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January 23, 2009 8:29 AM   Subscribe

Request Comics: A reader submits a theme, and Ben Heaton makes a photocomic of it. For example, one reader requests, "A duck discovers an awful, metaphysic truth." Another asks, "Teach us how to count to 46." And so on.

Related post: art by request, the other way around.
posted by not_on_display (17 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Nice. When will the Government finally do something about these damned Platonist wooden cats?
posted by Phanx at 8:40 AM on January 23, 2009

Individually, these aren't funny. But when I started at the beginning and read each request, the comic and the commentary, then went started making me smile.
posted by DU at 8:40 AM on January 23, 2009

Neat, but seems like it should acknowledge Exploding Dog somewhere, since it's been around for a while doing a similar thing. Or not or whatever.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:40 AM on January 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

Hey, these are pretty good! Clones, a Ferris Bueller reference, even a recursive link to Wikipedia's article on plastic welding rods.

The good thing for him is, at cocktail parties, when someone asks "Where do you get your ideas?", he can reply "The Internet.", and mean it, like literally.
posted by Xoebe at 8:48 AM on January 23, 2009

Yeah, I thought of explodingdog too, and when I looked at it just now I was really pleased to see that the site looks basically the same as it did in 2000.
posted by clavicle at 9:20 AM on January 23, 2009

Let's not forget Emotion Eric, who photographs himself with user-chosen emotions.
posted by Lemurrhea at 9:41 AM on January 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

This one is creepily accurate.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:41 AM on January 23, 2009

Thank goodness none of the requests specify that it should be funny.
posted by rusty at 9:43 AM on January 23, 2009

Also from Ben Heaton: Terror Island, a 353-episode web-photo-comic starring game pieces.
posted by not_on_display at 9:52 AM on January 23, 2009

Slow Wave has always been my favorite comic-by-request.
posted by anthill at 10:01 AM on January 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

That duck folded too easily.
posted by fleetmouse at 10:03 AM on January 23, 2009

This seems a lot like Yirmumah's "Will Draw Anything" series, just not hand-drawn.
posted by mystyk at 10:40 AM on January 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

This is every discussion I've ever had about poetry and/or grocery shopping.
posted by The Whelk at 10:48 AM on January 23, 2009

I'd like to request that he get a haircut.

(Other than that, it's awesome.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:10 AM on January 23, 2009

Pretty hit or miss, but I liked Neil Diamond entropy quite a bit and a few others.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:27 AM on January 23, 2009

Well, my name is on my profile page, so I guess its showing up here won't do much more harm. The frequent appearance of clones in these strips made finding this page a little unsettling....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:05 PM on January 23, 2009

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