Tiny Tuesday Terribles

Link to today’s strip.

As noted yesterday by Fearless Leader, today’s strip was not available for preview…nor will tomorrow’s Thursday’s.  It’s really weird the way Batiuk and his publisher feel that these things have to be protected like precious flowers that will wither if subjected to too much light.

So, yesterday we were introduced to “Kitch Swoon,” a name which has a level of dumbness fairly typical of this strip.  In a world of Mason Jarres, Butter Brinkles and Zanzibars, what’s Kitch Swoon but another addition to the eyeroll list.

Apparently, she needs help which only a comicbook publisher’s staff can provide.  Let’s guess:  she’s having some grand opening, with a number of famous guests, and she needs terrible artwork and poorly-written bios to help publicize the thing.  Either that, or she needs help moving and lifting heavy things, in which case she should prepare for disappointment.

No matter what, I bet we’re on the way to being hit with more awards!


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15 responses to “Tiny Tuesday Terribles

  1. Epicus Doomus

    Excellent, I can watch Les get hit in the head all day.

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    It’s my new screen saver at work.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    It’s very, very weird to me how nobody ever uses the phone in this strip. And I don’t think it’s good to have a business in an old building in a run-down part of town where people can literally just walk right in off the street into thte middle of your office.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Phones, email, a reception desk in the lobby…who needs ’em? Just stroll on in and start doing business with the art department! Atomik Komix cares not for your silly rules. I’m assuming they keep the front door propped open and the fire exits blocked too.

    • Charles

      I love how they don’t have a receptionist, so anyone can just come in and mess with the place. It’s probably how Mindy came in, colored one of Darin’s panels without permission and Darin had no idea who had done it. Anyway, good thing for Atomik Komix that they don’t have a single thing worth stealing.

      Also, Pete, considering the examples of YOUR craft we’ve seen in the strip, you have no cause to run anyone down over their professionalism.

      (I also fat-fingered Pete’s name so that it initially came out as POO)

      • Epicus Doomus

        I mean I do realize that The Author has been doing FW for forty-whatever years and probably doesn’t visit a lot of offices but still, you’d figure he’d see a few on TV or something. Not only do the not have a receptionist, they apparently don’t even have a lobby either.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    Pete, don’t try and flirt with Kitch Swoon in front of your significant other. Or Mindy either, for that fact.

  5. billytheskink

    Pete has a point, though. Yes, Durwood gets paid to draw comic books now, but he’s not a trained artist. No, he’s an MBA graduate who wasn’t valuable enough for a downsizing company to retain who once drew a comic strip in the high school newspaper and had to resort to working at Montoni’s as a 20-something adult despite holding said MBA.

    Pete, on the other hand, has multiple decades of writing comic books under his belt – at Marvel, DC, Batom/Mega Comics, and now Atomik Komix. Why did Durwood get a job storyboarding the Starbuck Jones film(s) despite his portfolio consisting of nothing but Sophomoric Sightings strips and illustrations for Les’ insufferable Lisa gospels? Because professional writer Pete was put in a position to hire him (to be fair, I guess it was Durwood’s good word that got Pete that gig, but it was also the fact that Pete was an experienced professional writer). Why does Durwood even have the job he does now? Oooo, right, it was Pete and his reputation as a writer once again.

    Pete’s a creep, but Durwood has cashed in on their bromance to ride his coattails for half a decade now. Ignore the mopey mook at your own peril, Durwood.

    • Epicus Doomus

      Ah yes, Boy Lisa’s mysterious Big City MBA years. What city? How long was he employed as an MBA? When did he marry Jessica? What was she doing for all that time? Why didn’t he stay with his parents when he returned? All mysteries that have never been explained. I don’t remember if and when he graduated but if we assume he was 18 when Act II ended he was already 31-32 when he returned. It’s like his twenties never even happened.

  6. Paul Jones

    Whatever she needs these two zombies for, it’s bound to be incredibly stupid and mind-numbingly boring. Also, we won’t actually get to see it but instead be told about it elliptically after the fact over terrible pizza.

  7. Banana Jr. 6000

    Why did she walk in? She’s a hipster, and Atomik Komix is in an old run-down neighborhood. She probably just works at the artisinal kombucha store next door.

  8. Professor Fate

    I’m really hoping like hell that this doesn’t swing back to those Starbuck Jones covers that Boy Lisa auctioned off for the St Lisa fund. I’m just getting a bad feeling about this.

  9. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Hello, I’m Crotch Poon. Like all women in Batty’s pointy little bald head, I’m blonde and have a slapnuts hilarious joke name. I’m just wandering up and down this street knocking on random doors and looking for Komix. What a coincidence that this happens to be a komix company. Do you have any komix? And I mean professional ones.”

    “No. We’re just three talentless idiots in Batty’s Wish Fulfillment Fantasy. We sit around doing basically nothing, and never get paid. In fact, we haven’t seen the boss for over three months.”

    “Get out of here right now so we can continue our quirky, pun-laced banter!!”