heyyyy, I was visiting a friend with some medical problems and a not-great living situation for the latter part of this week, and this mwf thing is actually not better than filling the queue for me. (in my defense I would note that my average posts per day over the past two and a half years not counting askbox replies or meta stuff is still slightly above 0.5.)
I think after two and a half years and over 500 posts wringing blood from this stone that I need a break for a while. I am deeply, deeply grateful that a thousand people thought me ranting about children’s comics was worth clogging their dash with (somehow including comics curmudgeon, personal hero of mine, and being-mean-about-comics-on-the-internet gold standard josh fruhlinger, which is insane).
I may pick this back up again someday (the interior actual comics are still rich with untapped wacky awfulness), and I’ll make a necro post here if I start another humor writing project. (you may or may not have missed Check Your Local Listings.) until then, thanks super a lot for sharing all this weird nonsense with me. it’s been rad.
What's the deal with Richie's Casper crossovers having to all be "a dream"? Have you figured out a reason why the writers insist on maintaining Richie's ignorance of magic and crap? It better be a good reason (although I should know better), because even as a faux-reader, these "I must be dreaming" contrivances are driving me fucking nuts.
You and me both, friend. I have yet to see any stated explanation at all, let alone a remotely satisfactory one.
hey I’m alive and back. starting today im gonna be doing monday/wednesday/friday rather than attempted 7 days a week for a while, though definitely posting more pages at a time in many cases. thanks for your patience, I am super grateful that there are people out there who are actually interested in hearing my ramble about comic books.
Well. As if we needed confirmation that Jackie Jokers is a complete moron, or at least hilariously deluded, he thinks that between him and Richie, neither of whom are remotely experienced in any form of woodworking (or actual physical labor for that matter), they can build a log cabin by themselves in a forest with only a book for reference. In less than a week, and most likely before sundown. Without any base materials other than those found in situ. Gee, you truly are a comedian, Mr. Jokers.
I'm pretty sure the "secret underground Grouch palace" joke is canon. I don't know if we ever see it, but Oscar is said to have a swimming pool down there, as well as a ton of other luxuries. (That just makes it all the crazier when he puts leg holes in it.)
"Why, if the ignorant masses knew the obscene decadence that is the Rich family’s existence they might rise up and murder them! Truly their ignorance is a blessing for talentless shlock-slingers such as we."
Richie and Jackie really do come off as smug, insufferable little assholes in every single caper, don’t they
they do, and it’s honestly really weird! when I was just doing the covers I was sure I was just exaggerating and making things up and to an extent of course I was, no on-panel gore slurries occur (least not that I’ve yet encountered) but he really is genuinely not likeable in any way and the comics really do have veins of pro-capitalist anti-worker sentiment running throughout. fucking messed up.