128 – The Paper

So here is the happy little silver lining to all this “late comic business”. A reader by the name of Jeremy Bentley saw the preview image yesterday and decided to have a go at filling in those speech balloons himself. I love what he came up with! (click on the image to make it bigger)

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Discussion (7) ¬

  1. Jeremy says:

    Hee HEEE! That’s awesome. Thanks for posting that with the comic :D

  2. Moroni says:

    That’s why I stopped reading the paper. :D
    Darn Bumstead!

  3. tmcelmurry says:

    Oh if that were the only issues in the paper this world would be a wonderful place. My issue has always been with Lucy and her football pullin’ ways. :)

    Jeremy,

    Great job on the “Crabstick” monologue, that was hilarious.

  4. Wit says:

    you bring up a good point. I’ve never once seen that goofy haired sumbitch put that sandwich in his mouth.

    • Matt says:

      That’s ’cause of all that ham, I’m telling you. He knows that he’d get too fat and his hot wife will just leave him for a younger, better dressed, better looking man.

  5. David W says:

    But doesn’t “Robot Beach” take place in the distant future after humanity has disappeared? It’s a shame to think that maybe only cockroaches and “Blondie” survived…

    • Matt says:

      At this point, it looks doubtful that anything could kill Blonde.

      Seriously though, this is a slightly revised approach to the strip. TECHNICALLY yes, this is the distant future. However, I have a set of rules I am loosely following that says that I can refer to things that exist today so long as:

      a. I never show the thing I reference. For example, I may talk about going to the movies, but I won’t ever show Larry and Carl sitting in a theater.

      b. I never reference “popular modern technology”. For example, I would never say “iPod”, but I would say “radio”.

      c. I never reference “timely events and news.” So, you won’t be seeing jokes about the TSA, or the Bush tax cuts, etc.