Squiggle Vision

SosfDavidO here! And though I know these characters are in the midst of a deep, important conversation about these two lovebug’s plans after their wedding in today’s strip, one detail has caught my eye and I can’t look at anything else.


That chair is pretty much the most disturbing thing in the strip lately and that’s saying a lot. It’s like Ed Gein murdered a Sasquatch and made furniture with the pelt. If that doesn’t send Rocky running back home to her parents nothing will.



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20 responses to “Squiggle Vision

  1. Cory’s dialogue is proof positive that Tom Batiuk reads this site daily. The same dialogue has been written here by commentators many, many times.

  2. billytheskink

    Some brave entrepreneur is going to make a fortune by introducing the lint roller to Westview.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    I guess it’s just impossible for anyone in Westview to speak in anything but gently sarcastic, rather obvious and extremely played-out old gags, right? If Holly has fifty grand lying around to buy comic books I’m sure she’ll be able cover the costs of a Montoni’s reception, which will probably come out to like six bucks a head.

  4. Great. Batiuk is going to mishandle the adult children living at home thing now.

  5. ComicTrek

    Funky, you liar! Everybody knows that your stepson was the bane of your existence back then.

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Wait, is Funky talking to a younger version of himself in a parallel universe? They are both wearing the same shirt and sitting in the same chair.

    Does this mean the brunette turns into a doughy blonde lady who likes comic books?

    Crankshaft engenders reader loyalty with its engaging storylines…oh sorry..wrong strip.

  7. So, based on the dialogue, Cory has reformed and his relationship with Funky is no longer strained. It wold have been nice to have seen that story told in an arc, but I guess it wasn’t as important as Les’ conversations with La Chat Bleu.

  8. It takes a special kind of person to see Millennials struggle with financial independence and think, “Lousy Kids These Days imposing on saintly Boomers….”

  9. Professor Fate

    “Our plans? Pizza and cancer. Same as everybody’s “

  10. Different characters, similar dialogue, same maddening payoff.


    Are either of them still in the military? Cause I would think that military housing, pay and amenities would solve all that. Seriously is Batiuk ever going to let is in on what Cory’s military status is??!! That’s kind of a major piece of information the reader need, Batty!

  12. Observer

    The furniture store sells jackets also, ask Ian Cameron…

  13. Bobby Joe

    Smirks all around!

  14. For those of you who can’t get enough Tom Batiuk: TB’s been updating the long-dormant Funky Winkerbean blog page at a pretty frequent clip lately. In addition to the usual flogging of book signings and the Lisa’s Legacy Fund, Tom’s been deconstructing Silver Age Flash comics every Friday, and posting about his early career (in the form of excerpts from his forewords for The Complete FW).

    Most interesting are the examples of his early work, dating to the pre-FW single-panel “Rapping Around.” I just wish he’d share some of the portfolio pieces that he schlepped to New York, because I have no idea what made him think he could’ve landed a job at Marvel or DC Comics.

  15. Wow, TF, the joke above is actually not bad. The drawing, on the other hand, is really bad. It’s pretty obvious that those two robots’ “work” consists of hat-stand and door-blocker.

    And the human is entirely too preoccupied with holding up his own pants. At least, I hope that’s what he’s doing….

  16. The irritating thing about this is that he made the guy on Comics Casserole rage-quit last week when Cranky lost the election for his friend twice. That was one bit of smirking, cheerful hopelessness too much for him.

  17. billytheskink

    TB had a really nice signature, though.

  18. ComicBookHarriet

    @ The Observer. And also, apparently, the curtains in Rocky’s mom’s home. Ugly Green Squiggles #6 is the number one fabric choice for newspaper comic artists.

  19. Bad wolf

    “Happy Veterans Day, Cory! I mean, technically, you two have been discharged and are now veterans, right?”

    “Funny thing about that (smirks)…”

    Monday we return to Lisa’s Tree.

  20. The Dreamer

    “And oh by the way, as to the question of ‘plans’, Dad, can we have Montoni’s Pizza as a wedding gift? My grades were too lousy to get into college and the Army doesn’t want me anymore. Put me to work! “