December 27th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 28 December 2012

In today's strip, we find the Pattersons honoring another Foobiversal Christmas tradition: keeping Christmas cards from people they don't remember just in case they happen to be relatives.

(Strip Number 529, Original Publication Date, 29 December 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly holding up some envelopes as she says "Look at this! We're STILL getting Christmas cards!!"

Panel 2: As she reads the first of the late arrivals, her happiness at being wished a happy holiday is replaced by confusion; given that she's asking John who Stan, Gretchen, Barb and Kenny are, this is probably because she has no idea who sent them the card.

Panel 3: John hasn't the blindest idea either and asks if they left a last name or return address. Elly says they left no clues at all.

Panel 4: A baffled John tells her to hang on to it because they might just be relatives.

Summary: The interesting thing about this strip is that this is not the only time this happens. The other interesting thing is that we're probably going to see a Lynnsight that has her crow about giving friends a shout-out.
L (thinking)

Female cartoonists and harassment

I thought I would share this to this community.

While this doesn't excuse the boring (and sometimes stupid) storylines Lynn had in her strip, it might explain why she sometimes appeared so hostile to men and not just her ex-husband. Cartooning is still a largely male-dominated field and it would surprise me if Lynn found that people were condescending and belittling her, especially at the beginning of her career.