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Chef Napalm

Lost in the Supermarket
i nominate JIM FUCKING STARLIN...

his Capt. Marvel and Warlock series from the 70's were the birth of cosmic comics... (much respect to Lee and Kirby of course, but Starlin took that shit to the next level...)
'Breed is one of my favourites. Nice interview with the man here.
 

tryptych

waiting for a time
Most of my favourites mentioned already, only thing to add would be Jim Woodring's excellent "Frank" books.

Are they comics or comix though?

www.jimwoodring.com

And they have almost no words in them either, Luka.
 

petergunn

plywood violin
Most of my favourites mentioned already, only thing to add would be Jim Woodring's excellent "Frank" books.

Are they comics or comix though?

www.jimwoodring.com

And they have almost no words in them either, Luka.
COMIX

thank you.

oh and gotta second Matt Wagner, i was a big Sandman Myster Theatre fan in high school...



actually DC killed it for a while w/ that vertigo stuff. this is unbelievably good.



would love to get ahold of come copies of a 60's orignals... a hippie exploitation thing...


from wikipidea:

"Brother Power was last seen being shot into space on orders from Governor Ronald Reagan, after trying to prevent the sabotage of a rocket launch by Mad Dawg and his gang, knowing it would be blamed on hippies."

how can you not want to read that?
 

big satan

HA-DO-KEN!
seeing as people are splitting hairs, i thought "comix" was a term to created for 60s counter-cultural stuff like crumb, gilbert shelton & co, not 80s onwards stuff like los bros, clowes, ware which is refered to as indy or alternative. not that any of that is important, they're all "sequential art" after all.

good comics:

krazy kat
x-men when chris claremont wrote it
new x-men when grant morrison wrote it
superfuckers - james kochalka (kochalka is generally pretty good although his other stuff can be a bit twee/precious sometimes)
joss whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men
calvin & hobbes
scott mccloud - understanding comics
maus
little nemo in slumberland
supreme power
the ultimates
seth - it's a good life if you don't weaken
runaways
joe sacco's political/journalistic stuff

pretty much anything by these guys:

hernandez brothers
chris ware
dan clowes
charles burns
chester brown

japanese stuff:

akira
domu
secret comics japan
buddha by osamu tezuka (this guy is the most highly regard japanese comics writer so his other stuff is probably pretty good but i haven't read it)
hideshi hino's work
yoshihiro tatsumi's stuff
uzumaki
nausicaa
ranma 1/2 (first 8 or so volumes are hilarious, then it gets really samey)

if you are so inclined it is possible to download scanned versions of more or less any notable/succesful superhero comics from torrent websites or soulseek, you'll probably need to download CDisplay to read them though
 
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tryptych

waiting for a time
seeing as people are splitting hairs, i thought "comix" was a term to created for 60s counter-cultural stuff like crumb, gilbert shelton & co, not 80s onwards stuff like los bros, clowes, ware which is refered to as indy or alternative. not that any of that is important, they're all "sequential art" after all.
Yup I thought this was the case too...
 

petergunn

plywood violin
Yup I thought this was the case too...
i'm the only one splitting hairs...

i know the original definition of "comix" is the Zap crew, but then when you think how P. Bagge worked on Weirdo in the 80;s and connect the lines...

basically to me the use of the "x" means no superheroes, that's all...
 

Alfons

Way of the future
Free Comic Book Day today. http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Went to my local shop, they weren't giving any interresting stuff away. But I was suprised to see how many people showed up, especially young kids. Maybe comics are getting popular again (or maybe people just like freebies:slanted: )
 

luka

Moderator
i've been looking at stuff thats been reccomended
for the record, i liked the filth a lot
transmetropolitan i thought was not very good
the invisibles i like
i like the maxx, i like sam kieths style
i might check out godland, has anyone been reading that?
i've been into crumb and shelton and bode since i was a kid, bode through graffiti, the others through my uncle
i would be interested to check out some of marvels high points but how easy is it to get hold of?
 

tox

Factory Girl
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.
 

Chris

fractured oscillations
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...
 

Octopus?

New member
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".
 

Freakaholic

not just an addiction
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.
 

Freakaholic

not just an addiction
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.
 

petergunn

plywood violin
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...
 

Benny B

Active member
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:eek::eek:

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...
 

STN

sou'wester
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:eek::eek:

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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