31 Days of Comics – A Comic With Witty Dialogue
Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. I figured it would be a fun bit to do, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!
We continue with Day 20, which is A Comic With Witty Dialogue
Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
When I think about witty dialogue in comic books, I always think of my man, John Marc DeMatteis, and his amazing run on Justice League International with Keith Giffen (he is also killing it on Larfleeze with Giffen right now – hilarious dialogue). However, I’ve already spotlighted that book and I feel like I should spread the love around a little bit, so I’ll go with Chris Onstad’s amazing Achewood instead.
As an example, let’s go with the classic Williams-Sonoma storyline from 2009…
The storyline began with Ray (who is always looking to make a quick buck) discovering his friend Cornelius, who is a refined gentlemen who also will write more or less anything – including tawdry romance novels, in the midst of one such tawdry romance novel. Ray then strikes upon an idea (that Ray is a cat and Cornelius is a bear is immaterial to the story)…
Click here to read what happens next! It gets a whoooooooole lot stranger.
Onstad has a really way with words. He takes ideas to places you would never dream anyone would go and yet when he goes there, it totally works.