Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    Makes about as much sense as some of the comments I read in the editorial cartoons section.

  2. rshive

    rshive said, about 2 years ago

    We who were born in 1947 salute you Lemont. Watch Lionel grow up; and see some of your friends/kin die. Watch the world change around you— it always does. Then report back on how your attitudes have changed. John Kennedy’s paraphrasing of St. Paul’s “putting away the things of a child” sometimes seems remarkably prescient.

  3. Rotary12

    Rotary12 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Isn’t it the aliens that make the zombies? Sounds like sound logic to me. /sarc

  4. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, about 2 years ago

    For me, the hardest part about the zombie apocalypse will be pretending I’m not excited.

  5. James Maxwell

    James Maxwell said, about 2 years ago

    I think the Zombie invasion took place when Obama slither into the United States under questionable circumstances.

  6. madvirgo

    madvirgo said, about 2 years ago

    @James Maxwell

    A.) Slithered
    B.) Let’s hope the zombies EAT YOU FIRST

  7. Riff Gibson

    Riff Gibson GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’m rooting for the zombies!

  8. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, about 2 years ago

    @rshive

    There is something special about us ’47ers!

  9. Ryan

    Ryan said, about 2 years ago

    @James Maxwell

    so did your forefathers

  10. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 2 years ago

    Romney, 1947? Can’t be—the Etch-A-Sketch wasn’t invented till the late ’50s.

  11. rshive

    rshive said, about 2 years ago

    @lmonteros

    Yeah, I guess so. At least we’ve survived until now. Sometimes that’s a matter of wonder to me.


    In spite of the official govt definition (which like too many of theirs conveniently ignores how people actually act), those born in 1947 fit the realistic definition of Baby Boomers better than most born in 1946. My Dad was a returning serviceman, having served two tours in the Army. He was discharged in March 1946. Spent a little time getting his feet back on civilian ground, then met my Mom.
    ___
    Sometimes in quiet moments when I reflect on my parents’ life arcs, I wonder whether I could have ever done what they did. I pray that my children or their children are never asked to. As the Pete Seeger song goes—
    …Still I wonder why
    The worst of men must fight
    And the best of men must die.

  12. underwriter

    underwriter said, about 2 years ago

    So, does born in 1945 make me officially not an alien?

  13. imrobert

    imrobert said, about 2 years ago

    Romney is an empty shell, even as a zombie

  14. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Tacopielvr

    New artists have to hustle up their own publicity. Rogue Symmetry and That’s a Dillio are two good examples of the process. If you can think of a better way for a new cartoonist to get the word out about his/her work,I’m sure they’d love to hear it. In the meantime,quit slamming the guy for pushing his work. Everybody’s gotta start somewhere,and you don’t get seen by being quiet and hoping people will run across your work. Or have you not been watching the election campaign this year? BTW,good luck,Hardware!

  15. rshive

    rshive said, about 2 years ago

    @underwriter

    “Baby Boomers” is an unofficial term, like Gen X, the Command Generation and the like. But it became so popular that the Census Bureau decided to try to define it. The standard definition starts with children born Jan 1, 1946. Not totally sure of the end; but think it’s Jan 1, 1959.
    -——
    The initial intent was to count the bulge in births due to servicemen and women fighting WWII who might otherwise have had children during that time. But other data needs came into the picture as well; hence extending the unofficial definition of the period later.


    My guess is that children born during the war are informally called “War Babies” or something of the like. I wouldn’t fret about it. To some “Baby Boomers” is a term of derision, rather than description.

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