April 7th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 9 April 2020

The one in which Liz is afraid that she too will give birth some day.

(Original Publication Date, 9 April 1991)

Panel 1: As she watches Elly trudge down the hallway holding her sore arse, Liz asks John if Mom is still in pain. He says "Uh-huh."

Panel 2: He talks about how it's all part of the birth experience in that one expects to be in some discomfort for quite a while. Liz says that she's scared.

Panel 3: Since John doesn't know who he's talking to, he tries to reassure her by saying that Mommy will be fine. When she says that she knows this, he asks what she actually IS afraid of.

Panel 4: Her response of "I'm afraid it might happen to ME someday!" confuses him because he doesn't know how self-centred Liz can be.

Summary: We pivot away from this arc to an extended set-piece in which Mike makes a promise he is incapable of keeping. Also, there was the matter of Farley vs Treebeard that would actually have been tomorrow's strip.