Saturday, May 18, 2013

Weeping Gorilla Comix

Weeping Gorilla Comix is a fictional comic in the comic Promethea. WGC is an in-joke about how having the color purple, weeping characters or a gorilla will supposedly increase comic book sales.
The Weeping Gorilla Comix series consists of one-panel comics. The comics are about a depressed and mopey gorilla (only referred to as the "Weeping Gorilla"). The gorilla is always accompanied by thought balloons that have self-pitying or depressing thoughts in them (such as "She gets the kids and the house. I get the car.", "Why do good things happen to bad people?" and etc.). The only other character is the rarely appearing Chuckin' Duck. Chuckin' Duck is a happy-go-lucky and optimistic duck whose word balloons tends to be more positive (such as "Heh heh! I got out of Internet trading just in time!").
The comic is popular in the American Best Comics (the publisher of Promethea) universe. The Weeping Gorilla appears as a minor villain in the realms of ideas by making anyone near it sad like him. In Greyshirt: Indigo Sunset, Weeping Gorilla and Chuckin' Duck are recurring motif. The comic appears in Strong's Terrific Tales # 5.
Promethea volume 1 trade paperback

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