Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 1 year ago

    I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t ask whether Gil has called this kid’s parents or guardians or whatever.

  2. desertdwlr

    desertdwlr said, over 1 year ago

    does the gesture in P2 have anything to do with coach Graham

  3. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, over 1 year ago

    isn’t that an obscene gesture in some cultures?

  4. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 1 year ago

    Right you are, Wieswald. This is stolen from wikipedia:
    While the gesture is positive in some countries, in certain parts of middle and southern Europe (although not in Spain or Portugal) the gesture is considered offensive,8 as in you are a zero or you are nothing. In some Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, as well as in Brazil, it represents vulgar expressions: either an insult (you are an asshole), or the slang for anus itself.9 By the same symbolism, it stands for (faggot) in several South American countries.

  5. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 1 year ago

    Since when does Gil worry about doing his job prior to the second to last game of the season?

  6. AlterEagle

    AlterEagle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It means “I’m Okay!” and.or “It’s okay” here.

  7. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 1 year ago

    Perception and interpetation…is what make this strips comments so polarizing. I think BBJ has a wicked sense of humor.

  8. Mr Reality

    Mr Reality said, over 1 year ago

    In all reality Coach Thorp, I can talk but choose not to so F OFF sincerely Big John.

  9. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 1 year ago

    I’m not sure what kind of career Big John is hoping for post-high school, but I see limited employment options unless he decides to communicate verbally. Heck, I’m not even sure you can coach in Milford without talking. That would be a pretty boring strip without little word balloons.

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

    Gil, in P2:

    “Wait, let me guess…a dog? A rabbit? A duck? C’mon, tell me if I’m getting close!”

  11. ohiobobcat

    ohiobobcat said, over 1 year ago


    Absolutely correct, Chip…the parents or guardians would be involved by a normal coach before inquiring of the kid himself. But we are dealing with the Gilfather here.

  12. cuttersjock

    cuttersjock said, over 1 year ago

    P1- Gil has morphed into a young Kurt Russell, we have seen this happen before
    P2- sign language for “Jerry Sandusky was my Pop Warner coach”
    P3- cue 80’s music as Gil looks longingly at Pascoe

  13. kdizzle

    kdizzle said, over 1 year ago

    Cj – it won’t be “All you ever do is talk talk” by Talk Talk. Gil will recreate scene from “Say Anything” by standing on the sideline with a boom box over his head blasting out Peter Gabriel.

  14. miffedmax

    miffedmax said, over 1 year ago

    In p3, it appears Pascoe has removed half his arm as a show of solidarity with his line coach.

  15. cuttersjock

    cuttersjock said, over 1 year ago


    well done, sir, well done!

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