There is a reoccurring theme in Heathcliff where someone explains Heathcliff’s weird behavior by saying, “He really likes…” Usually, it’s some asshole behavior they’re explaining but in this case, it’s cake. I don’t even think Heathcliff likes cake that much considering that he usually only robs the fish market, the butcher and the pizza shop. Plus, if he really cared about cake, he’d put more effort into his flag. I think Heathcliff is running a false-flag operation here. What’s he really up to? Who knows. Also, I’ll bet Heathcliff is really Team Pie.
All the humans in Heathcliff explain the goings-on of Heathcliff like an enabling parent on Intervention explains why their adult child is allowed to do drugs and play Dance Dance Revolution in their basement instead of getting a job. Here, a politician explains why a pack of feral cats is protesting outside the capitol.
I don’t understand why neither politician just yells, “CATNIP IS LEGAL! YOU CAN BUY IT AT A PET STORE!” How is Heathcliff informed enough about the political process to protest but uniformed about the legality of catnip. Okay, you know what, I was briefly transported to the magical land of Westfinster and forgot how American politics actually are. Good grief.
On 9/11/11, we saw the only post 9/11/01 Heathcliff comic that was about the 9/11.
That’s a nice sentiment but the first-responders in Heathcliff aren’t that heroic. They never do anything to stop Heathcliff’s crimes.
Here, Heathcliff is stealing food and the two police officers don’t do anything. They’re just like, “Oh, cool, a cat on a bike.” Westfinster tax dollars at work, folks! Yes, the town is called Westfinster.
Also, a cat stole a dog from a fire station without anyone noticing or protesting, including the dog. Dogs are dumb and Heathcliff is ridiculous. Never forget.
In August, one of my friends posted this Heathcliff comic on Facebook:
Soon after, I ended up exploring the GoComics Heathcliff archives and I haven’t really stopped. I never really got anti-comedy until I started reading Heathcliff. These comics are so unfunny and, very often, nonsensical that they crack me up. No, I don’t understand why. This blog is me finally listening to my friends and cataloging all the ridiculous Heathcliff comics I encounter. I’m do not own the copyright for these images, I’m just providing critical commentary on them. Crucial even. Maybe. It’s commentary or some sort.
Also: thanks to The Comics Curmudgeon for existing. Josh Fruhlinger’s site has been a frequent source of hilarious Heathcliff (and many, many other comics) commentary. Please read his site. So much hilarity.