Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago

    Is Bobby just dumb or something? This peacock isn’t in a cage. How can Scott “let” him see it? Maybe Bobby’s not thinking clearly after his demotion to the second string, which I imagine would be the players in the mesh jerseys.

  2. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, over 3 years ago

    - adjective
    1. causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency.
    Ex. This storyline is ludicrous.

  3. mitchrp

    mitchrp said, over 3 years ago

    Hey Neal and Rod, let me get this straight… Bobby is mad because Scott won’t show him his “bird”.. and Scott wants to keep his Pcock under cover. This stuff is Pulitzer !!!!

  4. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago


    1. the male of the peafowl distinguished by its long, erectile, greenish, iridescent tail coverts that are brilliantly marked with ocellated spots and that can be spread in a fan.
    2. any peafowl.
    3. a vain, self-conscious person.
    4. a metaphor for male anatomy used in comic strips to tax the patience of readers while making them question their own intelligence.

  5. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 3 years ago

    Meanwhile, as they sit in a nearly vacant Bucket, Doyle Dane is showing Dinny Perez the latest dance craze come Spring….The Baseball Bop. Coach Glory sits nearby, hemming her well worn softball pants. Wanted to give you guys something to look forward to.

  6. pioneer11

    pioneer11 said, over 3 years ago

    There is no “I” in peacock.

  7. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 3 years ago


    Well done, Chip. Number four is worthy of Pulitzer consideration.

  8. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 3 years ago


    Hemming her well worn softball pants? I suppose Gil was complaining that the fans were paying more attention to Coach Glory’s hole in the pants rather than the game.

  9. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah! I was the only one to predict that he would accuse Fowler of wanting nobody else to shoot well by hiding the bird.
    Well, maybe not the only person.
    Well, maybe everyone thought that.

  10. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 3 years ago

    Jack Berrill would be mortified by this story line, absurd is a good description in my opinion.

  11. Cliff1911

    Cliff1911 said, over 3 years ago

    Jack Berrill did story lines far more absurd than this.

  12. tcar-1

    tcar-1 said, over 3 years ago

    Chiphilton nailed it with # 4!

  13. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 3 years ago

    Jack Berrill dealt with topical isssues all the time and I am sure he would would resent that it says Neal and Rod “created” this comic strip as you can read on this site daily. Jack created the strip, Neal and Rod are the current writer and artist, but did not create it. They did give us peacocks that teach shooting skills and bikinis made out of cardboard. Absurd is a matter of opinion , but I for one would rather break out my books of Jack’s work any day. I still read this, but it is not the same to me. The art work has improved, when our current artist began it looked like Japanese animation.

  14. Ellisburkes

    Ellisburkes said, over 3 years ago

    Biologically speaking, the peacock aka Jaybird is in full feather attempting to attract a suitable peahen. I don’t know the gestation time for a fertilized peacock egg, but given strip time compression, it is possible that Fowler will have enough nephews to cure any slump. Any nieces produced will be given other, more culinary duties.

  15. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 3 years ago


    I read Thorp in the newspaper as a kid. I thought that the artwork was different. Thanks for the Jack Berrill info.

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