June 28th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 29 June 2013

We end the week with Elly reminding us that she too is sick with separation anxiety. She might not like Mike much but hates the idea of not having him around.

(Strip Number 644, Original Publication Date, 30 June 1984)

Panel 1: Elly asks John if they're doing the right thing by sending Mike on a plane all by himself.

Panel 2: John says he's old enough to handle it just fine. Elly says that this might be the case.

Panel 3: That being said, she's worried about her own ability to cope.

Summary: Great. It's not about Mike being packed off and fearing that he won't be allowed back, it's all about Elly feeling bad because she looks like a parent who can't cope with her kid. Note the use of the verb 'look'; she doesn't give a brass farthing about BEING a parent who can't cope so long as she looks like she can.