College Roomies from Hell!!!

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College Roomies from Hell!!!
Author(s) Maritza Campos-Rebolledo
Website http://crfh.net/
Current status / schedule Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Launch date January 1, 1999 [1]
Genre(s) Humor, Fantasy

College Roomies from Hell!!! or CRFH!!! as it is known to fans, is a webcomic strip by Maritza Campos-Rebolledo. It started January 1, 1999. Since 2010 it updated only sporadically and went on hiatus between January 2, 2012 and March 30, 2012, when irregular updates resumed. The comic depicts the lives of six college students living together in an apartment building.

College Roomies from Hell!!! was formerly hosted by Keenspot. Its author, Maritza Campos-Rebolledo, is a resident of Yucatán state, Mexico. The comic is part of the Create a Comic Project.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

College Roomies from Hell!!! depicts the lives of six college students attending an unnamed college somewhere in the United States. Forced out of their dormitory by a gas leak explosion, Mike Green, David Jones, Roger Pepitone, Marsha Hart, Margaret Browning, and April Sommers move into an apartment building near their college. Here they come across various supernatural events.

Lauren Davis from ComicsAlliance stated that the comic is "filled to the brim with soul cats, werecoyotes, mutated college students, supervillain stepparents, evil calculus teachers and the Devil’s avocado," noting the "sheer amount of insanity" of every strip of the comic.[2]

Funky horror[edit]

Funky horror is a running gag within this webcomic, that became popular as a meme to its audience. The phrase "The horror! The funky horror!" is one of the catchphrases in the comic – adapted from the last lines of Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now: "The horror... the horror...", which in turn was adapted from Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness.

Awards[edit]

CRFH has been nominated for several Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards, winning "Best Writing" and "Best Serial Comic" in 2001,[3] and "Outstanding Character Development" in 2002.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Picturevoice: Health Communication Through Art." Presentation. Society for Public Health Education 60th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. November 6, 2009.
  2. ^ Davis, Lauren (2011-12-28). "In the ‘Power Nap’ Future, No One Sleeps Except the Last Sane Man on Earth". ComicsAlliance. 
  3. ^ "2001 Winners and Nominees". Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards. 
  4. ^ "2002 Winners and Nominees". Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards. 

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