All Small:
May 10, 2002 8:48 AM   Subscribe

All Small: "A mini-comic that maintains it is all small stuff." I'm enjoying his High Horse series of humorous rants. Waste my Friday away!
posted by o2b (12 comments total)
Special metafilter argument-starting edition here.
posted by jonathanbell at 8:53 AM on May 10, 2002

Great comics. Thanks for the link, o2b.
posted by ColdChef at 9:03 AM on May 10, 2002

This rant about DVDs is a pretty good use of mousover.

Ha ha!
posted by iceberg273 at 9:12 AM on May 10, 2002

i didn't even notice the rollover commentary! ha!

sorry, forgot to mention: link via Coudal.
posted by o2b at 9:18 AM on May 10, 2002

Reading those, I feel like his target audience is in grade school. His rambles aren't subtle or clever in the least, fall shy of being amusing, and something about those little circle and line drawings are highly annoying.

He's kind of like Garrison Keillor, without actually being engrossing.
posted by precocious at 9:22 AM on May 10, 2002

The cartoonist has anticipated precocious' complaints.
posted by yhbc at 9:32 AM on May 10, 2002

Too much text. I might as well read a book. Cartoons should be stories through pictures, with text added to enhance the flow.
posted by HTuttle at 10:16 AM on May 10, 2002

I'd give him points for the attempt to preempt complaints about his strip, but even that is unoriginal and unamusing. Does he have a strip about that?
posted by precocious at 10:46 AM on May 10, 2002

slight aside: you know what i find annoying? opinion stated as generality or popular belief.

i found it original and amusing.
posted by o2b at 11:49 AM on May 10, 2002

I enjoyed it too, o2b, so don't feel bad about posting it.
posted by furiousthought at 3:22 PM on May 10, 2002

HTuttle: that's one of the silliest descriptions I've ever heard about what a comic book "should be"...
posted by owillis at 4:45 PM on May 10, 2002

Thank you for bringing it up, owillis - I wasn't going to bother, but HTuttle or anyone else who would like a better appreciation of the dance between pictures (resemblance) and words (meaning) that make up the medium of "comics" could do no better than to start with Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics.

You have been edified. Go, revel in the splendour.
posted by yhbc at 4:55 PM on May 10, 2002

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