It was recently theorized that all New Yorker cartoons could be captioned with "Christ, what an asshole" without compromising their comedic value. I discovered this is true of virtually all comics, old and new.
Friday, May 31st 2013 (12:01am)
Allie Brosh, who has helped to color the world with her comic Hyperbole and a Half, has returned after a year-and-a-half hiatus driven by depression. She posted a pre-return piece yesterday which is leading to a big post sometime today.
This makes me happy. Alot. We've missed you, Allie.
Panels 2 Ponder celebrates the raw, bracing absurdity of the American comic book. We scour hundreds of public-domain pages to find the panels that speak to us. These isolated images are worth a million bewildering words, and stand alone as unique, twisted works of all-American art.
Here's a 55 minute long BBC documentary about my favorite cartoonist. This precedes the Terry Zwigoff film bio "Crumb" by 7 years. Nowhere near as in-depth or powerful as the Zwigoff film, but probably an enjoyable view for fellow R. Crumb devotees nonetheless.
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Another era of modern history draws to a close - Bazooka Joe, the comics that have been wrapped around Bazooka bubble gum since the 50's are being replaced with brainteasers and internet offers. RIP, Joe.
Silent Garfield is a different look into Jon Arbuckle's psyche by removing what Garfield is thinking so we can all share what Jon is hearing.
Tragic and unsettling as Silent Garfield is, Realfield kicks it up a notch by also replacing Garfield with a slightly more realistic cat.
Monday, Oct 15th 2012 (12:00am)
You won't be finding new strips in the paper, but the gang will be showing up again on the big screen soon. There's a new Peanuts movie in the works, created by Charles Schultz' son and grandson as an homage to his legacy.
Thursday, Oct 11th 2012 (12:01am)
You've probably have already seen a few that have been floating around the internet for years, and many are first appearing here scanned from my bathroom library reading, but you'll have 'em all gathered in one place, the M.O'C Blog, for your prurient viewing pleasure!
Anthony Smith is a 4-year-old kid with hearing loss in one ear. One day he decided to stop wearing his hearing aid because 'superheroes don't wear hearing aids.' His mom wrote to Marvel Comics for an assist, and boy, did they provide one.
Friday, May 25th 2012 (12:00am)
Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (1971)
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