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Comic newspaper

I love the comic page so why not make every page the comic page!
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The news paper should tell the news in comic form. Maby this wouldn't suit all people but it would make it more attractive to kids. The names are already there "The axis of evil" "The alliance of the willing." There is goodies and baddies, the struggle between good and evil and if written right it would make the perfect comic strip, I would try and make some examples but as you may have worked out I am no writer so maby some people here could come up with some amusing strips.

I know that in real life its not as simple as goodies and baddies but thats the way the news paper portrays them anyway so why not turn it into a comic and have comic fun for all, If the kids saw John Howard drawn as a muscle bound fluro lycra wearing fighting for justice superhero maby they would gain some respect for him, not that I really think that that is neccessary ok I'm rambling now.

Gulherme, Feb 12 2003

Deidre's Photo Casebook http://www.thesun.c...-2003070061,00.html
How come my problems never feature scantily-clad temptresses? [my face your, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Larry Gonick, nonfiction comic artist http://www.amazon.c...104-5777017-0036703
No weeklies or dailies, but ancient history in comic form [tharsaile, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

pretty close... http://www.funnytimes.com/
but not baked in the manner you describe... [dbsousa, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

the funnies http://www.multicia...hvv/tvvfunnies.html
[oxen crossing, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       If there's any newspaper likely to bake this, it'll be UK gutter-press tabloid "The Sun" which is currently in contention for the "World's Most Politically Opinionated Celebrity Lifestyle Magazine" Award. In fact, the problem page has already adopted this technique. >link<
my face your, Feb 12 2003

       Beat me to it, calum. Good idea though, Gulherme.
DrBob, Feb 12 2003

       Was going to post this idea, and here was, a few months before I thought of it.   

       I wonder if the artists would have the time to cover much news. Still, a brief summary of the week's events would be fantastic! There's something about the pictorial format that just helps things stick on your mind, while reading the New York Times is, as Tom Wolfe wrote, "like slipping into a warm bath."   

       Currently, Larry Gonick is about the closest thing we have. He's got a degree in mathematics from Harvard, but is a full-time nonfiction illustrator (See link). Joe Sacco does Middle East nonfiction -- see week of July 6, NYT magazine for a sample -- though mostly from the Palestinian side.
tharsaile, Jul 07 2003

       According to sources, 30 or so comic only papers exist, the first being the Santa Cruz Comic News. (seel link), quoted below:   

       <<The Santa Cruz Comic News This is a great tabloid produced in Santa Cruz, California, by Thom Zajac. It comes out every two weeeks, and has dozens of editorial cartoons from newspapers around the world, distilling facts and opinion about the facts into concise pictures. The Comic News was the first cartoon newspaper: now there are about thirty. >>
oxen crossing, Jul 07 2003

       UnaBubba, you aren't a local in my home town by any chance are you?
Gulherme, Sep 23 2003


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