Perry Bible Political Cartoons
September 7, 2012 9:23 PM   Subscribe

Political PBF: The seminal webcomic twisted into terrible political cartoons. It was something that just had to be.
posted by The Devil Tesla (35 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man, I loved PBF when I was younger. Now I'm a bigger fan of the Onion's political cartoons, and this blog hits that note, if a little less clearly.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:28 PM on September 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Awesome.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:29 PM on September 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


This FPP reminded me of two things. How great PBF is and how terrible political cartoons are.
posted by Justinian at 9:29 PM on September 7, 2012 [7 favorites]


ah these are hilarious - but most of that hilarity comes from the source material
posted by rebent at 9:46 PM on September 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


and some are actually rather poignant
posted by rebent at 9:48 PM on September 7, 2012


This one is great
posted by clockzero at 9:54 PM on September 7, 2012


These were all added to this blog in the last two days. Where did they come from?
posted by carsonb at 9:59 PM on September 7, 2012


What's the PBF guy doing these days? He was/is remarkably talented with a really strong aesthetic and voice.
posted by The Whelk at 10:02 PM on September 7, 2012


Possibly my first post linked to PBF, mentioning that he'd stopped updating., and I remember that he made some remark on his new (at the time) thing about an idiot on Metafilter not knowing that he'd moved on to new things. Still one of my favorite webcomics ever, and something that I used to teach ESL students about visuals and storytelling.

These are awesome, but, y'know, different.
posted by Ghidorah at 10:23 PM on September 7, 2012


Is this a new thing from the SA political cartoons thread? I had to stop reading that thread because the Mike Lester and the McCoy brothers kept pissing me off.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:39 PM on September 7, 2012


No.
posted by p3on at 10:41 PM on September 7, 2012


This strikes me as an odd project. Usually these types of things are done with less complex source material, but PBF is so unique, so gorgeously drawn, so ballsy and so twistedly brilliant that this gimmick just feels meek.
posted by ORthey at 10:49 PM on September 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


The political angle added to these cartoons really is terrible. For most of them, I have no idea what they are trying to say, and that leaves me with a creepy oogy "this was made for hard-core teabaggers" feeling.
posted by Mars Saxman at 10:59 PM on September 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


:(
posted by whitneyarner at 11:00 PM on September 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


For most of them, I have no idea what they are trying to say

So it's a political cartoon, then.
posted by Justinian at 11:15 PM on September 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


The political angle added to these cartoons really is terrible.

Indeed.

My favorites are the truly nonsensical ones (also this one).
posted by DaDaDaDave at 11:20 PM on September 7, 2012


I like this because it's terrible, not in spite of it.
posted by solarion at 11:59 PM on September 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


I love this, but nobody's beaten Married to the Sea in the ironic political cartoons game.
posted by jason_steakums at 12:02 AM on September 8, 2012 [7 favorites]


I remember that he made some remark on his new (at the time) thing about an idiot on Metafilter not knowing that he'd moved on to new things.

I do not recall this and my very brief search yields nothing. Link for the lazy?
posted by item at 12:28 AM on September 8, 2012


That doesn't make sense either, he's slowly but surely updating sporadically, in fact there was a new PBF strip only four days ago.
posted by Apocryphon at 12:45 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Most of these seem to have been edited over by someone drunk (like I am currently) or by someone dispossessed from facts and the happenings of the real world outside of RedState.com
posted by Slackermagee at 1:39 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Warning, please do NOT google RedState.com if you have any interest what-so-ever in the happenings of the real worlds. RedState.com is not a bastion of evidence based thinking, please do not blame me for happening upon that site.
posted by Slackermagee at 1:40 AM on September 8, 2012


Is this a new thing from the SA political cartoons thread? I had to stop reading that thread because the Mike Lester and the McCoy brothers kept pissing me off.

It certainly seems like it? But there's no proof that it is? I'm not sure.

Regardless, the SA political cartoons thread is a thing of hideous beauty.

I love this, but nobody's beaten Married to the Sea in the ironic political cartoons game.

I honestly had no idea that this was the origin of "pee pee doo doo he is a bad president."
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:37 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


god these were all so awful.
posted by notseamus at 5:07 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wish I could say it's so bad, it's actually good. But it's so bad, it's just bad.
posted by _dario at 5:26 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wanted to hate these. And I did.
posted by tommasz at 6:30 AM on September 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


I don't care what anyone says, this is a great cartoon.
posted by codacorolla at 6:54 AM on September 8, 2012 [7 favorites]


For most of them, I have no idea what they are trying to say

So it's a political cartoon, then.


A Good Cartoon.
posted by muddgirl at 7:05 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I was going to say that I encountered these on A Good Cartoon. I never read PBF so I suspect a lot of it is over my head, but the ones on A Good Cartoon were hilarious.
posted by immlass at 8:57 AM on September 8, 2012


Nicholas Gurewitch's other projects are listed on the sidebar of the main Perry Bible Fellowship page. His last big series was Trails of Tarnation, which is... ah, very different. His most recent work appears to be a music video.
posted by Sibrax at 9:28 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's from a private site. Most of them are trolling or mocking the views some people here seem to think they hold, in case that wasn't obvious already.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 10:50 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seconding Earl the Polliwog's comment: they're from a fairly insular private forum. I made a few of these myself, and 4/5 of them would probably seem like they're aimed at teabaggers, but they're really just mocking the forum's conservative trolls.
posted by BrandonW at 11:06 AM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Man, I thought the incoherent rambliness of the cartoons was the point.
posted by Saxon Kane at 4:14 PM on September 8, 2012


Dude. This one is amazing.
posted by Saxon Kane at 4:18 PM on September 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


A lesson to all of you Green-leaning folks from the earlier political alignment quiz post.
posted by Apocryphon at 9:33 PM on September 9, 2012


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