Sneezy ‘n Dopey

Hard to believe, but today’s strip is the first in over a month (a MONTH!) to be built around a sneezing blond man. That Comic-Con arc (or “crud”, I’m gonna start using crud) makes it seem like years…

I’m not a doctor, but Durwood, sick with a contagious disease he picked up at Comic-Con, attending a birthday party thick with toddlers and their developing immune systems seems like a bad idea. I guess Jessica can’t take Skyler because she has another engagement… Ha ha ha! Sorry, I crack myself up sometimes.

Thanks for sticking with me for another two weeks of Funky Winkerbean being especially Funky Winkerbean-y. El Jefe himself, TFHackett, takes the helm tomorrow. May his tenure be devoid of Starbuck Jones and Les (it won’t be, almost assuredly, but it would impolite not to wish so).


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13 responses to “Sneezy ‘n Dopey

  1. spacemanspiff85

    So what I’ve learned from this strip is that comic con attendees are disease ridden idiots who throw away their money on stupid things. Good job, Batiuk.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Wow, this one is really kind of unintentionally dark. Boy Lisa takes a respite from his fast-paced comic book fantasy lifestyle and drops by his wife’s place to do some nominal parenting. Jessica labors over Skyler as usual as Darin gloats about another fabulous event he attended without her, spreads disgusting nerd pathogens all over the house, then cracks wise about at least being immune to whatever virulent disease some stranger’s kid might have as the family moves in close for a group smirk. Pretty twisted stuff but I’d expect nothing less from Frankie’s bio-kid.

  3. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    ACH-CHOO? It looks like those German lessons he’s been taking are finally sinking in.

  4. Professor Fate

    Another example of the Author’s tell not show technique – we, the readers have not seen a single frame of the ‘sizzle reel’ that boy Lisa is raving about.

    • LTPFTR

      DO NOT give Batiuk any ideas!

    • As I’ve said before, he should never have tried to age the original cast in the first place. He’s pretty good at understanding a third-tier high school but everything else is a baffling mystery to him. He can’t show us a sizzle reel he can’t imagine.

  5. Great. More of the “Let’s not actually show the cool stuff” so Batiuk can wail about how evil children are because they recoil in horror from the sagging, wrinkled, spotted skins, rheumy eyes and breath that smells like the grave all young adults have.

  6. sgtsaunders

    What the hell even is this. JarJar is going to a kids’ party to infect, become infected, or both? This could be the start of a pandemic that wipes out evil Hollywood, thereby resurrecting Les’ screen-writing career.

    • count of tower grove

      Undoubtedly this party will be chock-full of kids whose parents get medical advice from Jenny McCarthy.

  7. Rusty

    You can take the boy out of Westview, but not the Westview out of the boy. That’s some smirk little Sky(walker) has.

  8. The Author is clearly in the throes of writers block as this is the least inspired Sunday strip in memory. There’s no joke, not even a credible snark on fanboys, only a punchline without a setup.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Yeah, no effort at all. But it is appropriate given the crap he churned out earlier in the week.