Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

Speed Bump

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    I swear, the one on the left looks like Odie from Garfield.

  2. win

    win said, over 1 year ago

    Would you buy a hot air ballon animal from that clown?!

  3. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    You’re right – it does! A little more intelligent, perhaps, but the similarity it astonishing.

  4. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, over 1 year ago

    Particularly after the terrible event in Egypt, this week. I’m not so sure this cartoon is in good taste. Do the Americans find jokes about 9/11 humorous?

  5. Grim Reaper

    Grim Reaper said, over 1 year ago

    As humorous as we do about 7/7

  6. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This was probably in the hopper before the baloon crash.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Prof” knows as well as anybody that comics are submitted months in advance…
    This site displays strips that were already sent to newspapers weeks ago,


    which in many cases are already printed in “Features” or “Entertainment” sections that go to press many days ahead of the “News” sections..


    Taking one strip out of the line-up is all but impossible.


    Dave Coverly is a great cartoonist but I hardly expect that skill set to include accurate prognostication.


    And, not to minimise any tragedy, especially to the families of those involved….
    but to compare a freak balloon explosion which accidentally kills 19 people with a premeditated attack on crowded buildings, which purposely kills thousands….
    wow…. that gets the hyperbole award of the week!

  8. win

    win said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Humor is not always meant to be “funny”.

  9. rudykazootie

    rudykazootie said, over 1 year ago

    Good one!

  10. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    I wasn’t even aware of the accident; head in the sand again. I am positive this cartoon is totally a coincidence. We now return to our regular scheduled program. (Where the heck was that “Emergency Broadcast System” during 9/11? I’ve been listening to that dang “Squawk, squawk, squawk” sound since I was a little kid. Didn’t hear it. Who the heck is in charge of turning that on?")

  11. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, over 1 year ago

    They should have re-ran the one from yesterday or something. This in in bad taste. Maybe when some like this happens they should just have a panel the reads something like “Due to the similarity to recent events today’s comic has been pulled”
    After 9/11 Hollywood pulled some movies they had millions of dollars tied up in so they could be edited.

  12. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, over 1 year ago

    I saw an interview somewhere several years ago, I think it was Larry King talking to Jim Carrey – and Carrey mentioned something to the effect that “by the evening of 9/11, comics were doing 9/11 jokes in comedy clubs”. King was not aware of how raw comedy can be.

  13. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    the sound of a normal-sized balloon animal being made is so squeaky – wonder how the big ones sound?

  14. MPeters

    MPeters said, over 1 year ago

    I wasn’t aware of events in Egypt recently. Not everyone gets all the news. But to look at a comic involving a hot air balloon, and right away compare it to a tragedy involving a balloon, seems a bit sensitive.

  15. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    dog on right, doing what dogs do best. actually i know a few humans… never mind.

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