August 14th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 15 August 2015

We end the week with something of a love letter to the manly men whose valuable time Rod wasted being at the lake instead of smeared all over what was then the Keewatin District of the Northwest Territories.

(Strip Number 4662, Original Publication Date, 16 August 1986)

Panel 1: As Phil and John eat their first meal in days, Sartech Dan tells Elly to make sure that she takes them to the hospital.

Panel 2: She tells him that she wants to thank him and his team again for risking so much for them this week.

Panel 3: He waxes philosophical about how it's an interesting job that attracts an odd sort of person.

Panel 4: We conclude our sloppy love letter to the manly men who so impressed Lynn by having him tell her that if they didn't need groceries, they'd do it for free.

Summary: The interesting thing is not that Lynn can't quite keep how impressed she is by these virile supermen from leaking onto the page nor is it the number of things she gets wrong. The interesting thing is we might finally get to see what she means by the whole "three days" thing. My guess is that she included their time in observation as one of the days.
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2014 Toronto Comics Art Festival: Part One

I know this is an item from last year, so it is not that current. While I was searching for the Lynn Johnston podcasts talking about John’s Canoe Trip, the video from the Toronto Comics Art Festival kept coming up with the shared interview with Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant). It was moderated by Raina Telgemeier, who just won the 2015 Eisner for Best Writer/Artist for her graphic novel Sisters (Graphix/Scholastic). It was her second Eisner. Looking back at the Foobiverse’s Journal, I could not find anywhere that we addressed this interview, so I figure, better late than never. It is long and so I am going to break it up into parts and themes. Here is the link to the video, in case you want to watch it and see just how often Lynn Johnston waves her hands around in the air. It happens a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoKuy5DE1r8
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