One Mere Monday

Link to today’s strip.

Monday’s strip was not available for preview.  I’m going to guess it’ll be the start of the threatened “Funky-Crankshaft” crossover, and it will involve Pete and Mindy going to the state fair.  There, they’ll talk about how melancholy it all is.

Sorry for pulling a Batiukian move like this, but I’ve got early morning work tomorrow and can’t stay late enough for the thing to drop.


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18 responses to “One Mere Monday

  1. billytheskink

    A woman named “Kitch Swoon” who has Crazy Harry’s haircut? I know someone who SHOULD be looking for some professional help…

    • spacemanspiff85

      He wanted to go with Blondie McBoobs but figured that would be too witty and literary for the Twitter tots.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    “Kitch Swoon”…I have to assume this will involve (sigh) comic book-related art of some kind. Perhaps it’ll be an arc about how (sigh) annoying hipster speculators have (sigh) ruined comic book art somehow, as we know how BatHack feels about that “topic”, so to speak. Just seeing that he’s still stuck on (sigh) Boy Lisa does not bode well for this arc or anything else, really.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    Batiuk has been going hardcore in the “whimsical” name department lately. I really don’t like it.

  4. William Thompson

    Kitsch Swoon should have called dibbs on a better name.

  5. Paul Jones

    Great. A character with a stupid name put there for the purpose of Batiuk of having Very Deep Thoughts about a subject that he is deliberately misinformed about. This is called “Monday.”

  6. I have to resort to bullet points because I got a few things to say:

    • Batty’s “whimsical” names for new characters are usually pretty on-the-nose (“Cliff Anger” = cliffhanger). I saw this one and kept repeating “Kitch Swoon” out loud trying to figure out if it was supposed to mean anything. OK, “kitsch” is more or less a synonym of “tacky” or “in poor taste,” so we’ll allow it…but swoon?
    • “The lawyer’s office” downstairs? But Chester owns the whole building! But it actually makes sense that he’d rent out some of the space, seeing that his company has a staff of three.
    • There’s no lobby or receptionist in this building? This dame just strolled right in to the office.
    • Programming note: Tuesday’s strip won’t appear online til midnight EDT, and the start of a new month means the strip for Thursday 8/1 won’t be available for preview either. We’ll have placeholder posts up so that you night owls can begin firing away when the strips do drop. Thanks for reading and commenting!
    • William Thompson

      Kitsch makes her swoon, what with her delicate effete sensibilities. Does she (a) get a pie in her face (b) become a True Believer in the magic of comic books or (c) fade into the background as her chauffeur makes a cryptic phone call?

    • Epicus Doomus

      I assume (sigh) she “swoons” over “kitsch” and her request for “professional help” has to mean this involves some sort of (sigh) original comic book-related art or memorabilia. Maybe she’s the sap who shelled out for the Phil Holt collection at that auction or maybe she somehow stumbled upon a trove of old Starbuck Jones crap or something.

    • spacemanspiff85

      Her name is Swoon because she’s a girl. Girls swoon.

  7. Maxine of Arc

    I smell a scathing denouncement of speculation in comic book art. So which is it? Is it disgraceful to treat comic art as any other medium to be bought and sold, or is it totally OK to sell off a collection of original art given to you by a sad old man, because Dead Lisa said so?

  8. Banana Jr. 6000

    Couldn’t her name be “Kitschy?” That at least sounds like a girl’s name. And it goes better with “Swoon.” You don’t have to say “tsch” and “sw” back to back. “Cliff Anger” sounds a lot more real. It’s corny, but you can imagine an actor giving themself a stage name like that.

  9. The Dreamer

    Kitch Swoon coming in to offer Jess a job the second she moves back…continuing FW’s totally unrealistic portrayal of nobody ever being unemployed for long

  10. Banana Jr. 6000

    Side question: if “Batiuk” is pronounced “Battick”, then “Batiukian” must rhyme with “Vatican.” For some reason, I find this amusing.

    • William Thompson

      You mean, the home of an old guy who’s declared himself infallible and is surrounded by people who tell him and everyone else he’s the greatest?

      • Banana Jr. 6000

        Yeah, that. Also, it makes last week’s title “Batiukian Butt Banter” a lot funnier.

  11. Professor Fate

    To paraphrase Dorothy Parker “What fresh Comic Book Hell is this?”