Have we had a thread about Achewood? I had a search and couldn’t see one. So yeah, Achewood: http://achewood.com/
Essentially a periodic cartoon about the scrapes that a set of cats (Ray, Roast Beef, Pat) as well as otters (Phillipe) Tigers (Lyle), bears etc get into.
Some classic arcs became books (https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/3192174-achewood), and for a long time in the mid 2000s I wanted to hang out with Beef and Ray, drinking stellas that were crispy as the dickens.
So what’s your favourite scene?
Ray getting stoned
Or that time they took Trent Reznor’s car to a Wendys?
Love Achewood. For all the magical realism and weird stuff, there’s something very real about friendship and depression in there
Will have to find some favourites! Badass Games and Great Outdoor Fight should be taught in school, definitely
Never really got into it but my pal is a big fan and has this on his wall
Until I got Disintegration, this strip basically informed my views on The Cure:
Achewood reminds me so much of old dis, felt like it was always being referenced on the old boards then one day we just forgot about it. Thanks for reviving.
I never got around to reading it all. I’m gonna try carrying on. it was just a matter of distractions; I love everything I’ve seen thus far.
a friend of mine compared me to Philippe once
this, and Pictures for Sad Children, tho
which in comparison to the impossible to nail down magic of Achewood is sort of basic, but then Achewood is one of the best things ever made in any medium.
I mean, PFSC wasn’t basic, but it was more like me… it found its all-consuming sadness hard to hide, and its humour wasn’t as effortless and singular as Achewood.
the humour is so elusive and so unforced, it’s just the best thing
that’s it, I’m changing my avatar to Philippe
I have this book of achewood stuff somewhere. Should re-read it again.
20 years ago…man this is depressing
Yeah I associate it with about 2012-15
Was a bit obsessed as a teenager. Remember when it was massive and they used to have a really active comments section under the comics, that was fun. Think I got a lot of my personality from roast beef
change your monkey to Roast Beef, perhaps
I suppose my avatar didn’t have a legacy like yours
Did you also get your aluminium pants from him too?