I’ll teach you young punks to respect me.
This weekend includes Father’s Day. Finally, a day for the men of this world to put aside their privilege, and be celebrated for the effort they sort of make, helping their wives raise a family.
Even though my parents were divorced, my father still had important things to teach me as I grew up and saw him on the occasional weekend and summer holiday.
Every one of those bits of advice are true, and I constantly use the one about writing when teaching my scripting classes. To this day, I still have a Siamese cat, and though I’ve never been in a boxing match, I know how to handle myself when a drunk gets troublesome.
No comment about the rest of it.
I have children of my own, now.
Ty the Guy OUT!
In the world of Father-based comic strip characters, they’re all second rate compared to Jiggs, the orangutan-faced hero of “Bringing up Father” (later known as Jiggs and Maggie).
The magnificent deco-inspired designs and line work of George McManus was inspirational when I was a kid.
My father’s favourite comic strip was KRAZY KAT:
I read a bunch of them when I was a kid, and they didn’t make a lick of sense to me. It wasn’t until I was much more sophisticated adult that I realised they weren’t supposed to.
For last week’s Bun Toon, click here.
For the slightly updated Bun Toon archive of years past, click here.
If you’re at ALL interested in my fairly interesting father, there’s a bunch of past pages on this blog dedicated to him.
Here’s an entry about his brief career as a cartoonist
Here’s an entry about a feature film dedicated to calling him an agent of Satan