Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Latest VG Cats strip: Comic #180.

Latest VG Cats strip's accompanying newspost:

"Alternative title "Sad hobo in the snow", only kidding Fred. No joke this week just a character send off. Unless you find homless freezing to death funny. I hear they pee to keep warm. Ha-ha, incontinence."

It's a "character send off"? The hobo character is certainly dead by the end of Comic #180... by "character send off," does Ramsoomair mean that the Hobo is dead for good?

VG Cats is absolutely a humor comic. Prior to #180, there has never been an attempt to cross over into any other genre. Why does Ramsoomair feel the need to kill off a character? True, the "Dr. Hobo" character hasn't been used for about 43 comics, but even still... with neither character development nor insight backing him, the emotional punch of what would otherwise be a very meaningful, well-crafted farewell is lost. What's the point of devoting all that effort to a minor, rather pointless character in a comic whose humor mainly consists of shallow, disposable punchlines?

1 Comments:

Blogger Phil Kahn said...

"What's the point of devoting all that effort to a minor, rather pointless character in a comic whose humor mainly consists of shallow, disposable punchlines?"

Exactly.

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