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Create xkcd style diagram in TeX

The unique style of the diagrams at xkcd has an informative but nice hand-drawn touch. I guess they are actually drawn by hand but just recently on our partner site for Mathematica someone asked how ...
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Torn page effect

[See Torn paper: matching up the torn edges for more on this topic, as well as better illustrations of the final product.] I have a document with a lot of short excerpts from another book scattered ...
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TiKZ: “hand-drawn” explosion

Is there an elegant way to simulate a handdrawn explosion as shown in the following image using tikz?
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Simulating paintbrush strokes in TikZ

I am wondering if there exists a way to simulate paintbrush strokes in TikZ when filling in a shape. So given the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Fill style that looks like hand-drawn / hand-filled with crayon

How to generate in LaTeX (TikZ or something similar) the following image: This was not drawn by hand, as far as I known, but with some Mac tool.
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Handwritten comments and annotations in margin

Is it possible to typeset handwritten comments and annotations in the margins around a paragraph like in the example below? What would be the closest approximation of this done in LaTeX?
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How can we draw a Hannukah Menorah with decorations, using TikZ?

In the spirit of the festive season and How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ?, I would like to use TikZ for drawing a Hannukah Menorah. There are many different styles of ...
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How can I put real notes in the margin?

I'm looking to write a fictional description/discussion by a 'scholar' of an alien race for an RPG, but I can see this being handy elsewhere. I'd like to put his 'notes' in the margins of some text he'...
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TikZ two-blocks matrix

I would like to get a plot like the one I sketched below, basically two blocks of the same matrix with arrows going up and anti-diagonally for the red block and arrows going up for the green one. The ...
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List of all modules in ConTeXt

Is there a comprehensive updated list of modules currently maintained? The ConTeXt wiki page for modules provides some but I am not sure if it is updated and which ones would be obsolete. It would be ...
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Customizing \fill and line in TikZ

How I can draw these (flexible) nodes and arrow? (as in this presentation) A MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Drawing randomly ragged lines in technical drawings

I am having issues getting started on drawing a randomly ragged line, with finite variation, between two endpoints. The random function which uses variable rnd I think can be used, for instance, ...
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How can we draw Christmas animations with TikZ?

In the spirit of How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ?, how can we realize Christmas animations with TikZ? For example: or also:
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I'm new to Latex Drawing. Can Someone show me how to draw this diagram

Note that there is an accidental ink smudge near D and F. Your help is deeply appreciated.
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How to draw this in tikz?

I have the following drawing, that I want to somehow replicate in tikz (or similar if that would be easier). The important part that I cannot figure out is how to have the arrow/semi-cone opening up ...

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