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Minastir
2011-12-04, 09:58 PM
Around 9:44 in the Simpsons S23 ep 6 "The Book Job", we see clip art that looks remarkably like Rich Burlew's style for the comic (Order of the Stick).

Is that just because it's standard clip-art that Rich emulates or is there something more going on here?

Ravens_cry
2011-12-04, 10:11 PM
I grant it's similar, but Mr. Burlew's figures are generally more three dimensional.

tensai_oni
2011-12-04, 10:18 PM
Rich Burlew does not hold a copyright on stick figures.

Gnoman
2011-12-04, 10:26 PM
Considering I noticed at least three deliberate shout-outs (the smoking dinosaurs are a Far Side reference, for example) prior to that, it's possible that this is another.

tensai_oni
2011-12-04, 10:34 PM
Considering I noticed at least three deliberate shout-outs (the smoking dinosaurs are a Far Side reference, for example) prior to that, it's possible that this is another.

I think you are overestimating this webcomic's popularity if you put it on the same level as Farside.

Vastly overestimating.

Sanguine
2011-12-04, 11:14 PM
I think you are overestimating this webcomic's popularity if you put it on the same level as Farside.

Vastly overestimating.

What's Farside?

Mewtarthio
2011-12-04, 11:41 PM
Screenshot?

Mystic Muse
2011-12-04, 11:45 PM
I think you are overestimating this webcomic's popularity if you put it on the same level as Farside.

Vastly overestimating.

I think he was just saying "There are several references to other things there, and it's possible this was one as well." not that OotS is anywhere near as popular as Farside.



What's Farside?

A comic that I don't really get the appeal of.:smalltongue:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Far_Side

Dr.Epic
2011-12-04, 11:45 PM
Rich Burlew does not hold a copyright on stick figures.

Next thing you'll be telling me is the sun is hot.:smalltongue:

But yeah, stick figures all look kind of similar. It's just a coincidence.

Gnoman
2011-12-04, 11:47 PM
I think he was just saying "There are several references to other things there, and it's possible this was one as well." not that OotS is anywhere near as popular as Farside.


Exactly what I meant.

Porthos
2011-12-05, 12:03 AM
Just checked it out via Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/watch/302535/the-simpsons-the-book-job).

Not a chance is it a reference. It's just generic stick figure art, IMO.

t209
2011-12-05, 02:55 PM
Just checked it out via Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/watch/302535/the-simpsons-the-book-job).

Not a chance is it a reference. It's just generic stick figure art, IMO.

Yes, it is just normal stick figures.

Balain
2011-12-07, 01:08 AM
What's Farside?

I feel sad for those who haven't bathed in the glory of Farside (http://www.thefarside.com/)

t209
2011-12-07, 10:26 AM
I feel sad for those who haven't bathed in the glory of Farside (http://www.thefarside.com/)

You mean smoking dinosaur (found it in the text book).

Serpentine
2011-12-07, 11:11 AM
The Prehistory of the Farside is worth reading if you can get it. And also the movie/s.

Ravens_cry
2011-12-07, 01:25 PM
Far Side leant the unofficial, but growing in use, term for the spikes at the end of a stegosaurus tail: the thagomizer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer)

Maxios
2011-12-08, 10:09 PM
Screen captured image:
http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy59/maxios5/cap.png

Serpentine
2011-12-08, 10:41 PM
Aha, at last!
...okay, to be fair, that does look a LOT like the oots style.

The Succubus
2011-12-09, 11:25 AM
What are those weird things on the sides of their heads? :smallconfused:

t209
2011-12-09, 12:15 PM
What are those weird things on the sides of their heads? :smallconfused:

You mean the bridge! The meaning is like this-
Bart Simpson, Selma (or Patty?), Homer, Skinners and the scientist guy tried to write a book. Their book is like an orphan troll who went to school under the bridge. Elves, pixies and gargoyles are the troll's rival.

Maxios
2011-12-09, 01:09 PM
You mean the bridge! The meaning is like this-
Bart Simpson, Selma (or Patty?), Homer, Skinners and the scientist guy tried to write a book. Their book is like an orphan troll who went to school under the bridge. Elves, pixies and gargoyles are the troll's rival.

This was one of my favorite Simpsons episodes this season because it captured the aspect of writing and procrastination. And of course, because it was hilarious :smallcool:

BiblioRook
2011-12-09, 09:13 PM
This was one of my favorite Simpsons episodes this season because it captured the aspect of writing and procrastination. And of course, because it was hilarious :smallcool:

Also Neil Gaiman was in it. Honestly that was the only reason I watched it (as I haven't watched the Simpsons in literal years)

Tengu_temp
2011-12-11, 04:36 PM
Aha, at last!
...okay, to be fair, that does look a LOT like the oots style.

Not when you see the generic non-fantasy stick figures these evolved from, which were shown like 30 seconds earlier.

grimbold
2011-12-14, 07:03 AM
Aha, at last!
...okay, to be fair, that does look a LOT like the oots style.

yeah but it may just be because they try to do fantasy drawings

IMO the clincher on the Rich Burlew style is the different sized eyes
if there eyes where of different sizes i would have called something but as is they're just stick figures

Serpentine
2011-12-14, 07:08 AM
You know what it really reminds me of? Legomen.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4R46ViY5SCA/TT3slf8JZJI/AAAAAAAAANU/52zib3zUfQI/s1600/tinylegoman.jpg