El Goonish Shive character statistics

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Ever wanted to know which character appeared the most often if the webcomic El Goonish Shive? Whether Tedd or Elliot appears most often in a sketchbook comic? How much time Ellen spends in her V5 form? Then you've come to the right place! This page lets you know how often each character appeared in what forms in the story, EGS:NP and sketchbook sections. And that's not all: we've also got a handy comic list that you can filter by character and form, and links to Shiveapedia for some of the characters.

What constitutes an appearance?

I consider a character to have appeared in a comic if he or she (or both) is at least partially visible in one of the panels, or has off-screen dialogue. Appearances in fantasy sequences or thought-bubbles are also counted, as well as silhouetted appearances (if I know for certain who the obscured character was). Minor and one-shot characters are included pretty much on my whim.

A form is considered canon only if it was used in the main story comics (or an explicitly canon EGS:NP story), and not in a fantasy sequence or thought-bubble. A character can appear in multiple forms in a single comic, so the form appearance counts may add up to more than the character's appearance count.

If you notice a mistake, please let me know by leaving a comment on my blog.

How often are the statistics updated?

The statistics for story (and, when applicable, EGS:NP) comics are updated at the end of each storyline. At least, that's the idea. In practice, I tend to fall behind regularly. Feel free to kick me in the arse (but not too hard) if that happens.

The statistics are currently up-to-date for:

Section Updated up to Number of comics
Story 2016-05-16 2188
EGS:NP 2015-07-03 324
Sketchbook 2013-04-18 711
Total 3223

Hired Goon

201. Hired Goon

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2003-08-13     2003-08-13
Last appeared 2003-08-13     2003-08-13

This goon was hired by Dan to put the "Goon" in "El Goonish Shive".

Read about Hired Goon at Shiveapedia

Guidance Counselor

202. Guidance Counselor

Status: apathetic

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2007-06-12     2007-06-12
Last appeared 2007-06-12     2007-06-12

This counselor at Moperville South is a bad example for guidance counselor's everywhere.

Grace Sciuridae

203. Grace Sciuridae

Status: dead, killed in a car crash

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2003-10-10     2003-10-10
Last appeared 2003-10-10     2003-10-10

The original Grace was the daughter of Dr. Sciuridae. She was killed in a car crash at age eighteen.

Read about Grace Sciuridae at Shiveapedia

Furniture salesman

204. Furniture salesman

Status: selling furniture

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   1   1
First appeared   2010-02-03   2010-02-03
Last appeared   2010-02-03   2010-02-03

You don't want to anger this salesman, lest he sick the Ottomans on you.

Fooker

205. Fooker

Status: server

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     1 1
First appeared     2005-07-19 2005-07-19
Last appeared     2005-07-19 2005-07-19

Fooker is a character from the webcomic General Protection Fault, who made a cameo in a sketchbook comic because of problems with a Keenspot server named after him.

Female Teacher 2

206. Female Teacher 2

Status: teaching

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2002-09-06     2002-09-06
Last appeared 2002-09-06     2002-09-06

One of the teachers at Moperville North.

Female Teacher 1

207. Female Teacher 1

Status: teaching

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2002-06-19     2002-06-19
Last appeared 2002-06-19     2002-06-19

This teacher at Moperville North was assigned the task of introducing Elliot's cover story when he was attending school as a girl during the Sister storyline.

EGS-Con registration woman

208. EGS-Con registration woman

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   1   1
First appeared   2006-07-21   2006-07-21
Last appeared   2006-07-21   2006-07-21

This woman really believes in labeling things properly, much to Susan's annoyance.

DVD store clerk

209. DVD store clerk

Status: selling DVDs

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances   1   1
First appeared   2004-05-20   2004-05-20
Last appeared   2004-05-20   2004-05-20

This store clerk doesn't appreciate the ritual of saying farewell to one's allowance, as practiced by Nanase, Ellen and Justin.

Dr. Sciuridae's superior

210. Dr. Sciuridae's superior

Status: dead; killed by Damien

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-02-20     2004-02-20
Last appeared 2004-02-20     2004-02-20

One of Dr. Sciuridae's superiors, this man could not be convinced that the lycanthrope project would not work.

Dr. Sciuridae's colleague 2

211. Dr. Sciuridae's colleague 2

Status: dead; killed by Damien

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-02-20     2004-02-20
Last appeared 2004-02-20     2004-02-20

One of the scientist assigned to work on the lycanthrope project together with Dr. Sciuridae.

Dr. Sciuridae's colleague 1

212. Dr. Sciuridae's colleague 1

Status: dead; killed by Damien

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-02-20     2004-02-20
Last appeared 2004-02-20     2004-02-20

One of the scientist assigned to work on the lycanthrope project together with Dr. Sciuridae.

Diane's good side

213. Diane's good side

Status: in Diane's head

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2016-01-11     2016-01-11
Last appeared 2016-01-11     2016-01-11

This angel-like creature represents Diane's good side.

Diane's evil side

214. Diane's evil side

Status: in Diane's head

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2016-01-11     2016-01-11
Last appeared 2016-01-11     2016-01-11

This devil-like creature represents Diane's evil side.

DGB Security Guard

215. DGB Security Guard

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2009-12-29     2009-12-29
Last appeared 2009-12-29     2009-12-29

This guard was guarding Abraham when he turned back to stone (Abraham, not the guard).

Derek

216. Derek

Status: friend of Diane

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2013-03-01     2013-03-01
Last appeared 2013-03-01     2013-03-01

Derek would really like to know what Diane is thinking, but that's private.

Candy Shop Owner

217. Candy Shop Owner

Status: selling candy

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2003-03-14     2003-03-14
Last appeared 2003-03-14     2003-03-14

The owner of the candy store is responsible for providing Moperville with much sought after candy. He (or she) does unfortunately have to deal with the occasional overly energetic customer such as Grace (disguised as Claire).

Bus Driver

218. Bus Driver

Status: in the second life dimension

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-09-03     2004-09-03
Last appeared 2004-09-03     2004-09-03

This seyunolu is the school bus driver in Ellen's second life.

Bruno the Bandit

219. Bruno the Bandit

Status: crossover

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2004-07-30     2004-07-30
Last appeared 2004-07-30     2004-07-30
Show forms

Bruno the Bandit is a character from the eponymous comic by Ian McDonald, and he appeared in EGS in a guest comic written by that author. He was, of course, promptly turned into a girl.

Assistant Director Liefeld

220. Assistant Director Liefeld

Status: alive

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2010-01-19     2010-01-19
Last appeared 2010-01-19     2010-01-19

Assistant Director Liefeld is an extremely beefy man, who works in the same government agency as Mr. Verres.

Read about Assistant Director Liefeld at Shiveapedia

Ashley's dad

221. Ashley's dad

Status: unknown

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2013-12-26     2013-12-26
Last appeared 2013-12-26     2013-12-26

Ashley's dad let her read Ranma 1/2, and is therefore responsible for her interest in transformations, it seems.

Andy Debtman

222. Andy Debtman

Status: eater of food

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2010-05-12     2010-05-12
Last appeared 2010-05-12     2010-05-12

This proud eater was rather surprised that Grace was able to finish that huge pancake meal.

American Tourist

223. American Tourist

Status: smug

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances 1     1
First appeared 2008-05-26     2008-05-26
Last appeared 2008-05-26     2008-05-26

This tourist thinks that Americans are much better than anyone else and only they can solve the world's problems. Thinks magic doesn't exist.

Abraham Lincoln

224. Abraham Lincoln

Status: famous president

Story EGS:NP Sketchbook Total
Appearances     1 1
First appeared     2006-02-20 2006-02-20
Last appeared     2006-02-20 2006-02-20

Former presidents don't appreciate it when Dan blames them for filler.