Followed By The FW Snooze Century

Link To Today’s Strip

This gag probably seemed funnier when he scribbled it on the pizzeria napkin. I guess it’s a very mild dig at PBS and/or Funky, who at this point should come with a “strip may make characters appear older than they actual are” disclaimer every time he appears. I’ll never understand the logic behind these totally random out-of-nowhere Sunday strips, I guess much like FW itself it’s just like that because that’s how it’s always been. Sigh.


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11 responses to “Followed By The FW Snooze Century

  1. Jimmy

    I think it’s more, “Look at me! I, Tom Batiuk, definitely tune in and watch PBS NewsHour in its entirety because I’m not like you illiterate slobs.”

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Yeah was thinking the same. Rah rah PBS.

      Most people are watching Netflix on Saturday night.

  2. It’s not even slightly funny. It’s baffling how little effort he can get away with on the way to the 50th.

    I would have thought this strip meant something to Batiuk, that he wants to drag it out to 50 years, but it just seems more and more like an awful chore to him.

  3. Gerard Plourde

    People must age faster in Ohio. Funky is under 60 but acting like an octogenarian.

  4. Charles

    Jeez, Batiuk only THREE PANELS devoted to one statement? And one devoted to one character thanking the other? Keep trying until you have panels that make a sentence with the character saying one word in each! I bet you could do at least fourteen! You could show off your cumbersome verbosity AND your laziness!

    Seriously, if he had broken up the middle panel of the lower row into two panels of “As is” and “our tradition”, would it have been any worse?

  5. Paul Jones

    At least Crankshaft’s Sunday strip had something to do with the story….even if it is just Jffff ordering pizza now that it’s just him for a bit because he doesn’t like doing dishes or cooking.

  6. bobanero

    Something’s missing here. Didn’t we just spend a whole week talking about how Holly’s mother is staying with Funky? Are they so tired today because they spent the afternoon burying her in the back yard?

  7. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Hmmmmmmmmm….. I wonder if a certain public TV network rejected a certain cartoonist’s documentary on a certain cancer book…

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Readers are rejecting him too. Here is his FW collection sales ranking from Amazon. Of course, to Batty, you better buy it from an out of the way, overpriced book shop, not Amazon! But he will still take your money.

      Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,102,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
      #418 in Comic & Graphic Novel Literary Criticism
      #510 in Comics & Graphic Novel History & Prices
      #1264 in How To Create Comics & Manga

      • Rusty Shackleford

        For his Magnum Opus, “Lisa’s Story” also known as the beatification of Lisa.

        Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,680,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
        #936 in Breast Cancer (Books)
        #2811 in Literary Graphic Novels (Books)
        #8276 in Women’s Health (Books)

  8. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Continuity, BatHack Style:

    “Oh, Bull! This irrational behavior! The outbursts! I think we finally have to go see a doctor.”

    “Uh, we already did. Remember? CTE? I retired from school. They held a CTE Pity Party for me and called it a Hall of Fame induction. Try to keep up.”


    “Funky, I know you’re still shoveling because I can see you through the living room window, but I’m calling you on the phone because this can’t wait. Are you sitting down?”

    “I thought you said you could see me.”

    “My Mom is going to live with us.”

    “Well, let’s see. We drove to Florida and picked her up in August. She stayed through Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s March, and she’s still here. I figured this out in September. What was YOUR first clue? Try to keep up.”