Back in 2003 my ongoing fascination with randomness lead me to work with google, writing stories, character designs, theories, even a manifesto, the standard method being to feed google part of a sentence, eg, "was inside the" and take the top resulting sentence. Once the results began to seem weirdly coherent, narrative inevitably followed, and I made some interesting progress, before abandoning the idea to write a comic strip about sex-crazed occult investigators.
At the same time, I also did a few google minicomics, "in the beginning" was the only one done in colour. So this week's strip
represents my pick from a 16-page minicomic -- the missing panels include "in the beginning was the vowel", "in the beginning was soft darkness", "in the beginning was a bag and a blonde" (the new user icon's from that panel) and a few others, I forget.
Top result for googling "in the beginning" then was "in the beginning was the Command Line", Neal Stephenson's online prose piece about, well, gods, haven't you read it? Read it
. Now it's been knocked off the top spot by the Agape christian
companionship search, In the Beginning fabrics, and Creation Science: Home of the hydroplate theory. There's progress for you.
The original artwork for this minicomic is lost.