Link to today’s strip

Apologies for the late post. I decided to wait for the Sunday strip to drop, rather than blather on about something from earlier this week.

The last thing Funky needs is nutritional value. Given the weight he’s able to hold onto despite working out with a personal trainer, he must have the metabolism of a hibernating turtle.

Funky also seems to be suffering from a serious case of IMS. Irritable Male Syndrome. Spilling food on yourself often, as well as other issues with fine motor control, are probably a sign of some kind of tragic illness. Money on Parkinson’s.

Funky doesn’t take vitamins? They were paranoid enough about his health to take a trip to see a specialist together a couple years ago, but he doesn’t take a basic multivitamin? Way to go out on a limb for a non-joke.

Some really crisp linework in the strip today. No weird lobster hands, lots of detail, and weirdly dramatic shading. I mean, look at the detail out the window. And just an almost loving rendering of pasta noodles…mmmm….

Too bad the marinara looks like blood. Funky, you got red on you.


Filed under Son of Stuck Funky

14 responses to “Spagettaboutit!

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Given all the eating practice Morty…er, I mean Funky…has had over the years, how is he still missing his mouth? It doesn’t appear he misses it too often, though.

  2. Paul Jones

    It must be awful to have Tom Batiuk in your life. I betcha that the person he based Funky on thinks they were friends.

  3. Charles

    Given the weight he’s able to hold onto despite working out with a personal trainer, he must have the metabolism of a hibernating turtle.

    Nah, if Batiuk has Funky at his age eating pizza at about the same clip as all the rest of his characters, his shape is one of the most realistic things about this strip, especially with him exercising only reluctantly.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      My wife and I haven been working with a trainer for a month now. Both of us are down a couple of lbs already.

      Most of it is diet really and since I like to cook, we rarely eat at restaurants or eat anything processed.

      Funky probably binges on bags of low fat chips, diet soda, or whatever fake food Holly feeds him….

    • Tom

      It’s just a matter of time until he has the Big One. Then Les can write another book “Funky At Rest”.

  4. The Nelson Puppet

    Batiuk has just about done it. He’s making these “comic strips” so bland as to be virtually un-snarkable.

  5. Gerard Plourde

    Funky is habitually dropping food on his clothes? Has no one told him about napkins? Or is their use something alien to (or perhaps forbidden in) Westviewian culture?

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Ugh, bad looking plate of pasta. Must be the same stuff he sells at Montoni’s .

  7. billytheskink

    Funky has eaten pizza so often that he’s forgetting how forks work.

    Still, he doesn’t mock people insufferably like his wife, or every other character in this strip, so he’s got that going for him.

    • Epicus Doomus

      This is a great point. When you think about it, Funky may be the nicest guy in the Funkyverse. He good-naturedly tolerates endless mockery, he employs pretty much anyone, he’s a patient landlord, he’s still on friendly terms with his cynical self-absorbed ex-wife and the one time I remember him goofing on someone he ended up apologizing on bended knee. It’s all the more remarkable given how frequently Batiuk beats on him.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Unoriginal. Batty’s just stealing from Charles Schultz.

      There goes Funky Winkerbean, good ol Funky Winkerbean. How I hate him.

    • comicbookharriet

      So Holly secretly has a feeder fetish? Cue the end of the movie Feed. With Funky massive and bedridden, and Les holding Holly at gunpoint.