Jeff and Akbar explore their sexuality

Found while I was looking for 12-inch pianist items, this Life in Hell strip with Jeff and Akbar exploring their sexuality:

Things go on from there.

On Life in Hell and Akbar & Jeff:

Life in Hell is a weekly comic strip by Matt Groening, which was published from 1977 to 2012. The strip features anthropomorphic rabbits and a gay couple. Groening uses these characters to explore a wide range of topics about love, sex, work, and death. His drawings are full of expressions of angst, social alienation, self-loathing, and fear of inevitable doom.

… Akbar & Jeff are described in various strips and interviews as “brothers or lovers…and possibly both”. In one interview, Groening says they are gay. They have large noses and wear fezzes and Charlie Brown-like striped shirts. They have run numerous businesses over the years, including Akbar & Jeff’s Tofu Hut, Akbar & Jeff’s Earthquake T-Shirt Hut, and Akbar & Jeff’s Bootleg “Akbar & Jeff” T-Shirt Hut. (link)

(LiH postings on this blog here and here.)

Soon the guys are open about their sexuality:

They express their love:

Well, there are limits to devotion.

Then they explore a gay bar together, in one of my very favorite Akbar & Jeff cartoons:

Honey, we’re home!

Finally, they consider joining the Army together:

But being in bed together, fezless, is better.


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