Double Sided Scooby Snack
February 8, 2020 at 12:12 pm
Uh oh! Well, so much for “Take your favorite guy to lunch day.”
Well, what do you know? Jessica is not about to let Darin off the hook for blowing his check on other comix artists’ work, and Darin reveals himself to be not completely clueless by picking up on her anger.
16 responses to “You Better Work”
Ha ha ha! So it’s like “Everybody Loves Raymond” or something, except without the funny and likeable characters and somewhat believable premises. Poor beleaguered Jessica is fuming over her hapless man-child husband’s nitwittery despite the fact that she completely enabled Boy Lisa every single step of the way! Simply hilarious. Note to Batom: you really need to get out more, as the folks you’re meeting at the pizzeria and those signings aren’t really representative of the, uh, general population, let’s say.
So it’s like “Everybody Loves Raymond” or something, except without the funny and likeable characters and somewhat believable premises.
So it’s exactly like “Everybody Loves Raymond”, then.
Except, incredibly enough, even MORE bland.
First time Jessica (I think it’s Jessica?) has shown a spine. Not that it will impact anything at all, starting Monday. Dullard will still be a squeeing Flash fan, and Jessica will add “Sorry!” to her doormat.
It’s such a stupid, stupid tangent. Once again the reader learns absolutely nothing about the characters, comic books, comic (sigh) book art or Atomik Komix. It’s just dumb sub-sitcom-level “love n’ marriage” tropes with no real context or meaning, not even in the most superficial way. He can’t even be bothered to put any effort into a subject he never shuts up about.
I was sending it more back to the ’50s and I Love Lucy style.
How do we know that Kitschy Coo is solvent, and not in the sense of “drank Ruby Lith’s special coffee?” I’d want to make sure her checks don’t bounce. And I want to find out by seeing Dullard humiliate himself by trying to cash his check at the bank.
Push harder, Messica! Don’t let that window interrupt Darrin’s plunge to the sidewalk!
A couple of questions-
Where is the art Darin bought since its existence appears to be news to Jessica? Could it be hanging in Pete’s place?
Did TomBa actually plan the arc to unfold this way? What led him to actually and uncharacteristically give Jessica this much of a spine?
And notice that once again Mindy is nowhere to be seen.
Batiuk, why is it wrong for a woman to insist her spouse work? Why is it wrong for her to insist that he make use of his Satan-given talent and take advantage of a major opportunity that was just dropped in his lap? Why shouldn’t she expect him to atone for wasting the community assets on a dubious investment? Is the response “Well, she’s an irresponsible ditz, too, so don’t expect me to treat this like a real-world issue! I only try that when I smell a Pulitzer in the wind.”
Wait… Jess thinks Durwood works?
He works out with his special pens. That’s why he has such a strong right wrist.
So, are we to assume that “Ms. Swoon” and her “Dibbs Gallery” are now going to specialize full-time in comic book art? In a small town in Ohio?
And that it never occurred to lifelong fanboy and “professional” comics illustrator Duh-win, who’s been to conventions and auctions, that he could sell his own artwork for profit (Okay, having seen his work I can sort of understand that one)?
And yet, we are supposed to ignore the fact that she wastes just as much money doing something equally futile. She can make her unwatched and unwatchable documentaries without leaving home, you know.
It’s a solid ending, provided you ignore that Darin gave away a much larger windfall to the Les’ Larceny fund, that Jessica turned down a much more lucrative job offer and doesn’t raise their child either, and that comic book art simply isn’t worth that much.
Occasionally Batiuk does get it right. One of the strips in the otherwise atrocious CTE arc, the one about Linda saying caring for Bull is making her a good liar, was well-written, executed and insightful. Have you ever known a bratty child who behaves perfectly every once in a while just to show he can, he just refuses to? Funky Winkerbean seems like that.
Wouldn’t any art Durwood draws, be property of Chester the Molestor? I mean he works for him and I ASSume he has a contract with him.