a good book posted on October 11, 2010 … 47 Comments I blame you for the funny looks I get from the people at my office when they hear me laugh thank you for reading. I blame you for the funny looks I get from people in the cafe/bookstore when they hear me CACKLE. thank you for cackling. haha xD i love this one =3 good job ^^ An analysis on why rape jokes are so funneh. that post you linked to makes a good point. however, this is not a rape joke; this is a joke about clichéd story ideas. many writers use sexual abuse as a story mechanism. i was making a comment on the absurdity of using something like rape as a way to move the story forward or develop characters. not that i have any qualms about making comics about anything i find interesting or meaningful or absurd, but i thought i should explain this one because it is getting a lot of traffic and seems to be provoking a knee-jerk reaction from more than a few people. thank you for commenting. Hey, that’s not funny. A bookwriting mummy raped my family. Then he made them give him story ideas. Not funny at all. It’s clear why I have never heard about this comic until I stumbled upon it. Rape is not funny. Mummies aren’t either. this is the third negative comment i’ve ever received. i want you to know that i appreciate your viewpoint and hope you continue to read and comment. mummy comics, like most “art” projects, was created to evoke a reaction, so even negative reactions are a success for me. regarding your comment that “Rape is not funny,” it is apparent to me that you think this is a comic making light of rape. you are mistaken; this is a comic about clichéd writing. see the above comments, if you please. unfortunately, if you don’t enjoy mummies, then you definitely won’t like the other comics here. mummies are featured quite heavily in mummy comics. by the way, how do you feel about the concept of “baby cancer”? I swear, your comments make the comics even better Don’t be perturbed about any negative comments you may receive about “taking rape lightly.” I disagree that you did not take rape lightly, as you clearly used it in your comic as a way to invoke further laughter that would deviate from the original plan of merely deriving laughter from cliche writings, it may not have been done intentionally, but it was done, and I enjoyed. However, I am not condemning you for using this as a means to make a joke, some people feel that certain topics should be taboo, as they are inappropriate and should be put in a bubble. I see this as merely furthering instilling fear onto an already harsh topic, one that should not be hidden, but be known for those unsuspecting few whom are the victims of such an action. To joke about something is to put that something in a certain context in which people can view it and not immediately feel miserable, showing that the world is not so dark a place, shedding light on shocking subjects. It is possible that this is the reason behind the funniness, a shock factor that causes nervousness and ultimately a surprise that causes one’s only reaction to be of laughter. It is well to note, however, that I particularly enjoy dark humor (by this I do not mean Madea, Eddy Murphy, ect.), so my words and philosophy may be tainted with a clear bias. Also, I as well have stumbledupon this! and will continue to stumbleupon other items, articles, pictures, of worth. Good day. i like your comment. i did not purposely set out to create a comic that trivializes rape, but that is not to say that i didn’t use the word “rape” as a shocking element to elicit a reaction because it’s so offensive. because i did. but i was only thinking of the fact that many of the best-selling books i’ve read in recent years that doesn’t at least mention sexual abuse. it has become a typical element in literature (possibly because the taboo is being lifted). but because the concept of rape is brought up in a joke setting, it seems to touch a real nerve. maybe the way i used the word “rape” in the comic is the same thing as “making light of rape” to some people, but i think it’s an important distinction. was it unwise to use that hot-button topic to elicit a laugh? i don’t think so. it works because it’s rape. it’s one of the most horrible things on the planet. (your comment made me think of something else about this comic: by using the word “rape” i am shocking the viewer into nervousness and laughing at the absurdity, which really make me no better than the writers i’m mocking. in its current form, it’s no more than a cheap trick used in many comics.) regardless of how you interpret the comic above, i maintain the opinion that nothing, and i mean NOTHING, should be considered taboo when it comes to art, and “webcomics” are, if not art, a form of artistic expression. and it is the purpose of art to push the limits of that which is taboo in order to further the enlightenment of humanity. it puts it in your face, it doesn’t let you get away from it, and it allows you to internalize something you might not have wanted to face (rape, murder, suicide, etc.). this comic is how i cope with these things. as to the validity of my self-described “artist” label and whether or not i am, in any way, contributing to the “enlightenment of humanity”, well, that’s a topic i prefer to leave within the confines of my own tired and twisted brain. thank you for commenting, kaleb. It’s a comic guys. Chill out. your comment trivializes comics! LOL. LOL. OKAY. Brilliant. … … … *gigglesnort* surprise! Hah, as a writer myself, this amuses me ♥ I love Stumbleupon for showing me this comic. Ha, I too am amused. It’s too true. Very clever, very funny. People need to lighten up and let themselves laugh more. Thank you for the laugh you’re welcome. thank you for reading, emily. Now that was totally unexpected. That was funny! Glad i stumbled onto it. Now im subscribed “Suddenly, rape”(: This was quite good. Thanks. Also, where is the baby cancer comic? here’s a direct link. Ahaha i laughed so hard ). Awesome comic . You can’t say rape isn’t funny. Of course it’s funny. Picture Porky Pig, raping Elmer Fudd. I know what your saying. Elmer was asking for it. Porky got horny and couldn’t help himself. Hey, why do you think they call him porky eh!? Come on god-damnit that’s funny shit. You didn’t think of that. Did everyone else just skip to the end and assume ‘rape’ in itself was the punchline? You can see the writer speaking to the editorial team asking for sexy and surprise. If you’ve read just about any of the books these days that have any kind of sexuality in them the writers quite often do use rape as a motivator for the protagonists actions and thought. Honestly, I thought this was a hilarious take on the whole process. But then, while like the comic author, I don’t think rape is funny, I do find the audacity and absurdity of ‘sudden rape’ in context to the rest of the comic funny as hell. Look at the whole, not the part people. Just my two sense. Btw, this is my first Mummy Comic, and I plan to read the rest now. Keep up the commentary, Chris. thanks, grey. i appreciate the support. it’s definitely great! i like this one…. As dry and tasteless as a mummy is, this comic is not. Damn fine work, Chris. I like the fact that you used rape, not making light of it, but as to bring attention to the fact that so many authors make light of it by using it as a literary device like you said to further the story. It made you go WHAT?? It seems people like to get offended by what makes you laugh, because of controversy. I found it funny so thank you for the laugh. XD The only webcomic I ever read is xkcd, but after getting linked here and laughing out loud, I’m making you my next stop after xkcd. Also, I think it’s really neat that you respond to so many of your commenters. Kudos! And thanks for the laugh. thanks, nikki. i appreciate that people take the time to view mummy comics, so responding seems like the least i can do. so you’ll mummy comics after you read xkcd? that’s a tough act to follow. can you read something awful between them? or maybe stub your toe, so mummy comics will seem great in comparison with the pain of a broken toe. yeah, that’s good advice. Thanks for the laugh. Haha! This made me laugh so much, I see what you did there. Critics, when will they learn. Btw, the fact that they’re mummies just adds to the funny! I do not like this punchline, not even a little bit. There are so many other bad cliched plot twists that exist in popular fiction that you could have used, without contributing to the trivialisation of this particular one. BUT, everyone makes mistakes, and I will still go check out the rest of your comics after Stumbling upon this one. I’m sure most of them are quite good! wow. your comment is the kind of thing that keeps me going. i can only imagine how you must have felt writing it. and to assert that the punchline of this comic was a “mistake,” well, that was like the cherry on the sundae for me. thanks for reading, djcati. Rape is not sexy As a victim of rape, I do not find this comic funny at all. Rape is not funny. It is degrading and scary. Maybe next time you are looking for something “sexy” use a sexual term that relates to consensual sex…for any girl or guy who has been raped, it get really annoying and awkward and rude when people use the word rape like they are saying a non emotional word. 1 in 4 women are victims of unwanted sexual contact…which means everyone reading this probably has a few friends who have been raped or assaulted and just not mentioned it. And now we/they have to deal with ppl saying o i just got raped on xbox or don’t get raped while walking home at night…..its not funny I don’t know why you wouldn’t think this is funny. This has to be one of the funniest ones i’ve read! Don’t complain about how “rape isn’t funny” or “shouldn’t be taken lightly”. This is hilarious. Keep it up definitely my favorite mummy comic thus far. the fact that so many people are making negative comments about it doesn’t really surprise me, i guess. people in our society have been known to allow words to have too much control over their emotions. the people that are so offended by the word are the ones giving the word its power. actual rape is not funny, but using the word in certain contexts is. it’s a word, people. chris didn’t rape anyone, he wrote a comic… that is hysterical. Wow… I can’t believe that people are making such a big deal about rape. I think murder, suicide, arson and all are going to feel really bad. It’s like nobody cares about them. People only care about rape! But seriously, this is such a funny piece that I laughed for a full minute I think! what i have to say would take up a lot of space here… http://aweirdjournal.tumblr.com/post/7116083750/via-a-good-book-mummy-comics-spoiler-alert Good post. Thanks for sharing. 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