Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #406
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.
YOU ALL ALREADY KNOW THAT THIS is the most important new daily comic strip since "LONELY BOY AND IMAGINARY TIGER."

BUT IT STRUCK ME today that Koford's "Laugh-Out-Loud Cats" is not just a daily comic, but specifically A SINGLE PANEL daily comic.


THIS, MY FRIENDS, is a bold innovation. Has Ape-Lad broken curse of PLUGGERS?*

(ONE MIGHT HAVE SAID the "Curse of Ziggy" or "Curse of Howard Huge," but that would be mean.)

(OR: ONE MIGHT HAVE SAID the "Curse of the Lockhorns." But I actually admire the sheer, misanthropic brio of those Lockhorns.)

(After all, it can't be easy to distill all the drunken, marital loathing of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and pour it all into a single, hate-filled funny pages panel day after day after day.

(Who would have thought THAT would work?)**

That is all.

*Hint: he has.

**Double hint: it's doesn't.


Unknown said...

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has been a solid, funny, single panel comic for *years now.*

Get with it, John. This is serious.

ramona said...

yeah, or the "Curse of The Far Side"!

oh, no, wait...

Wincey said...

I completely concur, except to say that it's not so much a daily comic as a multi-daily (?) event. I think there were at least six new ones within 24 hours yesterday. It's a seemingly endless stream of excellence. The first thing I do when I log on, every single time, is go to Hobotopia to see what's new. (And then I check here.)

lucas said...

for the single-paned cartoon enthusiast, you might want to take a look at MARMADUKE EXPLAINED

Annje said...

I love the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats. If I had the money I'd buy many of the comic strips from ApeLad. Thank you for sharing these on your blog Hodg-man

ramona said...

and I completely concur with adrienne -- Adam is *so* prolific, it sort of blows the mind.

though I guess we should've been at least somewhat prepared from his hobo onslaught...

(Hobo Onslaught would be a good name for a band)

Unknown said...

Praise from Caesar is praise indeed. Thank you, Hodg-man.

Unknown said...

i seem to have seen your dopple ganger yesterday at guy & gallard