Quacker and Bowen
|Original review author(s):||IamOptimusPrime|
|Webcomic Name:||Quacker and Bowen|
|Start Date:||2003, though it was originally in a newspaper in 1998. It was then rebooted in 2001, two years before it went online.|
|End Date:||Late 2011.|
|Genre:||Furry, video games|
|Defining Flaw:||Horrid artwork, stupid jokes, and an overdone formula: Bowen asks Quacker something, then Quacker says something "funny". Also, a gaming comic with animals... hasn't that been done a million times before?|
Garbage. The humans look so squishy and deformed, but even without them, the artwork makes it seem like Mark is five years old.
There is no storyline. Like most gamer comics, it's just random situations.
Quacker and Bowen sort of shares a problem with VG Cats: who are these goddamn characters? Also, Quacker looks very familiar.
To be fair, there's one nice thing the site has to offer, which is the Tails Doll stories, but mainly because the over-the-top stories are hilarious.
It's just another generic gaming comic that should have just died on the newspaper.
We all love animals. We also love video games, and we love webcomics. However, there are times where these three must stay far, faaaaaaar away from each other (sex should also stay away from these. Read: Kit n' Kay Boodle). In this case, what we got was Quacker and Bowen, whose Artwork is so bad it makes Jack look like James Cameron's Avatar!
Of course, this shitfest first started out in 1998 as part of the "Concord Animals" section in The Concord Academy newspaper, the Centipede. Three years later, Mark Garabedian, the author behind this, rebooted it in 2001, where it sadly began its weekly run in a college. In 2003, it was put online so the whole world could see its horrors.
It was never good. Simple as that.
Story and Plot
There is no plot. It's basically random situations, like nearly all gamer comics. Very original, Mark! Although, we do have characters, albeit with no personalty. Our main character is Quacker, basically a Sonic fag who is an obvious rip-off of Daffy Duck. Next is Bowen, some dog thing that always smokes and likes video games... and yeah, that's it. Then we have Opal, who apparently owns the apartment Quacker and Bowen live in. He is said to be an old friend of theirs, but it seems to me that he basically hates their guts (I would too if they put a fake corpse in my bathtub, try to dress up like Venom with chocolate attracting ants, and doing all sorts of crazy shit an insane fucking asshole would do). Then there's Bowen's sister, which Quacker has a boner for... yup, that's all. Finally, we have Peeps, a ghost who haunts Quacker for no good reason. Oh, and Mark inserts himself into the comic at times, like any other author would do!
The art is bad. So fucking bad.
Do I need to link to any of the comics? Just go to the site, look at the comic, and you'll most likely be disgusted. As I said before, the humans are the worse part. They look like inflated dolls mixed with Play-Doh for fuck's sake! The backgrounds lack so much detail, so much that I think Kirbopher can do better.
The comic follows a formula: one of Quacker's friends asks something, then Quacker says something "funny". There's also one of Quacker's friends asking what he's doing, he says something that seems normal, his friend applauds him for being good, but then he responds with a twist (oh Quacker, you went to a Strip club, how funny!!!).
Eh, I think Mark Garabedian is a pretty cool guy. Eh goes around and makes shitty comics and isn't afraid of anything.
He's also a Sonic fag, much like Quacker. To show his ultimate Sonic fanboyness by having a site that's basically a shrine for fucking worshiping Shadow. I'm dead serious.
You see what happens when animals, games, and webcomics mix together? We get horrid monstrosities like this piece of shit, with bad artwork, bad characters, and, well... bad everything.
UPDATE: Dead and gone.