A Blush with Destiny


April 20, 2015 at 1:37 am
It is rather sad how Cindy, who apparently lived in New York for over a decade, and Cleveland over the last year or two, has made absolutely no friends from either of those places and instead has to talk about her life and career developments by walking into her ex-husband’s pizza place and talking to him there.

Holeee… SHIT! What is happening to your face?” Her simpering expression is enough to suggest that Cindy’s being coy; those halftone dots and pink shading are overkill, making her look battered instead of demure. And as Charles pointed out, does she have no one to confide in save her ex-husband? Lastly, Cindy’s ingenue bit is getting old: yes, Mason Jarr is a movie star, but Cindy enjoys (or used to enjoy) some degree of celebrity; she’s not dating that far above her station.



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16 responses to “A Blush with Destiny

  1. You were married to this woman how long and you’ve never seen her blush? That doesn’t speak very highly of you, Funky.

  2. This was clearly meant to be a Sunday strip. I believe the missing panels would go something like this–
    Unseen second panel: Cindy: Of course I’m moving away. Boy, do I hate pizza and comic books.
    Unseen third panel: Funky: It’s clobberin; time!!!
    Unseen forth panel: Funky: Oh, crap, Dick Tracy is coming back! Those are blushes, damn you, blushes–and don’t you forget it!
    Fifth and sixth panels as shown.

  3. Nathan Obral

    Just use a few strokes of your Freakin’ Funky Felt Tip to DRAW shading. Do a blush effect that way. Halftone is not the way to go!


  4. Epicus Doomus

    Wow, these creepy forays into Cindy’s love life are as cringe-worthy as anything he’s done in years IMO. This “Jerry & Elanie”-type vibe he’s going for here with Cindy and Funky is just awful, I mean I realize they’re supposed to be on “good terms” and all but yeah, Funky as Cindy’s BFF is utterly ridiculous. BamTon’s fantasy worlds are all coming together and IMO it’s going to be utterly catastrophic. Or really dumb, either or.

  5. SpacemanSpiff85

    I can’t help but think this is all some kind of bizarre payback in Batiuk’s head. The hot chick in high school is now going ga-ga over a guy who’s playing a comic book hero. Of course given that she’s banking on the internet for a career, she’ll probably end up having to dress up as Starbuck Jones on the streets in Hollywood to make money.

  6. Guest Page Turner Author

    And you want to be my latex salesman! Or something like that. Yada, yada, yada, spongeworthy. (Hey, there’s a tie-in Pete could make!)

  7. billytheskink

    There’s a typo in panel 3. Surely it is supposed to read “bluish”, as Cindy appears to be at the start of a Violet Beauregarde thing.

  8. Again, we’re dealing with a situation that makes no immediate sense. Why is she acting like some giddy school girl just because she’s interested in an actor? She might as well have a case of Bieber Fever.

  9. Mr. B.Lumpkin

    On my monitor, the blush shows up as purple. Which makes today’s strip even weirder than usual.

  10. It’s a good job FunkyFan isn’t on Comics Kingdom any longer. Who needs to hear whining about bullies who pick on him by saying that blushes aren’t supposed to be violet?

  11. The narrative says “blush” but the image says “double bitch slap”.

  12. Jimmy

    SOSF slogan: “We care so Batiuk doesn’t have to.”


    Blush? Hell, we rarely see people genuinely smile in this miserable strip!

  14. John

    Funky: “Is my insanely swollen, off-model, size-shifting nose the reason why your cheeks have taken on a ziptone rash?”

    Cindy: “Yes. It’s also causing my brow to lock in a furrow and for my lips to simply cease to exist.”

    Funky: “Wild. Just think, if you were blushing, I’d be doing a wildly inappropriate similitude of flirting and teasing with you.”

    Cindy: “I can’t think about anything as long as I exist in the same space as your ever-mutating honker.”

  15. Nathan Obral

    Oh goody… St. Les the Righteous Smirker is now in the SoSF masthead.

    Hopefully this will be a prelude to the inevitable Les/Mason/Cindy/Mopester fake comic book/fake comic book movie/Batom® “WAAAAAH I HATE WHEN PEOPLE NOTICE THAT I STINK WAAAAAH!!!!!” vengeance writing trifecta from Hell.

  16. Well all know it’s true that Les is Tom, but seeing both Les’ face and Tom Batiuk’s on Pete’s monitor really brings it home.