About / FAQ
Sturgeon’s Law follows the adventures of the employees of a corporation bent on world domination through supervillainy.
HypoFthetically Asked Questions
Q: What is Sturgeon’s Law?
A: Sturgeon’s Law is paraphrased from a quote by the author Theodore Sturgeon; it reads “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”
Q: What was the actual quote?
A: “I repeat Sturgeon’s Revelation, which was wrung out of me after twenty years of wearying defense of science fiction against attacks of people who used the worst examples of the field for ammunition, and whose conclusion was that ninety percent of SF is crud. Using the same standards that categorize 90% of science fiction as trash, crud, or crap, it can be argued that 90% of film, literature, consumer goods, etc. are crap. In other words, the claim (or fact) that 90% of science fiction is crap is ultimately uninformative, because science fiction conforms to the same trends of quality as all other artforms.”
Q: Why is the comic called Surgeon’s Law, then?
A: Because we are probably part of the 90%. Also, it seemed like a good name for a law firm.
Q: What is Sturgeon Law?
A: Sturgeon Law (without the possessive) is the name of the law firm featured in Sturgeon’s Law. It’s complicated.
Q: When does the comic update?
A: New comics are released every Monday and Thursday (and we haven’t missed any so far). There are also sporadic newsbox updates on other days of the week.
Q: How do I contribute to the comic?
A: Ideally with money, though we’d also appreciate any kind of support or signal-boosting advertisement. (Seriously, we’re happy if you just read and enjoy our comic.) There are many ways to donate to the comic, which are described in more detail on the Support page.
Q: Does the comic have a TvTropes page?
A: It does: Sturgeon’s Law on TvTropes.
Q: How do you make Sturgeon’s Law?
A: Thomas writes scripts using Final Draft. William does most of the artwork in Manga Studio.
Q: I drew some fan art. Would you post it?
A: Probably! Send it to us at the address on the Contact Page.
Q: Who runs Sturgeon Law?
A: It has a CEO, who hasn’t appeared in the comic yet. The main characters are part of the Troubleshooting department, which report to the Chief Security Office, who reports to the CEO.
Q: What do you have against Australia, anyway?
A: Absolutely nothing. Marissa has a problem with Australia, but (as should be clear by now) she is a horrible person.
Q: How does the firm make money?
A: Supervillainy is usually quite lucrative, the exploits of the group of main characters notwithstanding. Sturgeon Law was originally founded as a firm to represent supervillains in court; eventually they decided to cut out the middleman and take over the world themselves. They have a variety of legal and illegal operations (see here for an example) to generate revenue.
Q: If Pierce is so rich, why is he working as a mid-level manager in Sturgeon Law?
A: Good question. (There is a real answer, but we’ll cover that in a later comic.)