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Does putting "comix" instead of comics mean anything??
Byth1 at 10:27PM, Dec. 31, 2009
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I mean why do people put that at the end? Does it make the comic sound cooler or anything or is it just there for no reason? (I got bored and started wondering this).
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DMH at 11:29PM, Dec. 31, 2009
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I have two theories on this:

1) They wish to stand out and appear ‘Young and hip.’ Everyone knows X makes you cool.

2) They failed basic spelling.
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elektro at 9:41AM, Jan. 1, 2010
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The way I understand it, “comix”, as it is spelled here, were started in the 60s by edgier, underground artists like R. Crumb and the like to differentiate themselves from the mainstream pack at the time. Now, like almost every hippie idea from the 60s, it's a sign of hipster pretentious.
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Chernobog at 11:01AM, Jan. 1, 2010
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Because x's, 1's, and z's make everything KEWLER! It's like cruise control for lazy hipsters of all ages.
 
 
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MelonFarmer at 1:05PM, Jan. 1, 2010
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Any time you spell some thing with an X, you make it extreme. It's basic science.

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I Am The 1337 Master at 1:11PM, Jan. 1, 2010
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Because x's, 1's, and z's make everything KEWLER! It's like cruise control for lazy hipsters of all ages.
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HippieVan at 1:14PM, Jan. 1, 2010
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I always thought it was easier to copyright a name when you misspelled it like that. I might be way off tho.
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Orin J Master at 1:42PM, Jan. 1, 2010
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it was intended as a way of singling out comics that weren't intended for children, due to violence, sex, or adult concepts but it never really panned out. now it's mostly the dominion of people that think they're much more edgy than they really ever were.

ironically it was the sign of the comic industry really evolving once, but apathy on the distributor's end and greed on the publisher's turned the attempt to make it something more than kid's stories and fanboy fodder into a crass marketing gimmick.

shirt version: no, it doesn't really mean anything.
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NickGuy at 6:56PM, Jan. 1, 2010
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Orin J Master
it was intended as a way of singling out comics that weren't intended for children, due to violence, sex, or adult concepts but it never really panned out. now it's mostly the dominion of people that think they're much more edgy than they really ever were.


pretty much this.


My comics named “Kung Fu Komix”…if you asked me why i spelled it that way, its simple…KFC doesnt sound as good, and Kung Fu Komics just doesnt work. its not always an attempt to appear “hip” or “cool”

“Kung Fu Komix IS…hardcore martial art action all the way. 8/10” -Harkovast
“Kung Fu Komix is that rare comic that is made with heart and love of the medium, and it delivers” -Zenstrive
“Kung Fu Komix is…so awesome” -threeeyeswurm
“Kung Fu Komix is..told with all the stupid exuberance of the genre it parodies” -The Real Macabre
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Byth1 at 7:23PM, Jan. 1, 2010
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My comics named “Kung Fu Komix”…if you asked me why i spelled it that way, its simple…KFC doesnt sound as good, and Kung Fu Komics just doesnt work. its not always an attempt to appear “hip” or “cool”

Well, I used to name my comics as “comix” 'cause I thought it made me sound cooler, then I moved to saying “Komix” then after a while I moved to just “comics”.

Orin J Master
it was intended as a way of singling out comics that weren't intended for children, due to violence, sex, or adult concepts but it never really panned out.

I do think I heard of those…
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mishi_hime at 11:51PM, Jan. 1, 2010
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Well, I used to name my comics as “comix” 'cause I thought it made me sound cooler, then I moved to saying “Komix”

Because being unintelligent is cool, right?
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Byth1 at 3:38AM, Jan. 2, 2010
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Because being unintelligent is cool, right?

Definitely, lol!
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ksteak at 3:56AM, Jan. 2, 2010
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Means you're going against the authorities, man. Just watch the CCA doesn't bust you up.
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Skullbie at 4:16AM, Jan. 2, 2010
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I think comix does look cooler than comics myself, but it kind of depends on how its used, like a serious comic using ‘comix’ would be kind of weird but a crazier or kid-friendly comic doing it would seem alright.
 
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lothar at 9:59AM, Jan. 2, 2010
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im gu8nna start spelling it like this - “ K0m!XXX ”
\can't get any hipper than that
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 11:14AM, Jan. 2, 2010
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Dey make u sound kewl.
i will also like to know you the more
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ozoneocean at 11:25AM, Jan. 2, 2010
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How about “Cow-micks”?
That sounds better…
 
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Byth1 at 6:02PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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How about “Cow-micks”?
That sounds better…

Kinda sounds like something you'd used for like a comic about a cow or something.

lothar
im gu8nna start spelling it like this - “ K0m!XXX ”
\can't get any hipper than that

That sounds a little like a rated X movie…
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 11:44PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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Then I guess that's perfect for lothar.
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Lonnehart at 12:16AM, Jan. 3, 2010
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“Because everything's more impressive with an X!” :)
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patrickdevine at 12:47PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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The way I understand it, “comix”, as it is spelled here, were started in the 60s by edgier, underground artists like R. Crumb and the like to differentiate themselves from the mainstream pack at the time. Now, like almost every hippie idea from the 60s, it's a sign of hipster pretentious.
I would say that you're part right. The alternate spelling “comix” was used by underground artists to set themselves apart, and to some small extent it still is. Now I think it's used more out of whimsy than outright pretentiousness.
In my case I came up with “Arbitrary Comix” as a title for a sketchbook comic because it just seemed more appropriate somehow. I guess spelling it properly looked too serious.
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Aurora Borealis at 12:55PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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http://lambiek.net/comics/underground.htm

The late 1960s saw the emergence of underground comics, a new wave of humorous, hippie-inspired comic books that dealt with social and political subjects like sex, drugs, rock music and anti-war protest. For this reason, these new comics became known as “comix” to set them apart from mainstream comics and to emphasize the “x” for x-rated.

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Zang at 5:21PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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wow… its amazing how you can make a nice thread outta that, this man was bored.

forgive me if i sound like a jerk, i have a dry since of humor

hmmm comics… sounds like comicks….therfore…x sounds kinda like ck… therefore … comi….x….comics….comix….hmmmm interestading….
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Byth1 at 8:30PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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Zang
wow… its amazing how you can make a nice thread outta that, this man was bored.

forgive me if i sound like a jerk, i have a dry since of humor

hmmm comics… sounds like comicks….therfore…x sounds kinda like ck… therefore … comi….x….comics….comix….hmmmm interestading….

Uhh, you lost me there.
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Skullbie at 8:41PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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Byth1
Zang
wow… its amazing how you can make a nice thread outta that, this man was bored.

forgive me if i sound like a jerk, i have a dry since of humor

hmmm comics… sounds like comicks….therfore…x sounds kinda like ck… therefore … comi….x….comics….comix….hmmmm interestading….

Uhh, you lost me there.
 
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EssayBee at 11:46AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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My comics named “Kung Fu Komix”…if you asked me why i spelled it that way, its simple…KFC doesnt sound as good . . .

It may not sound as good, but the acronym's finger-lickin' good.
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Byth1 at 11:47AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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My comics named “Kung Fu Komix”…if you asked me why i spelled it that way, its simple…KFC doesnt sound as good . . .

It may not sound as good, but the acronym's finger-licking good.

lol, funny.
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Weasilish at 1:03PM, Jan. 8, 2010
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Enh. Things with x's in them tend to stick in people's mind's longer, methinks.

Though the only comic to ever pull off the x is Khaos Komix. (don't lie. You konw you love it.)
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