Friday, April 8, 2011

... and So Long, Bob Haney... Wherever You Are. Friday!

Sorry, Dear Ones, for the abrupt end of Comics Make No Sense.  I truly tried to give scads of advance notice, but because of many technical factors, I'm afraid this is going to be the last post.

But we're not saying "goodbye" forever.  We're just saying "so long, for now."  If you'll go to and bookmark this happy place, you'll be able to keep up with writing projects and such from me.  There's some life in me yet, and I've stories of my own to tell, so check in every so often.

We're wrapping it up, Seinfeld-style, with more visits than ever, and who'da thunk?  For a silly little lark, this page easily was topping 75,000 hits annually.  That ain't half bad for a blog with a rather limited concept.  It's not easy to say "so long" to my most successful creative endeavor, but perhaps it's best that I'm forced to retire it before it turns into those last few seasons of M*A*S*H.  Seriously, no one wants that.  If you see BJ with the mustache in the opening credits, watch something else.

And I can thank CMNS for introducing me to my partner-in-crime Gabe Ostley, with whom I hope to slap together many, many funnybooks that you're gonna love.  I'm also going to write an actual book or two.  All of that will be found right here.  Seriously, you might as well bookmark it because I'm going to link to it at least one more time.

So, I'd like to thank contributors sPat and Robert Gillis for bailing me out when I was running low on source material.  And, of course, my Beloved deserves a special pat on the head for encouraging my funnybooking and blogging.  I also want to thank Mike Sterling for the readership boost when I was first starting the blog.  And, of course, a big thanks to everyone who kept checking in every day to see what silliness I had found.  You made it a very rewarding project, and I can't thank you enough.

And, I'd like to thank this issue of Shazam!:

for introducing me to a hobby that has given me a lot of joy and delight for almost four decades now.  This was the first comic book I ever read, and it's awesome.  Cap has to save the town from getting engulfed in cherry gelatin and Sivana invents a machine that fast-forwards everyone through Christmas.  With a first impression like that, how could I not become a lifelong fanboy?

I guess that's it.  I don't have anything dramatic, other than my adoration for everyone, even you lurkers who never posted a comment.  So, here's the finale from Six Feet Under:

One last time: Spay and neuter your pets and support your local Animal Shelter!

See you over at Chilly Villain Studios!  Would the last person to leave please turn out the light?

With gratitude,

Adam Barnett


Britt Reid said...


Steve W. said...

That's a shame. It's always been one of my favourite blogs. Oh well, nothing lasts forever and it's been fun while it lasted. Still, I can't help feeling my life will be a Kurt Schaffenbergerless wilderness from now on.

Cormac Brown said...

Well, I'm not kidding when I say that this blog was the Prozac that helped me get through some awful days at work. Fortunately, there is about two years worth of material that I still haven't read, so hopefully that will tide me over for a month or so.

Thank you very much, Adam. You have made a wonderful difference to many a bad day. Best of luck to your future endeavors and in your life.

Elrossiter said...

Oh well i'm very sorry to hear that this will be the last (for a while at least).
I have commented several times in the past, though admittedly not for a long time. I'm one of those people that will read several weeks worth of ace material in one go.

I'll just say that i have very much enjoyed all your works and efforts and have had many bursts of intense laughter over the years!

So many many many many thanks for putting the time in Adam, its been FANTABULOUS!! And i will keep an eye on your other projects.


D.B. Echo said...

Thanks for everything, Adam. I look forward to your upcoming projects!

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Anonymous said...

November already? Nooooo! Adam, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the daily laughs and smiles for years. I wish you the very best in all of your projects and may you have a healthy and happy life!

With sincere thanks,

Robert Gillis

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Will said...

Thanks for the whole thing, Adam. It's been a blast. Hope you've enjoyed the comments at least a fraction as much as we've all enjoyed your posts!

-- Allergy

Paul D Brazill said...

The end of an era! Great blog.

Donald said...

Thanks for all the fun Alan, don't know what I'm going to do on my mid-afternoon coffee break now.

Actually, can anyone recommend any other good snarky comic sites out there? I also read:

The Comics Curmudgeon (

Dean's Comics Booth (

but they focus on newspaper strips.

Dave said...

This can't be real. I'm assuming you've had some kind of head trauma and we're going to have to humor you until you remember you're a blogger.

So long and thanks for everything.

Dave Hardy said...

Thanks for all the good times!

Unca Jeffy said...

Thanks for many funny reads. I mean many, many.

Jack_Acid said...

Sad to see you wrap up this blog. It was always right on time, isn't that what the kids are saying these days? Anyway you made me laugh on many occasions. Thank you very much for the all those great posts. I'll keep an eye on your other site for more. Good luck.

Justin Garrett Blum said...


Good luck with your future endeavors, Adam. Your blogging will be missed.

Bud said...


Thanks for sharing a wonderful and entertaining blog with us. Good luck on future endeavors, and I'll definitely keep you on my blog's list of links.

Look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Unknown said...

This is the best f'in blog I've ever seen, the only one I've ever kept up with for over 5 years. Thank you for years of dynamic thoughful hilarity, and please bless us with much much more. Thank you for the inspiration and endless laughter material forever to be seen on this url.

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OrigamiGirl said...

Im sad to see it end but thanks for all the well thought humour. Im stil grateful for the day when I back read the blog for about 3 hours whilst laughing out loud.

Masque de mort said...

As a French bloke who grew up on those awful franco-belgian comics, I was so glad to be taught here all these great things from the past. Nowadays, even my mom knows about the Joker or Iron Man, but your blog kept reminding us that it all comes from this commercial-and-silly-but-so-lovable stuff from yesteryears... Merci pour tout, Mr Barnett.

Gene Phillips said...

Best of luck to you, Adam. I'll probably toss you a bouquet of sorts over on my own blog sometime in the near future, for whatever that's worth.

Zocktastic said...

What happened to November? Oh well. I've gotten a lot of joy from this little bit of "funnybooking" as you call it. Best of luck in all your future endeavors, Adam!

Now I'm really kicking myself for sitting on those Legion of Super Heroes scans for so long. They were gold, gold I tells ya! ^^;

Joseph said...

Thanks for all your work, Adam. It's sad to see you go, but many of us have enjoyed your quips and observations. Best of luck to you. Thanks for all the many laughs.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you're still following the comments, and I've been bogged down with projects so I just caught up. Thank you for producing such a fun blog to read, and good luck in your future pursuits.

southboundjett678 said...

I see that you once wrote about Forest G Knuckles - you liked his name. I am one of his great-nieces and I sadly report that he passed away on 24APR2011. He was 106. He will be missed.

Adam Barnett said...

bwmedia, I check back every so often. I appreciate your nice comments. It means a lot to me to know that I brought a smile to the faces of folks.

southboundjett678, I was very sorry to hear about Mr. Knuckles passing away. I did, indeed, think he had one of the most awesome names ever - it was so cool I would have thought it was a pseudonym if I hadn't seen him on the Today Show a few years ago. Please accept my sincere sympathies for your loss.


Duy Tano said...

I just saw this now, but thanks for the website, Adam. It's been fun.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Somehow I missed that this happened... sigh! I reall loved this, will keep bookmarked!

Unknown said...

I saw Shazam comics, i thought that Superman and he are Brothers
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