Comics, Often Dirty: OGLAF.COM and the Art of Trudy Cooper – NSFW

by December 31st, 2010 - Culture » Arts »


image copyright OGLAF.COM

You can’t quite see anything like the comics on OGLAF.COM (NSFW) anywhere else, so I think it’s important that as many people as possible get a look. I came upon the site during one of my razor’s edge porn/art walks through the internet, its almost weekly comics update have become a sort of weekly Christmas morning for me as I wake up every Sunday, unwrapping the internet to be tickled in one or more ways.

Trudy Cooper (Platinum Grit), the artist behind the comic strip, explains it thusly in an interview by YUHMM Magazine(NSFW):

“It’s porn! …well, sort of. I’m very fond of the idea of pornography – you know- sex is great, movies are great, therefore movies about sex must be AWESOME! So there you are, walking out of the video library with a copy of Edward Penishands saying ‘I don’t see how this won’t be the greatest movie ever!’ An hour later, you’re going ‘I now see exactly how this isn’t the greatest movie ever. Because it’s shit.’ So I thought ‘Hell! I’m going to make some smut!’ I fell short of those lofty goals. Oglaf is more often dick jokes than actual porn. I really have to get more vagina jokes in there. Don’t want to be accused of bias.”

The comic strip deals with stories set within a medieval fantasy world, blending a great comic art style with cinematic story-telling, clever, but guttural comedy and incredibly measured comedic and artistic timing…and a lot of great naked parts that often fit together in pleasing ways…

There are several recurring characters and storylines, but the whole thing starts (NSFW) with a young apprentice and his enchanted cumsprites running to his mistress to tattle-tale, a series of 8 pages that really set the tone for what you should expect. But again, the rest of the art holds up so well, that entries needn’t be explicit to entertain, as evident in the mostly Safe for Work (but for the banners), “Fountain of … ” series.

And when you’re done with the main course comic strip, feast your still wanting eyes on the generally unconnected, but equally hilarious easter eggs framing the site. In the header, you’ll find some silly thought put into words, not quite an aphorism…but better for it. Who the hell really wants to be taught anything? Then, at the bottom of each page is a banner ad, often leading to a similarly themed comics site, but occasionally leading no where at all, a fake ad filled with more silliness. What a minefield of absurdity….

I don’t see any actual money-ads, so it’s a wonder how she keeps the site afloat, but surely this review will help increase viewership, stressing her current bandwidth expenditures, forcing her to awkwardly monetize the site which will then only limp along a ghost of its former self until it someday tearfully disappears…

On second thought…do not visit the site and disregard the preceding review. Thank you.

P.S.

The image at the top of this article is a cum-sprite emblazoned t-shirt that you may order from TOPATOCO and wear bravely around town…or your mom’s basement…defending it from prudes by claiming it is a “talking meringue” as the sales site mentions…

I bought 8!.

OK…I only bought one.

It’s my…DOWNTOWN shirt…and I stress that not to touch on some weird euphemism, but just to highlight my elation at wearing it DOWNTOWN! I should have bought a blue one as well, so that I would have something to wear UPTOWN

  • This is such a good comic. My friend and I did a super hero, witless version of this in high school.

    I hope your prediction comes true, if only because it amuses me.

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