So, either Wally is just now being hired at Montoni’s, despite all the history to the contrary, or Tom Batiuk thinks “Welcome” means “You’re still working here, in the same position, but now you have a degree.” And well Tony might add, “A degree you’ll do nothing with, of course, except increase the amount of depression in your life, in that you’re now a dishwasher with a degree.”
I think I’ve figured out a possible reason for Batiuk’s utter lack of continuity: he hates this strip as much as the rest of the world does, and it’s painful to go back and re-read it. All he’s doing is pounding them out until that 50th.
I have to say, Funky’s exercise routine has finally paid off. I don’t think he’s looked this trim in years. Or maybe Ayers gets paid by the number of fat-asses he has to draw, and Batiuk has a budget in place for 2019.
After thinking about it for awhile (a phrase I hate wasting on Funky Winkerbean) it bothers me the way Tony is drawn. Based on Wally and Adeela’s elbows, I can sort of see where the tabletop should be, but somehow Tony looks too tall. So either they’re sitting in kiddie chairs, which would be par for the course for Wally, or Tony is standing on a box.
Why is it that no one involved in the creation of this strip gives a good hot damn about its presentation?