It’s a Hard Life, Knox

SosfDavidO here, taking the penny tour of Batcom, Inc, along with the Little Knox Kid as he goes through orientation. Whaddya know, in today’s strip, our comic nerds are once again complaining about things like deadlines and story arc changes and edits made by the.. what’s he called again? Oh yeah, the EDITOR.



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12 responses to “It’s a Hard Life, Knox

  1. Epicus Doomus

    So to summarize: “now” Pete often slips into a weird combination of half-false memory and peculiar anachronistic daydream where he imagines what it must have been like to work for the ol’ Batom Comics operation way, way back in the day. This week a new character, Mitchell, has been introduced. He’s some kid who wrote some stories for Mister Sponge, which is a comic book title that Pete himself created, only in the recent past, not when this memory/flashback/daydream is. Got that?

    Great! Now forget all about it, as it’s Friday and this thing will mercifully be dead and buried tomorrow…I hope. If he drags this out for two friggin weeks…ugh, just no.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    If you can be a whiny, ungrateful ass to your boss, in public, and still keep your job, you have zero room to complain.

  3. Rusty Shackleford

    Wow, what a long week, and I thought last week was long and boring.

  4. Interesting that out of all the characters in this strip, only Editor Wentworth and the Unnamed Movie Director are the only people who seem to enjoy doing their jobs. With everyone else, it’s complain, whine, woe-is-me.

  5. Max Power

    I think panel 1 is the first time that retro-Pete and retro-Boy Lisa have ever been portrayed as actually working.

  6. I hope tomorrow Editor Guy fires retro-Mopey Pete’s and retro-Boy Lisa’s sorry @$$es in tomorrow’s strip.

  7. Does that kid still have to go to school?

  8. billytheskink

    In panel 2 of Monday’s strip, Pete says:

    I suppose Flash Freeman had the same problems when he was creating these characters for Batom Comics…

    The rest of this week has consisted of “Flash” actively resisting creating anything while Brady Wentworth and Mitchell Knox explicitly produce new ideas.

    Further proof of Flash’s creative drive (or lack thereof): in today’s panel 1 there are posters featuring Mr. Sponge and Starbuck Jones on a perpendicular wall to the right of Wentowrth’s office door. In yesterday’s panel 1 there are posters featuring Starbuck Jones and Mr. Sponge on the wall to the left of Wentworth’s office door. Not only has Flash apparently produced just these two titles for Batom Comics, the posters on each wall are identical.


    I admit I don’t know a lot about labor laws back then, but how many hours could this kid possibly work for them?

  10. Jimmy

    @Epicus Doomus: careful what you wish for. I’d prefer s couple of weeks of this storyline to the coming Lisa hagiography.

  11. I should think that in Mopey’s twisted mind, a tolerant boss who does your work for you is The Worst Thing Ever.

  12. Epicus Doomus

    These bizarre daydreams about the 1950s (and shamelessly hitting on Summer) probably go a long way toward explaining why Pete is one of the few single Westviewians in the strip. It definitely goes a long way toward explaining why no one READS the strip.