Thursday, April 10, 2008

I Don't Get it Edition (Apr. 10)

I absolutely do not get this. Is there some ad campaign for V8 that involves people getting bonked on the head? Even if there is, the set-up is very awkward. I don't think I've ever heard someone say that someone else bonked them on the head.

Runners-up: Beetle Bailey, Curtis, Garfield, Rhymes with Orange, Speed Bump

I want to be a professional imaginer. I like how Agnes' Grandmother just rolls with the punches.

Runners-up: Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!, Frazz, Get Fuzzy, Pearls Before Swine, Piranha Club (I'm really enjoying this escape attempt series in spite of myself), Sally Forth, Watch Your Head (Cory Thomas does a nice job of shading in some back story)

Misplaced Homage Edition (Apr. 7)

The rise of Snoopy is, in my opinion, one of the faults of the later Peanuts. The early strips generate their power from pathos. As the strip becomes more unrealistic, it loses a lot of this power. Therefore, I am firmly not a member of the cult of Snoopy. I still think Peanuts is one of the greatest strips of all time though.

Runners-up: Dennis the Menace, For Better or For Worse, Garfield, Mother Goose and Grimm, Speed Bump

Tony Cochran has a great ear for comedic dialogue.

Runners-up: Frazz, Get Fuzzy, Piranha Club, Sherman's Lagoon

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Cheap Knock-Off Edition (Apr. 3)

Bill Watterson made this joke a lot better with his Dinosaurs in Rocket Ships series.

Runners-up: Close to Home, Dennis the Menace, Family Circus, Frank and Ernest, Get Fuzzy, Hagar the Horrible, Speed Bump, Zits

Runners-up: Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!, Curtis, Dilbert, Piranha Club

Technology is not Inherently Funny Edition (Apr. 1)

Another lame technology joke.

Runners-up: Baldo, Curtis, Family Circus, Hagar the Horrible, Pickles, Red and Rover, Rymes with Orange, Zits


Runners-up: Candorville, Lio, Pooch Cafe, Watch Your Head

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Terror of the Trees Edition (Mar. 31)

So why doesn't Henry just not go 100 when his girlfriend is in the car?

Runners-up: Blondie, Brevity, For Better or For Worse, Frank and Ernest, Hagar the Horrible, Non Sequiter, On the Fastrack, Rhymes with Orange, Speed Bump

I just love the phrase Timmy the Terror of the Trees.

Runners-up: Big Nate, Candorville, Lio, Pooch Cafe, Single and Looking,

Metanote: I'm having trouble uploading certain images on my new computer, which is why the comics are being posted out of order. I'm going to try to figure out why certain files won't upload, and then go back to the days I had to skip. I'm using Safari on a Macbook now, so if you have any ideas, please let me know in the comments.

What the Heck is That Edition (Mar. 29)

I am really starting to loathe Hagar the Horrible. It presents a completely bleak picture of marriage, it bends the setting and characters for bad jokes. The first problem with this strip is Helga's unhealthy approach to marital problems. Josh Fruhlinger, of the Comics Curmudgeon, had a great take on this strip. He points out the second problem, which is the poor art. Hagar is absolutely weird looking.

Runners-up: Baldo, Close to Home, Frank and Ernest, Mother Goose and Grimm, Red and Rover, Rhymes with Orange, Speed Bump

I loved this strip.

Runners-up: Agnes, Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!, Frazz, Get Fuzzy, Lio, Pearls Before Swine, Sherman's Lagoon, Zits