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Over a Century of comics

 
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 07:31 pm
some animals as people in the comics

cerebus the aardvark

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e0/Cerebus112and113.jpg/396px-Cerebus112and113.jpg

usagi yojimbo

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/21/Uybook11.jpg/396px-Uybook11.jpg

omaha the cat dancer

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Omaha_The_Cat_Dancer_1.jpg

the hepcats

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/CollegiateHepcats.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Nov, 2006 06:56 pm
Gordo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The comic strip Gordo was written and drawn by the Mexican-American artist Gustavo "Gus" Arriola. The strip ran from 1941 to 1985 and chronicled the life of Gordo ("Fatso"), a bean farmer in Mexico. Other characters in the strip included his dog, SeƱor Dog; his nephew, Pepito; and Artemisa Rosalinda Gonzalez, a widow determined to marry the bachelor farmer. In 1954, Gordo lost his lease on his land and had to travel throughout Mexico as a tour guide. The character's trips were a vehicle for the strip to introduce Mexico and its people to the wider world. At the height of its popularity the strip appeared in 270 newspapers. The strip was praised by the Mexican government and the California state legislature for its promotion of international understanding.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 06:52 pm
The local paper stopped carrying Boondocks, with no explanation that I saw. Now I am told that the strip is no longer being produced. True?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 06:54 pm
One of my favorites that lasted from childhood is Archie. corny, huh?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 07:13 pm
A comic I used to treasure was Guindon...

Wikipedia on Dick Guindon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Guindon


http://www.geocities.com/axelmike/images/guindon.jpgsource
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 07:31 pm
Hey, I love virtually all the comics.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 07:39 pm
The Guindon's I remember most had one or the other of this couple standing in the garden or wherever, saying some words that resonated for me. I loved the drawing... The LA Times carried it but then stopped, and that was quite depressing.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Nov, 2006 08:00 pm
ossobuco wrote:
The Guindon's I remember most had one or the other of this couple standing in the garden or wherever, saying some words that resonated for me. I loved the drawing... The LA Times carried it but then stopped, and that was quite depressing.


It's new to me. Looks like one I would follow.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Nov, 2006 10:05 pm
http://static.flickr.com/99/295014150_822b1b0507_b.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 12 Nov, 2006 08:01 am
Ya know Edgar, I was feeling that maybe Opus and theboys were getting a little dose of "jump the shark" since Bloom County resurfaced as "Outland". The comic strip started to focus too much on the value of the art and not the ideas conveyed therein. Always a danger. Thats why I dont like many of those "manga" style cartoons, they are rather lame in plot o situational content.

Ive never seen a full suite of Boondocks so I cant comment. There are a few of these single panel cartoons like "pluggers" and "Shy;ock fox" that are either meant for reatrded folks or very young kids. I cant figger, but most of the single panel cartoons have no worth since "The Farside" departed.


Another one I really hate is Dilbert. This thing ran out of steam about 1995 when it was funny for a brief time. Now, I find it sad.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Nov, 2006 08:14 am
Time marches on. The Dick Tracy strip above is merely quaint, not particularly good, but the public loved that strip for many years. It turned 75 this year.

I loved Berkely Breathed in the early days, but can't read his strip anymore
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 12 Nov, 2006 09:08 am
i still read a ton of comic books

i think it's a shame that the medium doesn't get the recognition that it deserves, the best of the lot are every bit as good as the best that "real" books have to offer, and the worse are no worse than much of the disposable fiction one sees on book shelves
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Nov, 2006 09:19 am
I agree, djjd.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Nov, 2006 09:26 am
Heavy Metal magazine

Do you read this magazine, djjs? I bet ya do.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 12 Nov, 2006 01:03 pm
i read it quite regularily in the late 70's early eighties

right now i'm enjoying a newish marvel series called Runaways

see more here
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Nov, 2006 08:59 pm
Walt Wallet, of Gasoline Alley is 105 yrs old in 2006. His mind comes and goes. He did not recognize his own grand daughter in a recent episode. Now, he has wandered away from home, and the Social Security is at his home, on a fact finding visit. Mainly, they want to know if he is still alive. I think that within the next several months, he will die. His wife died some time back.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 04:45 pm
Gasoline Alley celebrated its 90th anniversary this past week, and Alley Oop, its 75th, about a month or two back.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 04:53 pm
Pearls Before Swine is one of my favorite newer strips.
http://images.chron.com/apps/comics/images/2008/11/29/Pearls_Before_Swine.780.g.gif
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2008 11:46 am
@edgarblythe,
Here is another example of Pearls Before Swine

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/umedia/20081130/cp.904805763a042928d21aec337642d0fc.gif
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2008 09:22 pm
@edgarblythe,
Hi Edgar.. Don't think I've ever posted in this topic of yours before, as I can't remember seeing it.

My favourite comics are the one-panel ones, with The Far Side being the best, in my opinion.

In the past, I've enjoyed Matt Groening's 'Life in Hell'. Here's a sample:

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i46/richbob/LifeInHell.2003.jpg
 

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