Author Topic: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine  (Read 35877 times)

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #510 on: December 04, 2020, 04:12:53 PM »
Owl being condescending just as Megg starts to show some self-awareness and humility, I'm sure it'll be fine.

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« Reply #511 on: December 12, 2020, 10:51:18 PM »
wonder if he's pushing for a wrap-up at the end of 2020? seems that way. been a great ride though

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #512 on: December 13, 2020, 12:07:36 AM »
Yeah I think it's ending pretty soon now.

Pretty amazing achievement all round.

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #513 on: December 19, 2020, 11:06:15 AM »
...don't tell me this is going to end like the vintage xmas comic


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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #514 on: December 19, 2020, 06:28:47 PM »
Seems to be trending that way.

Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #515 on: December 20, 2020, 07:49:38 AM »
Either that or WWJ sneaks in at night and steals his kids back, Owl somehow loses the house, Megg goes off to visit her mum and the previous continuity is restored / linked back up to. Which seems unlikely, but that recent bit with Megg's mum seemed like a reminder that all that Bad Gateway stuff is still out there


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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #516 on: December 20, 2020, 10:16:13 AM »
Oh God please just end it here with Jack calling Owl "Dad" please please

Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #517 on: December 20, 2020, 10:19:42 AM »
Oh God please just end it here with Jack calling Owl "Dad" please please

I thought he looked pretty mad about it!

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #518 on: December 20, 2020, 02:58:42 PM »
I thought he looked pretty mad about it!

Can't tell if it's anger or concern or tenderness or what.

I don't mean to be overly sentimental but god do i want this to be the final panel

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #519 on: December 20, 2020, 03:00:43 PM »
same, this is like penultimate episode of twin peaks

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #520 on: December 20, 2020, 03:12:36 PM »
Either that or WWJ sneaks in at night and steals his kids back, Owl somehow loses the house, Megg goes off to visit her mum and the previous continuity is restored / linked back up to. Which seems unlikely, but that recent bit with Megg's mum seemed like a reminder that all that Bad Gateway stuff is still out there

Someone asked on this latest post about WWJ killing himself on Christmas 2017 and Hanselmann replied: "That's in the regular timeline. This is the alternate covid-timeline. No less real! Perhaps MORE real..."

Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #521 on: December 20, 2020, 09:05:42 PM »
owl is a landlord who immediately evicted his tenants, this is already the worst ending

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #522 on: December 22, 2020, 09:41:49 AM »
Lots of commenters over on Instagram reckon Jones' death and funeral is an elaborate fake-out. I really hope it isn't. It would be cheap to have him suddenly jump out all SURPRISE FUCKOS IT WAS A ROBOT or whatever. Plus he was always gonna die eventually, per Hanselmann. Thoughts?

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #523 on: December 22, 2020, 02:11:13 PM »
I'm partway through Bad Gateway now, and man is it bleak compared to Crisis Zone; where in CZ you have something wacky like turds slipping out of WWJ's arse in the jacuzzi 'cos he's such an Anus King, or the kids building a disgusting multi-storey hotel, BG is never that heightened, employing a slow, melancholy pace. I wonder how much of it is Hanselman's changing mood, and how much is the demands of pacing an Insta comic. There's no room in CZ for the excruciating pace of Megg waiting at the welfare office, after all. Maybe CZ will change Hanselman' s tone permanently; I hope not though, even if the rapid yuks of CZ are legitimate and enjoyable. (Edit: such a delineation between the tones of his long form and short form media isn't hard and fast, as the most recent CZ strips show. Although, even if Hanselman has upped the bleakness, the pace is still pretty snappy).
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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #524 on: December 22, 2020, 02:27:03 PM »
Have you read any other compilations? Crisis Zone is most broad in terms of humour, but "In Amsterdam" and "One More Year" are more comical than "Bad Gateway" and "Megahex" (I assume, I've not read it). I think Hanselmann is quite good compartmentalising the two styles both the bleakness off the main canon story and the more comical episodic comics.

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #525 on: December 22, 2020, 02:29:34 PM »
I'm partway through Bad Gateway now, and man is it bleak compared to Crisis Zone; where in CZ you have something wacky

Exactly why I got into CZ but struggled with the Megg and Mogg books I've looked at before (although I do plan to sit down and take a proper crack at then when the libraries open again). I think also things were so stressful and odd at the beginning of the pandemic that disgusting hijinks were a necessary distraction. The times are still awful now, of course, but with the vaccines emerging and people used to the weird new status quo, there's more room for gloom in the strip.

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« Reply #526 on: December 22, 2020, 04:34:55 PM »
Only got into Megg, Mogg & Owl this year and picked up all the available trades in the Fantagraphic comixology sale. Absolutely love them, although I agree that the pervasive dread can unsettle my brain if I'm in the wrong mood. Megg's relationship with her Mum gives me guilt in a way that I'm a bit scared to explore.

I've been really enjoying the Quarantine comics and Christ the rate and quality of outputs is impressive, isn't it. Got Seeds & Stems arriving for Christmas as my first physical copy of their misadventures.

Can't remember which book it's collected in but Werewolf Jones disguising himself as an arcade machine to get wanked off (specifically the silent panel before the final "Game Over" panel) is the hardest I've laughed in 2020.

Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #527 on: December 22, 2020, 05:55:27 PM »
Since Seeds and Stems is a collection of zines, can it be read out of sequence with the others?

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #528 on: December 22, 2020, 06:10:56 PM »
Can't remember which book it's collected in but Werewolf Jones disguising himself as an arcade machine to get wanked off (specifically the silent panel before the final "Game Over" panel) is the hardest I've laughed in 2020.

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #529 on: December 22, 2020, 08:17:57 PM »
Since Seeds and Stems is a collection of zines, can it be read out of sequence with the others?
Yeah I reckon so. I'm another newcomer to Megg Mogg and Owl for what it's worth. Seeds and Stems includes strips from the Werewolf Jones and Sons zines and gives some  background for the Jones family dynamics which I really enjoyed.

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #530 on: December 22, 2020, 08:20:28 PM »
Can't remember which book it's collected in but Werewolf Jones disguising himself as an arcade machine to get wanked off (specifically the silent panel before the final "Game Over" panel) is the hardest I've laughed in 2020.
My favourite is a strip from Megahex[?] where Megg and Mogg rob a deli store and end up with lemons, bottled water, boxes of "the bad Skittles" and a ball of mystery meat because it was dark and Mogg just grabbed. Then they get paranoid about the cops coming and bury all the stuff in the woods, but that's not enough so the next morning they hatch an ingenious scheme to go to the deli and buy everything they stole so the cops will never suspect that it was them.

Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #531 on: December 23, 2020, 05:20:24 AM »
Since Seeds and Stems is a collection of zines, can it be read out of sequence with the others?

Definitely - a fair chunk of it is out of continuity (or alt-continuity), though a few bits that seemed like throwaway jokes at the time have gradually become central. Even WWJ's kids were initially introduced as kind of a one-off joke ("ha ha, this degenerate has kids") and it's only been relatively recently that they've developed their own distinct personalities.

It'll definitely be interesting to see how Crisis Zone affects Hanselmann's work going forward. It's seemed like he wanted to make a hard turn into more serious stuff pretty much from the moment he got a book deal (the first couple of chapters of the original version of Bad Gateway, Megg's Coven, appeared in an Australian comic magazine around that time) but the wacky comedy stuff was clearly super popular and he was smart enough to run with that for a few more books.

I suspect even if he does go back to the Bad Gateway approach and storyline, he'll still do more comedic side projects (even just more zines) to keep the comedy fans on board.


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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #532 on: December 24, 2020, 01:49:21 PM »
Almost didnt bother checking insta today. Some nice admissions here about the run...

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Thanks for all the kind words. I’ve enjoyed doing Crisis Zone for you this year (even though some days it felt like an immense, exhausting burden). I set out in mid-March to provide some free entertainment for the terrified masses and hopefully help relieve some of the anxiety and horror going around. Originally it was going to run for around a month and maybe be printed as a zine... I became addicted to it and couldn’t stop... probably should have stopped months ago... ANYWAY, the book comes out August 10th from @fantagraphics (English version), will also be coming out in Spanish, French, Swedish, Italian and more languages. Book will include at least 500 additional panels, a director’s commentary, character follow-ups etc... (preorders through Fantagraphics will net you a special Crisis Zone calendar for 2022). No rest for the wicked, I’ll be continuing to work my ass off on this project over the next 6 weeks, gotta make the book fancy, if you are able to I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy for your rumpus room or bomb shelter. Thanks again for all the kind words, the criticism, the moaning, the threats... all of it. May your 2021 be tolerable! Good luck! 🖤🎲🎲🎭<|:-)

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #533 on: December 24, 2020, 10:04:33 PM »
Pre-ordered.

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #534 on: December 25, 2020, 01:17:31 PM »
I'm a bit sad I won't be able to check this daily anymore. It was really great to have as a constant through these strange months.

Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #535 on: December 27, 2020, 06:53:07 AM »
Got Megahex for xmas, ordered One More Year and gonna pick up Seeds and Stems when I can.  Gonna wait until I've read the first two before embarking on Bad Gateway.


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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #536 on: December 27, 2020, 11:05:39 AM »
In Amsterdam came out before Bad Gateway too.

Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #537 on: December 27, 2020, 11:20:03 AM »
True, but I want to get Seeds and Stems before it's difficult to find.  Though is Hanselmann popular enough for that not to happen?

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Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #538 on: December 27, 2020, 01:08:44 PM »
I got all five of the collected books (Megahex, Amsterdam, One More Year, Bad Gateway and Seeds and Stems) on Kindle because I didn't want to pay the exorbitant shipping costs. I imagine the e-books will be available even if physical copies aren't.

Re: Megg Mogg & Owl in Quarantine
« Reply #539 on: December 27, 2020, 04:09:04 PM »
Got a copy of Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam via Amazon from a comic shop in Paris (I *think* it's in English), last copy apparently.

Gonna snap up Bad Gateway and Seeds & Stems at the earliest opportunity.  And this is off how much I loved following Crisis Zone and...this thread.

I don't have a great phone or an e-reader, but Waterstones and Wordery seem to have them at normal prices (for UK comic hardbacks).  Fuck it, might do it now, try to stop me.

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