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The Sunday Funnies (10/17/10)

Rhymes With Orange (10/14) by Hilary Price; Sally Forth (10/13) by Francesco Marciuliano and Craig MacIntosh, created by Greg Howard; and Forever Endeavor (10/14) by Tom Mullany.

(Thank you, Jim Lahue)

  • timmyelliot

    That second one sounds like an if-the-glove-don’t-fit-you-must-aquit 1995 era joke.

  • utter turnip
    You should change the post name to ‘the sunday drawings’ because they are not funny… what the hell is that middle one??? Two people having a chat??? bobbins

  • Rooniman

    Glove one makes no sense.

  • Somebody’s still trying to get mileage out of 15 year old O.J. Simpson jokes?

    Seriously, you need to change the title to “Sunday Pathetic Retreads”.

  • Sally Forth is now being done by Francesco Marciuliano and Craig MacIntosh. Greg Howard left the strip years ago.

    I’m liking Sally Forth these days. It’s one of those rare strips that actually improved when the original creator left.

  • You missed “Mutts” tribute to “Up” with a birdhouse tied to balloons, if you can call it missed or a tribute…

  • I wish comic cartoonists would draw better, It’s a recurring monotonous problem in my eyes. I could appreciate the lamer jokes if they’d sell the joke with better expressive drawings.

    • Demetre

      I just wish they had a setup and punch line.

  • Funny, I rather liked that SALLY FORTH strip. (They did another cute one referencing DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, IIRC.)

  • Saw a couple of comics in the wake of the “Right Wing Radio Duck” mash-up; such as cartoon from the Mike Thompson blog or the video from ikat381.

  • the Gee

    In this week’s installment of making Much Ado About Nothing Much…..

    Someone wrote here once that “Rhymes With Orange” is actually based on user-submitted cartoon ideas. Does anyone know if that is the case or not?

    If so, why did the cartoonist think that one was funny enough to draw out?
    It could have just been a Doughboy gag or a sliced bread gag but it was the two put together.

    One of the cool things about cartoons is that you can sort of make up a logical framework for each work. That logical framework is (and should be) cartoon logic, and, it is best summarized by making the Impossible Plausible.

    So, yeah, you can say this living anthropomorphic creature can be sliced up and will be sliced bread. Or, you can come up with something funny which actually makes someone think of sliced bread instead of carving up a living creature.

    The best thing to do when trying to be clever and figuring out if what amuses you will amuse others is to consider taste and the sensibility of what is being made.

    If the cartoonist had decided to go one of the usual (albeit cliched) routes that cartoonists go with the Doughboy and actually bake it, showing it is “dead” could have possibly helped the comic. Transforming if from living dough to a baked product makes more sense.

    All of this said: man, none of the three comics this week pop in a way that is good. But, I’m sure the intended audience for each of them appreciates each one of them. For instance, I could see the third one being in some sort of magazine for lawyers. And, for what that joke is worth, surely, the gag could have existed prior to the 1990s. Surely.

  • FP

    Is that Mickey panel about Sacco and Vanzetti or what? It doesn’t seem like a current reference.

    • The Gee

      Sacco and Vanzetti?

      Maybe that one or
      Sluggo and Aunt Fritzi.

  • Josef

    The syndicated cartoonist is a dying breed. Not enough money in it for the talent and humor everyone expects.