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Twitter the Comic is a Tumblr-based webcomic which translates funny, witty or absurd tweets into 4-panel comic strips. Many of the tweets are from accounts that are considered part of Weird Twitter.
On November 19th, 2012, artist Mike Rosenthal of VectorBelly posted a series of five comic strips to his Tumblr blog. The most popular one of these (shown below, left) has gained nearly 8,000 notes as of April 2013. The strip was based on a tweet made by @pissrifle on August 14th, 2012. The tweet has gained more than 1,500 retweets and 2,300 favorites as of April 2013.
On November 27th, Pleated Jeans highlighted a series of ten of these comics, including a fan submission to the blog by @cscomics. The same day, another selection of the comics, along with their original tweets, was shared on Buzzfeed. In November, the blog was featured on cartoon and art blog Daily Dawdle. In January 2013, the blog saw additional attention from Techcrunch, Imgur and Reddit, where a comic about sarcasm gained 3,145 upvotes and 1973 points before being archived.
In February 2013, Rosenthal submitted a photoset containing ten of his comics to the Great Tumblr Book Search competition. The post was featured on Tumblr’s LOL and Comics tags, accruing more than 98,000 notes as of April 2013, when the project was announced as one of the runners-up in the competition. In 2013, Twitter: The Comic has also been featured on Cheezburger, Laughing Squid and Trendhunter.
Twitter The Comic – A comic based on one of the greatest tweets of our generation.
Pleated Jeans – Twitter the Comic: Comics Based on People’s Tweets
Daily Dawdle – Twitter the Comic: Comics Based on Funny Tweets (5 Pics)