November 19th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

In today's strip, the organic adjunct of an easy chair called "John" makes its sole contribution to this sitcommy arc; it does so by making a stealth joke about scary woman hormones.

(Strip Number 505, Original Publication Date, 22 November 2012")

Panel 1: As Mike watches Lou Ferrigno parade around in green body paint pounding on extras, he reminds himself that the Hulk would never let anyone beat him up.

Panel 2: Puny Human Boy goes on to say that when Puny Banner gets mad, gammasome sorta secret rays come outta nowhere an'turn him into a monster. (He says this because Puny Human Cartoonist doesn't know what she's talking about and could not care less.)

Panel 3: Puny Human Boy asks Stupid Human Dad if it's possible for anyone to turn into the Hulk.

Panel 4: Stupid Human Dad must have said something about Puny Human Woman's period because she shrieks "I heard your answer to that, Patterson!!"

Summary: Y'know, I was actually hoping Jadejaws would show up and smash puny John. He kinda needs it for being a sitcom mutant dickweed dad.

Lee Salem has set his retirement date

I sent a Coffee Talk comment to Lynn asking for her response, and with any luck she will say a few words.  Nevertheless, more than anyone else, Lee Salem can take credit for making Lynn Johnston's career with that ground-breaking and unprecedented 20-year contract he gave her back in 1978.

Lynn Johnston's comments on Richard Thompson's retirement

Richard Thompson had to discontinue doing Cul de Sac due to health problems.  Among the cartoonists who wrote a tribute to him was Lynn Johnston.  This is what she said:

LYNN JOHNSTON (“For Better or for Worse”):

“This is sad news, but understandable. The saddest thing is: I'm sure Richard is not ready to stop doing ‘Cul de Sac,’ When your body just will not permit you to continue to do something you love to do, the loss is overwhelming. Being able to write and draw and entertain is a gift in triplicate! The drive to use these gifts comes as much from within as it does from the deadlines we agree to adhere to.

“As a reader, I will mourn the loss of Richard's wonderful art. As a colleague, I understand his sorrow at having to say goodbye, far too soon, to characters he created and a life he enjoyed. Some people set the bar in the comic art world, and Richard Thompson's ‘Cul de Sac’ is up there! I wish him all the best.”