awarded third place in the categories of Supporting Character (Rectangle), Antagonist (Pentagon), and New Comic.
The Author Michael Wakcher is a 25-year-old graduate of Lake Forest College, who currently resides in Los Angeles. In addition to Circle Versus Square, he also writes The Werewif, a webcomic created and illustrated by Gwydhar Bratton. Beyond comics, Wakcher is also a news satire writer for Red Tractor-USA (listed here). His article, "Nation's Pathetic Try Hard To Break Stereotypes, Fail," was featured on the New York Times Laugh Lines on June 29th, 2008. Wakcher's work can also be seen at Wakcher.com, a library of over 365 original quotes and witticisms. The site also serves as a hub for his other projects. Finally, he runs Umbrage.org, and encourages all of you, now that you have heard him talk about himself for three paragraphs, to go there and take some umbrage! Did he say "three" paragraphs? He meant "two."
The Site The site is a home brewed effort made with many hours of assistance from a dear friend. I do my best to keep the site viewable using the tools I have, and it will work in major browsers and many of the obscure ones. Still, feel free to report any issues that come up on your browser and I'll let you know if it's the kind of thing I can fix on short notice. At this point I'd also like to give a shout out to Miles Grover of Thinkin' Lincoln, Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics, and Randall Munroe of XKCD, as I have often referred to their sites as examples of awesome site design. I also thank Miles for giving me all sorts of awesome advice when I started up the comic. The site is best viewed with an offbeat sense of humor.
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Circle Versus Square: by Wakcher
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