I considered not posting this because I honestly don’t want to get a rep for being Scott Kurtz’s personal stalker or anything like that.
And before I say anything else, let me say that I thought the strip about Francis blathering about spit was pretty goddamned funny, despite A) being an old gag I’ve seen before and B) having some weird art issues with Marcy’s face. And I thought the face work on the creator’s panel strip was definitely a step up for him.
But today’s strip is just…
What the hell?
I have boiled this down to three distinct possibilities:
1.) Scott Kurtz is making fun of obsessive nerds in a horrifyingly un-ironic way.
2.) Scott Kurtz is drawing his “inner child” and forgot that he writes a comic strip and therefore is kind of obligated to write a joke somewhere.
3.) A confused, grotesque combination of A and B.