dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

Flat characters on a flat planet: Zits.

The interesting thing about all the strips I've discussed up until now is that I can speculate on the inner life of the characters because they have a certain dimensionality to them. The same thing cannot be said for Zits by Scott and Borgman; unlike Curtis, Elly, Les, Val, Luann or Cathy, Jeremy Duncan and his castmates have no inner depths to plumb; what they all are is one note characters who cannot be anything else but what we see. It's sort of horrifying to watch and not even in a good way like a train wreck; it's like watching the proceedings in a slaughterhouse. The problem is that it didn't have to be this way as I will eventually relate; until then, bear with me through the carnage.
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