Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Learn Danish in 30 seconds or less!

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You've completed our Danish Language Course! 
Or was that Icelandic? 

ANYhoo, what this blog post is really about is Dave Berg's comic "The Lighter Side," which was one of my favorites as a kid.  I remember being fascinated by how well he captures facial expressions and body language and I liked how schmaltzy and tacky his characters were. 

I was surprised to learn that so many people dislike this comic for being square and middle-of-the-road. That may be, but I still think it has a lot going for it. First, it's cohesive and it flows as a series even though the characters are always different. Seriously, think about how difficult it would be to not only do that, but do it well. What holds "Lighter Side" together as a series is the way Berg told these little stories: in a consistent, unique, and uncluttered style, and always in 4 - 6 (often) borderless panels.

2 comments:

Veronica said...

I didn't know about this! It's so funny :D

Alison Undercover said...

Veronica - I'm glad you enjoyed it! You would love the hideous fashions in this comic.