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Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

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  1. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 7 days ago

    You’d think Tru(e) would be better conditioned than his father, but even though they’ve both been washing the car, Tru(e)‘s sweating profusely in P2 and Art’s face is bone dry.

  2. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 13 days ago

    I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again: Whigham doesn’t draw sweat beads well. They look more like acne or tiny noses growing on the characters’ faces. And where’d the sweat come from in P3? It wasn’t there in P2. If we can spot all these inconsistencies, why doesn’t Whigham; it’s his job, after all. And don’t get me started on how he draws shoes. Those Adidas in P1 are totally deformed. (And you guys thought all I could do was count things.)

  3. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 23 days ago

    Despite the boycott, Bitsy is on here a lot: today and yesterday for starters. Hard to run a Bitsy Held Hostage Count when she keeps showing up.

  4. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 24 days ago

    Different camp from the one they’re currently at.

  5. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 25 days ago

    Hasn’t been one at this camp. Last football seen in the strip was on July31, during 7 on 7’s back in Milford.

  6. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 28 days ago

    Tru first appeared on July 2, 2014, and except for hoops season, has been a constant in the strip since then. Gil didn’t want Tru to play hoops b/c he was “too tired” from football season. Oddly, he played for a shorter time than other football players did, given the injury he sustained during the summer.

  7. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 30 days ago

    I realize I’m younger than Gil — I was 8 when the strip started — but no one I know squats like that to put a tee in the ground. Has Whigham ever even seen anyone play golf?

  8. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    Assuming that’s Kaz — hard to tell with the crappy artwork when Whigham draws people from a distance — he last appeared on May 29, so he’s been gone for 61 days.

  9. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    Mimi’s last appearance before today was April 18, so that makes 85 days that she was MIA. She’s in the strip so infrequently now that I’m not sure it’s worth counting when she’s gone. Kaz takes over the Coaches Held Hostage lead now with 45 days since his last appearance.

  10. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    I know my job here is to keep track of how long the main characters have been missing from the strip – for Kaz it’s 43 days and “Coach” Mimi, it’s 84 days, which means she missed the entire softball season – but True quoting Boo inspired me to collect the Best of Boo Quotes. I tried to make it a Top Ten, but there are just too many, so I went with my Favorite Fifteen. It’s hard to believe that these weren’t written by Mop:
    •If you need to ask, little fella, you don’t deserve to know.
    •Parental guilt would be a terrible thing to waste.
    •Ladies, I think I’ve found the upside of divorce.
    •I know it’s not Wednesday, but it’s ok if we hug, right?
    •Great. She’s false and I’m multiple choice.
    •Read a book sometime.
    •Don’t forget Miss Smart Mouth – you still have to take batting practice.
    •Not bad. Get yourself a coffee.
    •Here’s the part where you kiss me good night.
    •I’ll knock down the third batter in the third inning, just for you.
    •I’ll leave a mushy note in your locker instead.
    •Read the context clues – if you can read at all.
    •Does your parole officer know you’re here?
    •These guys won’t take “buzz off” for an answer.
    •Care to translate that into logic?