What I Did Last Summer

What I Did Last Summer is an experimental graphic novel generated by blogbot, a software agent that generates graphic novels based on text harvested from web blogs. It uses cached versions of the My War blog (written by a US soldier in Iraq) and the Baghdad Blogger.


The protagonists of What I Did Last Summer are military and civilian units from the game Civilization 3. Blogbot crawls the web and takes snapshots of web blogs related to a user-specified theme. Then, based on the harvested text, a dynamic collage of images and strings is generated using a keyword-matching algorithm.

By Alex Dragulescu.