History Blog / TheComicsCurmudgeon

25th May '16 9:28:05 AM MegaMarioMan
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** he constantly compares ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' to the (not at all family friendly) real life vikings. Implying that Hagar is still no different, and rapes and murders off-panel.

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** he He constantly compares ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' to the (not at all family friendly) real life vikings. Implying that Hagar is still no different, and rapes and murders off-panel.
25th May '16 8:04:19 AM MegaMarioMan
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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: When [[http://joshreads.com/?p=11816 Bil Keane]], creator of ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', died in 2011, Josh was very somber, recalling the era when the strip was a lot edgier, and how the man himself [[SelfDeprecation had a great sense of humor about all the parodies of his work]]. Even the comments section has nothing but respect for the man, everybody agreeing that their mocking was in good jest, and that despite how unfunny many may have found the comic, every single commentor still respected him as a cartoonist and human being.

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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead:
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When [[http://joshreads.com/?p=11816 Bil Keane]], creator of ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', died in 2011, Josh was very somber, recalling the era when the strip was a lot edgier, and how the man himself [[SelfDeprecation had a great sense of humor about all the parodies of his work]]. Even the comments section has nothing but respect for the man, everybody agreeing that their mocking was in good jest, and that despite how unfunny many may have found the comic, every single commentor still respected him as a cartoonist and human being.
25th May '16 7:00:23 AM MegaMarioMan
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** Josh speculating on what sort of offscreen rowdiness Gil Thorp characters had gotten up to:

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** [[http://joshreads.com/?p=3113 Josh speculating on what sort of offscreen rowdiness Gil Thorp characters had gotten up to: to:]]



** Josh speculating about the consequences of Darrin and Jessica having sex in ''Funky Winkerbean'':

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** [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1167 Josh speculating about the consequences of Darrin and Jessica having sex in ''Funky Winkerbean'':Funky Winkerbean:]]
25th May '16 6:21:43 AM MegaMarioMan
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* BoldInflation: The man likes using italics and capital letters in spots for emphasis. His fondness is lampshaded in the title of [[http://joshreads.com/?p=23587 this entry]].

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* BoldInflation: The man likes using italics and capital letters in spots for emphasis. His fondness is lampshaded in the title of [[http://joshreads.com/?p=23587 this entry]].entry]]: "Lotta italics today and I'm not ashamed of that"
2nd May '16 2:29:03 PM MegaMarioMan
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* BrickJoke: October 21st, 2004: Josh posts an email from "Doc Martian" consisting of "ANDY CAPP!" 10 times in the subject line and 44 in the body. April 22nd, 2016: In a post titled "This one’s for you, Doc Martian, wherever you are", Josh decides "why ''not'' Andy Capp?" and does his first commentary on the comic.

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* BrickJoke: [[http://joshreads.com/?p=107 October 21st, 2004: 2004]]: Josh posts an email from "Doc Martian" consisting of "ANDY CAPP!" 10 times in the subject line and 44 in the body. [[http://joshreads.com/?p=27042 April 22nd, 2016: 2016]]: In a post titled "This one’s for you, Doc Martian, wherever you are", Josh decides "why ''not'' Andy Capp?" and does his first commentary on the comic.
2nd May '16 2:27:55 PM MegaMarioMan
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* BrickJoke: October 21st, 2004: Josh posts an email from "Doc Martian" consisting of "ANDY CAPP!" 10 times in the subject line and 44 in the body. April 22nd, 2016: In a post titled "This one’s for you, Doc Martian, wherever you are", Josh decides "why ''not'' Andy Capp?" and does his first commentary on the comic.
9th Mar '16 2:11:22 PM MegaMarioMan
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* TakeThatAudience: When ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward Sally Forth]]'' had a strip of Ted reading the blog, Josh was unsurprised as he says his target audience is the "pop-culture-obsessed emotionally arrested [[ManChild man-child]]".

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* TakeThatAudience: When ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward Sally Forth]]'' had a strip of Ted reading the blog, Josh was unsurprised as [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1688 he says says]] his target audience is the "pop-culture-obsessed emotionally arrested [[ManChild man-child]]".
8th Mar '16 4:21:18 PM MegaMarioMan
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* AGoodNameForARockBand: [[http://joshreads.com/?p=3637 He says that]] “Hillary’s Soliloquy” is a good name for a band.
6th Feb '16 1:52:39 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* EnsembleDarkhorse (In-Universe): Aldo Kelrast, naturally, but Josh appreciates pretty much any more colorful single-arc character that diverts focus from a boring main cast, especially if that character have the audacity to insult them; past fascinations include fraudulent Negro Leagues star Clambake from ''Gil Thorp'', the "drunken, vomitous" Celeste Black from ''Judge Parker'', or the recurring Frank Nelson salesclerk guy from ''Gasoline Alley''.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse (In-Universe): Aldo Kelrast, naturally, but Josh appreciates pretty much any more colorful single-arc character that diverts focus from a boring main cast, especially if that character said characters have the audacity to insult them; past fascinations include fraudulent Negro Leagues star Clambake from ''Gil Thorp'', the "drunken, vomitous" Celeste Black from ''Judge Parker'', or the recurring Frank Nelson salesclerk guy from ''Gasoline Alley''.
5th Feb '16 11:59:52 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* HilariousInHindsight: A running the Spider-Man strip is how often Spidey is blindsided by falling bricks. In the infamous One More Day storyline in the main comics, Peter ends up missing his wedding to Mary-Jane... after a cinderblock falls on his head.



* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: When [[http://joshreads.com/?p=11816 Bil Keane]], creator of ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', died in 2011, Josh was very somber, recalling the era when the strip was a lot edgier, and how the man himself [[SelfDeprecation had a great sense of humor about all the parodies of his work]].
** Even the comments section has nothing but respect for the man, everybody agreeing that their mocking was in good jest, and that despite how unfunny many may have found the comic, every single commentor still respected him as a cartoonist and human being.

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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: When [[http://joshreads.com/?p=11816 Bil Keane]], creator of ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', died in 2011, Josh was very somber, recalling the era when the strip was a lot edgier, and how the man himself [[SelfDeprecation had a great sense of humor about all the parodies of his work]].
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work]]. Even the comments section has nothing but respect for the man, everybody agreeing that their mocking was in good jest, and that despite how unfunny many may have found the comic, every single commentor still respected him as a cartoonist and human being.



** And when [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1361 Al Scaduto]] of ''They Do It Every Time'' passed away at the age of 79, no one, not Josh nor the commenters, expressed anything but respect for the man.

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** And when [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1361 Al Scaduto]] of ''They Do It Every Time'' passed away at the age of 79, no one, not Josh nor the commenters, expressed anything but respect for the man. Josh even mentioned that, despite not quite getting the strip and its bizarre idiosyncrasies of language (later dubbing them "Scaduto-isms"), it grew on him to the point where he was delighted to feature new installments submitted by commenters' mail.


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** [[http://joshreads.com/?p=26599 Jack Elrod's passing]] left Josh particularly saddened, as the weirdness of ''Mark Trail'' under Elrod's tenure was partially what had inspired him to create the blog in the first place.
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