Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis for May 25, 2024

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    wherescrankshaft  about 2 months ago

    If the music is still under copyright, what is Mason doing there? What was the point of this week, then?

    Where’s Crankshaft?

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    J.J. O'Malley  about 2 months ago

    Remember, folks, this is all supposed to be “a quarter-inch from reality.”

    Who’s looking forward to Crankshaft’s weekly appearance tomorrow?

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    Bill Thompson  about 2 months ago

    Does Batiuk understand what “public domain” means? Because keeping something out of the public domain doesn’t mean that you’ve buried it in an unmarked grave, preferably at a crossroads, never to be found again. It just means you can’t use it without the permission of someone who owns the copyright. This is an issue that would be handled by the production company’s legal staff as a matter of course.

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    comixbomix  about 2 months ago

    “I’m feeling kinda funny”…said Batiuk & Davis never.

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    Argythree  about 2 months ago

    And I thought Cranky was boring…

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    chief tommy  about 2 months ago

    Hey negative commenters— this is funny!

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    eced52  about 2 months ago

    Barlow family 0, Public 1,000,001.

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    If it that bad then why that clown want to use it for movie?

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    sueb1863  about 2 months ago

    OK, so shouldn’t Mason be talking to the copyright holder? Dinkle just wrote a book about the guy, he can’t release the rights to the music.

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    mn4nu  about 2 months ago

    Where’s timemop?

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    GFox49  about 2 months ago

    Ha, ha. This is funnier than what Harry writes in his Barlow Book. And not by much.

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    elbow macaroni  about 2 months ago

    This is what comics boredom looks like.

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    rockyridge1977  about 2 months ago

    Will these two ole boys ever make a deal??

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    lemonbaskt  about 2 months ago

    for your information bleecker the recharable dog hasnt been in his strip for two weeks but thats ok because two slice is the star of that strip

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    Irish53  about 2 months ago

    What would dingles know about copyright law? He actually asked a woman to sign some sort of release form at his stupid book signing a couple of weeks ago.

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    be ware of eve hill  about 2 months ago

    I’m feeling disappointed with the new direction the cartoonist is taking with the Crankshaft comic strip. I want to share a new type of comment where I randomly select a strip from the Crankshaft archive using the GoComics “Random” button and then comment on it. I will then decide if the randomly selected strip is better, in my opinion, than the present-day offering. I might omit some details to encourage you to read those strips. I welcome constructive comments and critiques.

    Today’s Random Strip in Crankshaft History: Crankshaft from July 12, 2023. Ugh. A post-syndicate swap comic strip had to randomly come up sooner or later. In the first panel, Mopey says, “So, Mr. Murdoch… our Atomik Komix crew is headed to San Diego for Comic-Con…” In the second panel, Mopey Pete continues, “And I was wondering if you’d like to come along with us?” In the third panel, Jeff smirks and gives a sideways glance to his grinning imaginary inner child. Jeff’s inner child implores, “Say yes! Say yes! Say yes!”

    Verdict: The random comic strip is part of a two-week-long story arc where Jeff joins Pete and Mindy for a trip to the San Diego Comic-Con. There’s no joke in this strip. It’s just another chance for the artist to illustrate Jeff’s horrifyingly grinning inner child, “Rictus Homunculus,” as he came to be called in the comments. Only 23 comments on this strip? What happened?

    Crankshaft 05/25/2024. In the latest edition of “Dinkle Days,” Masone Jarre is leaving Dinkle’s home after discovering that Claude Barlow’s music is still under copyright. This has left many readers wondering what the hell the entire week has been about. Hopefully, at long last, our long national nightmare is finally over and a different story arc will begin on Monday.

    Winner: It’s a draw. There is no winner. Both strips are terrible. I’m not sure which is more horrifying, Rictus Homunculus’s grin or the profile silhouette of Dinkle’s jack-o’-lantern grin in the second panel.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Maybe Crankshaft can sue claiming false advertising?

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    cmjackson4  about 2 months ago

    Please lose this story line, it’s like pulling teeth.

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    oakie817  about 2 months ago

    ba dum tss

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    apb1952 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Just about ready to click “Unfollow”. SO sad! I love Ed and Family!

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    billsplut  about 2 months ago

    Just because the week is up doesn’t mean this arc is. We still have yet to see the premiere of this quarter-finished movie, and whatever insanity “Cindy is Preggers” turns out to be. And, as Star-Nosed Mole is a comical book character, expect at least a week with the Komix Korner Klan dimwits. And the afterparty will be at Montoni’s, so expect a week of THAT.

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