Money is The Root Of All Comic Books

Link To Today’s Strip

At long last FW is finally addressing “real life” concerns, like the ones “young people today” face each and every day. No, no one was diagnosed with anything but Pete and Boy Lisa have, for the very first time, expressed an actual plausible concern. Mark this day down!

Chester is a somewhat contrary fella there, you know? Just two days ago he was cracking wise about abandoning the lifelong principles his dream was built upon if it’d be profitable, but today all of a sudden he’s not in it for the money. It can’t be both there, Thomas. It’s also sort of jarring to see Chester…a multi-millionaire, mind you…expressing shock and surprise when Pete and Boy Lisa dare to inquire about money. He literally had weeks to prepare for this meeting, did he seriously believe money wouldn’t be mentioned? What a dolt. As I mentioned a few days ago, the inconsistency of the Chester character indicates that BatYak is all out of ideas here and just throwing things against his whiteboard to see what (ahem) sticks.

I am assuming that after they take the Atomic Comics gig and Chester assumes the Brady role they’ll both end up toiling in misery in the depths of Chester’s comic book mill, only pausing to daydream about what it must have been like to be a screenwriter and storyboarder “back in the day” and the entire Pete and Boy Lisa saga will finally come full circle and end up butting its head on its own ass into infinity like some sort of really dull perpetual motion contraption that’s nothing but a monument to its own uselessness. Or maybe Atomic Comics will be a huge success and Pete & Boy Lisa will win an award made of Belgian chocolate, then fly back to Ohio for some delicious pizza. Anything and nothing is always possible with FW.

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13 responses to “Money is The Root Of All Comic Books

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Chester’s reaction makes it funny.

  2. “the entire Pete and Boy Lisa saga will finally come full circle and end up butting its head on its own ass into infinity like some sort of really dull perpetual motion contraption that’s nothing but a monument to its own uselessness.”

    That, my friend, made me laugh out loud. Worthy of Lautreamont himself!

  3. erdmann

    Chester: You needn’t worry about your reward. If money is all that you love, then that’s what you’ll receive…That is, unless the whole thing tanks. In that case, I’ll take a big tax write off and you two hacks will get jack squat. Also, I’ll pin the failure on you.

    Dumb and Dumber (after mulling it over): Fair enough.

  4. billytheskink

    All this time spent with Chester, and he hasn’t chiseled a thing or haggled more than the average person…

  5. countoftowergrove

    Money? Money? I would’ve sworn Mopey and Durward would do it for the sustanance of Montoni’s.

    • hitorque

      Maybe the real reason they’re interested in this offer is because it allows them to be geographically closer to Montoni’s and they won’t have to have lunchtime pizzas shipped same-day UPS anymore…

  6. redsnifit

    Having an out-of-touch multi-millionaire who’s only vaguely aware that the masses need a “steady income” to “eat food” is the most realistic thing that this strip has done.

  7. If he’s not being all over the map about why Chester is crazy and bad, Batiuk appears to be plagiarizing Laverne & Shirley. This tells me that maybe they should give him the gold watch now that he’s reached Peak Creative Bankruptcy.

  8. hitorque

    1. Who knew working on the biggest movie trilogy in the history of forever paid so little? Pete+Darrin need to fire their agent… Er, well, their agent will fire their asses instead when they hear Pete+Darrin went to this meeting without them present…

    2. Urban decay, educational system in tatters, rust belt America nearing economic collapse, Cancer and AIDS are still a thing, half of Ohio is strung out on opioids, crystal meth and neo-Naziism, and THIS bullshit is what Chester wants for his philanthropic legacy?