About these comics:
Ces Marciuliano (the writer of Sally Forth) and I shared adjoining dorm rooms when we were undergrads. He’s been dropping his friends’ names in his strips since he took over the gig from Greg Howard, and for a while, I was known as “Ol’ Man Gezelter”. After he killed off my character this spring, he promised to bring me back (this time with my wife and daughter). Carey seems reasonably happy that she’s been cast as a leggy, blonde pediatric surgeon, and I’m quite fond of the extra hair and the leg extensions that have been given to me. I’ll have to thank the illustrator.
However, we do seem destined to be the smug next door neighbors that the Forths will come to loathe. Given Ted’s mob connections, his memories of past abuse, and mental illness, this doesn’t look like it will end well. The day will come when we ignore Ted and Sally’s parenting advice, and later that evening Carey will have to hole up in the safe room waiting for Ted’s mafia friends to leave, Ted will put on one false eyelash, a white suit, black bowler, and will personally attack me with a golf club while belting out “Singing in the Rain” at the top of his lungs. And then we’ll find out that Hillary is really Tyler Durden and Keyser Soze all rolled up into one twisted mess. Sally will keep smirking right through the entire episode.
It can’t end well, I tell you!
[tags]Sally Forth, web comics, psychotic cartoons[/tags]
Very funny. Have you ever thought of writing a comic strip? I know of a few that could use some fresh blood.
That was a dig at Barkeater Lake, wasn’t it, yellojkt?
And congratulations, Dan. You’re in th comics now. There’s no getting out. Ever.
More likely yellojkt meant “Sally Forth,” Corey.
Man, are ALL cartoonists this insecure?
welly, welly, welly, well, a little of the old ultra-sarcasm never hurt anyone.
I am not a fan of the the Sally Forth strip. But I did enjoy seeing the appearance of Young Man Gezelter. The short episode highlighted what I had been saying for years about the Forths being smug, insufferable, and incapable of making friends with ANYONE.
How often do you see Sally and Ted socializing with friends outside of work? These are not endearing characters. Sally is a conniving control freak, and Ted is a hairless Fem-Bot who gives a motherly lecture to co-workers who rib other co-workers the way co-workers always do. (Make sense?)