Thursday, April 20, 2006


Three today:
Barkeater Lake by Corey Pandolph
Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau
Frazz by Jef Mallet

And The Matt pointed out that I missed one yesterday. It wasn't a shut-out afterall.
The Buckets by Greg Cravens and Scott Stantis

So I only recently discovered Barkeater Lake and I've started following it online. Last week, all I knew was that there was a talking dog in it. Now I know that the talking dog's name is Banks, he flies an airplane, and he's a sarcastic jerk.

Doonesbury has been on the watch three times in the past month, and each one has been from the B.D. storyline. I don't know that means...I just notice these things.

Frazz is back after a long break from the watch. Frazz, the self-righteous school janitor, makes fun of a kid for not having any income. What's your problem, Frazz? When are you going to do something with your life and get a real job?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know about the doonesbury this week.... the SPP is supposed to show time elapsing, and note that the `punchline' (scarequoted because it's not a punchline that would normally require a comic beat) isn't the first thing said after the SPP, it's the second. it just wouldn't work without the set-up line, which is given in the ultimate panel.

i dunno, you're the expert---but it doesn't feel to me like it works the same way as the typical cases.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Matt Guerrero said...

Maybe Frazz is like Good Will Hunting, all he needs is the love of a good woman and Robin Williams as a shrink to set his life in the right direction.

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frazz's life already is in the right direction and he does have a real job--he's supposedly a succesful songwriter. They mentioned this way back when the strip began, but it doesn't come up much anymore. But the frazz page on has this:

"Frazz is the school janitor and Renaissance Man - a friend, role model, teacher, buddy, kid, grown-up, and the only real authority figure in the school. Frazz took the job when things weren't working out for him as a songwriter. He kept it when he hit it big."

9:14 AM  

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