Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Pop Culture Shock Therapy

Way back in June, I went to the MoCCA convention-type thingie and came away with a stash. I've been behind on reading some of it and certainly in reviewing any of it, so I'm going to make a concerted effort to start getting those done.

Not completely randomly, but close enough, I'm going to start off by pimping Pop Culture Shock Therapy, which is a one panel cartoon project that would remind you of the Far Side if the Far Side were about pop culture.

Nobody is safe from Doug Bratton's pen -- recent subjects have included Gwen Stefani, Star Wars, Osama Bin Laden, and Oscar the Grouch. While the humor can tend toward the perverse (Bratton does seem to have quite the imagination for what goes on in Bert and Ernie's bedroom), it's not mean-spirited. Although you may find it being funny in the groan-worthy way instead of a laugh-out-loud way.

Bratton has archives going back to December 2002, so rather than present you with examples, I'm just going to turn you loose there and let you get lost. You can subscribe to the daily email for free, but if you enjoy PCST then you should absolutely purchase the first collection online from the main page. It's $15 and worth it, especially so you can show it to your friends and pretty much distract them from anything. (Especially when they hit the one about Aquaman's funeral.)