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November 11, 2007

”Bizarre As Hell But I Kind Of Liked It” Comic of the Week

Filed under: 9 Chickweed Lane, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor, surrealism — Cidu Bill @ 1:34 am

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  1. I’m not a fan. I’m rubbed the wrong way by disembodied female body parts imagery (especially when it’s the “sexy” parts) in general, and this strip doesn’t do anything interesting enough to make me over look that.

    Comment by Cedar — November 11, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

  2. What was her torso wearing before it walked away in the black leotard?

    Comment by Christian — November 11, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

  3. Cedar, you might appreciate this more if you did follow the strip because it sort of satirizes a type of strip he often draws.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — November 11, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

  4. I quite enjoyed it actually. It has something of a Pygmalion and Galatea aspect to it.

    Comment by That's Me — November 12, 2007 @ 11:35 am

  5. Bill–

    I do read the strip very regularly, and have been for the past five-ish years (although I’ve been telling myself to give it up lately), and I still don’t like it. It embodies a lot of the things I dislike about the direction the strip has taken since Edda moved to NY–mostly that she’s no longer a real human, but simply the unreal perfection of a walking doll. The first panel is especially disturbing to me–if Amos can’t have Edda, he’ll make his own Edda. And it’s not like Pygmalion–Pyg CREATED Galatea, and did not take pieces of the woman from her pre-existing self to rebuild her.

    Comment by Cedar — November 12, 2007 @ 6:26 pm

  6. Pygmastein!

    Comment by Cidu Bill — November 12, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

  7. In answer to Christian’s question regarding the torso’s clothing, the torso didn’t exist before Amos assembled the other pices against the black background. Then, once assembled, the entire body walked away, including the black background, leaving behind the hole in the background.

    Comment by Bill — November 14, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

  8. Well, in that case, he’s lucky that he got a desirable shape out of that background!

    Comment by bAT L. — November 15, 2007 @ 12:25 am


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