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Saturday, May 28, 2011

That damned Infringement

What's Mallard raving about today?

Readers.

If Mallard can be believed (a big "if") people are reading Mallard Fillmore.

So, yes...people are getting stupider.

9 comments:

Tog said...

Batshit thinks he generates "controversy" above and beyond his normal level of shake-your-head horseflop.

THAT'S SO KYUUUUUUUUUUTE!!

(Yes, Batshit, your REAL readers are growing progressively stupider. After all, you pimp Rush, Beck, O'Reilly, and Coulter to them, so I'd be surprised to find they can tie their shoes. But hey, keep right on insulting the dumbasses.)

Kip W said...

Apparently, he got a letter from somebody who thinks that "Death to America" represents his sentiment. Whereas he only hates just over 2/3 of Americans!

By the way, I recently saw a web page called "Literally Unbelievable" about people on Facebook who get irate over articles in the Onion. You know; idiots.

rewinn said...

PRO TIP: when you are working in a graphic medium, such as comics, you need to convey your primary meaning through graphics, not text.

Today's "comic" is based on the idea that some of Mallard's "Readers" are so stupid that they think his April "comic" promoted anti-Americanism, whereas in fact Tinshley, while opposed to America's values, still considers himself a patriot and opposed to people who would attack us. (It is none-the-less telling that his fans are so stupid LOL!)

Those "Readers" got that idea because the April comic was all text and no con-text. A competent cartoonist would have created an image that told the story at an emotional level, informed by minimal text. For example, an F-16 blowing the 7734 out of a Gaddafi tank that was advancing on a crowd holding a banner saying exactly what the April comic said would still be a lie (...the Libyan rebels are almost uniformly pro-American or at least neutral on the topic...) but at least it would be comprehensible; at least it would be cartooning.

Bruce Tinshley's political views are thoroughly anti-American, in the sense that they are the same as those held by the losing side in the American revolution, but they are a legitimate political view and America would be enriched by an honest conversation including his extremist views. However his laziness as a cartoonist gets in the way of expressing his ideas, and is without a doubt tolerated by his paymasters only for the same reason that the Russian Communist Party tolerated the incompetence of the Soviet Realists. When you work for the Ministry of Truth, you don't have to be any good, you just have to obey.

Frank Stone said...

Mallard is accusing other people of being stupid. Insert your own joke here.

As usual, he provides no examples of these accusations against him, not even made-up ones. We're just supposed to take his word for it. And I think we all know what Mallard's word is worth.

Steve-O said...

Tinsley's delusions of self-importance are sure getting tiresome.

Memo to Bruce:

There are about twenty people in the world that give a shit about your stupid "comic" and most of them are on this website giving a shit ironically.

Steve-O

deepbeep said...

To date, Mallard Fillmore has only been involved in 2 legit controversies:
1. Rode the Daily Show's coattails by accusing them of trickery and drawing Jewish caricatures; and
2. Multiple arrests for endangering the lives of himself and others.

Since you still have no talent, a trifecta will be hard to achieve. I'm thinking gay tryst, drug bust, leaked sex tape, or hilarious appearance on To Catch a Predator. Notice how none of them involve cartoons.

Gold-Digging Nanny said...

@deepbeep -- Please, please, please let it not be the sex tape.

Rootbeer said...

I think readers deserve a break, not a lecture.

Anonymous said...

In this comic: Brucey finally realizes that his target audience is composed of morons.