NPC Comic is an ongoing series about the gaming lives of 30-somethings and their cats. It’s part situational comedy, part geeky goodness, and a lot of bizarre feline fantasy. I post a new comic every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

New to NPC Comic? Check out these pages of comics about World of Warcraft, tabletop gaming, and gamer cats.

Ready to dive in to the story? Start here. It’s the beginning of the latest series of chapters in which the characters play a fictional space MMORPG. Use the buttons below the comic to navigate through the story.

Want more after that? You have a few options. You could start at the beginning and read all 800+ comics by hitting the “Next” button. You’ll see how much the art has changed over the years. Or you could head over to the Archive page and click on a chapter that looks interesting to you and skip around from there. Thanks for reading!


 

Meet the cast!

Lisa

A slightly obsessive MMORPG-playing woman. She likes to lead her friends on their in-game missions, but the people around her aren't always on board. She's on a long real-world quest to maintain and repair friendships that she often imperils.

Comics: 300
Recent Appearance: Exalted Status
First Appearance: Lies

Bink

The heavier male half of Lisa’s two blue cats. He used to be determined to bring justice to the oppressed felines of Azeroth and beyond. But now he's more concerned with being a YouTube Let's Play star.

Comics: 232
Recent Appearance: Read the Quest Text
First Appearance: Lies

Chloe

The lithe female of Lisa’s kitties. She enjoys the simpler things in life, like playing WoW, taking naps and dabbling in artistic pursuits. Oh, and raking in the dough from her and Bink's YouTube channel.

Comics: 219
Recent Appearance: Read the Quest Text
First Appearance: Kitty aggro

Mike

Lisa’s live-in boyfriend. He’s a web developer and hobbyist board game designer. He enjoys dungeon-mastering and pretending that he only likes challenging games that make you think. He and Lisa have a deal: if he plays an MMO with her, she plays a board game with him.

Comics: 148
Recent Appearance: The Healer's Choice
First Appearance: Pandering

Jenny

Lisa’s boy-crazy friend from college. She started playing SIQO for a boy, but stayed to hang out with Lisa and Kendra.

Comics: 98
Recent Appearance: Exalted Status
First Appearance: Lies

Kendra

Lisa’s aloof and beautiful coworker. She plays a fictional space MMORPG, Super Infinite Online, with Lisa and Jenny.

Comics: 94
Recent Appearance: Exalted Status
First Appearance: Girl Crush

PooPal

Chloe and Bink's highly intelligent self-cleaning litter box.

Comics: 45
Recent Appearance: Whisker Pay Off
First Appearance: WHRRR

Jin-ho

Jenny's new boyfriend! He's a hardcore SIQO player.

Comics: 23
Recent Appearance: Pirate Role Play
First Appearance: Star Crossed

Granny Leet

Lisa's tech savvy grandmother. She just wants to be taken seriously.

Comics: 15
Recent Appearance: MMO Social Advice
First Appearance: One Other Person

Patrick

Works the front desk at Lisa’s office. Has a mad crush on Kendra.

Comics: 8
Recent Appearance: Blissful Solitude
First Appearance: Hopefully

Meet the creator!

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I’m Mary. I’m an animator in NYC. I play World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, board games, and Nintendo 3DS games. I also enjoy devising ways to keep my cats entertained while I’m away all day at the animation studio. You can find me on Twitter and Facebook. If you like the comic, please consider supporting me on Patreon. Thanks!