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Friday, September 01, 2006

A Change of Pace

I really hate that I've been doing this so much this week, but lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking about comics, and I've decided to take the ISB in a bit of a different direction.

Specifically, I'd like to take a few moments to get away from the more action-oriented, sound-effect heavy material and instead look at a book that really captures a feeling of profound hopelessness and malaise: Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.

Right from the beginning, Ware wastes no time in disillusioning his young protagon--OH DEAR GOD!

COUGAR ATTACK!!!!





The claws! Heaven help me, the claws!

To be continued...?

15 Comments:

Anonymous df said...

I had no idea the ISB was dictated by a mysterious hooded man holding two rediculous dollar sign bags from the top of a cliff.

Though perhaps it makes the most sense of all.

9/02/2006 1:56 AM

 
Blogger Kevin Church said...

SHIT! CHRIS!!!!

Are you OK??

9/02/2006 2:02 AM

 
Blogger Pyser said...

How else will people know you're carrying illegally procured monies?

9/02/2006 2:02 AM

 
Blogger Chris Sims said...

NO I AM NOT "OK" KEVIN, THERE IS A COUGAR.

A COUGAR THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN!

9/02/2006 2:03 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's trying times like this that I turn to a higher power ... the movies. Just remember what Ricky Bobby's dad told him: There's nothing more frightening then driving with a live goddamn cougar next to you

9/02/2006 2:09 AM

 
Anonymous Crowded House said...

Just be grateful it's not a panda that walks like a man. Otherwise you'd be sincerely fucked.

9/02/2006 4:32 AM

 
Blogger jonni said...

A word of advice. It's probably more effective to shoot your gun at the cougar, than throw it.

Other than that, hope you recover in time to finish that review.

9/02/2006 5:44 AM

 
Blogger Brandon said...

If there were only some way to add the Odeon Sex Panther growl noise from Anchorman whenever someone highlighted or clicked on that picture...

The combination of suprise and hilarity would cause more than a few people to both laugh and piss themselves just the tiniest bit.

And I'd spend hour after hour at your site, chuckling insanely everytime I heard it.

Excuse me while I go change my shorts.

9/02/2006 7:16 AM

 
Anonymous MW said...

Too late, indeed.

You know, every time I start talking about Jimmy Corrigan, I get attacked by some feral cats. Someone needs to investigate this.

9/02/2006 9:58 AM

 
Blogger Chris Sims said...

CAN YOU HEAR HIM NOW, BRANDON?! GOOD LORD, IT'S LIKE HE'S MAD WITH THE BLOODLUST!

9/02/2006 10:53 AM

 
Blogger Mark Hale said...

This is the closest a review has come to convincing me to read Jimmy Corrigan.

... it is about cougar attacks, right?

9/02/2006 10:54 AM

 
Anonymous jim treacher said...

Nice fakeout. I was just about to click away as soon as I read the words "Jimmy Corrigan," too.

9/02/2006 3:23 PM

 
Blogger Brandon said...

You deserve to be knighted for that, sir.

Or something.

9/02/2006 10:42 PM

 
Anonymous Mark Engblom said...

It's good to know the cougars are always at the ready to save us from ponderous, high-falutin' comics.

9/02/2006 11:37 PM

 
Blogger Matt said...

Dude, you're totally Jack Bauer's daughter right now.

9/03/2006 2:51 AM

 

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