Gamester’s Paradise.

Link to today’s strip

Many apologies for the late post tonight. Was working a late shift and forgot to set this up before I left.

It did give me a chance to actually SEE today’s strip. And I’m telling you, I can’t wait for Monday where Funky is probably back at Les’s house in the middle of the night. Sunday…the day unmoored to the normal linear time.

And LOOKIE HERE Becky and DSH John actually appearing together in the same panel for the first time in LITERAL YEARS.

One interesting note on the art. There appears to be a K2-SO robot in the background of panel three. I, for one, cannot WAIT for Disney to sue Batiuk for copyright infringement. You don’t mess with the House of Mouse’s IP, they will go after schools, pre-schools, nursing homes, and they will come after YOOOOOOOUUUUU.



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15 responses to “Gamester’s Paradise.

  1. William Thompson

    Because being interested in chess makes you a dork! In your face, Funky!

  2. William Thompson

    So Funky enjoys an intellectually-challenging game, and that somehow makes him a figure of mockery? Wow. Batiuk tries to insult Funky and ends up making himself look pathetic. Up for a game of tic-tac-toe, Battyman?

  3. Epicus Doomus

    I mean I get it, but it’s not really a joke. I suppose two people playing chess are technically “gaming”, which is a mildly wry little observation at best, but it’s not a joke.

    • William Thompson

      I think the joke is “Funky is playing a game while surrounded by geeks, dorks, dweebs, nerds, schnooks and schlemiels! That makes him one too, amirite? And he’s so old he plays an old game!”

      In my mind I see an extra panel, where Batiuk is playing checkers with himself. And losing

  4. billytheskink

    Komix Korner has even fewer paying customers than Montoni’s despite seeing many many many more visitors. Heck, I think the public library has more paying customers than this place…

  5. Doghouse Reilly

    You know, I don’t think I’ve seen that many virgins in one room since that time I attended a Campus Crusade for Christ meeting in college. On second thought, there are probably more here.
    Also, shouldn’t Crazy Harry’s last move leave Funky with the teeth-gritting, upside-down risus sardonicus he sported all of last week?

  6. Paul Jones

    I don’t think Batiuk knows how comic book shops work. It fits nicely with his being a former teacher who has no idea how schools work.

  7. Banana Jr. 6000

    Wow, it’s like if Shylock Fox did “how many copyright violations can you find in this drawing?” The tricky one is that John’s shirt changes from Batman to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

  8. gleeb

    It’s probably better to post after you see the actual strip.

  9. Banana Jr. 6000

    There is a board game café in my neighborhood. The clientele does not look like this at all. There is always a mix of children, their parents, young adults, older adults, and yes, women present. People play games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Hanabi, and too many other good games to count. It also has a nicely stocked bar.

    Not in Westview! Everyone is male. Everyone is 45 years old. Everyone is wearing a comic book t-shirt. Everyone is playing the two board games Tom Batiuk has heard of. And there’s a certain disdain in the way these characters are drawn.

    This strip is a great example of how lame, unimaginative, out of date, out of touch, and just plain hateful Funky Winkerbean is.

    • timbuys

      Something similar opened near where we live, you pay a flat fee to play games and they serve food and drinks for purchase. My daughter went there once for a birthday. Driving by it on a recent Saturday evening, you’d have thought that they were paying people to come the place was so packed. As you note, a mix of all ages and groupings.

    • hitorque

      That’s been his thing for a LONG time… For the same reason why every Comicom and all the Starbucks Jonesey fan fests looked like AARP meetings…

  10. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Looks like the place is packed, John!”

    “And with any luck, my fudge will be, as well!”

    “But there are no underage boys here today, John.”

    “Oh, shoot! Dern! Heck!”

  11. Count of Those Grove

    Oh ye gods! Panel two reveals DSH John is the abandoned bastard son of Dinkle!