Favorite webcomic parodies!
Submitted by Erg on February 22, 2007 - 15:18
Time again for a little pimping a little commentary and a little politics. Alot of webcomics of a variety of genres occasional indulge in parody of our culture and society. I love parody, and todays seems like as good a day as any to point a parody that really made me laugh:
Reckless Life "Locke Saves Christmas" by Tim Demeter
I think you appreciate this storyline best if you have a small child and have recently watched a canon of 10 or so crappy animated and stop motion Christmas specials from the late 60's and early 70's about 400 times. Demeter manages to hit them all, send them up, and do it in a fashion that is completely native to his action comic. Its really an impressive technical feat and just hilarious. You owe it to the 6 year old in you, or the bitter parent of a six year old in you, to read this.
As far as commentary goes, I just thought I'd mention that I have been playing around with Comicspace and I really don't know what to think about it. The idea of a comics oriented myspace dealy seems pretty sound to me, and comicspace is better designed to do that than webcomicsnation or comicsgenesis, but on the otherhand I its free comic hosting service doesn't seem as mature and I am notoriously anti-social, so I am not sure if I would be interested in the other services or not. I will be watching with interest, like everyone else I guess.
Finally, politics. I recently learned via another blogger here I can not only pontificate about comics and force you to listen to it here at comixpedia, but I can force you listen to my political views as well. I nearly had to change my undies at the joy of it. My political thought for the day is: We really ought to outlaw any dogs weighing between 15 and 25 pounds. They are too big to be truly cute and little but much yappier than larger ones, and frankly, its not worth it.