Who? I’m Shaenon. I write and/or draw a lot of comics.
What? Each Friday, I post a twelve-panel recap of an episode of The X-Files.
Why? Because it’s awesome.
**Why? Because it’s awesome.**
You’re correct. It IS awesome. Go, you!
Well, duh. EVERYTHING you do is awesome!
Good idea with the blog! Back when I was halfway through watching the X-Files on dvd, I regretted not thinking of writing a good-humoured blog on the wonky (and sometimes completely upside down) “science” found in each episode. Glad to see someone else had a similar idea!
These comics are freaking GOLD! Funny, energetic art with witty retellings of old X-files episodes? More please.
I’ve been rewatching all the old X Files in order as well since I noticed them (commercial free) on Hulu. Loving the comic, too!
You rock! I can’t wait for next Friday!
Loving these! As a fairly new X-Files fan (2007) all the old episodes are fresh in my memory and I’m enjoying the heck outta these. Please keep them coming!
Having forgotten slashed missed most of the show this comic is intense. Your hilarious perspective is not to be missed.
I can’t stress how happy I am this is current. I look forward to the next one 🙂
Is there some way I can get these in dead-tree form? I would like to give it as a gift to a couple friends. Thanks!
Thank you so much for these comics. I’d forgotten how much I loved old school X-Files!
Reading these reminded me how much I loved the X-Files in the 90s and made me wonder why I’d never bought it on DVD. Then I bought the boxset. You really should do a book at some point.
This project is just crazy good! Am in the process of doing my own walk down memory lane by posting updated episode reviews and revisiting fanfic and must admit, sometimes it gets downright depressing. You’ve put a hilarious spin on things to balance it all out. Major kudos!
Shaenon, this site is the best! I am admittedly jealous of this concept and wished I had thought of doing this first.
And in the spirit of jealous bitterness, I want to point out a mistake. Season 2, Episode 3 is mislabeled as ‘Firewalker’ in the drop-down menu. Ha! It looks like your brilliantly conceived and executed comic series blog has a minor imperfection.
Seriously, this project is awesome – keep up the brilliant work!
I read your Monster of the Week comic every week and I can’t wait to see Season 4! When are you planning to post again? I know that you deserve a Christmas break, but let me be selfish and tell you that I want to be counting down to the next update!
Just discovered this webcomic today and had to read the whole archive in one sitting. Love it.
Your comments are as good as the comic. I loved the references to crazy ’70s politicians. But…I grew up reading comics by Chris Claremont, and I didn’t get the goth reference in “Syzygy.”
Absolutely love your comic. Thanks for your work, hope you’re well.
The black oil is in the X-files Fight The Future movie it’s from outer space.
When are you coming back from maternity leave? I miss MOW.
We miss you! Hope you’re doing well!
Curious as to when you will start back up with the series here. You are missed as is MOW. Hope all is going well on the home-front with your new addition! 🙂
I still check back every week, hoping you’ve started up again 🙂
I too check back every week hoping you’ve started up again. I am giving up hope.
The inevitable, yet unthinkable has happened. I just sat down to watch Gethsemane, and now there are no more MoW strips to accompany my viewings. Come back; we miss you!
I hope everything is okay in your life. X-Files are coming back (but you probably already know it), and I hope that one day you’ll be back too.
I miss you. I hope all is well with you. ♡
SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (paraphrasing the classic line from “Streetcar”)
Let me join the chorus of those hoping you come back to MotW. The world needs you to make sense of the Carter-induced mess that is Seasons 5 and onward! 🙂
Come back Shaenon! I’m on season 7 now!!
Since it is 7/7/15 and 201 days until the X Files revival, I’m going to do what every X Phile is doing and watching an episode a day until Jan. 24. I will also look at the MOW that accompanies the episode. Hopefully by the time I get to the end of Season 4 the Patreon will have achieved it’s goal and Shaenon will have started up again.
I know, right!
Hi Shaenon, I just finished Season 4 with your accompanying MoW comics and I can’t believe they’ve ended! I too have a kid, she will be three on 2/14/16. I’ve started writing a novel even though I have a kid – could you please start up with comics again for X-Files? I miss it so much. Thanks!
Also maybe you could make it a subscription-based comic? I would totally subscribe! Easier than contributing a lump-sum, for some reason.
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