Artist & Writer: Jeffrey T. Darlington
Rating: E for Everyone
Who will like it: Dilbert, sci-fi, and video game fans
Review by Brutilus
This is a strip about a small software company. Nick the inventor and lead programmer is the short guy you see in the logo above.
GPF Software is run by a soft hearted guy named Dwayne. He handles day to day business whilst his staff of cracker jack tech heads (Nick, Ki, & Dexter)makes all of his and Trent promises realities. To help the programmers keep on programming, his network guru (Sharon) keeps the hackers out while Fred (a slime mold with a PhD) answers the tech support calls.
There are two former members of GPF’s staff that have gone missing: Fooker and Trudy. Fooker has been forced to work full time for the U.G.A. (Undisclosed Government Agency) to keep his friends from having to abandon their normal lives. Trudy is on the run from the law after her ultimate scheme to take over the world failed.
Jeffrey Darlington has managed to build one heck of a readership while keeping everything PG rated. He does a great job with satirizing current geek and pseudo-geek trends. The artwork hasn’t changed much over the years, but his unique style was already pretty developed when he started the strip. He also frequently es crossovers with other strips. Just by reading GPF, I’ve been turned on to a half dozen other web comics.
GPF is one of the oldest web comics out there. It started back in 1998 and all the back strips are available both in the free online archive and in book format from Plan
GPF is updated 7 days a week.