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Old 30th Sep 2005, 10:40   #1
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Default Newspaper Comic Strips - (images may take time to load for some users)

I always liked the occasional comic strip in the papers over the years: Garfield, The Wizard of Id, Andy Capp, The Far Side, etc.

Today in the Guardian's G2 supplement there's a story about the latest strip called the Perry Bible Fellowship, which is a mix of surreal and dark humour.












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Old 1st Oct 2005, 8:13   #2
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Nice.
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Old 2nd Oct 2005, 21:36   #3
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Yeah, not bad at all. Bloom County used to be my favorite. Incidentally, the Sunday Times (New York that is) started running funnies a few weeks back. The Chris Ware job is alright. I think you have to register though.
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I was first alerted to the art of Garfield remixing by BoingBoing a couple of years ago. One guy simply removed all of Garfield's thoughts from the strip, one guy replaced Garfield with an unmoving, unthinking photograph of an actual cat, and so on and so on.

This past week, though, I've seen many a webspage refer its readers to Garfield Minus Garfield - a series of strips in which Garfield himself has been completely removed from existence.







...you get the idea.

They all do it to some extent, but I reckon this is perhaps the most effective - it becomes a cartoon strip about a lonely 30-something-year-old man and his thoughts. They seem more emotional and often much funnier than the ones with the tubby feline.
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Brilliant! I particularly liked this one:

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One of my favourite cartoonists is John Callahan. A few years ago his cartoons were featured in The Observer, but nothing recently in UK. His cartoons are 'spit your tea all over your keyboard' funny.

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Yep, that made me laugh out loud - and I like the Garfield without Garfield ones too. Still a big fan of the ol Calvina and Hobbes though.
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Aha! Rick another Bloom County fan. I thought I was the only one!
My other contender for cartoonist godhood is Gahan Wilson who sort of bridges between Charles Addams and Gary Larson. Some of his stuff is very dry .
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Its Friday, have a Callahan cartoon.

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Stewart, you are responsible for me killing my Saturday. http://pbfcomics.com is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Thanks! :D

I've been a fan of http://www.redmeat.com/ for ages. http://xkcd.net is fun too.

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