Archive for the 'Out There' Category

”Out There” is now… well, a whole bunch of things

Cidu Bill on Jun 3rd 2013

  • Beginning today, R.C. Monroe will be have a new comic appearing every Monday, called In Here. Which sound like a Mirror Universe version of Out There. I’m not certain I want to see Miriam in a goatee, but we’ll see how it goes. The address is
  • Out There will be Wednesdays-only.
  • Fridays will be Cliché Flambé, at I haven’t got a clue.
  • Update: R.C. had previously announced that Out There would now be in full-page, glorious living color. Apparently In Here will be as well. Links to all three strips are now in the “Comics” list in the left sidebar.

Filed in Cliché Flambé, In Here, Out There, R.C. Monroe, comic strips, comics, humor | 18 responses so far

After 7 years, our first Out There CIDU

Cidu Bill on Apr 5th 2013


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Out There #2000

Cidu Bill on Feb 8th 2013

Congratulations to R.C. Monroe on his 2000th Out There strip.

I reviewed Out There six or seven years ago, shortly after it began (I think I may have been the first to do so), and said it was thoroughly entertaining. And that while I wasn’t sure how long he could keep the concept going, I was going to enjoy it while it lasted.

Okay, I was wrong about the “keeping it going” part, and it’s mostly because of the characters: they’re both well-defined and capable of surprising us.

And that leads into another thing I was wrong about: a few years ago, two of the characters seemed to be hooking up in what seemed to me a “jump the shark” moment waiting to happen. This disturbed me to the point where I wrote my first-ever e-mail to a cartoonist, and (quite presumptively, I know) asked him whether he was really going to go there. He wrote back “Trust me, Bill.”

In hindsight, this relationship made perfect sense, and turned out to be one of the best storylines in the strip.

Out There is the first strip I read each day.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Out There, R.C. Monroe, comic strips, comics, humor | 41 responses so far

LOL - March 21

Cidu Bill on Mar 21st 2011

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Brevity, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Darby Conley, Gallagher, Get Fuzzy, Guy & Rodd, Iron Man, Lio, Magneto, Mark Tatulli, Out There, R.C. Monroe, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor, lol, xkcd | 14 responses so far

Outre Hair

Cidu Bill on Mar 9th 2010

I was re-reading the always-entertaining Out There comic from the beginning last night, and when I came to this one


I couldn’t help thinking… How do you criticize somebody else’s haircut when you look like Moon Maid’s daughter?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Out There, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 responses so far