Konservative Komix


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This is sort of a companion piece to Conservative Horror Comics, which I did almost two years ago. The lameness of conservative humor is equal to or perhaps even lamer than the humor you’ll find on a daily comics page. Not all daily comics are bad, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with the format, as Ruben Bolling’s Super-Fun-Pak Comix routinely illustrate its hilarious potential. Editors are just making terrible, lazy decisions.

I was going to go off on the demise of newspaper (both daily and weekly) comics, but Derf has been on the topic as of late, and I’m feeling as lazy as Jim Davis.

I feel kind of bad taking digs at Davis, because as awful as it is, Garfield was my first comics favorite at 7 years old. From there I moved on to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and then it was a quick jump to Groening’s Life in Hell. Actually I take that back. If it wasn’t for Davis, I’d probably be in a more stable career writing corny jokes for commercials with talking CGI babies.

Get me drunk, and I will go on and on about comedy theory and why I believe conservatives are handicapped at being funny, but I will spare you for now.

Next Week: Nondeductible Charities.

8 thoughts on “Konservative Komix”

  1. I really did think this pretty Art Spiegelman of you in a really good and in your own way…so spot-on!!!!

  2. An entire comic about conservative humor and not one “Mallard Fillmore” swipe? For shame…

    I totally understand about “Garfield”. I used to own a bunch of book collections as a kid. Davis’s other comic, “U.S. Acres”, still holds up to me, though. Mainly because the strip was friggin’ insane.

  3. I think it’s a testament to how irrelevant Fillmore and Shoe are that I completely blanked on them while making this comic.

    But, I haven’t followed any daily comics in almost two decades, so these are all based on the ones I remember reading when I was a kid. I can’t even keep up with all the things that I find funny.

  4. “Mallard Fillmore” hardly even qualifies as a comic. The person or team or whatever entity that creates it just takes something they heard on R.Limbo’s show, puts it in a word ballon, and then scribbles a duck saying it.

  5. And actually, now that I think of it, the Fillmore-creation entity usually doesn’t even bother with the word balloon.

    The amount of codeine cough syrup that goes into the production of Mallard Fillmore must be staggering.

  6. Fillmyassmore – I agree completely, and I believe that strip would be greatly improved if it used your name instead.

    Eric – There must be a glitch in Google’s supercomputers, because I am led to believe that this is the only site on the entire internet where incongruous garbage ads appear through Adsense. I hope everyone offended by Ann Coulter’s threatening visage was within fainting distance of a fainting couch.

    Oh, and in today’s Mary Worth, they’re talking about Johnsons. Saucy!

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