3: Island (sketch)

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Island (sketch)
Original title: Island
Hello, islandOriginal caption: I draw these a lot.
Title text: Hello, island

Original caption: I draw these a lot.


This was the third comic originally posted to LiveJournal. The previous one was 4: Landscape (sketch), and the next one was 2: Petit Trees (sketch). It was among the first thirteen comics posted to LiveJournal within 12 minutes on September 30, 2005, on the first day of the xkcd LiveJournal account.

This comic does not present a particular point, it's just a picture drawn by Randall. The title text may be a reference to the classical "Hello, world!" program, traditionally the first program a developer runs when learning a new programming language.


[A green island surrounded by blue water]


This is the only comic that has the same number both on xkcd.com and on LiveJournal.

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It looks a bit like Saba, in the Caribbean. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

It's a hippo

I think the bumps on the top of the peak make a look like a hippopotamus-shaped island. 19:48, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Is it just me or is the title text explanation trying to say something? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This looks a lot like the island with an old airfield in Kerbal Space Program. 09:15, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

The first beta release of Kerbal Space Program was in 2015, this comic is form 2005. --Dgbrt (talk) 19:44, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
I know. Clearly Randall is a time-traveler! (The beta release was in 2011, by the way.) 13:31, 22 November 2018 (UTC)