Porn parody cartoons

In collecting material for a Page on this blog on webcomics (more Traugott & Zwicky research), I came across Leisure Town, which is not particularly language-oriented, but has had a series of parodies of Dilbert in which X-rated language (with a gay twist) figures prominently. (Yes, a combination of the comics, parody, taboo language, and gay porn — an obvious winner for me. Parodies of comics are common — some are here — and gay male comics are abundant indeed, and here we see them together.)

I’ll review the story of Tristan Farnon’s Leisure Town and its Dilbert detour and then exhibit two of the parodies — visuals from Dilbert, but with X-rated captions.

From Wikipedia on the artist:

Tristan Alexander Farnon is an American webcomic author, creator of Leisure Town, and a member of the web comic Jerkcity.

Leisure Town is a comic strip, created by Farnon, which features photographs of bendable toy figures digitally superposed onto separately photographed backgrounds to create each frame. While the “characters” are children’s toys, the comics explore mature themes. The strip ran from 1997 to 2003… ; some limited additional content was published in what appears to have been a one-time event in 2005.

Leisure Town gained some notoriety in 1997 when Farnon scanned Dilbert strips and changed the dialogue to become profane (the story was that a giraffe became irate in his office job and started creating the strips). Dilbert‘s lawyers came calling and the characters were replaced with stick figures; Farnon then reverted to the Dilbert versions, until the lawyers called again. The original Dilbert comics were restored a second time when the site was relaunched in March 2005. During this period, however, the modified Dilbert strips had been mirrored by a number of other websites under the name The Dilbert Hole; oddly, these mirrors did not attract the legal interference that Leisure Town had and a number of them continue to operate to the present day.

With some trepidation, I reproduce here two of the “Dilbert Hole” strips (from the porn4christ site):

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The humor here comes from the juxtaposition of Dilbert‘s mundane (though flawed) characters, trapped in their disfunctional office-world bubble, with the raw crudeness of Farnon’s replacement dialogue (for the amoral Wally in this case).

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