By bats | February 27, 2020 - 11:37 am
Posted in Category: Most maryWorthy

Wow, new adventures with young Dawn Weston! Is it any wonder that Mary’s been MIA, and otherwise having to listen to Dawn’s exciting community college antics? It makes you feel almost sorry for the old busybody.

But not quite.

(And I think “immersed in school” is code for Dawn’s majoring in Underwater Basket-Weaving…)

And to think that I’m actually cheering on Mary!

Dawn and Jared discoever that they have SO MANY things in common!

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By bats | February 26, 2020 - 11:31 am
Posted in Category: Markin' the Trail

So. Somewhere in the Himalayas, Dr. “HA HAW” Harvey got swept away in an avalanche. Mark cut his losses and headed home to Lost Forest. (No kidding, the trek was abandoned, and he went home. I can’t really blame him.) No Yeti was ever found, or seen, but Mark got to see some cool critters.

There’s not much to add about this whole disappointing storyline, but at least we have Lost Forest…

At least Mark can put on a happy face and teach us all a little about the Natural World AND the rare Savannah Walrus!

And just because Mark is back with his family in Lost Forest, it doesn’t mean that exciting things AREN’T going on there!

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By bats | February 18, 2020 - 11:56 am
Posted in Category: Three-Ring Freakshow

Sibling rivalry…how I love it!

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By bats | February 16, 2020 - 6:39 pm
Posted in Category: Three-Ring Freakshow

When Big Daddy Bil sneaks out on a weekend afternoon, Mommy Thel is left at home, not only with the melonheads:

but also with her judgmental lady visitors:

(That saguaro picture is particularly confusing, too.)

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By bats | February 14, 2020 - 1:44 pm
Posted in Category: Pulling the Plug(ger)

Because “OK, Boomer” is just a lazy-ass comment. At least try to make it a little creative…

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By bats | February 10, 2020 - 10:11 am
Posted in Category: Most maryWorthy

…Dawn and Wilbutt are still nattering at one another! At least they have the decency to contain it in their condo, as opposed to the scrupulously maintained, beautiful surroundings of Charterstone…where NOBODY CARES!

So it’s Valentine’s Day (even in Santa Royale, I suspect), and Dawn sends Wilbutt on his merry way:

And then the feckless adult daughter invokes the Dark Spirits of Charterstone itself!

NEW ADVENTURE! (yeah. right.)

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By bats | February 9, 2020 - 6:39 pm
Posted in Category: Pulling the Plug(ger)

…the Plugger was ordering a pizza. And garlic bread. And Diet Coke. Using his landline phone (yes, the one you see here)…

I’ll admit that I got some amount of commentary for the above strip being very, very dark (I really didn’t expect that at all…maybe because I think of CC readers as being fairly dark anyway).
I’m hoping that this one is more palatable. There’s not really much to make of it, other than I think Claude Cat is seriously underused, and I want to make sure he can shine a little.

And, yes, I have succumbed to the occasional bargain, and spent a long time looking for a restroom.

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By bats | February 8, 2020 - 2:04 pm
Posted in Category: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Rex’s new patient, an old stove-up rassler. Unfortunately the coot is passing himself off as nobility. This won’t sit well with some folks, I’m afraid.

This is coincidences week here in Morganville. Craziness upon craziness!

So it looks like Rex and June are going to try and patch things up with the old lovebirds Tildy and “Count Crushinski.” I did this one, only to get a few comments on why June looked so weird. Here’s a number of choices:
1. I had other things to do.
2. I lost interest when I tried mashing up the panel.
3. The current plot is close to Beyond Boring.
4. The new artist (and likely, the writer, too)…ditto on the boring.

Rex Morgan used to be just about my favorite strip to parody…I think those days are long gone.

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By bats | - 1:39 pm
Posted in Category: Three-Ring Freakshow

And Billy just likes to think of ways that he can succeed in reducing the number of excess siblings:

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By bats | February 5, 2020 - 1:48 pm
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances

Tina Wood, from FB’s Readers of the Comic Curmudgeon, was none-too- eager to say goodbye to Libby the Cat (or a reasonable facsimile, as seen in a recent meme). I snorted!

And to add to all of this good, persistent stuff, another ROTCC reader got an on FB, selling a leopard-print cat mat from Amazon…just like Libby’s. Of course, Libby wasn’t modeling it, but I fixed that. Heh.

While I was at a loss to determine which online seller might have these, several folks offered Coke-coming-out-of-your-nose options:

We is so funny!

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