April 29th, 2015

Calm Candiru

Thursday, 30 April 2015

After calling Marian to congratulate herself on her success, Elly realizes that she's actually burned right through the cheque telling everyone she knows about it.

(Strip Number 4604, Original Publication Date, 1 May 1986)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly get all hyped up as she tells Marian that the poem she'd submitted to Upper Crust magazine has been published.

Panel 2: Elly goes on to say that she can't believe it, is excited and has phoned every person she knows.

Panel 3: She then states that they're paying her fifty dollars.

Panel 4: Her smile fades away upon realizing that she's blown the whole fifty on long distance charges.

Summary: This embarrassing reverse could have been prevented if she'd used snail mail. Back then, postage was a lot less expensive. Also, she could have reached out to Phil and gotten him to help spread the word.