Link to today’s real strip.
Filed under Son of Stuck Funky
Tagged as Claude Barlow, Harry Dinkle
God I wish he’d just go away. He should have kept Lisa and killed this guy instead. These sub-cretinous puns would make pre-schoolers roll their eyes and BatNom just REVELS in them, which makes it even worse.
He loves to bitch about how comics don’t have to be funny, and then you see that this is apparently his idea of funny.
Here’s a week worth of Barlow strips for you, Batiuk:
“Of course . . . Barlow only wanted marching bands to play his music . . . in the month of March,”
“And then . . .Claude Barlow’s ‘NASA Symphony’ . . . really rocketed up the charts.”
“Critics said . . . Claude Barlow’s ‘Starbuck Jones Suite’ . . . was really ‘out of this world'”.
“When he composed . . . his ‘Barry Allen Symphony’ . . . Claude Barlow knew it wasn’t a ‘flash in the pan'”.
“His woodwind music . . . was less successful . Critics liked to say it really ‘blew'”.
“When he composed . . . the ‘Lisa’s Legacy Run Commercial Theme’ . . . his philosophy was ‘Les is Moore’.”
Every one of these is funnier than the actual product.
Claude Barlow’s name (he’s a clod and he sets a low bar… oy) drastically funnier than any of this tripe that Dinkle writes about him… and it is as funny as sand on you car’s floorboards.
I’m with the people who wouldn’t let him play his music. What they saw was a crazy no-talent raving maniacally about musical instruments yet to be invented. It’s like us dealing with a man out of his depth convinced he’s doing something praiseworthy instead of cringe inducing.
Ugh, now Crankshaft is acting like a comic book collector.
Well, I guess Lisa would be proud.
As long as we don’t have a special Sunday Crankshaft Bean’s End Cataog Cover page strip.
I can see that happening. Again, Lisa would be proud.
Would prefer to see Crankshaft in a Beans End ‘comics cover’ type sideways strip than these horrible Dinkle puns. At least that might be visually interesting.
I like the revised one–the last panel shows what Claude Barlow’s music would be like after he heard Steve Reich.
Given his date of birth and death, yet also numerous anachronisms, and the fact that his life so far contains seven plus volumes…I’m guessing that Claude Barlow is one of the undead that Dinkle met at bandcamp once and now Dinkle is writing the longest, most boring, most pun-filled, version of ‘Interview With a Vampire’, ever conceived.
“pun-filled” ≠ “fun filled”