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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this would explain why strips seem to get worse with time. actually, they are getting better as the artist improves, but we are seeing them in the opposite order, so to us, they are getting worse.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it would also explain Berke Breathed very well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what? that he continually rips off his own bloom county material?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breathed's recent artistic style is very sketchy, very exaggerated. While it may appeal to some, it doesn't appeal to me. I liked his artwork better in the "middle years" of Bloom County.

Also, his current Sunday-only strip "Opus" fails to amuse most of the time.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorick wrote:
Also, his current Sunday-only strip "Opus" fails to amuse most of the time.


yeah, it's not exactly humorous. what bothers me the most is that he really does repeat himself a lot. it's a shame too. bloom county was such a good strip. he really should have just stopped, like he said he was going to.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have absolutely no idea what you guys are talking about.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he's a comic artist that never had the addled-brain-inspired genious of gary larsen, but most likely took at least as many drugs and also didn't quit when he started sucking.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he's got some similarities to doonesbury - lots of political commentary delivered by a cast of colorful characters - but i think trudeau has managed to stay fresher. i guess maybe because, while both have maintained the same core cast, trudeau's have changed over time (while being in the same strip), while breathed keeps putting the same characters in "different" strips, and somehow they never change (well, i guess steve dallas is now older, and opus' beak is much larger than when he originally appeared - but characterwise, still the same).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breathed also has noted that he was stealing Doonesbury's style.
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