History Main / Alex

28th Aug '12 3:40:03 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* An WesternAnimation/AdventureTime [[Fanfic/{{Alex}} fan-fiction.]]

to:

* An WesternAnimation/AdventureTime ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' [[Fanfic/{{Alex}} fan-fiction.]]
28th Aug '12 3:39:56 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A SliceOfLife [[ComicStrip.{{Alex}} British newspaper comic.]]
* An WesternAnimation/AdventureTime [[Fanfic/{{Alex}} fan-fiction.]]

to:

* A SliceOfLife [[ComicStrip.{{Alex}} [[ComicStrip/{{Alex}} British newspaper comic.]]
* An WesternAnimation/AdventureTime [[Fanfic/{{Alex}} fan-fiction.]]]]
----
28th Aug '12 2:51:06 PM desdendelle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[redirect:ComicStrip/{{Alex}}]]

to:

[[redirect:ComicStrip/{{Alex}}]]Alex can mean:
* A SliceOfLife [[ComicStrip.{{Alex}} British newspaper comic.]]
* An WesternAnimation/AdventureTime [[Fanfic/{{Alex}} fan-fiction.]]
6th Dec '11 8:44:29 PM movie007
Is there an issue? Send a Message


http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Alex11.gif
[[caption-width:126:Alex Masterley]]

''[[http://www.alexcartoon.com/ Alex]]'' is a SliceOfLife humour comic by Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor following the life of Alex Masterley, a City of London merchant banker.

''Alex'' is a topical strip, satirizing banker's attitudes to most of the major financial, political and sporting stories of the day. It also targets the changes that have occurred in the business world in the last twenty years, such as the rise of political correctness, the increase in rules and regulations, and changes in technology. The cartoonists receive a lot of material from bankers themselves, and many of the situations they poke fun at in the comic are based on real occurrences.

It is a gag-a-day strip, and has no overarching meta-plot or story, but will occasionally have longer story arcs lasting for anything up to a month. The comic is set firmly within the real world (other than fictitious bank names), but does have some dream and fantasy sequences, such as when Alex and his colleague Clive are put in charge of [[http://www.alexcartoon.com/index.cfm?cartoons_id=2866 buying out and floating Santa's North Pole operation]].

The comic has been running in the pages of ''[[BritishNewspapers The Independent]]'' since 1987, then ''[[BritishNewspapers The Daily Telegraph]]'' from 1992, and the strip has been duplicated on the Web since 1999. It has always updated five days a week (Monday to Friday) without fail, matching the newspaper copy, although it takes a short break whenever the cartoonists have a holiday, as the strips are drawn the day before publication.

The archive is very badly designed, so the first strip on the Web can be found [[http://www.alexcartoon.com/index.cfm?cartoons_id=23 here]]. If you take a break during an ArchiveBinge, it is recommended you take note of the URL, and return later via the address bar, or use your browser history menu.

Has an AudioAdaptation on ClassicFM.
-----
This comic contains examples of:
* BrokeEpisode: Alex spent a large part of 2003 unemployed.
* ButtMonkey: Alex's friend and colleague, Clive.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The early strips often featured a match seller Alex would verbally joust with. He vanished without trace after a couple of years.
* {{Elseworld}}: A one-off strip made for the British Library's "Hold The Front Page" exhibition reimagined Alex for WorldWarTwo. In this strip Alex has a [[DashinglyDapperDerby bowler hat]] and moustache, and is talking about [[TheHomeFront rationing and the Blitz]].
-->'''Butcher''': So I'm afraid even you rich city types will have to go short.
-->'''Alex''': Naturally. I went short on insurance stock when the first bombs fell -- made myself a fortune!
* GirlfriendInCanada: While at university, Clive used to claim he had a 'girlfriend in London'.
* JuryDuty: Happens to Clive.
* MustHaveNicotine: The Smokers Club
* OopNorth: Any strip involving Hardcastle.
* PutOnABus: Clive's American girlfriend Ruth and their lovechild, who vanished from the comic in the late 90s and have not been seen since.
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Alex's son, Christopher, has gone from birth to age 20 in roughly 14 years.
* StripBuffer: Averted. The strips are drawn the day before publication.
* WorkOffTheDebt: Alex ends up washing dishes while unemployed.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: A lot of material is provided by people in the banking industry.
----

to:

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Alex11.gif
[[caption-width:126:Alex Masterley]]

''[[http://www.alexcartoon.com/ Alex]]'' is a SliceOfLife humour comic by Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor following the life of Alex Masterley, a City of London merchant banker.

''Alex'' is a topical strip, satirizing banker's attitudes to most of the major financial, political and sporting stories of the day. It also targets the changes that have occurred in the business world in the last twenty years, such as the rise of political correctness, the increase in rules and regulations, and changes in technology. The cartoonists receive a lot of material from bankers themselves, and many of the situations they poke fun at in the comic are based on real occurrences.

It is a gag-a-day strip, and has no overarching meta-plot or story, but will occasionally have longer story arcs lasting for anything up to a month. The comic is set firmly within the real world (other than fictitious bank names), but does have some dream and fantasy sequences, such as when Alex and his colleague Clive are put in charge of [[http://www.alexcartoon.com/index.cfm?cartoons_id=2866 buying out and floating Santa's North Pole operation]].

The comic has been running in the pages of ''[[BritishNewspapers The Independent]]'' since 1987, then ''[[BritishNewspapers The Daily Telegraph]]'' from 1992, and the strip has been duplicated on the Web since 1999. It has always updated five days a week (Monday to Friday) without fail, matching the newspaper copy, although it takes a short break whenever the cartoonists have a holiday, as the strips are drawn the day before publication.

The archive is very badly designed, so the first strip on the Web can be found [[http://www.alexcartoon.com/index.cfm?cartoons_id=23 here]]. If you take a break during an ArchiveBinge, it is recommended you take note of the URL, and return later via the address bar, or use your browser history menu.

Has an AudioAdaptation on ClassicFM.
-----
This comic contains examples of:
* BrokeEpisode: Alex spent a large part of 2003 unemployed.
* ButtMonkey: Alex's friend and colleague, Clive.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The early strips often featured a match seller Alex would verbally joust with. He vanished without trace after a couple of years.
* {{Elseworld}}: A one-off strip made for the British Library's "Hold The Front Page" exhibition reimagined Alex for WorldWarTwo. In this strip Alex has a [[DashinglyDapperDerby bowler hat]] and moustache, and is talking about [[TheHomeFront rationing and the Blitz]].
-->'''Butcher''': So I'm afraid even you rich city types will have to go short.
-->'''Alex''': Naturally. I went short on insurance stock when the first bombs fell -- made myself a fortune!
* GirlfriendInCanada: While at university, Clive used to claim he had a 'girlfriend in London'.
* JuryDuty: Happens to Clive.
* MustHaveNicotine: The Smokers Club
* OopNorth: Any strip involving Hardcastle.
* PutOnABus: Clive's American girlfriend Ruth and their lovechild, who vanished from the comic in the late 90s and have not been seen since.
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Alex's son, Christopher, has gone from birth to age 20 in roughly 14 years.
* StripBuffer: Averted. The strips are drawn the day before publication.
* WorkOffTheDebt: Alex ends up washing dishes while unemployed.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: A lot of material is provided by people in the banking industry.
----
[[redirect:ComicStrip/{{Alex}}]]
1st Dec '11 1:14:07 PM DaibhidC
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* {{Elseworld}}: A one-off strip made for the British Library's "Hold The Front Page" exhibition reimagined Alex for WorldWarTwo. In this strip Alex has a [[DashinglyDapperDerby bowler hat]] and moustache, and is talking about [[TheHomeFront rationing and the Blitz]].
-->'''Butcher''': So I'm afraid even you rich city types will have to go short.
-->'''Alex''': Naturally. I went short on insurance stock when the first bombs fell -- made myself a fortune!
8th Oct '11 11:59:50 AM DaibhidC
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:


Has an AudioAdaptation on ClassicFM.
28th Sep '11 4:45:56 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{SORAS}}: Alex's son, Christopher, has gone from birth to age 20 in roughly 14 years.

to:

* {{SORAS}}: SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Alex's son, Christopher, has gone from birth to age 20 in roughly 14 years.
22nd May '11 5:56:24 PM blackcat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*MagnificentBastard: Alex is a selfish, materialistic, underhanded {{Jerkass}}, and makes no attempt to hide this, but he does it with a great deal of style and charisma.
*MisaimedFandom: The creators have had letters from people who chose to become bankers and stockbrokers because of the comic.
This list shows the last 8 events of 8. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.Alex