Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, 11 months ago

    There are very few movies about people reading books either….I wonder why?

  2. GR6

    GR6 said, 11 months ago

    OK, cut and paste, or no cut and paste?

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Janis and Varnes….

    There are films in which people read books or watch televison…

    But a movie about it, in which you watch them….
    Wow, that would be about as interesting as Andy Warhol’s five hour film of a man sleeping.

    Which I saw.
    And it wasn’t.

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    GR6 … almost certainly cut and paste…. and why not?

    A comic (usually) isn’t “fine art,” it’s humor… and this is just as funny with the images identical….

    It’s all his own work…. so why would some people insist that the artist redraw the same panel seven times?

    (No… I’m not saying you said that…. but I’ve heard others criticise.)

    And even famous painters have made an art of copy and paste…. e.g, the aforementioned Warhol.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I got sidetracked there…
    Really I just wanted to thank those of you who not only tolerated, but even seemed to like, yesterdays…. er…. poetic effort….

    I’m lucky…. and you guys are gluttons for punishment.

    Thank you so much!

    And kudos to those who also wrote rhymes!

    Very nice, Arianne…
    and Hippogriff… I’m extremely flattered.

  6. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, 11 months ago

    The only people who would watch a movie or broadcast show like that are either waiting for some frightening to happen or are true voyeurs.

  7. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, 11 months ago

    What about “Pleasantville”? Not exactly totally watching TV, but the entire premise is about going into an old TV show.

  8. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Almost every Family Guy episode begins with the Griffins watching TV

  9. Vince M

    Vince M said, 11 months ago


  10. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    King of Queens had more TV watching than most.

  11. parfy66

    parfy66 said, 11 months ago

    Film about reading a book: The Neverending Story

  12. EarlP2

    EarlP2 said, 11 months ago


    Probably — which is the whole point of the joke. But note the different shades of the background — no doubt indicating change in the scene on the screen!

  13. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, 11 months ago


    SS: Not to make too fine a point, but a lot of Warhol’s work is not actually cut and paste, but anticipated, in a McLuhanesque way, cut and paste. Refer, for example, to the Campbell soup cans.

  14. kevlyn666

    kevlyn666 said, 11 months ago

    The conversation started because they are watching someone watching tv who is also watching tv who happens to be watching tv. A form of a Möbius Strip.


    ARLOSDAD said, 11 months ago


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