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Några nedslag i hur Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) och hans psykoanalys använts i världen av strippar, skämtteckningar och serier. Inkomplett och säkert inte helt representativt. Men ändå.

Och en likaså slumpartat referenslista:

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“Psychoanalysis was a comic book published by EC Comics in 1955, the fifth title in the company’s New Direction line. The bi-monthly comic was published by William Gaines and edited by Al Feldstein. Psychoanalysis was approved by the Comics Code Authority, but newsstands were reluctant to display it. It lasted a total of four issues before being canceled along with EC’s other New Direction comics.”


Bizarro is a single-panel cartoon written and drawn by cartoonist Dan Piraro and later by cartoonist Wayne “Wayno” Honath.


Existential Comics

“Karl Popper was interested in the demarcation between science and non-science. That is to say, he sought to find an exact definition which would distinguish all things that count as “science” from those that don’t. […]

This caused him to rethink many theories of the day that he has admired, which were trying to claim to be scientific. Freudian psychoanalysis was one such prominent theory which he found to be lacking. It seemed as though Freud’s theories could explain anything and everything, but they never seemed to make specific predictions… “



Hans Rickheit

“Sigmund Freud in the Uncanny Realm of the Unconscious.” The comic is an installment of Hans Rickheit’s Chrome Fetus Comics. In this episode, the good doctor is called upon to “survive in a world of his own making yet beyond his understanding — The Zone of Repression” (insert three descending and menacing musical chords here). Death wishes, violent monsters, sexually alluring but domineering mommies, and robotic threatening fathers are in abundance here (as is one ultramechanical all-powerful “psycho-phallus”). As Freud learns to face his fears and desires (and to “reconvert the psycho-plasm into the tools of analysis”) “intellect triumphs” and Ziggy “survives to explore and to cogitate.”




EC Comics…

”La Guérison des Dalton is a Lucky Luke adventure written by Goscinny [René Goscinny 1926-1977] and illustrated by Morris [Maurice De BEVERE 1923-2001]. It is the forty fourth book in the series and It was originally published in French in the year 1975 and in English by Cinebook in 2010 as A Cure for the Daltons.”
(Wikipedia, div)

”Austrian professor Otto von Himbeergeist arrives in the New World with some very strange ideas: he suggests that criminals are victims of their past and can be cured of their lawlessness. To prove his theories, the scientist intends to travel to the Wild West and attempt to reform the worst possible outlaws of the land. What better targets than the baddest, dumbest bandits ever – the Dalton Brothers! And who will be tasked with keeping a close watch on the experiment, with some unexpected but always hilarious results? Why, Lucky Luke, of course!”