Trouble in Purgatory.

Link to Today’s Comic.

Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. What a way to end a shift of guest writing. I was all excited when the endless arc of comic book nonsense had finally sputtered out. And I would have been completely content if we didn’t see Darin or Mopey Pete again anytime soon.

Instead we get this nonsensical glurge, in a extra drawn out Sunday nonsense-fest. First Mindy practices horrible robot dialogue while preparing to show Pete some more sexy pics.

Then it takes her five plus panels to actually get her phone unlocked. And Pete is not only an annoying douche, he doesn’t even know how annoying and douchey he is.

Or he DOES know, and somehow pissing Mindy off is the hottest turn on for him. Look at that last panel. That is one horrible Charlie Brown grin lusting over a frigid block of annoyance.

Beckoning Chasm is up to bat starting tomorrow. Good luck buddy! Who wants to guess that our trip to the book fair was just a brief reprieve from the Atomik Komix Nuclear Winter?

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15 responses to “Trouble in Purgatory.

  1. Epicus Doomus

    These two have all the romantic chemistry of ammonia and bleach. I’m not sure what the joke is supposed to be here. I’m assuming that we’re supposed to find Pete’s squirmy annoyingness “cute and endearing” but IMO it’s more irritating and nauseating than anything else. I already hate Mindy’s bitch face so much, nearly as much as I hate this poorly contrived relationship as a whole.

  2. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    “I like the ones best of you on your bed.”
    “What?! How did you see…?”
    “Shh, shh.”

  3. Yeah…..because it’ll be ‘her’ fault that she takes being insulted ‘seriously’. It would be best if Plantman broke out of the nuthouse and killed everyone ever.

  4. Ray

    Ugh! What a crock of shit. I’m sure there could have been a worse strip to go out on…but I’m not entirely positive.

    Until your next turn in the barrel CBH, fare thee well fair maiden.

  5. Gerard Plourde

    Watching paint dry is more compelling than this. I guess Pete’s goofy expression is supposed to be “lovestruck”. And where are they? It doesn’t look like Montoni’s.

  6. bobanero

    If only there was a more efficient way of sharing your phone photos with someone besides sitting with them in a Montoni’s booth, unlocking your phone and passing it across the table.

    • Jimmy

      Unless the photos are sepia-toned with those corner holders, TB doesn’t want to be bothered with em.

  7. sgtsaunders

    Pete’s eyes – Pete’s hazy eyes – may indicate a private marihuana addiction. What do you expect with that California Lifestyle, what with all the swimming pools and movie stars.

  8. Rusty

    Is that a Blackberry? He produces these more than a year ahead.

    I agree it doesn’t look like Montoni’s, too clean without crap on the walls everywhere.

  9. Eldon of Galt

    To start, we have a conversation that’s just puzzling and annoying. Next, we’ve got Pete depicted on one side of the booth, then the other. He moves at least twice, maybe four times. It’s hard to tell from this crappy artwork. And Pete: swollen, bleary-eyed, droopy-face Pete. He looks like he’s stoned, or drunk, or dying.
    Yeah, it’s another Sunday triumph in the Funkyverse.

  10. bayoustu

    Batboy aimed for “cutesy-poo”, but only managed half of it…

  11. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    In Batty’s pointy little bald man-child head, being a total fuckin’ creep is somehow endearing as Hell.In NO relationship is it okay to snoop another person’s passcode. Just like pooping with the door closed, people will always want certain things to be private.

    Also, I think we’re supposed to conclude that they hadn’t yet exchanged birth dates, and Baggy Eyes somehow, ahem, knew hers. This is just in case you don’t think this guy is creepy and stalky enough.

    What I think we’re supposed to conclude is that her “stop it” is somewhat playful. “Oh, Petey, you’re so quirky and smart. Your social awkwardness and creepiness are part of your charm!” NO! This is where she figures out he’s a total douchewad, and realizes she can do a helluva lot better. Or at the very least, reams him out then and there for being so creepy and weird all the time.

    But then again, this is how Batty sees human interaction. Enough said.

  12. louder

    The bricks! The bricks! Where are the ever-loving bricks!?!?!?!?

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Rectangles of the Gods. Drawn in loving detail by Batty. Mostly implied by lazy Hair Dye Boy.

  13. Rusty Shackleford

    What kind of phone is that? Looks like an old Microsoft Zune MP3 player.