"Humor - none" tag might as well just be changed to "Daniel Songer."
If I were to grab any random person off the street and ask them to write a cartoon, I would bet any amount of money they could come up with something better than that.
2 stars because it's moderately more funny than LICD.
Kind of like how getting stabbed is moderately better than being shot.
|Caminante Nocturno |
The first five seconds tell you everything you need to know about this.
As much as I utterly despise Penny Arcade, at least they might make a moderately amusing joke once a year.
PvP has never, ever been funny.
It seems self aware that it's crap but kind of like a way that they think it's funny but they are trying to down play it to be cool.
One of the most unfunny and pointless comics I've read was the Rooster Teeth comics. Those were painful. I can't imagine they've gotten any better over time. I'm also sure Megatokyo might get an animated series too. Seems to be a trend here.
I imagine animating Megatokyo would be incredibly easy, especially if you tried to remain faithful to the comic's art style.
I'm more amazed that Megatokyo, which was, years ago one of the big name webcomics, is still publishing. The creator, Fred Gallager, is still churning it out even as Megatokyo continues to slide deeper into obscurity and irrelavance, because he's got nowhere else to go.
Same with all of these other long-runners. PvP may be blandly unfunny but Kurtz at least has attempted to hone his stylings. Not that I care for them, but he's made the attempt which is more than can be said for many of the long-running shitty webcomics put out by people who don't care about knowing how to write, or getting better at drawing, and why should they, with readerships that want only more of the same gruel.
Sluggy Freelance is still ongoing, for instance, which blows my mind every time I realize it and check it and see nothing has changed, it still has the same features that repelled my when I checked it out years ago - claustrophobic little panels, snaking chains of text bubbles crammed full of words words words words, posterised grayscale gradients as backgrounds and no variation in line width whatsoever. And, being a pioneer in the field, Pete Abrams still seems to swerve into hamfisted attempts at serious, epic drama.
Then there's the truly repulsive, the somewhat popular Dominic Deegan, a comic set in perhaps the most poorly realized fantasy world, that's been running since 2002, whose creator is in his thirties and still draws like a teenage producer of scribbly anime fanart.
Isn't Dominic Deegan the one where the "hero" tries to make women understand that he has to rape them in order to save their lives?
Dominic Deegan is the comic where an orc guy was forced to rape an orc girl to save her life. Everyone, including the girl he rapes, eventually calls him a hero for it.
I read Megatokyo a bit after it first started when I was in high school. By my standard's today it's not funny at all but back then I liked it and it was accessible. There was always a big emphasis on the two seperate realities between Largo and Piro that showed up a lot in the comic early in the series. After Caston got fired, Fred basically did away with the ideas of what Largo originally way and pushed him to a secondary character used to progress Fred's self insertion character. Last I checked, it's all the whiney bullshit Gallagher probably wanted to begin with. I ended up buying the Volume 1 Megatokyo manga (I was a kid) and it said something in the liner notes about how the 4 panel comic came along because Gallagher wanted it to be set up and read like a manga and Caston wanted it to be like and American comic. Basically, the comic is so bad now because he is basically talentless and just copies Japanese girly cartoons.
I'd like to vote Gallagher into the League of Evil Web Comic Makers. Along with Buckley and the guy who did LICD.
From my perspective MegaTokyo is probably the most depressing as far as not evolving (or not just reaching an end point). The big draw for me in the early 2K's was an artist that did not bask in his own bullshit. He seemed to have a sense of humility most web comic artisst severely lack. He put his stuff up and hoped you liked it and seemed to apologize if you didn't (which he didn't have to).
...but then the self insertion got a little too deep...and the quality of the art didn't seem to improve even years into doing it full time...then the story didn't seem to go anywhere...
As a side, an illustration teacher told me one day to never enable comments on a portfolio page. Eventually, someone is going to get on there and blow rainbows up your ass even though your stuff may need a lot of work in the long run. If you get two or three people doing it, you're doomed to mediocrity. It can become like having only your mother critique your work. You only want to please those 2-3 people and begin ignoring the constructive criticism. I think webcomic artists run into this, but on a much larger scale...
Five for making me rant instead of making a snarky one-liner on POETV
This bad? HA! After seeing CAD, this is like a cool breeze on a hot, moist day.
haha he farted!
This actually has one part that made me briefly smile, and the rest was inoffensively bad (all compared with CAD, of course).
This and CAD are crap because the animation company that made them are crap. Scott Kurtz has said so on a few occasions. This is his Star Wars Holiday Special.
WHO WANTS DESSERT
Not only that he but he commissioned them after they had made an entire season of the Ctrl-Alt-Del cartoon so it's not like he hadn't seen what work they were capable of. And at the time several other cartoonists (including his buddies at Penny Arcade) called him out on it and told him that it was a bad idea. He's just backpedaling now that yet another attempt at breaking into the mainstream failed.
The punchline is fart!
I don't know what's eating Gilbert Grape, but I know what ate his mom... Scott Kurtz! Uh hyuk hyuk!
Five stars for terribleness.
So very grateful for terrible webcomic cartoons week
I love how stupid geek-humor bullshit hipster crap has transformed the actual ugly reality of cubicle jobs (especially ones working in tech industries) into something that people like to wear as some sort of retarded badge of honor as if your slaving away to earn your company as much money as possible while you get shafted for it is A OK because OMG LOLZ WE ARE SO RANDOM AT THE OFFICE.
This hurt. Even the fart noise was stolen from Abe's Oddysee.
Maybe that was the joke?
|Killer Joe |
HARVEY BIRDMAN, GUYS! BUT AT A VIDEOGAME PLACE!
You guys know a lot about web comics.
Go look at Kickstarter. They're trying to raise money to make a Least I Could Do pilot. So I guess we'll soon get to see someone getting a prostitute for a horse in animated format.
When will this animating bad comics horseshit end?
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