Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh, Jimmy, sometimes you get me right in the heart. That’s right Arlo, sail right into the center of your life. Full speed ahead…

  2. rusty gate

    rusty gate said, almost 3 years ago

    Make up your mind, Arlo. You want a boat or you don’t.

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, almost 3 years ago

    She wants a time-share condo boat He wants a new segment of his life to begin on the sea. There is major conflict here

  4. samfran60

    samfran60 said, almost 3 years ago

    It seems Janis wants it more than Arlo now. You cannot sail away from everything when you have a family. You can only escape for a little while. I agree with rustygate. Do it or don’t do it.

  5. Paul Roese

    Paul Roese GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    the problem with fantasies is they generally don’t hold up under scrutiny and in the real world Arlo has no idea what sailing at sea really involves.. escapism is only appealing for so long before it becomes unsatisfying for most. Janis knows what she wants and is at least realistic.

  6. thyasyn

    thyasyn said, almost 3 years ago

    as the old saying goes, “A boat is a hole in the water into which you pour money.” Though it does give a nice place to stage visits from.

  7. toppop52

    toppop52 said, almost 3 years ago

    Sailing away from everything is like shooting up with smack, it’ll all still be there when you get back to reality. ;)

  8. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, almost 3 years ago

    Reference lst week’s swim, yes there might be others.

  9. jploch5408

    jploch5408 said, almost 3 years ago

    Sometimes the anticipation is a greater rush than the actual event.

  10. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    A peak momet in this wonderful strip. I’ve enjoyed it since it started. Thanks for all the heartfelt fun Jimmy Johnson

  11. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, almost 3 years ago

    An honest question: is it actually possible for a single person or even two people to manage the sails on a schooner?

  12. kas300

    kas300 said, almost 3 years ago

    Between Doones and A&J, this week’s leaving me all misty-eyed over my little friends in the funny papers…..

  13. chip42

    chip42 said, almost 3 years ago

    Yes a schooner can be sailed single / 2 handed if it is rigged to be run that way. Power winches and not racing make it a lot easier.

  14. Ren Rodee

    Ren Rodee said, almost 3 years ago

    Am just starting to explore “Das Boat” as an alternate weekend reality. Has been funny\interesting to watch Arlo and Janis go through the same process. Art imitating life?

  15. wowbert

    wowbert said, almost 3 years ago

    “Little Meg and… Others”? Remember what happened with Gene and Mary Lou in front of the fireplace a few weeks ago. Is Janis playing the seer??

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