September 8th, 2007

Sunday, September 9

Back to the present.

Panel 1: Fall colors. This reminds me of last fall's strip with Liz and Paul. I guess it's supposed to be the angle that's doing this, but Robin's head is as big as Mike's, if not bigger. Dee's wearing shades.

Panel 2: Robin looks up; Mike looks down. Aside from Robin's weird nose, I like this panel.

Okay, I'm not going to break it down by panel from here on out; I'll just summarize. Robin keeps breaking leaves off of trees and shrubs. When they all get home, Dee finds that he's stuffed them all down his pants.

Guess what? I don't hate this strip. It's very well-drawn by current standards. I think last fall's Paul/Liz strip was prettier, but this one's pretty too. There are no puns and no silhouettes. We do get a gobsmacked expression in the final panel, but hey, you can't have everything. I will say that it's a very, very good thing that poison oak/poison ivy grows close to the ground, and therefore out of Robin's reach.

Andddd... I've just now realized I haven't been using the tags all week. So while I go do that, enjoy the strip. I think this is my last day as guest snarker, so thanks, and good luck to the next victim!