Yes We Can

Getting a little too chummy there, Wally. You think all that cultural sensitivity training he got in the Army would have him avoid such vulgarity around Adeela, but he’s suddenly so relaxed he forgets himself. And rather than being offended, she’s actually amused by Wally’s coarse talk.

Since this story’s moving at such a slack pace, let’s pick apart the draughtsmanship. Ayers has always been a better cartoonist than Batiuk, But like Burchett (where’s he been, anyway?) I get the feeling he has to dumb down his style for Funky Winkerbean. Note the hirsute zombie in panel 1, and panel 2 Buddy’s deformed, mismatched legs.

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11 responses to “Yes We Can

  1. DOlz

    I have to wonder if TB has ever interacted with a real human before or has he lived his entire life in Plato’s Cave.

  2. countoftowergrove

    Up next: Buddy pinches a loaf and Walleye pulls out a doggie dookie bag to pick it up. Adeela is repulsed at being in proximity of two unclean creatures, finally bringing this arc to an end.

  3. billytheskink

    Adeela knows what the “can” and “TMI” are, but she doesn’t get “tell me about it”? Of course.

    Just end this.

  4. Epicus Doomus

    Somehow this arc manages to insult your intelligence a little bit more each day. Post-traumatic stress disorder based on experiences in a warzone…is there anything it can’t do? Right now I’m yearning for the tornado siren, by far the most entertaining character in this arc. Sorry Buddy, but it’s true.

  5. Both Ayers and Burchett seem like competent artists, but I’m sure the directive is to “make it look slapdash and careless, like me.” No wonder Burchett vanishes for months at a time; I’m sure he feels that this is NOT what he signed on for.

  6. The Nelson Puppet

    It’s as though the “artist” were forced to draw the strip in the front seat of a car Batiuk drove recklessly through his town.

    • spacemanspiff85

      I’m positive Batiuk keeps berating his artists to keep drawing more “in his style”, and is only happy when they draw it intentionally crappy.

  7. Ah, yes. I’d forgotten the other cruel and evil thing Stan Lee said to Batiuk: “If you’d like, I could pay for art lessons because brother, you need to learn to draw too.”

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I was in Akron last Saturday and I guess it was Akron comic con. I wish I would have known that Batty was scheduled to appear that day. Be fun to ask questions like this. Hey Tom, so I heard you met Stan Lee, how did that go?

  8. Charles

    You mention Buddy’s mismatched legs, but failed to mention the ridiculous strap that’s chafing him just below his anus. When he’s not shitting on it he’d no doubt be dragging his ass along the ground because of its itchiness.

    There is no dog vest or harness in the world that fits like that. Although perhaps it’s similar to how Becky’s sleeve is rammed into virtually every panel she’s in. He has to indicate that Buddy’s a service dog even when it screws up his art.