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Eddsworld refers to the online username and series of animations, comics, and games created by the late Edd Gould. Edd and his various friends, like Matt Hargreaves and Thomas Ridgewell, would have animated counterparts of themselves appear in the various media Edd posted online.

History

During Edd's time in secondary school, he would draw comics about his playground friends being killed and eaten. Edd's school friends would be "cast" in what he called 'Edd's World', which Edd claimed was likely inspired by Wayne's World. Edd later joined Neopets with Matt and some other friends, and he created a Guild accompanied with it's own website titled 'Edd's Kill-a-thon'. After some angry threats, the admins removed Edd's guild for having a violent title. Because of this, Edd created a new guild titled 'Edd's World' with a Geocities webpage linking to various things.[1]

Edd started using an animated gif maker to make gifs about various things like "stickmen dying and farts", but when he finally found a site to post them on (sfdt.com), he discovered they were only accepting flash entries. Edd decided to search for some flash entries and came across a flash titled Agent Smiley, and he started using flash as a result. Starting on 7 November 2002, he made primarily stick figure animations, like his Bendee flashes.[1]

Edd eventually put more of his efforts toward animations about the adventures of him, his friends' animated counterparts, and other characters.[1] The animated counterparts for two of Edd's friends, Thomas Ridgewell and Tord Larsson, were voiced by Edd himself and Alex L'Abbé during the times they didn't have working microphones.

On 25 March 2012, Edd Gould passed away after a 6-year-long battle with cancer. Edd hoped for Eddsworld to continue even after his death. Edd even said in a comment made two years prior that he would continue to doodle his own stuff even if he was hired to do something else.[2] Eddsworld: Legacy and a second YouTube channel came as a result of this.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Origins of Eddsworld [WORDSWORDSWORDS]" (2011)
  2. "How long do you plan on doing this eddsworld stuff? (flash, comics, whatever else there is that I have no knowledge of)" [Commenter]
    "As long as i can, i hope. Even if i get a commission or something, i'm always doodiling eddsworld." [Edd Gould] (2010)
  3. Eddsworld Extra

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