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posted 31 July 2003 09:00 PM      Profile for Secret Agent Style        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's a leftist version of the comic, Tintin, made when Thatcher ruled the UK. Some of it's corny, almost like those preachy Christian comics, but it's an interesting read nonethless. They even have a French version.

Here's the online version.

It's for sale on
this site.


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DrConway
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posted 31 July 2003 09:52 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hah. I loved Tintin. I want to get my hands on the version that was so violently anti-Communist that the publishers never ran it widely in Europe or the USA.
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pity sing
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posted 31 July 2003 09:59 PM      Profile for pity sing        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
One of the funniest young cartoonists I have ever seen is a guy who went by the name of Nick O'Teen. He was very accomplished in his rendering of images, and his sardonic wit was refreshing. He offered political commentary without being preachy. One of his strips dealt with the indignities of working in the fast food industry. In one episode, he showed a fellow worker who had gone 'round the twist and was actually copulating with a slab of lard (for the fryers, I guess), kept in the cooler!!!
http://bentcomics.com/nick/comics/sub/sub6.gif

Note: you have to click on the bottom, right-hand corner to enlarge this cartoon.

Nick O'Teen's work was originally published in U-Vic's student paper, the Martlet.

Monday Magazine, Victoria's "alternative" weekly, now features an insipid cartoon strip by an American cartoonist called Stephanie McMillan.
http://www.minimumsecurity.net/toons/314.htm

She can't draw, she's not funny .... and why the hell is a Canadian alternative newspaper paying for a syndicated (and lame) cartoonist like Stephanie McMillan.

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posted 31 July 2003 10:08 PM      Profile for Secret Agent Style        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by DrConway:
Hah. I loved Tintin. I want to get my hands on the version that was so violently anti-Communist that the publishers never ran it widely in Europe or the USA.

I remember reading an article about the mystery of Tintin's politics, with the left and right both trying to claim him as their own. I think the article was in the Globe & Mail.

A few years ago I copied Tintin's hairstyle, until I got bored of it.

Here's the official Tintin site: http://www.tintin.be/

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pity sing
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posted 31 July 2003 10:13 PM      Profile for pity sing        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Again, I ask: is this really funny?!

http://www.minimumsecurity.net/toons/314.htm

...compared to this:

http://bentcomics.com/nick/comics/sub/sub6.gif


can YOU see the difference? I can see the difference.


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 31 July 2003 10:51 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I always read the Green Lantern as an endorsement of multilateral peacekeeping. Albeit, peacekeeping in the form of giant green boxing gloves, but it seemed to work for him.
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posted 31 July 2003 11:57 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Tintin you are referring to, DrConway, is Tintin au pays des Soviets:

The other Tintin that didn't make it into English is Tintin au Congo (1931), which is horribly, utterly racist, far worse than any of the others (which are bad enough).

Most recently, "Tintin in Thailand", a lewd take-off on the Tintin comics, shocked Belgium and prompted copyright infringement suits by the Herge Foundation. You can pay for it here or you can just download it for free here
Warning: it's, um, not exactly politically correct. (It's racist, sexist, crude...)

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'lance
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posted 01 August 2003 12:13 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's a new biography of Hergé, whose real name I forget just now... there was a review in last week's TLS, but unfortunately that's gone from their website.

Anyway, beginning as a right-wing nationalist in the 30s, he became a collaborator with the Nazis during their occupation of Belgium, in that he wrote for an approved newspaper.

After the war, he apparently had a hard time understanding why people hated him.


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posted 01 August 2003 12:18 AM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hergés real name was Georges Remi.
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posted 01 August 2003 02:26 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That leftist Tintin takeoff is great. I got done reading it a while ago I love the Britishisms in it, especially this one panel where Captain Haddock (I believe) says:

"Council whacked up the rent so everybody would fall in arrears, and now council has the excuse to go selling the block on the cheap to the bloody developers!"

Imagine that with a British accent and it carries itself in a way you just can't imagine it being spoken by a Canadian.


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posted 17 August 2003 03:23 PM      Profile for BLAKE 3:16     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As a very snobby cartoonist, I'll take Minum Security over the Nick O'Teen anyday of the week. Not all of McMillan's jokes are great, but her drawing is excellent, much of the satire is quite pointed, and it flows nicely. The other strips seemed like a cross between early 90s "adult" comics, and a slacker Twin Peaks, aka convoluted and bad flow!
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posted 19 August 2003 09:37 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Keeping in mind I'm interested in the crudely Anti-Soviet Tintin comic because I want to see what depths they sunk to.
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Boinker
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posted 19 August 2003 10:32 PM      Profile for Boinker   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about a
shamelss self promoting plug?...


Not bad eh?

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