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Namgubed
The Merry Elf

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This is the last palindromic year we'll see in this lifetime, unless they legalize the manufacture of clones for the purpose of harvesting organs, but that's another topic involving a movie by the name of "Clonus" starring Peter Graves.

Yes, 1991 brought us Desert Storm just as 2002 brings us the continuation of Infinite Justice, both of which occurred during an economic recession under a President named George Bush. Is there some sort of Lincoln/Kennedy connection going on here? ... But I digress.

The theme for this contest is the palindrome. I'll try not to make the rules too complicated.

1) The entry, consisting of one or more comic strips, must contain at least one palindrome.

2) The palindrome can be either verbal or visual.

Here is an example of a verbal palindrome which is darned funny, even though it didn't make sense (which was the point of the joke):(Gnionarajanama)

3) The visual palindrome strips, as you may have guessed, must look the same forwards and backwards, with both backgrounds and characters. And no, the backgrounds you use do not have to be mirror images of themselves.

4) Extra points for including both verbal and visual palindromes.

5) Rule benders are allowed, based on their contribution to the humor of the entry.

6) Entries must be posted by Friday, 12:21 AM, GMT.

Simple enough? All right, then, get to it!

If there are any questions, I'll do my best to answer them as quickly as possible.

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"There's no point in beating a dead horse ... except, of course, for the pure joy of it." - A. Whitney Brown

1-01-02 3:24am (new)
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fuzzyman
Alpha Geek

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Tut Tut. by fuzzyman
1-01-02
Hey, Spankling! I'm going to kayak in Wassamassaw! Want to join me? I leave at noon. Oh, and my mum is going. But you can refer to her as "Sister Anna."
Huh? I thought your nun mom had been deified for losing her left tit to the Boob Kook. Let me discuss this with my evil twin.
Wow, Otto, this is a great deal, but I have a gig playing Yoko Ono and Abba songs in Kinikinik.
Aha! Listen, bub, I'll do the show. Let me take my Xanax pill for my PCP addiction. They give me pep!
I can't go. I have aibohphobia.
Fear of palindromes? What does that have to do with anything?

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...Trot and Cap'n Bill were free from anxiety and care. Button-Bright never worried about anything. The Scarecrow, not being able to sleep, looked out of the window and tried to count the stars.

1-01-02 8:18am (new)
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KajunFirefly
chooby digital (in stereo)

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CC89: Captain Palindrome - Part 1 by KajunFirefly
1-01-02
**** man, someone's burgled the flat, I woke up and everything was gone, the only thing here was a card that said "Mr_E_Perm"
"Mr E Perm?", hmm, this sounds like a job for.... CAPTAIN PALINDROME!
"Mr E Perm" eh? My arch nemesis, seems he's returned, I thought I destroyed him up on Mt. Nabban, I wonder what he's up to.
Uh, I don't really care, I just want my stuff back, I got a bunch of dealers after my blood, heroin doesn't grow on trees you know!
and so Captain Palidrome and his sidekick **** set out to once again save the world from Mr E Perm!
aaaah, im flyeeing!

CC89: Captain Palindrome - Part 2 by KajunFirefly
1-01-02
waht ar we dooing in thsi cubpoard catpain palnidorme?
sssh ****, I want to find out what Mr_E_Perm is up to, his gang are in the next room.
so, the plan is, we steal all of Tony Blair's underwear when he's at his 2:00pm meeting!
yes, and when Captain Palidrome comes to his aid, we kill him, ha ha ha ha ha!
so, it's a fight they want eh?
no, acshually I think it's patns they waant!

CC89: Captain Palindrome - Part 3 by KajunFirefly
1-01-02
Thank God you're here Captain Palidrome, all of my underwear has been stolen, I don't know what's going on!
Don't worry Mr Blair, I know who's behind it, but it's ok, I have a plan!
ah ha! just as I thought, Mr E Perm's henchmen!
come with us Captain Palidrome, Mr E Perm wants to see you!
and so, **** and Captain Palidrome are held prisoner:
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog
you always say that!

CC89: Captain Palindrome - Part 4 by KajunFirefly
1-01-02
come with us Captain, Mr E Perm wants to see you now!
so, Mr E Perm, we meet again, what are you after this time?
nothing Captain, I just want you dead, and this time nothing will stop me!
  ?  
nto so faast!

CC89: Captain Palindrome - Part 5 by KajunFirefly
1-01-02
in Mr E Perm's lair:
you canot kill catpan palnidrome, becouz, hee is yoor bruther!
WHAT??
27 yeers afgo, 2 bruthers wur bron, Kevin adn Eric, yoo wer spreted beecaus yoor mum was rayped and didnot watn to keep you!
all this time I've been fighting with my twin brother? I never knew!
neither did I, tell me ****, how can you be sure of this information?
becauz Kevin, im yoor daad!

[Click to view comic: 'CC89: Captain Palindrome - Part 6']

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1-01-02 12:08pm (new)
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crabby
I have an awesome avatar.

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1-01-02 12:55pm (new)
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andydougan
Film critic subordinaire

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Here's an old one of mine. It isn't funny, but I think it deserves credit for being the first totally palindromic strip (apart from blank ones or ones with the just two asian girls).

Palindrome by andydougan
6-27-01
Er...
Stuck for ideas?
................NIAGARA O ROAR AGAIN................
How'd you guess?
?sseug uoy d'woH
?saedi rof kcutS
...rE

1-01-02 1:13pm (new)
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KajunFirefly
chooby digital (in stereo)

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That's weird Crabby, I had the same idea, it's simple and effective, but then, the Captain Palindrome/KKP story just jumped into my head and I couldn't get rid of it.

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Dad was flammable | kajunfirefly@gmail.com

1-01-02 1:16pm (new)
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lemur68
Member - Tobor Fan Club

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CC89: Hell? Eh.... by lemur68
1-01-02
Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas! We must inflict noise lesion!
If I had a hi-fi, we could, Dr. Awkward.
So what's the yale delay? Into the racecar!
You're mad.
Damn mad!

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"America loves its kings, from George III to Larry." --HJS

1-01-02 4:07pm (new)
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lemur68
Member - Tobor Fan Club

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kinda a throwaway one....

CC89: 'S Satan at ass by lemur68
1-01-02
Tobor lived as a devil robot.
RAAR!!
RAAR!!

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"America loves its kings, from George III to Larry." --HJS

1-01-02 4:19pm (new)
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fpd
Doctor of Fine Parody

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Dammit, I'm mad! Somebody posted a Tobor strip while I was working on mine.

CC89: Robot mum Tobor by fpd
1-01-02
Tobor live as mum.
Tobor am a ma robot.
Mum?
Ma is as selfless as I am.
Do good? I?
I do, O God.
Mum's a evil robot.
MMII is not a palindrome.
DONT SAS YUR MUTHER, 7D2! TOBOR WILL CORNHOLE YOU 4 THAT.

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1-01-02 4:42pm (new)
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fuzzyman
Alpha Geek

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Call Me Sidney by fuzzyman
1-01-02
My name is Pal N. Drome. But you can call me Sidney. I was on vacation in Tulsa and looking for a date.
Tulsa night life: filth, gin, a ****.
No sir! Away! A papaya war is on.
There was no convincing her. I asked my twin brother the surgeon for help. Perhaps I could buy her dinner...
Doc, note I dissent: a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog.
Somehow I didn't think that idea would work, so I tried wooing her with some fancy Latin talk, instead.
Eros? Sidney, my end is sore!
A **** nixes sex in Tulsa.

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...Trot and Cap'n Bill were free from anxiety and care. Button-Bright never worried about anything. The Scarecrow, not being able to sleep, looked out of the window and tried to count the stars.

1-01-02 6:00pm (new)
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kaufman
Director of Cats

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CC 89: Writer's Block by kaufman
1-01-02
Dear Spankling, This comic contest has me stumped. I can't even think of a strip with a palindromic title. Any suggestions?
Yeah, why not write a strip about a guy who likes small enemas?
Hah! That should screw him up even more.
CC 89: Colon 98 cc

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1-01-02 7:03pm (new)
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kaufman
Director of Cats

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God: "A Dog!" by kaufman
1-01-02
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
We two yob rapped dapper boy owt.
Ew!
ON SECOND THOUGHT ...

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1-01-02 7:24pm (new)
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fpd
Doctor of Fine Parody

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O, stone, be not so. It has happened again. While I'm working on another strip, someone else posts a strip with one of the same characters and one of my palindrome ideas. Anyway, I didn't see God: "A Dog" until I finished Dog God.

CC89: Dog God by fpd
1-01-02
Dog, as a devil deified, lived as a god.
Live, O Devil, revel ever, live, do evil.
Dogma: I am God.
Goddesses so pay a possessed dog.
Stop! Murder us not, tonsured rumpots!
Live not on evil deed, live not on evil!
He lived as a devil, eh?
"Reviled did I live," said I, "as evil I did deliver."
Do Good's deeds live on? No, Evil's deeds do, O God.

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1-01-02 8:31pm (new)
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TheElPaso
Senior Comic Technician

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When ****spray attacks: By YBSKCATTAYARPSKCIDNEHW by TheElPaso
1-01-02
Yk! Cum! Mucky!
O, moh, mees make Ekam seem homo!
How, Tn, did you name me, man? You didn't? Woh.
Tn? Uck! I'm Ik, ****!
Ya gay?
Si, semen nemesis!

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My love for you is like diarrhea, I just can't hold it in. -Weird Al Yankovic

1-01-02 8:41pm (new)
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andydougan
Film critic subordinaire

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Anyone got any information about the postgraduate student who wrote a perfectly coherent, several hundred page thesis on the technicalities and history of palindromes, the paper itself being a palindrome from beginning to end? I've seen this story referred to in several sources, but I'm pretty convinced it's apocryphal. I'd be very impressed if anyone knew otherwise.

1-01-02 9:38pm (new)
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Drexle
Your Cure for Lameness

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Curse you lemur, for getting to Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas before I clicked the thread!

Gargoyles Atop A BuildingnidliuB A potA selyograG by Drexle
1-01-02
Great Old ReproductionoitcudorpeR dlO taerG by Drexle
1-01-02

1-01-02 10:12pm (new)
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Bogart
Member - Tobor Fan Club

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Osama. So? by Bogart
1-01-02
A dank, sad nap. Eels sleep and ask nada.
Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
2002
2002
Rise to vote, sir!

1-01-02 10:15pm (new)
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Drexle
Your Cure for Lameness

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CC 89: Colon 98 cc

Normally, puns make me pop a blood vessel in my neck and/or head... but this one made the loss of precious blood worthwhile.

1-01-02 10:21pm (new)
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kaufman
Director of Cats

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Questions that need no answer by kaufman
1-02-02
What do you call
a Monty Python routine
that's the same
whether it's played
forward
or backwards?

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ken.kaufman@gmail.com

1-02-02 7:37am (new)
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kaufman
Director of Cats

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Riffing on a palindromic musical act was just too tempting. Just be thankful I didn't do it to a-ha.

ABBA Brainstorming Session by kaufman
1-02-02
Able was I ere I saw Waterloo.
Er, shouldn't it be "Able was I ere I saw Elba?" After all, we are ABBA, a palindromic group.
Yeah, but "Waterloo" was one of our big hits. I think I like it that way.
Madam, I'm Dancing Queen!

CC 89: ABBA and Costello by kaufman
1-02-02
Hello, Olleh.
No, Ollie Hardy is the other short, fat, funny guy. I'm Lou Costello. But let me tell you, Bud and I think it's a real privilege to be playing at this international music festival.
We tew!
All these Greeks, Indians, Kenyans, Aussie acts, and of course you Swedes. I know you're the second musical act, and we come on while you're getting ready, but do any of you know ...
... Who's on first?
Sri Fonsohw!

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ken.kaufman@gmail.com

1-02-02 8:07am (new)
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fpd
Doctor of Fine Parody

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CC89: Where is the palindrome in this strip? by fpd
1-02-02
Hello, I'm Doctor Awkward, and I've placed a palindrome in this strip.
I'll search this bottle of beer in case its here.
You were racing your car quite fast, Doctor. Is it in there?
Nein, it is not in my racing auto.
Indefinite though it may be, it is definitely not in this panel.
It says in this letter that it's as long as an article, and you must run back to find it.

CC89: Who can spy the palindrome in this strip? by fpd
1-02-02
Hello, I'm Doctor Awkward, bringing you yet another hidden palindrome to find.
NASA sent me and my team in to find this palindrome.
With my bright nose, I'm sure to find it.
As sure as geese behold God, you shall.
I have looked, but my eyes have not seen any palindrome. Is one truly here?
Aye, there is one to find. Flee to thine own self, remote elf. The palindrome is personal to thee.

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1-02-02 8:44am (new)
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kaufman
Director of Cats

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CC 89: The Palindromeda Strain by kaufman
1-02-02
I've done it! I've isolated the virus that will cause people to talk in garbled nonsense. I'll rule the world!
Just need to splice this bit of DNA ... and
Fo tib siht ecilps ot deen tsuj dlrow eht elur ll'i esnesnon delbrag ni klat ot elpoep esuac lliw taht suriv eht detalosi ev'i ti enod ev'i ...

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1-02-02 8:52am (new)
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andydougan
Film critic subordinaire

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He won a Toyota now, eh? by andydougan
1-02-02
Who's a dud? Who's made a boob? Who's not on the level? Rise to vote, sir. Name now one man! And be sure to get dire rid of the worst player, not the best!
Madame, not one man is selfless - I name not one, madam. Anyway, time to vote! Now do I repay a period won!
Should I vote Bob off? He thought Ogopogo lives in Kanakanak. But Hannah thought the Malayalam Bible says that God lived as a devil dog.
Dammit, I'm mad! Dan never even knew that 111111111 x 111111111 is 12345678987654321!
I vote for Dan, Anna. Poor Dan is in a droop. He's a tiny nit. Such stupidity is not on. He went from moron to idiot.
He did, eh? Dan, u nad - you are the weakest link. Go, dog! Hah hah hah!

Why did I bother? by andydougan
1-02-02
Hey!
Yeh?

1-02-02 4:16pm (new)
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fpd
Doctor of Fine Parody

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Okay, taking the rules as literally as possible, they don't say that an entry must be about palindromes. The only real requirement is that each entry must have at least one palindrome. With that in mind, I chronicled the life and times of my favorite soap opera character, whose name just happens to be a palindrome. Every strip is legal, because it contains her name or another palindrome. Although it isn't really an intentional parody, as it does remain faithful to the actual plot, I found that soap operas get rather silly when you condense years of time into a few strips. In total, these strips span about 24 years.

CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: The Background Story by fpd
1-02-02
Bob and Anna sitting in a tree, kay eye es es aye in gee.
First comes love, then comes marriage ...
Then comes Robin in a baby carriage, sucking her thumb, peeing her pants, and doing the hula-hula dance.
Where is daddy, mommy?
He doesn't know about you. We divorced before he knew I was pregnant.

CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: Bob and Anna Reunite by fpd
1-02-02
Who are you?
I'm Robin, the long-lost daughter you had with Anna
Anna! Why I had forgotten all about you.
Well, I'm back in your life now, Bob.
Won't Holly be tickled pink when she hears about this?
Who's Holly?

CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: Anna Becomes a Widow by fpd
1-02-02
I am so sad that my husband Duke has died.
Me too. I am so sad that my step-father has died.
Although I faked my death and had plastic surgery, Anna will surely recognize me when she looks into my eyes.
Why are you looking at me like that? You're really creeping me out.
I am so sad my husband Duke has died, this time for real. If only I had recognized him sooner.
I am so sad too Mommy, but how could you know? He had plastic surgery and grew taller too.

CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: Bob and Anna Marry Again by fpd
1-02-02
Anna, Holly is dead, and things didn't work out with me and Catherine. Will you marry me?
Yes, of course I will, Bob.
I'm so happy you and Daddy are married now, Mommy.
Yes, we're finally the happy family we were always supposed to be.
Meanwhile ...
Why, Holly, you're alive! But I love Anna now.
Don't worry about it Bob. I'm no longer interested in you.

CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: The End of Bob and Anna? by fpd
1-02-02
The role of Anna has been recast.
Anna, you will be mine again!
Never, Faison!
Faison kidnaps Anna.
Faison has kidnapped Anna. I must go find her. You're in charge until I come back.
Return safely, commissioner.
Bob tracks Faison and Anna to a boat, and the boat goes boom!

[Click to view comic: 'CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: Stone and Robin']
[Click to view comic: 'CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: Who is Alex?']
[Click to view comic: 'CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: Alex and Dmitri Reunite']
[Click to view comic: 'CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: Anna Lives!']
[Click to view comic: 'CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: David and Anna']
[Click to view comic: 'CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: David's Horrible Mother']
[Click to view comic: 'CC89: Soap Opera Recaps: Proteus Revealed']

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1-02-02 7:26pm (new)
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BigEvilDan
Comic Overlord

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CC 89: Attack of the 'Dromes by BigEvilDan
1-02-02
Star Wars awe!
Critics were strongly divided in their opinions about Star Wars Episode 2.
Was raw rats!

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"Oh, look, a joke! How original! Thank you, but if I wanted my emotions stimulated pleasurably, I'd get a *****." - Donald B. Jones III

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