I Met Randall Munroe from XKCD!


Oh my God, I can’t believe it, I did!! I’m sure you’ll know him already, but humour me for a few seconds. Randall Munroe is the author of the webcomic XKCD, a cartoon famous for having very simplistic drawings and very witty—and usually science-related—jokes. He is also the author of What If?, a book where he gives very serious answers to very ridiculous questions; and Thing Explainer, a book where he explains complicated scientific stuff using only the 1,000 most common English words.

I have been a big fan of XKCD for almost a decade, so meeting him was a life-long dream! But let me start from the beginning…

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The Day I Filmed Tolkien’s Grandson

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Working in other bookshops has many perks: you get to see all the latest releases, you can spend your breaks reading anything you fancy, we have tremendous staff discounts…

But working in a bookshop in Oxford is a little bit different.

Working in Blackwell’s allows you to meet J.R.R. Tolkien’s grandson.

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