From the Village Voice, see it larger in the link.

[Via Marc Shultz]

UPDATE, but…see also TODD SCHORR. (Thanks to Beat Spy “Kalamazoo” for the link.)


UPDATE UPDATE: MIllionaire explains here.


  1. Yeah, I saw this in print when it came out a few weeks ago, and I don’t quite get it either. It was billed as Millionaire’s critique of Hitchens, but it seems to be making the same point as Hitchens. In his latest book, Hitchens does use the same logic to argue against God as he does to argue against Santa Claus in this cartoon. Is the exaggerated depiction of Hitchens (which isn’t that much of an exaggeration, if you’ve ever seen the man in action) supposed to ridicule and undermine his position?

  2. Yay! Count me as one more who doesn’t get it – you’re always afraid you’re the only one with no sense of humor…

    I think it’s an entertaining and important book, btw. :) AND I usually love Millionaire, so this is a minor letdown and worst.

  3. I think Millionaire is officially past his prime. Those weekly strips (not just Mill’s, but the others too) haven’t been funny since their heyday in the mid to late nineties. We need comix for the 21st century!

  4. Also don’t get it. Misses the mark, wherever the mark is.

    Hitchens was a scream being interviewed during Mother Teresa’s lavish funeral. You’d never see that happen today.

  5. Yep. Don’t get it. BTW, it’s my feeling that people are the Jurks. God (whoever that may be) is just letting us do our thing. No one would like him (it?) if he (it?) didn’t. As it is only some people do. That’s cool. I’m sure God is big enough to understand. As it is, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve got, so I’m not going to be hatin.

  6. “Hitchens was a scream being interviewed during Mother Teresa’s lavish funeral. You’d never see that happen today. ”

    I didn’t see that interview, though I know he said some unpleasant things about her. I did see him saying very unpleasant things on CNN about Jerry Falwell on the day he died, though.

  7. “I didn’t see that interview, though I know he said some unpleasant things about her. I did see him saying very unpleasant things on CNN about Jerry Falwell on the day he died, though. ”

    Yeah, the guy has little in the way of tact, but then what he’s saying is usually so downright combustible he has no reason to be tactful. He calls ’em as he sees ’em. I don’t always agree with him, but it’s fun to watch the conservatives slack-jawed with outrage like that idiot Sean Hannity. Hitchens is like the anti-Ann Coulter.

  8. Although Hitchens is known for pissing off the left as well. He’s been a big Iraq war supporter. I remember when he was on Bill Maher’s show, and he spent about ten minutes giving his studio audience the finger.

    I do love that he’s written this particular book though. I came to my senses regarding religion after 20 years or so of being raised Roman Catholic.

    I, too, don’t get the comic strip. I love Millionaire’s work. It’s like there’s a page missing or something. There’s no “payoff.” I’ve read his comments about the strip, and he doesn’t really set up the punchline effectively.

    As far as bad comments about Falwell, I say it’s about time. Falwell always said bad things about others when they died. Just read what Bill Maher said about his death:

    And finally, New Rule: Death isn’t always sad. [photo of Jerry Falwell shown] This week, the Reverend Jerry Falwell died, and millions of Americans asked, “Why? Why, God? Why didn’t you take Pat Robertson with him?!” I don’t want to — I don’t want to say Jerry was disliked by the gay community, but, tonight, in New York City, at exactly 8:00, Broadway theaters along the Great White Way, for two minutes, turned their lights up.

    Now, I know you’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead, but I think we can make an exception, because speaking ill of the dead was kind of Jerry Falwell’s hobby. He was the guy who said AIDS was God’s punishment for homosexuality, and that 9/11 was brought on by pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays and the ACLU. Or as I like to call them, “my studio audience.”

    But, I found it surreal this week watching people on the news praise Falwell, followed by a clip package of what he actually said. Things like, “Homosexuals are part of a vile and satanic system that will be utterly annihilated.” “If you’re a born again Christian, you’re a failure as a… If you’re not a born again Christian, you’re a failure as a human being.” “Feminists just need a man around the house.” “There is no separation of church and state.” And of course, everyone’s favorite, “The purple Teletubby is gay.”

    Jerry Falwell found out that you could launder your hate through the cover of God’s will. He didn’t hate gays. God does. All Jerry Falwell’s power came from name-dropping God. And gay people should steal that trick.

    You know what? Don’t say you want something because it’s your right as a human being. Say you want it because it’s your religion. Gay men have been going at things backwards. Forget civil rights and just make gayness a religion. I mean, you’re kneeling anyway.

    And it’s easy to start a religion. Watch. I’ll do it for you. I had a vision last night. A vision. The Blessed Virgin Mary came to me. I don’t know how she got past the guards. And she told me it’s high time to take the high ground from the Seventh Day Adventists and give it to the 24-Hour Party People. And that what happens in the confessional stays in the confessional.

    Gay men, don’t say you’re life partners. Say you’re a nunnery of two. “We weren’t having sex, officer. I was performing a very private Mass. Here in my car. I was letting my rod and my staff comfort him.”

    “Take this, and eat of it, for this is my roommate, Barry.”

    “And for all those who truly believe, there’s a special place for you, in ‘Kevin.'”

    And, speaking of heaven, one can only hope that as Jerry Falwell now approaches the Pearly Gates, he is met there by God Himself, wearing a Fire Island muscle shirt and nut-hugger shorts, and saying to Jerry in mighty lisp, “I’m not talking to you!”

  9. That rip-off of Todd Schorr was purely coincidental.

    As for that strip, I ain’t doing no more book reviews.
    It doesn’t work, I wasn’t crazy about it either.

  10. And another thing, Bugs Boner is just looking for an arm-wrestle.
    Maakies is as good as it ever was, or better.
    I doubt myself sometimes, but I don’t doubt Maakies.

  11. Give poor ol’ Tony a break. Please patronize his stuff like the Makin’ On the Rug strip and his Dinky Cow show. Sure, he hasn’t been funny since the clock ticked in the 21st century. And he’s mainly relying on what few friends he made in the business before that, and his baloney Bukowski beer-gulping image to carry him through. But hey, it’s all he’s got. And even if you’re not a fan, at least think of his innocent family, for the love of God!