"We newspaper colourists get a lot of stick, but damn it, today I'm going to show what I can do! Look at the rich, fiery show of the autumnal Appalachians, with every leaf a unique shimmering blend of golds and reds and... [notices panel 2] SCREW IT, THEY'RE ALL GOING TO BE MUD BROWN" --Schroduck
Godiva Danube (neé Brunhilde Akerman) burst upon our collective consciousness in April 2009 as movie star, equestrienne, wife of country-music legend Rocky Sledge, supporter of Our Brave Troops, and adoptive mother of six refugee children (all now playing nicely with the Thorp kids down at the bottom of the memory hole; don’t forget to toss in some Legos and string cheese as you pass by).
Today, with the Godiva-affiliate wing of the Spencer-Driver empire in literal collapse behind her, she wisely if callously cuts her losses, protects her #Brand, and Gets the Hell out of Dodge. Given the new author’s interest in paring down the cast of characters, this may be the last we’ll see of her. Farewell, Godiva, and thanks for all the cheesecake!
[Caution: video plays oom-pah music. Sincere apologies to Tom Jones.]
Mark Trail, 10/23/16
Heart-stopping killer eyeball plants – for those special times when parasitic flatwormsaren’t creepy enough!
Mary Worth, (panels) 10/23/16
Through the dark times of addiction and even prison, you never, ever question your Worth — not if you know what’s good for you, buddy.
Well, my time here is up.
Josh will be back tomorrow — thanks for a lovely week!
So ends the Fall 2016 Fundraiser. Sincere thanks, generous readers!
Sadly, I’m sure it will work pretty much exactly like this. Curtis will get just big enough to beat up Derrick and the Bully Formerly Known as “Onion” to earn his revenge and his very own quotes. In time, “Barry” will follow to knock “Curtis” violently off his new perch.
But watch your back, “Barry” — “Teddy” is damn sick of you dragging him around, and he’s been working out.
Funky Winkerbean, 10/22/16
“While we can?” Bull earned those concussions, lost memories, and rage attacks, Linda — you think you can just ride along? Get your own damn tragedy — this may be Westview, but they can’t all be taken yet.
Family Circus, 10/22/16
Jeffy vows to entertain his celestial companion by exploring new frontiers of sin. Why is the Keane family such a hotbed of heresy and sacrilege?
As usual on my watch, there’s no COTW this week — Schroduck gets another week up there. But I want to make sure to thank our fine Comics Curmudgeon advertisers:
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