Author Topic: The comics


The comics
« on: December 04, 2020 »

As a paperboy back when trees could more proudly sacrifice themselves to keep the public informed, one of my hands gripped bars a lot like that trophy on the upper left, whilst the other aimed deadly accurate [Mostly False - Snopes] missiles of news (and comics) at one aluminum screen door after another. I didn't actually aim for the doors, but often enough, BANG! I've been chased by a few dogs in my time, too.

Not sure what's going on with those antlers on the right.

Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman have a regular paying gig keeping people entertained and I don't, so they must be doing something right. It's just hard to see in this example.

It's funny 'cause it's true.

Speed Bump's hit rate is higher than most of the rest of the fare on the comics page I check regularly in my hometown paper.

Hammie and his sister are currently in a story arc involving said shoe. A fetish is born.

As a vegetarian, this did indeed make me gag a little.

Scott Adams wants a lot more of your time than it took to read this.

Blondie has always been oh dear.

I’ll say one thing for the often grim Funky Winkerbean: the faces aren’t as disturbing as many others on the page.

It would be a bit strong to call the toothless gaping mouths (this isn’t the best example) in FBOW my bête noire, but it is the funnies, so hyperbole is allowed.

I liked this one. It’s a nice reminder of how different animals navigate the world.

Separated at birth: Ziggy and that dog.

As with other oldies, the man is gone but the strip goes on.

Finally, here are a few the paper will never run, beginning with an offering from the all-too-fleeting Time Is A Flat Circus:


The bottom panels were left blank in the original, which is clearly an invitation to write your own.

reaction shot

For peak WTAF try this, which uniquely for Sophie Labelle’s work, almost turns a grimace into a smile at the end.

For first class comic curmudgeonliness see Josh.


Glory days
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021 »
Have been thinking a lot about lemonade lately. You know, life hands you a lemon, don't just toss it over your shoulder because you don't like funny-shaped fruit.

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