Category:Comics posted on livejournal

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Before Randall acquired the xkcd website, he started by posting comics on LiveJournal (specifically http://xkcd-drawings.livejournal.com/). The comics posted on LiveJournal were reposted on the xkcd site, although not always in the same order.

The first comic posted on LiveJournal was 7: Girl sleeping (Sketch -- 11th grade Spanish class), posted on September 9th, 2005, and the 52nd and last comic posted on LiveJournal was 55: Useless, posted on January 27th, 2006. The last posting to the LiveJournal account was on April 23rd, 2006, saying the account would be deleted soon. As of 15:56 on September 22, 2018, the account still exists.

The xkcd web site opened up on the 1st of January 2006. All comics posted before that on LiveJournal was added to xkcd on this day, but in a different order. The next 11 post on LiveJournal from 45: Schrodinger to the last 55: Useless were posted (almost) simultaneous both on LiveJournal and on xkcd.

For some reason 54: Science was released a week earlier on LiveJournal than on xkcd, switching release date with 51: Malaria. The three comics coming after this on LiveJournal (that is from 51: Malaria to the second last 53: Hobby) has their release dates shifted one comic release day a head, compared to the xkcd release date. 54: Science was finally released, just before the final LiveJournal comic was released, which meant that the last comic on LiveJournal was released the same day on both sites.

When the next comic, 56: The Cure, came out on xkcd on January 30th, 2006 the following message was posted at the same day on LiveJournal:

I'm closing down this journal. Friend the new feed.

Most of the comics posted on LiveJournal had different texts under them (none had image text), and many had comments by LiveJournal users.

See the original page with broken pictures here: xkcd-drawings.livejournal.com and a backup with many original pictures here: LiveJournal on archive.org