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whitnelson

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« on: 29 Mar 2006, 09:53 »

It seems like the trend in comics is toward multiframe story and plot and such. Is there a place for a single frame - one shot joke comic anymore? I don't like plot, it makes my feet itch. Also it seems like with 3 frames of setup, a joke is a breeze ... What is a single frame comic to do?

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« Reply #1 on: 29 Mar 2006, 10:41 »

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal One of three comics that cracks me up almost every time. (Sore Thumbs and Overcompensating being the other two. Sorry Jeph, I love QC more for the story than jokes) It's a great single panel.

And really, The Far Side is brilliant. Up there with Calvin and Hobbes to me.
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« Reply #2 on: 29 Mar 2006, 11:48 »

Nothing can beat Family Circus!



Hah! Such a humourous slice of life! I can't get enough!

/sarcasm off
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« Reply #3 on: 31 Mar 2006, 18:19 »

Toothpaste for Dinner and Natalie Dee are two very excellent single-frame comics that update daily are are funny more times than not. They also collaborated together on Married to the Sea.
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« Reply #4 on: 31 Mar 2006, 18:30 »

for a long time my sister and i thought they were drawn by the same person.
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« Reply #5 on: 03 Apr 2006, 12:14 »

Don't forget Voices in My Hand.
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« Reply #6 on: 03 Apr 2006, 13:23 »

what?

how can you forget the perry bible fellowship?
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« Reply #7 on: 03 Apr 2006, 15:19 »

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what?

how can you forget the perry bible fellowship?


That's not really a single-panel strip.
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« Reply #8 on: 04 Apr 2006, 17:07 »



what? the family circus rules, screw you
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« Reply #9 on: 06 Apr 2006, 11:23 »

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what?

how can you forget the perry bible fellowship?


That's not really a single-panel strip.



neither is SMBC sometimes, look at the latest one for example
8 of them there

i just figured he meant a non plot-driven one, OC isnt single panel, it is quite consistently 3 panels

i'm sure there are single frame PBFs
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« Reply #10 on: 15 Apr 2006, 17:40 »

I think the consensus is that single-panel comics are alive and well.  When done properly they are teh awesome.  SMBC is one of my favorite comics.  (don't forget Angry Little Girls, btw).

However if you want to develop a more traditional, story-driven comic I can't imagine using only one panel at a time unless you were some sort of super-genius.

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PPS "I'm edgy" actually made me snort
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« Reply #11 on: 15 Apr 2006, 18:08 »




Seriously, guys, how has it not been mentioned yet?
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« Reply #12 on: 15 Apr 2006, 18:09 »

You mean kind of like Kirbo did?

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And really, The Far Side is brilliant. Up there with Calvin and Hobbes to me.
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« Reply #13 on: 15 Apr 2006, 18:21 »

The farside clearly just won the thread.

Also I read your comics, and the horse Power one made me chuckle. :-)
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« Reply #14 on: 15 Apr 2006, 18:34 »

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You mean kind of like Kirbo did?

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And really, The Far Side is brilliant. Up there with Calvin and Hobbes to me.



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EDIT: I also like your comic. "Beating a Dead Horse at Checkers" is totally going into my vocabulary now.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.

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« Reply #15 on: 16 Apr 2006, 20:01 »

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal One of three comics that cracks me up almost every time. (Sore Thumbs and Overcompensating being the other two. Sorry Jeph, I love QC more for the story than jokes) It's a great single panel.

And really, The Far Side is brilliant. Up there with Calvin and Hobbes to me.


god yes. i love SMBC. soooooo sacrilegious.
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