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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #90 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.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #91 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.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #92 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.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #93 on: May 13, 2012, 02:18:42 PM »

#26 B.C.
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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).

 
 Animated Adaptation:   
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SAOz__o4KRg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/SAOz__o4KRg</a>


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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.
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #94 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.
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #95 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...


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #96 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.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #97 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. :)
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #98 on: May 13, 2012, 03:43:32 PM »

 #25 Over the Hedge
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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.


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A big screen movie and an internet cartoon:   
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/IXwmQpaIMiA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/IXwmQpaIMiA</a>

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T. Lewis started his career drawing Mickey Mouse comics in the 90’s and Michael Fry wrote Committed before starting Over the Hedge



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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #99 on: May 13, 2012, 04:40:27 PM »
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#24 Asaekkiga
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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.

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I’m afraid that’s all the info I have.  Does anyone know anything about this?
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #100 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.
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #101 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!


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #102 on: May 13, 2012, 04:45:44 PM »

 #27 The Wizard of Id
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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.
 
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Wait, the people of Id were MUPPETS?  Seriously, some earlier work of Jim Henson:
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Is it just me, or does the Wizard look really sinister.

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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".
 

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.
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #103 on: May 13, 2012, 04:49:35 PM »
This is what a king looks like in Saudi Arabia:



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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #104 on: May 13, 2012, 04:54:47 PM »
This is what a king looks like in Saudi Arabia:



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?!
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