Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Five: Funny Papers

Today from the Revgals, we have a Friday Five about comics! Presbyterian Gal writes:

After an exhausting election here in the states it's time for some spirit lifting! Join me with a nice cup of tea or coffee or cocoa and let's sit back and read the Funny Papers!
1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child?2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone?
3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you?
4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you?

Hmm... that's interesting. I definitely think that there are some comic strips that express a certain philosophy brilliantly... Calvin and Hobbes was great for that... Opus too!

5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples?

I think that the appeal is probably to a generation of comic strips that were relatively simple and un-complicated in their approach. An approach that proved to be timeless, even when the comics themselves were running out of steam in the "funny" department.

Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print?
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Crimson Rambler said...

excellent post, Chorus!

Jan said...

I love the way you pictorially answered the questions.

Sue said...

I loved those Calvin and Hobbes snowmen - they were the best.

Great play!

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Presbyterian Gal said...

Great answers! I think it's a tie between Calvin and Hobbes and Far Side for wanting a good oldie back.

Julie said...

Great play...We had a lot of the same answers. I heart you! :)

Chunklets said...

I do miss Calvin & Hobbes!

Do you by chance read Pearls Before Swine? I find it quite excellent!

Mary Beth said...

We need to hang out together!