Who says comics aren’t philosophical?

(From "Fantastic Comics" number 23, 1941.)

12 Responses to Who says comics aren’t philosophical?

  1. Dan says:

    Please tell me Samson shows up and drops that tower full of explosives on this yutz.

  2. Watson Bradshaw says:

    Comic book fact: don’t expect pearls of wisdom from a guy named Speedball.

  3. ams says:

    Maybe he’s dizzy from the lead lined paint they used back then…

  4. dblade says:

    He’s absorbed in the beauties of nature and a roadside billboard is his subject matter? The writers of these comics were either sad hacks or mad geniuses.

  5. punkjay says:

    See this is what happens when your painter/ philosopher is named after a heorine & cocaine mixed illeagle drug!

  6. Gero says:

    @Dblade 4: I’m more interested in WHY there’s a billboard and a container (helpfully labelled “dangerous explosives) out in the middle of a field…

  7. Myro says:

    Gero (6): It’s obvious. All that beauty is making him dizzy. He wants to blow it up so that he’ll feel better.

  8. Trekkie says:

    Wait, ‘beauty is so beautiful’? Funny, ’cause I thought beauty was ugly!

  9. More Monet, svp.

    Criteria for art: Can a child paint this? Can a monkey paint this? Can I paint this?… it’s not art. ;9

    Rembrandt shouldn’t be remembered for toothpaste smile, for sure. He actually perfected a method to mass produce painting and art beyond Gutenberg’s block-print. Pictures to words. A lot of early Encyclopedia’s reference classic depictions such as Rembrandt’s ruddy brown portraits. Which also marks him as a Renaissance treasure.

    Sorry… swooning. It’s a preference. Never did like sun and light (vampire me). That attracts me to Baroque and Renaissance. The use of browns and darks against light. Also attracts me to my favorite artist Jeane-Claude Monet. Contradicting my aversion to light and sun, he has a softig treatment of greens, reds, yellows, and blues.

    Sorry… where was I going with this?

  10. spidercow2010 says:

    J.Rem appears to be about 3″ tall, with catfish whiskers, and using a Dorito as a palette.

  11. spidercow2010 says:

    @Atomic Punk: If you can use Heromachine, is it art? I seem to recall some discussion somewhat along these lines several months ago. But rather than re-hash that, perhaps a more arcane discussion: Can a monkey use Heromachine? And should a monkey have access to wrist-mounted blasters? The floor is open…

  12. spidercow2010 says:

    …because Samson wrecked it! [Thank you, I’m here all week, try the veal]