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Red or orange hardcover darkly funny book about mental illness

I saw a book on a "featured" table last winter in a bookstore, which enchanted me, but I don't remember any of the key features that would allow me to buy it; namely author or title. I remember that it was red or orange, hardcover, consisted (mostly) of illustrations, was darkly funny, was written by a British man (?) and contained cartoony scenarios ruminating on anxiety or depression. Any idea what the book was? I assume that it was a new publication around the end of 2013. I think the title had the word "Brain" in it. [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Dec 3, 2014 - 13 answers

B&W wordless superhero comic strips

I'm looking for some black and white superhero comic strips that are wordless. Wordless is the most important part, color strips would be less desirable but ok. Non-superhero comic strips might work too. Additionally, if there is a place online that has super old comic strips that would be helpful too.
posted by Brent Parker on Nov 10, 2014 - 6 answers

Where is the cartoon with geek secret agents: 001, license to code?

I'm trying to refind a one-panel online comic with geek secret agents. One has "001 -- license to code" or something like that. I kind of remember it as being geek & poke or that style but haven't been able to track it down. Any pointers? Different cartoons along similar lines are welcome.
posted by espertus on Oct 4, 2014 - 2 answers

I can't find this one web comic

I'm having trouble tracking down this web comic. My description will thoroughly ruin the joke so I'll put the description in the extended explanation [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Sep 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Avengers, Assemble Onto My Bookshelf!

What's the best way to read comic books in the 21st century? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jul 1, 2014 - 13 answers

Author! Author!

Should my young teenager use her real name on her web comic? [more inside]
posted by Malla on May 17, 2014 - 36 answers

Where is this Calvin and Hobbes strip?

I remember seeing a Calvin and Hobbes strip linked to from MetaFilter that I'd like to find again. Calvin's dad is reading a newspaper, and Calvin calls him uptight. His dad says something like, "I'm not uptight, I just get things done." Can you find it for me? I think it's a three-panel strip. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 30, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me find this oneoff comic about college/grad school w/superpowers

I have a memory of a one-off comic that I saw online one time about college and grad school. There was a sort of superhero or superpowers metaphor for the whole process of higher education. Black-and-white, in pencil (?), maybe some use of green. Help me find it? [more inside]
posted by gurple on Apr 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Things like Dr. McNinja?

I'm enjoying the breathlessly ridiculous tone and pace of Dr. McNinja, which I think does a great job of avoiding the unstoppable-force vs. unmovable-wall dynamic of mainstream superhero comics. It plays fast and loose with everything, and has a fine sense of the absurd. It is only occasionally problematic (racist, homophobic) in its juvenile sensibilities, which is way better than most of its competition. What movies, books, and comics are comparable?
posted by jsturgill on Apr 22, 2014 - 12 answers

What was this Japanese comic about cigarettes?

LongShotFilter: I'm looking for a Japanese comic/illustration I saw online about 10-12 years ago. It was about two packs of cigarettes in love. (...I think.) [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Apr 9, 2014 - 0 answers

Where was a cartoon comparing code reviews to insulting someone's mother

A few weeks ago, I saw a cartoon in which one character gave another a code review (made suggestions on how to improve a computer program). A bystander asked the coder if he was just going to take that, saying that it was as though the reviewer had called his mother a whore. I've searched and searched but haven't been able to find the cartoon again to download. The drawing style was like Cynanide & Happiness and Invisible Bread, but I searched through hundreds of cartoons at those sites and couldn't find it. (Yes, I can be obsessive.)
posted by espertus on Feb 1, 2014 - 2 answers

I am Looking for the Name of a Comic Book Series Where The Bad Guys Won

Hi there. I am looking for a comic book mini-series, probably from the 1980's but possibly from the 1990's. It is not a Marvel or DC series. The premise of the series is that 5 or 10 years before the series begins, a Dr. Doom-like character leads an army of supervillians and actually defeats all the superheroes, killing or depowering them. The mini-series ran for 5 or 6 issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by jack.brodey on Jan 7, 2014 - 8 answers

Books with no or few words? (comic books okay)

My five year old is just starting to read, and loves looking through the Captain underpants books for their illustrations. I'd like to get him some books (or comic books) that have few or no words, or which he could at least follow without knowing the words. He's really into story, and I think it would entertain him, and also (for the ones with words) encourage him to read. His interests are the stereotypical boys ones -- sports, superheroes, etc, Suggestions?
posted by michaeldunaway on Dec 17, 2013 - 18 answers

How do I figure out age appropriate comic book/media (ages 9-11)?

I have a niece and two nephews. As the one among my siblings who's into comic book culture, my brothers have started asking me for input and recommendations for the kids, and I'm finding myself having some trouble. A lot of superhero comics may or may not be age appropriate and I also worry about some of the weird sexist subtext in a lot of stuff. I am asking this partially for input in picking Christmas gifts, but also in order to be a better family resource. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Dec 3, 2013 - 17 answers

Where should i start with Captain America and Thor?

Recently i've been getting into marvel comics more, more specifically Thor and Captain America. I've almost finished vol. 1 of Thor:The Mighty Avenger that basically talks about him and Jane and i'm really enjoying it so far. I think they only have 3 trades for that so after i finish that series where should i go from there? As for Captain America i've never read any of it, but i think i'd like to start out with something newer that gets into his orgins first and then going from there. I wouldn't mind reading any of the other Avengers as well like Hawkeye, Black Widow, Hulk, and Iron man but i don't know where to start with any of those either. But if anyone has some ideas i'd really appreciate it!
posted by earthquakeglue on Dec 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Captain Planet's John Hancock?

I have this poster of Captain Planet that I want to frame to put in my office and I am thinking of "autographing" it. However, I do not seem to find any evidence of Captain Planet being able to either read or write, despite having a great spoken vocabulary. This could be because the earth does not have its own written language or alphabet. I am thinking the best thing to do is punch a hole in the poster and then hang it. Do you have any better ideas?
posted by parmanparman on Oct 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me find this comic about depression/anxiety

Can y'all help me find this comic about depression or anxiety. Three stages that I can recall: the first part is the narrator talking about how depression (or anxiety, can't remember which it was specifically) is like a devil on your shoulder and it follows you around telling you lies and falsehoods. In the middle the narrator talks about how he/she finds other people to share things with - I remember specifically "watching shows" and a picture of Heisenberg. Last panel is the narrator at a bus stop (or similar) with the anxiety/depression devil much smaller and the text something like "and now it isn't so loud" or "and now I can ignore it." [more inside]
posted by ish__ on Oct 17, 2013 - 11 answers

In Issue 214 of Action Comics, Clark Kent is seen ordering bourbon

Is there a comic book character with a signature alcoholic beverage? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Oct 8, 2013 - 17 answers

Make this snowflake excited for the next issue again!

Help me get back into comic books after years away. [more inside]
posted by Hennimore on Aug 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Rice Boy, the Comic and the Album

Is there a connection between the comic/graphic novel Rice Boy by Evan Dahm and the album Riceboy Sleeps by Jónsi and Alex? [more inside]
posted by cleverevans on Aug 7, 2013 - 3 answers

When can I see the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer?

I was among the unfortunate many who was not able to attend to Doctor Who panel at SDCC 2013 and thus did not have the pleasure of viewing the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer; I know Steven Moffat made it abundantly clear that he did not want to see anyone leaking the trailer, so I'm not really expecting to see any pirated versions. I guess the question I'm trying to ask is: When will the BBC allow the trailer to be public?
posted by rmttws on Aug 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Please help me identify this comic

Can you identify this comic/graphic novel? Coming-of-age type story about a girl who is gay, Canadian, has a degree in (I think) ceramics or something else she doesn't use, and makes ends barely-sort-of meet by working as a bike messenger until some art or writing starts to pay off. It was likely autobiographical or partly so. Looked like it was written and set anywhere from the late 80s to mid 90s. I believe it was offline originally, but put online maybe ten or so years ago. [more inside]
posted by Gingersnap on Jun 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me remember this webcomic/illustrated story.

I've Googled and Googled and can't find it nor any reference to it. Several years back, I read this illustrated story/webcomic (I FEEL like I found it via Metafilter but that might be wrong). I think it was about the origins of spoken language? It featured a group of cave-dwelling protohumans, scenes of sex and female copulatory vocalizations, and possibly psilocybin mushrooms. Did I dream this? If not, what is it and where can I find it again?
posted by Knicke on Jun 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Can you find this?

I'm asking this for a friend in neuroeconomics. She says:
A man is looking outside a window at the 13th floor and see another man is falling. The former asks the latter "How are you doing". The latter answers: "Fine so far".
Can you help her find this comic? If not the exact comic, could you suggest any other comics that "illustrate people's ignorance to the incoming risk or uncertainty?"
posted by tickingclock on Feb 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Draw my mind

I have 3/4 of a graphic novel script in my computer. Where can I learn to draw so I can bring it onto the page? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Nov 18, 2012 - 12 answers

comics for young children?

I'm looking for comic books that are age-appropriate for a 9-year-old boy... [more inside]
posted by dfm500 on Nov 13, 2012 - 23 answers

How do I get in on this closed Kickstarter?

I need to get in on this Kickstarter - but the availability date has passed. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Nov 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Too Soon?

Searching for photo from Comic Con (I think!) - please help! [more inside]
posted by orsonet on Oct 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find this comic about internet browsers.

ComicFilter: Help me find this comic comparing internet browsers. [more inside]
posted by pluot on Sep 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot

Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Jul 24, 2012 - 64 answers

Two related questions about using Comic Sans...

Two related questions about using Comic Sans... [more inside]
posted by ozgirlabroad on Jul 4, 2012 - 24 answers

Can anybuggy help?

Is there a collection, in print or online, or otherwise available (!) of the little comics that ran in and thru 'Cricket' magazine? I would pay money or not for this. I sure would like to read through the storylines (IIRC there were a lot of ongoing plots) without having to track down years and years of back issues, physically or digitally.
posted by J0 on Jul 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Seeking information about 90's era comic

Does anyone know anything about the comic strip known as IE Skin's Guide to All That There is To Know? This ran in the East Bay Express in the nineties. [more inside]
posted by Surprised By Bees on Jun 16, 2012 - 2 answers

The Political Season will be More Bearable if Discussed in Graphic Form

Searching for the perfect graphic novel/comic book...for learning and enlightenment! [more inside]
posted by vivid postcard on May 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find a great, dark comic?

Dark on-line comic about a boy left in his crib, who's then led astray by a malevolent cat - unforgettable, but now I can't find it for the life of me! [more inside]
posted by progosk on May 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Comic Filter

Help me identify a comic book without too many details to help.... I remember hearing a podcast that mentioned a comic book where the story involves some kids (?) who live in a haunted house and who get different powers by (maybe) taking something like a key (?) and either eating it or sticking it inside their head or something. For what it's worth, I think it's a relatively new comic. Yeah...I didn't want to hinder the search for answers by giving away too much helpful information. Any ideas?
posted by richmondparker on May 6, 2012 - 3 answers

That's going to leave a mark.

What is this web comic? Single page with multiple panels. Artwork similar to Penny Arcade. Guy is trying to convince his skeptical buddy to play 40K. Buddy is convinced once he realizes that his army is equipped with chain swords (swords with chain saws for blades rather than sharp edges) at which point buddy is over the top enthusiastic and can't wait to get started. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Apr 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Art Appreciation

I have a limited edition graphic novel by a well-known artist which is apparently very valuable suddenly. What next? [more inside]
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth on Mar 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Robespierre, Robespierre, Robespierre, who are you?

What does this shirt mean, if anything? It says "Robespierre" three times, and each of the "O"s are the faces of three different (cartoon?) characters. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

What was this scifi comic from the 80s?

I was amazed how quickly I got a similar question I answered last week, so here goes another one, as I delve the origins of my subconscious... I am looking for a comic in book form/graphic novel that would have been around in (probably) 1982. It was a similar style to the Heavy Metal comics I guess. It featured a computer called Rose and a huge weird kind of evil organ (as in the kind you get in a church!). That's about it. If anyone gets this I will be suitably impressed... thanks MeFites.
posted by KateViolet on Mar 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me find two comics and a video (massive google-fu failure).

Catastrophic Google-Fu Failure. Help me find these three things: One, a web comic which had a flower with an ASCII art penis on it. Two, a web comic which had peeps and Mal from Firefly. Three, a video of a man doing a yoga flow routine which included L-sit to handstand, scorpion, and back again. Sorry for the grab bag, this stuff is simply driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by anaelith on Mar 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for Monochrome V for Vendetta Copy

I love V for Vendetta (the graphic novel), but I hate the coloring job. Years ago, I borrowed a monochrome line-art-only version from a library. I would really like to own such a copy, but my Google-fu fails me.
posted by Zarkonnen on Feb 22, 2012 - 10 answers

vaguely remembered Adam and Eve comic

Can you identify and even locate a vaguely remembered online comic strip (possibly a copy of an offline work; I think it was black and white but am not sure) which I read years ago that retold the story of Adam and Eve but from a non-Christian perspective (possibly pagan / New Age) with the serpent being an agent of freedom and enlightenment and God being a scary force of moralizing repression?
posted by Bwithh on Jan 29, 2012 - 4 answers

I would also like an image of a flappy-armed upright turtle, if such a thing were available

I saw a "how I think I look when I'm running/how I actually look" image within the last year, and I'd like to find it again. [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Jan 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for a "making of Kool Aid Man comic strip"

ComicFilter: I am looking for a one-off comic strip that depicts a man going through some sort of Wolverine-esque operation in a secret government lab. He then breaks out, and his identity is revealed.... [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Nov 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Want to create a cover gallery

I have some CBR and CBZ files and I would like to extract the first image in each one (presumably the cover) to another directory for use in an iPhoto library. I have both Mac and Windows available to me. Is there any software that can do this?
posted by arniec on Nov 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Need help roasting my husband on his 40th

Looking for insults and jokes for my husbands 40th birthday party. It is a roast. He is a metrosexual, known for wearing pink. He plays golf and is known to get a little angry if he doesn't play well. He also loves poker and again gets angry if he loses. He thinks he has a big head, not conceited, but a physically big head. He comes across as arrogant but he really isn't if you get to know him. Jokes need to be relatively clean ie pg-13. Thanks [more inside]
posted by Robtri93 on Oct 26, 2011 - 23 answers

DC 52 Timeline Help

Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me find this comic!

I saw a comic online a few years ago; it featured a man surreptitiously putting nicotine patches on his girlfriend so that she went into withdrawal when she wasn't with him. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Need the name of a dark, gritty comic series

I'm looking for a comic book series/graphic novel of a very dark world where the villains have taken over and the heroes (who were clearly analogs of very well known Marvel and DC characters with relatively minor shifts in their names/powers/costumes/etc. ) were being hunted down. [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Aug 13, 2011 - 4 answers

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