August 13th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Today's strip has John and Elly at wits' end having to deal with all the stuff Connie doesn't need any longer.

(Strip Number 918, Original Publication Date, 15 August 1985)

Panel 1: We find John wandering around listing all the things he sees on a table. Said items are snowshoes, some books, a punch bowl, a camping toaster and most confusing of all, a hibachi.

Panel 2: Elly explains that as a result of Connie's packing, she unloaded all the stuff she isn't going to need on them.

Panel 3: Given that John's posture is one of horrified confusion, his whining about what they're supposed to do with all this stuff indicates that he doesn't think any of it is of any use.

Panel 4: Given that Elly's equally horror-struck when she tells him that they'll have to give it away when THEY move, she doesn't think the new stuff is any more useful than Connie did.

Summary: Well, we know that Mike will end up with snowshoes, some books, a punch bowl, a camping toaster and a hibachi in twenty years time.

2015 Wall Calendars Have Arrived

Buy it from Lynn for $18, or get it from Amazon for $14.99.  “Totally Teens” is the title and features a cover with a big, giant silhouette on the front showing 4 silhouetted teenagers throwing popcorn out of a bucket at a movie theater (as teens so often do).   One of the characters has hair kind of like April’s propeller bun but with a giant muppet mouth.  One of them has a Darryl Smythe kind of sticking-up hair.  One character has glasses and long hair (not quite Gordon Mayes).  One has a slackjaw look to him (could be Michael or Gerald Delaney-Forsythe).   None of them are exact matches for the Patterson profiles or the profiles of their friends.   This is very minimal art from Lynn and shows an astounding lack of favorite characters.  How do they expect to sell this?