Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe you should move to a safer, more conservative city Signe.
    Or start packing some heat to even the score.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov true to form disparaged with “Maybe you should move to a safer, more conservative city Signe.

    Or start packing some heat to even the score.”


    Ah, yes, ol’ ConserveGov, blaming the victim; it’s their fault for living in a city. Great advice, advocate more violence. I’m sure fellow conservatives appreciate he representing their usual empathy for their fellow man.


    @Signe, Sorry to hear you were mugged but glad to hear you are safe. I hope that you recover the missing drawings.

  3. swilkins

    swilkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If I had been “packing heat” when this happened, I would have had to say, “Young man, would you please wait a sec while I rumage in the bag you are demanding for my pistol which I’m pretty sure is in here somewhere, perhaps near my glasses which I also can’t find when I need them? Ok, I’m getting closer. Hang on. Thanks for your patience. I’ll be shooting you as soon as I can.” Frankly, I’m not even sure what the kid waved at me WAS a gun as it was dark and all I could see was a barrel-like object pointed in my direction.
    Still, the very nice detective who took my statement described a time when he was almost jumped while off duty and he was quite clear I’d done the right thing. You will be glad to know, however, that being a cheap liberal, I did make a quick calculation about which of the two bags would be better to give the young man and chose the canvas NPR tote with a bunch of pens, papers and cartoon sketches. I still have my leather purse with wallet (and glasses). The pens the kid now owns take longer to learn how to use than the gun does but they would do him more good in the future than the weapon.

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @swilkins

    So they say a liberal getting mugged turns them into a conservative. I hope this hasn’t happened to you. ;-)

  5. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @swilkins

    I’m hoping that your comment will silence the gun-crazy here. Nothing else seems to work.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Dude, she’s a cartoonist! She hasn’t got any money!

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @swilkins

    Well said.

  8. Quasimodo

    Quasimodo said, over 2 years ago

    swilkins: I’m glad you were not hurt. The loss of a bag, even an NPR tote, is easier to bear than a beating or shooting.

    And keep up the good work!

  9. martens

    martens said, over 2 years ago

    @swilkins

    Thanks for the ‘toon AND for the comment, Signe. I’m glad you weren’t hurt and that you didn’t lose much. Maybe that kid will learn how to use the pens. One can hope…

  10. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 2 years ago

    @swilkins

    Signey, sorry you got mugged…even if you could have whipped out your “heat”, chances
    are, you would have hesitated to pull the
    trigger just long enough to get shot yourself…
    you did exactly the right thing…I’m proud of ya!

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Or start packing some heat to even the score.”
    Painfully obvious that you know nothing about the proper use of firearms. Was she supposed to quick-draw her six-shooter and gun down the bad guy who already had a weapon pointed at her? Maybe do a little hammer-fanning like in the cowboy movies? A nice little Bond one-liner afterwards? And here I keep getting told that the NRA teaches proper firearms safety and when to use them- and when NOT to.
    As someone who’s been robbed twice (both times during the four years I spent delivering pizzas to the “projects” of Trenton, NJ) I can say that this kind of situation doesn’t often allow for some kind of heroic standoff. The aggressor has the element of surprise and the advantage of having a weapon in hand already- so fumbling for your own weapon while trying to “draw steel” like an Old West gunslinger is a great recipe for getting yourself killed.
    So do us all a favor, ConserveGov, and stay out of the conversation until you learn to tell the difference between action movies and reality.

  12. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It takes a brave cartoonist to make fun of herself! Great job Signe!!

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I have to admit, your post did make me laugh.
    I actually would’ve handed my bag and when the guy turned, let some lead fly. Maybe then some of these punks will think twice before mugging somebody.
    I guess I should have a James Bond one-liner ready too for after.

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Chicago or Detroit and no that is not racist.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Actually, if the criminals all thought like you, you would not get that chance as they would have just shot you first, and then have robbed you. Great thinking there ConserveGov!!

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