Pepe R.I.P.

Matt Furie, Zeichner des Original-Pepe-Cartoons, hat seine Comicfigur getötet.

In the World’s Greatest Cartoonists volume from Fantagraphics for Free Comic Book Day […], cartoonist Matt Furie created an original strip […] that featured, among others, the character Pepe Le Frog […]. After an attempt to Save Pepe from [ironic and non-ironic Nazi-Troll-]appropriation, it seems that Furie has given up trying. And […] gave us a Dead Pepe, mourned by his stoner friends, and going out covered in cheap whisky.

Mach's gut Pepe und danke für… äh… hmm… das Dasein für die Memforschung oder so. Sad day.

Das Buch mit Matt Furries gesammelten Boys Club-Comics, inklusive Pepes Tod, erscheint am 19. Mai bei Fantagraphics:

Cartoonist Matt Furie’s deadpan comics showcase slacker roommates Andy, Brett, Landwolf, and Pepe in a series of comical vignettes combining laconic psychedelia, childlike enchantment, drug-fueled hedonism, and impish mischief. The perpetually insouciant glaze of his characters belie the sharp verbal and visual wit of Furie, who delivers a stoner classic for the Tumblr generation. In fact, Furie’s wildly popular teenage weirdoes became an overnight internet sensation when Pepe the Frog was widely adopted by users of 4chan and remixed ad infinitum from there (including uses by pop stars like Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry), giving Boy’s Club built-in recognition with many. A spiritual cousin to Simon Hanselmann’s Megahex and Joán Cornella’s Mox Nox, Boy’s Club’s sense of humor will especially resonate with fans of stoner comedies and black humor.