Atomik Komix Has You Covered

Link To Today’s Strip

Uh yeah, Boy Lisa, whatever you say. Another fascinating “inside” look at the comic book craft, as imagined by Pulitzer (nominee) Boy. I can practically smell tomorrow’s Sunday sidewards comic book cover from here. Fortunately for everyone involved this should mark the end of his 2018 output and we’ll finally move on to whatever he cranked out last (sigh) year. If it’s anything like this arc we’re gonna be in for a long, long 2020.

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31 responses to “Atomik Komix Has You Covered

  1. William Thompson

    I don’t know why this one reminds me of Ilya Repin’s “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire.” It’s so unlike Batiuk to remind me of anything from the world of art, but there it is.
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Zaporozhye-Cossacks

  2. William Thompson

    What is that by Rubella’s right side? I could swear it’s a portable record player. Is she going to impress the children with her Eisenhower-era version of a CD player, and enchant them with the original sounds of Lawrence Welk?

  3. CRM114

    Actually, it’s Lisa porn with a little s&m thrown in for good measure.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    I’d say it’s more a sign of 3.5 of these people being totally unnecessary to the functioning of this company, really.

  5. billytheskink

    It’s like Atomik Komix has a rule that no more than 2 people can be doing something productive at a time.

  6. Gerard Plourde

    A single panel strip in which the only action occurring is invisible to the reader and has to be explained by Darin. Even when he tries to show, TomBa ends up having to tell.

  7. I would say that the Atomik Komix rule is that Tom Batiuk “is overly excited by” over the move pathetic and depressing stuff imaginable.

  8. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    WOWIE!!! Not only do WE get to watch people make komix, even the characters get to watch people make komix!!! I’m pretty sure after today’s episode was completed, BatBoy and Ayrhead yanked out their weenies and simultaneously squirted on it, after a good bit of “sword fighting” and peenee “fist bumping” en route.

    Well, shit… Now that MintyMIN is “writing,” and Crazy Commie Cap Cat Lady is arting up a storm, Duuuhhhren and Baggyeyes are no longer needed.

    “Y’fired!”

  9. Doghouse Reilly

    Hmmmmm…the sure sign that a writer couldn’t think of a joke today and just decided to go with a “Hey, kids, wait ’til you cast your peepers on our guest artist’s amazing sideways salute cover tomorrow! It’ll be the cat’s pajamas!”

    And seriously, what commercial artist doesn’t love people standing around their work space while they’re trying to draw?

  10. Charles

    So we get to watch people watching people watch a person drawing a picture? What the hell is up with that?

  11. Paul Jones

    And the worst of it that yesterday’s tantrum led nowhere. That’s the thing of it. Batiuk used to be able to follow a narriative threat once. Granted, that thread went places like “Smoking marijuana will destroy you” or “Jfffff wanted to piss himself and run away to Canada when the National Guard showed up” but it went somewhere.

    • Banana Jr. 6000

      And after such an extreme drawing, too. We never see that much emotion from these characters. I thought for sure the “Mindy submitting her first script” arc would be continued. Maybe it’s just delayed until Monday so Batiuk can use a day building up his precious Sunday comic book cover.

      I’m betting it’s Wayback Wendy. Perhaps with a hint that this is Mindy’s script. That would make perfect sense in this world: the characters rush to meet deadlines, then the script needs revisions that make the writer nervous/angry, then the comic is complete without any explanation.

  12. Count of Tower Grove

    Minders’ risperidone must’ve kicked in.

  13. Hannibal's Lectern

    Vinyl records are now the recorded-music medium of choice for millennial hipsters, so I expect that in tomorrow’s strip “Ruby Lisp” will rip off her septuagenarian disguise (including latex mask) and reveal herself to be Adillydilly. Realizing she might not find many openings in the architecture business if she stayed in Worstview, she minored in KomiX “Book” Art.

    • Double Sided Scooby Snack

      Even though I think that’s a humorous idea, I don’t think there’s any way in Hell Adillydilly goes around without her She-Jab. Her 14 brothers would feed her into a wood chipper while yelling “Allah, Allah, he’s our guy! Piss him off, and you must die! LULULULULULU!”

      • Banana Jr. 6000

        DSSS, I suggest you brush up on any Respectful Workplace or similar policies you might be subject to. You can get in a lot of trouble saying things like that in public.

      • ian'sdrunkenbeard

        As a “snowflake”, here is my $.02. I’m sure someone will correct me if they think I’m wrong.
        “Political correctness” simply means being polite.
        In FW, I will make fun of a gay person, but not because they’re gay.
        I will make fun of a woman, but not because she’s a woman.
        I will make fun of a person of another race, but not because of their race.
        I will make fun of a Muslim, but not because of their religion.
        To me that’s just not funny. (I personally think it’s hilarious to put swear words into the mouths of the uptight FW characters, but that’s the 14 year old boy coming out in me.)
        I don’t think there’s a place on SOSF for homophobia, misogyny, racism, or Islamophobia. I could go to a million places on the internets if I wanted to see that vile shit. I come here to read hilarious comments about a dumb comic strip, so lighten up.
        (Steps down from soapbox.)

        • ian'sdrunkenbeard

          Oh no! A down vote! I hoped we would all join hands and sing “Kumbaya” now. If not that, how about the song from “Gilligan’s Island”?

        • Double Sided Scooby Snack

          Dood, what color is the sky in your world? It’s blue here on the planet Earth. Come visit us sometime! You may NOT… let me say that louder… NOT! make fun of a gay, a woman, persons of non-white races, or Muslims at any time for any reason. Your argument that you make fun of X, but not because they’re X, is more flimsy than wet toilet paper.

          You can’t make fun of X, period, chum.

          As an experiment, try it sometime. Not here, though. Do it somewhere else, out of context. Aw, go ahead. Dare ya.

          When you’re called out for it, send a link to your smug, self righteous proclamation above as your defense.

          That’s just my $.02. Rock on, brotha.

      • Maxine of Arc

        You seem nice.

    • William Thompson

      It can’t be Adeelah. If nothing else, cleanliness is an important thing in Islam, so there’s no way she’d get anywhere near the infamous Atomik Komix restroom, or spread her prayer rug on any of the floors in that building.

  14. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Well, Banana Boy, if I triggered you – or any other snowflakey SJW reading this – I’m deeply, profoundly, humbly sorry. I know you and Allah are close. I will send a copy of this exchange to my employer, my pastor, Hillary Clinton, God, and every camel fornicator I know. I’ll beg for their mercy and accept their consequences.

    In no way did I ever intend to imply that Muslims are anachronistic, misogynist, bloodthirsty, murderous, hateful, foul smelling savages. They are not. They are the bestest people in the whole wide world. I regret giving the impression I felt otherwise.

    I kneel before you in abject supplication.

  15. Batgirl

    Gonna say that I’m with the Beard and the Banana on this one.