Sponge Nonsense

The “action” continues to alternate between the west and the east coasts…

As he did with his “shallow end of the gene pool” remark, Pete continues to speak in weird lingo.  By the way: the “clone story arc” wasn’t the chew toy, Pete himself was, even unto these editors he’s addressing (and whose names we’ll never know; let’s call them  Manny, Moe, and Moishe). Pete also continues to moan about being responsible for a story arc which he developed and enthusiastically pitched just a couple weeks ago, and which, while controversial, has proven to be enormously successful.



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18 responses to “Sponge Nonsense

  1. SpacemanSpiff85

    So I’m guessing Batiuk sees himself as “the chew toy of the internet”. I’m surprised he didn’t go with “fire hydrant”, honestly. Especially since he sees comment sections as asylum bathroom walls. Which I kind of doubt that asylums have hall bathrooms people can visit, since that would seem to defeat the purpose of keeping people isolated, but whatever.

  2. Nathan Obral

    Batom®, just do everyone a favor and retitled “Funky Winkerbean” as “An Examination Into My Wonderous Ego Because I Know Comics And Teh WRITING!!!!!!11!!!!!!11!!!!1!!!!”

    You are darn lucky that anyone even bothers to read this garbage, because Brenden Buford clearly doesn’t.

  3. SpacemanSpiff85

    This really is the FW/Batiuk worldview in a nutshell. “I take comfort from bad things not happening to me”. He came up with this idea, totally on his own, enthusiastically. And now he’s whining about being a passive victim of bad things happening to him. Like Les griping about the torture of producing a Hollywood movie. Or Funky whining about being fat. Or Holly bemoaning the struggle to find comics. Or Cindy mourning her lost beauty, charm, and career. Or Crazy Harry ranting about the happiness police.

  4. Odd word-balloon separation there. Almost looks like there’s a ghost speaking.

  5. Wow, that last line reaches almost Les-ian levels of whiny, self-pitying egocentrism…

  6. DOlz

    I was quite surprised that the Wikipedia article on the Dunning–Kruger effect didn’t include TB’s picture.


  7. Huh. Well, that explains it!

  8. But taking personal responsibility for the mess they create would mean that they’re in charge of their own lives. It’s best to passively whine about internuts and twitter tots and the Happiness Police and ball-busting ex-wives than to shut up and accept the consequences like everyone else has to. It’s the Boring, Boorish, Batiuk way.

  9. billytheskink

    This is the worst episode of Mission Hill ever.

  10. “bad things not happening to me” – is something that has pretty much never happened in FW.

    And funny that you should complain about all the haters on the internets. Those haters are basically paying your salary.

  11. captaincab

    Pete really is an insufferably stupid, whiny wimp. Just shut up and maybe try to enjoy your dream comic book job for just ten minutes, you mop-headed, mush-for-brains moron. Aw, and look at TB using this sap as his avatar again. The “Internet’s chew toy,” Wahhhhh. You sure are upset that there’s no more gate keepers to keep you comfortably ensconsed and tucked away in your bygone fool’s paradise, aren’t you, Batiuk?

    Also, has anyone ever read Mark Evanier’s blog or met him in person? He is the artist for Groo and also did writing on Garfield and Friends. Not sure if it’s still around, but when I read his blog several years ago, he came across as an arrogant jerk and was actually vocal about the fact he didn’t like hearing other perspectives other than his own. Unsurprisingly, no comments section for him either.

  12. Epicus Doomus

    Look at the way he changes the main editor from an affable yet opportunistic schmuck into a downright sociopathic monster…very realistic there, Batty. Boy is Pete’s sad-sack routine annoying or what?


    Again, I would think ANY publicity would be good for Mopey Pete. Having the internet talk about you is infinitely better then them not talking about you. Wait a second…I wonder if that was Tom Batiuk’s plan all along….Sure FW sucks, but we are talking about it…I need a second to reevaluate my life.

  14. Epicus Doomus

    Also note the hopscotching around between arc in the (futile) hope that his “readers” won’t notice how his “story” doesn’t make a lick of sense at all. I really don’t understand what his “point” here is supposed to be. Not even the comic book business can escape his poison pen? Nothing is sacred, I guess.

  15. Epicus Doomus: Look at the way he changes the main editor from an affable yet opportunistic schmuck into a downright sociopathic monster

    Assuming these are the three nameless mugs depicted last month, TB’s also changed the one guy from a brunette to a blonde.

  16. DOlz

    A little OT, but I thought you all might enjoy this trip down memory lane. The first week of “Beetle Bailey” strips for Oct. 16, 1950 including a couple of rejected ones.


  17. Jim in Wisc.

    Folks, we should look on the bright side of things here. After Sunday’s strip weren’t we all expecting several weeks of Harry Dinkle standing around, not doing much of anything, other than spouting puns that Batiuk and Ayers decided weren’t funny enough for Crankshaft? Talk about dodging a bullet.

  18. Wow, Pete Raymond sure has problems with editors, huh?