21 Photos - Jul 25, 2011
Photo: This one was sent to me separately by the wielder of the knowledge plank and his victim! The one holding the two-by-four included this note: “I am a member and instructor at TechShop Durham, a hi-tech workshop space in Durham NC. We took time out at our first membership meeting and potluck for some hilarity.” They ended up sending me a Two-By-Four. It's one of my most prized possessions.Photo: Eric writes “My 2yo nephew loves your book — although he is two, unable to read and French speaking.”Photo: Reader Amy from Fort Worth has a work area full of fantasticness — just what we’d expect from a graphic artist. But while the desk is busy with cluttery fun, the desktop is a work of simplicity.Reader Michael: “Here are comic on the wall in my cubicle. 2 things that brighten up my day. Basic Instructions and titties.” High Praise indeed!Photo: Parry sent photos of himself performing with his band while wearing a shirt that is the last word in elegance. I like how in the last photo it looks like the shirt is holding the guitar.Photo: I later found out that he's playing a mandolin, not a guitar.Photo: This fearsome rendering of the grim and terrible Snake Ape in the medium of balloon-animal-balloons was crafted by the hands of one James “The Amazing Christopher” Wiske. He's a balloon twister / magician / first name collector, in Tulsa, OK.Photo: Reader Amy from Fort Worth has a work area full of fantasticness — just what we’d expect from a graphic artist. But while the desk is busy with cluttery fun, the desktop is a work of simplicity.Photo: A while back, a strip discussed how to share a favorite TV show with a friend. The TV show used as an example was “Ace of Cakes”. Shortly after the strip ran online, Mary Alice from Charm City Cakes contacted Scott to let him know that they loved the strip. And ever since then, you can occasionally catch a glimpse of where they taped the strip up on a pillar inside the bakery. Awesome!Photo: Reader Jeremy from Baton Rouge says: “Here is a picture of the Basic Instructions comic that brightens up my work nook everyday.” Indeed, Jug Band can bring joy to anyone’s life. But I think the nook-brightening is helped by other awesomeness like Domo figurines, a tiki head pen cup, Riddler Pez, and that classic The Blob movie poster. Nice cube, Jeremy!Photo: Here’s another cubicle wall from a reader named Kenny.Photo: Reader Matt says ”I learned about your strip while visiting the FAA Regional Office in Anchorage, Alaska. Plastic envelopes containing current and past copies of Basic Instructions are taped to the wall in the men’s restroom, and also taped inside the stall doors. The past installments in the envelopes allowed me to share the strip with friends and family.” Finally a use of tax dollars I can get behind.Photo: Photo: This Infini-Tee was bought for Wil Wheaton as a gift. It was a pleasure to do, and it got tons of attention on the Interweb.  http://youtu.be/kAeDal_uRSgPhoto: The same person who bought Wil Wheaton a shirt also got one for Adam Savage. It was a huge thrill to see him wear it on the show!Photo: A couple of times!Photo: Reader Graham Reeds wrote"I wore this to a fancy dress party where the theme was Super Heroes.  Various people doubted the validity of Omnipresent Man until I showed them the strips on my phone."Photo: Matthew writes "I love your strip, and have incorporated several of your comics into the "Physics Comics Wall" over my desk. They hung proudly at my undergrad institution."Photo: One reader went to the trouble to colorize one of my wallpapers, ... which is more effort than I put in.Photo: Danna writes "I'm a marine biology grad student. I love the comics, but was never quite motivated enough to print one out and tape it up until "How to Find an Innovative Solution to a Seemingly Intractable Problem""Photo: being a Basic Instructions fan for some time now, I had to make it public by decorating my office wall. - AndreasPhoto: From reader Matt Thompson "Board of Education/Clue-By-Four logo printed on 2x2" Brady Label (spaceflight grade) on my netbook. This my homework laptop. Everyone at work knows it's mine because they say that your character looks like me, or they have learned of your comic because of me."