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Dark Side of the Horse by Samson for June 15, 2011

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    samuli creator almost 9 years ago

    The bigger version of this cartoon can be seen here: http://bit.ly/m3OOg7

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    jukeofurl  almost 9 years ago

    I vaguely recall Little Nemo – not sure what this has to do w/the 2 contemporary strips. But a full moon goes a long way… ;-)

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    TikiCarol  almost 9 years ago

    Guess I was holding the door for you when God was handing out talent.

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    n0lqu  almost 9 years ago

    Looks like this strip was the inspiration:http://thenimbusfactoryblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/winsor-mccay.html

    And I think the main joke is their bed (which incidentally looks horseish) has these adventures, but the kid sleeps right through and misses it all.

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    pibfan868  almost 9 years ago

    LOVE it! I found Little Nemo profoundly enjoyable and love your treatment of the concept. Interestingly, there is a comic read by Petey in Cul de Sac by the name of little Neuro, I believe.

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    pibfan868  almost 9 years ago

    ah, I see you joined Team Cul de Sac, d’oh! What a FINE rendition!!

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    n0lqu  almost 9 years ago

    Ah, I was trying to figure out the “Team Cul De Sac” reference and hadn’t made the connection with Petey’s comic book. It would have been appropriate if the little kid in the bed that slept through it all was actually Petey — he would have enjoyed sleeping through that adventure and missing it entirely. And the girl in the center on the manhole cover is another nod to Cul De Sac.

    I was trying to figure out that M at the bottom — it looked like it was falling out of the upturned bed, but I didn’t see it in the bed in previous frames. Finally realized the UR at the top knocked had it loose, turning “NEMO” into “NEURO”.

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    richardcthompson Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Just beautiful! (wish I’d drawn that)

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    Elaine Rosco Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Nice Darkside of a Horse in panel four.

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    wynot Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I don’t understand the M in the tenth panel. But love the whole strip.

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    Barry44  almost 9 years ago

    That’s Alice Otterloop on the manhole cover! Little Neuro is the comic book her brother Petey reads in Rueben winning Richard Thompson’s Cul de Dac!

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    T. Shepherd creator almost 9 years ago

    EXCELLENT!

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    Michelle Morris Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    DITTO!!

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Awesome!

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    John Glynn moderator almost 9 years ago

    Awesome! Totally aweso e!

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    bmonk  almost 9 years ago

    Brings back long lost memories! Nope. Not crying. Not me!

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    billdi Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    wow

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    Coyoty Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    What if Peter Parker got a symbiotic alien bed instead of costume?

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    trekkermint  almost 9 years ago

    rocking comic,horse

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    WaltWenger Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    The bed’s feelings as captured by the leg positions, from first exhilaration to final exhaustion, with no facial expressions as a guide to the viewer, are marvelous. Everything is right about this strip.

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    madbristowart  almost 9 years ago

    Sammi… you’re an artist’s artist!

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    DanielBeyer  almost 9 years ago

    Off the charts, Samuli. Even better that it’s for a good cause. \o/

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    David Tomaselli Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Woooa….really impressive

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    Tetelo  almost 9 years ago

    xcellent

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    Buzzalderan Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I love it. I’m a big fan of McCay!

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    IrishSnow35  almost 9 years ago

    Love the Cul de Sac ref! <3

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    The Ever-Convenient Object's Shopping Mall  8 months ago

    What’s with the ‘M’ in the 10th panel?

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