Peanuts + Dali + R.Crumb = WTF?
April 21, 2006 7:58 PM   Subscribe

The Perry Bible Fellowship now has it's own website. Previously here on MeFi.
posted by lalochezia (40 comments total)

 
Umm.. it has for quite a while now, actually.
posted by sgrass at 8:03 PM on April 21, 2006


The Perry Bible Fellowship now has it is own website.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:05 PM on April 21, 2006


Even framed, the archives remain the best way to enjoy the PBF.
posted by grabbingsand at 8:05 PM on April 21, 2006


Has anyone ever cobbled together a RSS feed for it? I always forget to check it for updates.
posted by mathowie at 8:08 PM on April 21, 2006


This appears to be a PBF RSS feed.
posted by Espy Gillespie at 8:10 PM on April 21, 2006


And another one.
posted by Espy Gillespie at 8:13 PM on April 21, 2006


you know what this calls for? that's right, an IMAGE MACRO.
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posted by keswick at 8:16 PM on April 21, 2006


Thank goodness the "weirdblankfacedcharactersfuckingandtorturing" tag finally has a taker.
posted by dammitjim at 8:27 PM on April 21, 2006


Yeah, this site's been around for at least a year. Not new at all.

I have two PBF questions:

1) On the official site, this week's cartoon is an excellent Edward Gorey homage. But the print version (at least in the Baltimore paper) is a different cartoon -- one that looks to be done in the old PBF style. Why?

2) This cartoon used to have different dialogue. (It used to be "The police have a witness, Slim", and "I don't recognize any of these men.") It was changed just a few weeks ago. Why?
posted by painquale at 8:46 PM on April 21, 2006


Whoa, painquale. And the "Adventures of the Man with No Penis" are now in colour!
posted by Krrrlson at 8:52 PM on April 21, 2006


A wizard did it.
posted by keswick at 8:53 PM on April 21, 2006


In fact, several strips have changed colours.
posted by Krrrlson at 8:56 PM on April 21, 2006


CONSPIRACY
posted by Krrrlson at 8:56 PM on April 21, 2006


perfectionism.
posted by 6am at 9:15 PM on April 21, 2006


For Christ's sake. That's been around for at least two years. Do the fucking research before you post your OMG GEE WOW I JUST NOW SAW THIS I MUST SHARE IT spasm.

Having said that, I love TPBF and I thank you for posting this.
posted by Decani at 9:46 PM on April 21, 2006


WHAT.
THE.
SWYVE.
PBF?
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 10:06 PM on April 21, 2006


I'm leaving this up for the two RSS feeds alone. Having a PBF feed just made my day.
posted by mathowie at 10:15 PM on April 21, 2006


No other comic strip, ever, has made me laugh.
posted by ori at 10:50 PM on April 21, 2006


tip toes away
posted by longsleeves at 11:17 PM on April 21, 2006


Thank you for the RSS feed - PBF is one of the most fantastic things I have discovered through MeFI.
posted by greycap at 12:13 AM on April 22, 2006


I know what you mean, painquale. In the print version of this one the peg-headed guy has a normal head.
posted by redteam at 12:22 AM on April 22, 2006


I think the news is that the pbf is now located at thepbf.com instead of cheston.com/whatever/etc...

but the comic still links from cheston.com. Oh well. I just hope this allows him to update consistently, now. It's basically a crap shoot whether he'll update on monday or as late as friday. And hey, his comics involve a lot more drawing/painting work than most comics I read, but I feel hollow inside when I go to see the new pbf and it's not there.
posted by shmegegge at 1:00 AM on April 22, 2006


keswick: If you want to act like a goon, why not just hang out at SA?

also: mmm, pbf.
posted by ODiV at 1:20 AM on April 22, 2006


Nothing is more satisfying than clicking on the splash-picture on the main page and seeing what comic each object in the picture brings up.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 3:43 AM on April 22, 2006


thepbf.com was registered in 2004.
posted by zsazsa at 6:56 AM on April 22, 2006


To address some of the irritated people on this thread.

1) The site I linked to has more content than the original pbf site.

2) If I say "I now have a pair of shoes", it's up to you to read into this statement either :

"I have just recently obtained a pair of shoes"

or

"I'm notifying you that I have had shoes for a while, becuase it's noteworthy and been 3 years since we've talked You never talk, you never write, what am I, chopped liver and since you're a bunch of ungrateful snarky bastards, you dont deserve the shoe related information that I am passing on to you.


What's that molly the unicorn? You want to play? No, don't stick that horn there its not nice....aaaaaaaaaaagggghhhhhh

posted by lalochezia at 8:30 AM on April 22, 2006


painquale: There are also earlier examples where the ones published on citypaper are different than the ones on thepbf site. The one I remember is where the cars go undersea exploring (drowning their occupants). The one in citypaper was less graphic.
posted by beerbajay at 9:45 AM on April 22, 2006


I have long considered Perry Bible Fellowship to be the funnier spiritual successor to 'The Parking Lot is Full'.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:20 AM on April 22, 2006


Serial Killer Slumber Party: Nothing is more satisfying than clicking on the splash-picture on the main page and seeing what comic each object in the picture brings up.

Some of them are random. The dinosaur and the gopher will bring up at least two separate entries, maybe more.
posted by Mitrovarr at 10:26 AM on April 22, 2006


The main PBF page at cheston.com/pbf has been exactly the same since 2004, and thepbf.com as well. Maybe you were thinking the archive page was the only page.

Also, that poor Cheston guy! I'm sure he's mad now that the page he helpfully offered to host has eclipsed his own.
posted by zsazsa at 10:30 AM on April 22, 2006


I never realized that PBF endorsed such revisionism. He's going all George Lucas on us!
posted by painquale at 11:47 AM on April 22, 2006


I <3 lalochezia
posted by eyeballkid at 1:20 PM on April 22, 2006


that edward gorey one is utter genius.
posted by Sheldon at 2:02 PM on April 22, 2006


Can someone explain this one to me? I don't think I'm familiar with the movie he's (I assume) referencing, so it just makes no sense to me.

It's been bothering me ever since it appeared in the Guardian last week.
posted by chrismear at 9:39 AM on April 23, 2006


chrismear, maybe it's a reference to the fact that the web version of the comic for that week is better.
posted by lyam at 6:44 AM on April 24, 2006


maybe it's a reference to the fact that the web version of the comic for that week is better.

Well, I doubt that, because as all of us know who obsessively click the archive link throughout the week until finally it has a new cartoon, The Throbblefoot Aquarium is not the current cartoon. It showed up almost two weeks ago. I've been wondering where this week's is since late last week. This one with the chimp doesn't help, because it seems, unlike every other PBF strip I've read, to make absolutely no sense.

Anybody have a (better) key to unlock this one?
posted by soyjoy at 10:13 AM on April 24, 2006


Based painquail's comment, I thought that perhaps Throbblefoot was deemed unsuitable for print which resulted in the chimp comic. The chimp comic makes little sense unless one were to assume that it was a joke referring to Throbblefoot.

How dare you assume that I do not obsessively click the archive!
posted by lyam at 1:08 PM on April 24, 2006


Heh. I'm obsessiver than thou!

The only problem with that explanation is, why would Throbblefoot, unlike dozens of other in-your-face-offensive cartoons, need to be replaced? As a former alt-weekly cartoonist, I know there's no legal restriction on a broad parody of someone else's style, though PBF lacked the requisite "Apologies to Gorey" that should be there as a courtesy. And the other only problem is, why is there still not a new cartoon in the archive?

Yes, you knew there wasn't, didn't you?
posted by soyjoy at 7:16 AM on April 25, 2006


There is now. :P
posted by lyam at 7:10 AM on April 26, 2006


Hey, what is this chimp comic? I obsessively clicked on the PBF archive as well. Is there a reason why the Gorey one was up for two weeks?
posted by redteam at 2:23 PM on April 26, 2006


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