Gunnerkrigg Court

science-fantasy webcomic

Gunnerkrigg Court is a science-fantasy webcomic written and illustrated by Tom Siddell and launched in April 2005. The comic has been critically acclaimed and has won numerous Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards, as well as receiving positive reviews for its artwork and storytelling.

Comic Edit

  • Within the first week of my attendance, I began noticing a number of strange occurrences. The most prevalent of these oddities being the fact that I seemed to have obtained a second shadow.
    • Chapter 1, p. 2
  • There was only one sensible solution to this problem.
    Annie: "I must construct a robotic walking device which will provide you with transit across the bridge!"
    • Chapter 1, p. 6
  • Nobody likes clowns.
    • Chapter 3, p. 68
  • We have rules for a reason. For your safety. And if you're going to break them, you should try harder to not get caught.
    • Chapter 9, p. 162
  • Robot Guard: No, I said Halt, not "Run Away"!
    Robot Guard 2: Maybe they didn't understand. Say it again!
    • Chapter 12, p. 219
  • Two interesting things happened on this day. The first was the end of the school year. And the second was when a god emerged from Gillitie Wood. We'll come to the latter in a moment.
    • Chapter 14, p. 261
  • The world continues to spin, pup.
    • Chapter 16, p. 356
  • Annie: Are... are you trying to make me angry?
    Jones: Yes. It helps me assess your character.
    • Chapter 17, p. 369
  • You can soon take stock of a person when you give them a blade.
    • Chapter 17, p. 371
  • A sword is a tool designed to inflict pain or death on a fellow human! Often spiritualised and glorified, they also serve as a physical metaphor for humanity's eternal, savage thirst for destruction!
    • Chapter 17, p. 396
  • Annie: Hmm, an ominous passage that plunges into an inky blackness, sealed behind lock and chain.
    Kat: You know what this means.
    Annie: We must see where it leads!
    Kat: Damn straight!
    • Chapter 18, p. 411
  • Annie: Coyote, how did you come to be in this forest? Are you not far from home?
    Coyote: The world is my home!
    • Chapter 20, p. 490
  • Coyote: How is that for an enigmatic answer?
    Ysengrin: Very enigmatic. It barely answers anything at all.
    Annie: In fact, it raises more questions than before.
    Coyote: Hahaha! Aw come on, I can't tell you everything right away! That would make for a boring story, don't you think?
    • Chapter 20, p. 499
  • Haha! Not just cows, laser cows! They keep the grass trim. Just like real cows! Only with lasers.
    • Chapter 24, p. 604
  • Hmm, there's a lesson in all this. ... Never let sixty angry kids use a herd of laser cows to take over your house.
    • Chapter 24, p. 632
  • I continue to turn my face upwards, measuring the same temperature, the same humidity, radiation and thousands of other variables. But now a new metric has been added. The number of angels I have seen is "one". And I will keep watch for more.
    • Chapter 25, p. 662

Author's comments Edit

  • My school had one of these [artificial habitats]. No wait, they had a bike rack.
    • Chapter 6, p. 98
  • I forgot to include a character that says "Uh, I don't think that's such a good idea", at every juncture.
    • Chapter 18, p. 428
  • If you find yourself in a social situation, make threats.
    • Chapter 19, p. 452
  • Scientific test number 1: Poke it.
    • Chapter 20, p. 492

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