Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    Right, Fred Flinstone drives by the same house in the background over and over and over…

  2. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    Been happening for a long time. Even as a kid I noticed a vast difference between the old original Popeye animation and the new crud they put out in later years, not to mention Looney Tunes and others. Even the good sound and classical music was replaced by poorly produced lame sound effects and “music” that sounded like it came from kids’ toy instruments.

  3. ibbshop

    ibbshop said, over 3 years ago

    I saw what you did there, Jimmy… ;)

  4. peterhuppertz

    peterhuppertz said, over 3 years ago

    And so did I :-)

  5. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 3 years ago

    Uhhh, guys, every panel is identical except for the text.

  6. treblemaker

    treblemaker said, over 3 years ago



  7. Kuldip Rai

    Kuldip Rai said, over 3 years ago

    If you look closely, the wall is actually various shades of white in each frame, giving each one a distinct look.
    Most people just aren’t sophisticated enough to notice such intricacies
    (sarcasm, in case it wasn’t obvious)

  8. duemore4u

    duemore4u said, over 3 years ago

    Oh! Jimmy, jimmy, jimmy, Jimmy!

  9. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago


    I, too, noticed that. Look at the difference between Warner Bros. cartoons from just after World War II all the way to the late 1950s compared to the junk that was put out from the mid-1960s.
    The first sign of deterioration was the retirement of musical genius Carl Stalling and his replacement by Milt Franklyn. After Franklyn left, the music went down the toilet under Bill Lava.
    The Popeye cartoons also went downhill from the Famous/Paramount quality to the later ones.
    Whenever Filmation got their hands on a cartoon, they ruined it as well.

  10. N

    N said, over 3 years ago

    Janis? Where are you?

  11. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 3 years ago

    Aren’t all modern cartoons computer animations now?

  12. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sadly newspaper cartoons/comics met their match when the size kept shrinking (leading to Bill Watterson’s many fights over size and his ultimate departure).

  13. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago


    Not to mention the same table, lamp, chair (optional) and side hallway when inside the house. But that is what made it fun.

    If you want extremely limited animation, watch “Fat Albert” from the 70s: the original talking heads. “Animaniacs” did a great send-up of those characters being self-aware that they could not chase the protagonists during an encounter.

  14. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 3 years ago

    Should have saved that trick for a Sunday strip.

  15. JDS

    JDS said, over 3 years ago


    As long as the sofa is salmon-colored, I’m good with it..

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