December 21st, 2011

Bemused Candiru

Thursday, 22 December 2011

In today's strip, we find that Elly wraps Christmas presents far too well for John's liking.

(Strip Number 356, Original Publication Date, 23 December 1982)

Panel 1: We find John smiling with anticipation at the presents carefully arranged under the tree. Since it's a benign version of Lynn's "John is Elly's oldest child" meme, I think it's kind of cute that he's as giddy as Mike and Lizzie.

Panel 2: His shaking one present so he can part-way figure out what's inside it is equally cute and funny.

Panel 3: As is his sniffing another box in case it's cologne and the "busted" look on his face when Elly catches him in the act.

Panel 4: Even his sheepish "You wrap things too well" is something I can get behind.

Summary: The problem, of course, is that Lynn's notes will inevitably ruin my ability to really enjoy this benignly bland slice-of-life strip.