History ComicBook / TomPoes

16th Mar '16 8:27:36 AM narm00
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''Tom Poes'' was not the first Dutch comic strip, but is generally considered to be [[FollowTheLeader the one that inspired all other comic strip artists in the country]]. It started off as a children's comic strip, but quickly [[GrowingTheBeard transformed]] in stories with a ParentalBonus. It's also one of the few to have a considerable impact on Dutch popular culture, with many phrases and characters inspiring everyday Dutch words and expressions. In the Netherlands ''Tom Poes'' is highly regarded as clever {{satire}} with [[SceneryPorn exquisite art work]], very creative storytelling and lots of AntiquatedLinguistics. For years it was even one of the few comic strips in the Netherlands to be considered ''literature''. Creator Toonder received countless awards during his long and fruitful career and built the only comic strip studio the Netherlands ever had.

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''Tom Poes'' was not the first Dutch comic strip, but is generally considered to be [[FollowTheLeader the one that inspired all other comic strip artists in the country]]. It started off as a children's comic strip, but quickly [[GrowingTheBeard transformed]] in into stories with a ParentalBonus. It's also one of the few to have a considerable impact on Dutch popular culture, with many phrases and characters inspiring everyday Dutch words and expressions. In the Netherlands ''Tom Poes'' is highly regarded as clever {{satire}} with [[SceneryPorn exquisite art work]], very creative storytelling and lots of AntiquatedLinguistics. For years it was even one of the few comic strips in the Netherlands to be considered ''literature''. Creator Toonder received countless awards during his long and fruitful career and built the only comic strip studio the Netherlands ever had.
4th Feb '16 9:12:16 AM Salkafar
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* AnimalStereotypes: Bommel is a dumb bear, butler Joost is a noble and trusty dog, Marquis de Canteclaer is a proud peacock, Tom Poes is a clever cat, Wammes Waggel a silly goose, Officer Bulle Bas is a police bulldog, Wal Rus is a sea captain walrus.

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* AnimalStereotypes: Bommel is a dumb bear, butler Joost is a noble and trusty dog, Marquis de Canteclaer is a proud peacock, cockerel, Tom Poes is a clever cat, Wammes Waggel a silly goose, Officer Bulle Bas is a police bulldog, Wal Rus is a sea captain walrus.
11th Jan '16 6:07:51 PM Prfnoff
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'''Tom Poes''' (also known as the ''"Bommelsaga"'') was a [[PrintLongRunners long running]] Dutch newspaper comic strip written and drawn by Marten Toonder (1912-2005) from 1941 to 1986. The series take place in an antropomorphic animal fantasy world. The main protagonist is Tom Poes, a noble, courageous and intelligent little white cat and his best friend, Olivier B. Bommel, a vain, cowardly, but good natured bear who claims to be a ''lord'' and lives in a large castle, with his own butler, Joost. The series was a text comic (comic strips without text balloons and the text below the images), but has been published in text balloon format too.

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'''Tom Poes''' ''Tom Poes'' (also known as the ''"Bommelsaga"'') was a [[PrintLongRunners long running]] Dutch newspaper comic strip written and drawn by Marten Toonder (1912-2005) from 1941 to 1986. The series take place in an antropomorphic animal fantasy world. The main protagonist is Tom Poes, a noble, courageous and intelligent little white cat and his best friend, Olivier B. Bommel, a vain, cowardly, but good natured bear who claims to be a ''lord'' and lives in a large castle, with his own butler, Joost. The series was a text comic (comic strips without text balloons and the text below the images), but has been published in text balloon format too.
2nd Nov '15 8:07:21 PM Berrenta
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* GoodIsBoring: Tom Poes, the protagonist, is the least memorable of all characters.
6th Jun '15 12:56:22 AM Patachou
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* AlliterativeName: The characters '''W'''ammes '''W'''aggel and '''G'''armt '''G'''rootgrut.



* MeaningfulName: The town's psychiatrist is named ''"Zielknijper"'' (literally translated: ''"Soulpincher"''), which became a Dutch neologism later.

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The town's psychiatrist is named ''"Zielknijper"'' (literally translated: ''"Soulpincher"''), which became a Dutch neologism later.


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** Marquis de Canteclaer. He is a rooster, so it's fitting that he is named Canteclaer, after the rooster in ''Literature/ReynardTheFox''.
** Garmt Grootgrut is the local grocer, so his last name (literally "Great Groceries") really fits his profession.
** Wammes Waggel is a silly goose, who are known to "waggel" ("walk like a duck/goose").
24th Nov '14 7:21:54 AM Patachou
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* BearyFunny: Olivier B. Bommel is a bear who lives in a castle. Despite always calling himself brave, cunning and strong he always chickens out whenever danger is about and it's always his {{Sidekick}} Tom Poes who has to save him.



* ContemporaryCaveman



* MatureAnimalStory: This looks like a general "funny animals" comicstrip, but the language, themes and allusions are very much adult.

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* MatureAnimalStory: This looks like a general "funny animals" comicstrip, comic strip, but the language, themes and allusions are very much adult.



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* {{Slapstick}}{{Slapstick}}: A lot of comedy is people hitting and falling about.
24th Nov '14 5:59:47 AM Patachou
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''"Tom Poes"'' (also known as the ''"Bommelsaga"'') was a [[PrintLongRunners long running]] Dutch newspaper comic strip written and drawn by Marten Toonder (1912-2005) from 1941 to 1986. The series take place in an antropomorphic animal fantasy world. The main protagonist is Tom Poes, a noble, courageous and intelligent little white cat and his best friend, Olivier B. Bommel, a vain, cowardly, but good natured bear who claims to be a ''lord'' and lives in a large castle, with his own butler, Joost. The series was a text comic (comic strips without text balloons and the text below the images), but has been published in text balloon format too.

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''"Tom Poes"'' '''Tom Poes''' (also known as the ''"Bommelsaga"'') was a [[PrintLongRunners long running]] Dutch newspaper comic strip written and drawn by Marten Toonder (1912-2005) from 1941 to 1986. The series take place in an antropomorphic animal fantasy world. The main protagonist is Tom Poes, a noble, courageous and intelligent little white cat and his best friend, Olivier B. Bommel, a vain, cowardly, but good natured bear who claims to be a ''lord'' and lives in a large castle, with his own butler, Joost. The series was a text comic (comic strips without text balloons and the text below the images), but has been published in text balloon format too.


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* AnimalJingoism: Subverted. No jingoism seems to exist between the animals. Tom, a white cat, gets along fine with Joost, the dog butler and Bullebas, the dog police chief.
11th Oct '14 5:50:56 AM Patachou
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* HomeBase: Bommel's castle in the village Rommeldam.



* ShoutOut: Marquis de Canteclaer, whose last name is a reference to the rooster Chantecler in ''Literature/ReynardTheFox''.

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Marquis de Canteclaer, whose last name is a reference to the rooster Chantecler in ''Literature/ReynardTheFox''. ''Literature/ReynardTheFox''.
** Creator/VanKootenEnDeBie: When de Vieze Man (''The Dirty Man'') drives through a pool of water he wets the poor shy Mr. Foppe. He then tells him he should take off his wet pants and walk around without them, ''like Bommel does.''
29th Sep '14 11:48:24 AM Patachou
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Marten Toonder enjoyed playing around with language and introduced many new words and expressions to the Dutch language. It's also one of the reasons his work cannot be easily translated.

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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Marten Toonder enjoyed playing around with language and introduced many new words and expressions to the Dutch language. It's also one of the reasons his work cannot be easily translated. Some of his words were archaic Dutch words and expressions, however.


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* GratuitousFrench: Marquis de Canteclaer uses a lot of French expressions to appear more ''chique''.


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* OnlySaneMan: Tom Poes.


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* SlobsVersusSnobs: Marquis de Canteclaer is a snobbish rich nobleman who sees himself above everyone else.
29th Sep '14 11:40:35 AM Patachou
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* InterSpeciesFriendship: Bommel, a bear, and Tom Poes, a cat.
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