The Laughing Dog

The Laughing Dog

The Laughing Dog

by Steve Napierski to Comics

And now we know…

Let’s see Duck Hunt, Hotel Dusk and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex all referenced in the same comic. I think that’s a pretty good amalgam.

The Laughing Dog

So I liked the way that The Laughing Dog logo turned out that I felt it would really look good on a shirt. So I decided to put it on one. From now until February 26th BigBoomBomb.com is pre-ordering The Laughing Dog (shirt). As with the other pre-orders, you save $2 off the regular price by ordering your shirt during this phase. So head on over there and order yours today.

See you on Monday!

Discussion (25)¬

  1. David
    David says:
    February 11, 2010 at 2:06 am #

    My God! How did we miss this?

  2. George
    George says:
    February 11, 2010 at 2:09 am #

    I knew that dog was up to no good!! What is the full text of the motto around the outside of the logo?

  3. ZoNnE
    ZoNnE says:
    February 11, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    That dog is a SPY!

  4. CathickleSquall
    CathickleSquall says:
    February 11, 2010 at 3:56 am #

    you all didnt know that the laughing dog and his lineage were behind all that stuff…geez you are are stoopid, lol

  5. Jakk Frost
    Jakk Frost says:
    February 11, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    Y’know, if you’d added one more frame with JFK’s assassination, you could have made it a Rolling Stones reference as well.

    “Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a dog… of wealth… and fame.”

  6. Jakk Frost
    Jakk Frost says:
    February 11, 2010 at 4:06 am #

    Double-post sorry, replace “fame” with “taste”, don’t know how I wound up typing fame…

    Also, I too can’t quite make out all of the logo text.

  7. Chris
    Chris says:
    February 11, 2010 at 4:52 am #

    Ladies and gentlemen, here we have a decisive winner! This strip is awsome!

  8. adam
    adam says:
    February 11, 2010 at 5:58 am #

    This is slightly like Disaster girl
    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/disaster-girl

  9. gelugon2105
    gelugon2105 says:
    February 11, 2010 at 6:47 am #

    Duck Shoot sure was a hideous game.

  10. MrB
    MrB says:
    February 11, 2010 at 7:10 am #

    Wow, I just started playing Hotel Dusk again last Night. What are the odds huh?

  11. w_nightshade
    w_nightshade says:
    February 11, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    From Wikipedia:
    ‘The anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex makes several references to the novel. The main story arc (the “Complex” episodes) involves the case of a cyber-terrorist known as the Laughing Man, named after Salinger’s short story “The Laughing Man”. The Laughing Man’s logo reads, “I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes,” a quote from The Catcher in the Rye. The logo resembles a baseball cap, inspired by the baseball team in the short story.’

    I imagine the Laughing Dog logo reads, “I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those man’s best-friends”.

  12. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    February 11, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    @w_nightshade Yup, that’s exactly what it says.

  13. Taroni
    Taroni says:
    February 11, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    @ Steve could you tell us the words on the Laughin Dog, I want to change my 6 year old text on msn.

  14. Taroni
    Taroni says:
    February 11, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    sorry for the double post, this could also be in honor of J.D Salinger who died 2 weeks ago.

  15. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    February 11, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    @Taroni It’s what w_nightshade thought it was: “I thought what I’d do was I’d pretend I was one of those man’s best-friends”

  16. A.L.
    A.L. says:
    February 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    …gotdammit Steve. -pre-orders shirt-
    I think one of the best comics you’ve done,I got all three references in one go.

  17. Frag-ile
    Frag-ile says:
    February 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    This logo would also make an excellent sticker.

  18. TK64
    TK64 says:
    February 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    I always thought that dog was up to something…

  19. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    February 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Forget the shirt, that logo would look great on the NES Duck hunt cartridge!

  20. RawkHawk
    RawkHawk says:
    February 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Nice job. Two great comics in a row. Let’s keep up the pace!

  21. Entamrik
    Entamrik says:
    February 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    They had cameras in 30 AD? :P

  22. Jonathon David
    Jonathon David says:
    February 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    this is why the bible never mention’s jesus’ beloved pet terrier.

  23. Cleave Wright
    Cleave Wright says:
    February 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    Ghost in the Hotel: Laughing Dog Complex

  24. jedineon
    jedineon says:
    February 15, 2010 at 1:29 am #

    this is a good one!!! the logo made me laugh for hours!!

  25. Brandon Sternfield
    Brandon Sternfield says:
    April 17, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    Need to get these printed again <.<.