A Math-etic Loser

Today’s strip poses the question: Is Durwood a talented artist who truly struggles with math, a gigantic tool, or some combination of the previous two things?

His MBA degree, depicted “artistic” skill, and his development of the Montoni’s app suggest the second of the three options.

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21 responses to “A Math-etic Loser

  1. Oh, he’s a “gigantic” all right!

  2. Epicus Doomus

    Please. Once again BatHack blatantly insults the intelligence of his regular readers by implying that the universally-despised Boy Lisa is some sort of career artist, which isn’t the way I remember it at all. He stopped drawing after high school, became a Big City MBA, lost his job due to The Economy, crashed with friends, lived with Les, got a charity job at Montoni’s, moved into The Apartment, had a child and THEN he “got into” art by agreeing to sketch a few park benches and dead trees for Les’ stupid book. THEN he became the head artist for a comic book company.

    It’s funny how he’s retconning the recent past now too. It’s also funny how he’s taking the time to remind us that Jessica still lives in CA even as he blows off twenty years of character development in order to deliver a really stupid punchline. Why IS she still in CA? Is there a method to this boredom or is Batom just dicking around again?

  3. billytheskink

    A horse is a horse, of course, of course
    And no one can talk to a horse, of course
    That is, of course, unless the horse calls you at 3:00 AM.

    • DOlz

      Did you mean horse or ass, because I’m sure Mr. Ed would prefer you used a different equine.

  4. Charles

    I think we can all conclude at this point that Batiuk has completely forgotten that he had Darin get an MBA in the off-years. He mentioned it in what, one strip eleven years ago?

    So Darin calls his wife up when he’s at work, apparently while he’s actually working if panel one is any indication. Then, when he finds out that he screwed up time zones and actually called when his wife was still asleep early in the morning, (and we were told she actually has a job just two days ago) rather than apologizing, he makes a smarmy joke. And again, we’re supposed to like this guy!

    I don’t think it was the poor economy that led to Darin’s initial unemployment. When the guy can’t leverage his degrees of Lisa separation he’s unemployable.

  5. Ray

    She’s upset about getting a call at that hour because…

    A. She’s just getting in from the night.
    B. Sportcoat is there, and things were just heating up.
    C. A combination of A&B.

    We certainly couldn’t fault her for that.

  6. spacemanspiff85

    It’s nice of him to keep in touch with Mason.

  7. bayoustu

    Everyone’s assuming Durwood is talking to his wife, but I’m betting he’s on the phone with The Flash.

  8. bobanero

    Durwood never had an MBA.
    Durwood has always been a top tier comic artist.
    We have always been at war with Eastasia.

    Oh, and panel three would look really good in the center of a pistol target.

  9. I’m an artist and I have to do lots of math. Durwood is garbage.

  10. In the latest post to the FW blog, TB tells shares how a phone call from a fan inspired him to create Ed Crankshaft, who used to look even older than he does now.

  11. Jimmy

    Judging by today’s content, we missed the strip where Pete traveled to the West Coast.

  12. Smirks 'R Us

    Jess: well Mr. Math Wizard, since you’re on the phone anyways, how’s our kid?

    Durwood: Who now?

  13. Le Chat Bleu

    I’m really disgusted by the white globules of spittle on the corners of Darrin’s mouth in panel 3.

  14. Professor Fate

    The only suspense left is how he’s going to be worse tomorrow maybe a visit to Les to commiserate how hard it is for the sensitive artist while his kid has set fire to his parents house.