In the 2008 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards, the webcomic was nominated for "Outstanding Use of the Medium", "Outstanding Short Form Comic", and "Outstanding Comedic Comic", and won "Outstanding Single Panel Comic".
On October 2012, xkcd: volume 0 was included in the Humble Bundle e Book Bundle.
He got a girlfriend during the course of a small series called "Journal", and she is just as crazy as he is.
Some strips feature simple humor or pop-culture references.In webcomics, Munroe has said that "one can draw something that appeals to 1 percent of the audience — 1 percent of United States, that is three million people, that is more readers than small cartoons can have." Munroe cited the lack of a need for editorial control due to the low bar of access to the Internet as "a salvation." xkcd frequently features jokes related to popular culture, such as Guitar Hero, Facebook, Vanilla Ice, and Wikipedia.There are many strips opening with the words "My Hobby:", usually depicting the nondescript narrator character describing some type of humorous or quirky behavior.He runs a startup that makes incredible amounts of money, despite him not even knowing what they do.In one instance, he hired Lin-Manuel Miranda as an accountant and, in another instance, sprouted literal "endless wings." xkcd has been recognized at various award ceremonies.