July 31st, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 2 August 2018

When a discouraged Phil is cajoled into looking at the house he ends up buying, he's gobsmacked when the current owner makes a comment about getting his mother dressed for company.

(Strip Number 5168, Original Publication Date: 1989-08-03)

Panel 1: Having left the House Of Cat Urine, Georgia expresses her discouragement with the process of home buying; Phil tells her to see the second house on their list.

Panel 2: When Georgia says that she likes the look of the place, Phil tells her not to get her hopes up....probably because he's sort of thinking that he has to pay the whole $185,000 on the spot instead of paying $300/month.

Panel 3: When he gets to the door, he tells the current owner that he and Georgia are the couple the real estate agent phoned about and asks if they can see the house. The man welcomes them in.

Panel 4: Phil goes all deer in the headlights because the man (whose name turns out to be 'Nigel') tells his wife Agnes to get his mother dressed because they've got company because the horrifying prospect of seeing a ninety year old woman bare-ass naked has just been made a possibility.

Summary: The baffling thing about this is wondering what exactly is the joke. Does it surprise anyone that there are elderly, housebound people in the world? If so, does it still amuse them given that said someone IS an elderly person being coddled by family?

Kickstart “Hand Drawn Life” Documentary


Documentary filmmaker, Tom Tanquary, interviewed Lynn — and many other comic strip artists — for a documentary he’s making about the history and influence of newspaper comic strips.

Hand Drawn Life is now nearing the post-production phase, and Tom is looking for some contributors to their Kickstarter campaign, to raise funds to complete his longterm project.

He has a video which features Lynn talking about the death of Farley at 3:57.  She says one sentence in answer to a question and the interesting part about it is that she is the only cartoonist on the video where you can hear the interviewer asking her a question.


The other interesting part to me is that Cathy Guisewite appears to have some kind of slurring of speech which sounds a lot like Parkinson's, but I can't find anything on-line talking about that.