In A Mirror, Glumly

Is TB is trying to tell us something in today’s strip? “I guess it’s OK to keep going” has been the unofficial motto of this strip ever since he realized that 50 was only 15 more than 35, hasn’t it?

Whether TB had a bout of self-awareness or not, this strip is a confession of poor effort. The parts are all there? Sure, we’ll go along with that. Pity they were never any good, though.

That’s it for the stint of this humble garden lizard. Comic Book Harriet takes over tomorrow, and we shall all see whether the good ship Funky stays in the doldrums of Dinkle or finds some newfound rocks upon which to run aground.


Filed under Son of Stuck Funky

12 responses to “In A Mirror, Glumly

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Funky finally has a reason to live (not dying overnight, not in any immediate danger) but of course it’s framed in a tableau that couldn’t possibly be any grimmer. That creepy blue glow, Funky’s decrepit face in the mirror, it’s just exhausting to look at. “Nothing horrible happened overnight, so I guess I won’t totally give up on life in my mid-50s”…truly words to live by. It’s totally ridiculous how he’s doing his “senior living” gags with Funky, his favorite punching bag character. Les is scurrying around to book signings, Crazy is boinging around at comic cons, Cindy looks 23 and Funky is a creaking broken old man, looking for any feeble excuse to justify forcing himself to trudge through another dreary day.

  2. Here we go again with him not being nearly as happy as a man in his position should be. He’s got a moderately successful business, a swell wife and kid and he runs the local hang-out. He should be far happier but all he can focus on are the mild disappointments in the world.

    • billytheskink

      Here’s why I respect Funky, but don’t like him at all. The guy works harder than anyone in Westview, and really doesn’t complain much about the fact that he’s surrounded by lazy, shiftless parasites. That’s worth respect.

      Alas, he’s just a complete pill about everything in life despite having had a pretty decent one. He finds no joy in his work, his home, his wife, his now well-adjusted step-kid, or the fact that he is actually in a fairly comfortable position in life compared to many many people.

  3. Gerard Plourde

    Trying to figure out whether this is supposed to be Funky being snarky or whether he’s seriously depressed and in need of therapy and anti-depressants.

  4. He has a kitchen faucet installed on his bathroom sink. Sweet.

    I imagine a lot of us do get up in the morning, shuffle into the bathroom, stare in the mirror and start monologuing (maybe not out loud). But it sure doesn’t make for a good Sunday comic. There’s no point or punchline. This is what Tom Batiuk did this morning and every morning at 6:30. Why is anyone supposed to care?

  5. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    If I live to be 180, I will never know why someone would get out of bed and confirm that all his “parts” are still attached and no one is chasing him. I mean… what??

    And after we answer that, I’d like to know why Morty is sleeping with a chubby 9 year old boy.

    Just a very strange Sunday comic, even by BatHack standards.

  6. Based on the masthead, it looks as if someone punched Comic Book John so hard that it dislocated his mouth. Good.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Probably the father of one of the boys lured into the back room at the Creepy Comix Cave, or whatever that place is called.

      “Tell ya what — I don’t call the cops if I get one punch.”

      “Well, Okay. Deal.”


      Twenty minutes later, Skunk Head wakes up and realizes his creepy smirk has been relocated to the side of his face.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Well, Morty/Funky/Whichever, why not start with the shotgun, see how it goes, and maybe try the toast later!