September 29th, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

We continue our look at Autumn in Milborough with John reminding us that he's really a great big stupid kid.

(Original Publication Date, 2 October 1990)

Panel 1: We find John raking leaves. There is a look of mild consternation on his face because for once, he has not stirred up a cloud of the word "RAKE!" when doing so.

Panel 2: He then looks in one direction for some reason. One would assume from the past that he's waiting for Mike to show up and do minimum work.

Panel 3: He then looks in another direction. His being as obviously 'sly' as Howard Sibshaw from "Last Of The Summer Wine" (whose leading export is actually being stupid enough to believe that he's fooling his wife) tells me that we're about to see him do something stupid.

Panel 4: What he's actually doing is making sure no one watches as he plays in the leaves like a big, goofy kid.

Summary: This is a relatively good call on his part. If Elly sees him, she'll start running around screaming "What's the number for 911?! Your father's heart is inflamed!!!"

FBORFW Complete Library masterpost

So we know that the first volume covers 1979-1982,the second January 1,1983-July 5,1986,the third July 6,1986-December 9,1989,and the fourth will cover December 10,1989-April 24,1993. Obviously the fifth will pick up with April 25,1993,but anybody here wanna speculate as to the cut-off/start dates for the remaining volumes?

Also,will the last volume end with the strip where Iris echoes the strip’s name,or will it include all the Lizthony wedding strips and end with the ‘epilogue’ strip?

PS. This is my first post here.
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