Colors of the Chinned

Oh no. No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no. No. Just no. Please no.


Our greatest fears have been realized in today’s strip. Atomik Komix has become what the Starbuck Jones movie and Montoni’s were before it, a nepotistic cesspool that doles out jobs to whoever walks in the door. No interviews, no resumes, no HR departments, just a brief conversation and YAGOTTHAJOB!

Also, like Montoni’s, Atomik Komix has had to be kept solvent by the owner selling his own personal property. Not sure this would be an owner-approved hire in real life… but this isn’t real life, this is one quarter inch from it, so the joke’s on us I guess.


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23 responses to “Colors of the Chinned

  1. DOlz

    Pete’s expression in the third panels says it all, “I’m finally getting the three way of my dreams”.

  2. spacemanspiff85

    1. So I assume Mindy’s pay is going to come out of Darin’s salary, since he was the one doing the coloring up until now?
    2. Haha, women sure love flattery.
    3. Stop touching her, Pete, it’s creepy.

    • comicbookharriet

      Mindy’s PAY!? Hahahahahaahahahaha. Oh man, are you kidding? She won’t get paid for this. She’s #blessed that she doesn’t have to pay Chester for the privilege to work in the sacred arts of comics.

  3. And worse yet, the latest BattyBlog has another Flash cover. “Da horrer, da horrer.”

  4. Epicus Doomus

    Uh yeah, sure Tom. Mindy…a complete novice who just happened to wander in off the street and “colored” a comic book cover just to kill a few idle seconds…is going to be AK’s new Head Of Coloring. His little comic book fantasy world is spinning off its axis again.

    Imagine how thrilled Jessica will be upon hearing about this latest development. She back in CA, busy packing and subletting and abandoning her dreams but hey, at least Pete’s got it all, right? Sigh.

  5. billytheskink

    Wait, who was the colorist before Mindy? Durwood? Please…

    Or was The Inedible Pulp a 30-years-too-late addition to the already enormous pile of 1980s black-and-white comic book boom TMNT-wannabe trash?

  6. Gerard Plourde

    Is “color picking” a skill that can be judged good or bad? I would think it’s a matter of personal taste.

    Also, if I were Pete, I’d be a little worried about the apparel chemistry between Darin and Mindy.

    • Gerard Plourde

      I meant to type “apparent chemistry”, but the autocorrect substitution seems apt.

  7. More inane wish-fulfillment fantasies from someone who doesn’t wanna put in the work because he BELIEVES in a medium whose creators don’t. Five bucks says that he’d stand around wailing about being deceived if he were ever to figure out that the real reason Spiegel and Schuster’s family sued DC is to get their slice of that fat money cake first and ownership last.

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Well Crankshaft has been an ad for Bunny Berigan’s estate….

    • Gerard Plourde

      And for Cenozoic-Mesozoic relationships, perhaps?

      • Just read the past week’s Crankshaft strips and they made me sad because you know that Ralph’s just not gonna be allowed to hook up with the cute little carhop he’s been chatting up all week.

        • Rusty Shackleford

          Yeah so all I can think of is that Batty has been listening to Bunny’s records…he would never look up Bunny on YouTube.

          This is all just so stupid. Though I think Mary Worth gets the award this week for dumb plot lines.

  9. Rusty

    Nothing will help a new relationship more than spending every working hour together. It’s a good thing nobody puts in more than 20 minutes a day here.

  10. Jimmy

    I, for one, look forward to next week’s arc.

    Chester: “You did what?! You’re fired, Dummy.”

    Darin: ” But you need us!”

    Chester: “You chumps are a dime a dozen. Besides, I just got an offer to turn the building into an Amazon fulfillment center.”

  11. Epicus Doomus

    Soon Jessica will return to the scene and be given the job of “official AK documentarian” and begin filming her newest project, “Birth Of A Comic Book Company”. Hollywood will take notice and offer The Gang a shot at writing a new comic book film and the entire chain of stupidity will begin anew.

  12. This is really looking a lot less like “wish fulfillment” and a lot more like “dementia” or “senility.”

    • spacemanspiff85

      It looks like that combined with “doing your work while not really paying attention to or caring about it, possibly while reading Flash comics at the same time”, to me.

  13. Charles

    She says she didn’t save it in panel one, but Darin was wandering around holding a sheet of paper yesterday. So Darin printed the thing out even though it wasn’t the correct print, just to show Mopey and Mindy that someone had colored it without permission. I think I know why the company needed a new cash infusion less than a month after they started.

    And more on that: the company didn’t have enough money so the owner had to sell personal possessions to keep the lights on, but Darin sees nothing wrong with hiring a new person. No question of where the money’s coming from, and no question whether Darin would need to ask Chester first about a hire. Again, I think I see why the company’s finances are shit. I also think I understand why Darin’s wife believes he’s an idiot who’s bad at math.

  14. Professor Fate

    Gad this strip – so a person who’s only connection to comic books and the art of comic books is a summer spent reading a collection of early sliver age comics has by that and that alone learned enough to color a comic book cover – no training, no classes nothing just the magic of reading old comic books. Not even new ones. No old comic books.
    Seriously why are we supposed to have any respect for an art form when someone without the slightest background can do it perfectly.

  15. The Dreamer

    What an insult to Colorists everywhere that Mindy can automatically do this and get hired with no experience. Colorists are highly skilled craftsmen. It isn’t that easy!