ChucklinChuck Free

Lifelong daily comics reader/fan, also comic-book fan. Longtime editor, once at daily newspaper, at magazines for 40 years. Now retired.

Recent Comments

  1. 3 months ago on The Dinette Set

    I had the same thought.

  2. 4 months ago on Andy Capp

    It’s funnier for me because he’s singing Kinks songs.

  3. 4 months ago on Andy Capp

    Let’s hope Andy’s epitaph isn’t “Death of a Clown.”

  4. 4 months ago on Andy Capp

    For chrissake…

  5. 4 months ago on Andy Capp

    I’ve been a Kinks fan since the get-go. I think “Arthur” is their best; it rocks more than “VIllage Green,” which is also superb. No band has issued a better stretch of LPs than the Kinks, from “Face To Face” to “Muswell Hillbillies.” Ray is an inspired genius. Have seen his solo show twice, and with the Kinks at least a half-dozen times. Never disappoints. But I was disappointed with their no-show at the Aragon in Chicago during the Arthur tour. Six bands on the bill and I suffered through five of them; never found out what happened to the Kinks.

  6. 4 months ago on Andy Capp

    And on a “Deadend Street.”

  7. 4 months ago on Nancy

    I read it as Nancy’s making 10% of the original recipe for Sluggo, or 5% of the double recipe she’s making for herself.

  8. 5 months ago on The Dinette Set

    In 1976, while living in Chicago, I absolutely voted three times in the presidential election. I had recently moved to a neighboring apartment, in the same courtyard building, that had a different street address. When I first voted, I noticed my name was also still listed at my old address on the rolls. So I came back later and tried again citing my old address. No problem. For good measure, later that day when I was at my mom’s house in the suburbs, I went over to that precinct and found I was still registered there, so I voted a third time. A judge there, a neighbor of my mom’s, gave me a “look” (she must have pretty much known that I didn’t live with my mom), but she didn’t question me. I always thought it might have been because she knew my political views were similar to hers.

  9. 5 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Maybe it’s to imply he’s speaking a little lower in volume, with a veiled threat. Does Moe always speak with upper- and lower-case letters?

  10. 6 months ago on Nancy

    We have a bumper crop of fireflies in rural central Illinois.