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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:58 pm    Post subject: The awesome strips thread Reply with quote

Simply a thread for posting individual strips you think are *awesome.*

Don't post your own comics, and don't just pimp your friends' comics--that would be gauche you know.

I guess we also shouldn't post strips for which the publisher has specifically forbidden reposting--but I don't know of any *awesome* comics that do that...well okay maybe The Far Side. And probably most other syndicated print comics (most of which are not awesome so no worries!)

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I'll get us started; here's an old Toothpaste for Dinner I came across recently (actually from reading a print book of it! the only print webcomic book I have, and have had for years without finishing yet :P) whose middle line just amuses me oh so endlessly:



(Ooh see Toothpaste for Dinner's "usage guidelines" require that you link back to the site. This kind of thing is so much simpler when the authors just stick their URL into the comic graphic. :P)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wendyw wrote:
This recent Bunny strip is a current favourite of mine: http://www.bunny-comic.com/1428.html

Yeah, I just found Bunny recently, good stuff. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I *did* find this strip through the author's sig on this forum, but we aren't friends yet in any particular way as far as I know, so you see I'm totally not breaking the letter of my own rule by posting this one... Um.

(Also if he doesn't like me posting this in-line I'll take it out and just leave the link: http://www.jonathondalton.com/?p=345 --but it really demands to be seen!)

For a Winsor McCay fan such as myself, this tribute/parody of McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland" is wicked awesome:



Did you know McCay often drew his whole comic, word balloons and all, before going back and lettering it? At least, that's how it seems to me; so many of his balloons end up cramming the last words up at the bottom, or get filled out with filler like Nemo's "um's." I think a lot of the time he just put in empty balloons as he drew, figuring such and such character should probably say something in the current panel, but he hadn't figured out exactly what they'd say yet. The dialogue was often very secondary for him; in lots of his strips the dialogue is really very abstract, or just characters commenting on what is happening in the drawing.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one awesome strip from Daisy Owl, a comic I found just tonight!

Also, the most recent thingpart
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpcline wrote:
haha Big Funny had a parody called Little Emo. Check it out, its the 5th one on the right. its hard to read it online, but it looks nice on a big full color newspaper page.

http://www.alteredesthetics.com/events/49_big_funny

Little Emo! Haha! Oh! :D
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LovelyLuke wrote:
http://nedroid.com/2009/09/bartholomew/

Also funny because he's using a Kate Beaton-esque cartoon cat. ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep! Should'a crammed some down into the corner of a balloon or two through, then it would'a been perfect. ;D

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"Cover" of Acrobat "issue" 20 (but 'tis a webcomic, go read it!):


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The awesomeness that is Girl Genius:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpcline wrote:
this is one of my all time favorite strips.

http://www.sketchfervor.com/awesomesauce/archived/amelia058.html

"I never felt pressured to watch 'cool' TV shows like Dawson's Creek" is great. ;D

Cyclone_49 wrote:
I love this recent guest strip from Penny Arcade:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/9/16/

I rather liked that one too. I only visit P-A once in a while, when I want to depress myself, so that was a pleasant surprise. The guest's comic is Tiny Kitten Teeth which seems to be vaguely about cats, possibly, although you can't exactly tell by looking at it. The art style's awesome--and actually painted in gouache, apparently!

dpat57 wrote:
The awesomeness that is Girl Genius:(image)

That reminds me, I always liked the one where we first learned Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer's name and title, for the sheer steampunk ridiculousness of it, and how they accentuated it with ridiculous fonts.

I really liked Girl Genius best when it was black and white--Foglio was doing such amazing inking on it then.

Alrighty I found this tonight which seemed bally awesome. From "Tiny Monster" by Jessica McLeod:

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