Is Hatchet Face A Pre-Existing Condition?

Link To Today’s Hatchet Face Extravaganza

Good God that panel two Cory drawing is just an atrocity. If you showed me that drawing out of context I’d have absolutely no idea who it was supposed to be. He takes the time to shade Funky’s cheeks (because he’s fat and out of shape, you see) then draws a series of hatchet faces that could level a decent size wooded lot in minutes. I mean wow, it’s almost sort of spectacularly over-the-top in its own annoying way. It’s like a stroll through the axe department at Home Depot, except more angular.

So not only is Funky a fat guy in deteriorating health, he’s also surrounded by people who joke about his imminent death right to his face, even as he’s attempting to address his health through exercise. No encouragement, no pats on the back, just cheap mean-spirited gags about life insurance policies and a whole lot of obnoxious smirking. He goes outside and life punches him in the face, then he comes home and the family kicks him while he’s down. He’s a lot like Al Bundy, minus the jokes and the insane lust for revenge. I mean they’re literally goofing on him over the prospect of him not surviving this moronic race they’re forcing him to participate in, it’s sick.

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8 responses to “Is Hatchet Face A Pre-Existing Condition?

  1. spacemanspiff85

    I always thought hands were the hard thing to draw, but judging by Batiuk’s “work”, it’s really noses.

  2. billytheskink

    Rocky had one line this whole week. I think that puts her on par with the last 2 years of Summer and the last 5 years of Keisha.

    Is that Cory in panel 2, or the world’s worst Bob Hope charicature?

  3. I think that I’ve figured it out. He shows these terrible people being terrible to make us grateful for when he returns to the idiotic movie arc.

  4. Rusty Shackleford

    @spiff. Yeah, what is with the noses this week? Look at panel 2. Is Holly on steroids? That bulbous nose.

  5. Rusty

    I think the Act I Holly was usually drawn without a nose, just two huge eyes and a rictus grin. So she’s really grown as a character.

  6. paypahclip

    Everyone in this strip apparently ages into FDR. Put a gasper in Holly’s mouth and she’s a dead ringer for him (and Dinkle in drag).

  7. Gerard Plourde

    Cory calling Funky “Dad” is confusing. I thought the story was that Cory was Holly’s son from a previous marriage. He couldn’t be adopted by Funky unless Corey’s bio-dad’s parental rights were terminated in a court proceeding. And who was Corey’s dad and what happened to him? None of that back story was ever explored as far as I know (not really surprising).

  8. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    “Actually, it’s not that large a policy. There should be just enough for Crazy and me to take a cruise.”