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Groovitude

A Get Fuzzy Treasury

By Darby Conley

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| Paperback | 9780740728945

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Debuting in 1999, Get Fuzzy has rocketed to the top of the charts. Now appearing in more than 200 newspapers, including the San Francisco Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Boston Globe, and the Detroit Free Press, Get Fuzzy has becom Continue

Debuting in 1999, Get Fuzzy has rocketed to the top of the charts. Now appearing in more than 200 newspapers, including the San Francisco Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Boston Globe, and the Detroit Free Press, Get Fuzzy has become a hit cartoon with its bitingly funny portrait of single life with pets.And why not? The laughs come fast and furious. Get Fuzzy features Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered advertising executive who's the so-called guardian of Bucky and Satchel, anthropomorphic scamps that still live by their animal instincts. Bucky, a temperamental cat who carries a boom box and goes on spending sprees, definitely calls the shots in this eclectic household, while Satchel is a kindly canine with a sensitive soul who tries to remain neutral, even though he bears the brunt of his feline companion's mischief.Between the three of them, the Wilco household faces a whole host of trials and tribulations that classify them as family. Satchel wants his boundaries respected. Bucky refuses to eat vegetables but insists on snarfing up Rob's plants. Rob tries to meet women, but his pets continually subvert his efforts. In every frame, Get Fuzzy depicts the hilarious war between the species, giving the animals an equal footing in hilarious one-upmanship.Get Fuzzy has become the comic strip for everyone who loves their pets with an attitude. That said, Groovitude is Get Fuzzy at its finest.

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    This is quite the "Bloom County" comic, but created roughly 20 years later. Even though Conley owes Breathed a lot, he pays hommage in some aspects, and this series holds its own despite it being Garfield-ish as far as the sort of jokes being repeate ...(continue)

    This is quite the "Bloom County" comic, but created roughly 20 years later. Even though Conley owes Breathed a lot, he pays hommage in some aspects, and this series holds its own despite it being Garfield-ish as far as the sort of jokes being repeated is concerned. Still, it's written with heart, smarts and something has to be said for keeping a comic about a psychopathic cat, his bullied-into-his-shoes dog companion and their human owner alive for such a long time without it delving into complete doom.

    The negative bits having been concentrated on, Bucky's (the cat) one-liners and his antics can be hilarious. For instance, Bucky ordering stuff online is one thing, but the kicker - apart from what he actually orders - is the fact that a credit card-company has approved a cat's request for a credit card. And there a lot of subtle kickers like that strewn around, often displayed as a two-in-one at the end panel. This, and the fact that the characters do have interesting, concrete and genuinely funny personas, makes Conley a winner, despite only every ten or so panels being really funny.

    Still, he reaches out. I recommend it, but I don't think I'll be buying it.

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    Niklas Pivic said on Jun 7, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    Bucky is the best!

    I love this clever comic strip, and wish I could collect all of the books! I much rather prefer having the books than getting them in the paper every day.

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    Running Fox said on Sep 1, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 256 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0740728946
  • ISBN-13: 9780740728945
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publish date: 2002-09-02
  • Dimensions: 64 mm x 1,354 mm x 1,741 mm
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