Lack of Coverage

Professor Fate
August 10, 2017 at 11:52 am
this is very depressing even by the standards of this strip – I’m half way convinced that Boy Lisa is going to take Mr. Holt home once he sees the conditions that he’s living under.

They arrive at Phil’s humble abode, a small studio apartment which is mostly taken up with an enormous old drawing board. There has got to be a crooked lampshade somewhere in this room. Darin’s attention is drawn to the picture frames that cover the walls and which are all…empty. Something isn’t right here. He decides to stay calm and just play along, humoring the crazy old man until he and his son can get back to the car.



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16 responses to “Lack of Coverage

  1. billytheskink

    Dang it TB, mistaking mirrors for comic book covers is Jessica’s character not Durwood’s. It’s like he’s not even trying…

  2. spacemanspiff85

    Even by Batiuk’s standards, “Darin gets to call a comic artist by his first name” is a really lame way to end a week of strips.
    And why was Holt calling his work junk if he’s got it hanging around everywhere in his home?

  3. “I guess it wasn’t all bad…nothing as good as that guy from Ohio, though. He was a master! What was his name? Tom something…Tom Andru? Yeah, that’s it! Heard he won a Pulitzer. Richly deserved, I tell you. Richly.”

  4. Epicus Doomus

    This Phil guy’s facial expressions seem all kinds of off-kilter, like they’re not matching the dialog. Is he a scheming conniving bitter old coot or isn’t he? And if not, why is he so sinister?

    • Gerard Plourde

      He’s thinking, “I knew taking that kid’s party gig would work out. This is much easier than I anticipated. The fava beans and chianti will make a nice pairing.”

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    Told ya so!

  6. Jimmy

    Holt puts a bolt…in the wall.

  7. Charles

    Boy, Skyler must be bored out of his mind. That he’s not tantruming at this point just shows that Batiuk has no idea about little kids.

    Anyway, I knew that Phil’s comment yesterday about how his work was junk was a conscious lie on his part. Here he has decorated his spartan studio apartment with said “junk”. He’s obviously negging himself so Darin will continue giving him a tongue bath, and Darin will of course oblige him.

  8. The cover art the new artist forgot to draw leads us to one horrible conclusion: Boy Lisa will somehow sweet-talk the Studio into junking the current poster for “Starbuck Jones: Dawn Of Vagueness” and letting this idiot do the official one.

  9. DOlz

    Gee all it takes for a person he just meet to make an encouraging to turn his view of his life around. Bravo TB that must be only an 1/8″ from reality.

  10. Count of Tower Grove

    Call me Phil. Durward must feel Phulphilled.

  11. Tim

    This strip has run it’s course. It seems lost in an abyss and can’t get out. There isn’t one spec of humor in it.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      It sure has. Since he didn’t win any awards for his famous cancer arcs, he now just indulges his interests without any regard for telling a story or making people laugh.

      Surprised though that he didn’t do a story about the Diamond Grille in Akron. This restaurant was recently sold after being run by the same family since 1941. Seems like typical Batty story fare. Maybe he passed since the place is a steakhouse and all of his prog friends are vegan.


    “Yeah. I had to leave these covers askew because they kept laughing at me. Nobody laughs at me, If you laugh at me , I’ll be forced to turn you and your baby askew as well!.