this is not fine
August 3, 2016 8:08 AM   Subscribe

🔥This is not fine🐕 a comic by KC Green (previously)
posted by rebent (40 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
That comic is fire.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:14 AM on August 3, 2016 [10 favorites]


TH-
posted by griphus at 8:15 AM on August 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Surely TH-...
posted by Naberius at 8:17 AM on August 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


Ha, I clicked on the "previously" link and read that whole thread as if it were the new thread and felt like I had read it before and maybe this was a double or I was going insane and didn't I already order that t-shirt? and THAT WAS NOT FINE.

This new FPP, though?

This is fine.
posted by chavenet at 8:18 AM on August 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


2016: THIS IS NOT FINE
posted by scaryblackdeath at 8:20 AM on August 3, 2016 [27 favorites]


THEY SHOT A GORILLA FOR GODSSAKE!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:23 AM on August 3, 2016 [4 favorites]


Some recent context:

The GOP twitter account tweeted the first two panels of the original during the DNC (and got some pushback from KC and others, whose position was "you obviously don't give a shit about this, but the artist really disagrees with you")

that was only after the Nib had paid KC to draw this tho
posted by dismas at 8:26 AM on August 3, 2016 [15 favorites]


A bit of context from last week: Here’s Why Webcomics Fans Have Been Piling on the GOP Twitter Account

Basically KC did a version of the comic with an elephant for the RNC, so you can understand how he'd be miffed to see the GOP twitter use it in such a blase way about the DNC. Dude's had some good thoughts about seeing your work snipped up and reproduced endlessly as a meme (sometimes sadly resigned, sometimes aggressively following up) so it's nice to see him diving in.

"so, thus, in conclusion, the gop account can eat me."
posted by ocular shenanigans at 8:28 AM on August 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


I'm confused. Is this the new election thread?
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 8:34 AM on August 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


nah
posted by dismas at 8:34 AM on August 3, 2016


So it turns out trying to think of good tweets to make about Harambé is why the fire was allowed to get out of control...
posted by sparkletone at 8:35 AM on August 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Nib has been putting out some of the best political commentary of this election. I'm thrilled that they paid KC Green for this.
posted by sleeping bear at 8:55 AM on August 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


there was something in the air that night, the flames were bright, harambe
posted by fleetmouse at 9:21 AM on August 3, 2016 [16 favorites]


This is just a terrifying reminder of all the things that are on fire in my personal life that I just have no idea about yet and I should have been running away from already.
posted by pwally at 9:25 AM on August 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


Apparently, he's also Kickstartering a plush version of the "This Is Fine" dog.
posted by NoxAeternum at 9:35 AM on August 3, 2016 [5 favorites]



there was something in the air that night, the flames were bright, harambe

They were burning there for you and me, by GOP, harambe
posted by otherchaz at 9:36 AM on August 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


Every time I see the original This Is Fine I start humming The Mountain Goats' In The Craters On The Moon; "...when the room fills with smoke, lie down on the floor, in the declining years of the long war..."
posted by Molesome at 9:36 AM on August 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


Apparently, he's also Kickstartering a plush version of the "This Is Fine" dog.

This is amazing and I am annoyed at Kickstarter's algorithms for not realizing how directly this is in my wheelhouse.
posted by sparklemotion at 9:49 AM on August 3, 2016


Who will be the first person to set the plush up in a chair in their kitchen, then set their house on fire so they can take video and post it to YouTube? "This is fine," they will think. "This will definitely go viral."
posted by gilrain at 9:53 AM on August 3, 2016 [14 favorites]


Huh...maybe I should order two.
posted by sparklemotion at 9:54 AM on August 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


It says something that poor KC Green can't get paid for what must be thousands of "reprints" of his work, but we (the Internet) instinctively know it's wrong when a political party the artist disagrees with tries to use that same work for propaganda.

But then again, his work wouldn't have become so popular without those thousands of reprints...
posted by Kevin Street at 10:12 AM on August 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Is this the new election thread?
posted by mazola at 10:20 AM on August 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Nib has been putting out some of the best political commentary of this election.

Don't worry they're also letting me talk about butts in a few weeks
posted by The Whelk at 10:24 AM on August 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Link to the kickstarter.
posted by zabuni at 10:24 AM on August 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Somebody could post an unrelated story about a screaming man running around a downtown American city with a homemade flamethrower and it might possibly be the new election thread. It's so hard to tell nowadays what is about the election.
posted by maxsparber at 10:26 AM on August 3, 2016 [4 favorites]


Is this the new election thread?

Nope, someone's working on one, let's not muss this up.
posted by cortex at 10:28 AM on August 3, 2016 [6 favorites]


I wonder why there are such blocky compression artifacts in the image.
posted by shmegegge at 10:37 AM on August 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


The 2nd version with the elephant was like- someone steals your joke and makes it less funny so you slam dunk them with a funnier version of your own joke using them as the subject. This one strikes me as. When you make a joke and someone else mangles it up so bad that you feel the need to put your own joke out of its misery by removing all the humor out of it. I mean I guess that's what happened. But it seems really clear to me in the comic itself, even if I didn't know the backstory.
posted by bleep at 10:41 AM on August 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


It's like 2 different but opposite reactions - strengthening the joke, and removing the joke.
posted by bleep at 10:42 AM on August 3, 2016


I'm glad that when I backed the plush Kickstarter it wasn't yet fully backed and now is, and I backed it no more than an hour ago.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:46 AM on August 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Put me on Team Weakened The Joke.
posted by tclark at 11:56 AM on August 3, 2016


HEY WAIT, THAT'S OLD MAN GUNSHOW
HIS WEBCOMICS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE GOLD
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:18 PM on August 3, 2016 [9 favorites]


I love this.

I love it going the opposite direction from where you expect. I love the Harambe reference. I love how utterly defeated the little dog looks once he puts out the fire. I love the weird, slight JPEGing of the image.

I feel like I can't fully articulate how this comic speaks to me, but I can articulate that it does, and deeply.
posted by brecc at 12:48 PM on August 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


I got to the "they shot a gorilla!" part and I actually for a second thought the artist had made that up as a sort of mysterious backstory, or a way to sum up how terrible and crazy this year has been through a sort of analogy. Because I forgot all about that gorilla. Because this year has been bananas.
posted by lunasol at 3:04 PM on August 3, 2016


So, the plush Kickstarter had a goal of $35k in 30 days.

It is currently at $125k after less than one day.
posted by NoxAeternum at 3:15 PM on August 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


that is fine
posted by The Whelk at 3:31 PM on August 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


no, THIS is Fine.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:13 PM on August 4, 2016


So what's up with the square jpeg artifacting style in the new comic? Some sort of attempt at watermarking?
posted by pwnguin at 11:45 PM on August 4, 2016


"I got to the "they shot a gorilla!" part and I actually for a second thought the artist had made that up as a sort of mysterious backstory, or a way to sum up how terrible and crazy this year has been through a sort of analogy. Because I forgot all about that gorilla. Because this year has been bananas."

That's the part of the comic that I don't understand. Out of everything that has happened this year, the gorilla shooting was the most justified and normal thing. Kid runs off from parents and climbs into gorilla enclosure.. what else was going to happen?
posted by I-baLL at 3:10 AM on August 5, 2016


I had the same reaction. I guess the gorilla has become some sort of meme in itself, but yeah. That panel really deflated the power of the strip for me.
posted by Roommate at 3:35 AM on August 5, 2016


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