It was launched on August 1, Jacques makes his living exclusively from QC merchandising and advertising, making him one of the few professional webcomic artists. The plot originally centered on Marten Reed, an indie rock aficionado ; his anthropomorphized personal computer Pintsize; his roommate, Faye Whitaker; their mutual friend, Dora Bianchi; and their neighbor Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham. However, over time a supporting cast of characters has grown to include employees of the local coffee shop, neighbors, and androids. QC 's storytelling style combines romantic melodrama , situational comedy , and sexual humor , while considering questions of relationships, sexuality, dealing with emotional trauma, and, as of late, artificial intelligence and futurism. In , Jacques worked at a local Easthampton, Massachusetts , newspaper answering telephones. According to Jacques, the large amount of free time and access to the Internet led him to read webcomics "as something to do".
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Back to the main page. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. Aborted Arc : A lot. A few of these get picked up again later. Many semi-regular character relationships end up this way, but as it IS a webcomic with Loads and Loads of Characters , this is to be expected to some extent. Marten had a blog at one point, but then the plot thread got dropped and we never found out what happened to it. There was a character named Sara working at the coffee shop early on, but then she disappeared.
Pintsize is Marten 's model  Windows  AnthroPC , and was the second character introduced in the comic's first strip. He is a companion to Marten and frequently used for comic relief, throw-away gags or to add punchlines to a strip. He can often be found with Winslow. He is one of only three characters in the strip to have his own plush version. Installation of additional RAM into Pintsize caused him to talk too fast. He visited Smif College Williston library to get 19th-century pornography fro an archaelogy project. Pintsize has worried that his antics had been becoming too predictable.
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