May 3, 2015

Today’s strip wasn’t available for preview, or the heavy drinking demanded by reading this strip has finally rendered me unconscious. Snark, nevertheless, away!

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16 responses to “May 3, 2015

  1. Looking back at all the loose plot threads, characters, and developments leading up to the currently interminable storylines, it’s like Funky Winkerbean is the Game of Thrones of comic strip, only with a lot less bloodshed and a lot more smugness. Also, it makes no sense. And it’s not good at all. No.

  2. That picture of Harry in the masthead invariably makes me think this:

  3. Chasm, now you’re making me hallucinate. And we still have 30 minutes before the real horror arrives.

  4. Epicus Doomus

    Yeah, man, I really hate it when I find a CD I’ve been looking for and the disc isn’t in the thing and…wait, what were we talking about again? Oh yeah, right, totally pointless old FW characters who no one would miss if they vanished forever right now. Yep, Crazy’s definitely on that lengthy list.

    Coming this week: BanTom begins a nine week long arc about OTC pain medicine bottles and those stupid little arrows you have to line up in order to open them. A grateful nation flocks to Ohio to throw Pulitzer-related memorabilia on TB’s front lawn in gratitude.

  5. I used to write movie reviews–not for any publication, but just for myself on my website. I stopped doing them because every time I’d watch a movie, I’d think about what kind of review this would make, and as a result, I’d never just “enjoy” a movie.

    I offer this pointless story because I suspect that’s what Tom Batiuk is doing here–there was a CD he wanted, and he couldn’t find it, and instead of treating at as one of life’s little annoyances, he decided “Hey, this would make a good Sunday strip.”

    I stopped doing movie reviews. You know, just sayin’.

  6. DOlz

    Coming up next a two week arc on Dinkle stubbing his toe. Broken up with a Sunday strip about Holly burning the breakfast toast. Cause you know it’s funny when the women folk don’t know how to cook.

  7. Spacemanspiff85

    I was going to say that apparently they call him Crazy because he talks to himself, but then I remembered that literally everyone else does in this strip. Seriously, are thought bubbles hard to draw?

  8. bigd1992

    No Les at least….

  9. Howard and Nester

    This would have been a decent enough 3-panel comic… if Batiuk hadn’t ruined it by stretching it out to a Sunday comic.

    I HATE it when cartoonists kill jokes like that.

  10. sgtsaunders

    And that pretty well sums up the entire Funky Winkerbean experience.

  11. The worst is yet to come, I fear. This is because we’re probably going to get a week-long rant about how awful it is that some awful person has made it so that he doesn’t have to do this. Curse you, Apple, and your simplifying my life!!

  12. Well, he’s not talking about comic books for a change, so this adds a whole new dimension to the character.

  13. The first album to be released on CD was Billy Joel’s 52nd Street, which reached the market alongside Sony’s CDP–101 CD player on 1 October 1982 in Japan.—Wikipedia

    1982 is so recent. Why didn’t BanTom write about a more relatable format, like 8-track tape?

  14. Epicus Doomus

    Spacemanspiff85: “Back in the day” Crazy was the G-rated (wink, wink) “stoner”-type character (think Bill & Ted). He’d listen to pizzas on his turntable, he was an air-guitar champion and he lived in his school locker where he had a secret hideout built into the walls.

    Then FW got “serious” and he became an annoying mailman. And long story short, “crazy” doesn’t mean a whole lot anymore.

  15. @sgtsaunders: That, sadly, is right. The typical week-long arc of Phase Three would clearly work a lot better as a single three-panel daily. Telling Batiuk that would, however, be a non-starter because he’s come down with the disease that made Lynn Johnston spoon-feed her readers.

  16. John

    Harry: “Of course, I should have realized that CDs would betray me. After all, they are Evil Technology, made with lasers.”

    (time passes)

    Harry: “I’ll never be able to remember the lyrics to ‘Me So Horny’ now!”