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August 19, 2012


FFF Results Post #305 -- Hooray For Cul De Sac

On Friday, CR readers were asked to pick four Cul De Sac strips and then describe why they like the first of the four they chose. This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon
"One of the hardest things to do with a strip when it's starting out is write gags that define character-to-character relationships in addition to being funny. I find this one humorous all the way through and well-observed, but also poignant in that it's something I hear my friends express about their parent-to-kid relationships from time to time."

*****

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Matt Emery
"I admire the choice to depict action and characters speaking off panel and how it impacts on the the delivery of gags and punchlines."

*****

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Mark Coale
"Who doesn't love the Uh Oh Baby?"

*****

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Benjamin L. Russell
"This is a Monday strip. This is the start of a storyline. Five panels repeating the name of a relatively obscure American president, and little else. That's fantastic storytelling, bravery in the face of an audience, and terrific surrealism. What an extraordinary thing to have had in one's daily comics page."

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thanks to Mark Coale for the idea

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