Someone Sure Likes Drawing Bricks

I know it’s not exactly a huge company, but I’m still kind of shocked that someone can just walk in off the street totally unannounced right into where Pete and Darrin work. Now why couldn’t that have been what the epic gun violence storyline was about?
Pete’s face in the second panel is absolutely hideous. Is there any point in yelling like that? I’m pretty sure everyone is in one room, except maybe Chester who isn’t too far away.
I’m also pretty sure that Batiuk had Pete and Darrin bowing to someone and saying they were unworthy really recently. Wasn’t funny then, not funny now. Also, if there’s a giant Atomik Komix sign on the outside of the building, why is there one on the inside?


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14 responses to “Someone Sure Likes Drawing Bricks

  1. billytheskink

    Two bit retail shop owners > comic book creators and artists

    Those Marvel and DC rejection letters still sting, it seems.

  2. I’m also pretty sure that Batiuk had Pete and Darrin bowing to someone and saying they were unworthy really recently.

    • Spacemanspiff85

      I knew it was something like that, but I couldn’t bring myself to actually search for it. 😛

  3. bigd1992

    That made me nauseous.

  4. louder

    Bricks are nice and even, carpet looks like a cat took a dump on it, characters are idiots, story already making no sense… just another week in Cancerville.

  5. “Excrement” is ashamed to be associated with this strip. In fact, excrement is lawyering up.

  6. Epicus Doomus

    I don’t even want to contemplate beginning to think about eventually pondering what comic books could possibly have to do with Butter Brickel, unless this is something completely different, which means we have yet another dangling plot thread to contend with. I do like how AK still only employs an owner, writer, artist and color-er. I guess it’s one of those magical kinds of comic book companies you hear about, where the comic books just spontaneously come into being and print and ship themselves. Or maybe they just sit around hoping a comic book store owner will drop by unannounced, a business model that should have AK in the black by the 2300s or so.

  7. Paul Jones

    Given the snippet of dialog in the masthead, we’re about to be reminded that Chester is going to have distinct trouble with the idea of FREE comic day owing to his being Eugene Krabs lifted clean.

  8. comicbookharriet

    Why are they bowing to a comics shop owner? Because he represents an endangered species destined to be supplanted by a combination of digital consumption and online direct distribution? Or because DSH John is the only store stocking Atomik Komix?

  9. Gerard Plourde

    So is Free Comic Book Day going to be the focus of the next three weeks? No wonder Burchett bailed.

  10. Rusty Shackleford

    My neighbor works in Cleveland. They had to fence off their parking lot and hire security guards to protect employees and their cars from thieves and harassers.

    No way any business just leaves their office open like that. Never mind the fact that today many people telecommute and therefore big costly offices of the past are no longer needed.

  11. bayoustu

    After getting a look at Pete Rmxyzptlk there in panel 2, I can see how Mindy would fall for him! Yeesh…

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Well he works in the comic book industry so….in Battys mind, why wouldn’t that turn her on?

  12. Madcougar92

    As a lifelong comic book reader, I can tell you this: comic book companies have zero respect for comic book store owners. Zero.