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Perry Bible Fellowship

SamSam Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
This comic, which I am totally late to the party, I know, is making me think about humor and how it works more so than any comedy has in a while.
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Something about the way he draws on archetypes so ingrained we don't even think about them and then turning them on their head. They often tend to be jokes that aren't particularly funny per se on their own, but when cloaked in over the top satire they sort of take on a new life. In this case, upon reflection I think it's the parchment styling of the speech bubbles that ultimately made me laugh and remember the strip.

That and the art style of course. There's something about the way this guy draws faces that elevates jokes that are Family-Guy level to something gripping and hilarious and worth calling art.

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I like the immersion achieved by making it resembles something like Blondie. The joke is lame until you see that isn't the joke so much as the train going into the tunnel.

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Funny enough without the reference to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_River

I'm seriously in love with this stuff. This guy makes the unfunny funny, and I don't know if there's been anything else that has done that for me.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Unfortunately it hasn't updated in forever.
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    Some of my other favorites include 'Zarflax' and 'Agels Caught' which are NSFW I gues.

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  • JamesKeenanJamesKeenan Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The creator already said he's done with it, a while ago.

    Sadly.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    According to Wikipedia, the creator said "I feel I owe it to myself and the Perry Bible Fellowship not to turn a joyful diversion into a long career", which is kind of a weird statement. I suppose he wants to move onto greater things, rather than spending a lot of time keeping this thing running.

    Unfortunate in any case.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The artist was able to show more information in a single panel then almost any other artist I've seen. Just look at the Reset comic to see what I mean.

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    PBF is my absolute favourite webcomic. It had a couple unfunny ones, but the funny more than make up for it.

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  • MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Wait I thought I got the blowjob one until you said the tunnel is the joke. What did I miss?

    And PBF is probably my favorite single webcomic.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
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  • geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    MikeMan wrote: »
    Wait I thought I got the blowjob one until you said the tunnel is the joke. What did I miss?

    And PBF is probably my favorite single webcomic.

    phallic symbolism. Think about it, what comes after the blowjob?

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It is indeed a shame he's said he is done with this.
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    I don't like this one as it doesn't work. The seal pops the first time you open it to let you know it's still good. He's got it backwards. Or I'm really stupid. One of the two.

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  • geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You're not stupid.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Most of them pop anytime after you open it intially

    meaning shes a whore

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  • TrusTrus Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    It is indeed a shame he's said he is done with this.
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    I don't like this one as it doesn't work. The seal pops the first time you open it to let you know it's still good. He's got it backwards. Or I'm really stupid. One of the two.

    I thought he pressed the button, not that he was opening...her

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  • geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    ohhh, youre right. he just bops her pop spot.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Oh, that must have been what he was going for. Still annoys me though.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It made sense to me. I used to idly pop those things.

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It made sense to me. I used to idly pop those things.

    I think the problem is that the fact that PB was popping the button wasn't very clear.

    At first, I thought he was just brushing back the veil. Now I can see he's probably popping the spot, but only because that was pointed out to me.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    LaOs wrote: »
    It made sense to me. I used to idly pop those things.

    I think the problem is that the fact that PB was popping the button wasn't very clear.

    At first, I thought he was just brushing back the veil. Now I can see he's probably popping the spot, but only because that was pointed out to me.

    He's brushing back the veil and accidentally puts pressure on the button, seeing that her seal had already been broken.

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    LaOs wrote: »
    It made sense to me. I used to idly pop those things.

    I think the problem is that the fact that PB was popping the button wasn't very clear.

    At first, I thought he was just brushing back the veil. Now I can see he's probably popping the spot, but only because that was pointed out to me.

    He's brushing back the veil and accidentally puts pressure on the button, seeing that her seal had already been broken.

    Right, and now that it's been pointed out, I see it. Previous to that, it didn't look to me like his pinky was touching the lid.

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2008
    do the ants dance do the ants dance

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    sike

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2008
    A dolphin!

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I just noticed the treble cleff across the second panel in the PBJ one. Serves to underscore the jarring Pop.

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  • SamorisSamoris Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I've seen jars that say if the button is popped than the seal is broken. It's just showing that air has gotten into the jar and is now pushing the button on the lid upwards. The veil was holding the button down before so it wasn't immediately obvious, but once the veil was lifted the button popped back up again.

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  • EndomaticEndomatic Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I only wish I could have the talent to come up with some of the stuff on PBF.

    I am pretty sad it was stopped.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited November 2008
    Y'all are putting too much thought into the PBJ comic. It's just a play on the notion of a broken hymen. It doesn't matter if it doesn't precisely conform to food-based manufacturing realities.

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  • SithDrummerSithDrummer Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Where the heck does the treble clef factor into the joke?


    My absolute favorite of his is "Better Luck Next Time".

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited November 2008
    Where the heck does the treble clef factor into the joke?

    It doesn't. It just means he's singing. From an artistic perspective, one could argue that he put that in there to cause a more cacophonous discrepancy between the dialogue and the "pop" of the lid, which would underscore the attention to detail that he puts into his comics. But it's not part of the joke.

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    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

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  • geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You'll note also that the male (pb) lacks a signifier of virginity.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    An End to Gopher Trouble is the best
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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    geckahn wrote: »
    You'll note also that the male (pb) lacks a signifier of virginity.
    I bet he has one of those stay-fresh seals under his lid.

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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    This is actually the best comic of them all:

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    I like it because it describes a dystopian society of forest friends who torment an innocent scorpion by forcing it to kill.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
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    How have these not been posted yet? And yeah, it sucks that he quit. Although he did make a new comic after that, so maybe it's just going to be extremely few and far between rather than never.

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  • ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I've asked for the book for Christmas. I hope it is rad.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    My whole family agrees this is our dad; thankfully mom divorced his face off.

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  • TrusTrus Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
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    one of the best

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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I didn't like his George Lucas approach of editing his works after they're created and posted, then pretending the original never existed.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
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  • Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I've asked for the book for Christmas. I hope it is rad.

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    It is pretty rad. Has a couple of never published comics at the back.

    It's still just stuff from the website of course, but it's nice to have around.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited November 2008
    B:L wrote: »
    I didn't like his George Lucas approach of editing his works after they're created and posted, then pretending the original never existed.

    Examples?

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    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2008
    B:L wrote: »
    I didn't like his George Lucas approach of editing his works after they're created and posted, then pretending the original never existed.

    Que?

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