Comic Strip/ Book Appreciation

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Josh Shiells wrote on Oct 3rd, 2008 2:05pm

mulletman500 wrote on Jan 17th, 2008 at 11:10am :

Anyone like Asterix and Obelix?

Wow, I can't believe I forgot about them.

I get caught up listing modern ones.

Goscinny & Uderzo's Asterix and Hergé's Tintin are also fantastic.
Though I think, personally, I enjoy Asterix more.

Dogmatix is the true god. Of every religion.


Josh Shiells wrote on Oct 3rd, 2008 2:02pm

Hey guys.

I searched this up, hoping, praying, for a graphic novel appreciation group.
And I'm not even religious. But I'm happy I've found one - I guess I can satisfy the nerd within somewhat.

I guess, to name a few, I like...
[b]- Jim Davis → Garfield[/b]
[b]- James O'Barr → The Crow[/b]
[b]- Andy Runton → Owly[/b]

I'm also a big Jhonen Vasquez (JtHM, Squee!) and Eric Wight (MDG) fan.
The Futurama comics, while more directed at 10-year-olds, also often have some great writing, as do the (somewhat more dull) The Simpsons comics.

My grandfather has a collection of hundreds of comics, spanning decades.
So I get my modern comic fix, and also a lot of Archie, Thor, Ritchie Ritch, and other classics.

If you haven't looked at any of these artists, or comics, check them out.
Though most are alternative comics/artists, and there's more I didn't mention.
And I know Jim Davis is a little out-of-place.


crazynickman wrote on Jan 19th, 2008 11:52pm

Are those those French comics with the crazy puns and time traveling guys? I've heard of it :D


mulletman500 wrote on Jan 17th, 2008 4:10pm

Anyone like Asterix and Obelix?


crazynickman wrote on Oct 31st, 2007 2:23pm

Yeah, Cyanide is hilarious (that's a sentence I never thought I'd say), but in terms of complete industry standard setting, Calvin and Hobbes is it. Anything after it that is worth mentioning ("Pearls Before Swine," "Get Fuzzy," "Boondocks," etc) has it to thank in some way.


J-Spoon wrote on Oct 29th, 2007 10:17am

When I saw you guys say C&H... I thought you meant Cyanide and Happiness. Now that is funny.


crazynickman wrote on Oct 12th, 2007 6:32am

: O I haven't heard of it


ze monsta wrote on Oct 11th, 2007 8:56pm

im in! hehe
i still find The Beano funny....i dunno why.


crazynickman wrote on Oct 9th, 2007 10:18pm

Same here. Honestly, without C&H, I wouldn't have the writing skills and vocabulary that I do now. I also learned timing and setups for jokes, plus irony, puns, etc. And since English is my best subject, I basically have Bill Watterson to thank for my schoolwork since 2nd grade, and my hopeful career in comics.


Fishyesque wrote on Oct 9th, 2007 9:50pm

Definitely Calvin and Hobbes. That's where I learned all my big words growing up :):)


happytimeharry wrote on Oct 6th, 2007 4:02am

Not much of a comic book junkie, but as far as strips go, Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side own your fucking soul. The Boondocks has always been great as well.


crazynickman wrote on Oct 4th, 2007 12:00am



cakemonster91 wrote on Oct 3rd, 2007 11:12pm

Woo! I'm in. :)


crazynickman wrote on Oct 3rd, 2007 2:32pm

What, a picture of yours? Try posting in the thread ^ there are IMG codes there.


Till From Kenig wrote on Oct 3rd, 2007 10:22am

Pic isn't working(


crazynickman wrote on Oct 2nd, 2007 4:10am

Hi everyone (all both of us): discuss comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sequential art, etc, here: drawing and reading. Post your work, let people voice their opinions on it, talk about your favorite/ least favorite strips/ books, etc.



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