June 11th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Things get steadily worse for John when Mrs Baird calls the cops.

(Strip Number 868, Original Publication Date, 13 June 1985)

Panel 1: Elly, waiting outside, hears the burglar alarm and realizes that John has set it off.

Panel 2: John exits the house having found the Potty and asks if there's any way to shut off the alarm.

Panel 3: Michael says everything will be okay because someone is coming to fix everything.

Panel 4: That's because Mrs Baird's called the police!

Summary: What follows is a sequence I would have found distasteful even before the white-hot madness in Moncton last week: the first arc in which police are depicted as antagonists who live to harass innocent victims of bad luck while turning a blind eye to real criminals.