Today’s strip was not available for preview.
As usual Sunday’s strip wasn’t available for preview. Should’ve had a betting pool going on if it’s going to be a sideways comic book cover.
I’m going to a minor league baseball game Saturday night. Unfortunately/fortunately it’s not the Toledo Mudhens, but one thing Batiuk gets right is that minor league baseball is a fun way to spend an evening.
Horrors await us on Monday. I’m gearing myself up to beat them back with cold hard facts and wacky observations.
19 responses to “Sunday, August 25”
CBH, unlike Batiuk, we are going to have your back. Since you’re a scholar, you’re going to be well above whatever Batiuk poops out.
Ah, she calls komix “books.” She’s a bona fide cool person in Batty’s pointy little bald head. ALL the really cool kids call ‘em books.
“Relax, it’ll be your turn in the barrel before you know it.”
“It’s in my apartment. We’re going to fuck in it.”
Good thing the AtomiK KomiX building is an old factory–the Snap-On Tools man still comes by!
Major LOL @ Snap-on Tools!
Come on, people! Today’s strip is more fun than a barrel of Funkies!
The sideways panel is coming. First, revisionist history, invoking Crankshaft and also, obsolete and obscure slang that failed to catch on.
Revisionist history indeed! We’re being asked to believe that Jeff, who had to hide his Starbuck Jones decoder ring under the floorboards of his bedroom was able to keep a collection of comic books that he eventually moved to his house and stored in the attic and, inexplicably collected Miss American.
We’re also being asked to believe that Mindy, who has shown no interest in comics up to now, found those and not only read them, but also took the time and energy to research the artist responsible.
If all of this is part of Mindy’s backstory, how is it that it hasn’t been an integral part of the Mindy and Pete relationship?
And, while we’re at it, shouldn’t Mindy be close in age to Jessica Fairgood (Darling), making her somewhere between 30 and 40?
And if she were always so into comics, why didn’t she actively seek work in the business instead of just stumbling into her job?
Nice Thesaurus work Batty.
Susan Smith cameo in today’s Crankshaft?
Good eye, but it’s probably just the strip’s inability to draw women who differ in any way.
Ah, yes. Slutty Susan, one of the few somewhat attractive Batyuck females. Threw away her career by kissing Goatee Boy.
I don’t blame her for leaving town in disgrace. I would have done the same, even if I didn’t get chewed out by Princ’pal Nate.
Oh, was there a quarter inch from reality taken from the headlines serious business about a teacher seducing her student? Thank god I either wasn’t here for that or have, mercifully, retasked those neurons to better purposes.
No, it was a dumber story about her chasing after Les, continuing the obsession she had had in high school.
Literally, her entire character arc, from early teenagerhood to adult in her thirties, wove around her attempts to seduce Les and the fallout from her failure to do so.
Anyway, Scooby Snack should probably come up with a more specific nickname since Goatee Boy can very easily mean either Les or Owen. I propose “The Absolute Shittiest Man in the World”, but I realize that that might not be clear when we’re talking about this bunch.
Clearly, CommieDinkle’s role has now been reduced to trying to push out Batook’s latest (fake) catchphrase.
Sigh. Women have come so far in FW. The wrong way, but far.
Whoops. Real catchphrase, as Paul Jones pointed out, but obsolete/obscure. Glad I caught that before some beady-eyed nitpicker did!
TB does love his bricks and tiles, doesn’t he?
How does Mindy know so much about Miss American? She’s wearing a t-shirt of the character, for Chrissakes! Therefore, it can’t be that obscure!
This is all so obnoxiously hipster. The author wants comic books to be such a fine niche as to have these twee conversations, while at the same time being important enough to have collectible value, merchandising, and major motion pictures.
“We’re all going to die eventually”…the FW tagline.
This has to be a record for retcons. On Sunday Mindy says “I’ve been a fan of your work in those old books for a really long time.” In today’s strip she’s says “In a lot of my dad’s old comic books there was an artist who signed the work R. Lith…was that you?”
So which is it?