Evil Stick Man started appearing on random notebooks while Matt Billock was bored in class. Always in still shots with the unique frown of angry displeasure on his face, Evil Stick Man was known for interacting poorly with all other types of stick figures, and getting along well with destructive implements. To be honest, the name was just a matter of time - he’s a stick man, and he’s evil,, so it wasn’t exactly a stunning revelation when the name occured.
Following those carefree days, Matt started using Evil Stick Man to signify ownership of things that belonged to him - from the Evil Stick Man on his water cooler to the Hat-wearing Evil Stick Pirate on his Philosophy of Law notebook. It became known as his symbol in his circles, and it more or less stuck. Evil Stick Man from there on out became Matt’s calling card, often replacing a name when identifying property (or wearing a nametag), since Matt is known as being too lazy to even write his own name.
Evil Stick Man made his computer debut in the spring of 2003, where he was converted into OpenGL graphics code for several class projects. He picked up his tag line (“DEAD BEEF”) from a hexadecimal number that is frequently used for variable initialization.