This or the “JOIN ME!” one are easily the best ones this strip ever produced. Just a hilarious mood-whiplash.
haha, I remember reading these in a book collection. I got into “The Boondocks” from a collected edition of the first strips, so it was weird for me to shoot ahead to “modern” (at the time) strips and realize that McGruder had dropped the character entirely so that he could do a lot of “Huey looks at the reader” strips and talk to his new friend (who appeared to be there just so Huey could rant at a semi-sympathetic figure).
They’re a huge nuisance to staff, too- managers only do it because it’s “forced distribution” stuff and won’t fit on the shelves.
LOL- more or less an open drug reference on the comics page? That’s great.
I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not, lol.
This one goes WAY back- Lynn used it for her “We’re Pregnant” book that got her career started years before this.
Yep, that’s the story arc I was referencing. They went to the zoo in another one.
Beat me to it, curse you!
The interesting thing here is that Calvin’s dad clearly works in a fairly large city, despite the quaint “living out by the woods” nature of the family home. Though it’s been mentioned by the dad that “I feel like I have to work all the time to afford this place”, and a patent lawyer probably makes decent money, I would assume they live in a somewhat affluent suburb of this large town. But they really almost never go to the “city” portion that we can see- just the museum, zoo, and a few other things.
Yeah, I definitely remember Lynn mentioning in a book that her own experience with affairs & cheating had made her gun-shy over dealing with it in regards to Annie, and she de-emphasized the character over it. Admitted it was kind of a failure on her part, and touched on it again much later with Elizabeth.