August 11th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Foolish John is foolish because he's more worried about what Elly will think about his looks when it's obvious that she's glad he's relatively okay.

(Strip Number 1074, Original Publication Date, 13 August 1986)

Panel 1: John notices that a Twin Otter has now arrived.

Panel 2: As it starts to pull up to shore, Phil tells John that Elly and Georgia are on board.

Panel 3: John's immediate worry is what they will think when they see the two of them all filthy, cold, and hungry.

Summary: My immediate concern is wondering exactly how obvious Lynn will be about how her gratitude that Rod survived this is accompanied by her on-going fury that he and those stupid men exposed her to horrible possibilities that her easily panicked brain flees from contemplating just so they could pretend that they belonged in The Great Wild Spaces.

Our 2016 Toys & Noise Wall Calendar has arrived

Features a picture including lots of sound effects (Lynn's favorite) and a picture of Aypo (young April) with the usual Lynn Johnston problem with drawing eye placement, i.e. she draws the eyes parallel to the panel and keeps them that way, even if the head is drawn tilted. It makes Aypo look like a distant, demented cousin to Cookie Monster.

As for Lynn's suggestion that "Silence is golden" was said by a mom, the proverb appeared for the first time in the Judaic Biblical commentaries called the 'Midrash' (c. 600), which gave the proverb as 'If speech is silvern, then silence is golden.' The poet Thomas Carlyle quoted this version in German in 'Sartor Resartus' (1831), and soon after, the American poet James Russell Lowell quoted the exact wording of the modern version in the 'The Bigelow Papers' (1848). Sorry, Lynn. No moms.