Les can speak his mind, but not on my time

How about a round of applause for Epicus Doomus, who went the extra-extra mile in covering three consecutive weeks of Funky madness? That’s four weeks more than doctors recommend. Your friend billytheskink here, hopefully (but probably not) prepared to tread water for two weeks right along with this strip as it tries to stay afloat until March 2022.

Alas, Sunday’s comic was an omen and Les Moore’s tour of contempt continues in today’s strip. Yet another person (one of Pete’s relatives, perhaps?) has been standing in line to meet the author of a book that they know nothing about? Skinny McBrowncoat has never heard of Les or the previously released Lisa’s Story book? I mean, that is believable, sure, but did he just see a line at the bookstore and decided to stand in it?

Panel two’s look over our dazed customer’s shoulder seems to confirm that this book is all text, not a graphic novel like it originally was going to be. I wonder if it was Les or his publisher that decided to stick all of Durwood’s artwork in the circular file.

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11 responses to “Les can speak his mind, but not on my time

  1. billytheskink

    Eyebags: What’s this book about?
    Les: It’s a nonfiction book about my life and the second chances I’ve been given.
    Eyebags: Where do you get your ideas?
    Les: From… my… Life!
    Eyebags: Lisa’s Story, huh?
    Les: That’s right.
    Eyebags: So, are you Lisa?

  2. Epicus Doomus

    I’ve been reading FW for so long that I actually remember when Les’ new book was a graphic novel. TomBan has probably done hundreds of these book signings in real life, is this really an experience he’s had? “Oh look, a guy I’ve never heard of is selling an expensive set of books, I think I’ll buy them and get them autographed” said no one, ever. It’s the same gag over and over again. And even worse, it features Les and isn’t funny.

    Coming next week: Les has a run-in with one of his Les-heads, a group of dedicated cancer book fans who follow him from city to city, making a living selling Prozac and Paxil on the side.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I wonder how Batty can stand it. All day I gotta sit there and answer stupid questions from people…well at least he got a strip out of this.

      • Epicus Doomus

        He blogs about how much he’s looking forward to these events…and I don’t doubt that he does enjoy them…but you’d never know based on these strips, as every single Les signing is the same. Just a bunch of rude dumbbells and thoughtless dullards annoying him with their idiocy…and these are Les’ FANS. Please, someone go to one of his real-life signings and give him something else to write about. I don’t know, show up nude or something, anything beats this.

  3. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Panel #4: “That sounds awfully boring. Where can I find Neil Gaiman’s work?”

    “Wait! Wait!”

  4. Panel 4:
    Eyebags; “But you just skip ahead ten years without any explanation. What are those second chances and how did you earn them?”
    Les glowers as a thought-bubble full of black smoke appears over his head.

  5. sgtsaunders

    And we all thought the book was about Saint Lisa. Ha! LOL! It’s all about Les and the second chances HE’s been given. Wow, Lisa, guess it’s all “better thee than me” from Ya Boy, because of course it is, it’s Les.

  6. bobanero

    Nice guest appearance by Mason from Sally Forth. Also interesting to see Les come out and acknowledge that the book series really is about him, and the second chance Lisa gave him by dying of cancer.

  7. louder

    Cayla Moore aka Mrs. Second Chance. To BatHack, her life is just an addendum to the great Less, to drive the sad away … she should be grateful she fulfilled her life’s mission.

  8. What the hell is happening with Les’ mouth in panel one? Did the last customer Les insulted to his face just haul off and smash him in the kisser? Why the hell did we waste a week with Bull when something we all would enjoy was happening!

  9. Comic Book Harriet

    Yeah, this is the kind of rote ‘ask an author’ question thoughtlessly spouted by a college student who only attended the book signing to get some easy extra credit for remedial English 101.

    Batty has heard this question a hundred times while visiting Kent State.