Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. water_moon

    water_moon said, almost 2 years ago

    Never let one woman rat you out to another, esp not if woman 1 is more loyal to woman 2 that you.

  2. randayn

    randayn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Mrs. Chance, what business is it of yours to begin with?

  3. DoctorLarryO

    DoctorLarryO said, almost 2 years ago

    I didn’t even realize Tank had a girl. He retired from pro football back in the 1970s so he has to be around 70 years old now. Is he dating a grandma?

  4. Cadbury

    Cadbury GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I think we have,but it’s been a long time since she’s been in the strip.

  5. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @DoctorLarryO

    Tank is only 40 years old in cartoon years. Alas, that accounting doesn’t work for cartoonists. It gets really complicated for a character like Marmaduke whose strip has been running for 58 years. Do you work in the “cartoon years” equation before or after the “dog years” equation? Tank’s resume also fluctuates. Let’s call that cartoonist’s license.

  6. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    When a week or even a month in comics can be one day in “real” time, it makes comic strip time equivalency a tricky subject


    Best to just think of comics as an alternate universe where Biology, Physics, etc work on different principles

  7. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 2 years ago

    A face off between Angela and the Tattooed Lady seems inevitable and the result will no doubt be at poor Tank’s expense. Can’t wait for the fireworks !

  8. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, almost 2 years ago

    Love it! As I remember Second Chances, it was largely about relationships and interpersonal stuff.

  9. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember Tank had a GF who was quite an athlete herself. Haven’t seen her in years. Must be a long time-out. Mrs. Chance needs to mind her own business.

  10. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Tat girl? Tank’s dating Kat Von D?

  11. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Tell her to make the call; then you can deny, deny, deny.

  12. Roger4336

    Roger4336 said, almost 2 years ago

    Time can be quite arbitrary in comics. “Blondie” and her family progressed in “real time” until the two children became teenagers. Then the strip froze in time.

    Angela was a few years back. A good looking single mother, who outscored Tank in the NCAA basketball pool, basically on luck. As I remember, she picked teams by liking their uniforms.

  13. A.Ficionada

    A.Ficionada said, almost 2 years ago

    Bill Hinds said, 1 day ago
    Card? What card? The colorist decided to color the towel yellow, but why not? Kate is in her house. She happened to be holding a towel. It could be any color. She’s not a coach or a ref. She doesn’t carry a flag of any color, and has to use her fingers to simulate blowing a whistle. (my wife can whistle with her two fingers as well as anyone). What card? And of course we pay attention to the things you write here. ________________________________________________
    Couldn’t check back in last night, but wanted to reply. I was thinking yellow card a la soccer because of the yellow color and Tank’s venture to thin ice. Thanks for explaining about the colorist and how that works. Always interesting to hear about the creative process. I get it now that Angela was throwing a towel at hand. I enjoy the strip a lot and have learned about sports from it, directly and googling the unfamiliar. Thank you.

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