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Blowback

A clean, well-lit place to vent

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  • FIVE YEARS

    Marty | Orange, MA | January 23, 2023

    Just five years from Leo in the flying ICU (15 years ago today) to Alex with an army of two (10 years ago today). Wow. Good job, Alex and Leo! And thanks for making me feel old again, GBT.

  • ALEX TALKING TO KIM

    Thomas | Durham, UNITED KINGDOM | January 04, 2023

    And that's why she eventually found her own Leo? (Alex talking to Kim.)

  • SURVIVOR

    James Mitchell | Everett, WA | January 04, 2023

    "I found your father, didn't I?" Best laugh I have had all year! As a survivor of two daughters, thanks, GBT.

  • THIS ONE

    Sally | Henderson, NV | January 02, 2023

    And there it is -- January 2, 2008, fifteen years ago. Chris Rock needs to see this one.

  • WHAT'S HIS SECRET?

    Patti H. | Rome, NY | December 05, 2022

    Oh wow! Austin of MyFACTS has been dispensing jewels of wisdom for twenty years! My, he certainly has aged well. What's his secret? Will he share?

  • ENBY PRONOUNS

    Eff McDonald | Kenosha, WI | November 07, 2022

    I'm 52 and enby (non-binary), with they/them pronouns. Thank you for considering me young!

  • TRANS

    Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | November 06, 2022

    For the whole first half of today's comic, I thought it was going to be entirely about trans (and trans-friendly and nonbinary) kids, rather than only in the punch line! I guess I spend too much time around young people.

  • RED RASCAL

    Kathleen DeWitt | Duhok, Kurdistan | October 31, 2022
    I absolutely love the transition of the Red Rascal to Ukraine; that is genius! And I love the dragon. But he will need a new name, in Ukrainian. :-)
  • CHRISTMAS

    Charlie Bing | Edmonton, CANADA | October 27, 2022

    On the fourth day of Christmas, Trudeau gave to me; four cans of tuna, three Tickle Me Elmos, two sets of parents... and Christmas in October? Man, I feel like I just walked into a Costco store. In August. Eek!

  • SPECIAL

    Martin Fass | Rochester, NY | October 23, 2022

    What a wonderful October 23 episode to make Sunday special once again. Thank you!

  • SUPPORT OF THE VETERANS

    Bernard W. Tate | Manassas Park, VA | October 19, 2022

    Sunday's strip was a breath of fresh air. Thank you for your support of the veterans. Glad to see B.D. is still working on healing from PTSD. I've always suspected there was more to his trauma in Iraq than we've been told.

  • WHERE'S THE BLOOD?

    Allen Levine | Toronto, ONTARIO | October 02, 2022

    Ah, but where's the blood on those tiny little hands?

  • CLASSIC ANIMATED TREASURES

    Whit Whitaker | Fleetwood, NC | October 02, 2022

    What a wonderful suggestion for kids and parents who now days see nothing but computer-animated cartoons. Like Windy Day there are so many classic animated treasures full of beauty and wonder. The award-winning creations by Frédéric Back are some to explore, like The Man Who Planted Trees, The Mighty River, Crac, Illusion, Tout Rien, and others.

  • THE HUBLEYS

    Mike Kazaleh | North Hollywood, CA | October 02, 2022

    Nice shout out to the Hubley's in today's strip. John was one of the great directors in the cartoon business. I still recall reading with sadness about his passing in 1977, lo those many years ago, when, as I recall, GBT was working with John and Faith on A Doonesbury Special. The half-hour film won a Special Jury Award at Cannes, aired on CBS, and won a Grammy. Sometimes it pops up on YouTube.

  • THE CLEAN-UP

    Stan Simple | Kingstown, MD | September 27, 2022

    Re. the clean-up revealed in the 9-25-22 strip: Perhaps all the perfumes of [Saudi] Arabia have also been applied to sweeten those little hands.

  • CLEANING PRODUCTS

    Thomas | Durham, UNITED KINGDOM | September 27, 2022

    Is Trump using MyPillow cleaning products as recommended by Lady Macbeth?

  • BLOOD ON TRUMP'S HANDS

    Polly | Hanover, NH | September 26, 2022

    Please put back the blood on Trump's hands! After all, it's still there.

  • WHAT HAPPENED?

    Tom | Florence, KY | September 25, 2022

    What happened to the bloody hands? I thought that was permanent.

  • BLOODSTAINS

    Beth | Roseville, CA | September 25, 2022

    Trump's hands are still devoid of bloodstains!?! Maybe he is wearing old-man flesh colored gloves?

  • TRFF

    Tim | Northampton, MA | September 25, 2022

    Is it just me, or is Trff starting to look a lot like the My Pillow guy...