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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Panel 1: Moira’s dropped some weight since Monday and she, as usual, also dropped at least one of her eyes, which is probably a good thing, since Elly has just asked her if she looks 55. I am pretty sure that is on the top ten list of questions never to answer, if Elly asks them. A better question for Elly to ask I think would be (1) Why does my left hand look so grotesque? Or (2) Why do I look like I am packing something extra manly in my pants? Moira, on the other hand, is showing a little leg in a skirt that appears to be well above the knee. And I never before realized that Moira’s right arm was a prosthetic.

Panel 2: Elly also drops an eye, as Moira’s black lips reappear and spout something that does not make any sense, but it seems to satisfy Elly. Yes, Elly, I’d say you were …ageless, like the Sphinx, or the Grand Canyon.

Panel 3: Elly appears to have dislocated her right hip in this panel as she reveals she was expecting an entirely different lie from Moira. Moira comes back with what is actually a pretty funny line, which implies both (1) Elly is close to death and (2) Elly is such a nag while she is living, she is likely to become a vengeful ghost after death. You know, Moira, when you were working for Elly, you would have never said such a line to Elly. Just for this line alone, I am glad you bought Lilliput’s.

Panel 4: Elly catches onto the “close to death” part of Moira’s line, and ignores the other part, either because she knows it’s true, or she is concentrating too hard on the “age” part to notice the “nag” part. Moira has a horrified look on her face as she is no doubt thinking, “Did I really say that out loud?” Behind her a man with either a pretty severe receding hair line or hair simply blown to the back of his head by the force of Elly’s exclamation looks back at them.

I must take a moment to congratulate the background artist. For once, she realized that backgrounds are not perfectly ruler straight. The bricks have curves to them, the buildings don’t all line up exactly, the clouds are rounded, the figures in silhouette have no part in the action of the strip, and even the letters on The Flower Car sign are not straight-edged. For once, the background added to, instead of subtracted from the strip. Bravo, background artist.
Tags: 50 is sooooooo old, howtheduck, moira
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