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Groovitude: A Get Fuzzy Treasury by Darby…

Groovitude: A Get Fuzzy Treasury (edition 2002)

by Darby Conley

Series: A Get Fuzzy Treasury (1), Get Fuzzy (omnibus books 1-2)

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Debuting in 1999, Get Fuzzy has rocketed to the top of the charts. Get Fuzzy has become a hit cartoon with its bitingly funny portrait of single life with pets. And why not? The laughs come fast and furious. Get Fuzzy features Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered advertising executive who's the so-called guardian of Bucky and Satchel, anthropomorphic scamps that still live by their animal instincts. Bucky, a temperamental cat who carries a boom box and goes on spending sprees, definitely calls the shots in this eclectic household, while Satchel is a kindly canine with a sensitive soul who tries to remain neutral, even though he bears the brunt of his feline companion's mischief. Between the three of them, the Wilco household faces a whole host of trials and tribulations that classify them as family. Satchel wants his boundaries respected. Bucky refuses to eat vegetables but insists on snarfing up Rob's plants. Rob tries to meet women, but his pets continually subvert his efforts. In every frame, Get Fuzzy depicts the hilarious war between the species, giving the animals an equal footing in hilarious one-upmanship. Get Fuzzy is the comic strip for everyone who loves their pets with an attitude. That said, Groovitude is Get Fuzzy at its finest. Contains cartoons from The Dog Is Not a Toy and Fuzzy Logic.… (more)
Title:Groovitude: A Get Fuzzy Treasury
Authors:Darby Conley
Info:Andrews McMeel Publishing (2002), Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:Comics, Your library

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This is quite the "Bloom County" comic, but created roughly 20 years later. Even though Conley owes Breathed a lot, he pays hommage in some aspects, and this series holds its own despite it being Garfield-ish as far as the sort of jokes being repeated is concerned. Still, it's written with heart, smarts and something has to be said for keeping a comic about a psychopathic cat, his bullied-into-his-shoes dog companion and their human owner alive for such a long time without it delving into complete doom.

The negative bits having been concentrated on, Bucky's (the cat) one-liners and his antics can be hilarious. For instance, Bucky ordering stuff online is one thing, but the kicker - apart from what he actually orders - is the fact that a credit card-company has approved a cat's request for a credit card. And there a lot of subtle kickers like that strewn around, often displayed as a two-in-one at the end panel. This, and the fact that the characters do have interesting, concrete and genuinely funny personas, makes Conley a winner, despite only every ten or so panels being really funny.

Still, he reaches out. I recommend it, but I don't think I'll be buying it. ( )
  pivic | Mar 20, 2020 |
Debuting in 1999, Get Fuzzy has rocketed to the top of the charts. Now appearing in more than 200 newspapers, including the San Francisco Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Boston Globe, and the Detroit Free Press, Get Fuzzy has become a hit cartoon with its bitingly funny portrait of single life with pets.

And why not? The laughs come fast and furious. Get Fuzzy features Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered advertising executive... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 18, 2015 |
My husband would give this compliation of Get Fuzzy strips a 10 or higher but I found a little bit too much repetition (some of it literal -- pages 203, 204 are repeated in 226, 227) thematically. While the comic strip does have an on-going plot similar punchlines recur with too much regularity. The jokes circle around:

* What silly letter is Satchel writing this week?
* How much does Bucky love tuna? (ala how much does Garfield love lasagna?)
* Bucky's misuse of words (that's chipmunk logic!)
* How does Bucky scare away Rob's guests?
* Bucky's latest get rich quick scheme
* Rob's late to work!
* Rob has to go on a business trip

Sprinkled in between there are some hilarious one-offs too. The best of the Get Fuzzy comics in this book are the Sunday strips. ( )
  pussreboots | Aug 15, 2014 |
Very funny!! ( )
  ownedbycats | Sep 1, 2013 |
A friend of mine gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card and this was the book I chose. And I couldn't be more happy with it. Can't get enough Get Fuzzy. ( )
  AmberTheHuman | Aug 30, 2013 |
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