I have to say, the time, effort and love that went into the 'Time' project on XKCD is amazing, and a little humbling.  Not only is it a story but he actually researched the are the story takes place in to accurately depict trees, plants and wildlife.

For a comic.


Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Backstory of His Epic 3,099-Panel Comic | Underwire | Wired.com
When the xkcd comic “Time” first appeared online as the newest update of the popular Randall Munroe webcomic, it looked deceptively simple. But then it changed every half-hour for the next week—and then every hour for the next four months after that—as the characters slowly built an immense castle out of sand, pondered the strange, shifting sea levels, and set out on an epic, time-lapsed sequential art journey to discover the truth about their wo…