From Motherlode:

… “Gil” is more “Baby Blues” than “Boondocks,” and while all comic strips are ultimately written for adults, it still serves the classic comic strip purpose of reflecting real life back through a much funnier lens. Some things are funny to all ages. For others, the question of why it’s funny offers a child a glimpse into the grown-up mind …

Read the rest on the NYT’s Motherlode blog.