Sunday, April 01, 2007

Ten of a Kind: I play practical jokes, just to get a laugh (ha ha!), I put roaches in my neighbor's bubblebath





















That last one was really more of a practical joke on the readers, wasn't it?

(More Ten of a Kind here.)


6 comments:

oxy moronovich said...

Call me crazy but I liked the Clone-Saga. So ha! the jokes on you!

SallyP said...

Heh heh. I LOVE Reggie. And the Katzenjammer Kids, are SO Booster and Beetle.

joncormier said...

Oh bully, you rogue.

David C said...

Interestingly, the Road Runner is violating one of the cardinal rules of Road Runner cartoons (which Chuck Jones cited in *Chuck Amuck*) - that the Road Runner never takes any real action against the Coyote beyond occasionally startling him with a "Meep Meep!"

I believe the Dell/Gold Key comics went pretty far off-model from the cartoons in a number of ways, though. (Probably unavoidably, as the animated cartoon format was probably hard to sustain on the comics page for long.)

Bully said...

I believe the Dell/Gold Key comics went pretty far off-model from the cartoons in a number of ways, though.

Absolutely. The Road Runner spoke (in rhyme) and has sons. I remember being deeply bothered by this at the time and the Road Runner comics were not favorites. (Of course I would read to pieces every comic Mama Bull bought me!) Ditto the Pink Panther, who also spoke in his comics: pantomime doesn't work as well on the printed page, although Sergio Aragones or someone of that caliber coula pulled it off! (Speakin' o Sergio, his Groo-partner-in-crime Mark Evanier talks here about the Road Runner comic books.

Despite my discomfort with the concept, I still have 'em all, and I should drag them out to look over. A lot of them are good goofy fun.

Phillip said...

The L.A. Times recently started running a Pink Panther strip on Sundays that's pantomime. It's really lousy, though. Really.