November 30th, 2007

for Ana

Saturday, December 1

Goddammit guys. I started drinking a glass of wine in anticipation of tonight's strip, and it didn't help. Will see if it looks any better by the bottom of the glass. (I suspect not. It takes harder drugs to get to Coffee Talk levels.)

Panel 1: "FOR GOD'S SAKE, FORGET THAT SHIT. I EXIST YOU KNOW, AND WE HAVEN'T HAD SEX SINCE ROBIN. I KNOW YOU'RE GETTING IT FROM WEED BUT CHRIST, I'VE GOT NEEDS TOO."

Panel 2: Deanna's ten-year-old boy moments are getting more and more frequent. It's a little disconcerting.

Panels 3 and 4: HOLY TIME LAPSE, BATMAN. Lynn, you've been cartooning for 30ish years, and this is the best you can do? I feel like I must have blacked out or something, and I haven't had nearly enough wine for that.

Panel 5: Of all the things wrong with this panel, the one that bothers me most is the coffee. Why do you need coffee, Mike? If you're so caught up in your gasamstkunstwerk, then you won't need the coffee to stay awake. If you're just writing to pass the time before you can sleep properly, then the coffee will ruin it. What the hell, dude.

Although I suppose if you're just staying out of that bed in case your wife wants to get laid, then that's probably the best way to do it. Well played.