Guest Strip – Nedroid

Sammy, a snail is not an appropriate hat for a Friday! You will be shunned by Society.

Nedroid has been teaching him some bad manners. But he will do that. Look at the irresponsible stuff that goes on in his mind.

Oh wait, that’s pretty neat.

Hee hee!

Wow. Sweet backflip!

I’ve changed my mind. Nedroid is sitting atop the cutting edge of fashion and waving at all of us down on the other edge – the one that isn’t for cutting at all.

And that is where he sits also on comics – the cutting edge of the paper. (Yesss. Totally nailed that segue).

To be not-a-total-dick for a second, I simply am unforgivably ill-prepared to adequately explain just how much respect I have for this man and his staggeringly brilliant comics and illustrations.

I’m going to say this with 100% certainty though – I have never seen or read a single thing from him I have not totally loved with my entire heart.

His comics are adorable and undeniably hilarious – they manage to capture so expertly and precisely that simple and relatable feeling of real friendship. The companionship, the embarrassment, the ignorance, the jealousy, the exploration and wonderment, and particularly that special kind of friendship that is difficult to manufacture outside of your childhood. He does that with such a misleadingly simple style that you could be forgiven for thinking it was easily done. You could be. But you’d be fucking wrong. Fucking wrong.

Honestly, everything I could say feels hopelessly inadequate.

I just… want to stammer out that the man is … The Best. His work is like air that I need to breathe, or perhaps more like a glorious caffiene addiction that I will just go insane without. Most of my desktop wallpapers are Nedroid illustrations and I only mention that because nothing, really, ever makes me even think of my desktop wallpaper until I see a drawing of his and I realise I need an excuse to stare at it all the time.

You can see his stuff on Nedroid.com or on his LiveJournal page (like myself and many others), and he also colours Dr McNinja these days! He’s a busy, busy guy and I love him for filling my world with unicorns and puppies and Cosby.

Thankyou, Nedroid!

- Rebecca Clements

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i disagree heartily with the first commenter; words don’t do nedroid’s subtlety and awesomeness justice but yours come pretty close.


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