Sheer brilliance. The artwork should remind you of George Herriman’s immortal “Krazy Kat,” and a close look at some details might suggest that the cartoonist is also a fan of John K. Hodgman.
(The slideshow is the most fun.)
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As you said, brilliant.
My next favorite goof on LOLCats: LOLMetal
Extraordinarily clever! But I have a quibble. It seems a touch disrespectful that these comix were “originally published” beginning in 1912, when Krazy Kat didn’t make his/her 1st appearance until 1913. Also I might as well admit here that I had never freakin heard of LOLCats until yesterday.
Plus which, you know, acronyms like “ROTFL” and the like weren’t really used until Al Gore invented the Internet!
Anyway: I wonder if that’s an error – that the guy intended for the cartoons to be coincident with Krazy Kat – or whether it’s supposed to be a predecessor to Krazy Kat?
Things I just found out: the dialect in Herriman is an exaggerated version of a true New Orleans accent (as opposed to the tourist industry’s version), known as “yat.”
I’m just sayin’ it would be kinda big-headed for these cartoons to be a supposed predecessor to Krazy.
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