SosfDavidO here, and I had to throw in a classic MST3K reference for today’s strip, which makes me want to hate alter-Pete and alter-Darrin even more. Really? You want a little kid to fail? Is that what we’re supposed to take away from that smirk? Is that a smirk or are they laughing about the situation and it’s a genuine smile? Who knows!



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10 responses to “Mitchell!

  1. Epicus Doomus

    A homework gag…now THAT’S a lame resolution/Saturday blow-off strip! What can you even say? IMO these daydream/faux-flashback strips would play better if he just dropped the “daydream” pretense and just started them off with a caption. “1952, at Batom Comics HQ”…something along those lines. I mean what’s the difference? As I’ve said before, BanTom should just own that shit and stop trying to make it a part of his ¼ inch. You wanna do an arc about creating comics on the olden days, then just do it, no need to make it “relevant” to anything, no one cares anyway.

  2. Jimmy

    I think they not only want him to fail, they’re going to hatch a plan to sabotage him.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    So he sets up that a kid is writing comic books. And here it’s supposed to be funny that that kid has homework to do? Like were we supposed to assume he was an elementary dropout?

  4. Chyron HR

    WENTWORTH: I expect everything to be in on deadline!
    MITCHELL: (wordlessly points at Lazy and Dopey)
    WENTWORTH: Okay, kid, you got me. At least try not to be more than a month late?

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    It is so crappy this week that the only reason I go to CK is to read Gleeb’s flashbacks. Today we see how cruel Batty is with his non-Lisa characters as he has Funky get drunk and stumble into his surprise birthday party.

    He would never have shown Lisa crapping the bed and Les dutifully cleaning it up. But with Funky, anything goes.

  6. I should think at this point, Batiuk has lost the ability to quite realize that he’s made his characters into massive diameter dickholes. At least when Marciuliano turns someone into a selfish jerkass, he means to do so.

  7. billytheskink

    I think Smirk and Smirker are supposed to exchanging these smirky smirking smirks at Wentworth’s expense, believing that it did not occur to him until just now that this kid might have responsibilities other than writing his comics. The tone of these Batom comics strips implies that we are supposed to view Wentworth like Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss, even though he is inadvertently written as being much more competent than the put-upon employees we are supposed to sympathize with.

    Hey, you know what is pretty good training for turning work in on a deadline? Homework. It is literally work that must be turned in on a deadline.

  8. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Baggy Eyes McSmirky: “Coffee break…”

    Duuuhhhren O’Smirky: “Janitor’s closet…”

    Baggy Eyes McSmirky: “I’ll bring the Crisco!’

  9. Eldon of Galt

    A caption of “1952, at Batom Comics HQ” would indeed be a more effective way to introduce a flashback, but this is all about the padding. Batiuk would rather spend two days and six panels of characters saying “I wonder what
    things were like at Batom Comics HQ back in 1952?”.

  10. batgirl

    So, which one of these goofs is supposed to be the immortal Flash Freeman? For some reason I really want to know.