September 9th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 10 September 2011

We end the week with Elly being mildly confused by how small the Valley Voice actually is.

(Strip Number 4220, Original Publication Date, 11 September 1982)

Panel 1: We find Elly in a phone booth asking her future boss Mrs Walsh if the Valley Voice is on Bryce Street East or Bryce Street West.

Panel 2: She then tells her that she's been the full length of Bryce Street and can't seem to find her building.

Panel 3: Said 'building' turns out to be the rear of 2107 and has the previous day's front page taped to the window.

Panel 4: Having finally realized that she's dealing with a shoe-string operation, Elly thought-bubbles "Oh, well; I always wanted to start small."

Summary: Remember all those times I said that Mrs Walsh was trying to tell Elly that she'd like to pay her but couldn't afford to? This is one of the reasons why I said it; simply put, we're dealing with a start-up. It took them years to get enough subscribers to afford their own building with a sign and everything so all Elly needed to do to get a paying job is go back to them after she got fired from the library.