photography to get your kid out of the house

I was having a hard time with my oldest son wanting nothing to do with anything other than video games. He is only 15 years old and I knew that if I didn't do something to encourage him to get out of the house a bit that he would spend all of his time playing those games. For his birthday, I bought him a really nice digital camera. I signed the two of us up for classes to learn how to use DSLR cameras to capture images that were works of art. This blog contains many of the tips that we learned together.

3 Ways Farm Animal Comics Reference Pop Culture


The world of pop culture includes movies, television shows, and music among other things. Pop culture often seeps its way into other aspects of life, including the world of comic strips. The next time you go online to read farm animal comic strips, consider the various ways those comics reference pop culture.

The pop-culture references are often used for small punchlines, inside jokes, or ways to help add some humanization to the characters.  Check out the way artists will infuse these aspects naturally and create some memorable comic strips.

1. Popular Quotes

Popular movie and television quotes have been used in comic strips for years. In comics, the lines often portray a sense of comedy or irony as the farm animals use the lines in ways that are very different than their pop-culture reference. For example, farm animals may use iconic action movie lines for some type of small occurrence on the farm.

Lines like "Houston, we have a problem" or "I'll be back" are infused in society and easy for readers to understand when they are used. The quotes will draw on specific themes and help emphasize the plots of the comic strips rather than just being used on their own.

2. Character Designs

In some cases, farm animals may feature specific character designs that reference pop culture. For example, you could see a pig dressed in a Jedi robe from Star Wars or showcase an iconic hairstyle. The designs help showcase the style of a character.

For example, a heroic farm animal could feature a superhero costume while a villainous farm animal dresses up like an iconic villain. The costumes are ideal ways to get characters across and showcase their motives in just a single panel. Some of the costume choices could appear more subtle than others as well.

3. Timely Topics

For modern-day farm animal comic strips, you may see current pop-culture references that reflect the times. For example, if a popular horror movie gets released, you may see a farm animal reference the horror movie in a unique way. If a song has become extremely popular, then you may notice the song lyrics used as quotes by one of the farm animals.

The modern references help the comic strips feel fresh and add an additional layer of comedy. Some of the animals could also feature designs inspired by celebrities as well. You could see the characteristics of trending celebrities as they are drawn as animals.

Read farm animal comic strips to spot the pop-culture references and see how creative artists become when they can infuse a little pop culture into their designs.


27 May 2022