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RE "NEWT"
Francesca Hannan | Ventura, CA | January 17, 2012

This Blowback comment made me laugh until I cried. Things have been way too grim around here. Thanks!

CANCELED
Ronald Simpson | Tampa, FL | January 16, 2012

I just canceled my subscription to the Tampa Bay Times, as they will not remove your disgusting strip from their comic section. You are such a patriot. Not.

SAFE LANDING
Vincent Domeraski | Hammondsport, NY | January 16, 2012

I can't help but think that as Jeff comes in for an apparently safe landing in the real world and becomes the entrepreneur that he has always wanted to be, his story might have some resemblance to that of his creator.

TOGGLE
A. Harrison | Hartford, CT | January 16, 2012

Silly Toggle. Marriage change context.

HOPE
Ashley | Savannah, GA | January 16, 2012

I sure hope today's strip doesn't mean Leo will be talked out of marrying Alex.

CONTENTION
Terry Lyons | Armidale, AUSTRALIA | January 15, 2012

That there is any popular support at all for Newt Gingrich is staggering to those of us looking on from the sidelines. It just confirms John Maynard Keynes' contention that “capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”

AS GREAT A THREAT
Mike Campanelli | Levittown, NY | January 15, 2012

In todays strip the usual Left attacks continue. While I dislike Mr. Gingrich greatly I have to agree with the quote in the last panel: "As great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union."  Even as an independent centrist I view Trudeau as a 60s anti-American Quisling. And he's no Al Capp, either.

NEWTISMS
Maerzie | Florence, WI | January 15, 2012

Wow, these Newtisms beat all. He really does have a sick ego problem. He has to cut everyone else down to make himself appear superior!

NEWT
Sean | Dayton, OH | January 15, 2012

I wish Newt had a chance, not only because he may be the only person who can undo the Obamatastrophe, but also because it would make your head explode.

COUNTERPART
Joel Calhoun | Monticello, MS | January 15, 2012

Today's strip is a perfect counterpart to last Sunday's baggage strip. And serves as a perfect "take that" to those who complained about the latter. Speaking of which, the wahhhmbulance should be arriving in 3...2...1...

ACHIEVEMENT
Tom | Brisbane, AUSTRALIA | January 13, 2012

The fan boys make Jeff look intelligent. Quite an achievement really.

PEERS
Lin | Port Townsend, WA | January 13, 2012

At last! Jeff is finding his true peers.

MOVIE RIGHTS
Paul Hawkins | Wooster, OH | January 12, 2012

Judging from the first panel of today's strip, the Red Rascal's fan base appears to include Sand People from "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." Now that's drawing power even Lucas and Spielberg can appreciate! Can movie rights be far behind for young Redfern?

STRAW POLL
Terry D. McGee | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | January 12, 2012

I just voted in the current Straw Poll that the welcome home parade(s) should be later, after Afghanistan is withdrawn from too. But I want to add that the reason should be made explicit with an official statement: many of the troops have served in both theaters.

BEWARE, BLUE BANDIT
Susan A. | San Mateo, CA | January 11, 2012

"It is I, Rick, father of Jeff." Beware, oh Blue Bandit of the Drawstring Pants. As the Vanderbilt med students would say, commodum habitus es -- you have just been owned.

DIVIDEND
Bernard | Washington, D.C. | January 11, 2012

So, Blue Bandit...You know not that I, Lord Dirtbag, also read Doonesbury, the True Window into the Earthly plane. Nor that I have joined with Lord Voldemort, Lord Sauron, and Lord Vader. Your unguarded words will be your doom, for we shall lie in wait at this "Comic-Con" in "San Diego" and finally crush you like the insignificant annoyance that you are. The destruction of the Red Rascal, your brother of The Colors, is an unexpected dividend.

DIFFERENCES
Allie | Gettysburg, PA | January 11, 2012

The differences between Jeff and the Blue Boy with the Belly are twofold: first, Jeff knows he's in character. Second, Jeff's actually done something with his life.

RICK
The Phlebob | MINNESOTA | January 11, 2012

"It is I, Rick, father of Jeff" may just be the funniest line GBT has ever written. Especially since Rick would never mangle the English language with grammar like that. And then there's the "Batman to the rescue" aspect of the situation.

COMIC-CON
Cindy | Phoenix, AZ | January 11, 2012

Oh goodie, a riff on Comic-Con! This should be great fun. My husband goes every year (while I thankfully am allowed to spend my time at the beach), and every day he comes back with stories that have me rolling on the floor laughing.

FOLLOW THE MONEY
Dave Dalton | Frankenmuth, MI | January 10, 2012

Follow the money. I wonder when Duke is going to smell that Red Rascal "needs" a publicity team...