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Maybe… I Am the Fool

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Do you have a favorite webcomic that you check every day? A better question is, do you check more than one webcomic every day? Because if you do, today may have given you a case of deja vu. They all have the same story, same gag, even the same punchline! Who is stealing from who?

(Image credit: Lunarbaboon)

It didn’t take long for accusations of plagiarism to start flying on Twitter. Readers even lined up behind their favorite comics. But it was all an April Fool’s Day prank. Webcomic artists from all over got together and planned this.

(Image credit: Pie Comic)

Just like women meteorologists, webcomic artists have their own private Facebook group where they talk shop. It was there that Alex Norris of Dorris McComics shared a template for today’s joke, and the other artists ran with it. They each have their own style, even if the joke is the same. See 29 of the webcomics in this imgur gallery. -via Metafilter


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"Just like women meteorologists..." I like that; it's like Cyanide and Happiness, Berkeley Mews, Dorris McComics, Awkward Yeti and the rest all wore the same dress. But there were some interesting variations, like when 1111comics.me did it to a Gremlin.

Pssst: you have the wrong link for the Imgur gallery, it's http://imgur.com/gallery/Oxyp1
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