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And in every remake of Spider-Man, it’ll be the thief he didn’t stop. So?

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2014

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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Gotham, Shortpacked, comic books, comic strips, humor | 12 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, January 19, 2014

Cidu Bill on Jan 19th 2014

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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 22 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, July 14, 2013

Cidu Bill on Jul 14th 2013

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Buni, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cyanide and Happiness, David Willis, Jimmy Johnson, Mark Parisi, New Yorker, Off the Mark, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 16 responses so far

Narration Box

Cidu Bill on Jun 19th 2013

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Farewell to Arms II

Cidu Bill on Jun 14th 2013

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I didn’t get the third panel at all.

And then I didn’t get the fourth panel.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Holy Toothache!

Cidu Bill on Jan 24th 2013

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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic books, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

Maybe it’s just me…

Cidu Bill on Dec 4th 2012

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but when I saw this panel from today’s Shortpacked, my first thought was “Mister Kent, you’re trying to seduce me.”

Filed in David Willis, Robin, Shortpacked, Superman, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 responses so far

Monday Morning LOLs - December 3, 2012

Cidu Bill on Dec 3rd 2012

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Buni, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cyanide and Happiness, Dave Coverly, David Willis, Mark Parisi, My Fair Lady, New Yorker, Off the Mark, Shortpacked, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 22 responses so far

Clench

Cidu Bill on Dec 17th 2011

I don’t have an actual Ewww comic for today, but I suspect that any explanation for this one will be suitably unpleasant.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic books, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

What Happens When Cartoonists Don’t Watch Television

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2011

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Black Friday, David Willis, Rebecca Black, Shortpacked, YouTube, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Meeting Comic Strip Artists

Cidu Bill on Oct 14th 2011

It’s odd when you meet artists who occasionally draw themselves into their own strips, because you don’t always know what to expect: David Willis looked so much like the “David Willis” character that if I’d passed him in the street, I’d probably have thought “Wow, that guy looks a lot like David Willis. Or maybe Walky.”

Randy Mulholland, on the other hand, looks nothing like “Randy Mulholland.”

Francesco Marciulano also looked nothing like “Medium Large Guy” — but to be fair, he never explicitly said this character was supposed to be his stand-in.

This all comes to mind because I’m planning to meet up with Zack Weiner tomorrow at NYCC, and he frequently draws himself into his strip — and I’m just hoping he won’t be sitting behind his table naked.

Filed in Bill Bickel, David Willis, Medium Large, NYCC, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Shortpacked, Something Positive, Walky, Zach Weiner | 20 responses so far

Negative-Threat Batman

Cidu Bill on Aug 4th 2011

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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor | 5 responses so far

”I have two words for you, Benjamin: translucent plastic.”

Cidu Bill on Jan 6th 2011

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Filed in Bill Amend, Bill Bickel, David Willis, Fox Trot, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 23 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL July 25

Cidu Bill on Jul 25th 2010

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, David Willis, Funky Winkerbean, Jimmy Johnson, Mel Gibson, Pop Culture Shock Therapy, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 37 responses so far

I have shirts older than David Willis

Cidu Bill on May 17th 2010

I was reminded of just how old I am when I met Shortpacked’s David Willis at the Wild Pig Comic Con in Springfield, NJ Saturday afternoon. My wife came along for a single reason: to tell David she’s a great fan of the Batman gags he writes into his strip. He drew her this

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which she’s going to hang on the wall in her cubicle at work. And then, since gardening takes up most of her free time in spring and summer, she of course had to buy this
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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, David Willis, Shortpacked | 3 responses so far

It Isn’t Easy Peeing Green

Cidu Bill on May 6th 2010

It’s one for the Ewww Files, but I don’t get it. And I Arlo’ed it because it might offend. Continue Reading »

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Ewww, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

Okay, who’s satirizing whom now??

Cidu Bill on Apr 10th 2010

This Luann strip

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was followed by this Shortpacked parody

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which in turn was followed by today’s Luann:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, David Willis, Greg Evans, Luann, Shortpacked, breasts, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far

You Can’t Go Wrong With a Booby Joke

Cidu Bill on Mar 30th 2010

Apparently I wasn’t the only one amused by this

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Filed in Bill Bickel, David Willis, Luann, Shortpacked, breasts, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

More Christmas Synchronicity

Cidu Bill on Dec 29th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Calamities of Nature, Christmas, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor, synchronicity | 17 responses so far

Shortpacked and the War on Christmas

Cidu Bill on Dec 21st 2009

Since we’ve been discussing it…

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor | 60 responses so far

Hamsters (Arlol)

Cidu Bill on Dec 21st 2009

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Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, hamsters, humor, lol | 12 responses so far

Neutrinos

Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

My Final Funky

Cidu Bill on Mar 26th 2009

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Okay, I’m done. Tom Batiuk has clearly made a fetish out of tragedy and death, and this depressionfest has become no more than a vehicle for him to work out his issues.

I don’t really believe he’ll kill off Funky — after all, I can think of only one cartoonist who ever ended his “humor” strip by killing off the title character — but whatever happens next, it happens without me: It’s off my reading list and will no longer be discussed on this site. As far as I’m concerned, the Funky Winkerbean strip ended in 1992.

For anybody who hasn’t seen it, I direct you to David Willis’s classic 2007 panel.

Filed in Bill Bickel, David Willis, Funky Winkerbean, Shortpacked, Tom Batiuk, comic strips, comics | 40 responses so far

Doctor Manhattan’s Penis

Cidu Bill on Mar 10th 2009

I haven’t seen Watchmen yet, but I have noticed that there doesn’t seem to be a single review of the film that fails to mention Dr. Manhattan’s penis. This seems to be a major obsession. I’ve heard rumors that the studio is negotiating to give Dr. Manhattan’s penis its own spin-off.

The son of one of my wife’s friends asked “If this is supposed to be the most powerful man in the universe, why can’t he find himself a pair of pants?” The kid’s missing the point: If the most powerful man in the universe wants to run around with everything hanging out, who’s going to tell him he can’t? “Hey, buddy, you got a problem with it? Talk to the penis.”

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From David Willis’s list of
The Worst Jobs in Hollywood

Filed in Bill Bickel, David Willis, Shortpacked, Watchmen, comic books, movies | 41 responses so far

3:15

Cidu Bill on Mar 2nd 2009

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Filed in Batman, Bill Bickel, CIDU, David Willis, Shortpacked, comic books, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far