Brick Fac-sad

DSH sweats!
Lefty grows a unibrow!
Crazy continues the week in silence!
This, bricks, and more(tar)…
Only in today’s installment of Funky Winkerbean.

I have to hand it to Becky here (go ahead and boo), she’s really got John wrapped around her finger… extorting him with a sentence and a look as if she was an infamous Mafioso, all while looking like Pavel Chekov in a red windbreaker.

Cold-blooded stuff. I think we now know who was responsible for Kevin, DSH’s short and good-natured friend and employee, “leaving” Komix Korner.


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20 responses to “Brick Fac-sad

  1. Epicus Doomus

    How many times have we seen a Westviewian wife issuing a cynical yet good-natured “threat” aimed at her loving yet dimwitted spouse? It’s apparently the only relationship dynamic BanTom knows about.

    “Of course, dear, I’ll move those crates of unsold “Lisa’s Story” books out of the garage first thing Saturday morning, right after my blog post about The Flash…”

    (Wink)….”You’d better…or no pizza for YOU today! (smirk)”

  2. Boy, talk about a married couple who show zero signs of affection toward each other.

  3. billytheskink

    “Do you love me enough to take me to Comic-Con instead of Crazy Harry?” is not a question asked by someone in a healthy relationship.

    Of course, DSH is Lefty’s silver medal, Wally was far and away her gold. Perhaps that explains this behavior.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    Yeah, because it’s totally normal for a married, middle-aged father to go stay in a nice hotel and attend a movie premier with his male coworker rather than his wife or anyone in his family.

  5. I’m thinking that DSH and Becky’s marriage was simply set up as a “tomato surprise” for the early days of Act III. In other words, it was just supposed to startle everyone, make people think “Oh wow!” and get them to think that Tom Batiuk was some kind of clever genius. They’d also think, “Where’s Wally?” and make the strip seem deeper than it is.

    Because otherwise it doesn’t seem organic at all. Yeah, I know they dated when John Byrne took over the art, but even then it just seemed like random people, with nothing in common, put together to meet a deadline.

  6. Gerard Plourde

    So, based on this exchange, are we to believe that Lefty is a huge comic-book/science fiction fan and wants to attend ComiCon (an interest that has never even been hinted at before)? Or is she just desperate to visit San Diego?

  7. If she’s interested in Comic-Con, wouldn’t he be the first person he would consider taking? And if she’s not interested, why force the issue?

  8. HeyItsDave

    Go ahead, Lefty, make him squeal like a piggy.

  9. HeyItsDave

    @TheDiva – Becky wants to go to Comic-Con because she’s hoping to score a sweet metal Winter Soldier arm.

  10. I wonder how much time he’ll be allowed to actually ‘waste’ at the con itself. Given Lefty’s lack of curiosity as to what he does for a living, not much, I’d say.

  11. Miskatonic Sophomore

    “Good answer.” At the risk of insulting the real world by comparing it to FW: when people say “good answer” that way in the real world, those people are, in my experience, usually “being an asshole.”

    I wonder if Harry gave Becky a “bad” answer recently, and she cut his vocal chords with a pair of rusty scissors?

  12. @Gerard Plourde: Lefty has zero interest in Comic-Con, but is already looking forward to an erotic fling with a hunky Mexican pool boy while DSH is at the convention.

  13. Rusty

    Finally, after over a decade(?) of marriage to John, Becky gets some sort of payoff. I’m sure the store contributes nothing to the household income, other than promotional posters he insists on framing and hanging in the living room.

  14. I’m sorry, since when has Becky given a shit about comics geekdom again? And doesn’t she have a marching band to conduct?


    Well at least she has an instant cosplay as “The Man With One Arm”.


    And another thing. It’s not like either of these people are destitute. Crazy Harry’s wife, and these three could all go to the Con if they really goddamn wanted to.

  17. spacemanspiff85

    What are the odds that Dinkle tags along on the trip? I have a hard time imagine Becky getting a storyline without him standing right next to her.

  18. DOlz

    Off topic.

    A reminder of why so many of us feel so frustrated with TB and how he continues to squander the opportunity he has.

    Revisiting Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac.

  19. Professor Fate

    This little glimpse into the inner working of Becky and DSH’s marriage is very disturbing. I get the sense DSH wakes up every morning a bit surprised to be alive figuring at some point Becky is going to kill him in his sleep.

  20. DOlz

    @Professor Fate,

    It’s hard to strangle someone with only one hand.