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Chronicling the misadventures of two obsessed video gamers, Penny Arcade is hilarious, irreverent, and rich with the arcana of geek life. Fans treat the strip's biting, intelligent commentary on gaming culture like scripture, and its creators are regarded as the ultimate gaming tastemakers. Their devotion has made Penny Arcade a pop culture phenom, and Penny Arcade has rewarded its fans with a gorgeous anniversary book celebrating 11-1/2 years of Penny Arcade, offering an abundance of new and never-before-seen material.

An anniversary book celebrating more than eleven years of success of this wildly popular webcomic, chronicling the adventures of two video game-obsessed friends. Chockablock with geek references and gaming world in-jokes, this comic is the ultimate epic of the gaming life. And this humorous, illuminating, and lively book is the definitive guide to the unique world of Penny Arcade.
Penny Arcade is written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik, and is one of the most read webcomics ever, with multiple books now in print. They started and continue to run PAX, the largest convention for videogame enthusiasts, created for their fans and videogame players generally. They also run the children's hospital charity Child's Play and have released On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, a videogame based on their webcomic.
A sampling of the huge abundance of original, new, and exclusive contents of this lavish, oversized edition:

Mike and Jerry answer fans' questions!
· Mike and Jerry comment on their favorite strips
· The history of Penny Arcade and its fan convention, PAX
· A look inside Penny Arcade's children's charity, Child's Play
· A detailed guide to Penny Arcade's many memorable characters
· A humorous history of the evolution of Penny Arcade's heroes, Gabe and Tycho
· Bonus illustrations by well-known comic artists, including Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Kazu Kibuishi (Flight), Scott Kurtz (PvP), and Becky Cloonan (American Virgin)

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