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Jacob Mattingly Free

Long time comic strip enthusiast. Writer of popculturebuffet.tumblr.com.

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  1. about 12 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    I like this one, A nice instance of Two Patterson’s realizing they messed up instead of an operatic fight (which admittedly is more common in the homre). Liz booked it home and elly realizes she was too hard on her in her head. Good stuff, reminds me why I consider these years the strips peak

  2. about 12 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    I can’t be live I’m rooting for login but it figures the ONE time puck gets mad at him…pucks in the wrong.

  3. about 16 hours ago on Heart of the City

    That is entirely fair. Excellent point.

  4. about 16 hours ago on Crankshaft

    Okay one, there are more things to insult funky about than his looks. His ego, his name, his pizza.

    Second… Crankshaft would handily win but funky would get in at least one or two punches first as their both old, out of shape men. Crankshaft would easily win though as Crankshaft has more life left in him, more energy and more B****** in him. However I don’t think anyone coming to this strip, or formerly to funky, to dunk on it dosen’t want to see at least ONE of these men get punched in the face so whoever wins, we also win.

  5. about 19 hours ago on Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    I agree with you guys that a large part of it is them being diffrent people: While PAHU uses Calvin and Hobbes formula, an imaginative outcast kid and her fantastical animal bestie, Phoebe has a LOT less anger, with only Dakota really having brought it out in the early days. Phoebe prefers dry sarcasm to furious half baked revenge. Meanwhile Mari and Hobbes come off as two diffrent types of older sibling: Mari is kind and tries to be a mentor, but often comes off as insulting due to not getting that not being a unicorn isn’t an inherent problem. She’s oblivoius. Hobbes is more the kind of big brother who challenges you to scraps, with his mockery being entirley intentional to deflate calvin’s ego.

    It also comes down to environment: Phoebe has two very supportive, encouraging undrestanding parents, as well as several friends outside of her magical bestie. Calvin has two parents who love him but are of a time (the 80’s) where parents were stricter on kids and didn’t try to relate to them nearly as much, hates school (While Phoebe thrives) and pushes away the one friend he could have. So phoebe is pretty chill as even with her often loneliness before marigold, she at least had her parents and soon gained a whole friend group, while Calvin just has someone no one else acknowledges exists and thus no one to challenge him and tone him down.

  6. about 20 hours ago on Heart of the City

    Really it’s just her against exactly one teacher. It’s still not a bet you want to take, but it’s a bit more even.

  7. 2 days ago on Gil Thorp

    I would pay all the buckles to Sergio Thorpe on the golden bachelor.

  8. 3 days ago on Crankshaft

    Okay I wanted a fist fight but these two going on a road trip to punch out their creator is better.

  9. 4 days ago on Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    Kids don’t let your unicorn feed you expired beans

  10. 4 days ago on Wallace the Brave

    True parenting