Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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  1. Mister Ed

    Mister Ed said, almost 4 years ago

    In the original Star Trek TV series, “Evil Spock” also sported a beatnik beard and mustache in the Mirror, Mirror episode.

  2. Anonymouse2.0

    Anonymouse2.0 said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t know what but something is definitely off about the teacher.

  3. UsernameUsername1234

    UsernameUsername1234 said, almost 4 years ago


    I think it’s his ears. They’re too pointy. Kind and noble people have small, round ears.

  4. Dana Simpson

    Dana Simpson said, almost 4 years ago


    Our last two presidents have had distinctive sticky-outy ears.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Mister Ed

    Mr. Spock was rendered saturnine, long before there were “beatniks.” Curiously on Dr. Who a few years later the alternate evil Brigade-Leader Lethbridge Stuart was clean shaven, had a scar with a patched eye. (He normally sported a mustache and no scar or eye patch.)

  6. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, almost 4 years ago

    I always knew beards were evil. But I would not be surprised if this teacher turned out to be an elf or an org or some thing, or at least got mistaken for one.

  7. listmom

    listmom said, almost 4 years ago

    yay! The evil beard of evilness. Time for piano teacher to order an evil pizza! (And appropos of nothing — this teacher reminds me a bit of the genie in the current Pibgorn.)

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    I have to give some props to the artwork here- there’s a lot of subtle shading to his skin tone that most artists wouldn’t bother with. In fact, he looks a little incongruous next to Phoebe, at least to me.
    Then again, there are people who are just that pale. I should know, I’m one of ’em.

  9. John W Kennedy

    John W Kennedy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    A) At the moment, I’m sporting a Van Dyke, myself (the Village Renaissance Faire in Wrightstown, NJ, did “The Three Musketeers” last month).

    B) “Beatniks” were from the 1950s, and “Hippies” from the 60s. Both antedate ST:TOS—have you forgotten “The Way to Eden”?

    C) Yesterday’s strip strongly indicated something atypical about this teacher, but I seem to be the only one who noticed, perhaps because I’m an actor, an opera/operetta singer, and a member of the International Wizard of Oz Club.

  10. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, almost 4 years ago


    For one thing, he bears an odd facial resemblance to the Genie of the Magic Toilet in the current “Pibgorn” storyline…

  11. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, almost 4 years ago

    George Carlin knew all about the “evils” of wearing hair on one’s chin: “Lenin had a beard. Gabby Hayes had whiskers. Monty Wooly had whiskers…”

    So, Santa Clause: Good or Evil? (Remember, he wears a beard and unfairly competes with the job-creating toy companies by giving kids toys. That Socialist!)

  12. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, almost 4 years ago

    I like this music teacher guy. He’s much more interesting than Phoebe’s rather bland parents. I hope he gets a name.

  13. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Beards are not evil. If you remember, Phoebe’s dad (Phoebus?) is bearded. I submit that shaving makes one evil and grumpy, as it is painful, aftershave stings, and don’t forget about ingrown whiskers. A razor hasn’t touched my chin since ’92.

  14. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s time to be a heroine Phoebe!

  15. finkd

    finkd said, almost 4 years ago


    The odor of brimstone ?

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