From 1993-2002, The Parking Lot is Full was the comic strip love child of artist Jack McLaren and writer Pat Spacek. Starting as crude little strips published in their university newspaper, the comic quickly took on a life of its own, eventually becoming one of the most popular and infamous comic strips on the internet. After nine years of ups and downs, the creators decided that they'd said everything they wanted to say, so the comic was wrapped up and all the toys put away.
This joke-a-day webcomic show a very dark sense of humor and is very macabre. It still remains one of the best old-school webcomics ever made and is definitely worth a try.
The original domain name has expired, but you can find the full archive on the memorial website. Some comics have been removed, for various reasons, from the archive. Most of these missing comics can be found on this blog.
Feel free to upload these comics on the Internet Archive's digital library for the sake of further assisting the comic's preservation.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- Abusive Parents: The "It's Goofy time!" strip, which shows a boy shuddering in horror when his dad shows up wearing a Goofy mask and holding a belt.
- Dada Comics: Loaded with Black Comedy.
- Non-Indicative Title: There is no mention of parking lots.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The "Rocko & Socko" storyline completely takes over the strip for the last year.
- Story Arc: That one about sock puppets wrapped the webcomic up.
- Unusual Euphemism: An abusive father yells, "It's Goofy time!" while wielding a belt in his hands. His son's reaction says it all.