The World On A String


Q. What even is "The World On A String"?

A. The World On A String is a teaching comic for guitarists--the first of its kind, as far as I know. I started it in 2019, more or less gave it up in 2022, lost the website it was on, started a new website for archival purposes, added 10 more strips, and finally brought the comic to a close in 2024.

Q. How many World On A String comic strips are there?

A. Depending on how you count, about 50. Some of them are more relevant to the interested learner than others. An index of topics can be found on the archive page.

Q. Will there be more World On A String comics in the future?

A. It's doubtful. Drawing comics is a lot of work. Having said that, I've thought about doing more educational materials in the zine format, which would combine comic art with a more text-based approach. We'll see.

Q. Your comics are too big for my computer monitor.

A. That isn't a question. This site is optimized for a vertical screen, like a phone or a tablet. Try resizing your browser window.

Q. Is this really the world's first music education comic?

A. As far as I could find. It would be great if there were more.

Q. Why comics? Why not just do videos?

A. There are countless people doing music education videos already. Comics are a great educational tool, yet their potential for teaching music is underexplored.

Q. Why does your website look like it's from 1998?

A. It's a tribute to an Internet before social network sites came along and screwed up everything.

Q. (Insert personal question here.)

A. Yes.

Q. Do people really ask these questions frequently?

A. No.

Q. Where else can I find you?

A. Your best bet is Instagram.

Published 12/18/2022
Updated 4/10/2023
Updated 7/17/2023
Updated 5/13/2024

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