Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Why Would You Make a Comic About POOP? Part 1 (July 2010)

This is page one of a two page comic! Page two comes next week!

I made this comic for my friend Greg Labold (i talk about him here sometimes...) and his upcoming comic collection all about... you guess it, POOP!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa wha?



A.J. Derro said...

I like it! As a guy, poop interests me. Not at the South Park level, but still... And I like the poopy letters; equal parts cool and disgusting.

marcm said...

from Wikipedia:
"Toilet humour, or scatological humour, is a type of off-colour humour dealing with defecation, urination, flatulence, vomiting and other bodily functions. This genre also sees substantial crossover with sexual humour, such as penis jokes.

Toilet humour is popular among children and teenagers, and despite being toned down to remove some of the more erotic components, it is still often seen as a rejection of taboos, and is a part of modern culture.[1]"

Underground comix have long been dealing with rejection of taboos, for example, Joe Blow and the Old Poopero among many by Crumb, everything by S.Clay Wilson,Leather Nun, and then there was the amazing comix whose name I've forgotten with the most mind-blowing cover of the devil taking a shit and the shit was our modern world with it's fast food restaurants, grid-locked traffic, pollution, wires, billboards, fouled rivers and such. I used to have it but like everything I've ever owned, it's been "borrowed." I can't seem to remember the name but you may have come across it.

Mike Myers took scatology mainstream in Austin Powers and John Waters and Divine grossed me out completely in Pink Flamingos and I'm sure you could research it and finding it poking it's head out all along, after all, would taboos be taboos if people weren't interested in them? They wouldn't have be taboos if there was no interest, people would just ignore them I suppose, you could read Freud on the subject in Totem and Taboo, but I guess what I'm saying is that Greg is just following a long tradition in the genre which has deep psychological underpinnings.

Of course, you may think this is all a bunch of shit, right?