From The Creator of Monsieur Poppaleux – Evergreen

I was trawling through the metafictional archives this morning and stumbled upon what appears to be a lost comic by Monsieur Poppaleux creator, Dr Jean-François Bacharach. The dating of the piece would place it during Dr Bacharach’s lengthy tenure in prison following his string of brutal yet artistically valid cat  murders. The book, titled “Evergreen” is the tale of Jack Green, a rough hewn Pine Investigator, searching for redemption in a forest of sin. I shall keep a keen eye out to see if any other strips from this mysterious series appear.

Will I never be free of this blasted clip art?

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The Extraordinary Tales of Monsieur Poppaleux #34 – The End

In 1993, famous Belgian author and spring onion connoisseur, Dr Jean-François Bacharach created a series of books for children. The aim of the project was to use state of the art digital technology to educate and inform on a wide range of topics from maths and theology to poetry and tennis. Using pioneering clip-art techniques, he produced a staggering portfolio of work that continues to be widely distributed in schools across the world and Belgium. Sadly DrBacharach himself was eventually imprisoned due to his being ahead of his time and because he killed a quite staggering number of cats. However his work lives on here at the Bunker! We have secured the entirety of Dr Bacharach’s monumental work and now present it to you. C’est formidable!

The Extraordinary Tales of Monsieur Poppaleux #33 – Spare Me This Mockery of Justice!

In 1993, famous Belgian author and spring onion connoisseur, Dr Jean-François Bacharach created a series of books for children. The aim of the project was to use state of the art digital technology to educate and inform on a wide range of topics from maths and theology to poetry and tennis. Using pioneering clip-art techniques, he produced a staggering portfolio of work that continues to be widely distributed in schools across the world and Belgium. Sadly DrBacharach himself was eventually imprisoned due to his being ahead of his time and because he killed a quite staggering number of cats. However his work lives on here at the Bunker! We have secured the entirety of Dr Bacharach’s monumental work and now present it to you. C’est formidable!

The Extraordinary Tales of Monsieur Poppaleux #28 – Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching

In 1993, famous Belgian author and spring onion connoisseur, Dr Jean-François Bacharach created a series of books for children. The aim of the project was to use state of the art digital technology to educate and inform on a wide range of topics from maths and theology to poetry and tennis. Using pioneering clip-art techniques, he produced a staggering portfolio of work that continues to be widely distributed in schools across the world and Belgium. Sadly DrBacharach himself was eventually imprisoned due to his being ahead of his time and because he killed a quite staggering number of cats. However his work lives on here at the Bunker! We have secured the entirety of Dr Bacharach’s monumental work and now present it to you. C’est formidable!

Garfield Minus Garfield Creator Brings Us The Existential Despair of Charlie Brown

Back in 2008 Web Comic artist, Dan Walsh hit upon the unique idea of photoshopping Garfield out of his own comic and turned it into “a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb”. It’s haunting, troubling and stupidly funny.

Now, several years down the line, Walsh is back with a new project entitled 3eanuts. In this project he has taken a collection of Charles Schultz’s Peanuts strips and removed the forth panel. Bereft of their punchlines, Charlie Brown and friends now inhabit a strange, lifeless world in which they chastise each other, wander around aimlessly and (with worrying regularity) long for the sweet release of death.

“Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comics often conceal the existential despair of their world with a closing joke at the characters’ expense. With the last panel omitted, despair pervades all.”

It’s every bit as funny as Garfield Minus Garfield and thoroughly deserves to attain the same cult status as its cat lacking sibling. Add it to your morning viewings, Bunkerites. You will not be disappointed.

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