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.