In which I post comic pages

edited 2015-12-25 05:47:22 in General Media
imageimageTang, R. (2014). Monster List. (EIH Scans, trans.). Nanshan, Shenzen: Tencent Holdings. Or maybe just the internet, whatever.

EDIT Christmas Eve 2015: took "that I find humorous" out of the title. I figured I should make my lack of standards explicit.
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  • edited 2015-08-09 21:59:11
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    imageRobinson, H. (2015). Gakumon! School of Monsters. (Psylocke Scans, trans.). Chiyoda, Tokyo: Shueisha.
  • Ich bin ein jelly doughnut
    finally.
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    imageFukumorida, A. (2014). Hayachine! (Ciel Scans, trans.). Shinjuku, Tokyo: Square Enix.
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    imagei guess of all possible places that could have moss-related confidence tricks, the one with a hyperactive ten year old anthropologist would be where to look
  • Man is a most complex simple creature: see what he weaves, and how base his reasons for doing so.
    Why would they even need that much moss.
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    MachSpeed said:

    Why would they even need that much moss.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokedama
  • Because it looks fucking awesome when there's enough of it.

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    imagei guess of all possible places that could have moss-related confidence tricks, the one with a hyperactive ten year old anthropologist would be where to look

    what is from
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    actually can u just source all of these they all look pretty good
  • imagei will watch the heck outta this pumpkin patch

    actually can u just source all of these they all look pretty good


  • edited 2015-08-12 00:36:22
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    that page is from the same comic as the previous one. i already went back in time and put sources under the images
  • back at it again in krispy kreme
    danke schoen
  • edited 2015-08-13 18:33:51
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    imageShiga, Jason. (2015). Demon. http://shigabooks.com/

    i made a tumblr post to try to get people to read this one but i used a dialogue page instead of funny bullshit because i'm an idiot
  • edited 2015-08-13 21:31:05
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    INTERMISSION: Klinotaxis's Top Three Touhoujinists

    I was going to put this on tumblr but then I didn't do that.

    Note that some of these images may not be considered humorous without specialized equipment.

    Nakatani Nio (Rireba):
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    cover of "Research on a Certain Flower"
    image("Spectral Feelings ~Invisible Violet~, trans. Gaku Gaku Animal Land, from Relation Valley)

    Nakatani's comics are what I'd call "contemplative" or "thoughtful". Both the characters and reader are directed to contemplate, to think quietly and slowly about something. They are also generally pretty gay.

    Except for the occasional action scenes, pages exude quietness along with a kind of discontent; you want to know what something means, but there's no major rush to figure it out. The characters mirror the reader, but act as their own people as well as signs and symbols. In this comic, Yukari is all of the mocking crone, educating mother (this page), and maiden in love, the monster definer who can't resist the one defined as undefined.

    Well, that sounded pretentious. Maybe Nakatani's comics engender that in me too.

    Nakatani has an original serial running in Dengeki Daioh, Eventually I Will Become Yours, which concerns an as-yet aromantic schoolgirl who gets kind of annoyed when an upperclassman she thought she could confide in turns out to like her.

    Zounose (aka Yakumi Sarai):

    imagecover of "Rain Fall"
    imagefrom "Uetora"; here, the Myouren Temple hacks a child's corpse into fertilizer while chanting the Heart Sutra (gyate gyate hara gyate! Form itself is emptiness!)

    Tragic horror is one of my least favorite kinds of stories. That may seem like an odd thing to say if you know me, because I'm a hateful little imp who delights in blood and guts. But the "tragic" and the "imp" are key here. In my mind, horror stories - by which I mean stories intended to induce disgust and/or fear in the reader - are best when they have a sense of ironic detachment or psychotic joy to drive the writer and reader forward through the rotten world.

    Zounose does this very well. Almost all of their stories concern murder, death, and most commonly and worryingly, cannibalism. Zounose's Gensokyo is an ancient and ritualistic place of murdering humans and hungry monsters. Seriously very hungry monsters. One of Zounose's comics involves a "factory" of incipient suicides spirited away from the world to be food.

    Despite this, there are strong feelings in the comics. Characters are more than mannequins existing to show the reader's fear: they may carry out human sacrifice but cry while doing it, retch in disgust after a rampage of consumption, or laugh at someone's stupid pun. Along with usual cartoon-ish but detailed style of the art, you get a pretty pleasant experience from your genocide story.

    Zounose also has my favorite joke in a Touhou comic at all, the last page of "Vintage". I laughed out loud when I went to look it up again to write this. Reading the comic would make more sense than any explanation, but anyway I think we all know how Sakuya feels.

    Karaagetarou:

    imagelast page of "Super Speed Starters"
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    from At Chirei, trans. Gaku Gaku and Danbooru (Soljashy and Moonspeaker and a few others)

    Karaagetarou draws and writes in a kind of childish style. Characters are deformed or super deformed in appearance, their eyes often disappearing into crosses. Rapid-fire gags appear inbetween the plot points and hyper-excited characters. Buuuuut that cartoonish, it works well with these comics, which aren't really intended for little kids, after all. The kiddified world of Touhou has such strong emotions you can't help but be drawn in.

    Karaagetarou has done some original comics, including the full length My Kairos.
  • All of these are wonderful and have long since gotten the Crystal Stamp of Approval. Even Karaagetarou.
  • edited 2015-08-15 23:07:53
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    Cool, Kyoushinsha. (2015). Komori Can't Refuse! (Cirno ⑨ Baka, trans.) Somewhere, Tokyo: Houbunsha.
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED
    Agree with you about tragic horror. Also I should probably read somma Nakatani's stuff.
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    Wells, J., Garrity, S., Diaz, P. (2015). Skin Horse. http://skin-horse.com/
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    imageShirodaira, K., and Katase, C. (2015). Kyoukou Suiri ~ Invented Inference. (/a/, trans.) Bunkyō, Tokyo: Kodansha.
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    Yukiwo. (2012). Jyashin-chan Dropkick. (Oni-Scans, trans.). Misakichō, Tokyo: Holp Shuppan.
  • edited 2015-09-06 18:32:51
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    imageit's a touhou comic, which i've been trying not to mix in, but this is cute + possible reaction image

    Scichil. (2014). Vector Spectacle. (KFC Translations, trans.). I gave up on tracking down doujin publishers so here's their blog.
  • back at it again in krispy kreme
    nice
  • edited 2015-09-09 06:48:55
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    imageimagethank you @odradek

    Kui, Ryoko. (2014). Dungeon Meshi. (#EverydayHeroes Scans, trans.). Tokyo, Japan: Enterbrain.
  • back at it again in krispy kreme
    it's about DungeonCrawl
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    it's one of those manga where the fantasy setting is as mechanical video game as possible
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    Kui, Ryoko. (2013). Terrarium in Drawer. (Hox, trans.) I don't know where but probably Tokyo, Japan: East Press.
  • Man is a most complex simple creature: see what he weaves, and how base his reasons for doing so.
    Terrarium in Drawer is so good.
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    Tsurusaki, Yuu. (2012?). Hakoiri Drops. (Maigo, trans.). Somewhere, Tokyo: Houbunsha.
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    it's porn

    porn porn porn

    KILL LIVING BEINGS KILL LIVING BEINGS KILL LIVING BEINGS KILL LIVING BEINGS
  • edited 2015-09-17 16:14:01
    Ich bin ein jelly doughnut
    i'd raise you and protect you from enemies, bæy
  • IN THIS WORLD IT'S MILK OR BE MILKED

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    this is a good one
    Bee said:

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    this is also a good one
  • I just want to know what sequence of events led to RIDLEY being mistaken for a municipal judge.
  • “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
    Crystal said:

    All of these are wonderful and have long since gotten the Crystal Stamp of Approval. Even Karaagetarou.


    Seconded. Those are supremely purdy.
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    i'm surprised to hear you caring about touhou (people also say that about me, though)

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    not funny, but i think it's rare for intro "hey math is cool" stuff to say this sort of thing (mine didn't), and it's an important sentiment

    Yuuki, H., and Hisaka, M. (2008). Mathematical Girls. (Hox, trans.). Shibuya, Tokyo: Media Factory, which incidentally is a hell of a name for a #content #producer.
  • “His thoughts were red thoughts, and his teeth were white.”
    I do not particularly care about Touhou but nearly anything can be the source of good art and those drawings, at the very least, are truly lovely.
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    oh, i see. to be honest, i'm usually more interested in the plots, but that usually works out the same as the ones with good art.

    fourth on the list would probably be yokochou, who does comics so heavily that it would be difficult to find an arty spread.
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    really, the differing things you need for arty art and comic art are kind of interesting, but since i just read a lot that's not really the same as doing it. like, Kyoushinsha does a lot of comics and is good at them, but if they tried to do a cover like that picture of reimu they'd be kinda fucked, unless they knew a completely different way to draw as well. whereas katase or yakumi sarai could draw pretty much the same way they draw comics.

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    Kondoh, Rururu. (2010). Alyosha! (Project Bite Me! Scanlations, trans.) I have no fucking idea, Japan: Shōnen Gahōsha.
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    Amano, Shinobu. (2011). Last Game. (Dragon&Fly Scans, trans.) Chiyoda, Tokyo: Hakusensha.

    romcom personalities  approved by the Tzetze Board Of Approving Romcom Personalities:
    • extremely self-confident and competent people, whether this extends to romance or not (✓)
    • people who don't understand their emotions or others and may present with a flat affect (✓)
    • those who freely admit their flaws, without misery
    • the confused (mediocre but allowed)
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    Hato and Kawakami, M. (2014). There's a Demon Lord on the Floor! (Deus Ex Scans, trans.) Shibuya, Tokyo: Media Factory
  • I can all but hear the chimes
    They are long and loud and slow
    that's a good comic page there
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    that was fast
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    Yoshino, Satsuki. (2013). Handa-kun. (Oni-scans, trans.) Shinjuku, Tokyo: Square Enix.
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    I read at least three webcomics ( auto correct: ebonics) that I think are popular in some sense, but I don't know anyone who reads them. Kinda weird
  • fight. dream. horse. love.
    which ones?
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    demon (above), skin horse, awful hospital

    demon's by a published comicker who knows the skin horse artist, skin horse has fanart and stuff, and awful hospital is by noted internet person
  • imagei will watch the heck outta this pumpkin patch
    Doesn't @Haven read Demon, iirc?
  • Yeah, although I'm not sure I would actually recommend it to anyone at this point. Maybe it's just because I was expecting it to be as tightly constructed and rigorous as Fleep! was, and that's how it started out, but then...it wasn't.

    Something to be said for the exponentially increasing absurdity, though.
  • Eternity is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.
    I am also reading Demon.
  • Eternity is a child playing, playing checkers; the kingdom belongs to a child.
    Also the way people praise it reminds me of Hitmen For Destiny, which only me and Yarrun have read.
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