History of Megatokyo

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This is an overview of important (real life) events related to Megatokyo. For an overview of the comic timeline, see Timeline.

2000

August 14
Pressed by Rodney Caston, Fred Gallagher draws the first Megatokyo comic, not intending to make this more than a one-shot.
Start of Chapter 0.

2001

June 18
Start of Chapter 1.
September 11
A Failure of Conscience.
November 19
Start of Chapter 2.

2002

At some point in 2002
Rodney Caston leaves Megatokyo.
September 6
Start of Chapter 3.
October 28
Fred Gallagher loses his job and starts to work on Megatokyo full-time.
December
Megatokyo: Chapter Zero published by Studio Ironcat.

2003

April 24
Start of Chapter 4.
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Fred Gallagher moves away from Studio Ironcat and changes publisher to Dark Horse Comics.

2004

January 21
Megatokyo 2 published by Dark Horse Comics.
February 4
Start of Grand Theft Colo. (The first Grand Theft Colo strip is older, but the main "block" of strips started here.)
Febrary 25
Start of Chapter 5.
March 31
Megatokyo 1 published by Dark Horse Comics.
July
Polish translation of Megatokyo 1 by Mandragora.
July 31
The online-shop Megagear was offically launched.
October
German translation of Megatokyo 1 by Eidalon.
November
Polish translation of Megatokyo 2 by Mandragora.
November 24
Start of Chapter 6.

2005

January 19
MegaGear starts taking international orders.
February 2
Megatokyo 3 published by Dark Horse Comics.
March
German translation of Megatokyo 2 by Eidalon.
July 6
Start of Megatokyo Omake Theater: Circuity.
August 3
Start of Chapter 7.
September
Italian translation of Megatokyo 1 by Free Books.
December
German translation of Megatokyo 3 by Eidalon.

2006

February 26
Fred Gallagher moves away from Dark Horse Comics and changes publisher to DC Comics.
June 21
Megatokyo 4 published by DC Comics.
June 28
Start of Chapter 8.
October
Italian translation of Megatokyo 2 by Free Books.

2007

March 8
Start of UnMod.
April 4
Start of Chapter 9.
May 23
Megatokyo 5 published by DC Comics.
November 5
New website at the www.megatokyo.com address after a beta test in October.

2008

June 2
Start of Full Megatokyo Panic.
July 14
Start of Chapter 10.
August 8
A preview of Megatokyo was published in the japanese magazine Faust 2008 SUMMER Vol. 7 by Kodansha.

2009

March 13
Megatokyo is a featured article on Wikipedia.
May 7
Japanese translation of Megatokyo 1 by Kodansha.

2010

January
Launch of the official Megatokyo facebook page.
April 15
Hatching and shading of the strips of Chapters 9 and 10 finished.
June 5
Start of Chapter 11.
July
Tentative release date of Megatokyo 6.
August
10 years anniversary of Megatokyo.

Future

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Release of French translation of Megatokyo 1.