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It’s a shame that I can only feature an occasional panel from my favorite webcomic of them all, Oglaf, because it tends to get raunchy, explicit, NSFW, rude, cartoonishly pornographic, and silly, but who cares? I thought I’d mention the message in this one, at least. Only tune in if you like your humor lowbrow and occasionally obscene.

Also, if you’d ever read the comic, you’d know that the last thing that anyone would do is go home and lead calm, rational lives.

P.S. The author is Trudy Cooper. She’s Australian, which explains a lot.

Comments

  1. sumdum says

    That’s because she’s known as the joyless shitpail. :P
    Cool to see more fans of this comic. :)

  2. Lowcifur says

    I like the alt-text of this comic: The Fungod died and became the god of atheists. I dunno, why, but that makes me chuckle.

  3. Louis says

    I fucking LOVE Oglaf. I want the Apprentice back, I reckon he has some fun times ahead.

    Louis

    P.S. BLOOD AND THUNDER!!

  4. Hairhead, whose head is entirely filled with Too Much Stuff says

    Finally, some other people who love oglaf. For me, it’s perfect pornography — fun, funny, sarcastic, gross, arbitrary, weird, satirical AND explicit. My favourite one-panel is: oglaf.com/cornwalling/ (Check it out)

    “Well come on man, look a bit happier about it.”

    And yes, the author being Australian does explain a lot.

    Finally, I adore the no-fun-having fierce, violent, smart anti-hero. I’d love to meet her in real life — and see if I could avoid being punched out.

  5. says

    Finally, I adore the no-fun-having fierce, violent, smart anti-hero. I’d love to meet her in real life — and see if I could avoid being punched out.

    It’s also rather nice to have a major character who’s pretty explicitly lesbian and whose orientation is just a background detail, instead of her defining trait.

    Especially in a sexually themed webcomic, where it tends to swing between lezploitation or “every woman is bi” extremes.

  6. Louis says

    Incidentally this storyline is funny and relevant to recent events. NSFW obviously.

    Mind you all the storylines are hilarious. I LOVE Oglaf…did I mention that already?

    Louis

  7. Hairhead, whose head is entirely filled with Too Much Stuff says

    Caerie:

    Especially in a sexually themed webcomic, where it tends to swing between lezploitation or “every woman is bi” extremes.

    I tried many of the other sex-webcomics, and found all of them trite, boring, and tediously, TEDIOUSLY sexist. I love oglaf because it’s creative and hilarious (I love her insane craftsmen dwarves) and it takes the piss out of everybody. NOTHING is sacred to her.

    And that’s wonderful!

  8. Hairhead, whose head is entirely filled with Too Much Stuff says

    I almost forgot. The only other webcomic I found I liked was “curvy” (http://www.c.urvy.org/). Weird, sexy, s/f themed, and loves taking down cultural cliches.

  9. Grumps says

    Never seen Oglaf before.. I have now.. OK, there’s nothing on telly. I know what I’m doing this evening.

    I like the alt-text of this comic: The Fungod died and became the god of atheists. I dunno, why, but that makes me chuckle

    Yeah… “Well, no erectile dysfunction yet. Touch wood.” made me laugh.

  10. says

    AAAAAAH! PZ reads Oglaf! This makes me squee. One of the most delightful things about this blog is the way it makes disparate parts of my existence collide with one another in pleasure-inducing ways. Rar!

  11. Gnumann, メンズ権利活動家国家の売国奴 says

    Ah, this one’s archive just took a few hours to go through. Good. I lost almost a week when PZ linked girls with slingshots (though it was a week with litte time for comic-reading).

    Good shite I would say :D

  12. says

    Yeah, Oglaf only comes out once a week, so the archives aren’t overwhelming, yet. But Cooper is extremely professional and reliable: you can count on a new one by every Sunday evening.

  13. joachim says

    I love the cartoon!

    As always, after telling us there is no God to tell us what to do…the atheists turn around and, you guessed it, start telling us what to do.

    …snicker…

  14. Matrim says

    How much of the work is Trudy’s and how much is Doug’s? I know that both are the authors, but that Trudy is credited as illustrator. That probably means all the art is hers, but I don’t know how much they collaborate on or divide up the writing work. Anyway, it’s one of my favorites (Girls With Slingshots is up there too).

    VICTORY AT SEA!

  15. Owlmirror says

    As always, after telling us there is no God to tell us what to do…the atheists turn around and, you guessed it, start telling us what to do.

    She’s not an atheist. She knows that there are Gods that she hasn’t killed.

    Yet.

  16. ah58 says

    I’ve been a fan of Oglaf since near it’s beginning. I do miss the apprentice and evil sorceress storylines though. I keep expecting them to come back, but so far, nada.

    Another good sexually themed comic others may enjoy is Manage A 3

    http://www.menagea3.net/

  17. Celeste says

    I’ve been reading Oglaf for quite some time now. Even purchased the book. So glad you’re giving her some free press! She is awesomely talented and never fails to make me laugh.

  18. Beatrice says

    I ♥ Oglaf. I spent a fun evening going through the whole archive when someone linked to it here before.

  19. sawells says

    And you definitely need to trawl the archives of Chester 5000 XYV.

    … we’re all sharing WAY too much here.

  20. phoenicianromans says

    Especially in a sexually themed webcomic, where it tends to swing between lezploitation or “every woman is bi” extremes.

    “You’re not reaaaaaaal lesbians!”

  21. Sili (I have no penis and I must jizz) says

    Ivan the apprentice will be returning

    Yayyyy!

    … we’re all sharing WAY too much here.

    Speak for yourself. I have never linked my collection of pr0n based on a silly three seasons Japanese anime selling a silly childrens’ toy.

  22. Akira MacKenzie says

    I LOVE Oglaf! Just the right blend of funny, sexy, and fantasy to make this geek chuckle after a dull Sunday.

    I do wish we’ll return to the storyline of our poor “dead” Apprentice. It ought to be interesting how they wake him up. ;)

  23. says

    And Oglaf fans!

    OK. I’m going to hang out here for a while.

    Well, I’ve been hanging out here a long time. I might say something a little more often than once a year though.

  24. jste says

    P.S. The author is Trudy Cooper. She’s Australian, which explains a lot.

    As an Australian, how should I be feeling about this comment?

  25. ravenred says

    Long-time lurker, de-lurking to say…

    Something also VERY worth checking out is Trudy’s previous (and hopefully future) comic Platinum Grit (http://www.platinumgrit.com/).

    Mostly safe for work (mostly, anyway). You can definitely see the same vein of eyes-sideways humour running through it, though. It changes tone markedly from the first five or six issues (for the better), so stay with it.

  26. coyotenose says

    Glen Davison @#1,

    It’s great that you picked up on that so well from just a glance. One of her shticks is the absolutely bizarre and hilarious amount of anger she builds in this story arc.

  27. Suido says

    My girlfriend introduced me to Oglaf, she’s the best. Also, Straya, fuck yeah.

  28. randay says

    Le musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, http://www.mam.paris.fr/en/expositions/crumb
    has a retrospective exhibition of the comix icon Robert Crumb.

    “The Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris presents a premiere retrospective exhibit on one of the greatest illustrators of the past fifty years: Robert Crumb. One of the pioneers of Underground comics, he represents a mythical figure in American counter-culture. His satirical stories tear down moral constraints and provide a sharp critique of society, its shadows and absurdities.”

    France has good taste and claims that he is “one of the greatest illustrators of the past fifty years”. When will American art institutes recognize him?

  29. sawells says

    @36: apparently you should be feeling “raunchy, explicit, NSFW, rude, cartoonishly pornographic, and silly”.

    … actually I think Pharyngula has a new byline…

  30. douglashudson says

    After reading the whole series, I gotta say, this post should carry a trigger warning as well as a NSFW warning.

    There is a LOT of rape in the comic, usually played for “fun”. The apprentice gets raped (by the elf guy), a diplomat is forced to give someone fellatio, several barbarian guys get raped, etc.

    Some of the (non-rape) jokes were kind of funny, but the non-consensual sex, combined with the horrific violence played for laughs, really left an unpleasant impression.

    Also, giving thumbs up to a comic that uses rape as a joke, while arguing against people who do that very thing, is not a good thing. Fortunately, none of the MRAs seem to have noticed this post.