Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tooning Up this ThunderJournal 2

OK. I just read the CP writeup of the cartoon blog that won Best Blog (Right-Wing). It seems that not just any comic strip will tickle their fancies. In order to be considered award-worthy by the CP staff, one must contrive baffling and impenetrable toons:

But judging the cartoons he prolifically posts will leave one scratching one's head more times that not.

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While most three-panel cartoons follow an introduction/setup/conclusion format, Lacey's non sequiturs often leave the reader going, "huh?" (Forum threads on sites such as Touch of Evil and Something Awful have been dedicated to deciphering Faith Mouse cartoons.) A recent panel found Faith Mouse observing a flying saucer heading toward her. Panel two shows the ship opening to reveal "recovered" homosexual Donnie Davies singing "God Hates Fags!" The third panel features political pundit Andrew Sullivan applauding a bowing Davies with the phrases "Christian baiting!" and "xGay bashing!" over Sullivan's head. So, why would the gay Sullivan be applauding Davies' gay bashing? Lacey himself stated, "I'd rather not explain my cartoons (not sure I absolutely can)," in an unrelated January 2007 posting.

Of course! I forgot - to your average urban hipster, nonsensical = avant garde!

I can do that.

So, oh powers that be at City Pages, please disregard my previous comic strip. That was the old, milquetoast, bland, suburban Foot-toon. Say hello to the new, edgy, hip, "teh kewl", cutting edge and future award-winning ThunderJournal comic:


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