Early Dawning, Sunday Morning

Link to today’s strip (eventually).

Sunday’s strip was not available for preview…and boy, writing that makes me feel like a Tom Batiuk character, saying the same thing over and over and expecting it to be funny…eventually!  As Fearless Leader noted yesterday, I think I’ve had the most “strip not available” entries of all time (a situation which forces me to pull things from my spinnerets to post, and thank you all for indulging me thus).  Still…the most something–it’s an award!  I am Number One!

But the situation makes me scared that I ticked off some Elder God, and as punishment I’m going to show up as a character in the strip.   Can you imagine a more horrible fate?  I bet if you proposed this to Dante, he’d have turned pale and said, “Whoah, dude, I only imagined nine levels of Hell.  You’re like, ill or something.”

But fate is what it is.  Still, I promise if that happens, I’m going to go right up to Les and ask him, “Do you read Sutter Cane?

As for the Sunday strip, I imagine we’re going to see the Bleat crew wrap up their “podcast” and “newsprint” coverage of the fair, using more video footage of various fair goings-on.  After all, the Dark Twin promised “the dark side” of the fair, which–oh, who am I kidding?  That part of the story was forgotten as soon as Tom Batiuk pulled it out of his spinnerets.  Thinking things through takes time away from reading Flash comics.

Speaking of comics, tonight ends my session in the agony booth; tomorrow, the lovely, talented and very well informed Comic Book Harriet takes the center seat.   Please join me in wishing her luck as the long-threatened “Funky-Crankshaft” crossover feature commences.   As for me, I…well, I await the Yellow Sign.

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12 responses to “Early Dawning, Sunday Morning

  1. Epicus Doomus

    So he’s trying to give these two their own personalities now, eh? Well, fleshing out two obscure, seldom-used characters from another strip is exactly what loyal FW readers have been clamoring for, right? Right??

    • comicbookharriet

      Can’t wait to learn all about Keesterman’s crushed mailbox art earning first place at the fair!

  2. Gerard Plourde

    Somehow I don’t think that this kind of thing would be a revelation for twins raised together.

  3. billytheskink

    None of this is true, the only thing these two did when they were younger was bother Lillian McKenzie.

    Particularly disturbing amount of BatiukButt today…

    • Rusty Shackleford

      They also stole tons of money from that old lady when she got dementia. Had a huge party in her bookshop and trashed the place.

  4. Paul Jones

    Given that Crankshaft is busy whining that rides are getting older while people riding look younger, I think the twins are the connecting factor in the crossover.

  5. Banana Jr. 6000

    My God, is this joke botched. Here, let me improve it:

    “While you were playing with dolls, I was playing Fortnite.”

    That’s much better, isn’t it? It’s something a real teenager would do; it’s a non-disturbing explanation for why she’s good at shooting games; it resembles human speech; it fits in a word bubble, and it doesn’t contradict a week’s worth of “kids don’t know what old things are” jokes. And don’t tell me “Fortnite” would date the strip, because right now it’s name-dropping someone who died in 1926.

    The great strips of the past weren’t just well-drawn, they were well-written. Today’s comics page has too many strips like this one, where a viable joke fails because it’s so poorly executed. Or, like last Sunday’s strip, outdated pop culture references they can’t even get right. Seriously, comic strip producers, hire someone under the age of 50 to punch up your jokes. It really would help a lot.

  6. Cheap Jim

    Maybe if you waited an hour or so before looking for the latest Winkerbeanery.

  7. gleeb

    Maybe if you waited for an hour or so before posting about yesterday’s Winkerbeanery.

  8. Doghouse Reilly

    Next she’ll send a telegram to President McKinley offering to raise a regiment of girl sharpshooters to drive the Spanish out of Cuba. Remember the Maine!

  9. Maxine of Arc

    Mopey Pete has absolutely no frame of reference for anything that isn’t comic related, apparently. And she wants to hang out with this twerp why?