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Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Depravity in Duckberg 



I'm not sure what exactly those ducks are doing, but I'm fairly certain that Huey, Dewey and Louie are all underage!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Loses Something in Translation 

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Don't Piss Off Oncle Picsou 







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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Loving the Unloved 



I've always had a sort of soft-spot for the Duck artists of the seventies. A lot of that comes from them being the artists I first associated with Duck comics. But some of it has to do with feeling a little bit sorry for them.



The artists in this period are doubly damned by most Duck fans. For one, people bash them for not being Carl Barks. Which is insane when you stop to think about it. Barks was the master for a reason, and it's grossly unfair to use him as the baseline. But the artists of this period are also complained about for not being the more stylized European Duck artists of the last decades, as if there was any remote way that the European style would have found a welcome home in cheaply produced licensed comics put out during a recession.



Granted, there's a lot not to like from this era. The characters are stiff. The backgrounds are frequently non-existent. The coloring is garish. And everyone is just a little bit off-model at the best of times, and grossly unrecognizable at the worst.



And, besides childhood nostalgia, that's actually, I think, part of their charm for me. I'll take a well-meaning failure over a cynical exploitation of what a big corporation thinks their customers want anyday.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Avatar Speaks For Me 




Come late October, you should expectthis problem to be more frequent.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

A Parable 

Thumper decided to take up blogging as a pastime, sharing with the world everything there is to know about himself and his furry forest friends.

Thumper gained some popularity early on for, basically, telling the other forest creatures who were online what they wanted to hear and engaging in a not subtle at all campaign of complaining about the activities of the animals who hung around that other watering hole.

Which led to lots of comments from Thumper's readers along these lines:


One day, flush with his own ego and determined to show the world how great he is, Thumper tried to make some cash-money off the fact that he had a "very popular blog." It was then that Thumper discovered something very important, when he tried telling people who had never even heard of his blog how important he is:


Namely, that the real world doesn't give a good god-damn about how "important" your commentators think you are.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

I Blame Lack of Sleep 2 






The closest you're going to get to context out of me...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Disney Pruderery at it's Finest 



Wh...why would Thumper need bathing trunks to go swimming? He's a rabbit. He's not even an anthropomorphic rabbit, he's just a rabbit.
Thank God the children of America were spared the site of a naked rabbit...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

"Funny" Animal Gags 

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Breaking the Fourth Wall 



To see it in context:

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Give Mutant Scrooge Tribute! 



Huey, Dewey and Louis bowing down in worship of their substitute Mammon was a nice touch.

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

colorful...exciting...fun 



I had these when I was a kid. To describe them as "three dimensional" is stretching things a bit.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Crossing the Streams! 

Tinkerbell vs. Wicked Witch



Chip and Dale vs. Wicked Witch


Chip and Tinkerbell, Working Together


Tinkerbell vs. Big Bad Wolf


Big Bad Wolf vs. Wicked Witch


Chip and Dale and Tinkerbell Triumphant!


Nifty, huh?

And now, how a contemporary comic fan would react to that comic...

"Clearly, this was all just some blatant cash grab on the part of Gold Key to try and drum up sales on the lower-selling Chip 'n Dale book by involving it in this useless cross-over! Clearly, the editors of Gold Key hate the fans, as Zeke Wolf would never be tricked by a pixie in such a shameless manner! We're going to have to have a Crisis of Infinite Disney to sort this mess out. Of course, they'll probably just have Geoff Johns/Brian Bendis write it, so the Golden Age Mickey Mouse would be killed off. Because Dan Didio/Joe Quesada hate fun!"

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Monday, November 19, 2007

And Now... 

A scene from a good Viking movie...


Silly, primitive, superstitious Vikings...

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Early LOLs? 












Also, if you'd like to see more of my exhausting weekend, click on the shiny golden underwear...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday Night Fights 




Every hit

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Short Subjects 

Since people seem to be in a mood to analyse Marvel lately: the only "mainstream" Marvel U "post Civil War" comics I was getting were New New Warriors and New Order (which is a cheap and easy joke, but hey, so's your Mom). And I'm not getting them anymore. They're perfectly serviceable comics, but I'm just not interested in this "going nowhere slowly" between crossovers approach so many of Marvel's titles seem to have. Now there's nothing wrong with going nowhere slowly, but it's so much better to be going nowhere fast, you know?

I'm also not particularly interested in the current state of the Marvel universe. DC, for all it's flaws, has managed to hold my interest, and that's partly because the heroes still act like good guys and the villains are clearly identifiable as bad guys. You can't quite make those distinctions at Marvel anymore. And it doesn't help that the consequences of Marvel's big events don't really get dealt with because the stage has to be cleared for the next big event. Say what you will about Countdown and its cross-overs, but you can't really argue that DC isn't thoroughly exploring the consequences of the last few event titles in those books. At Marvel they almost seem to be burying the problems created by their events under the weight of new events. "Oh, we made Iron Man a fascist, but we can't deal with that now, the Hulk's attacking. Ooops, we made the Hulk a mass-murderer, but we can't deal with that now, the Skrulls are invading. Ah, we've established that Wolverine is actually a hyper-evolved stoat and not a mutant, but we can't deal with that now because Namor has the Serpent Crown and is trying to flood the surface world..."




Say you're an American publisher. And say you have the rights to publish, in America, newer and older licensed comics that are successful outside the US, but haven't really sold well in the US for a couple of decades.
And say that, about ten to fifteen years ago, there was an animated series based on the comics you have a license to. An animated series that did several loose adaptations of some of the better known comics in the series. And let's say that the animated series in question was very successful and is largely credited with revitalizing an area of the animation industry that had become moribund.
It would seem like a no-brainer to do a book collecting the best stories that inspired the series, and to slap the logo of the series all over the book, right?
So why would you go and put an introduction in the book that spends a good deal of time blasting the quality of the show?

Which is what Gemstone did with their Carl Barks' Greatest Ducktales Stories books.
Oh, comics industry...you so stupid...




Stephen Sadowski's pencils for Superpowers #0 are very nice, but with him only drawing the preview book, I'm not sure I'm interested. I REALLY did not like Justice, and the "nostalgia for grandpa's childhood" vibe is strong on this project.
Which means I'm probably holding out for Avengers/Invaders. YES! I'm a hypocrite! I complain about Marvel than look forward to one of their projects!




You know what's fun? Video games.

It's like a virtual pet, only it's Daffy Duck, and the idea is to torture him as much as possible.


It's an old-school "point and click" puzzle game, only on your console. And since it's on the Wii, you have to mime out using the object with the remote. It makes you look like a complete tool, so I recommend playing with the blinds drawn.




Lars and the Real Girl was an excellent, excellent film, very sweet and heartfelt, with just enough sadness and darkness underneath it to give it some real emotional heft.




I now realise that the problem with yesterday's post was that I held back all the fun for myself...
Here you can write your own caption for Dennis.
And here you can write all your own dialog.
If you're a stickler for lettering accuracy, I find "Jester" approximates Ketcham-style letters decently.

Though, try as I might, I can't make this into a wholesome scene:




Context? Uhm, to be honest, it doesn't help...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Wisdom of Scamp 




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Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Night Fights 



You can also probably file the whole "bear fighting duck" thing under "this is a fetish for somebody."

Every beat-down

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday Night Fights 



Every brutal hit

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Metaphor Fire Sale 


Fill in the blank: Winnie the Pooh Explains _______________________

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