This site is the Smackjeeves mirror site for Puck where older comics are posted. The actual Puck website contains the latest content at...
i n f o
Puck originally started as a university newspaper comic way back in the prehistoric days of 1998. It was reborn in 2011, and is now running weekly, in color. You can see the original run of eighty strips AND the new colour strips all here!
I can’t believe I got this strip done on time. Here’s the back story: I was almost finished the colors on Sunday morning when the screen froze on my trusty, ancient laptop. So I reset. And the computer never, ever turned on again. (Okay, it turned on for one second, then turned off, then turned on again, then turned off repeatedly. This poor laptop’s been dying a slow death for a long time, but this was really the last gasp.) After sh**ing my pants in fear, I calmed down and came up with a plan.
What did I do? I ripped the still-beating hard drive out of that old clunker of a machine, bought a SATA-USB adapter on my lunch hour today, hooked the old hard drive up to my wife’s computer and retrieved the half-done comic file a few hours ago. Thankfully, I’d installed all the necessary software and fonts I needed on my wife’s computer in case just such a thing ever occurred.
Yep. I’m basically MacGyver.
JANUARY Voting Incentive! DRUNKEN DEBAUCHERY!
A vote for Puck on TWC will give you a glimpse into the booze-soaked revelry of a new year’s party at the Puck household!
Okay, so when "Tenders, Chicken" wins the election, what is going to happen when it turns out that the person signing "him" up was a minor and the the candidate is not qualified to become mayor (by not actually existing)?
@Jamie59: Who are these foolish people who do not know the history of Mazda? Find them and educate them!
@Michael Corley: I think Chicken Tenders wins the popular vote amongst hungry males every time. Though Potato Wedges would give him a run for his money...
@xcares: Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know you enjoy! It helps!
@Doc Savage: Mr. Tenders will undoubtedly win the popular vote. But as with all goofy democratic processes, somehow the popular vote doesn't really count.
@Saph: I don't know why you'd need to feel ashamed, given the fact that your average person would not nor should not have any working knowledge of a Wankel rotary engine. Still, now you know more about the engine with the vaguely vulgar-sounding name.
@freakshowmonkey: Well, you should start out with something easier, according to Dr. Karl Gruber. Try "Shoe", "Megaphone" and "Grunties" first. Soon you too will work your way up to "winkle" and "vibraphone" in no time!
@Nutster: What is going to happen? OH, THE SUSPENSE!!! Really, though, hasn't this whole election thing been a foregone conclusion since the very start?
I can just see it. Phoebe is helping her dad leave the hospital (she is pushing his wheelchair) on election night when his PR rep/campaign manager drives up and hops out of the car, holding a sheet of paper.
PR Rep: Boss! I got the election results! You are not going to like this.
Satan: What? Did Bruno actually win? Okay, I can deal with that. Not a problem. Let me see that. [ Grabs the paper from her. ] What!? I lost to someone named after a fast food snack?! How did that happen?
Mind you, he lost his first election as well, by a 2-1 margin. He should be getting used to it.
@Grudgesettler: Top ten? Wow. Thanks! And hey, don't feel afraid to openly declare your allegiance to Satan. At least you KNOW you're playing on the devil's side, which is more than I can say for most people.
@freakshowmonkey: Why is one's nationality so often a disorder as well?
@Nutster: Hey, maybe I should get YOU to write these things! You good!
@Riv: It's no surprise that the birth of comedy occurred at the same time as the birth of democracy. No surprise at all.
The start of world domination
Well, let's just admit it. Daphne is awesome (which I'm sure is something she'd agree with) and I suspect this initial foray into local politics is only the start of her inevitable path to Undisputed and Ironfisted World Domination.
Now, I for one welcome our new hairy overlord (overlady?). At least she'd be the kind of ruler who'd not suffer fools and annoying people to go unpunished. Sort of like a female and furry Lord Vetinari. :)
@Rainey: Like Nutster notes, around these parts, they don't give you such opportunities. The whole ballot is blacked out except for the names of the candidates and small white circles for your 'x'. No fun (or subversive political statements) allowed.
@Nobi Wan Kenobi: But that makes it sound less dirty. That's no fun.
@Nutster: Are you old enough to remember a time when elections in Ontario didn't even list the freakin' party name? I remember my first voting experience; I didn't remember the name of the candidates, so I didn't actually know what party I was voting for. I think I voted for the communists by mistake.
@SteinbarB: I like how thoroughly confident you are of Daphne's meteoric rise to power. And I really do agree with you: she'd be a better leader than 90% of the offerings out there.