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Cidu Bill on Dec 17th 2011
I don’t have an actual Ewww comic for today, but I suspect that any explanation for this one will be suitably unpleasant.
Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2011
Cidu Bill on Oct 14th 2011
It’s odd when you meet artists who occasionally draw themselves into their own strips, because you don’t always know what to expect: David Willis looked so much like the “David Willis” character that if I’d passed him in the street, I’d probably have thought “Wow, that guy looks a lot like David Willis. Or maybe Walky.”
Randy Mulholland, on the other hand, looks nothing like “Randy Mulholland.”
Francesco Marciulano also looked nothing like “Medium Large Guy” — but to be fair, he never explicitly said this character was supposed to be his stand-in.
This all comes to mind because I’m planning to meet up with Zack Weiner tomorrow at NYCC, and he frequently draws himself into his strip — and I’m just hoping he won’t be sitting behind his table naked.
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Cidu Bill on Jul 25th 2010
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Cidu Bill on May 17th 2010
I was reminded of just how old I am when I met Shortpacked’s David Willis at the Wild Pig Comic Con in Springfield, NJ Saturday afternoon. My wife came along for a single reason: to tell David she’s a great fan of the Batman gags he writes into his strip. He drew her this
Cidu Bill on May 6th 2010
It’s one for the Ewww Files, but I don’t get it. And I Arlo’ed it because it might offend. Continue Reading »
Cidu Bill on Apr 10th 2010
This Luann strip
was followed by this Shortpacked parody
which in turn was followed by today’s Luann:
Cidu Bill on Mar 30th 2010
Apparently I wasn’t the only one amused by this
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Cidu Bill on Mar 26th 2009
Okay, I’m done. Tom Batiuk has clearly made a fetish out of tragedy and death, and this depressionfest has become no more than a vehicle for him to work out his issues.
I don’t really believe he’ll kill off Funky — after all, I can think of only one cartoonist who ever ended his “humor” strip by killing off the title character — but whatever happens next, it happens without me: It’s off my reading list and will no longer be discussed on this site. As far as I’m concerned, the Funky Winkerbean strip ended in 1992.
For anybody who hasn’t seen it, I direct you to David Willis’s classic 2007 panel.
Cidu Bill on Mar 10th 2009
I haven’t seen Watchmen yet, but I have noticed that there doesn’t seem to be a single review of the film that fails to mention Dr. Manhattan’s penis. This seems to be a major obsession. I’ve heard rumors that the studio is negotiating to give Dr. Manhattan’s penis its own spin-off.
The son of one of my wife’s friends asked “If this is supposed to be the most powerful man in the universe, why can’t he find himself a pair of pants?” The kid’s missing the point: If the most powerful man in the universe wants to run around with everything hanging out, who’s going to tell him he can’t? “Hey, buddy, you got a problem with it? Talk to the penis.”
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