In This Comic, Squirrel Girl Author Ryan North Faces The Dark Truth About Elmer Fudd

In This Comic, Squirrel Girl Author Ryan North Faces The Dark Truth About Elmer Fudd
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All illustrations courtesy of Jason Latour.

Ryan North is a funny, smart guy. But if comics writer and artist Jason Latour is to be believed, he has some bad opinions about Looney Tunes.

In a comic called “Porky Pig vs. Ryan North,” first posted on Twitter, Latour, who does art on Southern Bastards and writes for Spider-Gwen (and who co-created both), shares a “true enough” story about Ryan North’s troubled opinions on Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd, who may/may not be a kind family man.

The comic also features a cameo from Chip Zdarsky, artist and co-creator of Sex Criminals.

Latour has been kind enough to give io9 permission to share the comic here. You can find Latour’s work on his Instagram, as well as on his personal site. The comic is below.


  • There’s a specific Looney Tunes episode with dialogue that goes like this:

    Bugs (pulls out a book titled “1000 ways to cook a duck”): Fillet of duck Bordelaise maitre d’butter. Yum-yum! Duck polonaise under glass. Mmm-mm!
    Daffy (pulls out a book titled “1000 ways to cook a rabbit”): Rabbit au gratin de gelatin under tooled leather. Drool, drool!
    Bugs: Barbecued duck meat with broiled duck bill Milanese. Yummy-yum!
    Daffy: Chicken-fried rabbit with cottontail sauce braised in carrots. Mm-mmm!
    Elmer Fudd: I’m sowwy, fewwas, but I’m a vegetawian. I just hunt for the sport of it. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
    Bugs: Oh, yeah? Well, there’s other sport besides huntin’, ya know!
    Daffy (runs into the scene in tennis clothes and carrying a tennis racquet): Anyone for tennis?
    *Elmer shoots Daffy*
    Daffy (dazed): Nice game!

    This scene explicitly shows us that Elmer is not, in fact, trying to provide for an unseen family, he’s just hunting for sport.

    Yes I’ve probably missed the point of the comic. I don’t really care 😛

  • Porky’s the friendly, easy-going doormat, who occasionally gets tired of everyone’s bullshit and calls them on it.

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