Winner of the 2013 Herblock award; 2015 Society of Illustrators Silver Medal recipient; 2015 first place AAN award for cartooning; 2015 Pulitzer finalist.

Hey! Don't forget to visit the online store for t-shirts, plush Sparkys and all-new dry-erase boards! NEW: if you missed the Kickstarter for 25 YEARS OF TOMORROW, not to worry! IDW Publishing has just released a second, expanded edition! And of course the most recent trade compilation, CRAZY IS THE NEW NORMAL, is still available as well!

READ THE LATEST CARTOON Mondays at Daily Kos and Tuesdays at The Nib!

My “Justified” prediction

For anyone else who happens to be hooked on Justified … the problem with the new season is that we’re spending a lot of time looking for someone who is only a name, Drew Thompson, and we don’t really have much reason to care about him one way or the other. They’re clearly building toward a big reveal, and basic dramatic structure requires that it be something shocking to the viewer. If Drew Thompson turns out to be someone we’ve never seen before, then we’re left at the end with a big “so what?”, and I think it’s much too smart a show for that. So he’s got to be someone we already know. It can’t be Arlo, his history is too well established. I’m guessing it could turn out to be Shelby, in light of his newfound prominence in this season’s narrative. (Though as someone quickly notes on Twitter, he was in the same room with Josiah, who showed no sign of recognition, so maybe I’m totally off base. Maybe someone from a previous season?)

Update 3/1/13: Finally got a moment to watch this week’s episode. After Shelby’s line about how, if you pretend long enough, you become what you pretend to be — and his slightly off-character interest in seeing Drew Thompson’s wife “because she’s a looker” — I’m sticking with my prediction above.

posted by Tom Tomorrow at 11:22 AM | link

Winters Web Works
extreme trackingSite Meter

Log in