September 17th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 18 September 2015

Today, the public is evil they like what they like instead of having a sullen yahoo who doesn't know how the world works tell decide things for them.

(Strip Number 4678, Original Publication Date, 19 September 1986)

Panel 1: We find Elly in front of the courthouse trying to hand out fliers. First, a woman in her forties strides on past before she can read the brochure Elly is trying to hand her.

Panel 2: Similarly, a bald, bearded man tunes her out when she reminds him that arts are underfunded.

Panel 3: Next, a woman her age zips on by without paying attention to her plea to save the old theater.

Panel 4: A few minutes later, we find her scowling because the only way she could draw a crowd was to yell "free beer."

Summary: What we see here is something that Elly is at pains to ignore. It does not please her that in a representative democracy, the town council aren't aliens from space who want to shove sports down people's throats but members of a sports-loving community.

The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston Part VII – Elly Jansen: The Most Shameless Story

Much of The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston tells stories we have heard many times before, but in the case of Elly Jansen, the girl whose name Lynn claims is the reason she named her lead character Elly, there is a whole new story in the book that demonstrates why you can’t really trust Lynn’s biographical writing in a big way. I will discuss after the cut.

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