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July 16, 2007

Donatello (not a CIDU)

Filed under: Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, children, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, turkeys, Zits — Cidu Bill @ 3:37 pm

Arlo and Janis is consistently one of the best comic strips out there, but every once in a while Jimmy Johnson hits a home run the way nobody else does: Just as Zits nails the way parents and children act, Arlo and Janis nails the way they think.



  1. It’s interesting to see the artistic evolution of comis. Arlo and Janis in 1996 look very different than Arlo and Janis is 2007:

    Comment by Krusher — July 16, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

  2. I don’t get it….

    Comment by Michele — July 17, 2007 @ 7:44 am

  3. I get it, it just doesn’t strike me as hilarious (amusing, yes, but not a “home run”). Maybe one has to be a parent.

    Comment by Powers — July 17, 2007 @ 8:52 am

  4. Powers, it’s not hilarious as much as insightful: Kids Gene’s age go through a stage where they’re “too old and mature” for anything they deem childishly silly. Little do they suspect that this is something they’ll usually outgrow.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — July 17, 2007 @ 9:05 am

  5. There’s a For Better or For Worse from a long time ago with this same set-up. Liz is 14 or 15 years old, and getting dressed up in a silly costume for Halloween. She’s thoughtballooning, “Oh, man, this is so stupid, it’s funny!” John says, “She would never have worn something like that last year!” and Elly says, “I guess she’s growing up.”

    Comment by Cedar — July 17, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

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