Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack: twisted comedy that makes you laugh and look away


28 Responses to “Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack: twisted comedy that makes you laugh and look away”

  1. IamInnocent says:

    I must have lived too long. The strips made me laugh or got me bored but cringe or look away? Not one single of them…

  2. Takuan says:

    not at all Innocent, it simply means you are… of us…. Oh stop that! Stop that right now, you are being silly, our kind can’t die. Now just stop that, put that down! (bleedin’ noob….)

  3. RainyRat says:

    #5, #18 – there’s an explanation for the dearth of new strips here:

  4. Stefan Jones says:

    You people are such suckers.

    Gurewitch used a MACHINE to generate his comics.

    With the strip over, he felt secure enough to reveal and demonstrate it:

    Laugh and turn away? I dunno, but some of them made me put PBF in the “not for everyone” list. Like the strip about the bunny and the girl looking at clouds.

  5. IamInnocent says:

    Tak, I have no problem with living waaaayyy too long per se. Hopefully you’ll come along. I’m just noticing a tinge of blasé in my perceptions.
    I was also wondering what portion of the planet’s people have seen so much that they are at the same point as I am or further… and how many of them are much, much younger than I am. Now that still creeps me out.

  6. Takuan says:

    ummm, yer fourteen, right?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hey I Love the PBF – LOVE IT.

    That’s why I got excited when I saw this post, as I hadn’t read the PBF in over a year – which is when I first discovered it.

    However I was slightly dismayed to see there has only been exactly ONE new strip added to the PBF in the last 12 months!

    Granted every single strip is gold and should be framed an mounted in a museum for the enlightenment of future generations; but to encourage people that “now is the time to start reading” the PBF is a little hasty. I’m wondering if you could start reading this amazing comic in a year or two and feel as if you haven’t missed too much.

    That’s right, I’m a bitter old curmudgeon! I want more PBF but it never comes.


    Humbug, even.

  8. Tony Moore says:

    i love this beautiful book. It definitely made me question my moral compass, though, because i could clearly see why most of the jokes were outright wrong, but was never fazed enough to do anything but cackle like a syphilitic clown.


  9. IamInnocent says:

    No, fourteen is quite over, thanks God, OT for me now, although I still can feel it floating inside: long black trench coats, hair down to the waist, willowy blond girlfriends sweeter than a Himalayan but feeling like a red and blue striped cat quite often.

    Which should connect us back to the weird ending comic strips.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I bought both books. I’m so damn sad and awesome at the same time.

  11. Takuan says:

    you must like Maakies then?

  12. Blue says:

    Is this what it’s going to be like in the BB retirement home?

  13. braininavat says:

    The strip ‘Gambling Man’ is the story of my life (probably lots of other BBers’ lives too). You must understand that there is a deep spiritual connection between the Bum with a sure bet and the pretty pink pony who’s just too talented to keep to the race track.

  14. Takuan says:

    the BB retirement home: “There’s nothing in here but this walrus skin rug…”

  15. Anonymous says:

    I have his 1st book, the trial of colonel sweeto,and i’ve bin reading his strips for a year or two now,funniest comics ever

  16. IamInnocent says:

    @ Blue:


    @ Tak: that does it for me pretty well. :)

  17. D3 says:

    This is why I come to BB. Never heard of this strip, and it’s brilliant! Thanks Cory.

  18. redpiller says:

    I sell this at my little indie bookstore in the middle of nowhere BC. I doubt anyone in this town is even aware of the existence of PBF, but when I saw this available at Diamond Comics I had to pick it up for personal enjoyment.

    Think of how surprised I was when I sold a copy of it the first day it was out on the shelves (it was on display). I skimmed through it of course, and it’s everything a PBF-lover could hope for.

  19. noen says:

    What? You mean this isn’t the BB retirement home? Who stole my strained peas?

  20. Anonymous says:


  21. Takuan says:

    I could throw up on you a little if it helps…

  22. Anonymous says:

    i went to college with nick gurewitch, he was a great guy. however! many of his comics were co-authored by friends… hence the perry bible FELLOWSHIP…
    great stuff though. glad he’s world famous now :)

  23. winstonsmith85 says:

    I sent one to my little sister for her birthday tomorrow!
    I know she will lurve it.

  24. Brainspore says:

    Could this new attention mean that Nick might actually start drawing these again? There’s been a big empty place in my internet ever since he stopped doing weekly comics last year.

  25. Jaycatt says:

    I’ve always loved PBF… It’s one of those cartoons no one knows about, like the Chris Ware ACME Novelty Library stuff. I wouldn’t say they’re the same, but whenever either author puts something out, I want it in my library. And Brainspore, I also hope this means new content on the website!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Also worth noting: Mr. Gurewitch uses different styles of illustration, mediums and typography for stylistic effect and to reinforce the central message of each comic.

    Ex. 1) “The Shrink Ray”

    Ex. 2) “Thwack Ye Mole”

    Ex. 3) “Post Apocalyptic”

    Ex. 4) “The Great Circle” (watercolor & ink)

    Genius! – DSR

  27. MooseDesign says:

    Oh, how many long, lovely hours of my life have been spent laughing on that site… Just bought the book.

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