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At The Gutter: Forget The Consequences, Just Get Me A Sandwich

This week at the Gutter, Screen Editor alex looks at Adventure Time, narrative, consequences and sandwiches.

Over the past several months I’ve been working my way through all of Pendleton Ward‘s Adventure Time, in part because it comes in 11 minute segments that are easy to squeeze into tiny cracks of spare time, but mostly because it’s awesome. There are lots of things to love about it – the humor, the weirdness, the clever allusions to art and literature – but I think the thing I enjoy most is how creatively they play with narrative. Watching all of the ideas they’re able to explore by ignoring the usual boundaries of time, space and consequences makes me realize how limiting conventions can be.

Forget the consequences, just get me a sandwich

Forget the consequences, just get me a sandwich

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Over the past several months I’ve been working my way through the entirety of Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time, in part because it comes in 11 minute segments that are easy to squeeze into tiny cracks of spare time, but mostly because it’s awesome. There are lots of things to love about it – the humor, the weirdness, the clever allusionsto art and literature – but I think the thing I enjoy most…

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Collection of R.K. Laxman Cartoons

Collection of R.K. Laxman Cartoons

The Times of India has collected a gallery of satirical cartoons by R.K. Laxman. And here are episodes of R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya, a tv show based on his work.

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LYING CAT FUNNIES
FanArt Friday, everyone! You guys all read Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples awesome Image series, SAGA, right?
I figured if i tried to combine one of the best current comic books out there with one of the worst comic strips the world has ever known, it’d balance out and i’d end up with completely average mashup. How’d i do? 
Feel free to follow me here on Tumblr and tell me what you’d like to see me draw, i’ll do my best to keep you entertained.
And come check out my thrice weekly updated web comic strip www.ahoyearth.com for more fun!

theeletterj:

LYING CAT FUNNIES

FanArt Friday, everyone! You guys all read Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples awesome Image series, SAGA, right?

I figured if i tried to combine one of the best current comic books out there with one of the worst comic strips the world has ever known, it’d balance out and i’d end up with completely average mashup. How’d i do? 

Feel free to follow me here on Tumblr and tell me what you’d like to see me draw, i’ll do my best to keep you entertained.

And come check out my thrice weekly updated web comic strip www.ahoyearth.com for more fun!

At The Gutter: Comics Editor Carol pits Princess Bubblegum vs. Victor Frankenstein in a Mad Science Throwdown!

Prepare yourselves once more to venture a little further into Adventure Time‘s Candy Kingdom and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. If Lemongrab is Frankenstein the creature, how does Princess Bubblegum compare to Frankenstein the creator. Well, beyond the question, “Who would win in a fight, Victor Frankenstein or Bonibel Bubblegum?” We all know that Princess Bubblegum would win.

At The Gutter: Comics Editor Carol pits Princess Bubblegum vs. Victor Frankenstein in a Mad Science Throwdown!

Prepare yourselves once more to venture a little further into Adventure Time‘s Candy Kingdom and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. If Lemongrab is Frankenstein the creature, how does Princess Bubblegum compare to Frankenstein the creator. Well, beyond the question, “Who would win in a fight, Victor Frankenstein or Bonibel Bubblegum?” We all know that Princess Bubblegum would win.

Mad Science Throwdown: Princess Bubblegum vs Frankenstein

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 4.30.36 PM“No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. A…

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At The Gutter: The Shrieking Horror of Castle Lemongrab

Comics Editor Carol dares face the terror that is Adventure Time's Earl of Lemongrab:

Made from lemons—or possibly lemon candy—the Earl of Lemongrab is one of Princess Bubblegum’s creations in the animated television series, Adventure Time. (I’ve also written about Adventure Time, here). As Princess Bubblegum tells Finn (hero of Adventure Time), “He was the first one of my experiments gone wrong” (“Too Young”) and Lemongrab has gone very wrong since he was brought to life late one night. He is one of the most disturbing Frankensteins* I’ve ever seen. In fact, Lemongrab is the first creature who has instilled in me the sense of utter wrongness that characters in Frankenstein feel upon encountering Victor Frankenstein’s stitched-together son. I so often identify with the monster, that it is fascinating to sympathize with those he freaks the hell out.

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Zack Snyder & Bruce Timm Animate 75 Years of Superman History in Two Minutes

By Andy Khouri

As part of the ongoing celebration of the 75th anniversary of SupermanWarner Bros. Animation’s Bruce Timm and Man of Steel director Zack Snyder collaborated on a two-minute film that observes some of Superman’s more memorable adventures. The animation includes homages to original creators Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster to contemporary artists like Jim Lee, with stops along the way that give props to Curt Swan, Dan Jurgens, Neal Adams, Andy Warhol, Fleisher Studios, Alex Ross, the Smallville television series, Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Henry Cavil and Timm’s own work on Superman: The Animated Series.

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Summer Fun Time Reading ‘13It’s hot and the air already feels like unset Jell-O, but you still have some time to prepare for…View Post

Summer Fun Time Reading ‘13

It’s hot and the air already feels like unset Jell-O, but you still have some time to prepare for…

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At The Gutter: Following How Your Dreams Make You Want To Be

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Adventure Time’s “Princess Cookie” gets Comics Editor Carol in her heart zone.

In a lot of ways, Finn is who I would’ve wanted to be when I was a kid—if I couldn’t have Jake’s rad shapechanging abilities. (Shapechanging abilities are mathematical). I’m sure there are still boys upset at the thought of a girl pretending to be Finn, but it’s pretty clear that Finn, Jake and Adventure Time don’t mind girls being adventurers and boys being princesses and not just in the two episodes with Fionna and Cake, the gender and species-swapped versions of Finn and Jake. (Also, featuring the excellent Prince Gumball, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris). But while I love Fionna and Cake, somehow Princess Cookie got me in my heart zone.