July 25th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 26 July 2012

In today's strip, Elly angsts about how unfair it is that pigs have an easier time giving birth than human beings. This somehow astonishes Danny.

(Strip Number 4351, Original Publication Date, 28 July 1983)

Panel 1: As the sow gives birth, an astonished Elly says "Oh, my gosh! There's the first baby pig already!"

Panel 2: She then asks "Just like THAT? The sow feels a contraction, she lies down and POP!!, a baby is born?"

Panel 3: Danny confirms that that's all there is too it.

Panel 4: He then stands there with a puzzled look on his face because his brother-in-law's wife complains about how not fair it is.

Summary: This is owing to his not quite realizing who he's dealing with. A man who knew her better would realize that she uses the discomfort of bringing her children into the world as a bludgeon to beat them and John over the head with when they displease her.

Karen Matchette!

Karen Matchette is the name of the cartoonist who worked as an assistant to Lynn Johnston from 1998 to 2000. Karen Matchette! Lynn Johnston! Assistant!

Why am I writing this? Not too long ago, I was trying to remember her name. I knew that Lynn had hired an established cartoonist from California to work as her assistant, but when I tried to track down her name via Google, I hit a wall. It was as though she'd been disappeared.
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