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Author(s) Rob Balder
Tim Crist
Website PartiallyClips
Current status / schedule Tuesdays & Fridays
Launch date 2002
Genre(s) Dark humor

PartiallyClips is a webcomic, created by Rob Balder, which has been running since 2002. At the start of 2010, Balder handed authorship of the comic to Tim Crist, the comedy musician behind Worm Quartet.

PartiallyClips is a constrained comic, unusual in that it has no original art and no recurring characters or plots. Each three-panel strip consists of a single clip art image, repeated and unchanged in each panel, with added speech balloons and/or captions, which create the joke. PartiallyClips is updated twice weekly, on Sundays and Thursdays. The updating of the website ended on 17 June 2015.

PartiallyClips tends to use dark humor; frequently, the picture used is rather idyllic, which is common in public-domain clip art, but the added dialogue or captions twist the scene. PartiallyClips also frequently comments on modern life and culture, especially aspects of Internet culture.

In addition to its online audience, the strip is also self-syndicated to print, targeted at alternative weekly newspapers. It has appeared in roughly 25 newspapers and magazines, and has produced a book, Suffering For My Clip Art: The Best Of Partially Clips Volume 1. In addition, it was listed in a short list of webcomics included in NPR's annotated Guide to webcomics.[1]

Its name is a mondegreen: phonetically, "Partially Clips" is nearly the same as "Partial eclipse."

Material from PartiallyClips was included in Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists.

In December 2006, Balder started a second webcomic, Erfworld, with artist Jamie Noguchi.

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  1. ^ "Webcomics: An Annotated Guide for the Understandably Perplexed - Monkey See Blog : NPR". Retrieved 2009-11-09. 

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