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Yorick



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...I don't find "Zits" comparable. There isn't anything even vaguely resembling the atmosphere of Watterson's immortal.

and how many teens are anything like what they were as six-year-olds?


If you're going to use that standard, why not say that "Pickles" is a Calvin and Hobbes for old people?

If the atmosphere changes and the plot/characters are completely different, how can you say that they're alike?

because I did. right there. didn't you see?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just always seems like Jermy is the Teen Calvin. It just has the same feel to it setting wise.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Zits" feels like ennui.

C&H feels like energy.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's easier to state it like this as far as Watterson-esque comics go.

1. Calvin and Hobbes
2. Sinfest
3 through n. Who gives a fuck?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is always easier to ignore things about stuff...


...makes for great small talk, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose if you like we can talk about Farside and Non Sequitor if you like, though I haven't read those comics in over a year. Same goes for Foxtron, Sherman's Lagoon, The Wizard of Id, B.C., Garfield, and the rest of the crap that turned me off print comics.

This would be the point where people give me a deluge of great print comics to entertain myself for hours with.

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Dance, puppets, dance!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you seen Pearls Before Swine?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

amazing irony, there, yorick


i bow to you.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is that ironic?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know ...

however, Pearls was originally a webcomic, then became a print comic. But it was still a syndicate comic the whole time, IIRC. and it makes fun of other comics. Usually rudely. and the art's pretty bad.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you're going to use that standard, why not say that "Pickles" is a Calvin and Hobbes for old people?

If the atmosphere changes and the plot/characters are completely different, how can you say that they're alike?


The Zits main character looks very much like an older Calvin would, and the artistic style is very similar to Watterson's in general. His parents look different but have the same personalities as Calvins', and have the same dynamic with their son. There are many, many Zits strips that are similar in look and concept to C&H strips, and many are direct rip-offs of C&H gags. There's even a lot of phony, self-conscious attempts at poignancy in the style of Watterson, such as a couple of strips when Jeremy and his larger friend are laying on the roof of their van, watching the stars and posing philosophical questions to each other.

Don't ask why I should care about all this, it just bothers me. Zits sucks.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TBD, you'll be pleased to know I just changed your name to The Bomb Duck.

That is all.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So he's imitating C&H badly?

That I might be able to accept.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

going back to dancing puppets.... I personally thoroughly enjoy Get Fuzzy. Though its a typical nasty cat / stupid dog strip, its done in a very entertaining way. And the cat is not playfully nasty. He's TRULY nasty. And the geeky nerd (or is it nerdy geek?) of an owner is well writen and actually has interests. Can any of you name one thing Jon (Garfield) does in his spare time, other then be a loser? (cept now they have him dating that vet.... eh..) anyway, I just find Get Fuzzy to be an intellegent alternative to any other comic in the funnies. oh, and i agree with Yorick. Pearls Before Swine is another very good one. heh, even my mom loves that one. She likes the "zebra neighbor" strips they have most sundays.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way about Sinfest evolution. Old b&w strips looked better than new coloured. Red-tint Devil - oh that's awful.

And improved view of Slick and Monique with exact-hair-rendering made the comic look like anime. Old simple ('angular') characters were much 'prettier'. This is my opinion.


Sorry my very bad English.
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