September 7th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

When Monique waxes rhapsodic about how Elly has been recognized as a woman of letters, our hero makes a clumsy attempt at sarcasm based on the dictionary definition of the word.

(Strip Number 1087, Original Publication Date, 9 September 1986)

Panel 1: A little while later, Monique tells Elly that she and the others want to take her to lunch to celebrate her getting published.

Panel 2: The oldest of the three (who happens to be named Nilda) says that it isn't every day one of them manages to accomplish something like getting buried in the outsider art section of Canadian Content New Yorker.

Panel 3: Monique sets up the punchline by saying that Elly has been recognized as a woman.

Panel 4: This allows Elly to make a really bad joke about how it's a good thing she wore a dress otherwise they wouldn't have been able to do that.

Summary: Prepare for a defense of sophomoric humor by a purveyor of God-awful wordplay. Perhaps she'll praise her daddy's equally dubious command of the language. Either that or she's going to talk about how they gave her a Reuben for being a girl and not for outing Lawrence and getting into two thousand papers.

The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston Part 1: Initial Impressions and The Information Age

My local library system has shown no signs that it will ever buy Lynn Johnston and Katherine Hadway’s book The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston, so I broke down and bought a copy off Amazon. The thing is a giant biography more expansive than any I have ever seen before and it will take a while to work my way through it and comment on all the material. I am going to start with my initial impressions and address the area of the book that talks about me and the fine folks of the FOOBiverse’s Journal most directly after the cut. I say that with the clear understanding that it might not be us she is talking about, but if it's not, I don't know who else it would be. I should also mention that I was very excited we were mentioned. Yay!

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