Wood You Leaf Me Alone

Well well, look who is slumming it with the rest of the non-Hollywood crowd in today’s strip, none other than Crazy Harry and Dead Skunkhead! I wasn’t sure they’d make it, but I guess they scraped up enough cash and thankfully for Jon I guess there’s no schools or daycares within 1000 ft of the convention.

Panel 2’s background is a mite cluttered but it looks like Crazy Harry is about to lose his sandwich to a guy in Guardians of the Galaxy cosplay. Because hey, the first movie came out a year ago so why not! Skunky’s face in panel two, meanwhile, is sliding so much he looks like he’s morphing into a human skateboard.



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12 responses to “Wood You Leaf Me Alone

  1. billytheskink

    Unsurprisingly, a strip where two guys wearing Groot and Dalek costumes loudly attempt to commit petty theft of a hoagie in broad daylight and in the middle of a crowded convention hall is the most realistic thing we’ve seen in the Batiukverse all week (that’s including Crankshaft, where a WWII veteran was set to play in a present day baseball game until it started to rain).

  2. Gerard Plourde

    Are we supposed to guess “We’ve been here for…” part of John’s sentence? And why are they still waiting if yesterday’s strip showed people in the convention center? Wasn’t the whole point of camping out to be the first in the door? Also, as a consultant to the movie doesn’t John have comps or presenter credentials?

  3. First step: eliminate the punchline. Result: an incredibly boring comic strip, that still attracts snark by critics. What do do? Second step: eliminate the set up for the punch line. Now, all interest has been removed.
    Result: Funky Winkerbean.

  4. Jimmy

    This strip makes no sense on many levels. Is this acceptable behavior in general at these things?

    I am, however, looking forward to the strip when Mopey Pete and Darin give these stooges the stiffarm when they cross paths.

  5. Epicus Doomus

    BatNom apparently loves Comic Con, but only respects the attendees who participate according to his standards. Like how there’s a “right” way to enjoy comic books (attic, milk, cookies, a deep yearning for the days of yore) and a “wrong” way (collecting for profit). It’s weird, he celebrates CC by being somewhat disdainful about it, which is definitely unique but never entertaining. His relationship with nerds, geeks and dorks is indeed a long and complicated one…and really boring too.

  6. Meanwhile, most of the attendees haven’t the vaguest notion who the pompous ass is. All they see is someone dickish and condescending hanging on like a lamprey to names they recognize and care about.

  7. Rusty Shackleford

    This is so… I mean what was he…I don’t get the…

    The heck with it, it’s not worth writing anything more about this.

  8. bobanero

    It kind of looks like Crazy and Dead Skunk Head have just decided to remain in their encampment outside the ComicCon entrance and not bother to go inside, since everyone else in the frame appears to be freely moving around them. And, as near as I can tell, the closest thing to a punch line here is “I am Groot”.

    I guess we’ll get a lame comic cover tomorrow, and I expect another week of ComicCon non-jokes.

  9. @bobanero:
    That does seem to be the joke. These two are essentially spawn-camping like the worst Team Fortress 2 players ever but it’s cool because they’re obstructing fans of other, more palatable fandoms.

  10. Anybody else notice they fixed the color on Cap’s costume from yesterday? I recall spotting several color goofs over the last year or so – figures that the only one TB could be bothered to call up Comic Kingdom about would be a classic comic book character… None of his own creations deserve that respect and attention to accuracy, it would seem. And speaking of continuity: if this strip launched in 1972, then Funky, a high schooler then, would have been born between 1976 and 1978, not in 1964.

  11. Meanwhile, over at the FW blog, he can’t even be bothered to fact check his own text: The Author is proposing that Eleanor Rigby appeared on Sgt. Pepper via some smug, ain’t-I-clever alliteration: “rocking with Rita and Rigby.” Sorry Tom, but you can’t pass that off on the artist or CK – it’s called writing. And won’t be writing for MY magazine anytime soon with that level of inattention to detail; even a ten year old kid in 2017 would have a passing knowledge of the most famous record album of all time.

  12. spacemanspiff85

    Batiuk, you do not want to be drawing attention to Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s only going to make your silly imaginary sci-fi franchise seem even lamer in comparison.
    Seriously, Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Who exist in the FW-verse, and people are losing their minds over Starbuck Jones? Come on.