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The farside

Postby we_are_138 » Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:49 pm

Is it just me or does this comic remind you of "The farside"?
was it possibly an inspiration?

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Postby Sheriff Dani » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:23 pm

Let me put this to fucking rest right the fuck now. This is not directed at anyone in particular, but I'd like to address this issue for absolutely everyone, because I've heard this more than once.

Zach's comic is not The Far Side, nor has he ever attempted to emulate The Far Side. I think you're having trouble distinguishing SMBC from The Far Side because they are both single panel comics, and they are both funny. There aren't that many single panel comics, and of those that exist, maybe three of them are funny. Just because Zach is successful should not give you the right to put him in your underdeveloped analytical crosshairs. It's not his fault Gary Larson came first, and it's not his fault that Gary Larson retired.

Why don't you try being funny? Try it. Let's see how far you get. Are you funny? Can you update consistently, every day of the week? Try it, I dare you. Not only that, but try drawing guest comics and ads for other sites in your 'spare time' after working a full time job at an agency like he does.

SMBC is original, creative, and really fucking funny. I don't see any similarities between its content and The Far Side's content at all. I think you're just confusing two hilarious one panel comics because that's the only other great one panel example that jumps to mind.

If you enjoy SMBC, it's not because its creator emulates someone. It's because you enjoy quality work and don't settle for puns and political snooze fests. And if you're too simple to distinguish good stuff from other good stuff, then I feel sorry for you.

In a way, it can be considered a compliment to be compared to someone so loved and talented. But at the same time, you should recognize the fact that Zach puts time and effort into his original jokes and art, and really stresses over its creations. You should recognize the fact that even though Gary Larson was talented and it's nice to be compared to someone like that, it can also be considered very rude.

You're not giving Zach the respect he deserves for being original; you're just being lazy and lumping him together with someone else with no real grounds for doing so.
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Postby we_are_138 » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:42 pm

lol okay..... :P
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Postby LordRetard » Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:42 pm

Woah... All very nice points, and you certainly know your shit, but I don't think it was an accusation of any sorts... Ya might've overreacted just a tad.
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Postby PsychicBacon » Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:46 pm

To me the style of joke telling between the two comics is way different. SMBC seems to add on an extra joke in the caption, while Far Side's caption just have dialogue or the joke itself.
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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:48 am

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Postby GreenCrayon » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:08 am

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Postby ZachWeiner » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:56 am

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Postby Snakesonaplane » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:56 am

so I checked out parking lot is full. Theres some funny stuff over there. I'm glad you chose to rip them off rather than something less funny....
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Postby Macabe » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:32 am

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Postby Sheriff Dani » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:17 pm

What's this "another life" business?
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