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November 7, 2001 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Welcome to Teddy. Images, words, and comics about a relationship gone wrong, right, wrong, wrong, and wrong from Ethan Persoff; incredible stuff. Some language may not be suitable for work viewing, unless no one can see your monitor. (Thanks to Velvet Cerebellum.)
posted by moz (18 comments total)

 
Wow, that was like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
posted by mbell at 2:17 PM on November 7, 2001


god damn. i thank goodness i've never had a relationship with someone like that.
posted by o2b at 2:18 PM on November 7, 2001


There are gentle people in the world who fall for others that take them on wild rides. Comics like this are good. Things like this happen, people like this exist.
posted by mmarcos at 2:35 PM on November 7, 2001


I just hope this was greatly embellished; I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
posted by tommasz at 2:35 PM on November 7, 2001


reminds me of jimmy corrigan... and thats DEFFINATELY a good thing. Also good online comics are www.demian5.com and the classic www.e-sheep.com.
and everyone lives dieselsweeties.com right?
posted by atom128 at 2:49 PM on November 7, 2001


God, i hate winter.... here's another (shorter) comic that teaches more bluntly.
posted by lotsofno at 3:08 PM on November 7, 2001


and everyone lives dieselsweeties.com right?

You can also see the best part of Diesel Sweeties in his own comic, Indie Rock Pete Hits Indie Rock Bottom. They're only two strips into it, but so far it's brilliant.
posted by moss at 3:15 PM on November 7, 2001


atom128 beat me t o the Chris Ware reference - it's clearly derivative of his work (which, again, is a good thing).

Spealking of which, Mr. Ware's latest Acme Novelty library just cam out today. As usual, it's astonishing.
posted by aladfar at 3:49 PM on November 7, 2001


Wow, that was like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

actually, it's fairly cool after you've cached all the pages to go back and click through them really fast using the forward button -- it's really quite animated.

meanwhile, I seem to have forgotten the link for my favorite online comic (for "mature readers") that features a flexible giraffe (i think) with a propensity for masturbation. i've searched for it, but to no avail. anyone know what i'm talking about -- or was it all just a crazy dream? (jack chick style crazy, that is.)
posted by fishfucker at 4:25 PM on November 7, 2001


fishfucker, you're looking for leisuretown, which, by the way, just redesigned and added a big load of new content.
posted by muta at 6:34 PM on November 7, 2001


hooray! that's it!

thanks.
posted by fishfucker at 6:42 PM on November 7, 2001


`what is so interesting about it. The graphics are harsh and ugly, and the text feels flat and pointless. Worse, there is no apparent relationship between the text and the graphics.

What am I missing? Why are people excited about this?

-Mars
posted by Mars Saxman at 7:13 PM on November 7, 2001


That all seems appropriate enough to me, Mars, to portray a life that must feel harsh, ugly, flat, and pointless ....
posted by webmutant at 12:47 AM on November 8, 2001


The harsh nature of the graphics perfectly illustrate the relationship.

This blew me away. Yes, it's an ugly horrible situation, but it also felt very real. It is sad that some people abuse each other like this, but haven't we all been messed up like this at some point in our lives? Utterly blind to the faults of our partner? Blindsighted by passion?

Thanks for posting.
posted by quietfish at 11:03 AM on November 8, 2001


I guess I agree with Mars (and I love Chris Ware, so don't start with me). I don't have so much patience with even even artful depictions of hysterical, overwrought emotions anymore. Maybe if I was 20 again. And the (what I take to be) ironic (and no, I don't mean Alanis-ironic) juxtaposition of the text and images just didn't work for me.

Don't get me wrong, though, I'm happy work like this exists; it's just that this one in particular doesn't stike me as especially interesting.

(By the way, Diesel Sweeties just...blows. Sorry, atom.)
posted by rodii at 11:58 AM on November 8, 2001


I guess I agree with Mars (and I love Chris Ware, so don't start with me). I don't have so much patience with even even artful depictions of hysterical, overwrought emotions anymore. Maybe if I was 20 again. And the (what I take to be) ironic (and no, I don't mean Alanis-ironic) juxtaposition of the text and images just didn't work for me.

Don't get me wrong, though, I'm happy work like this exists; it's just that this one in particular doesn't stike me as especially interesting.

(By the way, Diesel Sweeties just...blows. Sorry, atom.)
posted by rodii at 11:58 AM on November 8, 2001


well, you can't please everyone; i wouldn't pretend to. i have never gotten into diesel sweeties, to be honest myself. sorry. (i do like bobbins, but that's about it.)
posted by moz at 12:04 PM on November 8, 2001


That's odd. My post was supposed to begin "I don't see what is so interesting about it." Matt's messing with the Metafilter code, I guess.

-Mars
posted by Mars Saxman at 1:36 PM on November 8, 2001


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