The genius of Pete Abrams

As much as I’ve tried to get my friends to read Sluggy Freelance, it’s never really caught on with them. And that makes me cry.

“Sluggy Freelance” is a long-running webcomic written by Pete Abrams, and it concerns a group of friends centered around Torg and Riff. There’s really no way I could describe it in a nutshell that wouldn’t make it seem really really boring, but believe me, it’s not.

The problem with trying to summarize it is that the comic has been running August 1997 – practically an eternity in internet time, so trying to cover all the ins and outs of the evolving storyline would be nearly impossible, and since the humor is mainly character-driven, if you don’t get the characters and their backstory, you might not find individual comics funny.

And Abrams has done some huge stories along the way, building gianormous concepts and worlds that would be the entire focus of other, lesser, comics, but are only part of the whole in “Sluggy”.

All that being said, his last several week’s worth of strips have been making plentiful use of the comedy adage “monkeys are always funny” which was coined by me, by the way, because I’m a comedy genius.

And then, this week, he’s managed to link monkeys to boobies.

I’ll pause and let that sink in.

Why, yes, yes indeed, that only makes the joke more funny. I’m so glad we’re on the same wavelength.