Welcome to Non-Player Character! NPC is a comic that revolves around the gaming lives of Lisa and her two blue cats Chloe and Bink. It’s part situational comedy, part geeky goodness, and a lot of bizarre feline fantasy. Updates Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

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The Cast
Lisa
LISA
Our slightly obsessive World-of-Warcraft-playing heroine. She tries to do the right thing, but usually fails.
Bink
BINK
The heavier male half of Lisa’s two blue cats. He’s determined to bring justice to the oppressed felines of Azeroth and beyond.
Chloe
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.
Mike
MIKE
Lisa’s live-in boyfriend. He’s a work-at-home web developer who tries to help Lisa see things more rationally. At least he thinks he does…
Fitzgerald
FITZGERALD
The skittish kitty living in the apartment above Lisa, Mike, Chloe and Bink. Has a thing for pansies.
Jenny
JENNY
Lisa’s boy-crazy friend from college. Recently came to terms with her inner Star Trek nerd.
Kendra
KENDRA
Lisa’s aloof and beautiful coworker.
Patrick
PATRICK
Works the front desk at Lisa’s office. Has a mad crush on Kendra.
The Creator - Mary Varn
Hi! I’m Mary. I’m a freelance animator in New York City. I started NPC (Non-Player Character) in Feb 2009 when I realized I was playing too much World of Warcraft and wanted a creative outlet between freelance jobs. I don’t make a living off the comic, but it supplements my freelance income and makes me very happy. My animation gigs have included Disney’s Little Einsteins, and the Richard Linklater films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. Lately I’ve been working at Mixtape Club. I grew up as an Air Force brat in the American south and Germany. Miscellaneous trivia: I was born in Italy, I’m vegan, and work mostly on a mac. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my boyfriend, John, and two cuddly monsters disguised as Siamese cats. No, the cats are not vegan.

My favorite video games include WoW, Portal, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Civ 2, and Minecraft. I also get a kick out of playing board games and D&D. Favorite board games include Dominion, Carcassonne, and Small World.

You can find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

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