About NPC Comic
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lisa’s aloof and beautiful coworker. She plays a fictional space MMORPG, Super Infinite Online, with Lisa and Jenny.
Chloe and Bink's highly intelligent self-cleaning litter box.
Lisa’s boy-crazy friend from college. She started playing SIQO for a boy, but stayed to hang out with Lisa and Kendra.
Jenny's new boyfriend! He's a hardcore SIQO player.
Lisa's tech savvy grandmother. She just wants to be taken seriously.
Works the front desk at Lisa’s office. Has a mad crush on Kendra.
Meet the creator!
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!