Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis for April 21, 2024

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    J.J. O'Malley  3 months ago

    To paraphrase Dorothy Parker, it is today’s cover that marks the first place in “Murder by Bookmobile" at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up.

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    Bill Thompson  3 months ago

    “Kills the reader’s interest dead!” — “Makes Lisa’s Story seem like . . . well, trash, but not the sort that makes the EPA declare your reading room to be a Superfund site.”

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    be ware of eve hill  3 months ago

    If the white chalk outline was for Harry Dinkle, this book would easily make the New York Times best seller list.

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    Argythree  3 months ago

    I don’t understand why they think displaying a ‘toon sideways will attract more readers. Doesn’t do it for me…

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    B UTTONS  3 months ago

    Those women are involved with booking, book ‘em, Crank’o.

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    billsplut  3 months ago

    I’m sure there is a way to turn the image side-a-ways, and then I could read the UNDOUBTEDLY SUPAH-DUPAH FUNNY PUNChline… Nah, I ain’t even trying to do that.

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    French Persons Premium Member 3 months ago

    Here we go again with another “rotate it 90 degrees” aggravation.

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    gammaguy  3 months ago

    Lilian is trying to sell her books from that vehicle. It’s a Murder-buy bookmobile.

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    gammaguy  3 months ago

    “I’ll bet you still have some ‘book’ mysteries left, Lilian.”

    The biggest mystery is why — or even whether — anyone buys her books.

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    Gent  3 months ago

    AAAAUGH! Me neck!

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    tcayer  3 months ago

    Why didn’t he just end Crankshaft and keep doing Funky? Ed would have got more appearances there than he does in his own strip!

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    mn4nu  3 months ago

    Please make it stop.

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    puddleglum1066  3 months ago

    Just when you thought nothing could be worse than those “Sideways Sunday” AtomiK KomiX covers…

    At least no formerly respected comic artist torpedoed his career by guest-drawing this and earning a “tip of the Funky felt-tip.”

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    rockyridge1977  3 months ago

    21st century edition “Death by PowerPoint”!!!!!!

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    Fetzee  3 months ago

    Is that chalk outline Lisa?

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    oakie817  3 months ago

    book ’em, Danno

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    Mopman  3 months ago

    Since the Bookmobile just drove over the victim a second ago, it killed a chalk outline?

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    lemonbaskt  3 months ago

    whoever committed the crime wilberman will solve it

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    sueb1863  3 months ago

    So the joke here is Lillian can’t sell any of her crummy books and they think that’s somehow funny?

    “Hahaha, I bet nobody wanted to read your lousy book and you totally bombed out, Lilllian! It must have crushed your spirit to sit there the whole week and not have one single person come to your table!!”

    “Buy something or get out.”

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    KenHelmick  3 months ago

    Do they still have bookmobiles? I shifted to e-books when I realized that I could downsize my bookshelves and save money in the process…

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