This Week in Milford

October 1, 2015

Why Don’t You Look Where You’re Throwing?

Filed under: actual action, anatomically implausible, football, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 5:08 am


Finally a nothing but action strip, filled with all the little touches that make this strip great: generic footwear, plays that spill across multiple panels, oddly proportioned equipment, unsettlingly foreshortened and angled limbs (prompting me to trot out the Kaiser Wilhelm trope once again).

I’m surprised Oakwood actually kept the ball long enough to kick that low-arcing field goal; Bismo Funyuns’ monster hit looks like it popped that Pillow Pet free of the Oakwood player’s grasp. The defending State Champions find themselves in an early hole; can True pull them out of it? Maybe if he opens his eyes and moves his non-throwing hand from in front of his face. Even his teammate is embarrassed by True’s early-season form.



  1. There’s no way True can accurately throw a gigantic football by firmly grasping its tip. Also, I believe panel 1 was copied from the Kama Sutra.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 1, 2015 @ 5:43 am

  2. Julius should be careful out there, he doesn’t want to get another sore back like the one he got in 2013. It apparently kept him out of the entire 2014 season…

    What is with all of these Canadian footballs?

    Comment by billytheskink — October 1, 2015 @ 7:18 am

  3. Snark: OFF
    Kudos to Whigham: Panel 2 is quite artistic. The white shoe from panel one, creating a positive space in that field of black – the starry background – the aspect ratio – all very good from my sophomore art class POV.

    Snark: ON
    That football’s like a missile – absolutely zero rotation and extreme red shift as it smears across the crossbar. [No doubt the movie version will dub in a sonic boom].

    Gus must’ve transferred to the Oakwood Cheaters from the California Atoms.

    Comment by g2design — October 1, 2015 @ 7:20 am

  4. I like how high school kickers can kick spirals. How come in college and pro they can only kick end over enders?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 1, 2015 @ 7:25 am

  5. And Panel 1 is early leader for the front art on the inevitable 2015 Championship T-Shirts

    Comment by g2design — October 1, 2015 @ 7:34 am

  6. In P3, what’s with True’s helmet? Has he gone the Mark Kelso route and glued anti-concussion padding on it?

    Clever callout, g2!

    Comment by FoolyRain — October 1, 2015 @ 10:32 am

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