Monday, April 28, 2008

Open Thread: Maturation

I don't really have anything worth saying about Maturation. Comment away if you like.

16 comments:

Shawnacy said...

The comic feels like a quick transition from one storyline to another, which Kurtz tends to do often enough.

The joke works though.

I'm hoping that something wild, crazy, and perhaps a little unbelievable happens at said upcoming bachelor's party.

R.W.McGee said...

So...Francis...internet/computer whiz...not familiar with teh pron?

Anonymous said...

It's funny that Francis is fascinated by fake breasts, though the fascination is somewhat unrealistic. As McGee suggested, there is much high quality pr0n on the Internet for a breast-loving computer whiz. Enough so that a breast-cake should no longer elicit more than passing amusement.

Anonymous said...

oh, sure, theres porns on the internets, but a boys first experience with an erotic cake is a special moment. I know mine was.

Anonymous said...

What I find so irritating about the posting of this strip, is that Kurtz posted two strips at once. I checked the site last night. The wedding dress strip wasn't up. Then, this morning, two strips at once.

How long will he have to do this whole intarwebs thingy, before he learns how to do it right?

Julia said...

Is it just me, or does the dress totally not fit Jade's personality? Like, at all?

Anonymous said...

I agree, Julia. That may be a lovely dress, and I'm sure that it might have been perfect for Scott's wife, but it's far too intricate and lacy for Jade. I would think she would have something less old-fashioned.

Jai said...

I have no idea what that means, Julia. Now I'm curious as to what other women make of Jade's wedding dress.

I will add that the new, full-body "thank you" card picture of Jade in her (Uh, or Mrs. Kurtz's) wedding dress makes Jade look . . . uh . . . rather wide. Bad angle? Am I interpreting the linework incorrectly? Could be. I do know that some dresses just have really big bustles for some damn reason, maybe it's just that.

As for the boob cake, Francis really doesn't seem like the type to watch a ton of porn. And even if he is, a cake that looks like boobs (Or "a boob", I'm not really sure from the dialogue in the strip. It sounds like it's a single-boobed cake, which I personally would doubt the existence of in real life) is still different enough and RIGHT THERE in REAL LIFE enough for him to react the way he did.

Sage said...

I do like the intricacy of the dress from the wedding shop comic, and it is comical to think of Jade's lush of a mother carrying around a glass full of alcohol (Brandy)

The one weird thing is in the second frame of "here's your cake". The up-angle shot is weird, and doesn't Brent look like he has a hair-lip of something. He just lookf very odd compared to the rest of the comic.

47 said...

"What I find so irritating about the posting of this strip, is that Kurtz posted two strips at once."

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Caren W. said...

The dress looks nice. But I agree it doesnt really suit Jade's personality.

Anonymous said...

I think the whole boob cake malarkey is off the point.

What I got from the strip is not that Francis is awed by a boob, but rather that there is a boob "in the middle of the room and everyone can just walk up and look right at it".

I actually think this fits Francis quite well: he sure has seen porn before and may even be used to it, but as a virgin geek he is used to display of sexuality being private (or even to be hidden). The presence of a public show is what gives him the kicks.

And then the hormones kick in in the fourth and last panel... No, I think the strip mechanics works really fine.

And jai, I don't understand why "boob" is singular either. Never seen a one-boobed cake...

Steven said...

"Boobs cake" is harder to say than "Boob cake".

It looks like he drew Jade's body in a new style, while keeping her head the same. This looks "awkward", for lack of a better term.

Anonymous said...

new strip is up. Jade's father will not be attending the wedding. OR WILL HE???

my prediction only.

Sage said...

Honored Her Offer:
I liked this strip as Cole digging the hole deeper in deeper is something we have all done when we were trying saying something good. Jade's reaction was funny too as she didn't burst into anger, but knew it was better now than later.

I think this also proves FSM point that the bigger strips are usually better, just because it lends itself to a better set-up.

With the art it looks odd with the "realistic parents" next to the more cartoony character, b ut I love Rip's face in the first pic. However does Kitty (Jade's mom) have pink eye? Shes got something weird with her right eye

Hnm said...

@ Jai: The dress issue is a combination of the bustle, the straight-out-of-1830 sleeves, and the fact that you can't see her back through the veil. The thing with those bustles is they force your whole upper torso forward. Being unable to see the curve of the back, it would make her look much bigger, particularly with those big leg-o-mutton sleeves.

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