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These Comics Write Themselves


02.17.14 Andy Cush

Natalie Dee, creator of the aptly named Natalie Dee comics and one half of the team behind Married to the Sea, created Natalie Dee Machine, a bot that automatically generates comics in her distinctive style. No word on how exactly it’s done, but I’d imagine Dee pre-created a bunch of illustrations and the bot Markov-chains through words, phrases, and punctuation marks she uses in her actual work. The results are surreal single-panel affairs like the “bratwurst festival” comic above. See some more we generated in the gallery.