Re: This just in

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For the love of god, someone send a helicopter out to look for that kayak.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 7:58 AM
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NO! Leave them for the sharks! Thorpblogging forever!


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 8:08 AM
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I have returned.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 8:11 AM
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Whigham has a strange tendency to draw Mimi with a dark upper lip

Actually she looks a lot like Greta van Susteren in panel 3.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 8:18 AM
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I have returned.

Ogged's triumphant return to blogging.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 8:23 AM
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God, the hired zombie Roy Lichtenstein. The decline of this strip continues. I miss the old Frank.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 8:47 AM
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No way, Spike. My hopes are high for the Rod era.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 8:56 AM
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I can't help but note that the link is to the Trib, not TWIM ( or whatever the Thorpblog is called). The jig is up, Labs. We know your dark secret.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 9:00 AM
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7: My hopes are high for the Rod era.

This makes me semi-seriously ask, what is your personal metric for Gil Thorp goodness? (Tell me to take it to Standpipe's if that is appropriate.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 9:05 AM
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Rod can make it up to me if Kaz gets his pearl earrings back.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 9:26 AM
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Well, I'm slightly sad to see the Bolle era end. Everyone was exactly the same age! Although everyone was far more attractive than they were before, their faces shifted from strip to strip such that they were no longer recognizable!

I suppose everyone will be happy that Gil is back to being a block-headed bull, but I sort of enjoyed the Robert Mitchum thing he had going on.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 9:56 AM
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9: good question. I think what I love about the strip is the cartoonish (haha) all-americana thing, so a square-jawed Gil fits better. Also, you know, the more hunktastic, the better.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:02 AM
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The first panel is disorienting. I didn't know that open three-dimensional spaces existed in Milford.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:02 AM
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Gil has an awfully nice kitchen. How's he afford that big ol' Subzero on a high school coach's salary? I'm suspicious.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:05 AM
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Boo. I thought the whole point of Gil Thorpe was the utter lack of visual continuity and gnomic minimalism. Also, the new lettering is magically appalling.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:10 AM
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I am excited by Gil's tiny, girlish hands and the bottle of Tabasco he appears to be drinking.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:13 AM
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The new lettering is horrible, but it is at least legible. Frank 1.0's was totally undecipherable.

Oooh, maybe Gil will become an alcoholic! That would be new. Lord knows no one in comics drinks a beer without becoming an alcoholic. He'll slap Kaz around a bit and end up with a fist in his brain!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:14 AM
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16: Your perspective is thrown because Bolle made everyone's hands bigger than their heads. I assumed it had something to do with penis size.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:16 AM
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18: nope. It's Tabasco.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:20 AM
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12: Also, you know, the more hunktastic, the better.

Ok, so counter to the usual stock message here, more masturbating to Gil Thorp.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:53 AM
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Gil keeps his beer in the freezer, apparently.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:57 AM
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Didn't Bolle just take over the strip (again) a couple of months ago? And shouldn't the constant change of artist cause a Milford-wide spiritual crisis, as the people lose their faith in a Creator who capriciously screws with their line weight and sense of perspective?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 10:58 AM
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22: Bolle's run was always intended to be temporary. He was just helping out a fellow Frank.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 11:01 AM
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I just don't see Whigham doing spit-curls. I can't see it. I really respected Bolle for taking over spit-curl duty so gracefully.

I'll admit it; I'm the only person alive who's sad to see Bolle go. He was a billion years old and made everything soap-opera-ish and static, but he drew hair well and put everyone in nice button-down shirts. These kids today, without collars! [shakes fist]


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 11:04 AM
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These kids today, without collars! [shakes fist]

At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 7-08 6:36 PM
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