Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, 2/7/16
Congratulations to Barney Google and Snuffy Smith for deftly handling this reveal, this sudden shift in perspective revealing that those we see as bestial have their own way of looking at the world, and that our actions through their eyes are truly monstrous. It’s right out of the classic sci-fi horror novel I Am Legend, and it’s sad that this century-old comic strip created to make fun of hillbilly stereotypes manages to pull off this nuanced narrative twist better than, say, any of the movies the novel was turned into.
Your comic strip characters are all bird-people and they live in trees and sometimes they fly but they never, ever acknowledge “Oh, we’re genetic freak shows that look like birds but wear clothes and talk and have jobs.”
I get it.
But if you’re going to go down this road
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, 1/30/16
Maybe if Hootin’ Holler’s lone clergyman weren’t a theological fraud, the town’s inhabitants would be a little more familiar with Genesis 9:11, where God promises that, among all the methods He has at His disposal for wiping out all life on Earth, mass flooding was the one He was specifically renouncing. Anyway, don’t worry, Snuffy, Parson Tuttle is probably just putting some personal touches on the nice yacht he was able to buy with all your community’s contributions.
Beetle Bailey, 1/30/15
I truly enjoy Sarge’s look of gentle bafflement and bemusement in panel two. “Wait, so this is a joke about how young people only know about cell phones? But we’re still wearing these uniforms? What the fuck year is it even supposed to be?”
Judge Parker, 12/24/15
Judge Parker Senior looks very excited about the prospect of the ceremony at which he’ll receive his major literary award taking place at some kind of Illuminati sex temple!
Rex Morgan, M.D., 12/24/15
Ahhh, I do love a good Rex Morgan pissyface. “I was prepared to tolerate a Scottish nanny,” Rex is thinking, “but I’ll be damned if I allow my daughter to be educated by the Irish.”
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, 12/24/15
Merry Christmas, everybody! Here’s hoping you live in a community where you have easy access to basic preventative medicine and shelter from the cold!