Crazy People with Good Causes
Even the simplest and most banal message can turn into a glorious display of wild-eyed madness when filtered through the spinning kaleidoscope that is the webcomic creator's mind. A perfect example is the anti-smoking comic called...
#10. Easy Breather:
"I told you my bulge has no comment!"
Sure, the 3D-rendered characters in Easy Breather are a little terrifying. And sure the comic seems a little too obsessed with the "quit smoking" thing, pretty much blaming smoking from everything from rape to the Holocaust...
...but if you read the very first episode, it seems pretty harmless. It's an innocent tale of a little girl finding some cigarettes on the beach. Curiosity gets the best of her, but luckily her wise friend is there to intervene!
Well, that's pretty common sense stuff. Now go tell Mom and Dad, kids, so a valuable lesson can be learned!
Aaaaaand they're naked.
See, this is why webcomics are a thousand times better than newspaper comics. This is why I think James Vipond, the creator of this comic, is a mad genius. A character's mother dies? Gee, what would be a nice way to make the dreary mourning scene go down better?
The answer is titties.
I assure you, the censorship was added by us. People make fun of Mr. Vipond, they call him crazy for making a comic where at utterly random times the characters' clothing vanishes into the ether. But dammit, 20 years from now that will be a staple of all entertainment. He's crazy in the way that Tesla was crazy. The world just isn't ready for his brand of genius.
We leave you to your work, James, and continue to...
#9. Hathor the Cow Goddess:
From the site:
"Hathor the Cowgoddess...is a superhero who wants to save humanity through the combination of nurture, sustainability and bonding inherent in the practice of attachment parenting. Her movement is called the Evolution Revolution, her breasts are her superpower..."
Wait, do you mean that her breasts are the source of her superpower? Because it doesn't make sense to say that the breasts themselves are a... wait, you know what? That actually sort of does make sense.
"...and her sidekick is her baby, always carried in a sling and prominently (politically) suckling at her exposed breast."
Well, that seems reasonable. Let's see her in action!
Aaaand... POW! Public nudity.
I stopped and wrote down all of the questions raised by this particular strip. I wound up filling three spiral-bound notebooks. Including:
Question #1. If she's part cow, how are all of her children human?
Question #73. If the point of being a cow goddess is her superior milking ability, why just the two nipples instead of four?
Question #876. Is that a nipple on her scalp?
Her pet cause seems to be that the world will be saved, not just by breast feeding, but by breast feeding