NYT highlights Rage Comics

The New York Times tech section highlights a popular community created comics on Reddit called Rage Comics.

In that way, rage comics are not like the average viral YouTube video. They are more like a Bob Newhart sketch: the laughs come not from replaying the public foolishness of some stranger, but from watching the awkward reaction of the observer, who almost always appears as a character in the strip. Like Garry Trudeau?s Doonesbury strips, there is usually a punch line after the punch line in which the author reacts to the situation. But where Doonesbury characters typically react with wisecracking aplomb, rage comic characters respond with ? well, rage.

6 thoughts on “NYT highlights Rage Comics

  1. It’s really neat to see a community themed project become international, but I hate the fact that people think this is a comic, or at least puts it on the same level as professional comics.

  2. not bad for a pre schooler, another fifteen years and they will be pros at it.

  3. I didn’t think the NYT could go any lower than they already have….(concerning graphic commentary and entertainment)….but this example proves there is no bottom to where they intend to take the art.

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