New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

New Adventures of Queen Victoria

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 1 year ago

    Never understood the humor of Punch & Judy.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Unless it happens to men, then apparently it’s okay.
    (Apparently, it happens to men more than women.)

  3. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 1 year ago

    For centuries, children around the world have enjoyed Punch & Judy. Today, they won’t show a Bugs Bunny cartoon on TV unless it’s been properly “sanitized” (i.e., censored).

  4. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 1 year ago

    On a different note: Bravo, Pab.

  5. The Vicar

    The Vicar said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, such lovely comments we have from the right wing. Reminds me of a joke: a cranky old man walks into a bar. The bartender says “what’ll you have?” The old man says “I want everything to stay the same forever.”

  6. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    According to Wikipedia, the violence in Punch and Judy shows was the subject of concern even back in the Victorian era—Charles Dickens wrote a letter in support of it, believing that it did not contribute to juvenile delinquency. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch_and_Judy

  7. Becky

    Becky GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Excellent strip, Pab!

  8. ujean

    ujean said, over 1 year ago

    Punch and Judy come from an era when public torture and executions were considered family entertainment. And wives were just another servant to be regularly beaten to ensure discipline.
    P&J have faded from the scene. Hopefully domestic abuse will eventually follow, once it can’t be hidden anymore.

  9. marykatie

    marykatie GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks for this strip – well, well said!!!!

  10. Janis Harrison

    Janis Harrison said, over 1 year ago

    Bravo! Thank you.

  11. kauri44

    kauri44 said, over 1 year ago

    I used to host puppet shows as special programs at the public library. Considering how hard the kids laughed at broad physical slapstick I remember thinking that a Punch and Judy show (were it not sending a bad message) would have had them rolling in the aisles. I’m not recommending bringing the show back, just that I understand why it’s been so popular with young children for so long.

  12. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    If you read the original fairy tales, you will soon realise that the bland, Disney animations with singing teapots, and dancing mice, bear hardly any resemblance to the violent cautionary stories thay used to be.

  13. heatherjasper

    heatherjasper said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli

    Try telling a four-year-old the original story of The Little Mermaid, or perhaps the story of The Juniper Tree.

  14. Kathy Pearlman

    Kathy Pearlman said, over 1 year ago

    Bravo! Good lesson! Pity it wasn’t around 50 years ago…

  15. Nobody_Important

    Nobody_Important said, over 1 year ago

    Well done Mr. Sungenis!

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