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Funny animal comics

  • Comics that feature anthropomorphic animals.

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    • found: Work cat.: Barks, C. Carl Barks' greatest DuckTales stories, ©2006- :v. 1, t.p. verso (all stories written and drawn by Carl Barks) introd. (Scrooge McDuck)
    • found: Barks, C. Walt Disney's Donald Duck adventures, 2008.
    • found: Pawuk, M. Graphic novels : a genre guide to comic books, manga, and more, 2007:p. 500 (Funny Animals. Humorous stories in which the protagonist or supporting characters are animals. The animals may appear to be normal-looking, typically with the ability to speak, or may be anthropomorphized, with human qualities as well as the ability to speak. Examples: The Collected Sam & Max; Comic Adventures of Boots; The Frank Book; Gon; Howard the Duck; Owly; Peanutbutter and Jeremy's Best Book Ever!; Salmon Doubts; Sky Ape)
    • found: Encyclopedia of comic books and graphic novels, c2010, via Google books, viewed Oct. 20, 2017(Funny Animal Comics. Above all other genres, funny animal comics have represented comics' role as lightweight children's entertainment; the funny animals genre; typically features characters who combine animal faces with upright bodies that include hands, dressed (at least partially) in clothes, who converse with each other using language rather than animal sounds. These characters think and act more like people than like animals. They exist either in a world that is entirely or mostly inhabited by funny animal characters or in which the animal characters are accepted as people by human characters. The art typically features a rounded, simplified, and exaggerated style rather than a detailed or realistic style; Carl Barks, by universal acclaim, was the most important cartoonist in the funny animal comic book genre; in 1942 he was assigned to draw the first Donald Duck comic book that consisted of original material; continued to write and draw duck stories for the next two decades; perhaps the greatest funny animal comic, Walt Kelly's "Pogo")
    • found: Fletcher-Spear, K. Library collections for teens : manga and graphic novels, ©2011:p. 187 (Funny animal comic: A comic that uses anthropomorphic animals, such as Maus, Mouse Guard or Pride of Baghdad, but not necessarily in a humorous manner)
    • found: Markstein, D.D. Don Markstein's Toonopedia, via WWW, viewed Oct. 20, 2017:Glossary (Funny Animal: A genre of fiction which, like superheroes, is found more often in comics and animation than elsewhere, and which is characterized by animals that walk and talk just like humans. Many aficionados of the genre insist that a funny animal no more has to be "funny" than a comic book must be "comic", citing Bucky O'Hare and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but others disagree. Many of the best funny animals, such as Uncle Scrooge, combine humor with adventure in about equal measure; but some, like Usagi Yojimbo, while not totally eschewing humor, place more emphasis on the dramatic aspects of their stories. And then, of course, there are Pogo, Bugs Bunny and suchlike, that are almost all humor)
    • found: Critical survey of graphic novels, 2012:p. 181 ([Robert] Crumb was influenced by the "funny animal" comic books that he and his brother Charles read during their childhood, such as Little Lulu by John Stanley; Donald Duck by Carl Barks; and Pogo by Walt Kelly) p. 481 (Scrooge McDuck, the protagonist, is the heir of Castle McDuck in Scotland. Like all characters in the story, he is a humanized animal; [Don] Rosa's primary page layout is the eight-panel grid used in most funny-animal comics during the 1950's and 1960's) p. 583 (Omaha the Cat Dancer's history begins in 1978, as comics creator Reed Waller's contribution to Vootie, a self-published one-shot magazine created by a cooperative of "funny animal" cartoonists) p. 813 (At the time of Tantrum's original publication, comics were mainly superhero stories, romance stories, funny animal stories, and adaptations of popular films)
    • found: Barrier, J.M. Funnybooks : the improbable glories of the best American comic books, 2015:p. xiv (superhero comic books in general, and especially those with the more serious superheroes, like Superman and Batman, have always seemed to me hopelessly inferior to the best comics with "funny animals" like Donald Duck) p. 10 (the very best Dell comics belong to genres of other kinds: the comic books with animated characters--"funny animals," talking animals like Donald Duck--and precocious child characters like Little Lulu) p. 85 (two popular genres: talking animals and superheroes) p. 88 (Like superheroes, "funny animals" could be generated with apparent ease in almost infinite variety; although the earliest of Dell's comic books with talking animals typically were drawn with six panels to the page, by early in 1944 the standard page had become eight panels, four rows of two panels each)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 20, 2017:Funny animal (A funny animal is an anthropomorphic animal character who lives like a human. Funny animals typically are bipedal, wear clothes, live in houses, drive vehicles, and have jobs, which distinguish them from other animal characters who may nonetheless display anthropomorphic characteristics such as speaking or showing facial expressions. Funny animal (also talking animal) is also the genre of comics and animated cartoons which primarily feature funny animals; the genre is not exclusively comedic. Dark or serious stories featuring characters of this sort can also be grouped under the "funny animals" category)
    • found: Albedo anthropomorphics, 1983-
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 20, 2017:Albedo Anthropomorphics (Albedo Anthropomorphics, or Albedo for short, was a furry comic book anthology series which was credited with starting the furry comic book subgenre that featured sophisticated stories with funny animals primarily intended for an adult audience. Albedo was started by Steve Gallacci, who produced its main feature, Erma Felna: EDF--a sophisticated science fiction military series set in a sector of space populated by sapient and predominantly humanoid versions of mammal and avian species)
    • found: Steve Gallacci website, Oct. 20, 2017:home page ("by '78 I was doing fanzines and laying the foundation for what would become Albedo Anthropomorphics. Albedo Anthropomorphics started as a funny animal comic anthology comic, with my Erma Felna, EDF as a science-fiction series within. ... Birthright was conceived as a distant sequel to the Erma Felna story line for Fantagraphics Books Critters funny animal anthology comic")
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    • Comics that feature anthropomorphic animals.
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    • 2017-10-20: new
    • 2018-01-05: revised
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