April 20th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Today's strip is an almost pleasant look at John putting Lizzie to bed. What mars it is that Johnny Boy forgets that you can't just walk away from being a dad when you're tired.

(Strip Number 7155, Original Publication Date, 1 April 1984)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Lizzie and John playing catch-me-if-you-can. Since she's in her nightgown happily yelling that Daddy can't catch her, it's safe to say that it's pretty much bedtime.

Panel 2: When Daddy does catch Lizzie, she squeals in delight.

Panel 3: After John tucks her in and bids her good night, Lizzie asks him to kiss her dolly good night.

Panel 4: Next, Bestest Present Bunny want kiss.

Panel 5: Now, Mousie want kiss.

Panel 6: She's about to tell him that Teddy want kiss but doesn't get the chance.

Panel 7: That's because John tells Lizzie that he's had enough and is going now.

Panel 8: She tells Daddy to wait.

Panel 9: Reason: he forgot to kiss HER!!

Summary: A tenth panel would probably have a guilty looking John kissing Lizzie good night. Well, if I were writing it, it would. We have no idea what Lynn would write any more than what sort of insane nonsense she'd have for notes.