Thursday, January 27, 2011

THINGS I LOVE: The New Adventures of Queen Victoria

I tripped over The New Adventures of Queen Victoria accidentally one day, perusing and praying for death. Or, you know, something else to do. Created by Pab Sungenis, TNQoQV is a surreal and extremely funny cut-out strip about the former Regent and her extended family.

The style is reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python cartoons in that Sungenis uses photographs and familiar cutouts for his characters, then writes magnificently bizarre things for them to say. Often, the strip is topical. This week’s strip, for instance, posits that Alfred Hitchcock created the addictive online game Angry Birds.

My favorite strip ends with the punchline, “Mum, does Canada go in the dishwasher?”

Another series involves the Queen’s purchase of Norway and where to put it once it arrives.

I love that. Love. It.

Sungenis produces the daily strip for an online syndicate and it was recently picked up by Yahoo! Comics. So there’s no excuse for you to not read it, love it, and touch it inappropriately afterwards. 

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