Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer for April 01, 2022

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    Richard Perrotti Premium Member 8 months ago

    “Go ahead, make my day…” Oh, you did! You just did!

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    Marty Levy Premium Member 8 months ago

    This is GREAT news!

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    Display  8 months ago


    Unless it’s an April Fools gag, and then it’s Yoikes and away! (smack!) Yoikes, and away! (Smack!) yoikes… and away.(SMACK!) yoikes… and… (ugh!)… away…

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    pgomes  8 months ago

    That great, the only change to me since you left is a crippling alcohol dependency and a utter lack of hope about the future. But other than that, everything is peachy keen!

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    Algolei I  8 months ago

    Lookin’ good!

    And you seem to have lost some weight, too.

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    Peony Premium Member 8 months ago

    Welcome Omnipresent Man – You never really left!

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    mobeydick  8 months ago

    And he can draw hands from panel one this time!

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  8 months ago

    I did enjoy the Mon Wed Fri. I WfH those days. If I saw a Basic Instruction, I didn’t have to get dressed for work.

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  8 months ago

    So this is great news! Unless it is an April Fool gag. I haven’t been reading long, but maybe he does this every April First.

    But if it’s back, what day? Is it Friday? Or is this just for timing effect?

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    bestframeforward Premium Member 8 months ago

    YES!! My favorite strip of the modern era is (hopefully? probably??) BACK!!

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    infiniterealities  8 months ago

    I’ve been reading the reruns of this strip for years. SO GLAD IT’S BACK! Thank you, Mr. Meyer.

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    colddonkey  8 months ago

    He either lost weight or his head got bigger.

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    kartis  8 months ago

    How we know he’s serious: he drew glasses.

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    piddlefart Premium Member 8 months ago

    Huzzah! Welcome back, we’ve kept your seat for you!

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    Sebec Premium Member 8 months ago

    Welcome back!

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    ekw555  8 months ago

    well, even if nothing else goes right, today was a good day.

    thanks, Scott.

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    Donaldo Premium Member 8 months ago

    Yay. Welcome back!

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    garcoa  8 months ago

    Scott’s wife hasn’t aged a bit in the 7 years. Smart move on his part.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member 8 months ago


    I notice you haven’t said what day so we have to search every week.

    Oh wait! That’s genius!

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    RadioDial Premium Member 8 months ago

    I remember the 2015 ending. Man, that was a fast 7 years.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  8 months ago

    I don’t feel like I’ve changed all that much since the strip’s original run.


    The world, on the other hand….

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    otforever  8 months ago

    I’m good with it as long as he doesn’t comically strip.

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    mleugs  8 months ago

    Even if it’s only an April Fool’s joke, nice to catch up with Scott for a few panels!

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    CougarAllen  8 months ago

    A new copyright date!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    keithcurtis  8 months ago

    Welcome back, Scott!

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    tims145  8 months ago

    The answer to a prayer I never prayed! Seriously, if true, huzzahs and felicitations!

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    ibid Premium Member 8 months ago

    Famous cartoonist, hmmm… Bill Amend knows about going to once a week, Berkeley Breathed did too, Scott Adams introduced me to you before he went mad. Those are my picks. p.s. Glad to have you back.

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    Joseph Nebus Premium Member 8 months ago

    I am (legitimately) so glad I never stopped following this on GoComics. I’d figured I would appreciate seeing the reruns even of strips I’d seen years before, but it’s especially good not to miss this.

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    SiteeSatee Premium Member 8 months ago

    Even in reruns, this strip often has me laughing out loud. Hope it’s not just April Fool’s!

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    ZBicyclist Premium Member 8 months ago

    So, Scott will be retracing his steps — and the rest of his bodies.

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    1967Falcon  8 months ago

    Bald with a tinge of gray is a timeless look. If not a little Walter White…

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    Patricia Bocklage Premium Member 8 months ago

    That’s awesome!

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    Ray*C  8 months ago

    I hesitate to draw everyone’s annoyance, but “…to only run once a week” means that he should do nothing but run one time a week. “To run only once a week” is probably what he was aiming for. However, with Scott, you never really know. (I’m glad there isn’t a “DISLIKE” button on Basic Instructions. Or is there?…)

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    MichiganMitten  8 months ago

    Can we handle the font changes?

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    randybrewer Premium Member 8 months ago

    So glad to see the strip coming back, it’s my favorite. Unless you are just pranking us, in which case, touché!

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    Spiffy  8 months ago

    Yay! But I also think you should re-run the old strips as Basic Instructions classics!

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 8 months ago

    NGAHHH!It’s April 1st!Nicely done,Scott.My life is meaningless now.Again…

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    judyuinms Premium Member 8 months ago

    Yay, I’m so glad you’re back. I also enjoyed your novels. Will you be doing both?

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    eddi_tbh  8 months ago

    The larger art is a blessing for these old eyes. Thank you Scott.

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    rgherring Premium Member 8 months ago


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    williamferry  8 months ago

    Knifeketeers, assemble!

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    Daniel Aguilar Premium Member 8 months ago

    This makes my year! A post Covid positive!

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    common sanse  8 months ago

    Twice a week would be better. Tuesday and Friday. Later on I will have another suggestion. You’re welcome.

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    SNVBD  8 months ago

    He can go with contact lenses

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    johngregor Premium Member 8 months ago

    He should team up with Gary Larson and the guy who draws the penguin. They could create the cartoonist version of the “Expendables”.

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    stevesanb  8 months ago

    Maybe he’ll run it like Doonesbury: repeats on weekdays and Saturday; fresh one on Sunday!

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    Super Fly  8 months ago

    Best news I’ve had in days.

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