Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. Nicole

    Nicole GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The fact that Trayvon’s name is being pulled through the mud is unforgivable. In the meantime, some of the missing kids out there that get a lot of media attention (like Sierra Lamar…I hope they find her safe) are being ignored. Her Twitter talked about drugs, alcohol, sex and she used the “N” word to address all her friends. No one is talking about that. Why? Because she is attractive, cute, and white.

    I read Trayvon’s Twitter feed and his is tame compared to Sierra and 90% of other teens on Twitter.

    Parents of teens, check their Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. Be prepared to be shocked, grossed out, and disappointed. Imagine if our teen lives would have been broadcasted online. We were no different as teens. The difference is that our shenanigans are lost in time, in memories and maybe one or two photos. Teens these days have their every immature, inappropriate thought and emotion set in stone on the internet.

    Give them a break. We were NO different.

  2. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) said, over 4 years ago

    Not LOL. No kidding.
    I’m thinking of those stories where the protagonist discovers at a fairly late stage of the game that he or she is dead, and tries and fails to connect with living loved ones.

  3. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 4 years ago

    tweets? I missed the tweets

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 4 years ago


    Amen to that – and I do have a couple of photos of me at his age that I don’t ever want my kids to see (let alone my parents who would have killed me themselves).

  5. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 4 years ago

    I think there is some undertones to Trayvon being drawn to look threatening in these panels. Sure he’s scary, but that still doesn’t justify a certified wacko playing dirty harry at any time.

  6. limarick

    limarick said, over 4 years ago

    Why is he wearing a red hoodie? Zimmerman was wearing red. Trayvon was not. RIP Trayvon. No matter what your past, you did not deserve what happened.

  7. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    there’s a lot of insight there, both in the comic and comments.
    thoughtful, reasonable understanding and
    refreshing as opposed to the not unexpected vilification of this poor kid dealt out by …you know who.

  8. smacdon

    smacdon said, over 4 years ago

    I once met my father downtown after work. There used to be an express bus (now there’s a metro) to the ’burbs. Long-haired, pimplefaced, generally pseudo-prole thuggish, I waited in line behind him. A colleague from work turned around and started chatting. He never introduced me. We silently got on the bus and sat together.

  9. Farley55

    Farley55 said, over 4 years ago

    I feel like Bell has told half the story here accurately and sensitively (the other half being about those who’ve tried to ramp up race hatred for their own benefit – and I hope that will be discussed in one of the next strips). If he continues in this vein, this might well be more insightful commentary than what much of the media is doing currently.

  10. Mel Jenkins

    Mel Jenkins said, over 4 years ago

    Thanks, Mr. Bell. Working in the four-panel world, you are doing interesting and insightful communication

    Our two local newspapers (a free “clubbing” weekly and an aging daily)
    are stagnated into their segments of the population and revenue. So, the probability that either would run “Candorville” is, unfortunately, about nil.

    That is unfortunate for all of us.

  11. TheIrishInquisition

    TheIrishInquisition said, over 4 years ago


    I’m a teen, and I would never post anything embarrassing or offensive online. Don’t make dumb generalizations and assume that teens have no judgment or common sense.

  12. Allen Jordan

    Allen Jordan said, over 4 years ago

    Once again, Darrin, you’re doing your job: making people think.

  13. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, over 4 years ago

    In mythology, who was the boatman that steered the boat in to Hades after people died. The word styxx seems to come to mind. Anyway, it seems that Lamont ha taken on that role after all the dead the has taken on his train.

  14. Sportymonk

    Sportymonk said, over 4 years ago

    Never mind, just found it. Styx is the river between Earth and Hades. Charon is the boatman who transports people across.

  15. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 4 years ago


    Very well said Nicole!

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