There's always Dilbert.
Or is it just me...
NOT ME? IDA KNOW? HOW ABOUT NOT FUNNY IDA LIKEYOU!
Lame. Lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame
Why don't your comics have more art than text in them EVER? Any why isn't your massive amount of text even FUNNY?!
Some day, Jon should get married and live happily ever after so that Garfield can finally have no "Jon is pathetic" jokes to tell.
So... just me? Or do comics in general (these four in particular) really REALLY suck?
There's always Dilbert.
Never buy version 1.0 of anything.
Comics, of any sort, have never been funny or enjoyable to read. They're about as useless as anything in print.
I find that one funny on occasion, but then again, some people find The Office on NBC funny on occasion.There's always Dilbert.
Some truthiness to that statement, as I am convinced that comic drawers last had real world experience before they decided to make comic drawing their full-time job, while print media sometimes also suffers from the same lazy complacency "because we've always done it that way."Comics, of any sort, have never been funny or enjoyable to read. They're about as useless as anything in print.
It would be like if I started drawing a "I'm a clueless mommy and my perfect baby deserves so much better than stupid me" comic... and then continued to draw the same comic for 20 years.
1) I would no longer (hopefully) be a clueless mother after 20 years of mothering experience
2) My inspiration for my comic, baby badger, would have grown up by then, so
3) I would resort to trying to remember what we were both like 20 years ago, and I would tell the same stale, tired, old, boring jokes repeatedly to make up for the fact that I had not been a clueless mother for 20 years, nor has baby badger been a baby in about as long!
As a SF.com example, it would be like me still complaining a year from now about Baylor dominance in womens basketball, when they fell apart as fast as Baylor football did after RG3's departure when their female dunker ran out of eligibility. Baylor dominance? Sooooo 2011.
I think one part of it is that the internet has pushed the bar far beyond what most print comics can ever hope to attain. If you are a comic artist, why deal with all the constraints and censorship of the print media? There are a few exceptions to that rule, but I think you could probably count them on one hand. Gary Larson comes immediately to mind.
Plus, a lot of the artists who created the "classic" comics, such as Chic Young of Blondie fame or Charles Schultz of Peanuts, have died and their strips are just reruns or else drawn and written by different people. Plus, a lot of the blatant sexism and borderline racism that some of the classic comics were once known for is a big no-no now.
On the other hand, folks of a certain age might remember a strip that used to run in The Oklahoman called Tumbleweeds. It's still syndicated in other newspapers around the country, but was pulled by the Gaylord folks because it was supposedly demeaning to Indians. I always thought that was stupid because it was almost always the cowboys, not the Indians, who were made to look the most foolish in the strip.
And why am I rambling about comic strips, anyway? Don't I have work to do?
What used to be funny is not funny anymore, those comics you cited are old, old comics. I haven't read the comics since I was about 7.
he likes the fight in this post. he likes the resolve.
he'll take this post around and post it on any sucker's message board that's beat him 5 years in a row.
he learned stuff today.
Yeah...don't think she or the program are going to collapse once Griner is gone.
The humor in comics, imo, runs in cycles. Doonesbury sometimes is really funny
but not very often..lots of political satire. Zits, about the perpetually 15-16 year old
Jeremy is a riot, mostly because I can remember when my two were that age and can
also reflect back to some high school friends (not me, though..heh). Even though
Peanuts is being recycled in the original order is still relevant. I was really saddened
when Larson stopped The Far Side. There are others that occasionally exhibit humor
but, in reality, don't entertain kids like was originally intended. Most are aimed straight
Plus you've got the daily grind. How can a person come up with something funny clever or insightful for each day of howevermany years?
You tell me it's the institution. Well, you know, you'd better free your mind instead.
I loved this Sunday's comic, which was a tribute to The Giving Tree children's book. Doonesbury at least usually has fresh material (except for when he's bashing Republicans, but at least then it's usually not the same Republicans repeatedly getting bashed, but whoever is the latest Republican to screw up publicly).Zits, about the perpetually 15-16 year old
Jeremy is a riot
Anyways, I hope that my bash-whoever-isn't-OU material on here isn't ever going stale. If it is, perhaps I'll just trot out "Family Circus" and re-caption it or something with opposing fans saying weird sh!t
You're thinking of Pickles. And that one's usually funny, and I'm still in my 20sSurely there are some Old Fart comics?
If I could draw worth a darn, I would do a new Calvin and Hobbes. I was a female Calvin when I was little --- a little terror full of energy that was constantly getting into trouble... but loved stuffed animalsCalvin and Hobbes and The Far Side are the only ones I've ever found to be funny.
I think you could write Mallard right now.
I miss Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side.
I also miss For Better or For Worse. It wasn't always written to be funny, but it was nice to follow the family as they aged in real time. And poor Farley...
Surrender is not a Ranger word