Alcoholics Eponymous

I guess we shouldn’t complain: having split most of the last couple years between indulging his comic book fetish and flogging his latest collection of strips, Tom Batiuk’s finally gets around to featuring his comic’s titular character. The last Funkycentric storyline we had was in March, in which he explored an abandoned house in the woods while pondering mortality. Funky’s funk has not lessened, driving him back to AA where he assumes a Jesus pose and bemoans the absence of his book-touring best friend Les (“un-Moore-d”, get it?). 

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20 responses to “Alcoholics Eponymous

  1. Gather round, kids, and stay on camera! We’re about to be lectured by someone who has no idea how anything works!

    That first panel art is embarrassingly awful. I’ve seen better drawings from five-year-olds.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    “Unmoored”…LOL…we f*cking wish. No Les, No Summer…I could work with that. Bitch, bitch, bitch…the Funky mantra. This week he’s deeply affected by the plight of the world, last week he had no idea where his father was. Apparently BanTom is way more into the January strips, then interest sort of peters out by the time he starts writing the second six months on Jan 2.

  3. billytheskink

    I would suggest that Funky distract himself by reading the comics page, but…

  4. “Thing is … I mean … it’s … Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just opened and Tom Batiuk has got all kinds of things he has to say about superhero comic books.”

  5. Chris Lochner

    They can smoke there? And I thought it was a coffee thing.

  6. spacemanspiff85

    Well crap. We’re in for at least a week of Preachy Batiuk. And he’s probably going to tie this into comic books somehow.

  7. Count of Tower Grove

    Who’s that guy with the jaw in panel one, John McCain?

  8. Great. Self-indulgent whining from an ignoramus who thinks that the world’s turning to shit because he’s not where he saw himself as a kid.

  9. Rusty Shackleford

    Poor Funky, no wonder he needs a drink. His wife looks like she’s 90, constantly blabs about Dinkle, marching backwards, etc.

  10. Rusty

    Maybe he realized an entire generation of characters has disappeared from the strip.

  11. Gerard Plourde

    So, we’re into another week of tell, not show.

  12. LTPFTR

    If this means that Les has died off-panel, I’ll take a week of Funky bloviating.

  13. Hannibal's Lectern

    “I mean, for the last two years we’ve talked and talked and talked about this ‘Starsux Jones’ movie, how Duhhrin and Mopey were writing it, and Masone Jarre was flying people in and out, and Holly was trying to set the foam-rubber alien costumes on fire, and it made its world premiere right here in Worstview, and everybody in town went to see it… and y’know, I can’t remember ONE DAMNED THING about the movie itself. And ya know what’s even weirder? Nobody else in town can tell me anything about what was in the movie. I’m thinkin’ we’re all going crazy together…”

    “We are, Funky, we are. Here, have a drink…”

  14. Hannibal's Lectern

    BTW, in yesterday’s “Candorville” strip, Darrin Bell showed how to do four panels in which your characters plug the latest collected-strips book… and make it FUNNY.

  15. Professor Fate

    Oh shut up. Dear lord when the Author gets preachy it’s especially annoying – mostly because as Teddy Roosevelt said about Taft “he means well feebly.” I’m still pissed about his ‘gay teens go to the prom arc’ which ended up not being about gay teens going to the prom (he didn’t even bother to given them names) and ended with the gay hand thing. it was awful.
    I expect this to be awful as well. His heart seems to be in the right place but his head is full of old flash comics and cookies and weird nostalgia for things nobody misses. It makes the times he decides to ‘comment’ especially painful.

  16. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    “I even went looking for answers in that old abandoned house where I murdered that hobo, and…Oops! I didn’t mean to say that part out loud. Now I’m going to have to kill all of you.”