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Re: Guess the comic

Post by eMTe » Tue Oct 11, 2011 0:54

I dont know it, but it looks Americanish.

They cant live one day without violence, strong language and other oddities, on the other side of the water, can they?

Wildguessing. Arseface? :D
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pater Alf » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:32

No, Arseface is just one of the characters in this comicbook.

And yes, it is an US comic and it is full of violance, strong language and odd stuff. But it's not brainless fun, instead it is a great road movie and a statement about modern America and contains some of the best written comic characters in the last few decades of comic history.
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pager » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:54

Now I'm just waiting to know so I can read it...as it stands, I have no clue...
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Scythe » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:55

More clueless than I was before. Arseface sounds Google-able though.

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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Chroelle » Tue Oct 11, 2011 17:26

Indeed. I knew I had no idea (and not an icecubes chances in hell on guessing it) so I googled it, and now know the answer. Won't reveal though as I want to see if anyone else can guess it. I was considering reading it.
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by eMTe » Tue Oct 11, 2011 22:22

Pater Alf wrote:But it's not brainless fun, instead it is a great road movie and a statement about modern America
Sure it is probably very clever. The gimmick is, I live long enough to have decent laugh of any form of prudery, hypocrisy, religion, politics, Ive read and wrote enough social commentaries and it simply bores me. I prefer soft comfort, the countrysidish greenery of old Czech cartoons over the depth of South Park's ridicules. I'm not "against", I simply chose to slowly slip into old-fashioned grumpiness.

Just the slight explanation of my comment. 8)
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pater Alf » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:36

It seems nobody will guess it.

The correct answer would have been "Preacher", the great Vertigo maxi series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Follow the link and you can read the first issue for free.

http://www.dccomics.com/vertigo/graphic_novels/?gn=1645

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Re: Guess the comic

Post by eMTe » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:31

I think Im gonna try.
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pater Alf » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:06

Definitely the Pulitzer-Prize awarded "Maus. A Survivor's tale" by Art Spiegelmann.
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by eMTe » Wed Oct 12, 2011 22:04

No!

Ok, only joking, it's Maus. :D
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pater Alf » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:10

Let's go on with comics with serious themes:
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Chroelle » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:00

I am wondering if the women is in some form of niqab?
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by eMTe » Fri Oct 14, 2011 0:23

Pater Alf wrote:Definitely the Pulitzer-Prize awarded "Maus. A Survivor's tale" by Art Spiegelmann.
Pulitzer-Prize awarded, because it tells not only a simple one-of-a-million story about Holocaust, but it tries to cope with troublesome past in general and give it some sort of undercurrent explanations. My granma always refused to talk about her war and prison years and as for my father...just as I was old enough to ask about things I was also old enough to know that asking about his childhood years in prison and past in general, would only make him mad.

Good that he's done.

As for the last one, sure it is niqab.
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Oct 14, 2011 14:50

Yes, it is a niqab. The comic is autobiographical and it is about a girl growing up in Iran in the years after the islamic revolution.
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by eMTe » Fri Nov 18, 2011 18:31

It is Persepolis. I had to Google it out, but I was deeply interested in knowing both what this is and pushing the topic forward. :)

And there's even a movie based on the book!
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Nov 18, 2011 21:47

Yes and the movie is pretty good. Not as good as the comic though, which you should absolutely read.
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by eMTe » Fri Nov 18, 2011 22:37

Here.
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Nov 18, 2011 22:56

Looks like a cartoony version of "Valerian & Veronique". But I'm not sure such a thing exists...
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by eMTe » Sat Nov 19, 2011 0:00

...& Laureline. Was she renamed Veronique in Germany?

And what does it mean "cartoony version"... It's the second page of the ORIGINAL first book in the series! :doh:
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Re: Guess the comic

Post by Pater Alf » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:42

Yes, Veronique in Germany. Many characters were renamed in Germany in the 70s and 80s.

And about the "cartoony": I've never read the series. And when I thought of the covers, I had something more realistic in mind. Seems I was wrong about that. My fault... :oops:

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