May 19th, 2008

Snarky Candiru2

Coffee Talk, the week of 20 May 2008

As you may or may not know, it's a holiday Monday in Canada. That means it's likely the next Coffee Talk will show up Tuesday. I'm placing this thread up now in case Lynn goes out of her way not to disappoint her American fans.

ETA: I also wonder if she'll remember that Memorial Day is a holiday and give us a break.
Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

It's Day 2 of the "Blood Cargo" story arc and it looks as if we'll be addressing Mike's doubts this week. Since Mike is Lynn-as-creative-artist, he's the go-to guy for expressing her concerns about her work.

Panel 1: We find out what Weed was doing with that screen in Panel 2 of yesterday's strip as well as why Mike's there in the first place. He's there to have publicity photos made and it's something he said he'd never thought he'd do. Weed sort of tunes out his monolog and tells him to put his head up.

Panel 2: As Weed tells Carleen about the shadow that has to be eliminated, Mike says that he doesn't want to change from who he is now into someone he'd dislike. I'd say something here but it's too obvious.

Panel 3: As Weed takes his picture, Mike can't help but mention that there's the possibilty that this minor bit of good fortune might go to his head and make a humble, grounded workaholic like himself arrogant and expect this sort of thing as his due.

Panel 4: As Weed reviews the pictures on his PC, Mike asks him, just for curiosity's sake, if there's enough space for his autograph. Not that he's getting a swelled head or anything, he's just asking.

Hypothesis: It's too late for him to ask that question, isn't it?