Memes

Banes at 12:00AM, March 16, 2017




A Meme is a comic, really. Pictures and words put together to get some kind of point across.

It's a fascinating phenomenon. I'm tempted to try to explain what they are, but the meme up top has reminded me not to attempt that.

Seeing them, whether I understand ...






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FEATURED COMIC -> TRUMPed

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 15, 2017



Rawdale is fast becoming our resident political cartoonist! Hot on he heels of Jesus 2016 comes TRUMPed, a humorous and satirical take on the start of this latest US presidential administration. Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Trump is a pretty ridiculous figure who's pretty ...

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Quackcast 302 - the agendacast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 20, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Today we talk about works of pop-culture that have an obvious political agenda, so obvious that t not only gets in the way of the entertainment but also dictates to the audience without letting them have a chance to come to their own conclusions: forcing you ...


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Timeliness vs Timelessness

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2016


Rogue from the X-Men encounters President Ronald Reagan!
(…who???)


Timeliness vs Timelessness

Some comics are very much “of the moment”, while others are more timeless.

Connecting to the events of the moment can be a worthy endeavor. The political satire of Jesus 2016 comes to mind. Webcomics are well suited ...








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Drunk Duck Awards Week One Results!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2016



BEST BACKGROUND ART


Winner: Cochlea and Eustachia by hansrickheit
Presentation by Banes

BEST ANTHROPOMORPHIC COMIC


Winner: Bunny Comic by dustmeat
Presentation by El Cid

BEST ACTION WITHIN A COMIC


Winner: Putrid Meat by PIT_FACE
Presentation by KimLuster

BEST ADVENTURE COMIC


Winner: Mindfold by fallopiancrusader
Presentation by Genejoke

BEST ALL AGES ...

























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QUACKCAST 291 - The philosophy and politics of comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2016

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Raphael's School of Athens.

This week's Quackcast is brought to us by Tantz Ariene! Tantz is a very political creature, seeing as she comes from Athens which is pretty much the birthplace of politics AND philosophy, that's hardly surprising. Clever Tantz in her tantzglasses, dudeman Banes ...


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Black History Month spotlight: The first black superheroine

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2016



In 1971, five years after in creation of Black Panther and four years before Marvel introduced Storm, the first black female superhero appeared in Hell-Rider #1.



A trained fighter, Butterfly’s super cool costume included a jetpack, suction cups for climbing, and lights that were capable of permanently blinding her ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> Jesus 2016

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 2, 2015



Jesus is running for president under the republican ticket! What could go wrong? Quite a lot it turns out… His beliefs contrast a little bit with those of the party. Jesus goes off message and cross-country on an iconoclastic road trip with Pope Francis and a kid documenting the whole ...

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"Every revolution is sparked by an art movement"

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2015


Jane Alexander, Butcher Boys

That happens to be a line from one of my favourite albums, a combination CD/graphic novel from an obscure now-defunct South African hip hop group.

I think it’s pretty easy to understand how a South African group would come to that conclusion. When I ...




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It's campaignin' season!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2015



Usually I try to keep my newsposts geared towards art/writing/comics, but this week I have politics on the brain!

Here in Canada our election is only a month away (October 19, 2015 – get out and vote, Canadians!). I just spent my evening at a packed little cafe where ...



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