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Tony Carillo facilities marriage proposal through F Minus

A young Sacramento man proposed to his girlfriend through Tony Carillo’s F Minus comic strip. Kevin Timpson approached Tony asking if he’d be willing to run the marriage proposal in his comic – the couple were fans of the strip.

Tony has posted the email request on his blog. The ask went something like this:

I’m going to ask her to marry me. I was wondering if it would be possible to have one strip in one days paper be the proposal. Something simple like your strips already are and something funny. Before you ask, no, I don’t have any idea what I want. This is really just me wondering if it’s possible. If you decide to respond to this email then all I’m really asking is this: Would you be willing? And what would be the price?

Part of Tony’s response:

By the way, are you sure she’ll say yes? If not, that could be embarrassing. For both of us. The comic proposal is not entirely unlike the Jumbo-tron proposal at a sporting event, most of which start with a “yes” in front of the crowd, but end with a “No, how could you do this to me?” eight minutes later out by the Dippin’ Dots stand. I just want to be sure she’s going to dig this plan.
Let’s assume you two are good for each other and you’re at least 70% sure of a “yes” answer. I have only two more stipulations. The comic has to be funny (or at least make sense) to anyone uninvolved in the proposal. That means only you, me, Cierra, and possibly your paperboy should realize something is up. I don’t want to knowingly publish a comic that will confuse my readers, even though I unintentionally confuse most of them every day. I didn’t even use the comic to propose to my girlfriend. But that was because I wasn’t sure if she read F Minus anymore.
Besides, I don’t like it when comics break character to deliver a message, even if it’s a good one. That’s why when you see other comic strips making a coordinated effort to get you to care about the environment or something, F Minus never participates. It’s not that I don’t care about the environment, Kevin. No one cares about the environment more than me. No one.

Head over to Tony’s blog for all the details.

Community Comments

#1 Scott Metzger
August/26/2011
@ 3:05 pm

Very cool!

It’s a nice, feel-good, heartwarming story. But I think the best part of it is the email correspondence between Tony and Kevin. Hilarious.

#2 Marc Davidson
August/26/2011
@ 6:20 pm

I wonder how many other cartoonists this guy wrote to … hoping that one would agree.

#3 Kevin
August/27/2011
@ 2:36 pm

Just the one, Marc

#4 Derrick Wood
August/28/2011
@ 9:01 am

I love F Minus and I love this story! What a fun idea.

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