The 'Rosity Comic Strip - 4-2-07
April 1, 2007 9:29 pm
Renderosity Comics - with stories ripped from today's headlines!
Echos From A Fractured Mind by BtaraKtahn [Anna Elkins]
Tunnelrunners by JamesRoden [James Roden]
continued next week ...
The Catpack by anniemation [Janet Lynne]
The Mousecapades - Geronimouse by coa
Wren Derosity - Good Things by sparkyjones
The Smiley Faces from Outer Space by edhoover
Kuntry Life - by Nyghtwolf [Kevin Luce]
FoToonZ by Gordon_S [Gordon Syerson]
Frog Tales by frogdot
Non-Canonical by AnteriorLobe (Ron Kollgaard)
The Incredible Brinkton Agency by vdelor (V.M. Delor)
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Hello and welcome to the premiere of "Comic Theatre" - This week's programme takes a conceptual look at BtaraKtahn's neo-modern comic masterpiece, Echoes of a Fractured Mind. Specifically, we will attempt to interpret the comic, examining the literary and cultural significance of the work. As we read and enjoy the comic, the first portion of humor presents itself, unafraid -since it takes place at a Star Trek convention, one can automatically assume that there will be several references to the cult-like passion that most Trekkies exhibit. These passions, in and of themselves, would be enough for the average comic artist to run along with and glean the standard punchline laugh - but notice, BtaraKtahn is NOT satisfied with such a simple, easy joke. BtaraKtahn LEAPS from the script of one-laugh-per-angle and reaches for so much more than a formulaic rimshot opportunity. The artist jumps from the confines of demoralizing humor concerning an overwatched tv show and draws the contrast with a popular tv show of today, "Everybody Loves Raymond" and imagines that such a show, with a Klingon Warrior instead of a whiney sportswriter, would be so much more funny, even to the point of nostalgia by the comic characters. Here, BtaraKtahn's valiant effort to use the reader's own imagination in the creation of a new joke, well frankly, it's pure genius. Our culture, replete with communicative mediums that do most of the thinking for us, is starving for just such an artistic work - work that demands the participation and involvement of the reader, whom the work was designed and created to entertain in the first place. A comic that fires and inspires the imagination, instead of just shoving tidbits through the cage bars to it, is a work of art that must be acknowledged and praised for it's significant dependence on the human mind to succeed as art. So, from 'Comic Theatre', i issue a bold and unwavering bravo to BtaraKtahn - keep up the good work and please don't beam up just yet - our culture needs you. Be sure not to tune in next week for another episode of 'Comic Theatre' because there won't be one....Enjoy The Comics, folks! :) :) :)
OMG! I almost missed a week! Thank goodness for the comic archives. Had to pop in before this changed over see what happened to my favorite comics this week. Geronimouse...too funny! That's it...my problem is I keep forgetting to put on the nose! Thank you edhoover. Yikes about the pet food recall. Thanks anniemation. Love the punnies. So glad to see Wren got a car! Can't wait to see what's coming next.