- Brian Jackson
- In this story book the author went all over the place with different types of comics that each had their own unique story. There were things like advertisements for people to come chop of a males penis, to fictional history of sex holes and sex blimps. Throughout the book reoccurring characters would show up like, snake and bacon also another recurring character was cousin grandpa and Jesus half brother Pagus. throughout the whole book there really wasn’t any sense of plot or direction to me but the chapters were set up by adults only, kids only, and old people only. Some of the stories seemed to be serious while others seemed to be off the wall crazy. At some points the author would start talking about the author which was interesting. there were males females, villains, super heroes, gum, bacon, cats dogs, every type of talking fruit you could think of in this book.
- In this comic like drawing book the central idea seemed to be all over the place and it was any differnt with the art work featured. There were times when the artist would be very descriptive with his art work like in the advertisement for sidafexil, the product that gives you more side effects than the original problem. compared to pieces like Johnny Silhouette. whose who comics are a bunch of silhouettes bunching up together. All of the authors pieces was drawings in some way, but varied from realistic to abstract each story. Just as i said before the author wanted to seem all over the place and crazy and he didn’t fall short with his artwork.
- The title off the book itself really sums up what the book is trying to accomplish, tales designed to thrizzle is exactly what it is. I feel that the author was trying to be amusing at some parts and other parts trying to push the boundaries of typical novels. I found my self laughing at some parts while others I was to impressed. sometimes it didn’t even make sense to me but I found my self laughing anyway. there were times the author was making fun of society and others where he was making fun of himself. I feel that this books importance is to not to take life so seriously, I feel that this book does that very well.
- I think that the biggest strength of this book is its total randomness. I feel that because it was so random that it made myself want to read it more and more. I found myself laughing and wanting more at the end. I feel like this is a strength because i don’t think that i would have normally picked a book like this and i already had by presumptions, but once reading they all went out the door. the other strength that I like was the artistic abilities with some of the drawings. they were very descriptive and funny.
- There were times that I wished the book had more of a plot to it and I seemed to be wanting more than there really was. some of the comics did not make sense to me and I may have been missing the point. I feel on some of the comics the author could have elaborated on topics but than again it may have taken away from everything.
- I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO LITTLE KIDS! This book is generally for college kids and above. throughout the whole book the author uses phrases and gestures that are probably only suitable for older age groups. I don’t think that i would recommend to people over 38 just because the humor may be mistaken for stupidity and that is not whats going on in the book. I feel that this book would be good for any gender in that age groups, there is something for everyone. I think that is why I liked it some much.
- One book that seemed intersesting to me after reading a book from this author would be,Your Disgusting Head: The Darkest, Most Offensive and Moist Secrets of Your Ears, Mouth and Nose, just becasue of the name of the the book. it seemed it could be funny and entertaining. who moved my soap also seems that it could be funny.
- I give this book a 4.3/5 star rating.
- look what i came across in the library! hahaha
1. Trevor Andrews
2. Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret by Michael Kupperman is a fictional comic strip consisting of three different sets of stories and characters. The majority of the book involves a life of two comedians, a snake and piece of bacon. Throughout the story, the only thing the snake says is “ssss”, and the Bacon only makes comments referring to bacon, like “I’m a piece of bacon” and “store me in a refrigerator”. The two are uprising comic duos that started in the 1930’s doing short commercial skits. Snake ‘n’ Bacon was their first hit. It was first thought to never make it, but quickly became a public hit. Snake ‘n’ Bacon are given new undercover jobs through out the book. They were given the job of being under-cover French Canadian trappers, where they were to stop an engagement but had a wrench thrown at them, which teleported them to a fairy tale castle. They met a king and a wizard who knighted the snake and bacon, and are sent back to normal time. As soon as they arrive to the present, they are given a new job to be under cover porn stars. The comic book switches back and forth to the three stories every few pages, and is broken up into chapters, which are new scenes, and situations the characters are involved with. The two other stories involve a Criminal District Attorney and Underpants-On-His-Head-Man. The criminal district attorney is a 60’s hardboiled detective that uses many disguises to get information on the local criminals. Some examples of these disguises including a huge cigar, liverwurst sandwich, and a can of ham to bust criminals and mobsters. Underpants-On-His-Head-Man is grown man that wears underpants on his head. He isn’t the smartest fellow, which works in his favor. When he goes to the zoo one evening, a group of kids mess with him by getting an elephant to pick him up and throw him. He is thrown in the air and ends up falling on a group of robbers that just robbed the zoo. They arrest the robbers and he gets a medal from the mayor. Kupperman connects all these stories to one basic theme, surrealism, absurdity, and displaying pop culture with deliberate, expressionless stupidity.
3. The artwork in Michael Kupperman’s Snake ‘N” Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret is what makes this comic book even more top of the line. The heavy detail and contrast of black and white give the book a clean, organized look. Kupperman seemed to use an “etch a sketch” kind of look with his work, most likely using ink. His artistic style in the comic book was defiantly on the realistic side. I feel as Kupperman was going for an expressionistic style by using the heavy dark and white contrast. There are no other colors used to give it more of an old fashion, expressionistic kind of look. Like I said earlier, his artwork has an “etch a sketch” kind of look to it. In the back round of majority of his frames, there are horizontal, diagonal and vertical grey lines that cover the background and floor of the scenes. These lines help grab your attention and lead your eyes to the center, where the characters are wearing very heavy black clothing. Also, with this style he used, it makes the artwork seem like it has rough, bumpy texture. Kupperman uses almost all of the space in each of the frames. He uses a lot of volume in his work. Each frame is fully black and white and the objects are taking up whole the frame.
4. Kupperman’s comics are influenced by silliness and surrealism. He uses ridiculous humor to point out the absurdities of the past that weren’t very noticeable to readers at the time, and also mimicking famous people. His intensions are to not only point out the dumb things famous people have said and done but also to educate people by pointing out the things that weren’t looked at ridiculous then, but are now. The characters in the story were to display a parody of very popular comedy teams throughout the early 1930’s and on.
5. This comic book is not like the rest. The few comics I have read, this one really puts a lot of influence on how I look at comic books now. Never have I thought a comic strip with a hundred plus pages could be so weird but funny. Other then the craziness of characters and duologue, the illustrations really stood out to me. I feel that the two biggest strengths to this book were the incredible artwork and the unique and strange dialogue that made this book so entertaining and funny. The style and format of the art fit perfectly with the content, and put this book off the charts. Without the illustrations, I feel like I could have still enjoyed this comic strip. This book was weird and at times made no sense to me, but made me laugh and helped me realize and brainstorm some of the connections he was making with real life things and people that he was intending to mimic.
6. I believe the biggest weakness of Michael Kupperman’s Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret was the organization of the books storyline. In my opinion, it made it very confusing at times when it would jump from story to story after only a three-page comic strip. Other then the criticism, If I could change how the structure and organization of the books storyline, I would put the stories involving the same character grouped together as one chapter. Having different chapters when it came to switching over to a whole new scenario and characters, it would help reduce the confusion of the book, and make it easier for the reader to understand.
7. I would recommend this book to teenagers and adults, ages 15 and above. This book would be more enjoyable to men because of the stupid humor, and that there are no woman characters involved in the story. Also, the book contains crude humor and language that may not be suitable for any ages below high school level.
8. Michael Kupperman has had his work appear in multiple magazine including, The New York Time, Nickelodeon Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. He turned Snake ‘n’ Bacon into a show that that is shown on the Adult Swim network. His other notable book that may interest people is Tales Designed to Thrizzle.
9. I believe this book deserves a solid 4/5.