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Wallbat
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 7:59 pm    Post subject: Doonesbury? Reply with quote

Okay, I don't get it.
Why does Scott look like Mike Doonesbury in the "I know your reading this...." strip.
Am I looking for to much significance in a short little improv? It's just that Scott's kind of smart, and he claimed he was more of a visual person than a written word person. But I can't draw, and I just wonder if I am missing something obvious.


but maybe not. I don't know.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I just associated that kind of repeating-static-image style with early Doonesbury strips, so I chose to ape Mr. Trudeau a bit in the art.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eventually everybody does a Doonesbury homage.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you foreshadowing Greg?

(You've already done a Peanuts homage)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg Stephens wrote:
Eventually everybody does a Doonesbury homage.


Gee, I thought it was a parody, rather than a homage. Maybe, it because I could never stand that strip. When it comes to newspaper strips of that era, I was always more of a Bloom County fan.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rip Tanion wrote:
When it comes to newspaper strips of that era, I was always more of a Bloom County fan.


Doonesbury, launched in 1970, predates Bloom County by 10 years and owes a great debt to the earlier Doonesbury strips for its style. While they both appeared in newspapers at the same time during Bloom County's run, I don't think you can say that they're of the same era. From a larger perspective, they're both products of the late-Twentieth Century, but the decade that Doonesbury existed prior to Bloom County coming along makes for a significant difference. It's even fair to say that without Doonesbury, there would be no Bloom County as we know it.

None of this, however, invalidates any opinion as to which one is superior. That's purely a matter of taste.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fully acknowledge the Doonsbury influence on Bloom County, but I still thought Bloom was a much funnier strip.

And even though it got it's start in the '70s, I've always assossiated Doonsbury with the '80s, since that seemed to me, to be when the strip was at its most popular.
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