News post – Catch-23 No. 896 Trumping dictators

This strip started by considering the question: why is Trump immune to gaffs? He is constantly saying untrue and offensive things, any one of which would have sunk another candidates’ campaign. Yet Trump endures.

The best solution I could come up with is he was a celebrity rich guy and reality show ‘star’ long before this run at politics and after decades of hearing him say dumb stuff, perhaps we’ve accepted it as the normal state of affairs.



News post – Catch-23 No. 895 Crow Scene Investigation

Apparently crows have been found to gather round their dead to try and figure out what caused it and whether there’s still danger. A crime-scene tv show about crows would certainly be a welcome change from all the human-centric programming we get.


News post – Catch-23 No. 894 Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s augmented reality pocket monster mobile app, has gripped the world (well, the countries it has been released in).

There were a few angles I considered for this strip – the other idea asked whether Pokémon Go is even a game at all. In order to play it you literally have to get out of your house and walk around, interacting with the world and other people – the very antithesis of the stereotypical video game.

I never got into Pokémon – other nerdy pursuits, yes, just not this one. I feel like that’s really paying off now as people are really getting hooked on this app. Dodged a bullet there.

A parting gift for today. I did not come up with this joke, but it’s good.

Q: How do you get Pikachu on a stick?

A: Poke him on.


News post – Catch-23 No. 893 Hoverboard recall

In a shock to no-one, all of the different types of quote-unquote hoverboards (two-wheeled scooters with gyroscopes) have been recalled. Because they occasionally catch fire and explode.

I don’t know where they get off calling those abominations hoverboards when they don’t even hover. Either float above the ground, or pick another name. The name ‘hoverboard’ is sacred.


News post – Catch-23 No. 892 Hung parliament 2016

I was trying to wait until there was a result from the 2016 Australian Federal Election, but now it could be days until all the votes are counted and comic strip day is almost over.

The original strip was this one made six years ago. This was in the pre-colour days.