Comic Fury Webcomic Hosting - silent era nostalgia

You are not logged in. Log in, Register, More info
Forum > Mediterranean Avenue > silent era nostalgia
Pages: [1]

"silent era nostalgia", 19th May 2017, 9:35 AM #1
has 'em lining up
User avatar
Posts: 6837
Registration date: 15th Oct 2011
Location: Furypoints: 183,956,967
Remember back when comics didn't have sound? I know that ultimately its introduction really helped the artform grow, but sometimes it feels like sound came in too early, before the medium was really mature enough to form an identity without it. But what do y'all think? Do you yearn for the bygone years of "reading" comics? Much like the debate over black and white versus colour comics, I know the difference is something that's heavily rooted in fundamental ideas about aesthetics, probably formed in one's formative years. Older members are probably more attached to the days before sound existed, but I know even a few children who would give their left Lego just to see what such a fondly remembered time was like.

But yeah, what do y'all think about the long lost age of silent comics? Is there something that they lose from not having intertitles or interthoughtbubbles? What's your favourite silent comic? What are the best and worst innovations heralded by the end of the silent era? Is silence truly golden?
avatar brought 2 u by piff

Please do not use your webcomic to advertise my signature.
19th May 2017, 10:58 AM #2
no longer a family man
User avatar
Posts: 18191
Registration date: 6th Jul 2008
Location: Germany
my fav silent era comic:

19th May 2017, 11:07 AM #3
User avatar
Posts: 1668
Registration date: 27th Jul 2013
Location: at the bottom of a stair whose top is invisible with light
"To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world...."
19th May 2017, 11:44 AM #4
User avatar
Posts: 1332
Registration date: 25th Jul 2015
Location: Inside you, gnawing...

Duh, what's one of those after colored things. This is original...
19th May 2017, 12:51 PM #5
Hard to tilt
User avatar
Posts: 806
Registration date: 18th Nov 2015
Location: Floating around somewhere
I didn't really realize that the comic era had comics that read themselves, which ultimately sounds kinda dumb since it's better to let a reader make the world for themselves for voices n all.
Unless the joke hath flown over my head.

But really I just started getting into comics though I've been on this site so long, double hek
Here we are, you are there and I am here, and if I were to be there and you to be here I promise you we could have a most awkward conversation together.
Oh also hey here's a poll that didn't work because I can't put polls as my location
[url=A hollow body made of metal and copper wire]lol rip[/url]

19th May 2017, 1:35 PM #6

User avatar
Posts: 1901
Registration date: 23rd Sep 2014
Location: UK
You mean this kind of thing?

Now that's true 1800s nostalgia.
Follow me on:
Deviantart | Tumblr | Twitter

Gourlish (my central art site, linked with my Deviantart and Twitter pages)
19th May 2017, 2:12 PM #7
The Doodler

User avatar
Posts: 1046
Registration date: 9th Sep 2010
Location: The real world
It was acceptable in the (18)80s, it was acceptable at the time...
Forum > Mediterranean Avenue > silent era nostalgia
Pages: [1]