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banner2.gifIt all started when cartoonist Dan Povenmire (Life is a Fish) began pestering Larry Stone, also a cartoonist, to make changes to his band�s Web site, which Larry was kind enough to create for him in the first place.

It is interesting to note that if either Larry or Dan had put as much effort into updating the Keep Left Web site as they did arguing about updating the Keep Left Web site, there wouldn’t be anything to argue about. But arguing, although counterproductive, was a hell of a lot more fun.

Dan and Larry quickly passed the point where words were enough to express their emotions, so they lashed out in comic strip form.

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What follows is their cartoon duel. Dan would draw a strip, and Larry would reply in kind, all by e-mail. They traded illustrated barbs back and forth, and the comics got more clever and twisted as the series went along.

Larry had this hidden on his Web site, but it’s not the sort of thing that you want to show to clients or clergymen. So we found a new home for the series on Badmouth.

The e-mails that started it all are reprinted below, leading into the comics themselves. The comics are shown as thumbnails. Just click on the comic to make it bigger. If you have an overzealous popup blocker, you may need to adjust its settings.

From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


SO WHAT ABOUT MY BOOK DEAL?
From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


Woking on it! Which is more than I can say for you and the Blab page.
From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


It's because I'm being passive aggressive about the time you punched me in the nose at the campus crafts faire.
From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


So you didn't mind that I kicked you in the crotch, it was just the nose thing? Interesting.
From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


In case you forgot...

From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


No. In case YOU forgot....

From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


Well, it IS Sunday...

From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


Nice. Of course you realize this means war.

From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


Get yourself outta this one, Houdini!

From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


I would appreciate it if in the future you not refer to my selfishness and my narcissism, but rather my NARSELFISSHISM.� Thank you.
From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


How �bout simply �shithead.� That�s easier to pronounce.
From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


Hmm. Interesting. But how'd you get your leg back?
From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


It�s bionic, you idiot!
From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


Swoosh.

From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


Nuthin� but net.

From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


SLAM DUNK!

From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


It's a last shot at the buzzer and�it's GOOD! THE CROWD GOES WILD!

From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire


Overtime.

From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone



From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



From: Dan Povenmire
To: Larry Stone


How To Market Larry

From: Larry Stone
To: Dan Povenmire



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