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Title: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 08:00:44 PM
Whew.  Please appreciate I'm pretty busy these days as I'm doing this that I'll try to make sure that there will be 5 comic strips a day listed.  I usually like to do more, but blah blah blah let's get down to business.  FUNNIES' BUSINESS!  Ha!

First off... there were no ties!  Pretty rare for one of my lists.  Next, I'll be trying to include any comics you want me to use, but no promises.  If I miss yours, just post it after.  Finally... Uh, that's it I guess.  Let's begin!

So pour yourself a bowl of sugary cereal and try to treat your computer like the Weekend Edition, minus all the bad news.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DO3u9SAaDH0/TeFKL0RFshI/AAAAAAAAACc/QHqvikXDwU8/s1600/funnies-1298831206.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 08:03:00 PM
(http://www.madmagazine.com/sites/default/files/MAD-Magazine-Sergio-Aragones-Filthy-Rich1.jpg)
#50 A Mad Look At…/Drawn Out Dramas (the Mad work of Sergio Aragones)
34 Points, 2 lists, #3 Johnny Unusual
(http://api.ning.com/files/Xu9XhkigMPl0ac1dUQmn8DBEsD6CEnyDePAAZcDgLJg-tR7RdpPhlGqdVjNw50FX-iSHEpTMWFPvRtzd-9MhmYMujdFr1ShF/ShadowKnows1.jpg)
What is it?:
Sergio Aragonés has written and drawn his "A Mad Look At…" feature for over 40 years. Each is a series of gag strips with a common theme. Aragonés' Mad cartooning is notable for almost never using word balloons; when they occur at all, they will most often feature a drawing of whatever is being discussed. Aragonés will periodically bend this rule for a store window sign, a stray "Gesundheit," or some other dialogue vital to the punchline.

Aragonés also provides the "Mad Marginals" or "Drawn-out Dramas", which are small gag images that appear throughout the magazine in the corners, margins or spaces between panels. Aragonés debuted the feature in Mad #76 (January 1963), and it has appeared in every issue of the magazine since, except for Mad #111. According to Aragonés, his work for that issue was lost in the mail.

Among his peers and fans, Aragonés is widely regarded as "the world's fastest cartoonist." The Comics Journal has described Aragonés as "one of the most prolific and brilliant cartoonists of his generation." Mad editor Al Feldstein said, "He could have drawn the whole magazine if we'd let him."
(http://www.tgfa.org/strips/mad/images/Mad_330_13.gif)
Animated Adaptations?: No.  Wait, isn’t there a Mad TV show now?  Does that have Sergio cartoon?  It should.
(http://www.madmagazine.com/sites/default/files/files/2011/08/MAD-Magazine-Lady-Gaga-3.jpg)
Trivia:
Sergio Aragones also co-created DC’s cowboy hero Bat Lash (I like him).
(http://www.wonderwomanmuseum.com/imagescomic/Mad-177-022a.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 08:05:29 PM
(http://images.ucomics.com/images/amuniversal/press_release/ziggy_cartoon.jpg)
#49 Ziggy
34 Points, 5 lists, #7 ColeStratton
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7nxFvRmrn70/TBBP5LIQ2cI/AAAAAAAAD4k/F8CI7YC1sFc/s400/Ziggy-lzi070123.gif)
Ziggy is a cartoon created by Tom Wilson, a former American Greetings executive.

Ziggy is a small, bald, trouserless, barefoot, almost featureless character (save for his large nose) who seems to have no friends, hobbies, or romantic partner, just a menagerie of pets: Fuzz, a small white dog; Sid, a cat afraid of mice; Josh, a discouraging parrot; Goldie, a fish; and Wack, a duck. The appeal of the cast is juxtaposed with the endless stream of misfortunes which befall Ziggy. The character is frequently depicted in surreal or arbitrary situations, though many jokes mine typical comic strip pop culture territory, such as computers and the perils of modern life. Other pop cultural references can be found in the archives.

Ziggy first appeared in the 1968 book collection When You're Not Around, published by American Greetings. The newspaper strip began in June 1971. In 1987 the strip was taken over by Tom Wilson II. The animated 1982 Christmas television special Ziggy's Gift, which contained the Harry Nilsson song "Give, Love, Joy", won an Emmy Award. There are annual calendars produced as well as various books and promotional items.
(http://www.jordiscrubbings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Ziggy-2009.01.26.gif)
Animated Adaptation?:
http://www.youtube.com/v/bSVGv2nQQz8
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zJv17X2CI4c/Sti9_5n2AyI/AAAAAAAABd4/14-JbwldnkY/s320/Ziggy+Obama+psychiatrist.jpg)
Trivia:
Tom Wilson has acknowledged that one in five Ziggy cartoons makes direct reference to the mathematical concept of the Axiom of choice. In his 2009 autobiography, Wilson stated that this recurrent theme is "my own unique way of expressing my love for mathematical analysis. Cartooning has been a career for me, but math was always my passion."
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5KQbD2fCCxw/SDzSGJEDwfI/AAAAAAAAA10/vkI_-Im6uw8/s400/Ziggy+May+26)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 08:44:37 PM
BTW, I was just watching Arrested Development. Tony Hale needs to play the live action Ziggy!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 09:03:28 PM
(http://www.willgoto.com/images/Size3/Belgique_Tintin_et_Milou_par_Herge_89880b588c8a4d08bcf31c925e86c0ed.JPG)
#48 The Adventures of Tintin
36 Points, 2 lists, #6 ColeStratton
(http://www.7is7.com/otto/komodo/dragon-tintin-l.jpg)
The Adventures of Tintin (French: Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic albums created by Belgian artist Remi Georges(1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.

The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtième, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le XXe Siècle on 10 January 1929.

The success of the series saw the serialised strips published in Belgium's leading newspaper Le Soir and spun into a successful Tintin magazine. Then in 1950, Hergé created Studios Hergé, which produced the canon series of twenty-four albums. The Adventures of Tintin have been adapted for radio, television, theatre, and film.

Set during a largely realistic 20th century, the hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in the original French edition). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash and cynical Captain Haddock, the highly intelligent but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Dupont et Dupond). Hergé himself features in several of the comics as a background character, as do his assistants in some instances.

The comic strip series has long been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Hergé's signature ligne claire style. Its engaging, well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories within the Tintin series always feature slapstick humour, offset in later albums by dashes of sophisticated satire and political/cultural commentary.
(http://blog.anands.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/hearing.jpg)
Animated Adaptation?:
Many!  Computer animation, hand drawn animation, and…
http://www.youtube.com/v/wg3SfnXf-0A
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6xoH967aC00/TE8ZjsxaeHI/AAAAAAAAZfQ/diQUxycP8D8/s400/cat072.jpg)
Trivia:
Charles de Gaulle once said "My only international rival is Tintin".  Having read the comics, I believe that de Gaulle has actually done more reporting than Tintin.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BZwTl-sikvE/T2DbIlmO6hI/AAAAAAAAHWA/GSztdb24OPo/s1600/tintinline_1191332503.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 09:06:56 PM
(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/55202/1616382-chop_large.jpg)
#47 Axe Cop
36 Points, 3 lists, #5 Pak-Man
 (http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/02/axecop0-584.jpg)

Axe Cop is a webcomic by brothers Malachai Nicolle (age 5 when the series began, now age 8) and Ethan Nicolle (age 29 when the series began). Malachai is responsible for the ideas and stories, while Ethan turns them into comics. The first four comics were drawn in December 2009 and posted to Facebook; the website was not launched until January 2010.
Axe Cop is about the adventures of a police officer who prefers to wield an axe in battle. He's a gruff, tough man dedicated to killing bad guys. The comic focuses on the times he's called away from the daily grind to help with more complex problems, such as rescuing a child from a zombie dog woman, helping Bat Warthog Man find his friends, or babysitting. This generally involves fighting bad guys from other planets. Axe Cop has gathered a loyal team. His first ally is Flute Cop, who goes on to become Dinosaur Soldier and various other things.

Axe Cop is nominally set in the present day, enlivened with dinosaurs, zombies, robots, etc., and with a propensity to feature whatever topic happens to be holding the writer's attention, such as sea creatures, brains, and especially babies. Little effort is made to keep track of backstories, powers, and equipment. This is not to say that the comic is entirely chaotic: the main characters and their relationships stay consistent, there are persistent world-building elements (most notably the shape-shifting properties of being splattered with blood), and a number of powers and items recur (e.g. the hypnotize button on Axe Cop's wrist has not been mentioned again, but the robot arms in his mustache are explained.)
(http://in10words.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/ask-axe-cop-51.png)
Animated Adaptation:
On April 24, 2012, it was announced that Fox would adapt Axe Cop for an animated series of the same name for its new Saturday late-night animation block serving as a complement to its popular Sunday-night Animation Domination block in the 2013-2014 season.
(http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/175207-axe.jpg)
Trivia:
In the TV show The IT Crowd, Roy has the CHOP poster framed in his hallway.
(http://storyrobot.com/improv/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/axecop1.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 09:18:31 PM
(http://lambiek.net/artists/m/marshall_john/marshall_john_blondie2008.jpg)
#46 Blondie
36 Points, 5 lists, #11 Monty

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/Blondie_flat_panel_20070924.png)

Blondie is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, the strip has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930. The success of the strip, which features a well-endowed blonde and her sandwich-loving husband, led to the long-running Blondie film series (1938–1950) and the popular Blondie radio program (1939–1950).

Chic Young drew Blondie until his death in 1973, when creative control passed to his son Dean Young, who continues to write the strip. Young has collaborated with a number of artists on Blondie, including Jim Raymond, Mike Gersher, Stan Drake, Denis Lebrun and currently, John Marshall. Through these changes, Blondie has remained popular, appearing in more than 2000 newspapers in 47 countries and translated into 35 languages. Since 2006, Blondie has also been available via email through King Features' DailyINK service.
(http://dinnerinabottle.com/files/imagepicker/m/meatwater/meatwater%20comic%20strip20.gif)
Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/OKVSPe65huQ
(http://www.brendanmckillip.com/uploaded_images/070424blondie-781531.jpg)
Trivia:
Originally designed to follow in the footsteps of Young's earlier "pretty girl" creations Beautiful Bab and Dumb Dora, Blondie focused on the adventures of Blondie Boopadoop—a carefree flapper girl who spent her days in dance halls.
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/08/blondie1.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 09:19:09 PM
Alright everybody.  Have a good night.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 09, 2012, 09:22:10 PM
Woo! Axe Cop!

Also, he didn't make my list, but it's good to see Ziggy slipping in at 49. His strip gets a lot of flack, but if you read just the right strip in just the right mood, your day can be brightened. I've seen it. :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2012, 09:26:49 PM
Oh Ziggy, will you ever win?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 09, 2012, 11:31:21 PM
D'oh! The list just started and I've already got two major omissions on my part. I totally spaced on the A Mad Look At series, which is a shame, since that's seriously the one part of that magazine I constantly go back to. MAD in general is a little hit and miss for me, especially with their newer stuff, but that feature never fails to make me smile.

And had I remembered that Tintin was, at one point, a newspaper comic, that would've been my Number 1. For sure :-[

EDIT: Also, very cool that the puppet version of Tintin is on youtube. I know a friend of mine has been trying to find it for quite some time (for years and years it was only available in the Tintin museam in Belgium).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 10, 2012, 11:19:55 AM
Axe Cop looks...sublime...in it's nuttiness. Might have to check that one out.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2012, 05:40:06 PM
(http://www.wired.com/geekdad/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dr_mcninja.jpg)
#45 Dr. McNinja
37 Points, 2 lists, #1 Coragale
   
(http://cdn-i.dmdentertainment.com/cracked/wong/drmcninja2.jpg)

The Adventures of Dr. McNinja is a webcomic written and drawn by Christopher Hastings, and inked formerly by Kent Archer and since 2010 by Hastings himself . Published three times a week on its own website, it features the fictional adventures of a character named Dr. McNinja, a thirty-five-year-old doctor who is also a ninja. Dr. McNinja is highly story-driven, with twenty- to ninety-page issues. The first story was published in the summer of 2004 as a one-off, and the comic has been in regular publication since late 2005. The site also sells Dr. McNinja merchandise.

The Adventures of Dr. McNinja is a member of Dayfree Press. An August 31, 2006 announcement in the news section of the Dr. McNinja website indicates that an exclusive monthly installment of Dr. McNinja will appear in the British magazine .net.
 (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyahfqcDO71ro0cozo1_400.png)
Animated Adaptation:
Nope.
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/dr_mcninja-fr_ff.jpg)
Trivia:
It was announced on April 11th, 2012 that Christopher Hastings had entered into a partnership with Fat Cat Gameworks to create a Video Game based on the comic for mobile and web. Titled "Dr. McNinja's Radical Adventures", it is slated for release by July, 2012. The project is using the Kickstarter platform for funding, to avoid the need for a publisher.
 (http://www.destructoid.com/elephant//ul/30038-drmcninjahungry.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2012, 06:08:35 PM
(http://comics.ganneff.de/2008.05.25/Hagar%20the%20Horrible-2008.05.25)
#44 Hägar the Horrible
37 Points, 7 lists, #10 Smith Dr John Smith
   
(http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/BV/Hagar_20080422c-de.jpg)

Hägar the Horrible is the title and main character of an American comic strip created by cartoonist Dik Browne (1917–1989), and syndicated by King Features Syndicate. It first appeared in February 1973, and was an immediate success. Since Browne's retirement in 1988 (and subsequent death), his son Chris Browne has continued the strip. As of 2010, Hägar is distributed to 1,900 newspapers in 58 countries and translated into 13 languages. The strip is a caricature and loose interpretation of medieval Scandinavian life.

"Hagar the Terrible" was the nickname given to the late Dik Browne by his sons; Browne adapted the name to Hägar the Horrible for the purposes of alliteration. After his death Dik Browne's sons changed the title of the strip to Dik Browne's Hägar the Horrible in tribute. The name is pronounced Hay-gar by Chris Browne.

Hägar (sometimes written "Hagar") is a shaggy, scruffy, overweight, red-bearded Viking. He regularly raids England and sometimes France. Animation-industry writer Terence J. Sacks notes the juxtaposition of contrary qualities that make Hägar endearing to the reader: "Hägar's horned helmet, rough beard and shaggy tunic make him look somewhat like a caveman or primitive viking, but you also know Hägar has a soft underbelly occasionally exposed."
 (http://comicbooth.com/images/hagar_the_horrible_high.jpg)
Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/xlWsxppAtOo
(http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/01-16-10-hagar-the-horrible.gif)

Trivia:
For a brief time, the strip had its own brand of sponsored soda, "Hägar the Horrible Cola". It is generally recalled as one of the funniest flops of the marketing industry.
(http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/gaddis/HST310/Aug28/Hagar%20the%20Horrible.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2012, 06:35:46 PM
(http://a405.idata.over-blog.com/500x359/4/98/99/65/--KGrHqJ--lgE7Gi98VFoBPCdCHFuQQ--60_57.jpg)
 #43 Amazing Spider-Man
40 Points, 3 lists, #3 A Pretty Girl is Like
   
(http://www.toplessrobot.com/Spiderman.gif)
The daily newspaper comic strip The Amazing Spider-Man debuted on January 3, 1977. Produced by Marvel and syndicated by the Register and Tribune Syndicate through 1985,Cowles Media Company in 1986, and King Features Syndicate since, the comic strip was successful in an era with few serialized adventure strips. The strip slowly grew in circulation and as of 2012 is still being published. It was first written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee and illustrated by John Romita. Stan Lee's brother, Larry Lieber, illustrated and later wrote the strip for much of its run. In 1992, Paul Ryan took over the penciling (with Joe Sinnott inking) on the Sunday version of the strip and drew that feature for three years. Since 1997, the daily strips are pencilled by Larry Lieber and inked by Alex Saviuk, while the Sunday strips are penciled by Saviuk and inked by Joe Sinnott.

Early story arcs in the newspaper strip were paced much like a comic book, and a complete story unfolded in about 2 months of Sunday and daily strips. While the strip and the comic book feature the same characters, they do not share the same continuity. The strip differs from the established story lines of the comic books, most notably in the villains who Spider-Man fights and the women who Peter Parker dates. Many villains were introduced that have never appeared in other media, including the Rattler, a man who acquired snakelike characteristics. A rare exception was the 1987 wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson which occurred in both the comic book and the comic strip.

On December 31, 2008, the strip announced major changes. The following day, the strip underwent a reboot restoring Peter Parker as an unmarried young man living alone in a renovated apartment, attending college, and dating longtime best friend Mary Jane whenever she is available. On January 3, it was revealed that the timeline of the rebooted strip is set "in the days before Peter and Mary Jane were married". On May 24, 2009, the marriage was restored to the dailies, with the previous storyline involving Electro having been revealed to be a dream. The revelation dawns on Peter as Mary Jane walks out of the shower, paying homage to the infamous cliffhanger of Dallas involving the return of Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing.

Guest stars in the newspaper strip include Wolverine, Daredevil and Doctor Strange. Villains include Dr. Doom, Kraven the Hunter, the Rhino and Mysterio.

Stories from the strip have been reprinted as three paperback books. Some story arcs were also reprinted in a trade paperback in the 1980s, showcasing several different artists. A black & white trade paperback reprint of the first two years of the newspaper strip was released on May 3, 2007 by Panini Publishing UK. Some stories have also been reprinted in the magazine Comics Revue.

 (http://www.the-isb.com/images/SpiderStrip.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:
Many:
http://www.youtube.com/v/4o29VoxtsFk
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8ie37mgxIXA/SvOsKITuM5I/AAAAAAAAGDQ/pPw1FAN9fx4/s400/YOUJUSTMISSEDTHETIGER,JACKPOT.gif)
Trivia:
In 1981, skyscraper-safety activist Dan Goodwin, wearing a Spider-Man suit, scaled the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, the Renaissance Tower in Dallas, Texas, and the John Hancock Center in Chicago,Illinois.
(http://www.joshreads.com/images/10/01/i100125spidey.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 10, 2012, 06:38:27 PM
I love Spiderman, but I can't imagine trying to read a longform comic three panels a day.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2012, 07:00:35 PM
 
(http://www.firmanproductions.com/comics/2008-08-20-118-Foot-in-'Moe'th.gif)
 #42 Moe
42 Points, 2 lists, #3 Invader Quirk   
(http://www.firmanproductions.com/comics/2012-02-08-390-Writer's-Block.gif)
Moe is a bit of an oblivious bungler who has moments of the unbelievably extraordinary as well as mind-numbingly dull thrust upon him in his otherwise dull, extraordinary life. As of writing this synopsis, the comic is updated on weekdays.
 (http://www.firmanproductions.com/comics/2012-04-30-447-Feud-Pr'moe'ne.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:
Nopes
(http://www.firmanproductions.com/comics/2008-12-25-170-All-That-He-Learned.gif)
 Trivia:
Though creator Michael Firman hasn’t released any shirts of the series yet, he is considering this one (this information could be out of date, as it was from an older interview):
http://www.firmanproductions.com/latrine/moecarpunchshirt.jpg
 (http://www.firmanproductions.com/comics/2012-01-30-383-Arith'moe'tic.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2012, 07:31:01 PM
(http://lostinasupermarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/spirit3.jpg)
 #41 The Spirit
43 Points, 3 lists, #6 A Pretty Girl is Like   
(http://www.boingboing.net/assets_mt/2011/04/14/spirit-titles.jpg)
The Spirit (Denny Colt) is a crime-fighting fictional character created by writer-artist Will Eisner. He first appeared June 2, 1940 in "The Spirit Section", the colloquial name given to a 16-page Sunday supplement, distributed to 20 newspapers by the Register and Tribune Syndicate and reaching five million readers during the 1940s. In the 2000s, following Eisner's death, the Spirit returned incomic books published by DC Comics.

The Spirit chronicles the adventures of a masked vigilante who fights crime with the blessing of the city's police commissioner Dolan, an old friend. Despite the Spirit's origin as detective Denny Colt, his real identity was virtually unmentioned again, and for all intents and purposes he was simply "the Spirit". The stories range through a wide variety of styles, from straightforward crime drama and noir to lighthearted adventure, from mystery and horror to comedy and love stories, often with hybrid elements that twisted genre and reader expectations.

The feature was the lead item of a 16-page, tabloid-sized, newsprint comic book sold as part of eventually 20 Sunday newspapers with a combined circulation of as many as five million copies. "The Spirit Section", as it was colloquially called, premiered June 2, 1940, and continued until October 5, 1952. It generally included two other, four-page strips (initially Mr. Mystic and Lady Luck), plus filler material. Eisner worked as editor, but also wrote and drew most entries—generally, after the first few months, with such uncredited collaborators as writer Jules Feiffer and artists Jack Cole and Wally Wood, though with Eisner's singular vision for the character as a unifying factor.

 (http://tcj.com/journalista/spiritelspiritocolor.jpg)

 Animated Adaptation:
Nopes   And certainly no Godawful movie by someone who decided to suck all the fun out of the character because it wasn’t enough like his own, no sir.  What?  No, I’m not bitter.
(http://parallax-view.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/spirit-comicversion-img.jpg)

 Trivia:
The Spirit wasn’t originally meant to be a super-hero character, but when editorial demand insisted on it, he just put a mask on his non-super detective character.
 (http://lambiek.net/artists/e/eisner/eisner_spirit_30_6_40.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 10, 2012, 07:32:31 PM
I didn't think Moe would make it very high, but I'm glad it's represented. It's a great strip from the very beginning with LOLs (Lot's Of LOLs (Laughs Out Loud)).

The only other comic that's shown up that I wish I'd included is Axe Cop, although I haven't actually read very much of it...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 10, 2012, 07:47:08 PM
bookmark!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 10, 2012, 07:54:50 PM
Screw you, the Spirit was an AWESOME movie.

Also, Dr. McNinja definitely deserves to be on the list. Which is why it's on this list. BOOM.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 11, 2012, 10:39:13 AM
forgot sergio aragones bummer.

the spider man daily always annoyed me for being so short and then i would always forget to read it one day or some such.  that one belongs as a book.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 11, 2012, 02:47:42 PM
None of mine are on the list yet

Gonna have to check out that Dr McNinja though, never even heard of it
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: therul on May 11, 2012, 03:19:15 PM
mine either
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: CJones on May 11, 2012, 06:15:43 PM
Most these I've either never read or never even heard of. I probably just doubled my lifetime intake of Ziggy just by reading this topic.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 11, 2012, 06:56:26 PM
(http://www.willgoto.com/images/Size3/Belgique_Tintin_et_Milou_par_Herge_89880b588c8a4d08bcf31c925e86c0ed.JPG)
#48 The Adventures of Tintin
36 Points, 2 lists, #6 ColeStratton
(http://www.7is7.com/otto/komodo/dragon-tintin-l.jpg)
The Adventures of Tintin (French: Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic albums created by Belgian artist Remi Georges(1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.

The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtième, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le XXe Siècle on 10 January 1929.

The success of the series saw the serialised strips published in Belgium's leading newspaper Le Soir and spun into a successful Tintin magazine. Then in 1950, Hergé created Studios Hergé, which produced the canon series of twenty-four albums. The Adventures of Tintin have been adapted for radio, television, theatre, and film.

Set during a largely realistic 20th century, the hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in the original French edition). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash and cynical Captain Haddock, the highly intelligent but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Dupont et Dupond). Hergé himself features in several of the comics as a background character, as do his assistants in some instances.

The comic strip series has long been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Hergé's signature ligne claire style. Its engaging, well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories within the Tintin series always feature slapstick humour, offset in later albums by dashes of sophisticated satire and political/cultural commentary.
(http://blog.anands.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/hearing.jpg)
Animated Adaptation?:
Many!  Computer animation, hand drawn animation, and…
http://www.youtube.com/v/wg3SfnXf-0A
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6xoH967aC00/TE8ZjsxaeHI/AAAAAAAAZfQ/diQUxycP8D8/s400/cat072.jpg)
Trivia:
Charles de Gaulle once said "My only international rival is Tintin".  Having read the comics, I believe that de Gaulle has actually done more reporting than Tintin.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BZwTl-sikvE/T2DbIlmO6hI/AAAAAAAAHWA/GSztdb24OPo/s1600/tintinline_1191332503.jpg)


D'oh!  I didn't know TinTin had been a strip,I thought it was just books.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2012, 07:17:42 PM
(http://drdeclutterblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/comic-close-to-home-weight.gif)
#40 Close to Home
44 Points, 2 lists, #4 Therul   
(http://blog.tompappalardo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/close-05.gif)

Close to Home is a daily, one-panel comic strip by John McPherson that debuted in 1992. The comic strip features no ongoing plot, but is instead a collection of one-shot jokes covering a number of subjects that are "close to home," such as marriage, children, school, work, sports, health and home life. It runs in nearly 700 newspapers worldwide.
 (http://blog.tompappalardo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/close-11.gif)

Animated Adaptation:
Nope

(http://bolstablog.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/cth-jaws-soundtrack.jpg)

Trivia:
Close to Home has been criticized for recycling past strips. On a few occasions, McPherson has used exactly the same joke and strip, only drawn differently. These occurrences often occur less than two years from when the original strip was ran. (http://www.weeklystorybook.com/.a/6a0105369e6edf970b013481714fb4970c-800wi)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2012, 09:20:38 PM
(http://www.miqel.com/images_1/random_image/r1/get-your-war-on2.gif)
 #39 Get Your War On
45 Points, 2 lists, #2 A Pretty Girl is Like
   
(http://mnftiu.cc/blog/images/war.001.gif)
Get Your War On is a series of satirical comic strips by David Rees about political topics — originally the effects of theSeptember 11 attacks on New York City but quickly switching focus to more recent ones, in particular the "War on Terrorism". The series achieved a cult following on the Internet, and in particular on discussion forums and blogs, very soon after debuting on October 9, 2001.

From a technical standpoint the strips are very crude, being assembled from about a dozen simple clip art pictures of office workers (with a few exceptions, most notably Voltron) that are repeated, often in the same strip. Almost all are in red on a white background. There is a heavy emphasis on dialogue and almost no action. Highly disillusioned and cynical, it is heavily laden with expletives.

The majority of the clip art used in Get Your War On is taken from Office and Business Illustrations, designed by Tom Tierney and first published by Dover Publications in 1988. In 2009, American restaurant chain Jamba Juice was criticized for running an ad campaign which looked similar to the Get Your War On series as it used the same clip art.

Get Your War On has been published in book form. It has also been published regularly in Rolling Stone and some alternative newspapers. In 2004, Rees was interviewed in the book Attitude 2: The New Subversive Alternative Cartoonists, edited by syndicated editorial cartoonist Ted Rall. Attitude 2 included other cartoonists such as Alison Bechdel and Aaron McGruder.
In 2005 it was adapted into a stage performance by Rude Mechanicals of Austin, Texas. The performance was revived in the winter of 2006 and began a tour of the country in the fall of 2006. The tour included stops in Houston, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C.

In 2007, Get Your War On comics were included with the works of Jenny Holzer and Goya in the Dissent! exhibition of protest art at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum.

As the author had promised, the strip ended the day that George W. Bush left office, January 20, 2009. Rees continues to maintain a blog, which covers topical political issues.

 (http://www.anthraxwar.com/1/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/anthrax-comic-1024x419.jpg)

 Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/haGoIVO-EE0

(http://www.bobkestrut.com/images/gywo3.gif)
 Trivia:
Royalties from Get Your War On and Get Your War On II were donated to the charity Adopt-A-Minefield for removal of landmines in Afghanistan.
 (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BseaLMuSYMk/TEnR8yUoiaI/AAAAAAAAEds/jl88y_CuEuU/s1600/gywo.opium.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 11, 2012, 09:33:03 PM
Never heard of that one, but it reminds me that I shoud have voted for The Cliparts. :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 11, 2012, 09:40:08 PM
Close to Home seems like an awkward, impotent Far Side, but I like the looks of Get Your War On. And I can't help but read it with the cast of Archer in my head, which isn't a bad thing.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2012, 09:41:40 PM
(http://www.sundaypressbooks.com/book-new/images/BS19080724.jpg)
 #38 Little Nemo in Slumberland
45 Points, 3 lists, #3 George Harrison   
(http://livingwithanerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/mccay_nemo.jpg)
The strip was first called Little Nemo in Slumberland and then In the Land of Wonderful Dreams when it changed papers. A brief revival of the original title occurred from 1924-27.
   
The original set-up of the comic revolved around the nightly dreams of a little boy named Nemo (meaning "nobody" in Latin). The purpose of his early dreams was to reach 'Slumberland', the realm of King Morpheus, who wanted him as a playmate for his daughter, the Princess. The last panel in each strip was always one of Nemo waking up, usually in or near his bed, and often being scolded (or comforted) by one of the grownups of the household after crying out in his sleep and waking them. In the earliest strips, the dream event that woke him up would always be some mishap or disaster that seemed about to lead to serious injury or death, such as being crushed by giant mushrooms, being turned into a monkey, falling from a bridge being held up by "slaves", or gaining 90 years in age. Later on, when Nemo finally did reach Slumberland, he was constantly being woken up by Flip, a character who originally wore a hat that had 'Wake Up' written on it. Flip would go on to be one of the comic's seminal characters. Other notable recurring characters included: Dr. Pill, The Imp, the Candy Kid and Santa Claus as well as the Princess and King Morpheus.

Although a comic strip, it was far from a simple children's fantasy; it was often dark, surreal, threatening, and even violent.

 (http://slangfromchaos.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/little_nemo.jpg?w=500&h=321)
 Animated Adaptation:
Yeah, but I wouldn’t recommend it:
http://www.youtube.com/v/pGAt0GQ703U
(http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/mccay6.jpg)
 Trivia:
In children's literature, Maurice Sendak has said that this strip inspired his book In the Night Kitchen, and William Joyce included several elements from Little Nemo in his children's book Santa Calls, including appearances by Flip and the walking bed.
(http://lambiek.net/artists/m/mccay/mccay_nemo1907-04-28.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2012, 09:46:23 PM
Oops, sorry Asbestos.  I almost missed one.  You an unlike and like if you want.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2012, 09:46:37 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/1922_0121_krazykat_det_650.jpg/400px-1922_0121_krazykat_det_650.jpg)
 #37 Krazy Kat
45 Points, 4 lists, #10 George Harrison   
(http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Cats/KrazyKat.gif)
Krazy Kat is an American comic strip created by cartoonist George Herriman, published daily in newspapers between 1913 and 1944. It first appeared in the New York Evening Journal, whose owner, William Randolph Hearst, was a major booster for the strip throughout its run. The characters had been introduced previously in a side strip with Herriman's earlier creation, The Dingbat Family. The phrase "Krazy Kat" originated there, said by the mouse by way of describing the cat. Set in a dreamlike portrayal of Herriman's vacation home of Coconino County, Arizona, Krazy Kat's mixture of offbeat surrealism, innocent playfulness and poetic, idiosyncratic language has made it a favorite of comics aficionados and art critics for more than 80 years.

The strip focuses on the curious love triangle between its title character, a guileless, carefree, simple-minded cat of indeterminate gender (referred to as both "he" and "she"); the obsessive antagonist Ignatz Mouse; and the protective police dog, Offissa Bull Pupp. Krazy nurses an unrequited love for the mouse. However, Ignatz despises Krazy and constantly schemes to throw bricks at Krazy's head, which Krazy misinterprets as a sign of affection, uttering grateful replies such as "Li'l dollink, allus f'etful". Offissa Pupp, as Coconino County's administrator of law and order, makes it his unwavering mission to interfere with Ignatz's brick-tossing plans and lock the mouse in the county jail.

Despite the slapstick simplicity of the general premise, it was the detailed characterization, combined with Herriman's visual and verbal creativity, that made Krazy Kat one of the first comics to be widely praised by intellectuals and treated as "serious" art. Art critic Gilbert Seldes wrote a lengthy panegyric to the strip in 1924, calling it "the most amusing and fantastic and satisfactory work of art produced in America today." Poet E. E. Cummings, another Herriman admirer, wrote the introduction to the first collection of the strip in book form. Though only a modest success during its initial run, in more recent years, many modern cartoonists have cited Krazy Katas a major influence.
 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Krazypanel-4-16-1922.jpg/220px-Krazypanel-4-16-1922.jpg)

 Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/FCK288kGXow

(http://www.herr-rau.de/wordpress/archiv/krazykat/krazy1.gif)

 Trivia:
While Chuck Jones' Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts, set in a similar visual pastiche of the American Southwest, are among the most famous cartoons to draw upon Herriman's work, Krazy Kat has continued to inspire artists and cartoonists to the present day. Patrick McDonnell, creator of the current strip Mutts and co-author of Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman, cites it as his "foremost influence." Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame named Krazy Kat among his three major influences (along with Peanuts and Pogo). Watterson would revive Herriman's practice of employing varied, unpredictable panel layouts in his Sunday strips. Charles M. Schulz and Will Eisner both said that they were drawn towards cartooning partly because of the impact Krazy Kat made on them in their formative years. Bobby London's Dirty Duck was styled after Krazy Kat.
 (http://thisrecording.com/storage/6a00d8341d928653ef00e553a010a18834-800wi.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1246048027362)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 11, 2012, 09:50:48 PM
Yay. Krazy Kat. And these are great writeups too. Though, to nitpick, it's not 100% fair to say that Ignatz "despises" Krazy...it's a complicated love-hate relationship that I don't think either of them fully understand. There are several strips where the two seem to feel a destiny bond that draws them together—it's just that Ignatz can only express him/herself through baked clay to the head.

Oops, sorry Asbestos.  I almost missed one.  You an unlike and like if you want.

I like that one too :D
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2012, 09:52:33 PM
I wish I could take credit for the write ups.  It's basically somewhat edited wiki-stuff.  But I am proud of my comic choices.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 11, 2012, 09:54:39 PM
I wish I could take credit for the write ups.  It's basically somewhat edited wiki-stuff.  But I am proud of my comic choices.

Ah, well then good job on the comic choices ;)

Oh, and you have both authors' names wrong. Little Nemo is by Winsor McCay and Krazy Kat is George Herriman
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2012, 10:00:14 PM
(http://5cense.com/10/storni_loop/spy_vs_spy_auger.jpg)
#36 Spy Vs Spy
45 points, 4 lists, #6 Johnny Unusual   
(http://www.peterkuper.com/artforsale/images/TNTBed.jpg)

Spy vs. Spy is a black and white comic strip that debuted in Mad magazine #60, dated January 1961, and was originally published byEC Comics. The strip was created by Antonio Prohías.

The Spy vs. Spy characters have featured in media such as animated television series, merchandise such as action figures and trading cards, and video games.

 Prohías was a prolific cartoonist in Cuba and known for political satire. Prohías' parodies of newly-installed Cuban dictator Fidel Castro attracted criticism, and faced with the loss of work, possible arrest and threats of execution, he fled to the United States on May 1, 1960 – 3 days before Castro took over the last of the Cuban free press. Prohías sought work in his profession and travelled to the offices of MAD Magazine in New York City on July 12, 1960. After a successful showing of his work and a prototype cartoon for Spy vs. Spy, Prohías was hired.

Prohías completed a total of 241 strips for MAD Magazine, the last appearing in Issue #269 (March 1987). He cryptically 'signed' each strip on its first panel with a sequence of Morse code characters that spell "BY PROHIAS". During an interview with the Miami Herald in 1983, Prohías reflected on his career, stating "The sweetest revenge has been to turn Fidel's accusation of me as a spy into a moneymaking venture." However, Prohías was censored by MAD Magazine publisher William Gaines on at least one occasion. The strip that eventually appeared in MAD Magazine #84 (Jan. 1964) was altered as the Spies were depicted as drinking and smoking, and Gaines had a strong anti-smoking stance.

Prohías eventually retired due to ill health, and died aged 77 on February 24, 1998. The strips continued, with writer Duck Edwing and artist Bob Clarke creating the majority. As of MAD Magazine #356 (April 1997), Peter Kuper took over as writer and artist for the strip.

The comic strip always features two spies, who are completely identical save for the fact that one is dressed in white and the other black. The pair are constantly warring with each other, using a variety of booby-traps to inflict harm on the other. The spies usually alternate between victory and defeat with each new strip.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Art Spiegelman noted that "Getting published is very important to a young cartoonist, and I somehow have Antonio Prohias to thank for helping kick off my career."
 (http://cacb.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/1961_original_spy_vs_spy.jpg?w=614)
Animated Adaptation:
Briefly on Mad TV and to a much greater effect on MAD (the cartoon)
http://www.youtube.com/v/ww56yoRoiww
(http://spencerchalreslexiphps34.edublogs.org/files/2010/08/spy_vs_spy_comic_3.gif)

Trivia:
In MAD Magazine #73 (Sept. 1962), the strip was renamed Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy, as it was the debut of a third spy, the "Lady in Grey" (or the Grey Spy). The Grey Spy only appeared sporadically, but always triumphed, using the infatuation of the Black and White spies to her advantage. Prohías stated "The lady Spy represented neutrality. She would decide for the white or black Spy, and she also added some balance and variety to the basic 'Spy vs. Spy' formula." The Grey Spy's last appearance in the magazine comics was MAD Magazine #99  (Dec. 1965).
(http://belatednerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/spy-62.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 11, 2012, 10:01:56 PM
Am I the only one who actually likes the Little Nemo movie? I thought its somewhat disjointed narrative fit the dream setting perfectly, and the animation is sharp. It's by no means perfect, but it's nowhere near as bad as so many make it out to be. I remember that a short while back, the Nostalgia Critic did one of his usual satirical reviews of the film, and instead of the usual effect, it just reminded me of how much I liked it and I ended up buying it on Amazon. It does, however, have a cover which very much belongs in the Bad DVD Artwork thread.

As a comics enthusiast, I'm kind of dreading what's going to come up at the top of this list. If Little Nemo, Krazy Kat and Tintin are this far down, I fear what's higher (though there are other good ones out there, to be sure).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 11, 2012, 10:05:02 PM
As a comics enthusiast, I'm kind of dreading what's going to come up at the top of this list. If Little Nemo, Krazy Kat and Tintin are this far down, I fear what's higher (though there are other good ones out there, to be sure).

The fact that we have 45point entries this low means the top ones will have to have a lot of consensus, which makes me nervous for most of my entries.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 11, 2012, 10:06:58 PM
Oh, and you have both authors' names wrong. Little Nemo is by Winsor McCay and Krazy Kat is George Herriman

Okay now I feel stupid. I was reading George Harrison's name and thinking that was the author. D'oh.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2012, 10:40:02 PM
As a comics enthusiast, I'm kind of dreading what's going to come up at the top of this list. If Little Nemo, Krazy Kat and Tintin are this far down, I fear what's higher (though there are other good ones out there, to be sure).

Well, maybe you should have voted.  Just sayin'.  There are comics I would have like to see higher but felt that I know these comics mostly through reputation than reading them.  I think the Spirit might have gotten much higher if I read more.

Hagar the Horrible was a weird entry in the list in that it's highest vote got it 7 points.  I think we all accept Hagar isn't that good, but it's familiar and harmless.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 12, 2012, 12:02:32 AM
Close to Home seems like an awkward, impotent Far Side

Agreed though they are sporadically good.  i might have added it in place of some of my lower ones if i had thought of it though.


The Grey Spy's last appearance in the magazine comics was MAD Magazine #99  (Dec. 1965).


this is certainly wrong because i have seen the grey spy in magazines in my lifetime (and i was born in the 80's) excuse my nit picking.  gotta love spy vs spy.  i remember a sega game though i can't recall the game play at all.

here is all the board members favorite band genesis doing a song about little nemo

http://www.youtube.com/v/nlvfnJzSJ0o
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 12, 2012, 12:03:03 AM
As a comics enthusiast, I'm kind of dreading what's going to come up at the top of this list. If Little Nemo, Krazy Kat and Tintin are this far down, I fear what's higher (though there are other good ones out there, to be sure).

Well, maybe you should have voted.  Just sayin'.  There are comics I would have like to see higher but felt that I know these comics mostly through reputation than reading them.  I think the Spirit might have gotten much higher if I read more.

Hagar the Horrible was a weird entry in the list in that it's highest vote got it 7 points.  I think we all accept Hagar isn't that good, but it's familiar and harmless.

I don't keep track of the lists, for the most part. I just happened to see this one on the main page. I think I've only participated twice.

...just sayin'.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 12:12:07 AM
The Grey Spy's last appearance in the magazine comics was MAD Magazine #99  (Dec. 1965).


this is certainly wrong because i have seen the grey spy in magazines in my lifetime (and i was born in the 80's) excuse my nit picking.  gotta love spy vs spy.  i remember a sega game though i can't recall the game play at all.

I have too, but are you sure it was in a fresh MAD and not on of their countless reprint specials (or was simply reprinted in a new magazine).  Or perhaps the writer misspoke and meant that the Gray Spy being used in the title was taken out of it and was relegated to sporadic appearances.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 12, 2012, 12:24:25 AM
The Grey Spy's last appearance in the magazine comics was MAD Magazine #99  (Dec. 1965).


this is certainly wrong because i have seen the grey spy in magazines in my lifetime (and i was born in the 80's) excuse my nit picking.  gotta love spy vs spy.  i remember a sega game though i can't recall the game play at all.

I have too, but are you sure it was in a fresh MAD and not on of their countless reprint specials (or was simply reprinted in a new magazine).  Or perhaps the writer misspoke and meant that the Gray Spy being used in the title was taken out of it and was relegated to sporadic appearances.

pretty sure they were new not that i would know it was after the magazine went to color though so i imagine they weren't reprinting and colorizing.

but ya the name thing might be the point it was still spy vs spy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 12, 2012, 04:30:48 AM
Awwww yisssss me and my baby, bringing the Get Your War On! Nice write up, Johnny -- this line in particular made me laugh out loud:

Quote
(with a few exceptions, most notably Voltron)

fuckin Voltron lol
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 12, 2012, 07:09:49 AM
I remember playing the Little Nemo game on Nintendo.  Took me and my cousin days to get by that damn train.

Didn't know it was a comic though.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 07:57:49 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_14J2dEsfIG0/S4ws1sAdoLI/AAAAAAAADQY/tyYo3PoQo2I/s400/beetle+bailey+2-28-10.gif)
#35 Beetle Bailey
47 Points, 4 lists, #6 Pegos220379   
(http://comicscomicsmag.com/wp-content/uploads/i100909bb.jpg)

Beetle Bailey (begun on September 4, 1950) is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Mort Walker. Set in a fictional United States Army military post, it is among the oldest comic strips still being produced by the original creator. Over the years, Mort Walker has been assisted by (among others) Jerry Dumas, Bob Gustafson, Frank Johnson and Walker's sons Neal, Brian and Greg Walker. The latter is currently credited on the strip.

Beetle was originally a college student at Rockview University. The characters in that early strip were modeled after Walker's fraternity brothers at the University of Missouri. During the strip's first year, Beetle quit school and enlisted in the U.S. Army on 13 March 1951, where he has remained ever since.

Most of the humor in Beetle Bailey revolves around the inept characters stationed at Camp Swampy, (inspired by Camp Crowder, where Walker had once been stationed while in the Army). Private Bailey is a lazy sort who usually naps and avoids work, and thus is often the subject of verbal and physical chastising from his supervisor, Sergeant Snorkel. The characters never seem to see combat themselves, with the exception of mock battles and combat drills. In fact, they seem to be in their own version of stereotypical comic strip purgatory (initially basic training, they now appear to be stuck in time in a regular infantry division). The uniforms of Beetle Bailey are still the uniforms of the late 1940s to early 1970s Army, with green fatigues and baseball caps as the basic uniform, and the open jeep as the basic military vehicle. Sergeant First Class Snorkel wears a green Class A Army dress uniform with heavily wrinkled garrison cap; the officers wear M1 helmet liners painted with their insignia. While Beetle Bailey's unit is Company A, one running gag is that the characters are variously seen in different branches of the Army, such as artillery, armor, infantry and paratroops.

 (http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/xml/news/2010/09/offduty-beetle-bailey-at-60-comic-creator-still-going-strong-091310w/090910od_beetlestrip6_800.JPG)
Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/A5Sn21fle1g
(http://trentseibert.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/beetle_bailey.gif)
Trivia:
For the most part, Walker's relationship with the real-life U.S. Army has been cordial. But not always. During the early 1950s, the strip was dropped from the Tokyo edition of Stars and Stripes because it allegedly encouraged disrespect for officers. The civilian press made a huge joke of that, and the ensuing publicity gave the young strip its first big boost in circulation.
 (http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6797/beetlebaileymeta.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 12, 2012, 08:05:46 AM
(http://comicscomicsmag.com/wp-content/uploads/i100909bb.jpg)

That's the best Beetle Bailey I've ever seen...!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 08:38:49 AM
Another interesting bit of trivia alluded to above is that the first year of Beetle had no army stuff and was more akin to Archie or older college movies (I wish I could name one of them as an example.  Isn't there an old one where a chimpanzee goes to college or something?  Anyway, those movies were like the animal house of the 40's)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 08:56:23 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7aDIh_Kf5-8/T2E0FR1VOkI/AAAAAAAAJ70/YIIa56hYsaU/s1600/Zits2.gif)
 #34 Zits
47 Points, 8 lists, #10 Pegos220379
(http://web.mac.com/arnold_zwicky/ZitsGoodBoy.gif)
Zits is a comic strip written by cartoonist Jerry Scott and illustrated by Jim Borgman about the life of Jeremy Duncan, a 16-year-oldhigh school sophomore (previously a 15-year-old for the life of the comic). The comic debuted in July 1997 in over 200 newspapers and has since become popular worldwide and received multiple awards. As of 2010, it continues to be syndicated by King Features and is now included in 1,500 newspapers.

Set in central Ohio suburbia, the strip centers on Jeremy as he tries to balance his family life, social life, the academic demands of high school and his plans for the future, often with a heavy dose of surrealism, making it stand out from being just a typical teenager cartoon strip.
 (http://www.kerzap.com/calvin/images/zits091399.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:
Nopers
(http://www.jokelibrary.net/yyDrawings/Zits1.gif)
 Trivia:
Commenting on the strip, Charles Schulz remarked that "'Zits' is the worst name for a comic strip since 'Peanuts.'
(http://www.zumbajunkie.com/ZumbaJunkieNews/data/upimages/Zits_3-11-08.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 09:23:58 AM
(http://mnftiu.cc/blog/images/fighting.sucky.gif)
 #33 My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable
50 Points, 2 lists, #1 A Pretty Girl is Like, Wurwulf
(http://www.mnftiu.cc/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/fightingmustard.gif)
David Thomas Rees (born June 22, 1972) is a left-wing cartoonist and humorist whose best-known work combines bland clip art with outrageous "trash talk" to incongruous effect. The comic strips, often overtly political, have achieved wide popularity,[citation needed] while baffling or disgusting some readers.

Rees grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was an avid reader of Rex Morgan, M.D. comics. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, for whose student newspaper he drew some comic strips. His office-cubicle humor is partly inspired by a stint working in a basement for Citicorp; he was later a part time fact-checker for Maxim magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings magazine until laid off.

Of Rees' comic series, the best known and most controversial is Get Your War On. He is also the author of the comic strips My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable, My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable, and Adventures of Confessions of Saint Augustine Bear

My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable uses clip art related to karate and martial arts and has said characters having odd conversations.  Also, hitting.
 (http://mnftiu.cc/blog/images/fighting.frozen.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:
Nuh-uh
(http://www.mnftiu.cc/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/fightingdoubles.gif)
 Trivia:
In July 2010, Rees announced his Artisanal Pencil Sharpening service, where for $12.50 plus $2.50 S&H, people can mail in their own pencils to be sharpened, or receive a sharpened pencil provided by the craftsman. According to the site, "...craftsman David Rees still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. His artisanal service is perfect for artists, writers, and standardized test takers. Shipped with their shavings and a 'certificate of sharpening', these extra-sharp pencils make wonderful gifts.". His book, How to Sharpen Pencils, was released April 16, 2012.

John Hodgman wrote the introduction, I believe.
(http://newyorkette.com/wp-content/fighting.002.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 09:37:30 AM
(http://www.thatsovietguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/c591af3547d7a236481.jpg)

 #32 Manly Guys Doing Manly Things
51 Points, 3 lists, #4 Coragale
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2010-08-17_4782.jpg)

Manly Guys Doing Manly Things is the accurately titled webcomic featuring all of your favorite macho men from video games, comics, and pop culture getting into shenanigans. As the URL suggests, the punchline is, indeed, machismo.
 A badass named Commander Badass (who is also a commander) who travels through and beats the shit out of things.
 (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/manly_fish_ride.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:
Well, I don’t know if this was official, but if it’s not, that’s pretty good voice acting.
http://www.youtube.com/v/lLVwUy_mezA
(http://webcomicoverlook.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/manlymen.jpg?w=584)
 Trivia:
Originally created as an entry for a webcomic contest hosted by the online video game magazine the Escapist
(http://here-halfway-there.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/manly03.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 09:44:40 AM
(http://www.sewergator.com/images/mgoose.jpg)
#31 Mother Goose and Grimm
53 Points, 4 lists, #10 Mrs Dick Courier
(http://joshreads.com/images/11/03/i110309grimmy.jpg)
Mother Goose and Grimm (aka Mother Goose & Grimm) is an internationally syndicated comic strip byPulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters of the Dayton Daily News. It was first syndicated in 1984 and is distributed by King Features Syndicate to more than 800 newspapers. Peters has received recognition for the strip with the National Cartoonists Society's 1991 Reuben Award and a nomination for their Newspaper Comic Strip Award for 2000.

The strip's main character is a bull terrier named Grimm, known as Grimmy. Although he is a pet, he is currently depicted as being able to speak with both human and animal characters in the strip. Grimmy's communication was previously depicted in thought balloons. Grimmy's fellow pet is a cat named Attila, with whom he has a sometimes acrimonious but sometimes friendly relationship. Both Grimmy and Attila are owned by Mother Goose (whom the two refer to as "Mom"), an anthropomorphic goose living in human society. The supporting characters include Ralph, a not too bright Boston Terrier. The strip originally had an additional regular, a pig named Ham who shared the house with Mother Goose, until that character was dropped during the 1990s.

The strip's subject matter features both one-a-day gags and week-long storylines. The central characters sometimes encounter real-life personalities such as Fidel Castro andTrouble Helmsley. Occasional strips feature gags in which none of the main characters appear; many of these involve animals acting anthropomorphically or are based on characters from literature, popular culture, folklore and mythology, such as Dracula, Superman, Robin Hood and Zeus.

The November 7th, 2011, strip mentions two restaurants, Le Barnardin and Per Se, located in New York City, suggesting that the characters may live there.
 (http://joshreads.com/images/0511/i051117mgag.jpg)

 Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/nV2jpD0s3BU
(http://www.weeklystorybook.com/.a/6a0105369e6edf970b0133ef504ff8970b-800wi)

 Trivia:
In a comic strip published on January 2, 2009, one character wonders if the Colombian crime syndicate puts parts of the body of Juan Valdez in each can of coffee. The comic strip refers to an advertising slogan of Colombian coffee that there's a little bit of Juan Valdez in every can of Colombian coffee. In response to the comic strip, the Colombian Coffee-growers Federation made plans to sue artist Mike Peters for linking Colombian coffee to human rights abuse. The Colombian Coffee-growers Federation announced it would seek at least $20,000,000 "for damage and harm, detriment to intellectual property and defamation" as well as a retraction from all newspapers that published the comic strip that day. Federation President Gabriel Silva called the comic strip "a denigrating and disrespectful piece of black humor". Peters responded saying that he loves Colombia, drinks Colombian coffee every day, and meant no offense or insult. Peters said the comic strip is meant to be read along with the other comic strips that week, including one that refers to a can of Pringles potato chips containing the ashes of the inventor of Pringles.
 (http://sidestreets.freedomblogging.com/files/2009/02/grimm10.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 09:53:40 AM
That's it for today.  Tune into tomorrow for some more.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 12, 2012, 09:54:54 AM
I probably should have had Grimmy at the bottom of my list, since I didn't even have a full 25. It's occasionally worth a chuckle.

EDIT: Nah, probably not.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 12, 2012, 09:58:06 AM

#31 Mother Goose and Grimm[/center]
The strip originally had an additional regular, a pig named Ham who shared the house with Mother Goose, until that character was dropped during the 1990s.

I wonder if that had something to do with Toy Story...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 12, 2012, 09:59:16 AM
I probably should have had Grimmy at the bottom of my list, since I didn't even have a full 25. It's occasionally worth a chuckle.

EDIT: Nah, probably not.

Why so down on Grimmy? Given a long enough list, it would have been on mine.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 12, 2012, 10:06:41 AM
I probably should have had Grimmy at the bottom of my list, since I didn't even have a full 25. It's occasionally worth a chuckle.

EDIT: Nah, probably not.

Why so down on Grimmy? Given a long enough list, it would have been on mine.

I suppose. I'm just not sure I even like most Grimm strips. If I've ever liked anything in the comic, I suppose it's better to include it than blank space, though.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 12, 2012, 10:14:13 AM
Ah, Manly Guys Doing Manly Things. Pretty much the premier strip these days if you want to see some good Gyarados action:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 12, 2012, 10:21:13 AM
Wooo, motherfuckers sending motherfuckers to the hospital emergency room in ambulances!

MNFTIU made #1 on my list because it's the only comic that made me laugh so much I cried and couldn't breathe. APGIL bought the book for me years ago, before we were married, and I remember being on the phone with him, unable to talk because I was laughing so hard at motherfuckers beating the shit out of other motherfuckers. Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 10:52:10 AM
Sorry that the pictures for Manly Guys keep showing a broken link thing.  I'm not familiar with it, but I found a nice image for the very top and when I was fixing another thing that link broke.  then another one broke.  What's the deal.

I used to like Mother Goose and Grimm but not so much now that I'm older.  That said, there is something about the art in the comic I like, though I can't quite put my finger on it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MightyJack on May 12, 2012, 04:22:54 PM
I'm happy Nemo, Krazy and Tintin made the list somewhere. I feared that since they were so old, folks might not be familair with them (though there was that recent, superb Tintin movie to act as an intro for newbies).

Little Nemo I'm especially fond of. It's beautiful to look at if nothing else, rather Daliesque (I don't mean 'twisted, swollen body parts' Dali, but the Dali that drew a young boy lifting the skin of the sea to find a dog slumbering there). But I worried about that kid, always falling out of bed. He never did get a good night sleep and he must have suffered a lot of concussions and contusions.  ;D


Hagar the Horrible I listed because when I was a kid it was funny. I don't know if I though it was funny simply because I was a kid... and stupid. Or if it was, in that era, a decent strip. But I was at that point in my 25 where I was pulling out things I used to like when I was young. Today's Hagar I'd have passed on.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2012, 04:47:34 PM
Nemo made my list largely because while I've never sat down and read a whole one, I've seen many used as textbook examples of cartooning genius.  And they are.  That's the thing about me: I'm a quasi-poseur.  I missed out on a lot of the old greats (I think I've only read one Jack Kirby issue of any comic in it's entirety) but I've seen many used as examples.  So I couldn't put it up as high as I want, but even the various samplings I've seen has blown me away.  Someday, I'll read it all (that and the Spirit).

I totally get the appearance of Hagar and a lot of other strips that would be easy for many to write off.  It's easy to say it's nostalgia, but I also think that iconography is a big part, like that a person would think some comics are synonymous with the funny pages.  Looking back, I've noticed a lot of these seem to have started with a clearer vision than what they became: in early Hagar the main conflict was the lead trying to get his son and son in law to be proper vikings instead of bookish wimps (or so I've heard).  I also kind of like the design of Hagar, but I'm not sure why.  I guess he's just cuddly looking (he seems the perfect viking to be made plush).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Compound on May 12, 2012, 04:51:18 PM
Another interesting bit of trivia alluded to above is that the first year of Beetle had no army stuff and was more akin to Archie or older college movies (I wish I could name one of them as an example.  Isn't there an old one where a chimpanzee goes to college or something?  Anyway, those movies were like the animal house of the 40's)

IIRC, Beetle is Lois' (of Hi and Lois) brother.

And I just remembered a strip or two that I should have added. Shoot. Oh well. Too late now.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 07:01:48 AM
In honour of Sunday (and to a lesser extent, Mother's day), I'll be posting 10 entries today!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 07:23:06 AM

(http://www.eatologies.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/baby_blues1.gif)
 #30 Baby Blues
54 Points, 5 lists, #6 Darth Geek
(http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/5N/BabyBlues_20080422c-de.jpg)
Baby Blues is an American comic strip created and produced by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott since January 7, 1990. Distributed byKing Features Syndicate since 1995, the strip focuses on the MacPherson family and specifically on the raising of the three MacPherson children.

When the strip debuted, the MacPherson family consisted of Wanda and Darryl MacPherson and newborn Zoe. The first strip took place in the hospital room shortly after Zoe was born. Later, two more children—Hammie, the middle child and the only son, and Wren, the youngest child—were added to the family. Both Kirkman and Scott have drawn from their own parenting experiences as a source for the strip's content.

(http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/ZM/Baby20090422-de.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:   
http://www.youtube.com/v/B_ochusp6Qo
(http://www.cowboydirectory.com/AA-Newsletter/News-2009/Issue-34/CowboyBoots--BabyBluesCartoon.jpg)
 Trivia:
The children in Baby Blues have aged as the strip has progressed, although at a slower rate than real-time. Kirkman and Scott have stated that the strip's timeline is "about a 3 to 1 ratio." As of 2011, Zoe, Hammie and Wren are 10, 7, and 1, respectively. (http://images.ucomics.com/images/amuniversal/press_release/xtremeparenting.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 09:07:47 AM
(http://www.cracked.com/blogimages/2010/08/sb68-map.jpg)
#29 The Family Circus
55 points, 4 lists, #6 Mrs Dick Courier
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/1960s-era_Family_Circus_cartoon.png)
The Family Circus (originally The Family Circle) is a syndicated comic strip created by cartoonist Bil Keane and currently written, inked, and colored by his son, Jeff Keane. The strip generally uses a single captioned panel with a round border, hence the original name of the series, which was changed following objections from the magazine Family Circle. The series debuted on February 29, 1960, and has been in continuous production ever since. According to publisher King Features Syndicate, it is the most widely syndicated cartoon panel in the world, appearing in 1,500 newspapers. Compilations of Family Circus comic strips have sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

The central characters of Family Circus are a family whose surname is rarely mentioned. The parents, Bil and Thelma (Thel), are modeled after the author and his wife, Thelma Carne Keane. Their four children, Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and P.J., are fictionalized composites of the Keanes' five children. With the exception of P.J., the characters have not aged appreciably during the run of the strip.

(http://ldc.upenn.edu/myl/llog/FamCirc1.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:   
http://www.youtube.com/v/_vy33qwYETo
(http://amystorms.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Family-Circus-verb_noun.gif)
 Trivia:
An educational video game was released for home computers in the 1990s. Called Now and Then, the game compares life in modern times to those when the parents and grandparents of the show were young.
(http://diemerfamilycircus.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/family_circus3.gif?w=450)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2012, 09:18:04 AM
#29 Family Circus

This is a travesty. The people who did this are seriously sick.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 13, 2012, 09:29:20 AM
unbelievable family circus sucks all the joy out of my mornings.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2012, 09:30:59 AM
The hell? Obviously tastes vary, but man, I didn't realize so many octogenarians frequented the forum.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 13, 2012, 09:38:33 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/1960s-era_Family_Circus_cartoon.png)

#12 on my list.  It is quaint and old fashioned and still garners a chuckle every now and then.

Quit hating, y'all!   :P

Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 13, 2012, 09:50:17 AM
Made my list, too, and the first comic Johnny Unusual posted is the reason why. That's a lot of work that went into a Sunday morning comic. I always loved tracing Billy's routes through various set ups.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2012, 10:03:19 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/1960s-era_Family_Circus_cartoon.png)

See, this is how the dad should look. I mean they both still look depressed all the time, but he draws it so it can be seen as merely stoic or something. Somewhere it went from a strip about two parents trying to cope with the mistake of having children to a strip about how adorable the mentally handicapped are.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: ScottotD on May 13, 2012, 10:38:02 AM

 #33 My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable

Never heard of this comic before but I'll have to check it out  :D
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 13, 2012, 10:39:15 AM
Man, Family Circus is complete trash. Who voted for it? I need to put people on my ignore list.

Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Compound on May 13, 2012, 10:40:57 AM
This is a travesty. The people who did this are seriously sick.

The hell? Obviously tastes vary, but man, I didn't realize so many octogenarians frequented the forum.

Okay, can we stop this crap already? This is the third of fourth list in a row where someone has done the "What the hell is wrong with you for voting for this?" thing and it's gotten really, really old. Someone nominated (not I, by the way) a popular strip than ran for over 50 years on the comic pages. Gasp. People have different tastes. Move on and leave the "shame on you" schtick for other forums.



Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 11:08:49 AM
I'm going to assume it's a coordinated prank. That would soften the blow a lot.

EDIT: Probably should add a  ;) ... but I do want it to be clear that the Family Circus blows chunks.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 13, 2012, 11:14:13 AM
On the lighter side of things, folks should check out the rest of the Baby Blues animated show if they can. It's actually pretty good (it also played on Adult Swim for a while a number of years ago, for what that's worth).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 11:15:36 AM
This is a travesty. The people who did this are seriously sick.

The hell? Obviously tastes vary, but man, I didn't realize so many octogenarians frequented the forum.

Okay, can we stop this crap already? This is the third of fourth list in a row where someone has done the "What the hell is wrong with you for voting for this?" thing and it's gotten really, really old. Someone nominated (not I, by the way) a popular strip than ran for over 50 years on the comic pages. Gasp. People have different tastes. Move on and leave the "shame on you" schtick for other forums.

Eh. If it's done humorously, like these were, bring it on. It's a thread about opinions, after all. As long as it doesn't get serious or personal, it's entertaining.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 13, 2012, 11:17:55 AM
I take no offense in it,  I figure it was just a playful take on the entire "Cool As Ice" fiasco.

Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: therul on May 13, 2012, 11:25:22 AM
I am thinking we may need a set of commandments for the LOC. 

I If thou can't be cordial, thou can not participate
II thou shall have no other list before me
III thou shall not copulate with any other list...

Ok, that is all I have.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 11:42:04 AM
Personally, I don't care for Family Circus, but I do appreciate the care that went into the dotted line bits.  I have a soft spot for those.

I think we can all agree that PJ adds nothing to the cast.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/1960s-era_Family_Circus_cartoon.png)

See, this is how the dad should look. I mean they both still look depressed all the time, but he draws it so it can be seen as merely stoic or something. Somewhere it went from a strip about two parents trying to cope with the mistake of having children to a strip about how adorable the mentally handicapped are.

I think that the first Dad must have died and he was quietly replaced with a blander, less alcoholic Dad.  Though he might have killed the first Dad.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 13, 2012, 11:53:59 AM
Aww, Family Circus had its moments. Still has them now and then. There was a point in my life where I stopped picking and chosing comics on the funny page, and I'm all the better for it because even strips I never found that funny will still knock it out of the park now and then.

It's always worth it if you laugh, even every once in a while.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 11:57:55 AM
(http://home.gwi.net/~fawcetoy/PogColor.jpg)
 #28 Pogo
57 Points, 3 lists, #2 Pegos220379
(http://home.gwi.net/~fawcetoy/PogoDaily.jpg)
Pogo is the title and central character of a long-running daily American comic strip, created by cartoonist Walt Kelly (1913–1973) and distributed by the Post-Hall Syndicate. Set in the Okefenokee Swamp of the southeastern United States, the strip often engages in social and political satire through the adventures of its anthropomorphic funny animal characters.

Pogo combined both sophisticated wit and slapstick physical comedy in a heady mix of allegory, Irish poetry, literary whimsy, puns and wordplay, lushly detailed artwork and broad burlesque humor. The same series of strips can be enjoyed on different levels both by young children and savvy adults. The strip earned Kelly a Reuben Award in 1951.

Kelly's characters are a sardonic reflection of human nature—venal, greedy, confrontational, selfish and stupid—but portrayed good-naturedly and rendered harmless by their own bumbling ineptitude and overall innocence. Most characters were nominally male, but a few female characters also appeared regularly. Kelly has been quoted as saying that all the characters reflected different aspects of his own personality. Kelly's characters were also self-aware of their comic strip surroundings. He frequently had them leaning up against or striking matches on the panel borders, breaking the fourth wall, or making tongue-in-cheek, "inside" comments about the nature of comic strips in general.

It's difficult to compile a definitive list of every character that appeared in Pogo over the strip's 27 years, but the best estimates put the total cast at well over 1,000. Kelly would create characters as he needed them, and discard them when they ceased to be funny, or had served their purpose. Even though most characters have full names, some are more often referred to only by their species. For example, Howland Owl is almost always called "Owl" or "ol' Owl," Beauregard is often called "Houn' Dog," Churchy LaFemme is sometimes called "Turtle" or "Turkle" (see Dialogue and "swamp-speak"), etc. The following list makes no attempt to be complete, but should serve as a rough beginner's guide:

(http://www.daleydesign.com/pogocomics/images/PogoDailyA.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:   
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZyutnmdDwsg
(http://www.theblogmocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/Pogo-60-06-18.png)
 Trivia:
Walt Kelly frequently had his characters poling around the swamp in a flat-bottomed skiff. Invariably, it would have a name on the side reflecting some personal reference of Kelly's: the name of a friend, a political figure, a fellow cartoonist or the name of a newspaper. The name changed from one day to the next, and even from panel to panel within the same day's strip, but it was usually a tribute to a real-life person whom Kelly wished to salute in print. (http://www.bugpudding.com/bristolboard/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/kelly_pogo.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 13, 2012, 12:11:45 PM
Aw, darn. Pogo's one that should have gone on my list.  :-\
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 12:17:26 PM
I was surprised how low it was considering how influential and beloved it is.  But it has been out of the funny pages for a long time, and it was never in my papers (or it was gone by the time I started reading the funnies.)

I never read it, but it did inspire my all time favourite comic series...

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/40/766164-190_1_super.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 01:19:08 PM
(http://lambiek.net/artists/p/parker_b/parker_wizardofid.jpg)
 #27 The Wizard of Id
57 Points, 6 Lists, #7 Smith Doctor John Smith
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Wizard_of_Id_strip.png)
The Wizard of Id is a daily newspaper comic strip created by American cartoonists Brant Parker and Johnny Hart. Beginning in 1964, the strip follows the antics of a large cast of characters in a shabby medieval kingdom called "Id". From time to time, the king refers to his subjects as "Idiots". (The title is a play on The Wizard of Oz, combined with the Freudian psychological term Id, which represents the instinctive and primal part of the human psyche.)

In 1997 Brant Parker passed his duties on to his son, Jeff Parker, who had already been involved with creating Id for a decade. As of late 2002, the strip appears in some 1,000 newspapers all over the world, syndicated by Creators Syndicate.
 (http://wondermark.com/wp-content/uploads/2004/03/id1.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:   
Wait, the people of Id were MUPPETS?  Seriously, some earlier work of Jim Henson:
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZDeAuq44XKQ
Is it just me, or does the Wizard look really sinister.
(http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/10-10-08-wizard-of-id.gif)
 Trivia:
Treatment of the comic strip varies in individual countries, especially in monarchies. In Saudi Arabia, references to the king are deleted and replaced with "the boss".
 (http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/33f42f105e8c012ee3bf00163e41dd5b)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 01:34:16 PM
Oh, BTW Pogo fans, has anyone read Alan Moore's Pogo-themed issue of Swamp Thing.  It's pretty awesome and heartbreaking.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 13, 2012, 01:35:05 PM

It's always worth it if you laugh, even every once in a while.

I don't know i have honestly read ones that made me face palm and sit quietly for minutes seething.  the older ones with a alcoholic dad might be allright but now it is just a nightmare. 

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_14J2dEsfIG0/TAjpZ2ed-VI/AAAAAAAAEFg/YWFdd2V_aUI/s1600/Family_Circus+6-4-10.gif)

but too each his own.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 01:37:56 PM
I have never in my life heard of Pogo, but it looks quite good. I guess I've been reading the wrong papers.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 01:41:14 PM
I have never in my life heard of Pogo, but it looks quite good. I guess I've been reading the wrong papers.

Like I said, it's been out of circulation for the long time (ended sometime in the 80's or late 70's I believe), but yeah, it's one I hear is insanely good and influential.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 01:50:45 PM
I have never in my life heard of Pogo, but it looks quite good. I guess I've been reading the wrong papers.

Like I said, it's been out of circulation for the long time (ended sometime in the 80's or late 70's I believe), but yeah, it's one I hear is insanely good and influential.

Oh, I didn't catch that bit. That'd be why.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 02:18:42 PM
(http://www.johnhartstudios.com/bc/strips/2009/july/BC_Sun_07_05_09ckm.jpg)
#26 B.C.
57 Points, 6 Points, #7 Smith Doctor John Smith
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e3/B.C._comic_strip,_Aug._18,_06.gif)
B.C. is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Johnny Hart. Set in prehistoric times, it features a group of cavemen andanthropomorphic animals from various geologic eras. B.C. made its newspaper debut on February 17, 1958, and was among the longest-running strips still written and drawn by its original creator when Hart died at his drawing board in Nineveh, New York on April 7, 2007.

The strip was then produced by Hart's grandsons Mason Mastroianni (head writer and cartoonist) and Mick Mastroianni (writer for both B.C. and Hart's other creation, The Wizard of Id), and Hart's daughter Perri (letterer and colorist). It is syndicated by Creators Syndicate.

Hart was inspired to draw cavemen (and many other creatures) through the chance suggestion of one of his coworkers at General Electric, and took to the idea "because they are a combination of simplicity and the origin of ideas." The name for the strip "may have been suggested by my wife, Bobby", Johnny recalls. Hart was born and lived his entire life inBroome County, New York, and freely donated the use of his characters to the county parks, public transit lines, many community organizations and local sports teams including the logos for Binghamton, New York's minor league hockey teams, (see Hometown).
Hart describes the title character as similar to himself, playing the "patsy". The other major characters—Peter, Wiley, Clumsy Carp, Curls, and Thor—were patterned after friends and co-workers. The animal characters include dinosaurs, ants and an anteater, clams, a snake, a turtle and bird duo, and an apteryx (presented in the strip as being the sole surviving specimen, and hence self aware of its being doomed to extinction).

 (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b4g9m-g7zCA/Tqm3kP0QDFI/AAAAAAAACH0/rA76WOtGwwQ/s1600/wiley1.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:   
http://www.youtube.com/v/SAOz__o4KRg
(http://wondermark.com/wp-content/uploads/2004/05/bc1.gif)

 Trivia:   
Influences from B.C. are found throughout Johnny Hart's home of Broome County, New York. A PGA Tour event, The B.C. Open, took place every summer in Endicott, New Yorkthrough 2005 (the final scheduled B.C. Open in 2006 was disrupted by flooding, prompting a change of venue to the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in central New York state). Each year Johnny would bring in a group of cartoonists to play in the Pro-Am. Jim Davis, Mike Peters, Mort Walker, Paul Szep, Dik Browne, John Cullen Murphy, Dean Young, Stan Drake, Brant Parker, Lynn Johnston, and entertainer, Tom Smothers would put on a free show for the community, drawing and signing autographs for golf and cartooning fans. The Broome County parks department features Gronk the dinosaur as their mascot and Thor riding a wheel graces every Broome County Transit bus. In the past, Hart has also left his mark on the logos of the Broome Dusters and B.C. Icemen hockey teams.
(http://oregonfaithreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/comic-bs-johny-hart.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 13, 2012, 02:26:38 PM
Despite my avatar, BC didn't make my list. I liked the comic strip, I guess, but Johnny Hart has some politics with which I can't agree, so when it came time to whittle the list down I just felt like his views colored my feelings about BC so it didn't make the cut.

Also, one last comment about Family Circus -- I put that strip on my list in good faith because I like the comic, but if it's pissed off the same crowd that said "Cool As Ice" was the greatest movie to come out of the nineties, then now, more than ever, I'm glad it made my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2012, 02:53:26 PM
For the record, I don't actually mind that The Family Circus is on the list; I think it's better with Scott but I can see how some might like it. :)

Plus Thel looks like she has hidden and naughty depths...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: CJones on May 13, 2012, 03:24:23 PM
I was one of the people who voted for Pogo, even though I'm not quite old enough to have seen it while still in production. I do remember seeing that cartoon on TV once though.

You can add me to the group of people that can't stand Family Circus. However, it was my Grandmother's favorite comic. I still read it anyway though, simply because I read all the comics our paper prints (except Rex Morgan MD). Like Pak said, pretty much all of them are funny at least some of the time.

EDIT: The current look of the mom and dad in FC bear an uncanny resemblance to what my parents looked like when they were first married.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 13, 2012, 03:38:00 PM
For the record, I don't actually mind that The Family Circus is on the list; I think it's better with Scott but I can see how some might like it. :)

Plus Thel looks like she has hidden and naughty depths...

Maybe you'll be happy to know that Scott Meets placed much, much higher on my list than the Family Circus. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 03:43:32 PM
(http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/10-12-08-over-the-hedge.jpg)
 #25 Over the Hedge
60 points, 5 lists, #9 Therul
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nbTLA2LJbLM/RgzpXIYRlbI/AAAAAAAAAGY/W85NG5309Es/s400/hedge2007048875330.gif)

Over the Hedge is a syndicated comic strip written and drawn by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. It tells the story of a raccoon, turtle, a squirrel, and their friends who come to terms with their woodlands being taken over by suburbia, trying to survive the increasing flow of humanity and technology while becoming enticed by it at the same time. The strip debuted in June 1995.
(http://overthehedgeblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/hedge4_2.gif)

Animated Adaptation:
A big screen movie and an internet cartoon:   
http://www.youtube.com/v/IXwmQpaIMiA
(http://overthehedgeblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/hedge7_9.gif)
Trivia:   
T. Lewis started his career drawing Mickey Mouse comics in the 90’s and Michael Fry wrote Committed before starting Over the Hedge
(http://overthehedgeblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/hedge8_26.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 04:40:27 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
#24 Asaekkiga
61 Points, 3 lists, #2 Coragale
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Asaekkiga is a Korean comic strip by Yang Young Soon. Rather than the usual left to right reading format, this comic, like many Korean webcomics, consists of long up to down comics (which is why all the spoilers).  The comic has been translated into several languages including English, Spanish and something else I wasn’t able to identify.

Often strips are made of odd scenarios with a straightforward punch line, but many others are odd and ambiguous in their final panel.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Animated Adaptation:
No sir.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Trivia:   
I’m afraid that’s all the info I have.  Does anyone know anything about this?
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 13, 2012, 04:40:45 PM
#29 Family Circus

This is a travesty. The people who did this are seriously sick.

Yeah,I mean Hsu and Chan didn't make it but this did?!  I am going to have a good cry now.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 04:43:28 PM
#29 Family Circus

This is a travesty. The people who did this are seriously sick.

Yeah,I mean Hsu and Chan didn't make it but this did?!  I am going to have a good cry now.

Hey, now, you don't know for sure yeah it didn't make it.

By the way, when people asked "who the Hell voted for the Family Circus" the answer should have been Not Me!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 13, 2012, 04:45:44 PM
(http://lambiek.net/artists/p/parker_b/parker_wizardofid.jpg)
 #27 The Wizard of Id
57 Points, 6 Lists, #7 Smith Doctor John Smith
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Wizard_of_Id_strip.png)
The Wizard of Id is a daily newspaper comic strip created by American cartoonists Brant Parker and Johnny Hart. Beginning in 1964, the strip follows the antics of a large cast of characters in a shabby medieval kingdom called "Id". From time to time, the king refers to his subjects as "Idiots". (The title is a play on The Wizard of Oz, combined with the Freudian psychological term Id, which represents the instinctive and primal part of the human psyche.)

In 1997 Brant Parker passed his duties on to his son, Jeff Parker, who had already been involved with creating Id for a decade. As of late 2002, the strip appears in some 1,000 newspapers all over the world, syndicated by Creators Syndicate.
 (http://wondermark.com/wp-content/uploads/2004/03/id1.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:   
Wait, the people of Id were MUPPETS?  Seriously, some earlier work of Jim Henson:
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZDeAuq44XKQ
Is it just me, or does the Wizard look really sinister.
(http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/10-10-08-wizard-of-id.gif)
 Trivia:
Treatment of the comic strip varies in individual countries, especially in monarchies. In Saudi Arabia, references to the king are deleted and replaced with "the boss".
 (http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/33f42f105e8c012ee3bf00163e41dd5b)

Good night.  I mean really do the people in those countries buy that he is not supposed to be a king?  I mean he has a crown and everything.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2012, 04:49:35 PM
This is what a king looks like in Saudi Arabia:

(http://cdn.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/king-abdullah-saudi-arabia-facebook-650x418.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 13, 2012, 04:54:47 PM
This is what a king looks like in Saudi Arabia:

(http://cdn.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/king-abdullah-saudi-arabia-facebook-650x418.jpg)

Yeah know when your royal outfit makes you look like some guy who should be doing people's taxes in the mall,it's time to rethink things. 

WHAT IS THE POINT OF BEING A KING IF YOU DON'T EVEN GET A CROWN?!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 04:56:21 PM
Actually the King of Id's crown looks like a weird flat hat.  My rule: if it makes your head look like Boris Karloff's Frankenstein, it's not a real crown.  Maybe they gave him an ashtray and told him it was a crown.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2012, 04:58:08 PM
Yeah know when your royal outfit makes you look like some guy who should be doing people's taxes in the mall,it's time to rethink things. 

You know some very flouncingly dressed accountants.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 13, 2012, 04:58:22 PM
Actually the King of Id's crown looks like a weird flat hat.  My rule: if it makes your head look like Boris Karloff's Frankenstein, it's not a real crown.  Maybe they gave him an ashtray and told him it was a crown.

There is a subject for a future strip,"The origin of the King's Crown."
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 13, 2012, 05:04:25 PM
This is what a king looks like in Saudi Arabia:

Dat picture

Yeah know when your royal outfit makes you look like some guy who should be doing people's taxes in the mall,it's time to rethink things. 

WHAT IS THE POINT OF BEING A KING IF YOU DON'T EVEN GET A CROWN?!

Well, crowns are more a European king thing. It's not really a tradition in the Middle East.

I will say that all these legacy strips that are being posted (not so much the ones like Pogo or Crazy Kat, the ones that ended long ago) do exactly nothing for me. Though I don't believe I'll be going out of my way to speak disparagingly of them.

And I also really, really hope Hsu and Chan makes the list. If it doesn't it'll be partly my fault, as despite my almost slavish devotion to all things Norm Scott, I neglected to include it (I don't know why I forgot Magazine Strips for this list, or even why I didn't count it as a webcomic).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2012, 05:05:16 PM
Despite my avatar, BC didn't make my list. I liked the comic strip, I guess, but Johnny Hart has some politics with which I can't agree, so when it came time to whittle the list down I just felt like his views colored my feelings about BC so it didn't make the cut.

Also, one last comment about Family Circus -- I put that strip on my list in good faith because I like the comic, but if it's pissed off the same crowd that said "Cool As Ice" was the greatest movie to come out of the nineties, then now, more than ever, I'm glad it made my list.

For a forum based around Rifftrax, people around here don't seem to get jokes...

Then again, maybe I'm missing your joke. I'll just assume you're joking.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 05:06:57 PM
Despite my avatar, BC didn't make my list. I liked the comic strip, I guess, but Johnny Hart has some politics with which I can't agree, so when it came time to whittle the list down I just felt like his views colored my feelings about BC so it didn't make the cut.

Also, one last comment about Family Circus -- I put that strip on my list in good faith because I like the comic, but if it's pissed off the same crowd that said "Cool As Ice" was the greatest movie to come out of the nineties, then now, more than ever, I'm glad it made my list.

For a forum based around Rifftrax, people around here don't seem to get jokes...

I was going to say something similar, but I feared wurolf's comment may have been a joke I didn't get. That would be embarrassing.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 13, 2012, 05:09:13 PM
This is what a king looks like in Saudi Arabia:

(http://cdn.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/king-abdullah-saudi-arabia-facebook-650x418.jpg)

Yeah know when your royal outfit makes you look like some guy who should be doing people's taxes in the mall,it's time to rethink things. 

WHAT IS THE POINT OF BEING A KING IF YOU DON'T EVEN GET A CROWN?!
What?! Two large o-rings on your head isn't enough of a crown for you?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 13, 2012, 05:20:42 PM
Despite my avatar, BC didn't make my list. I liked the comic strip, I guess, but Johnny Hart has some politics with which I can't agree, so when it came time to whittle the list down I just felt like his views colored my feelings about BC so it didn't make the cut.

Also, one last comment about Family Circus -- I put that strip on my list in good faith because I like the comic, but if it's pissed off the same crowd that said "Cool As Ice" was the greatest movie to come out of the nineties, then now, more than ever, I'm glad it made my list.

For a forum based around Rifftrax, people around here don't seem to get jokes...

Then again, maybe I'm missing your joke. I'll just assume you're joking.

And yet when called to defend Cool As Ice, you and your friends insisted that you genuinely thought Cool As Ice was the best movie to come out of the nineties. Now it's a joke?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on May 13, 2012, 05:23:28 PM
these LOCs are teahing us apaht! D:
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 05:24:12 PM
And yet when called to defend Cool As Ice, you and your friends insisted that you genuinely thought Cool As Ice was the best movie to come out of the nineties. Now it's a joke?

Us reacting to Family Circus in the same way people reacted to Cool as Ice is the joke.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2012, 05:24:54 PM
And yet when called to defend Cool As Ice, you and your friends insisted that you genuinely thought Cool As Ice was the best movie to come out of the nineties. Now it's a joke?

Us reacting to Family Circus in the same way people reacted to Cool as Ice is the joke.

I tried to use the same kind of language and everything... Monty got it...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Thrifty on May 13, 2012, 05:28:18 PM
I wish I'd submitted to this list.  Comic strips is one of the few topics I could come up with 25 entries for.  Calvin and Hobbes definitely would have been #1 on my list, and I won't be surprised if it takes the #1 spot here.  I'll be surprised if it doesn't at least get top 5.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 05:30:46 PM
Calvin and Hobbes definitely would have been #1 on my list, and I won't be surprised if it takes the #1 spot here.  I'll be surprised if it doesn't at least get top 5.

I'm fully expecting it to.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 05:38:12 PM
And I also really, really hope Hsu and Chan makes the list. If it doesn't it'll be partly my fault, as despite my almost slavish devotion to all things Norm Scott, I neglected to include it (I don't know why I forgot Magazine Strips for this list, or even why I didn't count it as a webcomic).

I said it in a way that's easy to miss, but it did not (and no votes for Nestor and Howard from Nintendo Power.  That takes me back).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2012, 06:09:41 PM
At any rate, I prefer the Nietzsche Family Circus (http://www.losanjealous.com/nfc/)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3y3opi8wd1qz6f9yo1_r1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 06:15:17 PM
 
(http://www.qwantz.com/comics/comic2-2215.png)
#23 Dinosaur Comics
61 points, 5 lists, #5 Invader Quirk
(http://www.qwantz.com/comics/comic2-2216.png)
Dinosaur Comics is a constrained webcomic by Canadian writer Ryan North. It is also known as "Qwantz", after the site's domain name, "qwantz.com". The first comic was posted on 1 February 2003, though there were earlier prototypes. Dinosaur Comics has also been printed in two collections and in a number of newspapers.

Comics are posted on most weekdays. Each comic uses the same artwork, with only the dialogue changing from day to day. There are occasional deviations from this, such as several episodic comics. It has been compared to David Lynch's The Angriest Dog in the World comic, and also made references to it. The strips take on a wide variety of topics, including ethical relativism, the nature of happiness, and the secret to being loved.
 (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lpL870wV2A4/Re7dStXesGI/AAAAAAAAArE/GU5x7U0v_4A/s400/qwantz.PNG)
 Animated Adaptation:
Nah.
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.switched.com/media/2010/10/dinoc.jpg)
 Trivia:   
Every comic contains at least three hidden comments (easter eggs). One is contained in the title tag, which can be accessed by holding the cursor over the strip and waiting for the title text tooltip to pop up, or through the image file's properties menu for browsers with a length limit. The second, which began appearing with the fifth comic, is found in the subject line of the "Contact" e-mail address. The third is found in the RSS feed of the comic and the archive page, being, essentially, the comic's title. The "Transcribe This Comic!" image at the bottom of some comics has a hidden message in its title text as well. The ads displayed on the site, both for Dinosaur Comics merchandise and third-party products, also have hidden messages in their title text. Additional easter eggs have been left in some comics, such as the URL to God's ringtone (the Téléfrançais theme) hidden in the watermark of one comic and an image steganographically hidden in a comic about steganography. The image at the bottom of the webpage displaying the tiny woman and house changes according to the current season.
(http://homepage.mac.com/nchaimov/comic2-809.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 07:06:12 PM
(http://www.anymanga.com/manga/azumanga-daioh/001/001/000-cover.jpg)
#22 Azumanga Daioh
66 Points, 4 lists, #4 Invader Quirk
(http://www.comicsreporter.com/images/uploads/azu04.jpg)
Azumanga Daioh (あずまんが大王 Azumanga Daiō?, lit. "Great King Azumanga") is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the manga, three additional chapters began serialization in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday under the title Azumanga Daioh: Supplementary Lessons.

The manga is drawn in a series of vertical four-panel comic strips called yonkoma and depicts the lives of a group of girls during their three years as high-school classmates. The series has been praised for its humor driven by eccentric characters, and Kiyohiko Azuma acclaimed as a "master of the four-panel form," for both his art style and comic timing.

 (http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcogtl2kO91qf0zlfo1_500.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/huWKSYUX5Fs

(http://manga.megchan.com/azumanga/azumanga01%20preview.jpg)

Trivia:   
Two tribute albums, Tribute to Azumanga Daioh and Tribute to Live Azumanga Daioh, were released on October 2, 2002 and December 10, 2003. Tribute to Azumanga Daioh peak ranked 68th on the Oricon albums chart. Tribute to Live Azumanga Daioh is the live album of the concert held on October 4, 2003 at the public hall of Toshima, Tokyo.
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leae46WFrq1qbn7ob.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 07:23:56 PM
Nice to see votes from the rest of the board for those two.  :D
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 07:31:15 PM
(http://weblog.sinteur.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/non-sequitur.jpg)
#21 Non-Sequitur
66 Points, 7 lists, #3 Therul
(http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/wileynonsequiter.jpg)
Non Sequitur is a comic strip created by Wiley Miller (usually credited as just Wiley) in 1992 and syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate to over 700 newspapers. The strip can be found online at gocomics.com, and it is also available via email and on mobile phones.

Translated from Latin as "it does not follow", Non Sequitur is often political and satirical, though other times, purely comedic.

The strip has undergone many changes through its history. Originally, the comic was a single panel gag cartoon, similar to Gary Larson's The Far Side. It grew more political (from a moderately liberal perspective) in tone during the 1990s, to the point where it often became a borderline editorial cartoon. Today, the comic has become more traditional, with a multi-panel format and recurring characters. The horizontal daily strip sometimes displays only a single panel.

Non Sequitur has been honored with four National Cartoonists Society Awards, including the Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for 1995, 1996 and 1998, and the Newspaper Panels Award for 2002. It is the only comic strip to win in its first year of syndication and the only title to ever win both the best comic strip and best comic panel categories.
 (http://www.seanstoner.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/non_sequitur_pan685g.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:
Negatory
(http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/03-04-08-non-sequitur.gif)

 Trivia:   
Non Sequitur was published in the New Straits Times, a major newspaper in the Muslim-majority country of Malaysia, as part of its weekday line of comic strips. The comic, however, generated controversy in the country and its government following the paper's printing of the syndicated strip satirizing the protests over the controversial Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons on February 20, 2006. The cartoon depicts a street-side cartoonist offering caricatures of Muhammad "while you wait" with a caption stating that the cartoonist has finally realized his goal of being the most feared man in the world.

The New Straits Times subsequently issued an apology. Wiley Miller commented on Malaysia's response of the strip, stating in a February 1, 2007 interview that it is "much ado about nothing."
 (http://cidutest.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/withstupid.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2012, 07:31:54 PM
Every comic contains at least three hidden comments (easter eggs). One is contained in the title tag, which can be accessed by holding the cursor over the strip and waiting for the title text tooltip to pop up, or through the image file's properties menu for browsers with a length limit. The second, which began appearing with the fifth comic, is found in the subject line of the "Contact" e-mail address. The third is found in the RSS feed of the comic and the archive page, being, essentially, the comic's title.

Wow. I only knew about two of those.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 07:33:33 PM
Well, that's it for tonight!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2012, 07:36:43 PM
Ah. Non-Sequitur. I didn't include it, but I frequently enjoy it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 13, 2012, 07:36:57 PM
HOLY SHIT I FORGOT TO INCLUDE NON SEQUITER.

Dammit.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 07:38:06 PM
Only one person spelled it right.  If it was on my list, it probably wouldn't be two...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 13, 2012, 07:47:27 PM
I've seen a few Non-Sequitur, and they are usually okay, but not great. But this one:

(http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/03-04-08-non-sequitur.gif)


had me rolling.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 13, 2012, 07:53:15 PM
On the subject of Azumanga Daioh... I don't know if it's all Japanese comic strips, but the few I've seen tend to not go for a punchline. Rather, the comedy comes from the characters being themselves, and strips will often be confusing without the context of what has happened previously. You actually need to read a fair amount before you start to get into it and really enjoy it. It's kind of a nice change of pace from your average comic strip format. At least, it is when they're all together, in order, in a nice big book.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2012, 07:54:18 PM
Only one person spelled it right.  If it was on my list, it probably wouldn't be two...

I had to look back up at the title...although it still had a red underline under it. Sometimes that spellcheck is wrong though...




And on the subject of Ryan North: He is awesome and the Adventure Time comics he wrote have been double-awesome.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2012, 08:32:48 PM
And on the subject of Ryan North: He is awesome and the Adventure Time comics he wrote have been double-awesome.

Those Adventure Time books are pretty great.  I love the notes and bonus comics at the bottom for each page.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 13, 2012, 10:14:59 PM
(and no votes for Nestor and Howard from Nintendo Power.  That takes me back).
Ouch! Huge omission on my part. If I'd remembered it, it would be right up there.

EDIT TO AVOID DOUBLE-POST: Good to see Non-Sequitur in there too. I always liked it back when it was a single-panel strip, but in recent years, I've come to especially love the 3-Panel Danae strips.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2012, 05:38:59 AM
(http://whyrun.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/frazz2007102104768.jpg)
#20 Frazz
67 Points, 4 lists, #6 Invader Quirk
(http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/d5d32f908baf012eb06b001dd8b71c47)
Frazz is a syndicated comic strip by Jef Mallett that, on the surface, is about school custodian Edwin "Frazz" Frazier and the school where he works.  The strip debuted on 2 April 2001.

Mallett has explained that the strip is about discovery, and not merely learning. Frazz's job is just the surface. He reads everything from Milton to Hiaasen to bike racing magazines, he writes, he races, he’s an athlete, and he’s a songwriter, discovering the value of a day job. When songwriting started going well, he kept his custodian job because it was the perfect environment for discovery through the energy and interest of the students. Many of the characters are based on his childhood experiences at school, and at home as the child of an educator. Frazz is, at least attitudinally, based on Mallett himself. During a 1996 book tour of schools to promote a children's book he wrote and illustrated, Mallett noticed that the kids wouldn't quiet down for their teachers or principals, but would for the school janitor; he or she was "the man", existing on a separate plane between the students and adults.

(http://images.ucomics.com/images/amuniversal/press_release/frazz.png)
 Animated Adaptation:
Nien
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zsGvAGhnu7c/TDwXGNHfivI/AAAAAAAAAes/PJg_zekkS38/s1600/327390.full.gif)
Trivia:   
In a 2008 interview, Mallett said that Bryson Elementary is named after one of his favorite authors, Bill Bryson, author of At Home and A Brief History of Everything.
(http://lambiek.net/artists/m/mallett_jef/mallet_frazz2.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 14, 2012, 09:22:59 AM
When we were getting the paper for a few months, Frazz was the only consistently good comic. And when I didn't get it, it was usually because it was over my head.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 14, 2012, 09:30:00 AM
Also, Frazz appears to be Calvin and Hobbes combined through some sick experiment.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 14, 2012, 09:37:53 AM
Or just Calvin all grown up, which has been the speculation in the past.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2012, 10:01:29 AM
Yay! Frazz! I had it on my list and didn't expect it to make the cut. It's one of those strips where you feel like you're the only one in the world who ever noticed it. It's an exceptionally smart and clever strip that gives the reader enough credit to where it never spells out its jokes. It just throws them out there.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 14, 2012, 10:30:11 AM
Yay! Frazz! I had it on my list and didn't expect it to make the cut. It's one of those strips where you feel like you're the only one in the world who ever noticed it. It's an exceptionally smart and clever strip that gives the reader enough credit to where it never spells out its jokes. It just throws them out there.

Yeah. I've had to think all day to get some of them. I read it in the morning and then as I'm going to bed I get it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 14, 2012, 11:01:18 AM
I can proudly say Family Circus was #6 on my list.  Sure, I haven't read it in years.  But I have many a fond memory of it.

Also glad to see Mother Goose and Grimm, love the whole cheesy humor of the whole thing.  And The Wizard of Id.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2012, 11:55:15 AM
(http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/doonesbury.jpg?w=600&h=415)
#19 Doonesbury
   
70 Points, 4 lists, #3 CJones
(http://www.geekculture.com/images/eggfreckles.gif)
Doonesbury is a comic strip by American cartoonist Garry Trudeau, that chronicles the adventures and lives of an array of characters of various ages, professions, and backgrounds, from the President of the United States to the title character, Michael Doonesbury, who has progressed from a college student to a youthful senior citizen in the 40+ years of the strip's daily existence.

Frequently political in nature, Doonesbury features characters representing a range of affiliations, but the cartoon is noted for a liberal viewpoint. The name "Doonesbury" is a combination of the word doone (prep school slang for "someone who is out to lunch") and the surname of Charles Pillsbury, Trudeau's roommate at Yale University.

Doonesbury is written and pencilled by Garry Trudeau, then inked and lettered by his assistant Don Carlton.

(http://www.wellesley.edu/Polisci/wj/Vietimages/Cartoons/Doonesbury/doonesbury_files/db750531.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:   
No, but there was a stage musical
http://www.youtube.com/v/1bEtv_wZ1GM
(http://www.abstractdynamics.org/archives/db711021.gif)
Trivia:   
President King, the leader of Walden College, was originally intended as a parody of Kingman Brewster, President of Yale, but all that remains of that is a certain physical resemblance. (http://folk.uio.no/hpv/linuxtoons/doonesbury.2002-10-25.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 14, 2012, 02:08:34 PM
Only #19?  I'm shocked.

Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 14, 2012, 02:10:50 PM
I had doonesbury Though i can see some people leaving it off I didn't like it much until i got the big book that compiles strips from the entire history of the strip so i finally understood all the characters. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 14, 2012, 02:21:13 PM
I always felt like Doonesbury was trying to make sure I had no idea what the hell was happening.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 14, 2012, 02:59:24 PM
I always felt like Doonesbury was trying to make sure I had no idea what the hell was happening.
Yeah.

Reminds me of this Foxtrot comic about that:

(http://disatasu.s3.amazonaws.com/doonesbury_foxtrot.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 14, 2012, 03:04:16 PM
I actually AM pissed at Doonesbury being on the list. I've never liked the strip. I dislike most things with a mainly political side, and I've never really found anything that funny (or clever) about it. It's not even that I disagree with some of the view points, or that I'm anti liberal, even. I just can't stand politics in any way, shape or form. Even when it's not political, I feel condescended to by it. It pisses me off by how clever it thinks it is.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 14, 2012, 03:49:14 PM
Never heard of Frazz. Methinks if there's an online archive, I know how I'm going to be spending a few hours soon.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 14, 2012, 04:01:42 PM
Never heard of Frazz. Methinks if there's an online archive, I know how I'm going to be spending a few hours soon.

http://www.gocomics.com/frazz

Here ya go!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2012, 04:15:57 PM
(http://muttscomics.com/art/images/daily/052911.gif)
#18 Mutts
   
76 Points, 5 lists, #4 Pegos220379
(http://images.ucomics.com/images/amuniversal/press_release/call_wild_cartoon.png)
Mutts is a daily comic strip created by Patrick McDonnell in 1994. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, it follows the adventures of a dog, Earl, and a cat, Mooch. Earl and Mooch interact with each other, their human owners and a large cast of neighborhood animals.

The friendship of Mooch and his neighbor Earl focuses on the differences between cats and dogs as pets and friends: Earl is friendly, loves the company of his human companion and likes to play outside; Mooch is often indifferent to his human companions, except for being fed, and prefers to stay inside and play by himself. Both animals frequently express themselves through thought balloons when their owners are present.

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz praised Mutts, calling it "one of best comic strips of all time."
(http://files.myopera.com/sanshan/blog/mutts.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:   
Some time ago there were talks of an animated feature film, but no more than that.
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.pawnation.com/media/2009/10/comic-dog-425ds101509-1255640495.jpg)
Trivia:   
On occasion, McDonnell devotes the strip for a week or so to animal welfare issues, especially the adoption of pets from animal shelters. Themes include Farm Animal Awareness Week and Shelter Stories, where pet adoption as well as pet shelter life is focused on. McDonnell also created artwork for the second generation New Jersey Animal Friendly optional license plate first issued in 2001. A portion of the revenue from the plates goes to the New Jersey State Department of Health's Animal Population Control Program. Also, he speaks out (usually using Shtinky) about numerous animal rights causes, including seal clubbing, whale hunting and most of all, saving the tigers.
(http://www.readaboutcomics.com/images/2008/022708_mutts02.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2012, 05:48:02 PM
(http://blog.lifebloodnetworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/20070622.jpg)
#17 Penny Arcade
   
77 Points, 6 lists, #4  Johnny Unusual
(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/529821327_jamek-L-2.jpg)
Penny Arcade is a webcomic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. The comic debuted in 1998 on the website loonygames.com. Since then, Holkins and Krahulik have established their own site, which is typically updated with a new comic strip each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The comics are accompanied by regular updates on the site's blog.

Penny Arcade is among the most popular and longest running gaming webcomics currently online, listed in 2010 as having 3.5 million readers. Holkins and Krahulik are among the few and first webcomic creators successful enough to make a living from their work. In addition to the comic, Holkins and Krahulik also created Child's Play, a children's charity; PAX, an annualgaming convention; and two games, Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness episode 1 and 2 with Hothead Games.

The strip features Krahulik and Holkins' cartoon alter egos, John "Gabe" Gabriel and Tycho Brahe, respectively. While often borrowing from the authors' experiences, Holkins and Krahulik do not treat them as literal avatars or caricatures of themselves. The two characters spend much of their time playing and commenting on computer and video games, which forms the basis of the humor in the strip. Most of the time Gabe serves the purpose of the comic and Tycho the comic foil. The strip can feature in-jokes that are explained in the news posts accompanying each comic, written by the authors.

Both Krahulik and Holkins make a living from Penny Arcade, placing them in a small group of professional webcomic artists devoted to their creations full-time. Originally, like many webcomics, Penny Arcade was supported solely by donations. A graph on the main page indicated how much people had donated that month. After hiring Robert Khoo as their business manager, Holkins and Krahulik switched to a different income stream based on advertising and merchandise revenue alone. According to Holkins, the website in 2006 handled more than two million pageviews daily (excluding forum traffic). On November 13, 2005, the website was given a facelift in celebration of their seventh year running and to match the designs of the Child's Play Charity and Penny Arcade Expo websites.
(http://www.stolendroids.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/20060104h.jpg)

 Animated Adaptation:   
No animated adaptation, but there are cartoons on the sites by fellow cartoonists and a documentary-type program about the making of the show.
http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Aselith/20081231.jpg)

Trivia:   
Michael Krahulik named his son Gabriel after his Penny Arcade character and also the bible guy.

(http://misgatos.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/pa_20080804.jpg)

Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on May 14, 2012, 05:55:46 PM
while it didn't make my list, penny arcade does have some hilarious moments:

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/215529374_ucnVU-XL-2.jpg)

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/217525462_cQd3o-L-2.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 14, 2012, 05:57:11 PM
We're kind of in a slump here...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2012, 06:20:50 PM
(http://www.fborfw.com/strip_fix/strips/2008/october/o4r/081019fgv.jpg)
#16 For Better or For Worse
   
77 Points, 5 lists, #5 Tripe Hound Redux
(http://www.theseriouscomedysite.com/images/betterorworse20072.jpg)
For Better or For Worse is a comic strip by Lynn Johnston that ran for 30 years, chronicling the lives of a Canadian family, The Pattersons, and their friends. The story is set in the fictitious Toronto-area suburban town of Milborough, Ontario. Johnston's strip began in September 1979, and ended the main story on August 30, 2008, with a postscript epilogue the following day. Starting on September 1, 2008, the strip began re-telling its original story by means of a combination of newly drawn strips (set in the past) and reruns. This new format however, was dropped after less than two years and switched entirely to reruns, thus officially ending its run (of new material) by mid 2010. It is seen in over 2,000 newspapers throughout Canada, the United States and about 20 other countries, and is translated into eight languages from its native English.

The title is a reference to the marriage service found in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer as well as in the wedding ceremonies of other faith traditions:
...to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health...
A signature element of For Better or For Worse during the first 28 years of the strip's existence was that, after the first two years, the characters began to age in real time. Beginning on September 3, 2007, For Better or For Worse changed to a format featuring a mixture of new, old and retouched work, which allowed Johnston to "keep alive her partly autobiographical comic while not having to devote as much time to it." On September 1, 2008, Johnston began what she called "new-runs", restarting her storyline with new art and jokes. The time frame appears to be 26 years before the present day; the family is correspondingly younger. Michael looks to be about five or six years old, Elizabeth is a small child learning to talk, and the family is also raising a puppy. This new material was occasionally interspliced with strips from her original run. The strip subsequently went into straight reprints on July 12, 2010.

Johnston's work on the comic strip earned her a Reuben Award in 1985 and made her a nominated finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning in 1994. The strip led the Friends of Lulu to add Johnston to the Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame in 2002. In the same year, Will Eisner described For Better Or Worse as "the best strip around currently," saying "It's humane, human, it has humor to it, and good artwork."
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/2718409380_77501e2553.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:   
About 6 specials and in the 2000’s a TV show for the Canadian cartoon channel Teletoon
http://www.youtube.com/v/gVi2cq6FU-s
(http://catalog.fborfw.com/strips/86/FB062886.GIF)
Trivia:   
The only child of the Patterson’s who wasn’t based on Lynn’s children was April, whom Lynn Johnson wrote about to deal with her barrenness.

The following strip presented by Tripe:
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1279/1171839843_4cc0a14cfd_o.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 14, 2012, 06:58:55 PM
Ah I loved/hated FBOFW. mostly during the period when April was a teenager, she's great, by far the most sympathetic character (shame Johnston kinda seemed to hate her) and the strip was actually interesting during the last few years. Unfortunately it also involved the horrendous Michael and Lizarbreath, awful in equal but separate ways. Liz still gets the edge because of Stach Anthony. That strip I submitted is almost certainly my favourite doctored strip ever, because it sums up everything that was wrong with the relationship and the two characters in it.

Yet I never missed reading it, that says something about it. I kind of wish she'd let somebody else take over, maybe just spun off April and Eva at college , I don't know, I'd have read it. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2012, 07:11:34 PM
There was an even more damning spoof comic that someone made up (the author really emulated her style) that appeared in the comic's rumour column Lying in the Gutters about a year before the comics end that hinted at the sociopathic attitude of the mother character/Lynn Johnson, but sadly I can't find it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 14, 2012, 07:12:04 PM
And the slump continues.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2012, 07:15:08 PM
No day with both Frazz and Penny Arcade can be called a slump. :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 14, 2012, 07:15:30 PM
No worries!  Luann will soon be here to save the day!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 14, 2012, 07:21:07 PM
I am rather expecting it to show up; ever noticed how Tiffany and Luann's mother are essentially the same girl with different wigs on?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2012, 07:41:31 PM
Yeah, I think today was rather a good day.

I never liked for Doonesbury, but unlike some older series, it has elements I appreciate.  I've never really read Frazz or Mutts but they seem perfectly fine (though the creators would admit the comics that directly inspired them are better, they are still fine extensions of what has come before).  For Better or For Worse... I don't like but I can respect the accomplishment of it in a manner similar to Doonesbury and I would say the death of Farley is pretty effective stuff.  And I think that Penny Arcade has a lot going on artistically in terms of a lot of the pacing and building of the gags.  One of my favs that I forgot.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/10/17
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 14, 2012, 07:54:43 PM
Frazz is good, I'm glad it's here.

Already conveyed my hatred for Doonesbury.

Mutts is one I've never found humorous. It was in the paper Bill and Quirk got, which I read as well, and it never made me chuckle, never, not once.

Penny Arcade I don't really find funny. Just how it is.

FBoFW is lame. Nuff said.

I clearly expect more from my funnies/comics than you guys, though.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 14, 2012, 08:07:53 PM
Penny Arcade is the only one I dislike (sorry, internet). I think it's hideous and I've never once found it funny.

Doonesbury and FBOFW I feel indifferent toward. I might like the former if I read it from the beginning, but nothing about it has really made be want to do so. I don't really know the characters of FBOFW, but when it has a punchline it's okay. (I do think it's weird to have a parody strip in the writeup for it though. And it took me forever to figure out "moons after ex before wife." I assume "moons" can be used like "pines"?)

Mutts is lazy and sappy by turns, though I do like the art style.

I'm trying to find positive things to say about each of them so this isn't just more grousing...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2012, 08:14:02 PM
Penny Arcade is the only one I dislike (sorry, internet). I think it's hideous and I've never once found it funny.
(And it took me forever to figure out "moons after ex before wife." I assume "moons" can be used like "pines"?)

I'm trying to find positive things to say about each of them so this isn't just more grousing...

Wait, you never heard of moons over as a verb but then you bring up grousing?

We, sir, shall never see eye to eye.

(http://www.sd71.bc.ca/sd71/edulinks/canada/pictures/grouse2.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 14, 2012, 08:20:12 PM
It was mostly the proximity of 'over' and 'before' that made it sound like she was ordering a list, so I didn't read moons as a verb. If I had, I would have figured it out sooner, but only by the context.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2012, 09:22:06 PM
Penny arcade has made me literally laugh out loud twice in just the last week and a half with this one:

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-9t8rbg7/0/L/i-9t8rbg7-X3.jpg)

And this one:

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-d492ZvX/0/L/i-d492ZvX-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 14, 2012, 09:34:18 PM
I also generally don't like Penny Arcade, but that Susan one did make me smirk.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 14, 2012, 09:35:20 PM
And making fun of Sony Smash Bros. is something I can get behind.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 14, 2012, 09:36:39 PM
It would be a very long list here if I had to go through all the Penny Arcade strips that made me laugh to the point of tears. It's one of those strips that just really clicks with me, and continues to, even though I'm not nearly as much of a gamer as I used to be (like, I barely game at all these days).

Well, OK, I will throw these three old favorites up:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

As I was picking these three I started coming across more and more ones I love, and needed to stop myself from posting more. So the rest of you lucked out.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 14, 2012, 09:44:04 PM
I also generally don't like Penny Arcade, but that Susan one did make me smirk.

Same.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 14, 2012, 09:45:05 PM
(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-9t8rbg7/0/L/i-9t8rbg7-X3.jpg)

Incidentally, is the guy's head in panel 2 a reference to a particular dragon? I know I've seen a red, scaly version of that exact face somewhere....
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 14, 2012, 09:45:59 PM
Incidentally, is the guy's head in panel 2 a reference to a particular dragon? I know I've seen a red, scaly version of that exact face somewhere....

... the hell?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MightyJack on May 14, 2012, 10:03:19 PM
Mutts was high on my list for the early material. The first year or so it was one of the funniest things I've ever read. Being a cat lover I was especially fond of Mooch, and I loved the art.  But eventually the strip got too preachy and sappy -even though I fundementally agreed with the message- and lost me. But for a while it was golden.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 14, 2012, 10:10:41 PM
Mutts, like Family Circus, is one of those strips that I can always count on to be taped to my grandmother's refrigerator.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 14, 2012, 11:10:10 PM
mutts has its moments and the art is nice but i didn't put it on my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 15, 2012, 03:58:30 AM
Penny Arcade makes me laugh 'til I'm sick fairly often. Here's one of my faves, though I'm not proud.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/09/17
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2012, 04:45:02 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kqlezaoz8H1qzp89jo1_500.png)
#15 Hark!  A Vagrant
   
84 Points, 6 lists, #2 Wurwulf

(http://biblioklept.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/the-yellow-wall-paper.jpg?w=890)
Kate Beaton (born September 8, 1983) is a Canadian webcomic artist. Originally from Mabou, Cape Breton, she has a degree in history and anthropology from Mount Allison University. Beaton began drawing comics for the university newspaper, the Argosy, during her third and fourth years at school. Previously she worked in the maritime museum in Victoria. In 2007, after her friends persuaded her to post her increasing stack of comics online, she began uploading them through katebeaton.com and her LiveJournal. In December of that year she made the first of two popular batches of history comics, each based on twenty requests she accepted from her readers. She moved to her current website, Hark! A Vagrant, in May 2008.

(http://student.ucr.edu/~jwood012/janeausten.jpg)

 Animated Adaptation:      
I wish
(http://webcomicoverlook.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/hav2.jpg?w=584)

Trivia:   
Time magazine named it one of the top ten fiction books of the year, with Lev Grossman calling it "the wittiest book of the year."
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RPxA5FoCsd4/TtCG34gD7-I/AAAAAAAABDg/qGZf1QFxY_Q/s1600/3924107045_594f7351bd_o.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 15, 2012, 04:48:30 AM
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Typical exaple of a comic strip severely hindered by attrocious art.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on May 15, 2012, 04:57:56 AM
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Typical exaple of a comic strip severely hindered by attrocious art.

typical example of a poster severely hindered by an atrocious FACE! :angry:
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on May 15, 2012, 05:08:00 AM
the nancy drew ones are awesome.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 15, 2012, 05:15:29 AM
the nancy drew ones are awesome.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
OK. I've never heard of this strip, but those are hilarious. I'm going to have to make some time for some recreational reading soon... :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 15, 2012, 05:18:12 AM
Some of those Nancey Drew ones are funny. But I stand by my comment on the bad artwork. There is "stylized", and then there is "toddler artwork even a parent wouldn't put on their refrigerator". This is the reason why some comic strips have a seperate artist.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on May 15, 2012, 05:33:03 AM
i see it as similar to quentin blake's style, and thus entirely charming and nostalgia-inducing.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2012, 05:46:08 AM
i see it as similar to quentin blake's style
That's dead on.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 15, 2012, 06:30:29 AM
I love the comics she does based on books and authors. Her Wuthering Heights strips are fantastic. Kate Beaton is one of those artists who I ardently admire despite her gender because while her feminine viewpoint comes out in her comics it never overpowers them. Above all else, she's funny as hell and I completely respect that.

I have posted this one before but it remains to this day my favorite (along with the one that was posted about Tycho):

(http://www.harkavagrant.com/history/brontessm.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2012, 06:32:18 AM
Ann also loves that one and whole-heartedly concurs with its accuracy. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 15, 2012, 06:40:36 AM
And actually I have to defend her artwork. It may not be incredibly detailed and lush but personally I think she does a great job of conveying a character's thoughts and intentions by expression and posture. I like the way Emily and Charlotte are turned toward each other, inclining their heads conspiratorially while Anne looks on with increasing outrage. The look of shock on Anne's face in the second to last frame makes the whole strip for me.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2012, 06:46:22 AM
Well look, here's a typical example of a political statement hindered by horrendous art work:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Only incredibly clear images can get the message across effectively, obviously.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on May 15, 2012, 06:49:01 AM
Well look, here's a typical example of a political statement hindered by horrendous art work:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Only incredibly clear images can get the message across effectively, obviously.

are you kidding? it couldn't be more obvious: build more bridges!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2012, 06:51:58 AM
Well, as long as those help the trains run on time...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 15, 2012, 08:24:18 AM
I think the artwork in some of them is a tad messy, but it never muddles the point. The expressions do their job well.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 15, 2012, 08:33:55 AM
Now here's one I laugh at.

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Typical exaple of a comic strip severely hindered by attrocious art.

Boo! Poe's expression at the end of the first one is what sells it, as is often the case (for other characters, not just Poe).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2012, 08:36:02 AM
Animated Adaptation:      
I wish
Working on it....

Also, Beaton's by far the hottest writer/artist on this thread, she's yummy. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 15, 2012, 08:48:30 AM
I run into this with Tyrant and comic books. I'm a writer. When I read comics, I'm doing it for the story. She's an artist. She can't understand how I can read ANYTHING drawn by Rob Liefield. I can acknowledge the art isn't good, but I'm loving the story.

Same deal with me and comic strips (Maybe even moreso). Artistic talent doesn't matter as long as the laughs make it through.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2012, 08:51:38 AM
I can acknowledge the art isn't good, but I'm loving the story.
Wow, when it comes to Liefeld, I can say the same, except for the second part.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 15, 2012, 08:57:19 AM
Well it's usually Deadpool and it's usually written by someone else. :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2012, 09:00:50 AM
Deadpool I'll grant you, most of the other stuff he's worked on though....
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 15, 2012, 09:32:36 AM
What others have said. Beaton's art has a good old-school charm to it that works quite well with the subject matter (am I the only one who thinks it's like a sketchier version of what Eddie Campbell did for From Hell?). The only thing that truly bugs me about her stuff is her weird aversion to dating strips, thus making tracking down specific ones unusually difficult (on her site at least).

The Tycho one is my favorite (and she did redraw that one at some point too), though this one's a close second (I love her non-history stuff just as much as the history stuff):
(http://graphic-novels-manga.suvudu.com/files/mt-files/Canadians.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 15, 2012, 11:10:19 AM
Never heard of that Hark one, hilarious.  Read a bunch online.

And I must defend Mutts.  And Doonesbury.  And Family Circus.  And Grimm.  And FBOFW.  Voted for them all, also Garfield, Pickles and Shoe, those will probably get a lot of complaints too.  I like what I like, and evidently I'm not the only one.  Just because its not some intellectual crap or doesn't fit your political leanings, or for whatever reason, don't put them down.  You don't see me putting down your choices, If I don't like it I stay quiet.

Ya'll enjoyed your little Pokemon list, now let me enjoy my comics list in peace.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 15, 2012, 11:21:11 AM
If I don't like it I stay quiet.

Not to be a dick (lest you couri me) but I like this part. Every list, there's some obnoxious person who complains about the people complaining about things that are on topic. If you had relevant criticisms for the pokemon that made that list, they would have been welcome.

If you don't want to join the discussion about the entries in a list, that's fine. But if you're discussing the discussion, you're just off topic. Lighten up.


Also:
intellectual crap ... You don't see me putting down your choices
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 15, 2012, 11:25:17 AM
Never heard of that Hark one, hilarious.  Read a bunch online.

And I must defend Mutts.  And Doonesbury.  And Family Circus.  And Grimm.  And FBOFW.  Voted for them all, also Garfield, Pickles and Shoe, those will probably get a lot of complaints too.  I like what I like, and evidently I'm not the only one.  Just because its not some intellectual crap or doesn't fit your political leanings, or for whatever reason, don't put them down.  You don't see me putting down your choices, If I don't like it I stay quiet.

Ya'll enjoyed your little Pokemon list, now let me enjoy my comics list in peace.

I don't like those comics because they're not funny to me. You seem to be implying I'm snooty or politically biased, which is a bit offensive.

If you'd like to put down my favs, go ahead. There's nothing wrong with discussing the list.

[EDITED because I was making assumptions]
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 15, 2012, 11:33:22 AM
Ya'll enjoyed your little Pokemon list, now let me enjoy my comics list in peace.
:clap: :clap:
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 15, 2012, 11:34:55 AM
It may be obnoxious, but I had to say it.  I just got tired of nasty (maybe even obnoxious) stuff being said about every comic I voted for.

That's all I have to say about the matter, I don't want to start some big arguement that goes on for four pages.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 15, 2012, 11:42:51 AM
I still don't know what the Pokemon list has to do with anything. It would only apply if I was completely uninterested in all comics, didn't send in a list, and came in here complaining about comics being stupid.

I'm sorry you weren't one of the people who made Pokemon the winner of that poll. Why is this being held against us?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 15, 2012, 11:56:29 AM
It's OK to criticize the list-winners. Open discussion about what made the list and where you think it should have gone is part of the fun. As long as you're attacking the item and not the person/people who voted for it, you're contributing to the conversation.

As such, when people are criticizing your entries, it's best to remember that that's all they're criticizing. They're not criticizing you for voting for them (At least they'd better not be!). It's all in fun.

Garfield made it pretty high on my list too, and I'm aware that the Internet's favorite pastime is declaring Garfield to be unfunny. I'm ready for that conversation if/when it places. Bring it! :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 15, 2012, 12:05:26 PM
It may be obnoxious, but I had to say it.  I just got tired of nasty (maybe even obnoxious) stuff being said about every comic I voted for.

That's all I have to say about the matter, I don't want to start some big arguement that goes on for four pages.

Alright. I was more of a jerk than I needed to be in my response. Sorry. I guess I got a bit defensive since you targeted me rather than the several others who had complaints about entries. (I was also extremely hungry)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Compound on May 15, 2012, 12:11:56 PM
Some of those Nancey Drew ones are funny. But I stand by my comment on the bad artwork. There is "stylized", and then there is "toddler artwork even a parent wouldn't put on their refrigerator". This is the reason why some comic strips have a seperate artist.

Hmm. We've had two, maybe three strips with clip art and Beaton's artwork, which quite frankly doesn't even come close to the "bad side" of the comic art world, is the one you object to?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 15, 2012, 01:40:33 PM
Pak, you always beat me to posting, but I'm replying anyway. :-P

I never intended to piss anyone off. My jab at Family Circus was a joke on the reaction Cool As Ice got. The ones I said I didn't like are ones that I truly don't like.

Also, I'll state it so it's down somewhere: I truly don't give a crap about what anybody likes or doesn't like. I try to never (in seriousness) judge someone for what they like, just as I don't expect to bejudged on what I like.

Also, folks, let's remember that this is the internet. At least half of it is going to disagree with anything you say. Try to take it with a grain of salt?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2012, 03:22:27 PM
I know this is deep in, but I've been gone all day.

I'm really bugged by Darth's assertion that Kate Beaton's art is objectively bad and that there's no comment on style.  As someone else pointed out (whom pasted to long ago to point out) is that the art gets the message across.  I think that he is being very naive on the nature of art.  There's nothing technically wrong with the way she's drawing, so why is it "crap"?  There's no confusion or ambiguity in the art, it's not lazy (certainly compared to many mainstream comics where major characters have 2 or three facial expressions for the entire run.  And no, I'm not knocking them...)  What's more, a lot of the humour comes from the expressions of the characters, which relies on the artist's ability to convey it, and she does very well.  Also, thins being a comic, the story flows well from panel to panel with little confusion between (that might sound like common sense, but it's common in a lot of comics to mess up continuity).

IT IS STYLE.  If you don't like it, that's perfectly fine.  That's your opinion.  Just remember, your opinion is not objectively true.

You're thinking of my opinion.  (rimshot)

It's OK to criticize the list-winners. Open discussion about what made the list and where you think it should have gone is part of the fun. As long as you're attacking the item and not the person/people who voted for it, you're contributing to the conversation.

It may be obnoxious, but I had to say it.  I just got tired of nasty (maybe even obnoxious) stuff being said about every comic I voted for.

I can understand the feeling of being personally offended when someone doesn't just dislike your thing but seems personally revolted by it.  Not easy to deal with sometimes, if you are of that nerdy mindset, but sometimes we all have to stand back and drop it.  Like it's hot.

Personally, I dislike a lot of the choices, but I tend not to dismiss them completely (except one, but that was even after learning more about it).  After all, they must have something in them that people go for despite their many (many) flaws, and I often like to analyze why that is.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2012, 03:47:49 PM
(http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Kris/stop2.png)
#14 Cyanide and Happiness
   
86 Points, 5 lists, #1 Asbestos Bill
(http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/2300000/comics-cyanide-and-happiness-2319326-713-313.jpg)
Cyanide & Happiness is a webcomic hosted on Explosm.net and written by four authors with occasional contributions from guests. It was founded on December 9th 2004 and has hosted almost daily comics since January 26th 2005. It appears frequently on social networking sites (such as Myspace and LiveJournal), Facebook, web forums, and blogs as it openly allows and encourages fans to hotlink images, a behavior that many webcomics frown upon. The comic's authors attribute the comic's success to its often controversial nature.

The site has claimed over a million daily visitors (as of November 20, 2006) and is ranked 2,777th among the most viewed websites and 1,337th in the US alone, according to Alexa.com. The creators also have made comics and television advertisements for Orange Mobile's Orange Wednesdays, which have appeared in The Sun newspaper.
   
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyyasgtnbC1r5452po1_1280.png)
 Animated Adaptation:      
The site has some flash cartoons
http://www.explosm.net/movies/
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2k6voGbl71roxnyyo1_1280.png)
Trivia:   
In 2010, author Dave McElfatrick, a Northern Ireland native, started a petition for a visa into the United States, in order to be with the other writers to produce more animated shorts. The petition garnered over 132,000 signatures in less than three weeks. On September 1, 2010 it was officially announced that Dave qualified for the visa that would allow him to enter the United States to work on more comics and animated shorts with Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Matt Melvin.
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww293/SweetNightmare369/Cyanide%20and%20happiness/cyanide-and-happiness-not-safe.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 15, 2012, 03:56:05 PM
Looking forward to DG's take on that artwork.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 15, 2012, 04:05:54 PM
Considering the content of that strip, it's probably a good thing that things stay more minimalist.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 15, 2012, 05:15:40 PM
I don't really have an issue with the art style of Cyanide and Happiness. It's not good, but it looks intentionally basic.

I had never seen this comic before, but the few samples of the humor is great! Particularly this one:

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww293/SweetNightmare369/Cyanide%20and%20happiness/cyanide-and-happiness-not-safe.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 15, 2012, 05:28:22 PM
The flash stuff is PRETTY damn great. Waiting For the Bus is always worth a laugh, and as a child of the 90's, I have a special place in my heart for Hungertube.

If some bro could post a link to it, I'd appreciate it; I'm on my tablet.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2012, 07:11:49 PM
(http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/images/9/2009/04/groening.png)
#13 Life in Hell
   
88 Points, 5 lists, #2 George Harrison
(http://www.futurama-area.de/LiH/OComics/41.gif)

Life in Hell is a weekly comic strip by Matt Groening. The strip features anthropomorphic rabbits and a pair of gay lovers. Groening uses these characters to explore a wide range of topics about love, sex, work, and death. His drawings are full of expressions of angst, alienation, self-loathing, and fear of inevitable doom.   
(http://scholasticadministrator.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f8c25c988340133ec51c2e0970b-500wi)

 Animated Adaptation:      
No.  Fox wanted to but Groening didn’t want to risk losing control of his characters, so he made up a bunch of new ones… and thus the Simpsons where born.
(http://lambiek.net/artists/g/groening/groening-mat.gif)

Trivia:   
Several characters from Life In Hell make a cameo appearance in Gary Wolf's 1981 noir novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
(http://rubbercat.net/simpsons/lifeinhelllies.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 15, 2012, 07:42:08 PM
The flash stuff is PRETTY damn great. Waiting For the Bus is always worth a laugh

Waiting for the Bus literally had me crying the first time I watched it. And the next few times as well. That pretty much doesn't happen.

http://www.youtube.com/v/kRPJh-LJq1o
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2012, 08:19:34 PM
(http://pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF044-Falling_Dream.gif)
 #12 The Perry Bible Fellowship
   
93 Points, 5 lists, #2 Asbestos Bill, Johnny Unusual
(http://pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF024-Puppy_Wish.gif)
The Perry Bible Fellowship (or PBF) is a newspaper comic strip and webcomic by Nicholas Gurewitch. It originated in the Syracuse University newspaper The Daily Orange. The comics are usually three or four panels long, and are generally characterized by the juxtaposition of whimsical childlike imagery or fantasy with morbid, sudden or unexpected surreal humor. Common subjects include irony, religion, sexuality, war, science fiction, suicide, violence, and death.

The comic received its title, taken from the name of a church in Maine, in its Daily Orange incarnation
 (http://pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF227-Preserves.jpg)

 Animated Adaptation:      
Didn’t and won’t happen.
(http://www.missmoss.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/pbf112-mr_rex.jpg)
Trivia:   
Some strips emulate the styles of famous illustrators such as Shel Silverstein, Edward Gorey, and Robert Crumb, made evident by marginal notes such as "(Apologies, R. Crumb)."
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6eDiy6LDZl8/TGdjPexnALI/AAAAAAAAARE/8ziJ1TuMQr4/s1600/PBF162-Executive_Decision.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2012, 08:34:29 PM
(http://linuxgazette.net/150/misc/xkcd/regular_expressions.png)
 #11 XKCD
   
100 Points, 7 lists, #6 Goflyblind
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/canada.png)
xkcd is a webcomic created by Randall Munroe. The comic's tagline describes it as "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." It has received mention from The Guardian and The New York Times.

The subject matter of the comic varies, including statements on life and love (some love strips are simply art with poetry), and mathematical or scientific in-jokes. Some strips feature simple humor or pop-culture references. Although it has a cast of stick figures, the comic occasionally features landscapes, intricate mathematical patterns such as fractals (for example, strip No. 17 "What If" shows an Apollonian gasket), or imitations of the style of other cartoonists (as during "Parody Week").

The comic is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. New comics are added three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; although, on seven occasions so far, they have been updated every weekday: Parody Week, the "Choices" series, the "1337" series, the "Secretary" series, the "The Race" series, the set of three "Five Minute Comics", and Guest Comic Week.
 (http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1359/986184906_02e93442a2.jpg)

 Animated Adaptation:
No.. wait, maybe.  Does this count?      
http://www.youtube.com/v/hw4wzwYeZ0Y
Lacks the wit of the original.
(http://blogoscoped.com/files/xkcd-regrets.png)
Trivia:      
xkcd comics have been translated into a number of languages. One group of readers has translated every comic into French and nearly half of the comics have been translated into Russian. One reader has translated many of the comics into Spanish; translations exist for comics that, according to the translator, can be translated without losing their humor. Various xkcd comics have also been translated into German, Finnish, Czech,  Portuguese,  Esperanto, and Lojban.
(https://files.nyu.edu/kmg357/public/pictures/xkcd2/xkcd29.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 15, 2012, 09:15:28 PM
I generally like xkcd when I read it, which, unfortunately isn't that often.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MightyJack on May 16, 2012, 02:07:37 AM
Well if nothing else, I'm discovering a lot of great comic strips I wasn't familair with before. Those Nancy Drew's were hilarious, I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 05:41:58 AM
(http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/8a6a99909a11012e2f8200163e41dd5b)
 #10 Pearls Before Swine
      
103 Points, 8 lists, #2 Pak Man
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/fyodorg/miscellaneous%203/PearlsBeforeSwine-20110329.gif)
Pearls Before Swine is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Stephan Pastis, who was formerly a lawyer in San Francisco, California. It chronicles the daily lives of four anthropomorphic animals, Pig, Rat, Zebra, and Goat, as well as a number of supporting characters. Although created in 1997, it was not published until 2000, when United Feature Syndicate ran it on its website. Its popularity rose after Dilbert creator Scott Adams, a fan of the strip, showed it to his own fans.

United Feature launched the strip in newspapers beginning December 31, 2001, in The Washington Post. On January 7, 2002, it began running in approximately 150 papers. The strip currently appears in 650 newspapers worldwide.

The strip has become somewhat controversial due to its use of adult humor, mock profanity, violence, drinking and drug references and references to Middle-Eastern terrorism.
(http://rickshawdiaries.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/pearlsbeforeswine-blogging2.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/G4mn3EDeD-0
(http://media.cnbc.com/i/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Donny%20Deutsch/_DAILY%20POSTS/_NEWBLOGIMAGES/comic2.jpg)
Trivia:      
Cartoonist Darby Conley, creator of Get Fuzzy, helped teach Pastis the technical aspects of cartooning. The two remain friends, sometimes poking fun at each other in their strips. In Pearls Blows Up, Stephan says that he replaces some of the usual squiggle-marks indicating swear words with a poorly drawn picture of Darby Conley's head. In a Get Fuzzy strip, Rob asks Satchel if an annoying lawyer named Stephan called. Satchel has a Pearls book next to him. Conley also drew Pastis in his strip twice during a week where the two cartoonists decided to play a prank on their syndicate by having Conley copy and paste Get Fuzzy characters over Pearls strips.
(http://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/09-03-08-pearls-before-swine.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: ScottotD on May 16, 2012, 07:44:22 AM
If you don't like it, that's perfectly fine.  That's your opinion.  Just remember, your opinion is not objectively true.

This should be translated into latin and made the motto of the internet
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 16, 2012, 09:44:29 AM
Nice! I was somewhat worried PBF wouldn't make it. I myself only remembered it at the last minute.

Also, since apparently some of my favorite strips were REJECTED :P

(http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Dave/comicpushpush1.png)


(http://cidutest.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/candycane.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 16, 2012, 09:49:18 AM
Mine was also rejected, now that you mention it.

(http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Rob/fortunecookie.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on May 16, 2012, 11:19:51 AM
Those stick figures will send Darth Geek into
apoplexy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 16, 2012, 11:33:39 AM
I LOVE Cyanide and Happiness and XKCG, glad to see they made the list
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 12:13:09 PM
Those stick figures will send Darth Geek into
apoplexy.
No, stick figures don't bother me. They are intended to be simple. The Hark!  A Vagrant style is clearly trying for more than that, but is simply gross ineptitude. IMHO, of course.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Thrifty on May 16, 2012, 02:12:17 PM
I like the art in Penny Arcade, but I don't think I've ever once laughed at it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 02:22:40 PM
Nice! I was somewhat worried PBF wouldn't make it. I myself only remembered it at the last minute.

Also, since apparently some of my favorite strips were REJECTED :P

(http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Dave/comicpushpush1.png)


(http://cidutest.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/candycane.jpg)

Sorry about that.  Not an intentional snub.  I was just balancing this list with some other things (back to university after 7 years for an intensive 6 hour a day program, plus assignments).

Still, to make it up to you (and cause I was gonna do it anyway), I'll finish the list today.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 02:26:41 PM
(http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1981/ga811213.gif)
 #9 Garfield
      
112 Points, 9 lists, #2 Mrs Dick Courier
 (http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/ed0b98205f81012ee3c100163e41dd5b)
Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since June 19, 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield (named after Davis' grandfather); his owner, Jon Arbuckle; and Arbuckle's dog, Odie. As of 2007, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals, and held the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.

Though this is rarely mentioned in print, Garfield is set in Muncie, Indiana, the home of Jim Davis, according to the television special Garfield Goes Hollywood. Common themes in the strip include Garfield's laziness, obsessive eating, and hatred of Mondays and diets. The strip's focus is mostly on the interactions among Garfield, Jon, and Odie; recurring minor characters appear as well. Originally created with the intentions to "come up with a good, marketable character," Garfield has spawned merchandise earning $750 million to $1 billion annually. In addition to the various merchandise and commercial tie-ins, the strip has spawned several animated television specials, two animated television series, two theatrical feature-length live-action films and three CGI animated direct-to-video movies. Part of the strip's broad appeal is due to its lack of social or political commentary; though this was Davis' original intention, he also admitted that his "grasp of politics isn't strong," remarking that, for many years, he thought "OPEC was a denture adhesive."
(http://generalerror.co.uk/lga070717.gif)
Animated Adaptation:
Many animated specials and 2 animated series.

http://www.youtube.com/v/DtCnr6NhtGY

(http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060515.gif)
Trivia:      
Since the great Lorenzo Music's death, Frank Welker has often replaced him as the voice of Garfield the Cat in recent productions of the Garfield franchise. Also, Bill Murray voiced Garfield in the live-action films Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. Music voiced Murray's character of Doctor Peter Venkman in The Real Ghostbusters. Meanwhile, Frank Welker also provided the voice of Ray Stantz on The Real Ghostbusters, and Music lost his role as Peter Venkman and was replaced by Dave Coulier when Murray complained to the studio that his character sounded too much like Garfield.

In short, Lorenzo was asked to cut… it… out…  That joke would work better with gestures.  No, wait, it wouldn’t.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v-ayvKvWSx0/TswAv3igpyI/AAAAAAAAARM/G89Cuf1DfLA/s1600/Garfield_writing_style.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Kete on May 16, 2012, 02:32:12 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 16, 2012, 02:45:07 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Yes, and it may still be making an appearance on this list.  So you may be jumping the gun a bit...   ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Kete on May 16, 2012, 02:53:38 PM
Oh, really?  Sorry, I wouldn't have thought it qualified as a standalone entry.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 03:17:11 PM
(http://comics.ganneff.de/2007.04.29/Get%20Fuzzy-2007.04.29.jpg)
#8 Get Fuzzy
      
121 Points, 9 lists, #4 Gojikranz
(http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/9590a2b08b05012eb069001dd8b71c47)
Get Fuzzy is an American daily comic strip written and drawn by Darby Conley. The strip features the adventures of Boston advertising executive Rob Wilco and his two anthropomorphic pets: dog Satchel Pooch and cat Bucky Katt. Get Fuzzy has been published by United Feature Syndicate since September 6, 1999. It appears in over 700 newspapers worldwide.

The strip's humor comes from the conflict between Bucky's and Satchel's personalities, which are extreme stereotypes of cats and dogs. Sweet, trusting, naïve Satchel is routinely subjected to the exploitation of cruel, self-centered Bucky, who is always torturing the poor canine. Rob, the middleman, is often frazzled from dealing with them, or more specifically, from dealing with Bucky's destructive nature and overall nastiness. The three characters live in an apartment on Boston's Longwood Avenue. Get Fuzzy often eschews the traditional "setup-punchline" format of most funnies, instead building on absurd dialog between characters.
 
 (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mahlu002/oneday/getfuzzy2005036620401.gif)
Animated Adaptation:
Not as such.
 (http://dawnpapuga.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/get-fuzzy-2.gif)
Trivia:      
The unusual title of the strip comes from a concert poster that Darby Conley once created for his brother's band, the Fuzzy Sprouts. "Life's too short to be cool," the poster read, "Get Fuzzy."
 (http://images.ucomics.com/images/amuniversal/press_release/takeoutcat.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 16, 2012, 03:26:30 PM
(http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2006/ga060515.gif)
My thoughts exactly, Garfield...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 03:44:41 PM
I love classic Garfield.

One of my faves:

(http://www.flubu.com/comics/ga921007.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 03:46:52 PM
I love classic Garfield.

One of my faves:

(http://www.flubu.com/comics/ga921007.gif)
I like animal too, but Jim Davis and Jim Henson are different people.  They both spell and pronounce their names differently.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 16, 2012, 03:47:54 PM
I love classic Garfield.

One of my faves:

(http://www.flubu.com/comics/ga921007.gif)

I fucking LOVE Garfield Without Garfield or Jon But With Animal!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 03:49:06 PM
I love classic Garfield.

One of my faves:

(http://www.flubu.com/comics/ga921007.gif)
I like animal too, but Jim Davis and Jim Henson are different people.  They both spell and pronounce their names differently.
But do you ever see them in the same room together nowadays? Hmmm...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 03:49:58 PM

I fucking LOVE Garfield Without Garfield or Jon But With Animal!
Now I feel stupid for googleing Jon But With Animal.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 03:54:47 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/fSymsOGXOq4uibxqfR8XddADo1_500.png)
#7 Garfield Minus Garfield
      
141 Points, 11 lists, #4 Wurwolf 
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2375370276_cf3aa3e3ea_o.png)
Garfield Minus Garfield is a webcomic created by Dan Walsh, a technology manager from Dublin, Ireland, which received considerable attention during 2008. Each strip consists of a reprint of a past episode from the comic strip Garfield, from which all the characters except Jon Arbuckle have been removed through photo manipulation. Though Walsh admits that he was not the first to come up with this idea, he was the first to "champion and popularize" it.

The resulting strips thus consist mostly of Garfield's owner, Jon Arbuckle, interacting with himself, rather than with his pet cat. The strip's website characterizes this result as "a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb."   
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/fSymsOGXO8mmy3l9ozQlZ8BE_500.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:
That would be an interesting idea…
http://www.youtube.com/v/YDYF4xPwz8E
…in better hands.  Nice try, guy that failed
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/fSymsOGXOfy1m3kzCwsZj8Q7o1_500.gif)
Trivia:      
Garfield artist Jim Davis has commented on the webcomic, stating that he is an occasional reader and finds it "fascinating" and an "inspired thing to do".
(http://us8.memecdn.com/Garfield-Minus-Garfield_o_19069.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 16, 2012, 04:25:02 PM
Animated Adaptation:
That would be an interesting idea…
http://www.youtube.com/v/YDYF4xPwz8E
…in better hands.  Nice try, guy that failed
Did they use Paint as their video editor?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 04:27:54 PM
Animated Adaptation:
That would be an interesting idea…
http://www.youtube.com/v/YDYF4xPwz8E
…in better hands.  Nice try, guy that failed
Did they use Paint as their video editor?

God, I hope it didn't take a they to fail that bad.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 16, 2012, 04:36:09 PM
Eh? "They" is both singular and plural.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 04:37:46 PM
Eh? "They" is both singular and plural.

I do know this, but I misunderstood the intent.

This has been polite grammar confusion theatre.  Good night.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 16, 2012, 04:44:38 PM
Eh? "They" is both singular and plural.

I do know this, but I misunderstood the intent.

This has been polite grammar confusion theatre.  Good night.

Next up: STEEL CAGE SPELLING BEE DEATH MATCH!!! You're watchin' ESPN the Ocho!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 16, 2012, 04:47:41 PM
You're watchin' ESPN the Ocho!
It's that popular?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 05:13:54 PM
You're watchin' ESPN the Ocho!
It's that popular?

Have you seen the Ocho?

http://www.youtube.com/v/kHltCzuwlOs
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 05:16:58 PM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2009/04/49208.strip.sunday.jpg)
#6 Dilbert
      
196 Points, 14 lists, #4 Darth Geek, Smith Doctor John Smith
(http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/40000/1000/200/41215/41215.strip.gif)
Dilbert is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. First published on April 16, 1989, Dilbert is known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar,  micromanaged office  featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character. The strip has spawned several books, an animated television series, a video game, and hundreds of Dilbert-themed merchandise items. Adams has also received the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and Newspaper Comic Strip Award in 1997 for his work on the strip.  Dilbert appears in 2000 newspapers worldwide in 65 countries and 25 languages.

The comic strip originally revolved around Dilbert and his "pet" dog Dogbert in their home. Many plots revolved around Dilbert's engineer nature or his bizarre inventions. Also prominent were plots based on Dogbert's megalomaniacal ambitions. Later, the location of most of the action moved to Dilbert's workplace, and the strip started to satirize technology, workplace, and company issues. The comic strip's popular success is attributable to its workplace setting and themes, which are familiar to a large and appreciative audience; Adams said that switching the setting from Dilbert's home to his office was "when the strip really started to take off."

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/a-plus/Dilbert/Dilbert_800.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/QDCg5_-QFgg

Ringtales has also been developing short cartoons. (http://www.voidspace.org.uk/gallery/dilbert/dilbert_certify.gif)

Trivia:      
In October 2007, the Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa, notified its staff that the casino was closing and they were going to be laid off. An employee of seven years, David Steward then posted on an office bulletin board the October 26, 2007, Dilbert strip that compared management decisions to those of "drunken lemurs". The casino called this "very offensive"; they identified him from a surveillance tape, fired him, and tried to prevent him from receiving unemployment insurance benefits. However, in December 2007 an administrative law judge ruled that he would receive benefits, as his action was not intentional misbehavior. Scott Adams said it might be the first confirmed case of an employee being fired for posting a Dilbert cartoon. On February 20, 2008, the first of a series of Dilbert strips showed Wally being caught posting a comic strip which "compares managers to drunken lemurs". Adams later said that fans should stick to posting Garfield strips, as no one gets fired for that.
(http://joshreads.com/images/0605/i060523dilbert.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 16, 2012, 05:19:39 PM
(http://warped.bluecherry.net/~rain/comics/2004.05.02/Dilbert-2004.05.02.jpg])
#6 Dilbert
      
196 Points, 14 lists, #4 Darth Geek, Smith Doctor John Smith
(http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/40000/1000/200/41215/41215.strip.gif)
Dilbert is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. First published on April 16, 1989, Dilbert is known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar,  micromanaged office  featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character. The strip has spawned several books, an animated television series, a video game, and hundreds of Dilbert-themed merchandise items. Adams has also received the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and Newspaper Comic Strip Award in 1997 for his work on the strip.  Dilbert appears in 2000 newspapers worldwide in 65 countries and 25 languages.

The comic strip originally revolved around Dilbert and his "pet" dog Dogbert in their home. Many plots revolved around Dilbert's engineer nature or his bizarre inventions. Also prominent were plots based on Dogbert's megalomaniacal ambitions. Later, the location of most of the action moved to Dilbert's workplace, and the strip started to satirize technology, workplace, and company issues. The comic strip's popular success is attributable to its workplace setting and themes, which are familiar to a large and appreciative audience; Adams said that switching the setting from Dilbert's home to his office was "when the strip really started to take off."

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/a-plus/Dilbert/Dilbert_800.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:
http://www.youtube.com/v/QDCg5_-QFgg

Ringtales has also been developing short cartoons. (http://www.voidspace.org.uk/gallery/dilbert/dilbert_certify.gif)

Trivia:      
In October 2007, the Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa, notified its staff that the casino was closing and they were going to be laid off. An employee of seven years, David Steward then posted on an office bulletin board the October 26, 2007, Dilbert strip that compared management decisions to those of "drunken lemurs". The casino called this "very offensive"; they identified him from a surveillance tape, fired him, and tried to prevent him from receiving unemployment insurance benefits. However, in December 2007 an administrative law judge ruled that he would receive benefits, as his action was not intentional misbehavior. Scott Adams said it might be the first confirmed case of an employee being fired for posting a Dilbert cartoon. On February 20, 2008, the first of a series of Dilbert strips showed Wally being caught posting a comic strip which "compares managers to drunken lemurs". Adams later said that fans should stick to posting Garfield strips, as no one gets fired for that.
(http://joshreads.com/images/0605/i060523dilbert.png)


What always make me laugh is how so much of the stupid office stuff in Dilbert also happens in low level retail jobs like Wal-Mart.  IS every company on earth run by the same idiots?!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 16, 2012, 05:29:47 PM
I had no idea there was a Dilbert cartoon,I just added it to my Netflix Q.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 16, 2012, 05:38:47 PM
You're watchin' ESPN the Ocho!
It's that popular?

Have you seen the Ocho?

http://www.youtube.com/v/kHltCzuwlOs
Yes, I knew the reference....
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 06:00:55 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff101/browniebuck38/danfogelbergstrip-1.jpg)
#5 Bloom County
      
218 Points, 11 lists, #1 Compound, Relaxing Dragon 
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EVl6EgyPAVc/Ti11ibqAajI/AAAAAAAADfo/LR16w_0sXc8/s1600/BloomCounty.gif)

Bloom County is an American comic strip by Berkeley Breathed which ran from December 8, 1980, until August 6, 1989. It examined events in politics and culture through the viewpoint of a fanciful small town in Middle America, where children often have adult personalities and vocabularies and where animals can talk. It originated from a comic strip known as The Academia Waltz, which Breathed produced for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, while attending the University of Texas.
 
Breathed set Bloom County in a small town, despite the fact that, during the time, small towns in the United States became increasingly marginalized due to cultural, economic, and political forces. Breathed said he made the choice because he had followed a girlfriend to Iowa City, Iowa; Breathed commented "You draw--literally--from your life if you’re going to write anything with some juice to it. I did just that."

(http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/uploads/BradBrickley/2009-02-06_203321_BloomCounty-EatLessExerciseMore-1.jpg)
 Animated Adaptation:
Technically I think it’s based on Opus, but same difference:
http://www.youtube.com/v/a5QI4ESioUM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fr44lIzC03k/TPaZSmF_rNI/AAAAAAAACRY/VPj1DKVBUqY/s1600/Bloom+County.jpg)
Trivia:      
The setting of Bloom County resembled Iowa City, Iowa, in several ways; Breathed lived there during the early years of the strip. The Bloom Boarding House, for example, which appeared as a high contrast photo within the strip, is the Linsay House located at 935 East College Street in Iowa City; while not a boarding house, the Linsay House continues as a housing co-op. Another Iowa City landmark, The Prairie Lights Bookstore, was referred to in the strip as the Prairie Lights Newsstand, original Bloom County artwork from Breathed hangs in the bookstore. An original Bloom County strip hangs in the Iowa City Public Library. Breathed used the call letters KRNA to refer to Bloom County's rock radio station featuring "Rockin' Charmin' Harmon". The call letters belong to an actual Iowa City rock station which featured a disc jockey named "Charmin'" Jeff Harmon in the 1980s.  Several Iowa City local news items also directly inspired Bloom County storylines. For example, Ronald Reagan's sexist gaffe, referring to women as "little dumplin's", was lifted from University of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry's comment, infuriating feminists at the university.

The strip's fictional newspaper, "The Bloom Picayune," is named after the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
(http://www.tubecityonline.com/almanac/images/11071984bloomcounty.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: CJones on May 16, 2012, 06:59:20 PM
#5 Bloom County
      

YES! I had this at number 2. One of my all time favorite strips ever. I think my favorite bit was when it was discovered that Bill the Cat's sweat was a hair rejuvinator.

Be sure to check out Outland and Opus, both Sunday only strips, that were effectively sequels to Bloom County.

That's two of my top three accounted for. I have high hopes for my number one.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 16, 2012, 07:05:55 PM
Loved Bloom County, but was less fond of Outland and Opus. They just didn't have the same punch as the original, or at least I didn't feel like they did. The "Billy & the Boingers" storyline was one of my all-time favorite things in comics. I had the "Deathtöngue" band roster comic on my notebook at school for the longest time.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 07:15:58 PM
 
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7z0h2kzKE1qz7k5jo1_500.gif)
#4 FoxTrot
      
226 Points, 15 Lists, #1 Darth Geek
(http://farmvillefeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/foxtrot.png)
FoxTrot is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Bill Amend. As of December 2006, FoxTrot was carried by more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide. From its inception in 1988 it was published daily until December 31, 2006, when Amend switched to a Sunday-only format.

The strip revolves around the daily lives of the Fox family, composed of parents Andrea (Andy, 42) and Roger Fox (45), and their children, Peter (16), Paige (14), and Jason (10). It covers a wide range of subject matter, including spoofs of pop culture fads, nerd culture, and popular consumer products.

(http://www.foxtrot.com/comics/2011-04-17-3b3c9b06.gif)
 Animated Adaptation:   
No, there is not.
(http://www.propokerguide.com/entertainment/gif/fox_poker-deck.gif)
Trivia:      
During the late 1990s, the character of Jason Fox was licensed to Wolfram Research as a product spokesman for its Mathematica software package

I (and probably Jason) am really hoping this guy works at Wolfram research.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-__IOmXhW7ao/TcdmgVvNBKI/AAAAAAAAAP8/DjHjUD7JFyM/s1600/Angel_cap1.jpg)
(http://www.cartoonbrew.com/archives/foxtrot2.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 16, 2012, 07:16:03 PM
I had no idea there was a Dilbert cartoon,I just added it to my Netflix Q.

You're in for a treat. The Dilbert cartoon was largely ignored because it came out in '99, around the same time we were being deluged with adult animation.

Also the opening credits were awesome.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 07:24:19 PM
I had no idea there was a Dilbert cartoon,I just added it to my Netflix Q.

You're in for a treat. The Dilbert cartoon was largely ignored because it came out in '99, around the same time we were being deluged with adult animation.

Also the opening credits were awesome.

I don't think it was that great (it wasn't bad, it just wasn't that good either) but there are some clever premises to a lot of the episodes.  But yeah, those opening credits are pitch perfect and set a scene of apocalyptic damnation.  And I think the voice casting was good (which I always think is really tricky for comic characters).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 16, 2012, 07:26:54 PM
Yay Foxtrot!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 16, 2012, 07:28:01 PM
I predict Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 16, 2012, 07:28:45 PM
I predict Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side.

Well duh.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 16, 2012, 07:30:33 PM
I predict Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side.

Well duh.

If it was so obvious, why weren't YOU the first to predict it? Huh? HUH?

Quirk out.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 16, 2012, 07:30:49 PM
I had no idea there was a Dilbert cartoon,I just added it to my Netflix Q.

You're in for a treat. The Dilbert cartoon was largely ignored because it came out in '99, around the same time we were being deluged with adult animation.

Also the opening credits were awesome.

Yeah, I love that cartoon. It's quite funny at times, and also a rather smart satire when it wants to be.

Lot of goodness in this part of the list. While I didn't vote for Dilbert, I do always get a kick out of reading it (ditto Garfield Minus Garfield, which is as funny as it is existentially disturbing). Hear here on Get Fuzzy, Foxtrot, and Bloom County. Bloom Count in particular is a funny entry for me, seeing as the entire thing ran before I was born, and yet I was a fan since I was a kid. My parents had the books lying around the shelves for years, and one day I finally got curious about the book with the weird looking bird on the cover. I didn't quite understand all the jokes at the time, but I still liked it, and over the years as I've learned more and more about US history, it's proceeded to get funnier and funnier to me (when I met Breathed at Comic Con two years ago and related to him this story, he sighed and said he just felt that much older now (nice guy, gave a great panel presentation). Go figure).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 16, 2012, 07:31:45 PM
I predict Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side.

Well duh.

If it was so obvious, why weren't YOU the first to predict it? Huh? HUH?

Quirk out.

I was too busy typing up a page long monologue bemoaning the utter lack of Luann on this list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 07:37:27 PM
I hate to break it to you... I've never heard of Luann before I started this list.  And all I know now is that she appeared in an 80's breakfast cereal with Hi and Lois and... Tiger?  What the hell is that?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 07:39:03 PM
(http://dailycartoonist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/peanuts-auction.gif)
 #3 Peanuts
      
221 Points, 13 Lists, #2 Smith Doctor John Smith
(http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/20f43c505f73012ee3c100163e41dd5b)
Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. The strip is the most popular and influential in the history of the comic strip, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being", according to Professor Robert Thompson of Syracuse University. At its peak, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages. It helped to cement the four-panel gag strip as the standard in the United States, and together with its merchandise earned Schulz more than $1 billion. Reprints of the strip are still syndicated and run in almost every U.S. newspaper.

Peanuts has been described as "the most shining example of the American success story in the comic strip field"; this is ironic, given its theme is "the great American unsuccess story." The main character, Charlie Brown, is meek, nervous and lacks self-confidence. He's unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game or kick a football.

(http://www.mswritersandmusicians.com/writers/buchanan/peanuts.jpg)
Animated Adaptation:   
Many, many, many.  Also, who wants Dolly Madison and Met Life Insurance before we go to Knott’s Berry Farm?:
http://www.youtube.com/v/h38srxvt6qE
(http://www.readaboutcomics.com/images/2009/031809_completepeanuts02.jpg)
 Trivia:      
Snoopy’s birthday is October 32nd.  Only in the untime when the old gods awaken and Yog Soggoth is slouches toward Bethlehem shall Snoopy finally defeat the Red Baron.
(http://www.welovefine.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/first-peanuts.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 07:41:53 PM
I predict Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side.

Well duh.

If it was so obvious, why weren't YOU the first to predict it? Huh? HUH?

Quirk out.
I predict he is going to start using "Quirk out." allllllll the time now.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 16, 2012, 07:42:17 PM
Well I am guessing since I am on Dial up the rest of the list will be posted by the time this posts so here is what I voted for.

1)Hsu&Chan
2)The Peanuts
3)Foxtrot
4)Dilbert
5)The Amazing Spider-Man
6)Garfield
7)The Wizard of Id
8)The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee
9)Calvin and Hobbes
10)Hägar the Horrible
11)Mutts
12)Non Sequitur
13)Get Fuzzy
14)Zits
15)Ctrl+Alt+Del

Yeah I could only come up with 15.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: CJones on May 16, 2012, 07:42:46 PM
I predict Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side.

Well duh.

If it was so obvious, why weren't YOU the first to predict it? Huh? HUH?

Quirk out.

I was too busy typing up a page long monologue bemoaning the utter lack of Luann on this list.

Just for the record, I voted for Luann. I like Luann, and am disappointed it didn't make it.

However, if there is a God in heaven, please tell me Peanuts is not number 1...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 07:44:30 PM
Uh... you can clearly see it's number 3.  Right there.  On the list...

It is not.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 07:44:55 PM
Yaaaay for Foxtrot making it so high on the list. My favorite currently running strip (even though it's just Sundays).


Also, I am glad Peanuts is on here, and not number 1.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 16, 2012, 07:47:54 PM
I had no idea there was a Dilbert cartoon,I just added it to my Netflix Q.

You're in for a treat. The Dilbert cartoon was largely ignored because it came out in '99, around the same time we were being deluged with adult animation.

Also the opening credits were awesome.

I can't wait.  It should be here by Friday.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 07:49:04 PM
And just then, in a surprise upset, Peanuts took all three top spots.

BTW, the last Peanuts comic shown in the entry is my all time favourite.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 16, 2012, 07:49:49 PM
Yaaaay for Foxtrot making it so high on the list. My favorite currently running strip (even though it's just Sundays).


Also, I am glad Peanuts is on here, and not number 1.

While I think it's too bad that it runs only on Sundays now (primarily because my paper doesn't get it, and partly because that means too little Foxtrot on a weekly basis), I do applaud Amend for continuing to deliver how he does. And for also still staying nice and culturally relevant:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vCo76ESOyX0/T3dp_dNwB9I/AAAAAAAAEOY/sng_WfTSBKQ/s1600/Comic.png)

I had no idea there was a Dilbert cartoon,I just added it to my Netflix Q.

You're in for a treat. The Dilbert cartoon was largely ignored because it came out in '99, around the same time we were being deluged with adult animation.

Also the opening credits were awesome.

I can't wait.  It should be here by Friday.

I thought they were still on Netflix Instant...
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 16, 2012, 07:51:02 PM
Well I am guessing since I am on Dial up the rest of the list will be posted by the time this posts so here is what I voted for.

1)Hsu&Chan
2)The Peanuts
3)Foxtrot
4)Dilbert
5)The Amazing Spider-Man
6)Garfield
7)The Wizard of Id
8)The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee
9)Calvin and Hobbes
10)Hägar the Horrible
11)Mutts
12)Non Sequitur
13)Get Fuzzy
14)Zits
15)Ctrl+Alt+Del

Yeah I could only come up with 15.

Yeah, that dial-up is a real pain, especially with huge text posts like that.

(http://thefutureofthings.com/upload/items_icons/Computer-Controlled-Pigeon_large.jpg)

Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 07:51:43 PM
BTW, saw Bill Amend at PAX East last year.  That was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 07:52:26 PM
I agree, the voice cast for that is really good. Overall, it's a very good show that should have lasted a lot longer.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 16, 2012, 07:53:01 PM
Well I am guessing since I am on Dial up the rest of the list will be posted by the time this posts so here is what I voted for.

1)Hsu&Chan
2)The Peanuts
3)Foxtrot
4)Dilbert
5)The Amazing Spider-Man
6)Garfield
7)The Wizard of Id
8)The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee
9)Calvin and Hobbes
10)Hägar the Horrible
11)Mutts
12)Non Sequitur
13)Get Fuzzy
14)Zits
15)Ctrl+Alt+Del

Yeah I could only come up with 15.

Yeah, that dial-up is a real pain, especially with huge text posts like that.

(http://thefutureofthings.com/upload/items_icons/Computer-Controlled-Pigeon_large.jpg)



You know I think that would be faster then the internet connection I am stuck on right now.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 07:53:30 PM
I really wanted to see Amend at last year's New York Comic Con, but turns out he wasn't there the one day I was.  :'(
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 07:55:07 PM
(http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20516&stc=1&d=1203463732)
 #2 The Far Side
      
400 Points, 20 Lists, #1 Cjones, ColeStratton, George Harrison, Mrs. Dick Courier
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lQUb23L7Pxc/TAEf2sbc2JI/AAAAAAAAAqc/cdcg9UWyAh8/s1600/farsidehellaccordian.jpg)
The Far Side is a popular single-panel comic created by Gary Larson and syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, which ran from January 1, 1980, to January 1, 1995. Its surrealistic humor is often based on uncomfortable social situations, improbable events, an anthropomorphic view of the world, logical fallacies, impending bizarre disasters, or the search for meaning in life. Larson's frequent use of animals and nature in the comic is popularly attributed to his background in biology. Reruns are still printed in many newspapers.

Most The Far Side cartoons are a single rectangular panel, occasionally split into small sections of four, six, or eight for the purposes of a storyline. A caption or dialogue usually appears under the panel as typed text, although word-balloons are sometimes used for conversations. Sunday comics were double-sized, done in watercolor or colored pencils, with captions handwritten in Larson's own cursive.

Most of Larson's comics relied on some combination of a visual and verbal gag, rather than just one or the other. Some recurring themes in the comic include people being stranded on desert islands, aliens, heaven, hell and the life of cavemen. Many cartoons focused on animals, especially cows, bears, dogs, flies and ducks. Notably, virtually all human characters portrayed in the comic were overweight or obese, and usually wearing glasses.
(http://qph.cf.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-f93ab85faa86088e357f8c3bf54b9d14)
Animated Adaptation:   
No… wait.. yes?  Really?
Unfortunately, video has been removed by user.  But it exists.  Seriously, can someone find this, because when I learned this existed a few months ago, I was shocked!
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lc42zeBr5q1qex1qwo1_400.jpg)

Trivia:      
Larson is a jazz guitarist. In exchange for guitar lessons from Herb Ellis, he provided the cover illustration for the album Doggin' Around (Concord, 1988) by Ellis and bassist Red Mitchell.
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/lallend/PostPics/Dobie-O-Matic.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 16, 2012, 07:59:39 PM
Ah, the staple of every lab door of every university science department in the country.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 08:00:59 PM
I don't like doing psyche out #1s, but which would you have enjoyed as a psyche out more?

Bazooka Joe?
Those crash procedure comics from airplanes?
Mallard Fillmore?

So many possibilities.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 16, 2012, 08:02:19 PM
I don't like doing psyche out #1s, but which would you have enjoyed as a psyche out more?

Bazooka Joe?
Those crash procedure comics from airplanes?
Mallard Fillmore?

So many possibilities.

Luann

Animated Adaptation:   
No… wait.. yes?  Really?
Unfortunately, video has been removed by user.  But it exists.  Seriously, can someone find this, because when I learned this existed a few months ago, I was shocked!

It is out there if you know where to look.  Tales From The Far Side I and II.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 16, 2012, 08:03:46 PM
I don't like doing psyche out #1s, but which would you have enjoyed as a psyche out more?

Bazooka Joe?
Those crash procedure comics from airplanes?
Mallard Fillmore?

So many possibilities.

Mallard Fillmore would've work. That strip is such a scary failure that it never ceases to weird me out by its continued, forced existence.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: The Lurker on May 16, 2012, 08:05:28 PM
I don't like doing psyche out #1s, but which would you have enjoyed as a psyche out more?

Bazooka Joe?
Those crash procedure comics from airplanes?
Mallard Fillmore?

So many possibilities.

Mallard Fillmore would've work. That strip is such a scary failure that it never ceases to weird me out by its continued, forced existence.
I don't think I've ever heard of that one.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 08:06:42 PM
(http://webspace.webring.com/people/ah/hofflerb/all_games_turn_into_calvinball.jpg)
 #1 Calvin and Hobbes
      
457 Points, 21 lists, #1 Amazing Thor, Goflyblind, Gojikranz, Invader Quirk, Johnny Unusual, Monty, Pegos220379, Therul  (http://lovelyhorribles.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/chicken.gif)

Calvin and Hobbes is a syndicated daily comic strip that was written and illustrated by American cartoonist Bill Watterson, and syndicated from November 18, 1985, to December 31, 1995. It follows the humorous antics of Calvin, a precocious and adventurous six-year-old boy, and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger. The pair are named after John Calvin, a 16th-century French Reformation theologian, and Thomas Hobbes, a 17th-century English political philosopher. At the height of its popularity, Calvin and Hobbes was featured in over 2,400 newspapers worldwide; as of January 2010, reruns of the strip still appear in more than 50 countries. Nearly 45 million copies of the 18 Calvin and Hobbes books have been sold.

Calvin and Hobbes is set in the contemporary United States in an unspecified suburban area. The strip depicts Calvin's flights of fantasy and his friendship with Hobbes, and also examines Calvin's relationships with family and classmates. Hobbes' dual nature is a defining motif for the strip: to Calvin, Hobbes is a live anthropomorphic tiger; all the other characters see him as an inanimate stuffed toy. Though the series does not mention specific political figures or current events, it does explore broad issues like environmentalism, public education, and the flaws of opinion polls.
(http://wordminer.us/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/comic-2.jpg)
Animated Adaptation:   
Watterson did consider allowing Calvin and Hobbes to be animated, and has expressed admiration for the art form of animation. In a 1989 interview in The Comics Journal he said:

“If you look at the old cartoons by Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, you'll see that there are a lot of things single drawings just can't do. Animators can get away with incredible distortion and exaggeration ... because the animator can control the length of time you see something. The bizarre exaggeration barely has time to register, and the viewer doesn't ponder the incredible license he's witnessed. In a comic strip, you just show the highlights of action—you can't show the buildup and release ... or at least not without slowing down the pace of everything to the point where it's like looking at individual frames of a movie, in which case you've probably lost the effect you were trying to achieve. In a comic strip, you can suggest motion and time, but it's very crude compared to what an animator can do. I have a real awe for good animation.”

After this he was asked if it was "a bit scary to think of hearing Calvin's voice." He responded that it was "very scary," and that although he loved the visual possibilities of animation, the thought of casting voice actors to play his characters was uncomfortable. He was also unsure whether he wanted to work with an animation team, as he had done all previous work by himself.

Ultimately, Calvin and Hobbes was never made into an animated series. Watterson later stated in the Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book that he liked the fact that his strip was a "low-tech, one-man operation," and took great pride in the fact that he drew every line and wrote every word on his own
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bEqE1tkZi8M/TvpBcU0lQYI/AAAAAAAAAgM/vv0tCdXNZrI/s1600/_Calvin_and_Hobbes3_.gif)
 Trivia:      
An officially licensed children's textbook entitled Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes was published in a single print-run in 1993. The book, which has been "highly recommend[ed]" as a teaching resource, includes five complete Calvin and Hobbes multi-strip story arcs together with lessons and questions to follow, such as:
Quote
What do you think the principal meant when he said they had "quite a file" on Calvin? 
The book is rare and sought by collectors.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7126112883_001e51b08c_m.jpg)
(sorry about the size of this one, I couldn't find a copy of this that wasn't grotesquely large.)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 08:08:09 PM
Soooo many to choose from but two of my favorites:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VMq0yY9NCOo/SLTLSA1dFpI/AAAAAAAAAt8/jzBFj_Yc2F4/s400/far_side_example.png)
I feel like this sometimes.


Dang, I can't seem to find the one with the chin-up bar and the guy knocked out. Love that one!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 08:09:18 PM
Interesting fact: Only one person didn't vote for Calvin and Hobbes (not trying to single him out so much as say, HOLY CRAP, THAT WON BY A LOT!)

EDIT: Also, in looking for strips for the entries, I realized I could have just read those strips all day.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 08:11:00 PM
Well deserved #1. I am particularly fond of Calvin's various snowmen.

http://www.youtube.com/v/SO-FwWeIY4I?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 16, 2012, 08:12:25 PM
Interesting fact: Only one person didn't vote for Calvin and Hobbes (not trying to single him out so much as say, HOLY CRAP, THAT WON BY A LOT!)
Oh yeah, the strip bores the pants off me, I'm off to bed will post my list on the morrow. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 16, 2012, 08:13:11 PM
And then Calvin grew up and was the Narrator from Fight Club. (http://metaphilm.com/philm.php?id=29_0_2_0/)

Great list, expected winner included. I do wish a few different options had come in place of the legacy strips, but seeing as I forgot to vote for a few of them (oh Hsu and Chan... please forgive me), I can blame myself here just as much as everyone else for once.

My list, including links to the ones that didn't make it, because each and every one is one worth your time to check out:

1. Bloom County (newspaper)
2. Eros Inc. (web) (http://www.commonnamefilms.com/erosinc/)
3. Calvin and Hobbes (newspaper)
4. Spacetrawler (web) (http://spacetrawler.com/)
5. Fox Trot (newspaper)
6. The Far Side (newspaper)

7. Dreamkeepers (web) (http://www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/home.html)
8. Get Fuzzy (newspaper)
9. XKCD (web)

10. Lackadaisy (web) (http://www.lackadaisy.foxprints.com/)
11. Over the Hedge (newspaper)
12. Manly Guys Doing Manly Things (web)

13. Subnormality (web) (http://www.viruscomix.com/subnormality.html)
14. Hark! A Vagrant (web)
15. Prescription Pudding (web) (http://bimshwel.com/ope/opeindex.html)
16. Alien Loves Predator (web) (http://alienlovespredator.com/)
17. Pearls Before Swing (newspaper)
18. Wondermark (web) (http://wondermark.com/)
19. Darths and Droids (web) (http://www.darthsanddroids.net/)
20. Penny Arcade (web)
21. Uh Oh, It’s a Dinosaur (web) (http://fulltimeink.com/dino)
22. Scandinavia and the World (web) (http://satwcomic.com/)
23. Brawl in the Family (web) (http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/)
24. Sequential Art (web) (http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php)
25. Sherman’s Lagoon (newspaper) (http://www.slagoon.com/)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 16, 2012, 08:15:48 PM
Here is my list, such as it is.


1. Calvin and Hobbes
2. The Far Side
3. Foxtrot
4. Bloom County
5. Garfield Minus Garfield
6. Life In Hell
7. Peanuts
8. Dilbert
9. Beetle Bailey
10. Pearls Before Swine
11. Blondie
12. Family Circus
13. Garfield
14. Luann
15. Mother Goose and Grimm
16. Nancy
17. Mary Worth
18. Over The Hedge
19. Tank McNamara
20. Ziggy
21. Apartment 3G
22. Zits
23. Andy Capp
24. Dick Tracy
25. Cathy
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 16, 2012, 08:16:02 PM
Interesting fact: Only one person didn't vote for Calvin and Hobbes (not trying to single him out so much as say, HOLY CRAP, THAT WON BY A LOT!)

Wow. That has to be a record. Has any entry ever had that many points or eight #1 picks?!?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2012, 08:17:49 PM
1. Foxtrot
2. The Far Side
3. Calvin & Hobbes
4. Dilbert
5. Garfield (at least, classic Garfield. It sucks now)
6. Baby Blues
7. Lil'formers
8. Cathy
9. Garfield without Garfield

All of my (very short) list made it, except Lil'formers and Cathy. Given this group, I am surprised Lil'formers didn't make it at all.

(http://www.voltronuniverse.com/Lion/Lilformers.jpg)


And yes, I really do like Cathy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 16, 2012, 08:19:44 PM
Trivia:      
An officially licensed children's textbook entitled Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes was published in a single print-run in 1993. The book, which has been "highly recommend[ed]" as a teaching resource, includes five complete Calvin and Hobbes multi-strip story arcs together with lessons and questions to follow, such as:
Quote
What do you think the principal meant when he said they had "quite a file" on Calvin? 
The book is rare and sought by collectors.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEACHING-WITH-CALVIN-AND-HOBBES-Bill-Watterson-Comics-Rare-School-Text-Book-1-Ed-/370611491140?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item564a2a9144 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEACHING-WITH-CALVIN-AND-HOBBES-Bill-Watterson-Comics-Rare-School-Text-Book-1-Ed-/370611491140?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item564a2a9144)

Here is a copy of that book on Ebay with a $34,000 asking price.  Yowza!

Edit: That guy must be off his rocker.  You can get a new copy on Amazon for about $1200.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 16, 2012, 08:52:45 PM
Geez, why the sudden hate-on for Peanuts right at the end there? Why is it so undeserving of a #1 spot? I'm going to admit bias, since it's my all-time favorite comic strip, but man.

Good list for the most part all around, with some surprise showings for webcomics (I honestly didn't really expect to see any on here, except maybe Penny Arcade or XKCD) and manga (Azumanga Daioh?! Wow!). Kinda forgot about Far Side, actually. I always liked that comic, but when I think of quirky weird comics, I tend to head for Charles Addams over Gary Larson.

Had I participated, I'd probably have listed:

Peanuts
Calvin & Hobbes
Bloom County
Charles Addams' Addams Family
Little Nemo in Slumberland
Starslip (http://starslip.com)
Bad Machinery (http://scarygoround.com)
Gunnerkrigg Court (http://gunnerkrigg.com)
Max Overacts (http://occasionalcomics.com/)
Basic Instructions (http://basicinstructions.net)
Johnny Wander (http://johnnywander.com)
Lackadaisy (http://lackadaisycats.com)

Seems like the newspaper comics don't inspire as much love in me these days... but admittedly, I am steeped in comics nerdery, so my likes and dislikes are so varied it's not even funny. I could probably dump a ton of stuff on here. I have a hard time ranking things, too, as for me it's really 1) Peanuts 2) Everything Else I Like For Myriad Reasons.

OH ALSO I MAKE A COMIC
Catbeard the Pirate (http://catbeardthepirate.com)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 16, 2012, 08:54:34 PM
(sorry about the size of this one, I couldn't find a copy of this that wasn't grotesquely large.)

If you put a width attribute in the img tag, you can change the size:

Code: [Select]
[img width=X]url[/img]
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 16, 2012, 09:03:09 PM
1 Calvin and Hobbes
2 Cyanide and Happiness
3 Moe
4 Azumanga Daioh!   
5 Dinosaur Comics
6 Frazz
7 Perry Bible Fellowship
8 The Far Side
9 Garfield Minus Garfield 

10 The Non-Adventures of Wonderella   
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
11 Buttersafe   
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
12 Asaekkiga
13 Daisy Owl (Not hilarious, but I really like it. It's about an owl raising two human children.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
14 XKCD   
15 The Doghouse Chronicles   
16 Tundra
17 Dilbert   
18 Neko Ramen   
19 Zits   
20 Foxtrot   

21 Pooch Cafe


I wish I'd included Pearls Before Swine and a few others. I really like Tundra. It's not quite Far Side, but it's a good replacement now that Far Side is done.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 09:03:59 PM
Geez, why the sudden hate-on for Peanuts right at the end there? Why is it so undeserving of a #1 spot? I'm going to admit bias, since it's my all-time favorite comic strip, but man.

I like peanuts, but I find a lot of the later ones dull, and I can understand why a series with such a sad sack main character might attract some haters.  A lot of the early stuff is great, and it's overall a great series.

Shame you didn't catch this in time.  Would have been great to have you (and Grug, who also does a comic).  I think I did post about it in the comics thread, but it must have gotten missed.  Really, I didn't head hunt so hard this time around since I got a lot of participants and as I have endlessly restated, busy lately.

I'm off to bed will post my list on the morrow. :)
(http://images.wikia.com/adventuretimewithfinnandjake/images/b/bb/Morrow.png)

Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 16, 2012, 09:07:06 PM
10. Lackadaisy (web) (http://www.lackadaisy.foxprints.com/)

I like Lackadaisy. I only didn't include it because it felt like less of a "strip" and more of a graphic novel. Sherman's Lagoon is also often good.



1. Cynide and Happiness
2. Perry Bible Fellowship
3. Asaekkiga
4. Calvin & Hobbes
5. The Far Side
6. Azumanga Daioh!
7. Moe
8. Dinosaur Comics
9. XKCD
10. Frazz
11. Manly Guys Doing Manly Things
12. Garfield Minus Garfield
13. Dream of the Rarebit Fiend

14. Romantically Apocalyptic
15. Axe Cop
16. Pictures for Sad Children
17. Nemo in Slumberland
18. Hark! A Vagrant!

19. Nedroid
20. Eat That Toast!
21. Krazy Kat
22. Tundra
23. Neko Ramen
24. Buttersafe
25. Foxtrot


And how the hell did I leave Wonderella off? That would have been in the upper middle somewhere....
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 09:08:14 PM
My list:

1. Calvin and Hobbes
2. The Perry Bible Fellowship
3. A Mad Look at… (Sergio Aragones)
4. Penny Arcade
5. The Far Side
6. Spy Vs Spy
7. Fox Trot

8. Metamorpho (Wednesday Comics)
9. Twisted Toyfare Theatre
10. Peanuts
11. The Spirit

12. Onion Editorial Cartoons
13. Little Nemo in Slumberland
14. Dinosaur Comics
15. Dilbert
16. Garfield
17. Garfield Minus Garfield

18. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend
19. Azumanga Diaoh
20. Big Nate
21. Life in Hell
22. Axe Cop

23. Strange Adventures (Wednesday Comics)
24. Bizarro
25. Cat and Girl

And I wish I had remembered this.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5216/5386658552_9261d8980f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 16, 2012, 09:16:55 PM
Very nicely done, Johnny Unusual, and thanks! That was an enjoyable LoC, minor skirmishes aside.

I'll post my list tomorrow, but I wanted to post this strip from Calvin & Hobbes (which I think was #3 on my list). It's the very first one I remember reading and it was the one that hooked me, because I used to do this all the time as a kid and my mom would yell at me for getting the floor all wet. I think I was in my very early twenties (and still living at home) when I read it, and I cut it out and left it on the table for my mom. She got a kick out of it, too.

(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr223/MARNEYtheGHOST/calvin-and-hobbes-tidal-wave.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 16, 2012, 09:21:12 PM
10. Lackadaisy (web) (http://www.lackadaisy.foxprints.com/)

I like Lackadaisy. I only didn't include it because it felt like less of a "strip" and more of a graphic novel. Sherman's Lagoon is also often good.


Yeah, that was another problem I would have had. I've become accustomed to reading full-length stories dribbled out a page at a time via webcomic (Gunnerkrigg is another one I'd place under the label of graphic novel). Comics' distribution methods have changed so much that I never give a second thought anymore whether or not it's considered a strip, page, or full-length novel. It's a comic.

Another one I should have mentioned, now that we're on full-length stuff:
Delilah Dirk (http://delilahdirk.com)

And JU, no big deal - even when I do see the LoCs I'd like to participate in, I have a hard time doing it. I forget, or can't make time, or have a really hard time ranking things (see my Peanuts ranking scale above). I think the sad-sack black humor elements of Peanuts are what make it my favorite, actually. It does not hurt that it was one of my hugest influences in comics reading growing up. Some of my earliest memories are of checking out battered Peanuts collections from the library. Fantagraphics' release of the Complete Peanuts is incredible. I'll admit that it probably went on too long, and that my liking of it is rooted in nostalgia, but on re-reading some of the older stuff, it still makes me laugh.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 16, 2012, 09:24:45 PM
Plus it had some good specials.

Even though I have friends that don't like Peanuts, they are willing to concede that "I got a rock" is a hilarious and quotable line.  It's even funnier under scrutiny: how hated is this kid that even on Halloween, IN DISGUISE, adults hate Charlie Brown so much they put a rock in his trick or treat bag.

EDIT: BTW, I knew Metamorpho had no chance of winning, but I love Neil Gaiman and Mike Allred's Sunday Morning style take on the character (and the hints that this strip comes from a parallel world where Metamorpho is a popular character and has his own cartoon.

(http://images.usatoday.com/life/_photos/2010/05/26/metamorpho_page8x.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 16, 2012, 09:29:02 PM
I think it says less about the kid and more about the adults - they are MONSTERS.

And yeah, the Peanuts Christmas special is my all-time favorite too.

Sucker for Charlie Brown & Snoopy, I guess.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 16, 2012, 09:29:58 PM
I was reading through Wonderella, which sadly didn't make it, and I came across this one which explains the origin of Dinosaur Comics  ;D:

(http://nonadventures.com/comics/2007-03-31-34.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 16, 2012, 09:41:05 PM
Okay, I'm going through Frazz archives and I REALLY wish this comic was in my paper. What a great strip. Clever, with slick art. Proves the classic format can still be done funny.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 16, 2012, 09:49:22 PM
10. Lackadaisy (web) (http://www.lackadaisy.foxprints.com/)

I like Lackadaisy. I only didn't include it because it felt like less of a "strip" and more of a graphic novel. Sherman's Lagoon is also often good.


Yeah, that was another problem I would have had. I've become accustomed to reading full-length stories dribbled out a page at a time via webcomic (Gunnerkrigg is another one I'd place under the label of graphic novel). Comics' distribution methods have changed so much that I never give a second thought anymore whether or not it's considered a strip, page, or full-length novel. It's a comic.

It's an interesting way to look at it (Spacetrawler is the same way, it's essentially one long story delivered a page at a time). I still consider it a webcomic, since I see no reason why the overall scope of the story or its layout should alter what it is considered. That's just getting into semantics.

13 Daisy Owl (Not hilarious, but I really like it. It's about an owl raising two human children.

I sorta wish I remembered this one too. It's a shame the author called it quits and stopped updating (an unfortunately common malady for many a good webcomic). That was a very funny and lovely strip.

(http://www.daisyowl.com/comic_images/117.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 16, 2012, 10:19:32 PM
Had to be.  btw that one with the bunny is my all time favorite Calvin and hobbes glad you picked it i always laugh at that one.

shocked about lack of luann i woulda put a few more points on it if i had known its always been fun to follow.

My dislike for peanuts probably stems with it being stuck in our newspapers for years blocking anything new.  i get it people love it but let it go away.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 16, 2012, 10:33:26 PM
My list:

1. Cow & Boy
(http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/88a008806bbc012f2fdd00163e41dd5b)
2. Pearls Before Swine
3. Retail
(http://content.comicskingdom.net/Retail/Retail.20120505_small.gif)
4. Calvin & Hobbes
5. Axe Cop
6. Garfield
7. Dilbert
8. Peanuts
9. Far Side
10. Fox Trot
11. Penny Arcade

12. 8-Bit Theater
13. Frazz
14. F Minus
(http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/564422a064bb012f2fdb00163e41dd5b)
15. Lola
16. Pickles
17. Get Fuzzy
18. Garfield Minus Garfield
19. Wizard of Id

20. Sherman's Lagoon
21. Spy Vs. Spy
22. Non-Sequitur

23. The Boondocks
24. Maakies
25. Agnes

Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on May 16, 2012, 11:38:42 PM
Here's my list, folks. Like I said, I was a little annoyed with my placement of some picks, particularly Calvin and Hobbes, but ranking them in the level of enjoyment I get, that's where it stands.

1. Dr. McNinja
2. Asaekkiga
3. Cyanide and Happiness
4. Manly Guys Doing Manly Things
5. Calvin and Hobbes
6. Critical Miss
7. The Far Side
8. Frazz
9. Azumanga Daioh
10. Super Effective
11. Dilbert
12. BC
13. Garfield Without Garfield
14. Realfield
15. The Boondocks
16. Looking For Group
17. Foxtrot
18. VGCats
19. K-On!
20. Peanuts
21. Tundra
22. Get Fuzzy
23. Zits
24. Pickles
25. Luann
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on May 17, 2012, 03:19:42 AM
1.   My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable
2.    Get Your War On
3.   The Amazing Spider-Man
4.   Peanuts
5.   Calvin and Hobbes
6.   The Spirit
7.   Ching Chow
8.   Little Lulu
9.   Terry and the Pirates
10.   Opus
11.   Flash Gordon
12.   Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D.
13.   Prince Valiant
14.   Bloom County
15.   Moomin
16.   The Far Side
17.   Hark! A Vagrant
18.   Liberty Meadows
19.   Hagar the Horrible
20.   Steve Canyon
21.   B.C.
22.   Non Sequitur
23.   Dinosaur Comics
24.   World’s Greatest Superheroes
25.   Blondie


No one else likes adventure comics.  That is teh sad. emoticon sniffle emoticon

Ching Chow.  Catch the fever!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on May 17, 2012, 03:56:36 AM
01. Calvin & Hobbes
02. Far Side
03. SMBC (http://www.smbc-comics.com/)
04. Hark! A Vagrant
05. Get Fuzzy
06. xkcd
07. The Perry Bible Fellowship
08. Overcompensating (http://overcompensating.com/)
09. Bloom County
10. PHD (http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php)
11. Copper (http://www.boltcity.com/copper/)
12. a softer world (http://www.asofterworld.com/)
13. Scenes from a Multiverse (http://amultiverse.com/)
14. Dr. McNinja
15. Sherman's Lagoon (http://www.slagoon.com/cgi-bin/sviewer.pl)
16. Herman (http://www.gocomics.com/herman)
17. Dilbert
18. Doonesbury
19. Cat and Girl (http://catandgirl.com/)
20. Cyanide & Happiness
21. Pearls Before Swine
22. My Stupid Life (http://www.mitchclem.com/mystupidlife/)
23. Wondermark (http://wondermark.com/)
24. Spamusement! (http://spamusement.com/)
25. Non Sequitur

no one else here likes SMBC? :o
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 17, 2012, 05:04:46 AM
btw that one with the bunny is my all time favorite Calvin and hobbes glad you picked it i always laugh at that one.

I submitted that one for my list. Unlike some, where I sent in the funniest I could find/remember, that one is well and truly my favorite Calvin and Hobbes ever. Maybe my favorite comic strip ever. The soap-comic art really sells it. I've re-read it a jillion times and it still makes me laugh. :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 17, 2012, 05:27:53 AM
I'm off to bed will post my list on the morrow. :)
(http://images.wikia.com/adventuretimewithfinnandjake/images/b/bb/Morrow.png)
Some sort of Digi/Pokemon?

No matter, here's my list:

1.      The Bash Street Kids
2.      Roger the Dodger
3.      Dennis the Menace (the British one)
4.      Tom Thug
5.      For Better or For Worse (but only when teenaged April was in it, before and since it’s blah)
6.      School Belle
7.      Beryl the Peril
8.      Desperate Dan
9.      Calamity James
10.   George and Lynne
11.  The Numskulls
12.   Finbarr Saunders and his Double Entendres
13.   The Modern Parents
14.   The Oatmeal
15.   Perry Bible Fellowship
16.   Bananaman
17.   The Bumpkin Billionaires
18.   Jack Black (Viz)
19. Red Meat
20. Buster
21. Hagar the Horrible
22. Fred Basset
23. The Perishers
24. Ivy The Terrible
25. Axa
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 17, 2012, 05:40:13 AM
I'm off to bed will post my list on the morrow. :)
(http://images.wikia.com/adventuretimewithfinnandjake/images/b/bb/Morrow.png)
Some sort of Digi/Pokemon?

Adventure Time.  The main character travel to the underworld after accidentally killing a friend's plant to bring it back to life.  Earlier in the episode the friend says she'll be back 'on the morrow', summons a bird and flies away.  Halfway through their adventure Finn (the main character) says "well, at least we don't have to be back until tomorrow."

then...
http://www.youtube.com/v/WdbkylKQ0aw

That's what happens when you live in a fantasy land where everything has a crazy name.

1.      The Bash Street Kids
2.      Roger the Dodger
3.      Dennis the Menace (the British one)
4.      Tom Thug
5.      For Better or For Worse (but only when teenaged April was in it, before and since it’s blah)
6.      School Belle
7.      Beryl the Peril
8.      Desperate Dan
9.      Calamity James
10.   George and Lynne
11.  The Numskulls
12.   Finbarr Saunders and his Double Entendres
13.   The Modern Parents
14.   The Oatmeal
15.   Perry Bible Fellowship
16.   Bananaman
17.   The Bumpkin Billionaires
18.   Jack Black (Viz)
19. Red Meat
20. Buster
21. Hagar the Horrible
22. Fred Basset
23. The Perishers
24. Ivy The Terrible
25. Axa

I think is Basehart had the time to contribute, he'd have gotten more of your picks on the list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 17, 2012, 05:43:11 AM
BTW, remember that today's the last day to PM me your suggestions for the next list of crap.  Remember, if you suggest it, you got to do it.  Only 4 lists so far.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 17, 2012, 05:44:39 AM
That's okay, I don't really mind all that much about making the countdown, I like posting the list at the end though. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 17, 2012, 06:32:53 AM
Here's my list. I thought I had forgotten The Oatmeal but evidently not. Shame it didn't make the LoC, it's a great website. The piece I just read about Tesla (and Edison's douchebaggery) was fantastic.

A lot of these (like Love Is... and Tumbleweeds) are clear indicators that I was a child of the 70s. :)

1. My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable
2. Hark A Vagrant
3. Calvin & Hobbes
4. Garfield Minus Garfield
5. Get Your War On
6. Life In Hell
7. Peanuts
8. The Oatmeal
9. Scott Meets Family Circus
10. Love Is...
11. Dilbert
12. Rose Is Rose
13. Family Circus
14. Tumbleweeds
15. Mutts
16. Bloom County
17. Far Side
18. Beetle Bailey
19. Ziggy
20. Wizard of Id
21. Lockhorns
22. Shoe
23. Tiger
24. Mary Worth
25. For Better or For Worse
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: mattwnelson on May 17, 2012, 07:00:09 AM
Oatmeal is a pretty funny one. I'd have liked the Tesla one a little better if he'd left the earthquake machine out, as it's been fairly well-debunked, but it is a great story.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Thrifty on May 17, 2012, 07:09:46 AM
(http://www.voidspace.org.uk/gallery/dilbert/dilbert_certify.gif)

This is far too true.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Thrifty on May 17, 2012, 07:25:29 AM
#1 Calvin and Hobbes [/center]

Called it (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24994.msg720951#msg720951).

Also, Bill Watterson was still producing new Calvin and Hobbes strips as of August 2011 (http://www.theonion.com/articles/bill-watterson-writes-illustrates-shreds-new-calvi,21240/).
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 17, 2012, 07:33:28 AM
12. Rose Is Rose
Another comic strip mum with lots of naughty potential....
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 17, 2012, 07:42:19 AM
Aw crap. I didn't include the comics from The Onion. They would have been really high up, too.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on May 17, 2012, 08:06:59 AM
I'd like to say I'm very proud of everyone for not voting for 9 Chickweed Lane. In fact, a quick search reveals I'm the first person to ever mention it on these boards.

I just feel like 9 Chickweed Lane thinks it's better than me. That Brooke McEldowney isn't sharing his vocabulary with me. He's lording it over me. He doesn't allow comments sections on any site that publishes his strip. Who does that?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 17, 2012, 08:10:34 AM
I also understand that it's kind of creepy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 17, 2012, 08:28:33 AM
(http://www.voidspace.org.uk/gallery/dilbert/dilbert_certify.gif)

This is far too true.

Believe it or not that sort of thing even happens at places like Wal Mart.  It amazes me that you don't even have to work in an office for Dilbert to apply to your work place.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Thrifty on May 17, 2012, 09:41:16 AM
(http://www.voidspace.org.uk/gallery/dilbert/dilbert_certify.gif)

This is far too true.

Believe it or not that sort of thing even happens at places like Wal Mart.  It amazes me that you don't even have to work in an office for Dilbert to apply to your work place.
Actually, the point I'm trying to make is that I'm the certified guy.  It didn't really teach me anything practical.  I memorized a lot of facts for a test, which I have forgotten in less than 6 months, and have no practical application.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 17, 2012, 09:56:31 AM
BTW, remember that today's the last day to PM me your suggestions for the next list of crap.  Remember, if you suggest it, you got to do it.  Only 4 lists so far.
I want to host Top 80s Movies, but I think we should wait a little longer since we just did Top 90s Movies.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 17, 2012, 09:59:49 AM
(http://www.voidspace.org.uk/gallery/dilbert/dilbert_certify.gif)

This is far too true.

Believe it or not that sort of thing even happens at places like Wal Mart.  It amazes me that you don't even have to work in an office for Dilbert to apply to your work place.
Actually, the point I'm trying to make is that I'm the certified guy.  It didn't really teach me anything practical.  I memorized a lot of facts for a test, which I have forgotten in less than 6 months, and have no practical application.

Yeah well that does happen quite a bit at Wal Mart.  They insist on bringing in someone special to do something and then it seems like the guy has forgotten everything he was supposed to know.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 17, 2012, 10:37:24 AM
Actually, the point I'm trying to make is that I'm the certified guy.  It didn't really teach me anything practical.  I memorized a lot of facts for a test, which I have forgotten in less than 6 months, and have no practical application.

I'm certified to give first aid. I aced the class, but you do not want me to try to help you in an emergency. I remember jack squat, and that was last year.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on May 17, 2012, 10:40:11 AM
Actually, the point I'm trying to make is that I'm the certified guy.  It didn't really teach me anything practical.  I memorized a lot of facts for a test, which I have forgotten in less than 6 months, and have no practical application.

I'm certified to give first aid. I aced the class, but you do not want me to try to help you in an emergency. I remember jack squat, and that was last year.

I am "certified" to drive a forklift.  And you do not want me driving any forklifts ever.  I'd probably kill someone.

(And no, I do not drive forklifts at work or anywhere else.  But I am certified to do so.)
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on May 17, 2012, 10:46:25 AM
Kate Beaton addresses Darth Geek's concerns here on her tumblr (http://beatonna.tumblr.com/post/23234718884/a-comics-update).

Sadly, still nothing she can do about her vag. :(
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 17, 2012, 11:55:53 AM
#1 Calvin and Hobbes [/center]

Called it (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24994.msg720951#msg720951).

Congratulations! That was a bold prediction. I would have never in a million years guessed Calvin & Hobbes as the winner. Look out Nostradamus!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Thrifty on May 17, 2012, 12:41:18 PM
#1 Calvin and Hobbes [/center]

Called it (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24994.msg720951#msg720951).

Congratulations! That was a bold prediction. I would have never in a million years guessed Calvin & Hobbes as the winner. Look out Nostradamus!
I'm full of them.  You should hear my political prognostications.  I've correctly predicted that the last 5 U.S. Presidents would be rich guys.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on May 17, 2012, 01:24:18 PM
#1 Calvin and Hobbes [/center]

Called it (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24994.msg720951#msg720951).

Congratulations! That was a bold prediction. I would have never in a million years guessed Calvin & Hobbes as the winner. Look out Nostradamus!
I'm full of them.  You should hear my political prognostications.  I've correctly predicted that the last 5 U.S. Presidents would be rich guys.

I had a hunch that The Avengers would be one of the top five grossing movies the week it came out. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: ColeStratton on May 17, 2012, 01:26:33 PM
You guys, this list is a TRAVESTY without THIS:

(http://i46.tinypic.com/21dml1x.jpg)

I have too much time on my hands.

Here's my list:


1.   The Far Side
2.   Calvin & Hobbes
3.   Peanuts
4.   Garfield
5.   Bloom County
6.   The Adventures of Tin Tin
7.   Ziggy

8.   Marvin
9.   Shoe
10.   Fox Trot
11.   Bizarro
12.   B.C.
13.   The Wizard of Id

14.   Marmaduke
15.   U.S. Acres
16.   Mister Boffo
17.   Over the Hedge
18.   Family Circus
19.   Hagar the Horrible

20.   The Amazing Spider Man
21.   Tank McNamara
22.   Prince Valient
23.   Frank & Ernest
24.   Zippy
25.   Funky Winkerbean

I'm definitely a sunday morning strip guy when it comes to comics, though I'm bummed I forgot Life in Hell!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 17, 2012, 01:41:46 PM
Kate Beaton addresses Darth Geek's concerns here on her tumblr (http://beatonna.tumblr.com/post/23234718884/a-comics-update).

Sadly, still nothing she can do about her vag. :(
I could probably be of assistance on that latter point....
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on May 17, 2012, 01:43:36 PM
Kate Beaton addresses Darth Geek's concerns here on her tumblr (http://beatonna.tumblr.com/post/23234718884/a-comics-update).

Sadly, still nothing she can do about her vag. :(
I could probably be of assistance on that latter point....

you scoundrel! :angry:
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 17, 2012, 01:46:15 PM
I'm full of ideas and am willing to demonstrate if she likes, I'm a giver you see.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: CJones on May 17, 2012, 05:01:09 PM
Here's mine, in case anyone cares:

1 The Far Side (The only comic I've actually bought more than one collection of)
2 Bloom County/Outland/Opus (I consider Bloom County, Outland and Opus to be three iterations of the same strip, so I won't be listing them seperately. But if you want to pick one, go with Bloom County)
3 Doonesbury
4 Calvin and Hobbes
5 Dilbert
6 Close to Home (the spiritual succesor to The Far Side)

7 Sally Forth (seriously under-appreciated)
8 For Better or For Worse
9 Pearls Before Swine
10 Non Sequiter
11 Baby Blues
12 Fox Trot
13 Pogo
14 Mother Goose and Grimm

15 Rose is Rose
16 Rhymes with Orange (BTW, door hinge)
17 Luann
18 Jump Start
19 Blondie
20 Big Nate
21 Penny Arcade
22 Curtis
23 Zippy the Pinhead
24 Garfield minus Garfield (sure, why not)
25 Gasoline Alley (never read a single one of these, but Rifftrax keeps referencing it. And appatrently it's one of the longest running strips ever.)

My favorite Far Side:

(http://www.talkandroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/luposlipaphobia.jpg?3995d3)
Luposlipaphobia: The fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: therul on May 18, 2012, 10:21:51 AM
#1 Calivn & Hobs
#2 Far Side
#3 Non Sequitor
#4 Close to Home
#5 Fox Trot
#6 For better or Worse
#7 Get Fuzy
#8 Herman
#9 Over the Hedge
#10 Wizard of ID
#11 Pooch Cafe
#12 overboard
#13 Adam @ home
#14 Frank & Ernest
#15 Baby Blues
#16 Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!
#17 Bound and Gagged
#18 Overboard
#19 For better or worse
#20 Dilbert
#21 Gasoline Ally
#22 Out of the Gene Pool
#23 Zits
#24 Momma
#25 lio

Here is mine.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 18, 2012, 10:31:53 AM
Thank the merciful lord that Lio didn't show up. That guy is such a hack.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on May 18, 2012, 02:20:12 PM
Thank the merciful lord that Lio didn't show up. That guy is such a hack.

agreed!  everyone in my family likes it too.  I don't get it
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: AmazingThor on May 21, 2012, 09:51:36 PM
Thank the merciful lord that Lio didn't show up. That guy is such a hack.
Boo! Lio rocks!
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 21, 2012, 09:59:06 PM
I don't know what that is.  Also, seriously?  What's Luann?
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 21, 2012, 10:08:42 PM
Thank the merciful lord that Lio didn't show up. That guy is such a hack.
Boo! Lio rocks!

(http://iambrony.jsmart.web.id/mlp/gif/132630931131s.gif?1328158281)

Lio is an affront to both comedians and artists. The man has neither of the talents required for his job. Lio is the only comic on the comic page that put me in a bad mood every single day.
Title: Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 23, 2012, 01:02:07 PM
(http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Kris/stop2.png)
#14 Cyanide and Happiness
   
86 Points, 5 lists, #1 Asbestos Bill


Teacher used a Cyanide and Happiness cartoon in class the other day.