October 31st, 2016

Cynical Candiru

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Mike appears to have outsmarted himself and used food dye Elly can't wash off instead of the stage make up she bought him.

(Strip Number 4885, Original Publication Date, 3 November 1987)

Panel 1: As she gets Mike ready for bed, Elly notices that his face is still green and asks him what he used to get it that way. He tells her that he used food dye.

Panel 2: A flustered Elly asks him why he didn't use the stage makeup she'd bought for him.

Panel 3: When he says that he didn't like any of the colours, she says that he'd better like the colour he's got now.

Panel 4: When she says that she can't remove it, Mike is horrified.

Summary: The sad thing is that instead of learning not to outsmart himself, he learns that he needs Elly to be around him despite her need to be elsewhere.