From July 12, 2010 this site hosts a fortnightly web comic set in a Northeastern Italian web agency: HCE Crowd!
Inspired by the popular British sitcom IT Crowd, HCE Crowd is a strip set in an office, where the interaction of the company’s different staff members produces a series of surreal jokes focused primarily (but not exclusively) on the world of Information Technology.
The strips are developed in a vertical format to take advantage of the use of mouse scrolling as a means of following the narrative, and are designed specifically for the screen, drawing formally from the experiments of Makkox and Coreingrapho and the new online competition Verticalismi.
HCE Crowd is also an experiment in comic multilingualism, it is released simultaneously in Italian and English, with all the difficulties that this entails: all jokes must be translated, making it impossible, for example, to use puns or national cultural conventions.
The strip is published twice a month, ideally on Mondays, and you can follow it, as well as the dedicated blog, on Twitter, Facebook and via RSS subscription.
The strip is written by the entire staff HCE Web Design, while the drawings are by Claudio Calia.