Growing Up with Comics and OK/Cancel

by Luke Wroblewski March 31, 2006


It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was lying on the floor of my parent’s house surrounded by piles of fresh comic books. Every Tuesday new comics would be released and I’d get mom to drive me to Comics & More so I could pick up the latest adventures of Spider-Man, Batman, the Hulk and countless others. Their tales set my imagination soaring and their format set my career in motion.

Today I spend my time designing visual narratives for Web applications like eBay and Yahoo! that touch millions of people’s lives that same way comics touched mine. Though my three hundred consecutive issues of X-Men sit in a closet in my office, I know their influence still shows up in my designs.

This is why I’ve always had a deep appreciation of OK/Cancel. As the Web’s premier comic about Human Computer Interaction, OK/Cancel brought my love of comics together with my passion for interface design. This is also why I’m very excited to announce that OK/Cancel has joined the LukeW Interface Designs family. Yes, we have made a definitive agreement to acquire OK/Cancel and it’s top-notch team of user interface satirists.

Of course, I’m immensely excited about this and what it means for the future of both our companies. It’s too early to speculate on integration plans just yet but rest assured we’ll keep great Human Computer Interaction humor coming to you for many years to come.

Of course, we’re happy to answer any questions but you might want to read OK/Cancel’s announcement or check out the official press release (both linked below). On behalf of OK/Cancel and LukeW Interface Designs, thank you for reading and look for great things to come from us soon!