Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quigmans: Just because I picked you up at the Kennel Club tonight doesn't mean I'm gonna pick up the check.

I make fun of a lot of comic strips here, but for the most part they're all pretty much harmless. This blog is basically like going to war against ice cream sundaes, though the intent isn't really to destroy them so much as to find new ways to enjoy them.

But The Quigmans is just genuinely vile. There are a lot of comics that engage casually in old, sexist tropes, but The Quigmans is outright misogynistic. Just take a look at the cartoon in this post, or this one or this one or this one or this one. And sometimes it's kind of racist, too.

On top of all that, it's more harmless negative attributes are its terrible drawing and writing. For example, in case you were wondering, the joke in today's cartoon--besides the hilariously cruel misogyny, of course--is that the dog-man picked up the bitch-woman in a "kennel club" rather than a regular old human club. Get it? 'Cause they're dogs and shit.

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