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Thread started 02/19/19 10:44pm

kindofblue

Prince Comic on Vice

Great drawings! Just brought me to tears:

https://www.vice.com/en_u...n-1-comics
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Reply #1 posted 02/19/19 11:23pm

TrivialPursuit

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TRIGGER WARNING: The drawings are of Prince taking pills, looking high, then "THUD" behind elevator doors. If you don't want to see a drawing about Prince dying, don't click the link.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #2 posted 02/20/19 2:22am

darkroman

Other than the first few unsavoury images this is absolutely fantastic!


lol

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Reply #3 posted 02/20/19 3:57am

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TrivialPursuit said:

TRIGGER WARNING: The drawings are of Prince taking pills, looking high, then "THUD" behind elevator doors. If you don't want to see a drawing about Prince dying, don't click the link.

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Drawings of Prince's body in front of the elevator are also omnipresent.

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Reply #4 posted 02/20/19 5:22am

jenst

Great stuff! A really honest, humble story most of us will be able to relate to.

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Reply #5 posted 02/20/19 5:49am

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TrivialPursuit said:

TRIGGER WARNING: The drawings are of Prince taking pills, looking high, then "THUD" behind elevator doors. If you don't want to see a drawing about Prince dying, don't click the link.


OMG HOW OLD ARE WE HERE!!??
THIS IS AMAZING STORY TELLING IN ILLUSTRATED FORM. BY A HIGHLY RESPECTED MOVIE MAKER.
THIS “TRIGGERED” WARNING IN BIG BOLD RED TEXT IS JUST RIDICULOUS. rolleyes
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Reply #6 posted 02/20/19 6:09am

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As someone who appreciates comic books as a medium, I find this average at best in terms of skill and execution.

The recurrent preoccupation with Prince's death and the physical circumstances of his body also seems somewhat macabre and distasteful from my perspective. One panel, if necessary, would've been sufficent.

Art is necessarily subjective, but this just reads like crude trash to me. But one man's trash can sometimes be another man's treasure.
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Reply #7 posted 02/20/19 7:03am

rednblue

jenst said:

Great stuff! A really honest, humble story most of us will be able to relate to.



Yes.
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Reply #8 posted 02/20/19 7:19am

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OperatingThetan said:

As someone who appreciates comic books as a medium, I find this average at best in terms of skill and execution. The recurrent preoccupation with Prince's death and the physical circumstances of his body also seems somewhat macabre and distasteful from my perspective. One panel, if necessary, would've been sufficent. Art is necessarily subjective, but this just reads like crude trash to me. But one man's trash can sometimes be another man's treasure.


yeah, it's not great comics. the guy's not a cartoonist by trade. he does a nice job relating what (i assume) is a pretty similar arc to what a lot of us orbiting prince for the last 30-40 years have experienced.

it is a little morbid, as far as the death scenes. be warned. if you are actively avoiding visualizing prince at his death scene, you don't want to read this comic. i've seen the photos, and they are horrible and represented accurately in this comic strip.


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Reply #9 posted 02/20/19 7:26am

rednblue

OperatingThetan said:

As someone who appreciates comic books as a medium, I find this average at best in terms of skill and execution.

The recurrent preoccupation with Prince's death and the physical circumstances of his body also seems somewhat macabre and distasteful from my perspective. One panel, if necessary, would've been sufficent.

Art is necessarily subjective, but this just reads like crude trash to me. But one man's trash can sometimes be another man's treasure.


Thank you for your note about trash and treasure. IMO, the comic’s story touches on many topics and contains much that is thoughtful.
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Reply #10 posted 02/20/19 7:59am

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I liked the story and could relate to it. Made me quite sad while reading it.

I found it very honest and he seems to be a true and dedicated fan, maybe even a fellow orger ?

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #11 posted 02/20/19 8:19am

VioletWaiting

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Other than the first few unsavoury images this is absolutely fantastic!


lol

it reaally was. very cute and funny at times. i appreciate the story.

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Reply #12 posted 02/20/19 8:35am

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Saw it, could have done without some of the fucked up imagery, but appreciated his thoughts in the end...
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #13 posted 02/20/19 8:57am

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callimnate said:

TrivialPursuit said:

TRIGGER WARNING: The drawings are of Prince taking pills, looking high, then "THUD" behind elevator doors. If you don't want to see a drawing about Prince dying, don't click the link.

OMG HOW OLD ARE WE HERE!!?? THIS IS AMAZING STORY TELLING IN ILLUSTRATED FORM. BY A HIGHLY RESPECTED MOVIE MAKER. THIS “TRIGGERED” WARNING IN BIG BOLD RED TEXT IS JUST RIDICULOUS.

It's ridiculous to you. Some people probably won't want to see it. Ergo my response. "Great drawings" is misleading, I believe. So I warned those who may be more sensitive to it all.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #14 posted 02/20/19 9:53am

luvsexy4all

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jenst said:

Great stuff! A really honest, humble story most of us will be able to relate to.

Yes.

can relate except where he stopped following his album releases...

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Reply #15 posted 02/20/19 10:42am

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TrivialPursuit said:



callimnate said:


TrivialPursuit said:

TRIGGER WARNING: The drawings are of Prince taking pills, looking high, then "THUD" behind elevator doors. If you don't want to see a drawing about Prince dying, don't click the link.



OMG HOW OLD ARE WE HERE!!?? THIS IS AMAZING STORY TELLING IN ILLUSTRATED FORM. BY A HIGHLY RESPECTED MOVIE MAKER. THIS “TRIGGERED” WARNING IN BIG BOLD RED TEXT IS JUST RIDICULOUS.


It's ridiculous to you. Some people probably won't want to see it. Ergo my response. "Great drawings" is misleading, I believe. So I warned those who may be more sensitive to it all.



I decided not to look because of your trigger warning. I then came actoss it elsewhere and then realised I was seeing the subject of this thread. Your warning offered no context to something that had much context. I thought I’d just be looking at unnecessary pics of Prince’s death and not a larger and sweet heartfelt story with a good message. Your over elaborate, agrresive and misleading warning is not appreciated by me at all.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #16 posted 02/20/19 12:02pm

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Huh...I just checked.out dude's Instagram. Apparently, he's done quite a few comics. I probably won't bother checking any more out, as this strip didn't appeal to me beyond the subject. I do love that last panel, though.
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Reply #17 posted 02/20/19 12:03pm

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Given that the artist details his dealings with death and opiates in his own family I didn't find this distasteful or exploitive at all. It was honest and emotional. As much as we all like to think Prince was this magical unicorn made of music, it doesn't change the reality that he was just as human as the rest of us and there are lessons to be learned from the tragedy of his death. This comic is the artist working out his pain about Prince and his own family, and that is art.

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Reply #18 posted 02/20/19 1:42pm

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Reply #19 posted 02/20/19 3:06pm

42Kristen

wow

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Reply #20 posted 02/20/19 4:25pm

AnnaSantana

callimnate said:

TrivialPursuit said:

TRIGGER WARNING: The drawings are of Prince taking pills, looking high, then "THUD" behind elevator doors. If you don't want to see a drawing about Prince dying, don't click the link.

OMG HOW OLD ARE WE HERE!!?? THIS IS AMAZING STORY TELLING IN ILLUSTRATED FORM. BY A HIGHLY RESPECTED MOVIE MAKER. THIS “TRIGGERED” WARNING IN BIG BOLD RED TEXT IS JUST RIDICULOUS. rolleyes

For you maybe....

But I don't want to see it. I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm thankful to Trivial for the trigger warning.

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Reply #21 posted 02/20/19 4:36pm

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I couldn't finish the comic, not because of dead Prince infront of the elevator since I seen the real pictures, but because it reminded me of the first days after his passing when even just reading the first line of Purple Rain made me cry. His death still hurts so bad and I think I'll never get fully over it.

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Reply #22 posted 02/20/19 5:06pm

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Thanks for the heads up, kindofblue. cool

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Reply #23 posted 02/20/19 6:47pm

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renfield said:

Given that the artist details his dealings with death and opiates in his own family I didn't find this distasteful or exploitive at all. It was honest and emotional. As much as we all like to think Prince was this magical unicorn made of music, it doesn't change the reality that he was just as human as the rest of us and there are lessons to be learned from the tragedy of his death. This comic is the artist working out his pain about Prince and his own family, and that is art.

Well said. The drug epidemic has touched our family, and it is the hardest thing we have ever had to deal with. It might be harsher than most of us want to see or think about, but it is not without merit. IMHO

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Reply #24 posted 02/21/19 6:39am

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ThatWhiteDude said:

I couldn't finish the comic, not because of dead Prince infront of the elevator since I seen the real pictures, but because it reminded me of the first days after his passing when even just reading the first line of Purple Rain made me cry. His death still hurts so bad and I think I'll never get fully over it.

Co-sign. I feel the same way.

I absolutely loved this comic though. So brutally honest and very personal and touching. I could related to it on so many levels.

Walt Dohrn has my respect. It takes balls to expose your very personal and inner feelings like that.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #25 posted 02/21/19 11:42am

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I enjoyed it.

A simple, honest summary of a man's lifelong experience as a Prince fan.

clapping

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #26 posted 02/21/19 2:50pm

laytonian

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OMG HOW OLD ARE WE HERE!!?? THIS IS AMAZING STORY TELLING IN ILLUSTRATED FORM. BY A HIGHLY RESPECTED MOVIE MAKER. THIS “TRIGGERED” WARNING IN BIG BOLD RED TEXT IS JUST RIDICULOUS. rolleyes

Thank you.

But why do we expect people to grow up around here, when they've been fighting and conspiring for years?

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Reply #27 posted 02/21/19 2:55pm

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This was cool. I love this typ of cartoon art. I like those tiny asides he adds to whats happening be it on tv (singing Gett Off, assless pants ) or otherwise lol. It seems heartfelt which kind of makes me wonder why he would be kind of callous with the elevator and thud stuff. That seems fucked up.

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Reply #28 posted 02/21/19 2:59pm

TheTruth123

Once I got past the beginning, it was very good! Still don't know why the author/comic chose to add the graphic scenes though.

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Reply #29 posted 02/21/19 7:17pm

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KoolEaze said:

ThatWhiteDude said:

I couldn't finish the comic, not because of dead Prince infront of the elevator since I seen the real pictures, but because it reminded me of the first days after his passing when even just reading the first line of Purple Rain made me cry. His death still hurts so bad and I think I'll never get fully over it.

Co-sign. I feel the same way.

I absolutely loved this comic though. So brutally honest and very personal and touching. I could related to it on so many levels.

Walt Dohrn has my respect. It takes balls to expose your very personal and inner feelings like that.

yes yes yes

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