Sunday was the 8th Annual Blue Beanie Day in support of web standards, a thing that will either make sense to you or not at all, depending if you make websites for a living. Either way, it sounds like a great reason to launch HTMLOSPHERE, a multi-part adventure that takes place inside a webpage. Join our intrepid adventurers as they journey to the document root element to solve the mystery of why their page is broken. (SPOILER: it’s not because of IE8 support.)

The art in this series is going look a little rough. I started drawing this story last spring, before I had launched Neat Hobby, when I was still figuring out how to do stuff like “draw” with a “computer.” I considered re-drawing these pages before launch but naaah, it’s more fun to tell the story than re-do my amateur art.

So, let’s ship it, like the man says. There will be some interludes, but this storyline should take us well into 2015. You in? I am! For the next fifteen pages at least.

Welcome to HTMLOSPHERE, please mind the gap.

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