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All about this wonderful comic and possibly some things that you didn't want to know.

Q: Who are you?

A: Robert Richmond Gradie the 4th. I draw this comic. I live in Connecticut, and, well... that's all you need to know.




Q: So what's this comic about?

A: Filler is, more or less a look at my life. But it's been drifting farther and farther away from reality every day for the last four years. I'd say that at some point the connections might just break off completely. Until then though it's bound to stay teathered to the real world in some way or another.

Q: So how did this strip start?

A: Well, in August of 2001 I was bored in math class. I'd had an obsession with comics for years, and finally decided to get around to drawing one. At the time, I was fifteen. At the very beginning, the strip was called "Doodles" because I couldn't think of anything better. I quickly dropped that name and searched for something better. Eventually, after a few other failed titles, the name "Filler" occured to me. And luckily enough, it stuck. However, while things were always happening in the comic, nothing was happening outside of it. It got published in school newspapers a few times, but those publications were terribly inconsistent, as one might expect. However, by the Spring of 2005 I had become familar with the concept of a webcomic. So I brought mine to the net, and for some reason wound up here. The rest is history. Well... not much history has been made yet. I'm currently doing my damndest to spread the word about this site. Won't you help?

Q: How often are updates posted?

A: Every damn day. There are no deviations in the update schedule whatsoever, nor do I ever intend for such things to happen. I can't stand waiting for things to update, even though I do understand that these things do take time. But I'm able to update this thing on a daily basis, so I'm going to do so.

Q: What's that "top webcomic" thingy about?

A: No idea. I just put it there in the hopes that it would get me more traffic. I think that if you go there and look at this comic's profile, something will happen. But I don't know what.

Q: Why does this site look so ugly?

A: Because I suck at programming. I'd hire a web designer, but I don't really have that kind of money. Also, I've got this thing against other people putting their hands on my work. I can't explain it, but I'm not going to let anyone else touch this site unless I feel like I've been forced to.

What's with the two link thingies at the bottom of those early pages?

Well, simple enough, back before I gave this site an overhaul in October of 2005, I didn't want to dare touching the Indextemplate. So I just added the links to the other pages in each day when I added the comments. Unfortunatley, now, there's no way to get them out without removing them from each individual page there. Which would be.... painful. So they're probably going to stay there until I find some magical program that can edit a bunch of HTML documents at once.

Q: Can I link to you?

A: By all means. I practically demand it. If you want to do so, there are some handy link buttons here.

Q: I love this site so much that I want to help out. What can I do?

A: Go back to that part about linking to here. Also, tell people about this place. Bring it up during a discussion. Tackle people on the street and force them to read this strip if you have to. I've done so myself, and it's gotten me arrested very few times.

Q: I have more questions.

A: Then try e-mailing me.

Q: When was this last updated?

A: October 15th, 2005

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