Penny Arcade and PvP Creators Team Up To Create Webcomic About Work

Okay, so technically, it’s a webcomic about the “tribulations of software testing.” So we imagine that when the comic gets off the ground, most of the jokes are going to go over our head. (Software testing? There are enough jokes about that to make a webcomic????) But as “The Trenches” starts up it appears to be a fairly funny look at any job search.

It’s a collaboration between Scott Kurtz of PvP and Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, better known as Gabe and Tycho, of Penny Arcade.

The site also includes “tales from the trenches”—actual software testers with shitty jobs talking about them. The site is currently featuring one about a guy who spent a week in a barn, because there was no real office (or bathroom).

Here are a couple panels from one of the early comics: