I’m sitting in bed last night reading Ivan Brunetti’s Misery Loves Comedy collection (beautiful book, by the way), and I’m wondering, where have all the funny comic books gone? Seriously, I can think of Angry Youth Comix and Arsenic Lullaby, but then I draw a blank.
The 90s had a load of hilarious comics out on the shelves, I thought. What happened? I started thinking I only read very serious comics, but then realized that I still do get my funny comics fix… on the web. The majority of my webcomics reading habits are comedies. Is this a sign of how fractured the Direct Market has become, catering mainly to the superhero crowd now, or is it just that all the cartoonists with a sense of humor decided that online is where it is at?
I miss them in print format, the funny books. I certainly enjoy them online, but I guess I’m a bit nostalgic for the old black and white independent funny comics.
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