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  • May 21, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Chris – no worries about the strip.

    All of our best for your father and family.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    And it doesn’t matter how many times they hear this – they still hope the people will ‘come to their senses’ come November…

    We already have – and the Donald rode that horse better than everybody else…

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    ..and #RulingClass Beltway Establishment elitists had both Black Swans, Bernie and The Donald, coming. Their time is up.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Chris – thoughts are with you and yours.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Best of luck.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Best of luck to your family, Chris. Thoughts and prayers headed your way.

    • May 22, 2016 at 3:10 am

      Yup. Thoughts and prayers.

      • May 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm


  • May 21, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Do what ya gotta to Chris; the rest of us will take turns turning the crank to keep the world turning.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Prayers for a safe and sure recovery to your Dad.

    • May 22, 2016 at 10:58 pm
      Bill M


  • May 21, 2016 at 10:34 pm
    Captain Ned


    Take all the time you need to get Pappy happy. We’ll wait and keep thinking the good thoughts.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm
    Delilah T.

    Please give your father my best wishes, Chris.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:51 pm
    Polly Cy

    I’d like to add my best wishes for your father’s successful surgery and speedy recovery.

    As for the artwork? A good Dr. Strangelove reference is always worth enough bonus points to compensate.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Artwork is a weak third when it comes to family issues.

    You’re doing fine (artwork wise) and we will wait for you hereabouts.

    All the Best for your Father’s surgery.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Shit, put this thing on hiatus for a bit, Chris. The crazy (and we) will be here when things improve.

    Damn it, I wish you and Dad could have made it to the race. Maybe next year.

    Talking to God for y’all.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    Pete in Va.

    Artwork hasn’t been basic since since Sam and Zed bonded over Gantt charts. God’s speed to your dad.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Everyone else has already said everything I wanted to say, and much more eloquently.

    Take care of your father and keep the home fires burning, CM. We’ll keep the lights on here.

    God bless.



    • May 22, 2016 at 7:59 am
      Unca Walt

      There it is.

  • May 21, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Good luck, and hopes all goes well

  • May 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Best wishes and prayers to your Dad, you and the family.

  • May 21, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Best wishes for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • May 21, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Hoping all goes better than the best prognosis, then followed by a swift & pleasant recovery!

    Today’s artwork was as good as it was in the beginning & ya hooked me back then. It’s the intellect behind the art which makes this such a great daily stop, Chris. Take care of your Da; we can wait.

  • May 21, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    May your father have a “refuah sh’laima”, a complete and total recovery.
    Warm wishes and good thoughts from Jerusalem to your father, you and your family.

  • May 21, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Best of luck w/ the surgery!

  • May 21, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Oh, and:

    “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Don.”

    ‘Sbeautiful man; excellent advice too. And I do want to do the latter, but I’m afraid the former is beyond my possibles…kids and grands.

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Dear Chris,
    Best wishes and my prayers for your father’s recovery. I’ve been there and I know what it feels like.

    And while you’re at it, don’t forget to take care of my favorite cartoonist. OK?

    Rob Miller

    • May 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Echo this, Chris. In stressful times we tend to forget to take care of ourselves. Prayers to your family the peace that passes all understanding.

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Best wishes to your father Chris

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:34 am
    B Woodman

    Prayers to your father, your family, and you.

    Cartoon: I just hope that Trump parachuted off the nuke before it hit. I want Trump alive!

    • May 22, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Dude, it’s a nuke. How far do you think the chute would carry him?

      • May 22, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        So what if is a nuke – his hair will protect him….


  • May 22, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Can you believe that this degree of cluelessness to irony is the serious alternative?

    How’s this for concise:

    • May 22, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Has Hitlary accused DT of being a serial philanderer and rapist yet?
      Now that would be irony, or hypocrisy, tough call.

    • May 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      First and foremost, The Don is the anti-HRC. I rest my case.

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:42 am
    Subotai Bahadur

    Family comes before work. Do what must be done, and come back when you can. We will wait.

    Subotai Bahadur

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:51 am

    ” There is no greater victory but to fall from this world a free man.” – Spartacus-

  • May 22, 2016 at 1:00 am
    Kevin L. Davis

    May your Dad have a quick and complete recovery.

  • May 22, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Don’t worry about the artwork….Go be with your dad.

  • May 22, 2016 at 1:18 am
    Rich N

    Best wishes for your father’s speedy recovery.

  • May 22, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Do what you’ve got to do, Chris. Prayers up for your dad, and you.

  • May 22, 2016 at 2:38 am

    You look after what is important. We’ll be fine.

    Sending wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

  • May 22, 2016 at 2:49 am
    Wicked Duke

    Here’s to a fast and full recovery for your father.
    Take care of your family – we’ll be around here, waiting for our DBD goodness when you are ready!

  • May 22, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Godspeed to your family, Chris. We’ll keep the home fires burning. And thanks for providing your readers and me for years of enlightenment.

  • May 22, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Your “basic artwork” is better than some folks’ best efforts, cuz. Don’t sweat it; I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler (I mean that literally, unfortunately), but I like to joke that I paint with words. All said, I can’t begin to do what you do…or even come close. I can translate it to prose, but hey. “A picture is worth a thousand…” and all that.

    Prayers going up for you and yours, hon. Take it easy, and you know how to reach me if you need an ear, or a shoulder.

  • May 22, 2016 at 5:40 am
    Bill G

    Blessed be.
    Family is first.
    Love this, no matter how ‘basic’ you consider it.
    And spot on, as usual.

  • May 22, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Prayers for your family, Chris.

    As to the strip, I think you have PERFECTLY encapsulated The Donald as White House contender!

  • May 22, 2016 at 6:42 am
    Dave In Ohio

    With you and your family in Spirit and in Prayer. God Bless all of you and know He is with you also especially your father.

  • May 22, 2016 at 7:07 am
    David Preston

    All the best and prayers for recovery

  • May 22, 2016 at 7:13 am
    Meredith C. Walters

    Best wishes for a successful outcome and a speedy recovery

  • May 22, 2016 at 7:29 am
    Bill Douglas

    Prayers for your Dad….

  • May 22, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Good luck and fast recovery to him.

    Eric Hines

  • May 22, 2016 at 7:44 am

    All the best, Chris. If you’ve a mind to, keep us posted.

  • May 22, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Thanks for all you do. Prayers for your dad and the rest of your family.

  • May 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Prayers for your Dad. Priorities – do what you gotta do.

  • May 22, 2016 at 7:58 am
    Wayne M

    All the best wishes for you and your Dad.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:08 am
    Big Al

    Prayers and best wishes for your Dads speedy recovery! Do the most important, this takes priority

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:13 am
    Boobie the Rocket Dog

    Best wishes to your dad, Fur.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Good luck and best wishes to your Dad.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:23 am

    We’re still thinking the good thoughts for you and your family Chris.
    You’re a very talented class act and we feel fortunate to be able to enjoy and be entertained by your artistic interpretation and depiction of current events.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:28 am

    God bless dads, you, and your family.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Brilliant!!! Good luck on your dad’s surgery. Mine just had a Warderick valve replacement and it was very successful

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Hang in there, Soldier. As for the art, we could get along with just the transcripts. May your Dad have a full and fast recovery.

    Zar Belk!

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Well wishes to your Dad, family and you Chris.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Chris, you father is in our prayers.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Sadly, I never knew my father as he died when I was two. I’ve had plenty of father “figures” and a bunch of brothers. But they weren’t my father and you can’t believe how much that has affected my life. So yeah, concentrate on your Dad, dude.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:59 am
    Rob Jones

    Best to you and your family. Hope surgery goes well and healing is quick. Thanks for what you give us here each day.

    Rob J

  • May 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Prayers up for you dad, Chris.

    Got out of the hospital myself close on 2 weeks ago after a stroke. Got to see 3 different roommates, all of whom underwent surgery. It’s not easy, even for the “little” stuff.

  • May 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Hoping for the best possible results.

  • May 22, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Prayers sent to your dad, Chris! SSWA!

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Don’t worry about the strip – focus on your Dad!

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Prayers for you, your father, and your family. I hope all goes well and the recovery is complete.

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:18 am
    Old Codger

    Don’t worry about us, Chris, take care of your Dad (and Mom) through this. Wish mine were still around to take care of.

    We’ll keep. Your duty is to your family. I pray the surgery goes well.

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Semper fi — it’s not just for Marines.

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Prayers for your Dad and you.

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Take care of your Dad and family. Prayers for you all. Gig ’em!

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I didn’t know Trump has a medical degree and that he’s a proctologist.
    He has the cure for what ails some folks, so turn your head and cough.

    Put a call into an old friend. Asked her to put “Chris’s Dad” on the prayer board.

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:38 am
    Mike W.

    Chris, our thoughts and prayers with your dad and your family.

  • May 22, 2016 at 11:18 am
    Spin Drift


    Best thoughts to you and yours. Priceless comic today.


  • May 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Our thoughts and prayers for your father.

  • May 22, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Lost my dad 42 years ago yesterday, when I was 23. Put DBD on the back burner and know that we all wish your dad and you the best outcome possible.

  • May 22, 2016 at 11:54 am

    May God bless you all, and pour his healing Grace out over your father in merciful abundance May he lend his healing skills and wisdom to all who offer u father and your family care. And may God grant you and the rest of the family peace in your hearts and the comforts of his presence.

  • May 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Prayers and positive energy to your Dad, and the rest of your family.

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Best wishes for your Dad, Chris.


  • May 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Chris, I hope your dad recovers quickly!

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts, Chris.

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    S Hooks

    Prayers up for your Dad, and for you and the rest of your family. As others have said, we can wait, take care of your family and yourself.

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    First things first, Chris. Thanks for all you do.

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Chris, we don’t care if you draw stick figures man, be with your family, prayers from ours to yours man!

    Besides, it’s about the content of the character, not the color of the strip.

    And today’s content speaks volumes…….

  • May 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm
    Steve S

    No problem! Family first!

  • May 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    May your father have an uncomplicated, thorough recovery. CW

  • May 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Hope for good things for your family!! Dads are important people!

  • May 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm
    Henry Howard


  • May 22, 2016 at 2:49 pm
    David DeAtkine

    God Bless!

  • May 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Absolute best wishes for your Dad’s surgery. We’ll carry on without all of you knowing that your priorities are in the right place….

  • May 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm
    Don in AK

    Chris, focus on what’s important, your dad. We’re all here for you.

  • May 22, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Put a Z on paper will suffice. Take care of your father.

  • May 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Best wishes for your Dad and yourself.

  • May 22, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Good thoughts and vibes for your father and you, also your family.

  • May 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Chris, we’ll be thinking of you and praying for your Dad.

  • May 22, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Wishing your dad a speedy recovery, Chris. Prayers of strength and healing!

  • May 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I meant to add: the movie reference reminded me – if memory serves instead of misleading – that the character riding the bomb down was played by Slim Pickens. Which is an incredibly apt pun on this election’s playing field. If it weren’t for Trump, it would be “No pickin’s”.

    And for you folks tempted to vote for Greg Anderson, Johnson, whatever his name is, remember you would be voting for ANOTHER POLITICIAN. There is a “Slim” chance Trump will be as good as his word. With a politician, you know it will be business (anal violation) as usual.

    A “conservative” politician _might_ intend to do what is right, but as we’ve seen with most of the Tea Party, they get co-opted or run over soon after taking office. You might as well vote for Ryan, as that is most likely what you would end up with.

    I’ll take a chance on a pragmatic non-conservative businessman over a lying RINO any day of the week.

  • May 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Wishing your dad a safe surgery and quick full recovery.

    I am guessing you rapidly queued up a number of strips before heading off to deal with this. If it ends up taking longer than expected and you run out, just make an announcement. Meanwhile, the message is a huge part of the value here, and a slight dimunition of the artwork won’t wreck that.

  • May 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Prayers for your dad, and your family’s nerves.

  • May 22, 2016 at 11:21 pm
    David Gonzalez

    Your dad is in my prayers, Chris. As for today’s strip, I did notice that, compared to your regular fare, it seemed to be (ahem) slim pickings.

  • May 22, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Mr. Muir, if I might offer a suggestion in this time of prioritizing to limit artistic time spent while in no way diminishing impact, a method that I have told you is near and dear to me…


    But depending on the demands on your time for more important things, some automatic reruns of say, about this time of year 2008 would be even less time consuming while still topical and impactful.

    And if even that is too distracting, as I said before brother, HIATUS! And not a soul here would blame you or abandon you…quite the contrary I’m sure. Do what you gotta do.

    • May 23, 2016 at 9:08 pm


      After all, when in doubt I follow the alphabet…

      DAD comes before DBD…

  • May 23, 2016 at 12:02 am
    B Woodman

    “My dream . . . . . never really showed who released “The Don”. ”
    “Washington DC did, hon.”

    There. Fixed it for ya.

  • May 23, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Is this still on?

    OK. What I said tomorrow.

    Prayers for your father, you, and yours.

    And FINALLY, we have a replacement for Slim Pickings.

  • May 23, 2016 at 5:32 am
    Jim Clarke

    Good luck to your Father, Chris. Family is important to us all.

  • May 23, 2016 at 11:44 am
    Michelle Evans

    Praying for your family.

  • May 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Good thoughts to you and your father, Chris.

  • May 24, 2016 at 12:54 am

    god speed – like the minimalism actually –

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