it’s the nice thing to do
The Dangers of Electricity
Sam and Max Hit the Road: One of the Great Comic Book Games Ever -
“A private school principal once told me that in the history of literature, the greatest translation of all time was the English translation of Waiting for Godot, because Samuel Beckett had personally translated it from French, in which he’d originally written it, into English, his mother tongue. Well, Steve Purcell just might be the Samuel Beckett of comic book video games. His participation in the project ensured that the game’s artwork and humor were both remarkably true to the sociopathic glee of the original comics, as well as to the relentless absurdism of Monkey Island, making fun of everything including the very format of the game. When you try to pick up a person, Sam refuses, saying, “I don’t indiscriminately use people…except Max.” When you repeatedly click with your cursor to try to pick up something that can’t be picked up, Sam explains that he can’t, getting more and more angry until he breaks down crying, at which point Max says, “Now you’ve done it. You’ve broken Sam’s spirit by trying to pick up that dumb object. In fact, if I didn’t find his pathetic sobbing so amusing, I’d come out and rip your limbs off.”“
—From an article on Huffington Post declaring that Steve Purcell’s Sam & Max Hit the Road is among the greatest comic book games ever (hard to deny). Nothing revealing in the article, I just enjoy that one of my all-time favorite cartoonists is becoming well-known enough now after 20+ years to start making appearances on sites like HuffPo.
Thyra Hilden & Pio Diaz, ARoS Museum of Art, 2007
some awesome Searching for Sonny fan-made art
(Source: unafodenss, via andrewdisney)
The Cathy strip used in this 30 Rock gag is altered, I just learned.