WuMo by Wulff & Morgenthaler


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  1. The Saccharine-Free Bakery

    The Saccharine-Free Bakery said, almost 3 years ago

    Stuck in the suburbs, get me out of here!

    WuMo (which I assume is named after its creators) debuted in my newspaper this week. There is an interview at http://www.staradvertiser.com/featurespremium/20131104_Welcome_to_the_world_of_Wumo.html but since the paywall limits access here is an excerpt:

    “Filled with visual non sequiturs, anthropomorphic animals and sight gags ranging from satire to slapstick, Wumo is a deceptively simple cartoon. There are no regularly appearing characters to get to know, but from their expressions, with smiles and scowls but especially through their bulging, popping or squinted eyes, it’s easy to tell what they’re thinking. It’s a subtle, but focal point of the art.

    “We work in this universe of human awkwardness,” said Morgenthaler, 40. “Things are awkward or different. And we found early on that the way to get people to identify with the strip — that is being told with the eyes.”

    Dialogue or text in the comic strip usually doesn’t go beyond a single sentence and sometimes is limited to a simple label or less.

    “Our rule of thumb is ‘as little text as possible,’” said Wulff, who comes up with most of the jokes. “Even though I’m the ‘word guy,’ I like it when there’s no text.”

  2. Tom Falco

    Tom Falco said, almost 3 years ago

    Cookie cutter burbs.

  3. Nermal M

    Nermal M said, almost 3 years ago

    “And they’re all made out of ticky tacky And they all look just the same.”

  4. 716PMedGuy

    716PMedGuy said, almost 3 years ago


  5. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, almost 3 years ago

    Little pink houses, for you and me….

  6. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, almost 3 years ago

    Yeah, I’d want help mowing the lawn too.

  7. dirgis3

    dirgis3 said, almost 3 years ago

    I wanted to live in the woods so had lotsa trees and shrubs planted—-finally a Certified Wildlife Backyard(+ frontyard) by the Nat. Wildlife Fed. But the lawned neighbors didn t ike it. The Homeowners’ Ass. investigated, and, once I made neat little boundaries along the front bushes, the neighbors and I were okay with each other again.

  8. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s a blue car nation.

  9. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 3 years ago

    I know exactly how he feels…

  10. bigstinker

    bigstinker said, almost 3 years ago

    Better to make a sand lot that way u wont have to be out there sweating like a jack ass

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