Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Arlo came that close to breaking the fourth wall

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 3 years ago

    And there’s no plain to ex-time it!

  3. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Kind of like the time sequence in Pleasantville. One weekend in “real” time could equal 4 years in TV time.

  4. Dr McCoy

    Dr McCoy said, about 3 years ago

    Come on, Arlo. You’ve got all week.

  5. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    So actually only a real life week has passed since we’ve seen Gene and his new family?

  6. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, about 3 years ago

    Brilliant!

  7. Jeff ???????

    Jeff ??????? said, about 3 years ago

    Hit me right where I laugh!

  8. Sodaburger

    Sodaburger said, about 3 years ago

    uh oh! Arlo’s getting meta!

  9. Reppr

    Reppr said, about 3 years ago

    He has all the time he needs to explain it, since time in the comics can be expanded or contracted at the whim of the cartoonist. (Good call to NOT have Arlo explain it!)

  10. MikeFromMichigan

    MikeFromMichigan GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I have enjoyed comic strips since the 1950’s and my tastes are very eclectic (you know, I like different kinds of strips), . I really liked Calvin and Hobbes, I really like Frazz (note the juxtaposition!!!), I’ve followed Brenda, and Gil and Winnie, Moon and Mandrake, Orphan Annie and Annie Rooney, Terry and Dick, Charlie Malarkey and Charlie Brown. Dilbert because I live that life every day. And the odd ones no one remembers like Smidgens and PJ McFey. But I have an especial affinity to strips that try to take into account real life, show character growth, and wink occasionally at the audience. Not like Dondi who was stuck in 3rd grade and 1958, like forever, but like Walt Wallet and Skeezix (who is my living mother’s age), Chipper and Clovia, their relatives, friends (and with people who actually pass away) and their real life adventures, even the weird one or two. Arlo and Janis is my current favorite because it meets all that, and today’s strip is the epitome (look it up) of all that I like. (reminds me of a ‘madcap Manhattan weekend’)

  11. wcgreen3

    wcgreen3 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    So Arlo has confessed a isn’t a real person after all…. wow! What next? Superman, Dagwood, Aunt Fritzi?

  12. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Uh oh, he’s on to us!

  13. JP Steve

    JP Steve GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @MikeFromMichigan

    Hi Mike,
    Have you tried “For Better or for Worse?” Now in reruns but followed the family from birth to marriage and beyond!

  14. mafastore

    mafastore said, about 3 years ago

    It can be a day or a minute, depends on the comic and the particular arc.

  15. MikeFromMichigan

    MikeFromMichigan GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @JP Steve

    Yeah, it was sort of scary, too,, my wife was a dental assistant, we had an older son and two younger daughters and we buried our dog of 13 years. I actually bought one of Lynn’s first books, Hi Mom, Hi Dad which was the son when our son was born.

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