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Subnormality

Postby Jorpho » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:18 pm UTC

Who else here is a fan of Winston Rowntree's opus?

His text-comics are so dense and pithy that there are large swaths of the archives that I have yet to properly plumb. I was actually thinking of buying a print, but it's hard to decide on one; I was thinking maybe someone here might have a suggestion? I quite like The Inner Dark, except that's so darn dark that I don't think I really want it on my wall.

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Re: Subnormality

Postby Belial » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:25 pm UTC

Captain Estar Goes to Heaven did nice things to my brain.
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Re: Subnormality

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:40 pm UTC

This one is good for a "......well, fuck." feeling, if you're in to that. I also liked Sector 41. But yeah, Captain Estar is good, as is the regular Subnormality strip.
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Re: Subnormality

Postby Belial » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:53 pm UTC

This one really wanted to be its own long comic, rather than a re-telling. Because damn.
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Re: Subnormality

Postby AvatarIII » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:09 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:This one is good for a "......well, fuck." feeling, if you're in to that. I also liked Sector 41. But yeah, Captain Estar is good, as is the regular Subnormality strip.


Thanks to Jorpho for this thread, I had never heard of it before, but I read these two that Talon posted and they are great the one Belial posted was a bit dyslexia inducing, I'll have to give it a try another time, the jist of it seemed cool though.

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Re: Subnormality

Postby Belial » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:31 pm UTC

This one is also really striking.
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Re: Subnormality

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:57 pm UTC

AvatarIII wrote:Thanks to Jorpho for this thread, I had never heard of it before, but I read these two that Talon posted and they are great the one Belial posted was a bit dyslexia inducing, I'll have to give it a try another time, the jist of it seemed cool though.
Yeah, that's.. Winston. Subnormality is self-described as the comic with too many words in it.

This is a good short one, I had this one in my signature for a while, Good Ol' Time Travel and Hitler joke.


Belial wrote:This one really wanted to be its own long comic, rather than a re-telling. Because damn.
And this one, too, I think. But yeah, mostly the one you linked.
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Re: Subnormality

Postby Thadlerian » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:24 pm UTC

This one (latest) is worth a good look.

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Re: Subnormality

Postby Jorpho » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:32 am UTC

I finally have Choose Your Own Adventure on my wall. I'm not sure it was such a good idea; it might be a little too evocative of whatever inner existential angst is currently nagging at me. If this latest one ends up as a decent poster it would seem to be a much better choice.

I still need to sit down and read Captain Estar. Too bad there's no convenient PDF.

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Re: Subnormality

Postby Jorpho » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:49 am UTC

Ooh, he's got some new prints out.
http://viruscomix.com/printslist.html

Plus there's some links to his Cracked stuff! It's slightly difficult to find his stuff on Cracked.com, especially since visiting Cracked.com is known to cause explosions.

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Re: Subnormality

Postby Jorpho » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:35 am UTC

I keep meaning to order a print for Floor Plan of the Mind, but looking at it again, it seems like it might be a bit heavy-handed. What you you think?


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