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Toni Shaheen | Dover, NH | June 05, 2016

"Torrent of participles" expresses perfectly my frustration with the (mostly ABC) evening news. Leaving out verbs, implying unknown horrors, aiming for Fox's fear-fostering, their listeners annoyed -- what gives? Thank you.

p.s. Scott Pelley on CBS -- without peer! (Sorry, it's contagious...)

Kepcziac Spelicek | Sultan, WA | June 05, 2016

"Mom, did you know Prince?" Forty-six years you've been doing this, and you can still elicit sardonic belly laughs.

Jeff Strogny | US of A | June 05, 2016

Between last Sunday's comic and this Sunday's comic, it has come to my attention that Alex has lost the beads in her hair. I wonder if this has something to do with her entering motherhood. Perhaps Sam will lose the barette in her hair after childbirth.

Bill Hansen | Yola, NIGERIA | June 03, 2016

It amazing to consider that Zonk got membership in the House of Lords and invited to a royal wedding all because Curtis got mayonnaise on his Monet.

Lord J.B.P. | Eureka, CO | May 30, 2016

If the British aristocracy must continue to exist, then gentle, decent, and completely out-of-it Zonker is its perfect role model.

Rev. Dr. Bob Faser | Hobart, AUSTRALIA | May 28, 2016

There's a slight error in Zonker's cramming session on Debrett's. In the UK (and elsewhere in the Commonwealth), the monarch is addressed as "Your Majesty," while other members of the royal family are addressed as "Your Royal Highness."

I expect that Zonker, with his dual nationality, is looking forward to singing "God Save the Queen" in some safe location in Yorkshire in the dire event of a Trump Administration actually becoming a reality.

Patricia Gentry | LA, CA | May 27, 2016

I have been a fan of yours for decades but, when did you become a prophet? I just read the FAQ Trump series.

Perry | Boston, MA | May 25, 2016

The current Mudline takes me back to high school, not my favorite place, and to Rhetoric, not my favorite class. We learned about rhetorical dirty tricks, including praeteritio -- "I shall ignore" -- a great favorite of The Donald. No thanks for the memories.

Jeff Greenberg | Milan, NY | May 24, 2016

Zonk is a true hippie, so non-plussed at having lost most of his fortune.

Melinda Capozza | Huntington, IN | May 24, 2016

Re: Today's Classic strip: In so many ways, things stay the same. I was brought up to consider money discussions somewhat vulgar, unless within the  family or between business associates.

Mike Willson | Vineland, NJ | May 22, 2016

Regarding the Five-Years-Ago-Today Flashback strip -- "Make the case for a Donald Trump candidacy. Lnes are open -- Go!" It's been five years and I think we're still waiting for a logical response.

David | GERMANY | May 21, 2016

Thanks for the Trump quotes in the strip and "Say What?" He's really giving off an impression of the second coming of Sarah Palin, on testosterone -- illustrating that we still have not achieved gender equality, since men of limited acumen still have better career prospects than their female counterparts.

Doug Hechter | Santa Barbara, CA | May 19, 2016

 I follow your strip online. The Mudline crawl, Say What?, the great reruns, and the always relevant sunday strip -- you are such an important voice in my life. Thanks.

Fiona | North Wales, UK | May 17, 2016

From whence but Zonker's mouth would you hear the words, "There's mayonnaise on my Monet!" Class.

Jason Sebell | Franklin, MA | May 16, 2016

When I was 13, Andy Lippincott died of AIDS while listening to the newly remastered CD of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. I knew that I needed to hear that album and understand it. Today is the 50th anniversary of its release, and on my way home from work I listened to it for the 10,000th time and broke into full tears over how much I love this album, and how much it means to me. I just wanted to say thank you for the introduction. It, along with your work, has been a major influence on my life.

Peter Mork | Allston, MA | May 16, 2016

It's so obvious! Zonker and Zipper can rename their bud "America"!

Big Guy | New York, NY | May 15, 2016

I looked at the strips on the Flashbacks page just now. Garry works at improving his artistic skill every time he draws a strip. The most recent strips all are more difficult to draw, yet better drawn, than the strips from 5, 10, 15, 20+ years ago and so on. Also, the punchlines are tighter. Thanks to GBT for respecting his readers by not just putting in the same effort now as he did decades ago, but also by working to improve his skills.

Antonio Velarde | Mexico City, MEXICO | May 13, 2016

I was a happy kid in the '60s, a long-haired teenager in the '70s, but I never understood the '80s. Most of the time I felt out of place, so I definitely understand how Mike felt. Things went from simple to complicated, people searching for answers in all the wrong places -- hairstyles, clothing, ornaments: very little substance.

Angie | Nova, VA | May 13, 2016

I see Honey's penchant for trailing after Duke as a metaphor for the average American voter: chasing after serial abusers who are not good for us and are certainly unworthy of our adoration while toiling under a set of hopes and dreams that will never be met, completely oblivious to the ugly reality that is right in front of us should we care to open our eyes and see it.

Tony Phillips | Chicago, IL | May 12, 2016

Ironic detachment...two seasons ago? In 1986? Many seasons have since passed, and ironic detachment is as fashionable as ever, sustained in its eternal dialogue with earnest declaration, and, of course, with mendacity, stupidity, and demagoguery, even some good sense, even some truth, here and there, woven in.