A Man Ta Knox

SosfDavidO here, wondering what Alter-Mopey Pete is alluding to in today’s strip! I’m just going to assume Pete is worried he’s about to be replaced by a little kid and not that Pete is worried Brady shouldn’t be working with a kid since he has that court order to stay 1,000 ft away from schools.



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16 responses to “A Man Ta Knox

  1. What’s interesting is that Brady Wentworth, crass uncultured villain, is treating this kid as a genuine talent. In other words, a fresh voice who knows the ropes is someone to be nurtured, No condescension, no “Come back when you’re older” stuff, just genuine recognition of talent.

    As opposed to the old vets who know the old tropes, and the Syndicate Rules, and refuse to amend them. IE, our supposed “heroes,” Pete Notalent and Darrin zerogifts.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    “Disturbing on a certain level” should be the new description of this strip on Comics Kingdom.

  3. Rusty Shackleford


    Yeah, why the photo memories? Why can’t this strip be taking place in current times?

    I just dont get it, and it’s all so boring.

  4. The odd thing is having to remember that someone born when Pete was wouldn’t know about old-timey photo borders. He’d day-dream in television.


    Hey, maybe Brady has the right idea here. I’m certain that Funky Winkerbean’s writing would greatly improve if it were done by a minor..

  6. billytheskink

    If anyone in this strip knows disturbing as it pertains to minors, it’s Pete.

  7. Jimmy

    I get a page not found error, which is just as well. I’ll just pretend Epicus Doomus posted the real thing.

  8. Hitorque

    @billytheskink: Jesus, what a pervy little shit he is… Interesting to note that even as a young man Pete Rattabastardo had those middle-age stress sacs under his eyes, and he’s kept the same shirt-and-jeans combo his entire life…

  9. Hitorque

    You know, given the relative lack of job security for people in the 1950s, you’d think Pete+Darrin would be scared shitless and motivated to do their jobs better instead of snarking on a kid like a couple of jaggoffs

  10. Hitorque

    @beckoningchasm: True… What revolutionary thinking — A kid knows what other kids want to read in their comic books and he caters to that audience! Of course Pete+Darrin can’t celebrate the kid’s enthusiasm or early success because that would mean admitting their evil boss knows what the fuck he’s doing and we can’t have that!!

    Sadly, because this is the 1950s the kid is almost certainly getting paid in lollipops, bubble gum cards, Lucky Strikes and Cheerwine instead of real cash — This *would* be something slightly interesting that Batiuk could explore, about so many content creators getting jerked out of their rightful share of the profits, but we know that isn’t going to happen…

  11. Epicus Doomus

    If the daydream involved the kid working with Retro Pete and Darin on “Starbuck Jones” it’d make at least a little sense, as we know that SJ is a title that goes back to the 1950s. But why would Pete be daydreaming about the comic title HE created relatively recently? Again we see Batiuk creating a back story and mythology then totally ignoring it for some reason, which always makes me wonder why he bothered in the first place.

  12. Hitorque

    So, in Crankshaft — Is decent, sensible, lovable Mary admitting she actually fucking livetweets while driving a school bus?

  13. So, are we going to jump back to the present day, and have nameless-director-guy introducing Chullo-head to Pete Ruger and Durwood? Otherwise this is just a(nother) wasted week.


    CShaft –

    (missing 3rd panel)
    Mary “Really? I though the reason was that you have no friends!”

    Now that’s the punchline a good comedic writer would have done in a 3rd panel.

  15. Charles

    I’m fuzzy on the details here. Is this supposed to be Mopey’s daydream, or is this supposed to be a flashback to something that Batiuk claims actually happened in-universe back in the day? Either answer is problematic. Why would Mopey be having a daydream about how things were where he’s an incidental character, and moreover, being made to look like a chump? So we’re supposed to believe he’s concocting these elaborate fantasy sequences that have nothing to do with anything, not even HIM HIMSELF?

    Or is this supposed to be something that actually happened, and that’s why it’s worth portraying? Batom Comics back in the fifties actually employed two guys who looked exactly like Mopey and Dipshit and they wore ridiculous little ties to work each day as they bitched about their jobs in a fashion effectively identical to these two jackasses today. Ignoring the absurdity, what would even be the point of that?