Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 6 months ago

    Death from below!

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 6 months ago

    Gosh, could Cork have been tamed in just one episode? Or will there be relapses followed by more remorse, in a recycling cycle of shambles?

  3. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Isabelle’s house = dishabille..

  4. J2P2

    J2P2 said, 6 months ago

    “So Cork actually listened and never had another meltdown again.” Well, it is a fairy tale. BTW, in response to yesterday’s comments, I do have an eleven year old in the early throes of puberty . As much as people used to laugh at us when we only had one and talked about how hard it was, they positively guffaw when we say “How could this get any worse?”

  5. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, 6 months ago

    The last two images are so cute.

  6. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, 6 months ago

    Cork is bonding with his adoptive parents nicely. “His eyes swam with tears and shame.” Awww… He is, after all, only a baby, so it will probably happen again.

  7. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, 6 months ago

    …well, as I’ve always said, you can have a nice house with nice things in it, or you can have kids and/or pets…you can’t have both…

  8. cathybowers

    cathybowers said, 6 months ago

    @J2P2

    Oh, no! Don’t ever ask if it can get worse. It will prove it can!

  9. cathybowers

    cathybowers said, 6 months ago

    Nature vs. nurture? His nature obviously contains remorse.

  10. brother box

    brother box GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Most of us are what we become, not what we started with. Can love conquer Cork? Remains to be seen, but I’m willing to offer it will be an epic struggle on both parts, but so often easy in fairy tales.

  11. SukieDC

    SukieDC said, 6 months ago

    That reminds me of a time long ago when Bosco, a spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) stole my eye glasses and began ripping them to pieces which was not good for someone with poor vision. Sluggo, a woolly (Lagothrix lagotricha) who lived with him followed him and returned each piece to me with such a sad look on his face. I think of Cork as being both Bosco and Sluggo here.

  12. Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Be angry, but not at those you love.

  13. longzoo

    longzoo said, 6 months ago

    @jadoo823

    agree 100%. i remember when the kids were small and relatives (who were childless) would come over and comment about the state of the house.
    I always told them it’s not a house…it’s a HOME! ;)

  14. Zigman

    Zigman said, 6 months ago

    Taming him with kindness and tolerance, not beatings and punishment. He’ll be more powerful when he grows up. I’m thinking “The Quiet Man” with John Wayne.

  15. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @brother box

    I would hardly say it’s easy, because there are few if any fairy tales that don’t involve epic struggle, or at least significant obstacles for the hero to surmount. Fairy tales do often end with the hero having triumphed over those obstacles, yes, no argument there. And presumably live happily ever after. Most of the time.

    No such assurance in real life, of course. Sometimes the struggle just grinds on, with no end in sight, given how assorted bogeys have a way of blindsiding you just when you thought that you had kept them at bay. When that’s what you live with, and it’s all you can do to keep those bogeys from putting you under for good, living hopefully ever after is miracle enough.

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