My Cage
This strip follows the life of a jaded twenty-something, who is realizing that the real world isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Live Action Dilbert Movie in the Works!

May 26, 2010
Filed under: Comic Strip Movies,dilbert — Tags: , , , — admin @ 7:57 pm

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According to Pajiba, Phoenix Entertainment and Intrigue Entertainment are set to produce a live action Dilbert movie.

Dilbert is one of the most popular (and one of the funniest, in my opinion) comic strips of all time, and the powers that be seem to think that director Ken Kwapis will be able to turn the comic strip into a workable live-action movie.

I think I speak for most people when I say I have my doubts. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any type of animation turned into something live action that wasn’t a complete mess. Animation gives the writer the freedom to do just about anything with their characters, and trying to put that in to the world where we live never seems to work.

What do you think? Can something like this work because of the strip’s success, or is the project doomed from the start?

Funky Winkerpun

January 28, 2010

Tom Batuik is a big fan of bad puns, as can easily be seen in both of his strips, Funky Winkerbean, and Crankshaft.  The past few days have been so terrible, even the characters themselves are getting sick of them.

Funky Winkerbean – 01/27/2010

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Funky Winkerbean – 01/26/2010

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Funky Winkerbean – 01/25/2010

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Domestic Violence in the Funnies

November 19, 2009

Archie – 11.19.2009
E is for Failure!

This reminds me of my highschool days, when our grades went A-E.  An “E” meant you failed.  It seems for most students, the latter grades skip over “E” entirely, and go straight to “F”.  I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that wasn’t from my hometown that ever received an “E” on a test for failing – until now!  Perhaps Archie Andrews and I attended the same high school.

Lockhorns – 11.19.2009
It's only a matter of time before one of them kills the other.

Lie all you want Leroy, but Dr. Blog isn’t fooled and Loretta is pissed.  Your poor acting job is going to get you some more “poking” when you get home.

Stupid Criminals – Stupid Superheroes

November 18, 2009

Spider-Man – 11.18.2009
Evil Can Wait While I Prepare my Camera!

The criminals in Spider-world are about as dumb as they come.  Fortunately for them, the cops and super hero that also inhabit the tow give them a run for their money.  While the amazing Spiderman holds off on saving the day so he can setup his camera and make a few bucks, the bad guys are escaping the bank, avoiding the cops who apparently haven’t realized that if they take a few steps to the right, they’ll have a nice clear shot.  Speaking of which, is it standard protocol to fire indiscriminately at bank robbers?

Hopefully, we’ll see the return of Super-Pigeon when Spiderman comes back to collect his camera.

Close To Home – 11.18.2009
So is that a detective?  And why is he wearing pajamas and a coat?

Wait, what?  So he setup a gun to shoot himself?  He’s playing some strange type of three-card poker, and he gets shot with a USB pistol.  And how exactly does one cheat at online poker?  Meh.

LuAnn – 11.18.2009
Brad's smile is just a little too weird

…and this wins the award for creepiest panel of the day.  A special prize goes to whoever comes up with the best alternate speech bubble text for this one :)

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Child Abuse Hilarity!

February 9, 2009
Filed under: Curtis — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 12:26 pm

So when we last saw Curtis, he was 19 feet tall and asking the police for help after losing his brother at Obama’s Inauguration.

Since then, we’ve seen Barry return home safely, and about a dozen jokes about how Curtis is abused by his parents.

Curtis – 02/07/2009

Curtis – 01/22/2009

Curtis – 01/24/2009

Curtis – 01/27/2009

So let’s see, we’ve implied that Curtis gets beaten with belts, he’s forced to sleep standing up, and his punishment will be worse than getting beaten in an alley or mauled by rabies-infested dogs.  Saturday’s strip about not getting yelled at when other people are around is pretty tame in comparison.

Today, gunk unleashed some sort of Flyspeck Island creature that steals things with it’s tongue, so it looks like this plotline is finally at an end.

Comic Strips in the Louvre Museum in Paris

January 25, 2009

I meant to write about this the other day, but never got around to it.  The world’s most famous art museum, home to the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo among many others, has added an exhibition featuring comics for the first time in it’s history.

The featured cartoonist is Bernar Yslaire, with his comic strip “The Sky above the Louvre”.  He is one of the increasing number of cartoonists who do everything digitally.  “My comic strip is done exclusively on a digital screen – there is no paper at all”, he says.  “We are in the 21st century of communication.”

You can read more about the exhibit at this link.

They’re Not So Different From Hillbillies After All

January 12, 2009

It’s amazing to me how often two completely different comic strips will tell basically the same joke on the same day.  It happens all the time.

Here’s the latest example:

Six Chix – 01/12/2009

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith – 01/12/2009

Whether you live in the city or the country, whether or not you own luxury items like “running water” and “toilets”, one thing remains constant – people like to join book clubs, but don’t want to bother with actually doing any reading.

The Future of Captain Ahab

January 2, 2009
Filed under: Argyle,The Other Coast — Tags: , , , — admin @ 10:14 am

January 2nd must be Captain Ahab day.  After years of going completely unmentioned in the world of comic strips, he gets two comic strips dedicated specifically to him on the same day.  He apparently survived being eaten by Moby Dick somehow, and then lived an additional 150 years.

Argyle – 01/02/2009

The Other Coast – 01/02/2009




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