Jonah is a single parent. He needs help, as do most single parents. Nothing in this strip has ever indicated that Jonah does not totally love Shannon. All we have ever seen is that he does. And, Shannon really loves her dad. Jonah does take advantage of his sister, but it doesn’t seem like he has anyone else to help. The big rub against Jonah is that no one likes his profession. He is trying to put together a career as an actor. All I have ever seen is that he seems to work really hard to earn a living. That he is willing to do what it takes get get work, including taking jobs at a moments notice. Jonah is not a bad person, he was raised by Toni. She gave him what appears to be a strong work ethic and a never quit attitude to pursue his chosen occupation. I like the fact that he doesn’t just dump his daughter on any old person as a babysitter. He wants someone that will love and treat Shannon well. He trusts Toni to do that, and he trusts her judgment that if she needs someone to help her she will select a good person to fill in. Jonah appears to be busting his butt to get ahead and take care of his daughter. Being an actor doesn’t mean you are some lazy bum.