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Pikachu Stabbing a Hooker and Farting by kevinbolk Pikachu Stabbing a Hooker and Farting by kevinbolk
This is another slide from my "Ten Things I Hate About Webcomics" presentation I did for AnimeUSA 2011. The purpose was to poke fun at common webcomics tropes, cliches, and/or bad habits and to help new creators recognize them and then either avoid them or exploit them (because anything, even tropes, done well can still make for good entertainment). This one was part of the "referential humor in video game/geek comics" segment.

Now, humor is a very tricky subject because, yes, it is fairly subjective and I shake my head at people who think they can universally declare something as "unfunny" (beyond what our society has created as a baseline and even THAT has a lot of gray areas). However, there is some science to it. I do believe humor can be poorly executed and there is such a thing as cheap, easy, and lazy humor that takes little thought or effort from either the creator or their audience.

A lot of "geek comics" fall victim to what I like to call the "Family Guy" school of referential humor. The idea is simply making a reference or depicting that reference in random, unrelated out-of-character behavior is the entirety of the joke. It doesn't bother with clever observations or commentary on the subject nor does it bring anything new to the table beyond "Hey! It's -pop culture reference-!" and "Pfft! Farts are hilarious." Again, people can still find it funny, it's just a little too cheap and easy for my taste.

Though this is from the guy who writes and draws "It Sucks to be Weegie", so take that as you will. :D

Other slides from my webcomics presentation:
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AndytheB-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist
In this video, the fart joke is brought up 9:40-10:04, 11:05-11:30, and it is brought up repeatedly from 21:40 on. www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7dvZw…
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G-A-L-E-X Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oooookay
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flamingrose122299 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
i like cheese and farts even thow i am a wolf named flammingrose122299
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Psych0Knight Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Tippytippy1001 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
raaandom!
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jrseals Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amen.
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Substitute101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
O_O........i'm really happy this was to poke fun at people for doing this sort of thing
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Ashmer123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
THAT IS HHHIILLLARIOS! LMFAO
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ryan1147 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
excellent.
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