Sunday Unfunnies

SosfdavidO here! There’s no preview for Sunday’s strip and I’m going to be at a guinea pig rescue charity event until the ass-crack of dawn so I’ll go ahead and post a placeholder now!

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20 responses to “Sunday Unfunnies

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Uh, if I recall this correctly, John actually works on the SJ movie as some sort of “consultant”…doesn’t he? Or are we abandoning THAT dangling plot thread too? Sigh, another Comic Con arc, oh boy. Remember back when FW was slightly less comic book-centric? Neither do I.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    What the hell? Becky “let” Crazy Harry go to Comic-Con? Did Batiuk forget who she’s married to?
    This honestly might be the worst written strip of Batiuk’s I’ve ever seen. I have no idea what “passed on your best friend status” is supposed to mean. There’s the fact that Holly is rambling on without Becky saying anything for three straight panels and doesn’t say anything more than “Harry and John are going to Comic-Con”. Honestly, this entire strip could’ve just been the last panel, and it wouldn’t be any different.
    Harry’s line is awkward and ridiculous, too. They set up that whole tent, chairs, boxes, and I’m sure a lot of other crap, and he only says they’re first in line after that? Instead of when they first got there, and saw nobody else around?
    I’m sure Batiuk put more thought into what book he wanted Harry drawn reading than he has into the actual writing of this strip for a decade.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    spacemanspiff85: Once again another strong and oh-so realistic female FW character “lets” her spouse run off to yet another silly comic book-related event while she works double OT and/or cares for their children while Dad takes a much-needed respite from the daily comic book grind. I’m assuming that the Korner will be closed for a while, which will probably tear the entire Westviewian economy asunder but hey…it’s Comic Con!

  4. spacemanspiff85

    @epicusdoomus:
    Honestly, Batiuk should just kill off Mort and/or Cliff Anger, reveal that they were secretly insanely rich due to reading comics, and have them leave all their wealth to Les, John, Pete, Darin, Funky, and Harry. They could just all live together in an attic and buy a robot to bring them milk and cookies while they read comics and talk about who the Flash’s best friend is.

  5. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Help! I think I’m losing my ability to comprehend written English! The dialogue in today’s strip seems to be composed of English words, but I can’t understand it.

    “Best friend status”? “Hall ‘H’ rollout”? “Guinea pig rescue charity event”? (Actually, that last one is going to be my excuse the next time I don’t want to go somewhere.)

    I feel like I’m stuck on a solo car date with a vendo!

  6. billytheskink

    Uh, if I recall this correctly, John actually works on the SJ movie as some sort of “consultant”…doesn’t he? Or are we abandoning THAT dangling plot thread too?

    What the hell? Becky “let” Crazy Harry go to Comic-Con? Did Batiuk forget who she’s married to?
    This honestly might be the worst written strip of Batiuk’s I’ve ever seen. I have no idea what “passed on your best friend status” is supposed to mean.

    This strip is the culmination of the events of last September
    DSH’s work as “part time research assistant” on Starbuck Jones is the reason he is at Comic-Con this year, the film’s producers promised to fly him and a “friend” out for it. The “best friend status” thing was a reference to Lefty hassling DSH about which “friend” he was taking to Comic-Con before ultimately telling him he could take Crazy to the “nerd prom” with him.

    The former aspect of this story seems to be completely and unsurprisingly forgotten (I’m assuming guests of a film’s producers don’t have to wait in lines to see the roll out of the film said producers are producing) while the latter, asinine as it is, was actually referenced in proper continuity. Remarkable. Stupid, but remarkable.

  7. Another boring-ass week watching fat old men try to recapture those halcyon days of being entitled, selfish little boys who thought that the world rotated around reading funny books as Mommy fulfilled her destiny of being a flesh-and-blood robot who had nothing better to do than feed them milk and cookies. Welp, we’ve finally met people that The Doctor would gleefully call unimportant.

  8. 1729 more days of this. Unbelievable.

  9. Today the role of “Holly” will be played by Funky in a wig.

  10. This is keeping me up at night: it was obvious that the Sunday strip was drawn and inked by someone different from daily strips (and no credit given to either). But now that TB has a new artist who is given full credit in the daily sig, why does the Sunday strip STILL appear to be drawn by someone different from the Daisy’s?

    Side query: does anybody know what year exactly when TB started farming the art out, and why it was done by different people on daily versus Sunday? I suppose I could go BUY each FW anthology off Amazon, since it’s unlikely any local bookstores, much less libraries, want to devote any shelf space beyond, say, the first 5 years or so.

  11. sgtsaunders

    Who is this “Status” of which he speaks?

  12. Rusty Shackleford

    @fred.

    Darn, I thought we finally had a real story: Funky takes up cross dressing. But alas, it is just sloppy art work. Sigh.

  13. Rusty

    The new artist doesn’t seem to be preoccupied with Becky’s pinned-up sleeve. I’m surprised Batiuk didn’t demand a revision.

  14. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    New artist: “Tom, this Becky character looks like a 14 year old boy. I was thinking of trying to make her look more…”

    Tom: “NO!!! I don’t have time to look at icky gorls!! Draw her right!!”

    New Artist: “Tom, all I need to do is maybe…”

    Tom: “NNNNOOOOOO!!! I LIKE HIM THE WAY HE IS!!!”

    Just another reminder that the primary role of FW females is to step aside so their “men” can go to comic book events with their boyfriends, and look like Blessed Martyrs in the process.

    Skunkead in shorts? Eye bleach, please. Skunkhead in that visor looks disturbingly like a firstbaseperson on a ladies softball team.

    Not that there’s anything WRONG with that…

  15. Gerard Plourde

    It also appears that Crazy Harry’s hairline has suddenly receded dramatically.

  16. count of tower grove

    Splash panel has creepy skunkboy looking like Paul Shaffer with a bad wig.

  17. Rusty Shackleford

    Crankshaft: is he being held in North Korea and forced to play for the prison camp team?

  18. Eldon of Galt

    So, in the last panel we see four of those long white storage boxes that people put comic books in.
    Harry and John have brought over one thousand comic books to the convention. They’re going to have so much fun lugging a hundred pounds of junk around with them every step of the way. Idiots.

  19. spacemanspiff85

    @Double Sided Scooby Snack:
    The first week or so of the new artist looked differently, but since then I really get the impression Batiuk’s instructed him to stick as close to his own style as possible. The first time he drew Mason with that horrible hatchet face was just terrible. I don’t know why you’d bring a new artist on to a strip if he’s not going to put any of his own spin on it. Especially given than Batiuk himself has admitted art isn’t his strong suit.