The Kea's Nest

The Kea is a well known, cheeky, mountain parrot from New Zealand. What better name to take for myself to comment on the funny drawings I find online?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Strip Poker on a Nude Beach. Ow.

There's something insanely brilliant about the team behind Wulffmorgenthaler.

Recently they redid their website which, unfortunately, meant I was unable to regularly get onto it in order to see the drunken, minute, goodness.

So I've been catching up. There's been quite a run of good stuff there recently. A long time ago I printed off a cartoon of theirs that had Sisyphus watching TV. What was on? It could only be reruns.

Only so many twisted minds would realise that and also see the link between sock puppets performing versus socks doing what socks are meant to do in terms of reality TV.

It reminds my a lot of those classic comedy shows like Monty Python or the Goons. While comprehensible jokes with punchlines are perfectly valid (the joke here is not that the worm is pushing out and talking, its that the host is 'extremely irritated' at the doctor's interest) it is much more interesting to jsut find something totally bizarre and mix it in.

Most of these comics, however, would probably benefit from dropping the little text box that runs along the bottom. Mostly they just rephrase the joke although there are times when a little clarification is needed (Sisyphus being a classic case. There's no way to know who the guy in the toga is without a title). Try looking at those jokes without the text box just looking at Garfield without his thought bubbles. Sometimes the bizarreness begins to get away on you but, as a whole, the jokes remain intact or only lose a tiny part of their humour.

Then there's the ones like this that aren't hugely funny but are jsut great concepts, both text and art.

Wulffmorgenthaler. It's got something for everyone.

2 Comments:

At 2:52 AM, Blogger RichK said...

Thank you for writing about this comic. I've just started reading the archives, thanks to you, and it's funny stuff.

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger The Kea said...

Glad to introduce something to you, hope you enjoy it!

 

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