Perfectly Gross

More confirmation that this strip has devolved into nothing more than the author’s favorite characters having their wildest dreams fall into their laps today. Given how all we’ve really seen of Darin’s drawing skills is Sophomoric Sightings I don’t think this is really saying much. And I strongly doubt Pete’s writing skills would produce much of a woman, either.
What do you think Jess and Darin are talking about? I think it’s either “Did you know chimpanzees and silent film stars can be part of a murderous love triangle?” or “Wow, your significant other only wears Flash Underoos, too?!”.


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20 responses to “Perfectly Gross

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    No, no no, just no. You didn’t get anything from comic strips, save for an out of shape body, and a strangely function8ng brain. Your life has been an utter waste of time. Now you have cancer, the greatest gift Westfield can give, but yet you still mope, that Lisa isn’t a saint, Cayla isn’t white, and Les still publishes. ‘‘Tis life in the Batty zone.

  2. billytheskink

    The Atomic Komix Bullpen is hard at work as usual, I see.

    Anyways, who are these two trying to convince? Each other or themselves?

    • spacemanspiff85

      The title of today’s strip is “Two Totally 100% Entirely Heterosexual Men Who Definitely Are in Healthy Loving Relationships With Women, Okay?”.

  3. Banana Jr. 6000

    Wow, a Funky Winkerbean strip with four happy people in it. Everyone’s happy with their relationships, and Jess has turned down a lucrative job offer to spend more time with her family. GEE, THIS ISN’T ABOUT TO GET DARK. I’m betting the parlay on “Atomic Komix goes out of business” plus “Skyler medical emergency, which will be treated with complete unironic seriousness.”

    • Jimmy

      Skyler? Oh, the person Jess was so excited to see but didn’t bother to visit?

      • Banana Jr. 6000

        It’s a guess, but I wouldn’t put it past the strip to be that lacking in self-awareness.

    • Charles

      It’s not going to be Chester shutting down Atomic Komix because that would just bring all of Darin and Jessica’s bad financial decisions into sharp relief. He can’t show Darin regretting his giving valuable artwork to the Lisa charity, nor can he show Jessica resenting him for it, but if he shows these two under financial distress, this and Jessica rejecting a lucrative job offer will just hang over the whole plot. They’re going to be comfortable financially from here on out. Besides, Chester, like Mason, appears to have unlimited finances. He’s not going to have uber rich Chester suddenly decide to make good financial decisions after all the stupid crap he’s been shown doing up to this point.

      That’s why I think Jessica’s gonna die. Does she get cancer so Batiuk’s whole métier becomes grossly transparent, or does she die of something else? Dying in childbirth would be appropriately dramatic for these chuds and their over the top displays of affection.

      • Charles

        That’s why I think Jessica’s gonna die. Does she get cancer so Batiuk’s whole métier becomes grossly transparent, or does she die of something else?

        But I also can’t dismiss Batiuk trying to fix one of his narrative mistakes by killing the annoyingly superfluous Skyler, despite the enormous blowback that a comic strip killing a child would get. He just might think it’ll earn him plaudits, but it will instead earn him condemnation.

  4. Epicus Doomus

    Sure Tom, whatever you say. So essentially the entire Buster Brittle arc came down to “Darin loves his wife”. That was five weeks well spent.

  5. Jimmy

    Nothing brings in comic book readers like bland blonde in mom jeans.

    On second thought, the average comic book reader is probably at least approaching middle age, so maybe today’s strip checks out.

  6. Paul Jones

    Batty’s Freudian slip is showing again. He’s still the dope from the AV club who thinks a girl is something guys are supposed to be assigned to go along with their locker and their lunch tray.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Good point. If only he could combine the “hot one” with the “comic book nerd” one, his life’s work would truly be complete.

  7. Professor Fate

    Yep when I got up today one of the things I wanted to see was how content Mopey Pete and Boy Lisa were with their lives.
    Again where is the gun toting talking chimp when you need him?

  8. Interesting that he would say “comic strip” and not “comic book.” The number of hot women in comics exceeds the number of stars in the galaxy. In comic strips, on the other hand…well, I can’t think of any, except most of the women in “Lil Abner.”

    Is this Batiuk’s way of saying “My characters are so interesting and rewarding! Stop saying they’re terrible!”

    • Batgirl

      At various times the women in Judge Parker have been drawn to be curvaceous … actually a lot more curvaceous than the Young Lad model here.
      Oh and Blondie. Blondie is always hot.

  9. Charles

    Why is Jessica standing like that while talking to Mindy?

  10. Hitorque

    Um.. yeah.

    Men don’t talk about the women in their lives like that to other men unless they’re getting ready to swap