Hollywood Calling

Are we being led to believe that the events of this week’s FW– John’s posting the plot synopsis to the web, Pete’s discovery of same, alerting the studio and identifying and tracking down the skunk-headed culprit – have all transpired in one day of strip time? “Hard to tell” indeed! John (like fellow comics nerd Pete Rudomanski) always, always is seen wearing the same shirt. But Crazy Harry’s still rockin’ that blue shortsleeve we saw him in on Monday…and we know it ain’t a postal uniform.



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15 responses to “Hollywood Calling

  1. Epicus Doomus

    LOL the “movie studio” just called John, as apparently he posted his silly SJ pics under his real name along with his cell phone number. Yes Tombat, that’s very plausible. Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll be awakened by Batom Inc. Studios when they call to complain about my beady-eyed nitpicking. The internet has been a commonplace facet of “real life” for two decades already, is BanTom ever going to have a grasp of how it actually works or what?

  2. spacemanspiff85

    Oh, man. The studio’s offering him a job, aren’t they?

  3. 1966tvbatman

    DSH “The system has failed me! The nerds are SUPPOSED to lord over all others with knowledge. What happened?”

  4. Batiuk still insists on having a person’s phone number and street address when you try to contact him because they’re “REAL” and e-mail addresses “aren’t.” Figuring out how the scary, difficult machine works is going to be as hard for him as understanding that the Studio would have better things to do than to crush some non-entity for a wild-ass guess that hits too close to the mark.

    That being said, he still wants vengeance for being asked to sweeten Crankshaft and he still wants to rail brainlessly away at cruel, self-important outsiders who, having no real hometowns, want to convert a safe, happy town into burnt mud out of selfishness and a hatred of the Real America.

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    This is so boring.

  6. ComicTrek

    Firstly, how would they KNOW it was him? Secondly, any particular reason Becky’s pinned sleeve has to constantly appear whenever she’s in a scene? That thing is more prominent than she is!

  7. Total waste of a week. But on the other side Crankshaft has been gobbling magic mushrooms. How the hell did they get that into family newspapers?

  8. Rusty

    I’m impressed Becky also pins up her windbreaker sleeve. Can’t she get any article of clothing tailored? Especially one she might be wearing for years?

  9. Ray

    If the studio offers that chowderhead a position as “Director of Online Media Aquisition and Distribution” while I’m busting my hump 12 hours a day in a sweltering factory…wait a second, he’s not real.
    Carry on.

  10. Gerard Plourde

    Becky has no reaction when told that John uploaded the Starbuck Jones plot to the web. Is this another case of “Batty’s passive women” or is she used to John impulsively doing things that could potentially hurt his friends?

  11. Rusty Shackleford

    And over on Crapshaft, they give a tip of the cap to some comics club in Cleveland.

    Wow, Cleveland is like 20 min from my house, and it was mentioned on the comics page today…wow, golly gee!

    What a butt kisser. Again, I can’t believe the syndicate allows this crap.

  12. Eldon of Galt

    Good thing the pinned-up sleeve is there to tell us this is Becky, because the hair colour, hair style, and facial features don’t match the Becky we saw back in early August.

  13. Gerard Plourde

    Eldon of Galt – I’m sure that just as Batty pleads “It’s called writing”, he’d also say that “Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” Maybe he needs the pinned-up sleeve to ensure he doesn’t draw her with two arms occasionally.

  14. DOlz

    @Gerard Plourde,

    “Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.”

    It’s funny how folks consistently get that quote wrong by leaving off the first two words of it, which completely changes the meaning. I find a lot of folks who use the wrong version, use it as a justification for consistently screwing up. So I’m agree TB probably uses that as a justification for poor craftsmanship of all the aspects of the strip.

    “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”, Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Of course this version also applies to TB when it comes to drawing brick walls and pinned sleeves.

  15. Crankshaft: this all happened because he picked mushrooms. Boy those are powerful hallucinogens!

    Speaking of lawsuits, and Crankshaft, it’s a pity Buster Keaton is no longer with us, and thus can’t sue Tom Batiuk.