Comic Strip: The Perry Bible Fellowship
The Perry Bible Fellowship
is a newspaper comic strip/webcomic by Nicholas Gurewitch. It's notable for its black, surrealist humour
. It specializes in juxtaposing whimsical settings
with morbid subject matter
. It's kind of like the Far Side
, except with cutesier art and more murder.
Most of the tropes it encounters, it subverts. Art Shifts
are frequent; it goes for either a very intricate or very simplistic art style, depending on the joke. Has a habit of Crossing the Line Twice
, and sometimes three or four times. At some point, it will probably ruin your childhood. Maybe your adulthood, too.Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories
, a reprint of the original webcomic and additional artwork, won the 2008 Eisner Comic Book Industry Award for Best Humor Publication. The comic is currently on semi-hiatus, and updates every once in a blue moon.
Compare Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
This webcomic contains examples of:
- Word Salad Title: Let's say it's not something likely to be found on a church's bulletin board.
- Yonkoma: It's perhaps a stretch to call it this, but many strips have exactly four panels, and all are titled.
Specific strips contain examples (usually subversions) of:
- Sugar Bowl: Suicide Train, wherein a man finds out the hard way that it's very hard to commit suicide when you live in a children's pastel world and everything has wings.