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Blowback

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  • TREND

    Alan Appelbaum | Mount Kisco, NY | January 19, 2021

    I will be sorry to see Roland give up his Twitter feed. But I hope this represents a trend in the media; giving little press to the departing Mad King. 

  • ONE-TERM LEASE

    Stan Simple | Chestertown, MD | January 17, 2021

    More seriously, the WH chief usher and staff should keep good track of all the valuables and silverware. You can't trust the family and hangers-on of this tawdry occupant with a one-term-only lease.

  • SIGH

    DonAin Pennsyltucky | Spring Mills, PA | January 17, 2021

    If only he had limited his destructiveness to wantonly smashing furnishings. (Sigh)

  • THANKS

    Tom | Narragansett, RI | January 17, 2021

    Thanks for helping to escort him out of the White House.

  • DUKE'S ADVICE

    B.J. Witkin | Morrisville, NC | January 12, 2021

    In light of reporting today that Deutsche Bank is cutting ties with Trump, I immediately thought of Duke's advice to his son Earl: "Always bet on the cornered rat." Any chance you could post a link to that strip again?

  • CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG

    Art | Homer, AK | January 11, 2021

    Re: Rush Limbaugh's Say What? quote today: 

    "We're supposed to be horrified by the protesters. There's a lot of people out there calling for the end of violence... I'm glad Sam Adams, Thomas Paine, the actual Tea Party guys, the men at Lexington and Concord, didn't feel that way."

    Judging from the Confederate battle flag being hoisted inside the U.S. Capitol, it wasn't Sam Adams and Tom Paine the insurrectionists were emulating.

  • THE PRESIDENT'S HANDS

    Karen | Layton, UT | January 10, 2021

    I'm glad to see that GBT has been consistent with the new "colorization" of the president's hands -- it's more appropriate now than ever before. And while Trump won't be able to tweet anymore, I'm sure he can occupy his time with his "legal team." 

  • ON A WEDNESDAY

    Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | January 07, 2021

    I would think that the President of the United States organizing an attempted coup d'êtat against the government on a Wednesday, right in the middle of the week, might tempt GBT to return to doing daily cartoons...

  • SHOUT OUT

    David Wright | Kitchener, CANADA | January 03, 2021

    Funny how today's five-years-ago Flashback strip features Ted Cruz being the usual Ted Cruz, just as he is today. (Also shout out to Zonker, 15 years ago today,  considering Trump University.)

  • BECCA

    Allan Levine | Toronto, CANADA | January 03, 2021

    Uh-oh. Becca got older. Happens to all of us, I guess. 

  • RED RASCAL

    Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | January 03, 2021

    In today's Red Rascal strip, in panel five, his handler left out "choose to."...More to the point, I'm having trouble remembering which side Jeff is on, or maybe Jeff himself is having trouble remembering.

  • MY HEAD IS SPINNING

    Art | Homer, AK | December 22, 2020

    My head is spinning. Will President Biden fulfill Mark's 50-year-old dream to Make America Great Again by appointing him the CEO of Public Radio? Or will Mark go the way of Clyde and become a cookie mogul?

  • 50 YEARS AGO

    Dan Haddad | Sterling Heights, MI | December 21, 2020

    Re the 50-years-ago-today Flashback strip: Where did B.D. get a flat screen TV that worked with a rabbit ear antenna? I know Best Buy wasn't around, or cable for that matter. Probably the same place that Dick Tracy got his watch? 

  • STILL IN DENIAL

    John R. Ziemba | La Grange Park, IL | December 20, 2020

    Wow. What to say about today's strip? That Mr. Covid is now another iconic avatar in the GBT Universe? The fact that with 300,000 dead there are people who are still in denial? Or that I find myself thinking more and more like Mike in the last panel? 

  • WHO KNEW?

    Don Albertson | Spring Mills, PA | December 20, 2020

    Mike lives in Bellefonte? Who knew?

  • KNUCKLEHEADS

    Siva Jonnada | Morristown, NJ | December 20, 2020

    Today’s strip is funny and sad at the same time. That last panel is spot on! It’s so tragic that people do actually say and believe all of those statements. I live in an area of the country that was devastated early on, and continues to be so because of people like these. My governor is correct in calling them “knuckleheads."

  • MIXED FEELINGS

    Patti H. | Rome, NY | December 20, 2020

    I have mixed feelings about today's strip, with Mike and...do we call him Mr. Covid? Because, wow, harsh, and wow, true.

  • RICK

    Suzy | Henderson, NV | December 19, 2020

    Sock garters! In the 40-years-ago-today Flashback strip Rick is wearing sock garters. My grandfather wore sock garters.

  • PC

    Mike | Bayonne, NJ | December 19, 2020

    I used to subscribe to a magazine about PC computing. It's amazing to realize that Alex wanted a Pentium 25 years ago

  • HEARTBREAKING

    Steve Bailey | Jacksonville Beach, FL | December 16, 2020

    I remember reading today's strip when it was originally published, and thinking how heartbreaking it was for J.J. to leave her husband and daughter on a whim. Given Zeke's slacker behavior since then, I've always thought that J.J. kind of got what she deserved.