Day By Day


  • Chris in NC

    Sorry Friend.. 🙁

  • harry case

    wish it could be easier to say goodbye, but it never is

  • Bill Sproat

    Incredibly sorry for your loss

  • Soulless

    Well damn. My condolences.

  • Historian58

    Quiet, simple and tasteful in all ways. The way to live and the way to pass away.

  • Chris, again, my deepest condolences on your father’s passing. Having been through the loss of my father, I share your grief, and continue to keep you in my prayers.


  • DubhGhlase

    Over 40 years ago I stood at my fathers casket, the last one to leave yet I couldn’t because I couldn’t imagine my life without him. His brother, my Uncle, and sage of the family, came up behind me any laid his hand on my shoulder. I broke down and asked him through the tears: “What am I going to do now Unc? What am I going to do now?”. His words have been my mantra ever since:

    “We move on Bill, we move on…”

    We will never forget those who have gone before us, and must pass them and their memories on to the next generation, but we need to move on for their sake as well as ours. They did their part, now it’s time to do ours…
    Peace be onto you and yours Chris….

  • Merle

    I hope your Fathers passing was as smooth as Wades, and that he was surrounded by family.


  • Ozymandias

    Words seem so inadequate, but it’s all I have. May God give you and your family strength in this time, and may He help you find peace.

  • Chris, I’m so sorry for your loss. 10 years have passed since losing my own father and it still affects me every day. I hope your memories can help give you comfort and healing.

  • JW

    Sorry for your loss, Chris. A tip of the hat. And with that you already know whats in our hearts as we know what’s in yours. Words not necessary.

  • Brodder

    Chris can you gather the last four panels and stack them on one page. Maybe with you homage too?
    It’s powerful.
    Teh semi-monochrome blue tint speaks volumes too.

  • ca

    God be with you.


  • scoutergreg

    I pray that he went easy, and will there at the great round up for simultaneity
    Your Friend (as we all are)

  • May God grant you peace, Chris (Dona Nobis Pacem) …

    I learned, years ago, that you never get over losing your parent(s).

    But, God willing, you DO get used to it.

    God bless….

  • Kansas

    We’ll see ’em again beyond the river…

  • jackdeth72

    God’s speed, Chris.

  • WayneM

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your kin, Chris.

  • Cheri

    So sorry for your loss.

  • LifeofTheMind

    Take time. We have what we need now and later we have infinity.
    Take all the time you need.

  • Absolutely beautiful homage. My heart hurts, but it is a perfect statement. We love you, and we love your message. Get YOUR heart right, as time and soul permit. We’re with you, brother.

    • Let his memory guide your hand.

  • cz93x62

    Poignant, and powerful. Please take comfort in knowing that your readership is here for you in spirit.

  • JTC

    So much for that fourth wall. Oh, Skye can stay over there. It’s you for whom the passage is open, for us to accept the beautiful painful poetry in these vignettes and song titles to envelop our hearts and minds with memories of our own loss…and to return it with loving empathy for your loss.

    And speaking of no walls, when it comes to this particular title, Alone Again, Naturall?

    Feels like it doesn’t it? But it couldn’t be further from true. Proof?

    There are some out here who would come to you if asked. You are not alone.

    Dad is not gone, his soul lives in yours, and he waits for you. You are NOT alone.

    And most importantly, this?

    Leaving me to doubt
    Talk about, God in His mercy
    Oh, if he really does exist
    Why did he desert me
    In my hour of need
    I truly am indeed
    Alone again, naturally

    There is no doubt. He really does exist. He will never desert you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

  • Peregrine John

    Eloquent without words, and in grief. Beautiful, sir. Beautiful. We’re over here on the other side of the 4th wall, wishing we could reach you the way you do for us, this time more than ever. I’ve still got no words, only appreciation, and a wish that we could be there.

  • Dan

    Chris, I am so sorry. I lost my Pop 4 years ago and understand the heartache. Love, hugs, light, and prayers for you and your family…….

  • burning dinosaurs so you can see

    Over the last few strips you’ve said everything there is to say without saying a word. my sincerest condolences my friend, tonight when I get home I plan on raising a glass in his honor

  • night driver

    “If Heaven weren’t so far away…”

  • Ramon Williamson

    God Bless you and yours, Chris. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but for us men who did have a supportive and nurturing (NOT babying) father this is probably the worst. But you do have the comfort of having had those talks and hugs and times together, small comfort though it is. I lost my Dad just as I was getting out truly on my own, and I missed not having him to go to for his wisdom and experience.

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