Scenes From a Multiverse: wicked webcomic mixes science, net.humor, high weirdness

By Cory Doctorow

Scenes from a Multiverse, the delightfully weird webcomic from John Rosenberg (creator of the transcendently bizarre Goats, is now available in book form. Rosenberg created Scenes as a more accessible alternative to Goats, whose convoluted storylines, while immensely entertaining (and mindbending) required quite a commitment to follow. By contrast, Scenes mostly takes the form of stand-alone one-page scenes from various parallel dimensions (though there are some multi-installment stories that revisit some of the deeper weird beloved by Goats aficionados). Rosenberg's humor blends science, high weirdness and pop culture in a mix that is not quite like any other, and I could read him all day long. See below for some of my favorite strips from the collection.






Published 7:37 am Fri, Oct 21, 2011

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About the Author

I write books. My latest are: a YA graphic novel called In Real Life (with Jen Wang); a nonfiction book about the arts and the Internet called Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age (with introductions by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer) and a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.

12 Responses to “Scenes From a Multiverse: wicked webcomic mixes science, net.humor, high weirdness”

  1. a) Love that you featured this, it is a great comic b) Jonathan, not Scott…

  2. TraverJ says:

    The Alt Text on Hover makes these comics even better. Bunnies Planet Zone of the Adorable is great. 

  3. alephxero says:

    I’m a big fan of Cornelius Snarlington, Business Deer.  And if you know what’s good for you, you will be too.

  4. querent says:

    wow.  gonna check this some out.

  5. matt H says:

    “a spoon-loving pinko robot spy who’s gay-marrying himself on space drugs”
    that’s probably the best line from a web comic that i’ve ever read.

  6. strangefriend says:

    John Rosenberg was the first to use Hitler for comic effect on the internet with his ‘Good Hitler’ movies in Goats.

  7. alissa mower clough says:

    Man, I’m gonna have to start getting addicted to webcomics all over again. Sheesh.

  8. GTMoogle says:

    Best:  The hitlercorn icon from this showed up as the summary image when a friend posted the awesome US money story on G+

  9. Stefan Jones says:

    I still have Goats bookmarked and check it once a week or so. But after a year of Multiverse,I really don’t know if I’d care if it restarted. Just too darn convoluted.

    Multiverse is wonderfully twisted. The recent spin on Chalker’s Well World and centaur obsession was hilarious.

  10. fnc says:

    That is some -intensely- good stuff.

  11. Jon Rosenberg says:

    Shucks, you guys. I’m blushing.

  12. nicolehh says:

    Really cool. Thats new, were can i buy it?

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