Tuesday, September 20

Today’s strip was not available for preview.

In lieu of commentary on what I assume will be the latest chapter in DSH’s Hollywood adventure in not getting sued, enjoy this classic FW strip from the last time something unexpected happened at Komix Korner: March 7, 2005.

DSH getting arrested by DB Cooper a subtly-dressed undercover police officer for selling Japanese “adult” comic books to… adults.  One of my all-time favorite Funky Winkerbean strips.



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18 responses to “Tuesday, September 20

  1. Epicus Doomus

    So, based on the way he found some photos online and strung them all together, the SJ production team wants to hire John as a “part time research assistant” now, do they? And they want to do this after the film has been written and filming is (well) underway, eh? Sure, that makes LOTS of sense!

    Typical Batiukian half-assedness. He creates a halfway decent premise (the SJ film itself) then just randomly crams other stupid sub-premises within it with no rhyme or reason to any of it. Hey, let’s add an old-timey SJ serial actor! Hey, let’s all go to Cleveland! Hey, Darin needs some new pens! Hey, let’s throw John in there somehow! And he wonders why his critics accuse him of having no credibility whatsoever as a “writer”.

  2. billytheskink

    Given where this movie is in the production cycle, I’m guessing that the “part-time research assistant” is the guy who gets coffee and rare Japanese pens for the full-time research assistant.

    You know, I don’t want to say I miss the days when John told the barber to give him a ponytail instead of a dead skunk, so I’ll just think it.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    “Hey, creators of the upcoming Flash movie! My name’s Tom Batiuk! Have you read my blog, by any chance? You should!”

  4. spacemanspiff85

    I love how Becky’s reaction is identical to Cayla’s whenever Les tells her any news. “How much money are you going to get?” Wives, huh? All they care about’s the money. Man, Batiuk’s writing since Lisa died is just so loathsome.

  5. 1966tvbatman

    Shit! Why, why why do I read this fucking comic? This shit is terrible. Why do I do this to myself?

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    @1966. I know, we are suckers. Do we really believe this will get any better?

  7. Boy, that face in panel one…loose a few pounds and some hair, grow a goatee…I’ve give Tom Batiuk this: when he wants to draw someone with a smug expression, he hits it out of the park.

    Wasn’t Holly supposed to be the expert in all things Starbuck Jones? I mean, Mason went to her house to read all the issues (and enjoy attic-time cookies and milk).

  8. Rusty

    To be fair to John, the adult comic books covered adult themes like chronicling your wife dying of cancer.

  9. Epicus Doomus

    BC: Good point, also note how John wasn’t involved in the search for Cliff Anger either. Imagine that you’re the biggest Batman fan in town and you own a pitiful little second floor comic book shop, then Ben Affleck and two of your old regular customers stroll into the pizza shop right below your store and start planning on how they’re going to find Adam West and you’re not involved at all. What are the odds? How crushing would it be when you found out?

    Coming soon: A confused Bull mistakenly believes he has a job with the SJ production too and when he arrives on the set he discovers he’s right.

  10. spacemanspiff85

    Bull is hired either as the medical/injury expert, or as Mason’s personal trainer.

  11. Rusty Shackleford

    Pay attention kids, and learn something. Knowledge of comic book trivia might just land you a job in Hollywood!

    At least in the world according to Batty.

  12. It’s supposed to be a slam at Hollywood but, yeah, it’s just Batiuk throwing bullshit against a wall to see what sticks again. At least the joke on Crankshaft is almost funny.

  13. I refuse to believe this is anything other than an elaborate prank staged by the studio.

    “And then *snerk* get this, I told him he could be a part-time research assistant! I thought that was a bit much, but the moron BOUGHT it!”

  14. Hitorque

    Wait, DSH got arrested for selling really sick hentai (presumably involving kids?)

  15. Hitorque

    Only in the Batiukiverse does a $100 million budget superhero blockbuster not involve the actual writer/comics publisher/whoever maintains the intellectual rights of the title character when collaborating on a script…

    What, you’re telling me Pete Rattabastardo (who actually, you know, used to WRITE comic for a paycheck) and Darrin aren’t sufficiently geeky enough to know the SJ background?? Hey, I know how to fucking work my way around Wikipedia, too — Can I get a job in Hollywood?

  16. Professor Fate

    Research WHAT? What happened to the rest of the decoder rings?
    Even by the not even trying standards of this strip, this is not even trying.

  17. bayoustu

    “Hey, Skunk-Headed Research Guy- find out what it was like back in the day at Bantom Comics when the beleaguered artists and writers got cancer from all that second hand cigar smoke!”

  18. Don

    What does he get paid? Why, two tickets to the premiere. Not the Hollywood premiere, of course, but the Westview one…which is a 10 AM matinee, as the theater can’t afford to give away seats to evening showings where they can get, what is it now, $20 a seat?