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    If we're being all pedantic, then i'll suggest a few comiCs as well:

    Foxtrot (or perhaps some people might classify this as a "funny"??) is pretty good if you're a bit of a geek. Kind of like Calvin and Hobbs but starring a boy addicted to computer games. Needless to say I can relate to that one.

    I'm surprised there's been no praise for Slave Labour Graphics yet. I was a sucker for Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Lenore when I was younger. Some of the stuff's worth a look if you're into Edward Gorey, and some of it falls short. Certainly worthwhile having a little dig around though.

    Anyone care to recommend any web-comics or funnies? I like that dinosaurs one that was so popular a little while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tox View Post
    I'm surprised there's been no praise for Slave Labour Graphics yet. I was a sucker for Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Lenore when I was younger. Some of the stuff's worth a look if you're into Edward Gorey, and some of it falls short. Certainly worthwhile having a little dig around though.
    I just got into Jhonen Vasquez, who did Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, actually through his short-lived but very funny and smart (and surprisingly dark for a kids cartoon series) "Invader Zim"... almost mentioned it on the sci fi thread but didn't think an animated series would quite fit there. If his comics are anywhere near as funny as this show I'll have to check them out...

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    RE webcomics - I've said it before but www.achewood.com is THE best thing on the internet. Takes a while to get into... but well worth it.

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    Just read Jodorowsky and Moebius' "Incal" over the week-end after being curious about it for ages...excellent stuff with an equal mixture of the spiritual absurdity of much of Jodorowsky's work with a healthy dose of humour and Phillip K. Dick.

    Also currently enjoying exploring the work of Osamu Tezuka (esp. "Buddha" and "Metropolis") and Grant Morrison's run on "Animal Man" (after hearing so much about it...shame about the artwork but the writing is very taut and great). Definitely going to have to check out "The Invisibles".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tryptych View Post
    RE webcomics - I've said it before but www.achewood.com is THE best thing on the internet. Takes a while to get into... but well worth it.
    When i first discovered this comic, producitivity for myself and a friend while working went to zero for about a week as we read the archives, and sent particularly hilarious episodes back n forth via IM.

    In that vein, can i recommend:

    http://alienlovespredator.com/

    http://scarybear.org/

    http://pixelcomic.net/

    http://www.wondermark.com/

    and of course:

    http://www.mnftiu.cc

    the last has become pretty big here, and id be suprised if you havent heard of it. Start with "My filing technique..." as these are the funniest, and once you get into them, the rest make a bit more sense. I think he became famous during 9/11, for saying things that really needed to be said in a humorous way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tox View Post
    I'm surprised there's been no praise for Slave Labour Graphics yet. I was a sucker for Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Lenore when I was younger. Some of the stuff's worth a look if you're into Edward Gorey, and some of it falls short. Certainly worthwhile having a little dig around though.
    There has been one mention of Milk and Cheese already, definitely the crowning achievement for SL. I was always a fan of Vroom Socko and other Pirate Corp$ comix, but they dont seem to be on that site.

    Still, may favorite comic to date has got to be The Tick and his spin-offs, especially Man Eating Cow and Chainsaw Vigilante.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freakaholic View Post

    Still, may favorite comic to date has got to be The Tick and his spin-offs, especially Man Eating Cow and Chainsaw Vigilante.

    ooh yes.

    growing up in boston, everyone gets into the Tick, b/c they give you free copies at New England Comics and then you get hooked...

    i think i bought the last 4 issues in real time, that is to say as they came out...

    it really crushed me when he stopped doing it, as other people writing or drawing any Tick related stuff is not the same... (so, no i never read the Man Eating Cow comics).

    there was some redemption when the Tick cartoon series was pretty decent, but still, the stage was set for so many lil subplots i will never see realized...

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    Hope you'll excuse the new boy bumping up a tired old thread here...

    Has anyone on here read Alan Moore's 'Lost girls' book? - you know, the pornagraphic one that he did with his girlfriend

    You can't get hold of it in England as far as I know, apparently because some of the characters in it are underage or something. It all sounds slightly dodgy, but this is ALAN MOORE we're talking about here, not some sensationalist pervy schlock-merchant.

    Watchmen, From Hell and the League of extraordinary gentlemen are my top three comics ever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freakaholic View Post
    Milk and Cheese
    I remember that!

    I think one of the writers went on to write for Space Ghost Coast to Coast - also excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny B View Post
    Hope you'll excuse the new boy bumping up a tired old thread here...

    Has anyone on here read Alan Moore's 'Lost girls' book? - you know, the pornagraphic one that he did with his girlfriend

    You can't get hold of it in England as far as I know, apparently because some of the characters in it are underage or something. It all sounds slightly dodgy, but this is ALAN MOORE we're talking about here, not some sensationalist pervy schlock-merchant.

    Watchmen, From Hell and the League of extraordinary gentlemen are my top three comics ever...
    Yeah, brought this back from Seattle the other week. Ms STN is a big, big fan. I've not read it yet cos she's still reading it.

    It is deeply filthy from what I've seen.

    The reason it's unreleased here is that the copyright for Wendy is owned by Great Ormond Street hospital and they won't give permission for her to be employed in this saucy fashion. I think the characters are all grown-ups but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny B View Post
    Hope you'll excuse the new boy bumping up a tired old thread here...

    Has anyone on here read Alan Moore's 'Lost girls' book? - you know, the pornagraphic one that he did with his girlfriend

    You can't get hold of it in England as far as I know, apparently because some of the characters in it are underage or something. It all sounds slightly dodgy, but this is ALAN MOORE we're talking about here, not some sensationalist pervy schlock-merchant.

    Watchmen, From Hell and the League of extraordinary gentlemen are my top three comics ever...
    Drawings of what appears to be minors engaging in sexual acts are not illegal in the UK yet.

    There is move to make them so - http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documen...tion-sex-abuse

    I've no idea if Alan Moore's book does contain such images - if it does though, you could be prosecuted in the US in theory for possessing it, depending on whether the court agreed with you that Alan Moore's work has serious literary or artistic value:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PROTECT_Act_of_2003

    STN's answer seems more plausible I think...
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    Re: Incal, just stay away from the follow up volumes where it deals with John Difool's childhood... clearly only done for rent money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny B View Post
    Has anyone on here read Alan Moore's 'Lost girls' book? -
    almost got this the other day but the drawings look... really weird? i should probably look past that or at least be open to a new aesthetic.

    been down with a stupid sinus infection for a ridiculous 2 weeks and have been getting back into comix..

    my first time reading the ACME novelty Library stuff...

    man. amazing mood. so depressing. i just get this heavy feeling... like the sun is out, and birds are singing, and all you can think about is killing yourself.



    also Black Hole

    really shockingly good too. like Lynch meets Bataille meets Junji Ito.


    and speaking of Junji Ito...




    also about to dip into the Invisibles, Moore's From Hell, Bootlegg Babiez, Flex Mentallo, Preacher, Promethea, Transmetropolitan... damned sinus infection won't go away but I'm kind of enjoying a little nerdy sabbatical from the world...

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    Could not get in to Black Hole. It just seemed bloated and boring, full of non-surprises.

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    I'm really not into comics at all, I find them very hard to read for some reason. But, I'm willing to be convinced, where should I start? I've read the odd thing such as Watchmen and From Hell (enjoyed both of them), Ghost World (ok but basically nothing to it) and a few other bits. Thought about reading The Invisibles but I looked at something from the series in a shop and I just thought it looked ugly. I watched this film Baba Yaga recently and it's based on drawings by some guy called Crepax - looked him up and it seems his stuff could be up my street, anyone know much about him? Also another guy who was quite similar called Manara or something, what's he like?

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    I fucking love comics. Jimmy Corrigan is great (if frustrating -- stand up for yourself man)!

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