Looking for a webcomic December 14, 2015 1:22 AM   Subscribe

I've been unsuccessfully trying to search for a webcomic posted in the comments (maybe a couple/few years ago?) about a nerd 'Rip Van Winkle' illustrating the difference between the promise of 'nerds then' -- perhaps around 30 years back -- to the comparative letdown of 'nerds now'. Ring any bells? I thought it might have been SMBC, but looking through the archives, I'm pretty sure it's not. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks :)
posted by kliuless to MetaFilter-Related at 1:22 AM (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

There was a SMBC Theater sketch on this sort of topic, with a woman going back to tell nerds of the 80's what the future held for nerddom. Could this be what you're thinking of?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:48 PM on December 14, 2015

this one? close! but it was a webcomic :P
posted by kliuless at 2:11 PM on December 14, 2015

Maybe from Pictures for Sad Children? The site no longer has the series of comics I'm thinking of, but here they are on someone's blog. No Rip Van Winkle, but there is a ghost... and the reference to thirty years is for the future. The art style is quite different from SMBC's, though...
posted by Mister Cheese at 12:23 PM on December 15, 2015

Was it this one?

On a side note, when I started searching, I could have sworn it was SMBC too, but couldn't find anything that fit.

Which reminds me - did anyone figure out that paint can splash from a sitcom intro thing?
posted by A hidden well at 6:30 PM on December 15, 2015

Is it this from Nobody Scores? ("It's 2010, man! The nerds have won!")
posted by seikleja at 5:18 PM on December 16, 2015 [5 favorites]

yay, that's it! thanks seikleja, and thanks everyone else too; it's much appreciated :D
posted by kliuless at 9:41 PM on December 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

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