Gender-appropriate playthings

Via Jack Hamilton on Facebook, this cartoon from Shortpacked! by Dave Willis:

Previous postings on this blog: “Dolls and action figures” (on the distinction between the two types of playthings), here, and “Dubious bromanteau” (on brony, bro + pony, as in My Little Pony), here.

On the strip:

Shortpacked! is a webcomic by David Willis set in a toy store. It is part of the Blank Label Comics family. After putting an end to his successful webcomic It’s Walky!, Willis decided to turn Shortpacked!, his autobiographical comic, into a new title. The strip is based in the same universe as It’s Walky! and Roomies!, and features two side characters from the previous comic, Robin and Mike. It is more R-rated than most comic strips that appear in mainstream newspapers, using profanity and sexual innuendos not found in those newspapers. The primary inspiration behind Shortpacked was Willis’ own experiences working retail at Toys “R” Us. (link)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 226 other followers

%d bloggers like this: