Thursday, July 9, 2009

comical

I read Natalie Dee on occasion. She considers a cupcake + a multivitamin a healthy breakfast, offers to knit for tattoos, and she's kind of a local chick (she's in Columbus, I'm in Cleveland, close enough) - doing comics about Ohio weather that have made me laugh...and then sigh in despair. I quite like her brand of quirky, simply drawn nonsense.

Anyway, the other day I noticed that Natalie Dee is part of a group of comics, so I decided to poke around in their archives. I found a handy little search box, which seems like it was created with bored librarians in mind. Just type in the term you're looking for, hit enter, and voilĂ ! Funnies all organized by subject, almost as good as Dewey.

The first term I searched for was "cats." Huh. Natalie Dee hates cats. Hmm...-1 for Natalie. Ok, moving on. Next, I searched for "guns," natch.

And found this by Toothpaste for Dinner, drawn by Drew, the husband of Natalie Dee... (embiggen)

and this...


Huh. Looks like someone needs a lesson at the range and quite a few things explained to him before he goes and embarrasses himself by drawing more ignorant comics, no?

25 comments:

Jon said...

This is something I notice a lot in the webcomic comunity. Not specific to just guns either. Everyone has thier opinions of course, but it sure as hell bothers me when I run smack dab into liberal and anti-gun politics in the middle of my enjoyment of the funnies.

Rather makes it hard for me to continue reading them for enjoyment...

But I usually manage.

Mad Saint Jack said...

God, I hate Columbus.






(I was almost killed by a moron on the interstate there.)

Cemetery's Gun Blob said...

I don't know which is worse, the bad drawing, or the nonsense conclusions.

Dan said...

Columbus, Ohio...OSU poisons everything.

M Go Blue.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, a strange cartoonist with strange cartoonery, but I nevertheless read his cartoons daily.

Heal/educate him if you can. I'd appreciate it!

Hank

M. Derosier said...

The thing about Drew is that I have no idea if he really believes what his jokes say, as he seems to be keen on making fun of liberals just as often as conservatives. Hard to say if he really hates guns or if he was just going for satire.

Either way, I'd love to take him shooting.

reflectoscope said...

The odd thing is, Superpoop really has its moments. (Its one of their comics if you haven't heard of it)

Today's - the one with the tanks - nearly made me blow coffee all over my laptop.

The narrow-mindedness on the gun issue in this one is pretty disappointing though.

Jim

Mike W. said...

I think he's in desperate need of a range session, with an AR-15 if possible.

Warthog said...

Since you put up a link to her page, I wonder if she'll recognize and appreciate the "Bredalanche"?

Word verification: impres..as in, her page did not impres me.

Fenris said...

Have you ever checked out "The Devil's Panties" by Jenny Breeden?

Caleb said...

Do not read the Devil's Panties, it sucks almost as much as Ctrl-Alt-Del.

There are only 4 webcomics: Questionable Content, Penny-Arcade, Dr. McNinja, and XKCD. Oh, and Hark, a Vagrant. So, 5 webcomics.

Willorith said...

Anybody that likes bacon can't be all bad. The flavors of the swine T shirt made me smile.

Mad Saint Jack said...

Only 4?

(cough)

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2006/11/23/

(cough)

Anonymous said...

There will always be many great webcomics out there that you have never heard of, but as with everything 80% of webcomics are unreadable crap.
I personally recommend Three Panel Soul I think you will appreciate this set On Dudity.

Caleb said...

Day By Day isn't a very good webcomic. In fact, it's actually a bad webcomic, because it's rarely funny, too preachy, and the art is rather bad.

Yuri Orlov said...

Hmmm... I rather like Day by Day. Oh well, no accounting for taste I guess.

og said...

"Day By Day isn't a very good webcomic. In fact, it's actually a bad webcomic, because it's rarely funny, too preachy, and the art is rather bad"

No accounting for taste, I suppose.

Ken said...

You forgot Vexxarr and Girl Genius.

Gregg said...

and Schlock Mercenary. How could anyone forget Sergeant Schlock and his plasma cannons?

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/

rickn8or said...

"...before he goes and embarrasses himself..."

"Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty, but the pig likes it" --R.A. Heinlein.

Murgy said...

Digger.
http://diggercomic.com

Order of the Stick
http://www.giantitp.com/Comics.html

Caleb said...

You people like a lot of bad webcomics.

Although I SUPPOSE that I could give Schlock Mercenary a pass.

But seriously, back to Day by Day for a second, I can't recall the last time that I actually laughed while reading it. It's sort of trapped in this weird "Conservative Doonsbury" zone, where it's not funny but people keep reading it because it lines up with their ideology.

Army of Dad said...

Range session might do the trick, though we could take a lesson from our founding fathers on the proper application of hot tar and a bag of feathers.

DirtCrashr said...

It's really too bad, but it's also the kind of thoughtless assumptions that pass for knee-jerk rote. It's the simplcity-lube that sloshes around in a Liberal's brain-pan and occasionally hits the sometimes-turning crankshaft.

og said...

"it's not funny but people keep reading it because it lines up with their ideology."

it's not supposed to be funny. And it's not supposed to be brilliantly drawn artwork. Eventually, you'll figure it out, or you won't.