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20 October 2009 @ 12:33 pm
a blast from the Internet's cartoon past: Doctor Fun!  
A co-worker used a Doctor Fun cartoon in a meeting today. He didn't actually remember Doctor Fun, he just used it for the subject matter.

But I remember Doctor Fun! Doctor Fun was the first "Web" cartoon, from the mid-late 1990s and early 2000s. That was back in the early days of the Web, of HTML 1.0 and dial-up modems, when you'd go to the website and the cartoon took forever to download because it was a few hundred KBytes (gasp!). Or, you'd just download the GIF from a USENET group and look at it on your own computer and put it in your local archive of funny Doctor Fun cartoons.

Ah, those were the days.

David Farley, the creator of Doctor Fun, doesn't produce new comics any more. But he does have a website set up for Doctor Fun where you can browse his archives. Doctor Fun even has its own Wikipedia page, a sure sign of Internet fame. Here's a Doctor Fun cartoon from the early days, for your enjoyment.