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What's the Infinite Jest of comics?

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What's the Infinite Jest of comics?
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Am I supposed to know what this means?
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Force Works
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>>78232063
Fuck off, /lit/.
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maybe that thick Dash Shaw comic
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>>78232063
Watchmen, I'd say
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The entire storyline
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>>78232129
>telling the most patrician board on this website to fuck off

Back to Reddit with you
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>>78232063
What's that Jack Kirby thing about the immortal galactic beings?
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What's the comic equivalent to these other books?
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>>78232085
He's asking what's the most "meme" comic on /co/

Something people always recommend, barely anyone had read, and gets praised for reasons ill-defined by anyone here.
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>>78232182
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>>78232191
I don't know dude
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>>78232191
Be honest, do you guys actually like these books or is it just some inside joke about pretentious/elitist assholes?

Not that Dostoevski is pretentious, he's great, and Lolita too. But everything else there, ugh
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>>78232202
Love & Rockets?
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>>78232173
>/lit/
>not a /mu/ tier circlejerk
As a person who studied literature, I can tell you tehy literally just love to suck "muh canon" dick. Anything that isn't canonized is shit to them and academic study of literature is one of the biggest jokes in the world. These people use fucking Freud to analyze character motivations. A man who has been considered a hack for years and years and years, they currently unironically see him as a pillar for explaining character motivation.
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What's the Texas-Israeli War:1999 of comics?
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>>78232191
>any of these besides Lolita and maybe Brothers K
>Good
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>>78232290
As someone who has read all of these books, I think they're all great, with the exception of Notes from Underground which is just sort of okay (though betas will hail it as a masterpiece). Ulysses is actually a lot of fun; even if you don't process any of the references Joyce's use of language is fantastic. Pynchon can be a lot of fun too (CoL49 is his most straightforward text), and the prose in GR is some of the best in the English language. Infinite Jest is Infinite Jest: you either love it or you hate it. I think I read it at just the right point in my life, and I consider it to be one of my favorites.

That being said, I rarely go on /lit/ for pretty much all the reasons >>78232303 says. It really is the equivalent of /mu/ in terms of how impossible it is to actually have a conversation.
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>>78232063
Serious answer at last: it has to be either Achille Talon or BENDIS. Probably Bendis.
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>>78232463
I read and really enjoyed GR, but I've never felt motivated to read any of the others in that image. I'm more likely to read another Dickens next time I go for prose.
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>>78232171
>>78232182
Plenty of folks on /co/ have read Watchmen and The Fourth World.
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>>78232310
We Stand On Guard.
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>>78232154
You mean Bottomless Belly Button? Didja post a Gerald Jablonski comic cover 'cause you couldn't remember the name of the Dash Shaw comic? Oh, you might mean BodyWorld...

>>78232063
That's a good question....all those footnotes and shit...I can't remember a whole lot about that book, it's years since I've read it...fuck it, lets just say Building Stories by Chris Ware and have done with it, yeah?
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What's the Batman: TAS of comics?
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>>78232323
He asked for the comic equivalent not your shitty opinion
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>>78236184
>overrated thing that is only remembered because of the ripple effect it caused

Identity Crisis, although BTAS at least had some GOAT episodes while Identity Crisis was shit
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Cerebus the Aardvark.

It's a long convoluted mess of dizzying highs and terrifying lows. It's one of the most important and influential comics of all time. And 99% of /co/ hasn't read it, but the few /co/mrades who have read it are all smug, insufferable little shits.
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>>78237455
I feel much better having read Cerebus than Infinite Jest. Infinite Jest is really almost never enjoyable to me, it feels like a chore the entire way through, created for pretentious college fucks.
Cerebus is actually amazing
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>>78232129
second
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>>78232297
I think American Splendor fits
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>>78232310
Texas-Israeli War is better.
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>>78232063
From Hell, because of all the annotations
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>>78232173
>/lit/
>the most patrician board on this website
As a /lit/ semi-regular you can fuck right off
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>>78232063
Should I read this? Seems interesting.

>>78232173
>literary snobs
>ever being patrician and not just pretentious
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>/lit/ Writer's Thread
>People declare everyone shit writers based on everyone as being terrible writers based on the small quotes posted, even if that quote happens to be lifted straight from a classic novel.
>/co/ Writer's thread
>Fanfiction tier hughbox where anyone who actually gives critique is called an elitist.

I hate this place sometimes.
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>>78244056
>everyone shit writers based on everyone as being terrible writers based on the small quotes posted

I need to get some sleep.
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300 consecutive pages of my distended asshole cut up into panels
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>>78232063
Homestuck.

Don't look at me like that, you know I'm right.
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I'm interested in this book. Am I right in thinking that a lot of it is a parody of academic writing with gross never-ending references and footnotes?
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>>78232191
Nabokov - Sandoval
Dostoevsky - Bilal
Pynchon - Moebius or Kieth
Wallace - Mignola
Joyce - Gaiman (comics)
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>>78245349
>Joyce - Gaiman (comics)

Nah.
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>>78232063
Fuck off you /lit/ memester
You're just trying this every where. Typical it wouldn't be deleted on /co/ though.
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>>78245442
Put kieth for joyce then, Graham for Pynchon.
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