Goofballz… or Not?

Look, everyone: you can’t tell me what to do. I’m my own man. That said, I’ve been going back and forth the last week on whether FM DUST is the right home for my comic strip GOOFBALLZ. As a matter of fact, I’m questioning if it’s a concept that warrants a home at all.

I created Goofballz in 2006, but never really saw it through. It’s a comic series based on some very sad people I’ve known, who in the comic are hopeless onanists, a condition from whence most of the humor is milked (pun intended). Their whole life revolves around self-gratification of some kind or another. It’s an (admittedly ham-fisted) critique of our current boy-man culture at its most extreme. That, and an excuse to make some really sophomoric masturbation jokes.

The question, then: is this a strip anybody but me will find funny? Is the style appropriate for the form, or should I approach it differently? I don’t know, so I’m opening it up to the floor.

Here’s one version of the first episode. I’d love your feedback.

Dustin Krcatovich is a cartoonist, writer, designer, founder of FM DUST, and a collector of certain curios and ephemera (with a focus on 20th century "junk culture"). His writing and illustration work appears frequently in The Quietus, Tiny Mix Tapes, and Esquire's Culture Blog. He is also a former editor and contributor to Secret Zen Garden,Saagara's illustrated mindfulness/wellness blog for young people. He currently resides in Portland, OR.