Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. Caldonia

    Caldonia said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t just assume he had bipolar disorder. Because I have struggled with it, and it doesn’t actually mean that everyone performing rapid-fire improv must be having a manic episode. Crikey. It’s possible he was just straight-up depressive, who knows.


  2. sarah413

    sarah413 said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve said this to friends and others. Williams’ passing seemed much more personal than other celebrities’ passing. Even though he wasn’t really “one of us,” he was one of us.

  3. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    True that, sarah. BTW, do you have any idea what the “M” on the magic el stands for. Oooh, could it be “Metro” something?

  4. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, over 2 years ago

    See, I immediately thought ‘peed’.

  5. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve known two other people who took their own lives and I’ve learned that you can’t REALLY know why. All you can do is cherish their memory and be glad they touched your life in whatever way they did.
    RIP Betti, Fran and Robin.

  6. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Retired Dude

    You are so right. Worked occasionally with a woman who finally succeeded after 2 other attempts. Never saw it coming. RIP Juanita.

  7. Tilaney

    Tilaney GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A friend attempted in high school. Family got him in time. He went on to college, came out and seemed genuinely happy with his life. When he “succeeded” thirty years later, it was a huge surprise. No, we never saw it coming. I thought whatever pain he was in was behind him. The thing we all remembered most about him was his distinct laugh. It was spontaneous and boisterous. No matter what “terrible” things happened to me from bad dates to getting robbed at gunpoint, I could deal with it because I turned it into a story to make Reynaldo laugh. So again, no matter what sometimes we never do see it coming.

  8. spaced man spliff

    spaced man spliff said, over 2 years ago

    There’s an affectionate quality in these episodes where Lamont dreams of joining a recently deceased celebrity on that metro train leaving earth. Expressing a spiritual phenomenon (crossing over) in a very urban way (on a train).

  9. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    @Retired Dude

    Hmm, someone deleted my original post. Do you really think Robin would have used “peed” instead of “sh*t”? At a minimum, “peed” wouldn’t have been as heavily censored in the newspapers. It wouldn’t have gotten as big a laugh, either.

  10. Jim Kerner

    Jim Kerner GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I’m so sorry about your loss.

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