SUUM is a webcomic drawn in the art style of banal naivism. It is drawn by a human, because no computer software currently seems to be able to emulate banal naivism.


It was not obvious that SUUM was needed. With the help of a human host, through which the banal naivistic drawings are drawn, it suddenly appeared. Reasons? No one knows.


SUUM is written and drawn by Niels G. W. Serup. He is also the person behind metanohi.name in general.



Copyright © 2011-2014 Niels G. W. Serup 
This work is free. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License, Version 2,
as published by Sam Hocevar. See http://www.wtfpl.net/ for more details.

Anyway, please attribute me if you use my work.


An Atom feed is available here. SUUM does not offer RSS.


Niels can be contacted at ngws@metanohi.name.


It is ok to hotlink to images on this site. It is not ok to spell SUUM as anything other than "SUUM". The scripts used to generate the HTML pages of SUUM can be downloaded from here. Note that no revision control system is used.

Snail (now with slight rotation on newer browsers)


Human errors

It appears I have made a few errors. They are listed here:

  1. I wrote "succed" instead of "succeed" in comic 9. It is not my intention with this comic to create a new version of the English language, so this is a serious error.
  2. I wrote "succesful" in comic 12. A letter is missing, (and it's not at the end).
  3. I forget the "m" in "number" in comic 15. I don't know what a "nuber" is.
  4. I wrote "forget" instead of "forgot" in the above correction. Perhaps I was asleep while I was typing; since "e" and "o" are directly next to each other on my Dvorak layout keyboard, I might have hit the wrong button. Or maybe I just wasn't sure which tense I wanted to write in. In any case, this is clearly no trifle.


This category is different from the "Human errors" category.

  1. The embedded image in comic 34 is called "34_advertisement.png". Some versions of Adblock Plus block this file, because it sounds like an advertisement. To tell Adblock Plus to ignore it, add this filter to Adblock Plus: @@||suum.metanohi.name^$document. There will never be actual advertisements on SUUM.


The human who draws SUUM uses a greedy algorithm to draw SUUM. It rarely yields an optimal solution, though it often ends up with a pretty good approximation of one.

The author does not know how to prove whether the greedy approach always gives a good approximation of an optimal solution.

Best strips

Even though it makes no sense what the drawer thinks, he does have favorite comics (note that, usually, strips will not be added to this list until they have been online for a few months):


This comic does not have an appendix. It was removed. Haha.