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MEDALS
Ed Gosnell | Columbus, OH | February 12, 2018

Re Roland Hedley's 2/11 tweet about POTUS and North Korean medals: Given Trump's reference to the New York nightlife of the 1970s as being his Vietnam because of the threat of STDs, perhaps POTUS does deserve to have medals on his pants. Not a purple heart, but perhaps a purple penis?

NO MATCH
Yeti | Animas Forks, CO | February 12, 2018

Zipper is no match for the sweet, kind and innocent young Zonk who sat in Walden Puddle and talked with his plants. Zonker has grown up now, has become responsible while retaining his selfless charm. Zipper, sadly, is a narcissist who, like our prez, will probably never grow up.

CANNABIS
Nick Wright | Halifax, NOVA SCOTIA | February 11, 2018

What a brilliant metaphor today's strip is for the legal commercialization of cannabis! Focused, realistic, ambitious Zonker is packing his product for shipment (and profit) while his spaced-out, delusional, aimless partner sits around smoking the same product.

REALLY?
Richard Hart | Luton, ENGLAND | February 11, 2018

What the hell has happened to Zonker? Here is a man who drifted through life until society allowed him to find his true calling. He is a rebuttal in human form to every jackass who calls poor people "lazy" when it is society's own ignorant BS that puts barriers in front of people's lives by denying them the right to a higher education and a living wage. So now Zipper seeks his way to success and fulfillment and Zonker starts preaching about work ethic. Really? Surely Zonker knows better than most people that we all have it within us to be focussed and ''hard working" if we are given the tools and a clear path by society to do the thing we were born to do.

WELCOME
Nancy Netting | Oyama, CANADA | February 09, 2018

Re Alex's recent reappearance: Garry, how your fans are missing your daily strips! We will welcome them back: any time, on every topic, with every character (old and new).

DEADLY SINS
Daz | Perth, AUSTRALIA | February 07, 2018

Your Sunday strip back on February 21st, 2016 had Rev. Sloan, B.D., and Boopsie giving DJT one out of seven for avoiding deadly sins. After a year of his low-energy performance, I think we can now mark that as zero. I can't think of a lazier person who achieved high office.

THE RETURN OF ALEX
John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | February 05, 2018

The return of Alex (plus one) reminds us that GBT has pulled off a rarity as a widely-circulated syndicated cartoonist with a Sunday-only obligation. It also reminds us that, along with readers, the side-characters aren't "getting the memo" either and are even more bit players than they were pre-sabbatical-or-whatever-this-is. Alas, finally it reminds us that Doonesbury has become a weekly Trump newsletter of sorts -- of the bad-publicity variety.

IMAGINE
Roy Smith | US of A | February 05, 2018

The Flashback page's 40-years-ago-today strip makes me wonder whatever happened to Ellie and Howie. I like to imagine that they ended up getting married, but they’re currently undergoing some marital strife since he started wearing a MAGA hat and she a pussy hat.

LOVELY
Allan Levine | Toronto, CANADA | February 04, 2018

Very sweet comic today. Quite lovely. More like this, please!

TALKING WITH PLANTS
Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | February 04, 2018

Zonker was right all along about talking with plants.

TRUMP
Terry D. McGee | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | February 04, 2018

It was very smart of Roland today to nail Trudeau ("Old 1990 comic conceded Trump best delegator even then!") for reversing his standards on Trump. These comic strip writers have to be held to account for all their past comments. No one is ever allowed to change what they say, except for Donald.

BOSWELLS
Richard Schumacher | The Benighted States of America | February 03, 2018

M.M., and now Stormy, could be Boswells to Trump's Johnson.

FROM THE BACK
Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | February 01, 2018

Since we only see MM from the back, I keep thinking she's Zonker!

WELL-STOCKED
Ronald | North Little Rock, AR | January 31, 2018

Re: "Today's Honey strip reminds me of the time she told Chairman Mao that the Great Wall had been completely disassembled and then rebuilt in a day. Our administration needs people like this." Actually, I think this administration is already well-stocked with shameless liars...

YEAH!
George | Tequesta, FL | January 31, 2018

Re today's Today's Video: Before diving into every day's bad news cycle, I suggest y'all start your day with "Uptown Funk." Yeah!

UNSCRIPTED
Richard Schumacher | US of A | January 29, 2018

Unscripted Donald was so much more articulate Back In The Day. Sad.

HONEY
Susan Rockwell | Interlachen, FL | January 29, 2018

Just recently I was wondering how long it had been since we saw Honey Huan. Sunday's strip made my day.

THE GREAT WALL
Kerry Killingsworth | Auburn, AL | January 28, 2018

Today's Honey strip reminds me of the time she told Chairman Mao that the Great Wall had been completely disassembled and then rebuilt in a day. Our administration needs people like this.

HONEY
Michael | Questa, NM | January 28, 2018

I'm so glad that after all these years of blind dedication to Duke, in this Sunday's strip Honey now has a bureaucratic position, making use of her considerable talents. Too bad she had to return to China to find her niche. We could have used her.

OLDER, WISER
Nikki Longaker | Binghamton, NY | January 28, 2018

Has this older, wiser Honey finally outgrown her passion for Duke -- or is she still susceptible? And might he have a place in the Trump administration?