Gil Thorp by Henry Barajas and Rod Whigham for March 02, 2024

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    Klubble  3 months ago

    C-C-C_Catfight! “Ruff!” "I think it’s meow…)

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    Klubble  3 months ago

    P2: How does she know what he is going to do with Beth?

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    Klubble  3 months ago

    Gil has seen the news and so re-tightens the exit doors.

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    Klubble  3 months ago

    P4: And what’s it to you?

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    Klubble  3 months ago

    “Wait a minute…are you Gil’s brother?”

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    Klubble  3 months ago

    Ooooh….the plot thins.

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    kdizzle  3 months ago

    The Prestige is more effective when it is not obvious from the outset.

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    That kid with Marfan  3 months ago

    Beth you is my woman now

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    Rob McLean  3 months ago

    Let me see if I get this straight: Mimi, after spending 20 years with Gil, suddenly decides she’s gay and divorces her husband and abandons her two kids (one of whom gets pregnant and has an abortion). And now she’s palling around with her ex, encouraging him to date. And everybody treats this as normal; nobody, not even Gil, is saying, “What the hell…?!”

    The problem with ‘Gil Thorp’ is far beyond the author’s ignorance about sports: he just doesn’t understand how human beings work.

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    jslabotnik  3 months ago

    Beth I hear you calling, I’ll be in Central City soon, whip me up a stiff old fashioned…apologies to Peter Criss

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    [Unnamed Reader - 563f4c]  3 months ago

    Is that Mimi or someone else?

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    KazDojo  3 months ago

    You can’t spell throuple without Thorp…

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    tractorguy99  3 months ago

    P4: It’s that Dracula stuff in your garment bag.

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    bearwku82  3 months ago

    Several Snarkers speculated The Gilfather would go to Central City to visit Beth. Co-pilot Hilary won’t be making this flight. Now if that goober Jami was tagging along, Gil would find her useful since the little fart has a crush on her.

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    Gil-doh!  3 months ago

    P4 “Have I ever told you how much I enjoy eating clam, Gil?”

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    tcayer  3 months ago

    A high school coach can afford his own plane?

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    James St. John Smythe  3 months ago

    P2: To us it’s unclear if Gil’s listening to Christina Aguilera’s music, but he apparently is.

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    John543  3 months ago

    “Hey, I know – let’s make Gil an airplane mechanic!”

    " Has he ever done that before?"

    “Who knows? Eh, whatever – I’ve confused readers enough by now that they’ll just assume it’s accurate.”

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    Polish Pride  3 months ago

    Danger Zone jamming on the overhead speakers

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    Twainrdr  3 months ago

    P-1: Gil’s co-pilot literally walks into his life again.

    P-2: He means a literal spin. He just adjusted Robin’s landing gear so that he goes in circles when he tries to taxi. Boys will be boys.

    P-3: Forbidden knowledge, I may have to adjust her brakes.

    P-4: Could you give her vibrator back? She left it when we were in Arizona visiting Mi… friends.

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    hablano  3 months ago

    That looks mostly like a Comanche, but for the split windshield and 3-blade props (not sure what’s up with the rudder(s?)). You get one of those into a spin and you’re dead, Gil.

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    hifirick1953  3 months ago

    Henry makes it hard for his defenders.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 563f4c]  3 months ago

    During BB season most coaches are too busy to travel for with his teaching duties .Nice to know with all his high power assistants Gil can fly away and still maintain his coach of the year status

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    lemonbaskt  3 months ago

    come closer blondie I wanna see if you smell pretty

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    lemonbaskt  3 months ago

    i guess if kaz can afford a penthouse surely gil can afford a plane

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    lemonbaskt  3 months ago

    dr pearl must own a mansion and a yacht

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    metals24  3 months ago

    P3- “How did you know?” would be the correct response in English.

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    bearwku82  3 months ago

    Since The Gilfather is a free agent and the plane hasn’t been flown since the COTY awards, his cockpit could use a through dusting.

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    Mopman  3 months ago

    Hillary isn’t looking as glamorous as the last time we saw her. Are those overalls? She can’t compete with Beth looking like that. And speaking of competing, it’s hard to compete with Mopped Up Thorp and come out on top.

    https://moppedupthorp.wordpress.Com/2024/03/02/hillary-in-danger/

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    Eratosthenes  3 months ago

    Hi all! I read the comments a day late, so I didn’t see yesterday’s comments until today and I wanted to chime in about some of the Friday posts. I’ve been reading Gil Thorp since mid-80s when I discovered it in the sports section of the Chicago Tribune. I agree with the general sentiment that the current version of this strip is unrecognizable and, quite frankly, has no connection to its past.

    To Henry @henryjbarajas: I am asking this in all sincerity because I don’t understand: What would prompt you to take over a strip that had, as Charks mentioned, a defined cycle of high school sports that mirrored the real-world high school sports seasons and turn it into a soap opera about the coach and remove nearly all the sports? Why didn’t you just create your own brand-new strip focusing on a high school coach’s personal life? Did you actually read the strip and understand it before you took over? The strip is called “Gil Thorp” because he is the only permanent character; the high school students eventually graduate and no longer appear in the strip. There is a reason the Chicago Tribune put the strip in the SPORTS section. The sports stories from the past, even when snarked on, are generally based on universal sports team situations. (I have to say “generally” because when it comes to the nearly blind pitcher arc, I got nothing.) The much-maligned peacock arc was a story about how a team organically finds something innocuous to rally around, rides the emotional wave into the state playoffs, and eventually loses to a better team with their own rally mascot. The butterknife story was more generally about losing a player due to ineligibility (usually grades) and how that affects both the team and the player, both short-term and long-term (subsequent arcs). Do you understand any of this?

    To the regulars: It’s been fun reading your comments over the years. Lately, it feels less fun. And no, I don’t believe readership is up.

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    GregZimmerman  3 months ago

    All I can say is Gil in in pretty good shape for someone who is at least 88 years old.

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    Irish53  3 months ago

    P 3 (Gil): “… uh, yeah… that’s what I just said, Einstein…”

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    jslabotnik  3 months ago

    He won’t be alone for the weekend anymore when he visits Beth, but he’ll still be spending it getting dirty

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    Mopman  3 months ago

    What sucks is Gil will fly in to see Beth, show up at her bar, start hitting her up, then she’ll tell him, “Sorry, not interested Gramps. I flirt with all the older men for larger tips.”

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