Okay, am I the only one who expects Elly to go outside in the next panel and fly a kite in a lightning storm?
January 4, 2008
December 29, 2007
This is the first time he ever stayed to the end of a Christmas dinner??
December 12, 2007
Lorraine Woodward: Tell me “legs” is some Canadian Christmas candy that smells like candy canes or pine cones–otherwise I’m putting this one solidly in the “CIDU EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!” category?!
December 6, 2007
Just a reminder that instead taking up a lot of space with ads here, I’m trying something new: Since the old CIDU site (http://www.comicsidontunderstand.com) is serving no purpose other than directing people here who still have the old bookmark, I’m moving the ads there. If you’re so inclined, drop by once in a while. Maybe you’ll find something you like. Or interesting stuff you’ll want to click. Or not.
December 2, 2007
Everybody sent me this one. Really. Some because of the obvious comic strip theme, and others because the opinion I posted a couple of months ago (citing the FBOFW and Funky examples among others) that aging baby boomers should not be allowed to write comic strips: because we’re reaching the point where lingering illnesses are a part of our lives, and many of us were brought up believing that whatever’s on our minds is something we absolutely need to share with everybody else.
And by the way, Child in the Lower Left-Hand Corner… Comic strips that have been around for a long time didn’t start out focusing on depressing themes: Long-running strips remain in the newspapers based on a combination (varying from comic to comic) of loyal fan base and inertia.
Oh, and… When did Frumpy the Clown return and why is he wearing a dress???
November 30, 2007
November 8, 2007
November 2, 2007
October 29, 2007
October 21, 2007
“Just watch, we’re going to see a strip now where John is leaving Elly for another woman”
“No, Bill, Lynn Johnston wouldn’t do anything that petty”
Oh, and can anybody explain that first panel?
October 4, 2007
October 3, 2007
- So who’s going to follow Lisa Moore and Grandpa Jim into the Great Unknown?
August 28, 2007
August 27, 2007
Just gotta say…
Is there any context for this gratuitously nasty comment?
And with this strip in its final weeks, shouldn’t Lynn Johnston be, you know, trying?
August 3, 2007
July 4, 2007
I mean seriously, for all our complaining, aren’t you just relieved that it finally happened and it’s over with?
June 9, 2007
As many of you know, our Arlo Page (still, for now, at its Cidu Classic address) serves two functions: as a place to park CIDUs not safe for children, work, and the easily offendable, and as a showcase for Arlo Award winners: syndicated comics that somehow slipped past the notice of the syndicates’ censors (and cartoonists have gotten away with some fairly blatant stuff).
These Arlo Award candidates are fairly mild by comparison:
It isn’t “sexy,” but we never used to see guys doing such things in the comics when I was a kid. -Carol
Geriatric Arlo! -Nikki