A couple of months ago, I discovered Oglaf dot com, and I thought I'd share it with you. It's a webcomic set in a (somewhat parodic) medieval fantasy universe with elements of other genres occasionally thrown in. It's definitely grounded in humor, but the fun twist is that most of the strips are incredibly, unapologetically, pornographic.
There are only about 50 strips in the whole collection, so it wouldn't take one very long to read them all. There are some through stories, but it's largely unconnected one- to three-strip shorts. Here are some of my favorites:
" - The first strip in the whole bunch. Introduces the recurrent themes of magic, fantasy, masturbation jokes, and gratuitous nudity. Eight pages long; very NSFW:
"Fountain of Doubt
" - one of several on the Spanish Conquistador theme, and one of the few strips that is not pornographic at all. But I laugh out loud every time I look at this strip. Probably my absolute favorite:
"Simon the Wanderer
" - Hilarious unexpected punchline. NSFW:
" - One of several with the "shapeshifter" characters, who don't quite get human behavior or sexuality. Two pages, NSFW:
A few general thoughts on the comic.
First, the art is surprisingly good, considering the medium. I especially like the coloring (check out the Hot Bitches in "Cumsprite"). It looks like the artist/s put a lot of effort into each one.
Second, even though this is a humor/sex comic, the author shows surprising deference to gender equality and modern gender theory. Both sexes are shown equally often in power positions. Men are not universally slavering sexual hyenas, and women are not universally retiring yet coquettish ingénues. It's great to see that everyone can be the target of a joke, even when it comes to sex.
Finally, the author doesn't let sex get in the way of the joke, and doesn't (often) use sex as a crutch for his humor. That is, he doesn't (often) say "Well this joke isn't very funny, so I'll throw some tits in there to make up for it." Usually, the sex is an integral part of the humor. I find this pretty nifty.
Has anyone else read this? Anyone have a favorite? Or any thoughts?
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