Taco ’bout pressure

“I’ll take ‘Depictions Of Dining That Compare Unfavorably To Those Seen In Mary Worth‘ for $600, Alex.”

“This comic was drawn by someone who has never seen a real person eat a taco.”

“What is today’s strip, Alex?”


“Alright, I’ll move over to ‘The Trite Lights Of Hollywood’ for $400.”

“Fictional movie star Masone Jarre compared launching a doomed comic book company to the life stages of a commonly eaten shellfish in this recent work.”

“What is today’s strip, again?”

“Correct… again.”

“I’ll take, uh… how ’bout ‘Dreck’ for $800.”

“You’ve found our first Daily Double… what do you want to risk?”

“Let’s make it a true Daily Double, Alex.”

“OK, and the answer is ‘Dreck.'”

“What is every Funky Winkerbean strip since February 2018, Alex?”



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25 responses to “Taco ’bout pressure

  1. erdmann

    Meanwhile, off panel, bio-dad Frankie is taking it all in with a smug smirk. “Ohh, baby! A new comic book publisher launching in Ohio? That’ll bump that damn royal wedding right off the front page of the Enquirer for sure!”

  2. spacemanspiff85

    So Mason’s the one giving advice on stress and career growth now? That’s pretty funny. Maybe tomorrow he’ll tell them about his bent nail.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    These people eat like they’ve just regained use of their hands after some sort of delicate nerve surgery. If BatNard ever invites me out for pizza or tacos I’m saying no.

    Yes, Boy Lisa really needs to feel that daunting pressure in order to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a famous comic book doodler who creates an iconic character that maybe even gets made into a feature film someday and…hey…wait a minute! I like how everyone conveniently forgets that Pete was already a notable comic book writer way before SJ ever happened aka the “young kids just starting out” syndrome he’s lapsed into with these two idiots.

    • Charles

      I love how Pete’s eating his. It’s as if you give someone a sandwich on a sub roll and they eat through the top slice of the sub roll first.

  4. redsnifit

    10-15% of lobsters die every year because their shells are so heavy that they die from exhaustion and suffocation trying to shed them. In other words, this motivational speech is right at home in this strip.

  5. The irritating thing is that I’m still not sure that Jessica has the least idea of what her husband is doing. I have the sick feeling that driving up in a U-Haul will be his way of telling her about things.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      She will say. “YOU DID WHAT?” You big dummy. (With apologies to Red Fox)

      • Gerard Plourde

        That would be the normal response of a human being (or a well-developed character). It could also be the springboard for a story arc. But we’ll have none of that in the Funkyverse, where characters are moved around like deck chairs.

  6. comicbookharriet

    Kudos on the Jeopardy satire today BTS, spot-on.

    What bothers me about this is that Masone is supposed to be characterized as a little vapid, right? He shouldn’t be spouting platitudes based on shellfish trivia.

    But TomBat is always ready to throw character development out the window to turn every character into dirty sock puppets all speaking with the same voice.


    I had to come here to find out who the lame advice-giver was. Mason Jarre was not in my top 5.

  8. Professor Fate

    Snakes do it too Mason so what’s your point? In fact a snake shedding its skin is a very old symbol of change and rebirth. One suspects that the Author was eating a lobster roll for lunch and vaguely remembered something he’d heard about lobsters and volia! a strip is born.
    The symbolism/metaphor is weird here – you must emulate a shellfish who’s most common fate is to eaten with lemon and drawn butter? Huh?
    And one might suggest that the Author who has be phoning it in for a very long time now might not be the best one to be talking about taking risks and moving in new directions.

  9. Uh oh… We know that brooding, mopey “Time to make a major life change because everything being a perfect success all the time is boring!” setup anywhere…

  10. The Dreamer

    once again Pete, just like TomBat’s other stand in (Les Moore), has never had to look for a job, Pete gets given the job writing Starbuck Jones comics, he gets given the job writing the movies, he gets given the job at Atlas comics. Never had to apply for anything or get turned down. Just like Les, who has gotten to stay in one job his entire adult life that he was, ya know, given. In the real world, its not that easy.