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Help picking the best PA comic for a report

faerielaurelynfaerielaurelyn Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
edited November 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Hello PAers!
I am doing a report that includes information about Penny Arcade, and I wanted to include one of the PA comic strips to accompany the explanation of "What Penny Arcade is" - however, I am having a tough time trying to choose one!

The criteria are:
- It must be SFW (it IS going into a formal report)
- It must try to epitomize the soul of Penny Arcade
- It must appeal to all audiences, not just specifically gamers (most of those I am presenting not are not gamers at all)

I know it's a high bar, but if you have a favourite comic that comes to mind that you think would fit, please post it!

Much appreciated!

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    An old favorite of mine:

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    For some reason, it is smaller than it used to be.

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    vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
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    It does say "balls" but, I love the art and the subject.

    Also:

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    BagginsesBagginses __BANNED USERS regular
    DarkPrimus wrote:
    An old favorite of mine:

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    For some reason, it is smaller than it used to be.

    This is probably one of the more representative comics.

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    flowerhoneyflowerhoney Registered User regular
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/03/25

    one of my favorites

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    MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Can't see the comics already linked 'cause I'm at work, but the "found cake" comic might work.

    Also the "free waffels" one.

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    BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
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    This would be my choice.

    I liked the placenta sandwiches comic, too.

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    ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
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    Alternatively:
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    A lot of comics contain profanity, but if that's okay, there are a lot more contenders off the top of my head!

    edit: hm i guess 'cock' is considered profanity never mind then!

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    I couldn't find it in the archives, but there's one where G&T are playing online scrabble (or something), and Gabe spells churl, then reveals he doesn't actually know what it means, having only spelled it by plugging in letters randomly. This enrages tycho.

    ed: somehow I didn't think to search the archives for 'churl'

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    Skoal CatSkoal Cat Registered User regular
    One of my favorites.
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    I really love the father POV they've been having since they spawned

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    SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    People seem to be missing the SFW work part of the request. Just sayin'.

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    Grid SystemGrid System Registered User regular
    If cartoon gore is too much, then these won't work.

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    wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
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    - It must be SFW (it IS going into a formal report)
    check

    - It must try to epitomize the soul of Penny Arcade
    check

    - It must appeal to all audiences, not just specifically gamers (most of those I am presenting not are not gamers at all)
    check

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
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    But yeah, the Clawshrimp is the first one that comes to mind for me.

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    SiskaSiska Shorty Registered User regular
    I like the divine potato chip one. However, I can't be bothered to find it myself.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    It's here:

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    Claw shrimp is pretty much the answer, though.

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    SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    I'm rather partial to this one, though it has no words. It certainly epitomizes the "joy of gaming" part of Penny Arcade, though.

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
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    ...It's a long shot.

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    LibrarianLibrarian The face of liberal fascism Registered User regular
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    NorthNorth Registered User regular
    My vote is for the mega man effect strip.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    For some reason, my two favorite strips both involve frisbees.

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    What is this I don't even.
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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    I'm rather partial to this one, though it has no words. It certainly epitomizes the "joy of gaming" part of Penny Arcade, though.
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    I like this one, but I think the Mega Man 9 Effect does the same thing, and may be more relatable to a non-gaming audience then Kirby riding a rainbow.
    Even if they don't know who Mega Man is, they'll still be able to relate to something in their life that makes them feel like a little kid again, and a desire to share that thing with others.
    But riding on a rainbow with an anthropomorphic pink marshmallow? Maybe not so much.

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    Skoal CatSkoal Cat Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    People seem to be missing the SFW work part of the request. Just sayin'.

    Different things are acceptable in different work environments

    edit: Another father/son one

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    MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
    Still rooting for this one:

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    Ah yes, that reminds me:

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    big lbig l Registered User regular
    Absolutely has to be

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    That's probably the perfect comic. It's funny, it's crude/inappropriate but still safe for work, it has one of the famous Penny Arcade in-jokes (the Merch shirts), it references what they do and also how they've gone from a couple of guys making a video game webcomic to cartoonists famous enough to be asked to talk at actual elemntary schools (because this is a comic based on something they actually did) and it doesn't require any knowledge of video games at all.

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    ThreeCubedThreeCubed Grandma Winky's fat ankles Registered User regular
    big l wrote:
    Absolutely has to be

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    Yep.

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    Skoal CatSkoal Cat Registered User regular
    That is a good one. I forgot about it.

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