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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Proof that it is possible for me to do a short review

Just one of many amusing moments from Inside the Box.

When Paul Southworth of Ugly Hill linked to Fleen, he mentioned it as a site you could visit to read about webcomics without having to wade through a 17 page essay. Now, I know he was probably referring to Websnark when he said that, as Eric Burns is famous for writing ridiculously long essays. However, I have been known to drone on in my posts as well, so for all of you out there who prefer conciseness, here's a very concise review for you, of Inside the Box.

Inside the Box is the continuation of The Far Side. If Gary Larson were to suddenly decide to keep doing The Far Side as a webcomic, it would be Inside the Box. It's got scientists, monsters acting like normal people, animals doing human-like things, the generic kid, and, of course, cows.

If you liked The Far Side, you're going to love Inside the Box. If you didn't care for The Far Side, you're not going to like Inside the Box. That's all there is to it.

Done and done.


At 11:33 AM, Blogger Kneefers said...

I agree. I read the whole archives the other night (because you mentioned it, in fact) and enjoyed it heartily. It's not that long, but it defenitely has the Far Side dynamic down pat.

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Scratch Fury said...

Wow, you sure delivered on your "concise review" promise. I guess there's not much left to say about Inside the Box. I mean, who doesn't know of The Far Side? And Inside the Box is, in fact, The Far Side reincarnated as a webcomic. I prefer Gary Larson's art to that of Inside the Box, but it's still pretty good. I read through the archives in about 10 minutes, and have immediately added it to my ever-expanding list of webcomics. Dang you and your webcomics reviews! It takes me longer and longer each day to check all my comics :)

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Tangent said...

I don't consider what Fleen does as reviews. They're news briefs. Damn it, reviews have to have substinance and depth to them or they're hollow. One line that says "go read" does not a review make.

But that's why USA Today is a popular selling newspaper: many people don't want depth to their news or reviews. They just want a "go read this" sign.

Rob H., Tangents

At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Scrubbo said...

Whoa! Somebody reads Inside the Box! Glad you like it. (And more glad you implied it carried on in the tradition of Far Side rather than just blatantly ripped it off.... *cough cough*)


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