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Mell has some good lines on this page. I also like how absurdly Chuck Jones the background conflict gets. I was obviously thinking of the climax of "The Rabbit of Seville." (Side note: when I got married, I used The Barber of Seville as my wedding march as a tribute to that cartoon.)

Dave is really getting subjected to nonstop indignities lately, isn't he? In the daily strips he's a rotting head abandoned on a bus, and here he gets his ass stuck in a porthole. Poor Dave.

This page is taller than the other pages; I added a row of panels. This is the kind of thing you can only do in the wonderful infinite-canvas world of the Web. It's also one of many reasons the Victorian story would be hard to transfer to print. I really should've thought about the bottom line.

8 comments:
Leon Arnott (l) says: Really, the lack of visible walls or ceilings makes it painfully obvious that this is actually set on some kind of theatre stage instead of a fifteen-foot bathysphere.

Requiesat in pace, H. L.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says:

The bottom line is that the bottom line can be tweaked from the normal bottom line.

 

Sorry.

Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Well, since you mentioned Chuck Jones, I might as well confess that when I read these strips, my twisted little mind animates them in the style of Fleischer Studios.  Which is still about 40 years out of date, but whachagonnado?

Dan Knapp (dankna) says: "Bottom line" -- that was horrible!
Jeremy Berg (pisceneanteater) says:

I thought Mell had to leave her mounted cannon behind?  Or did she just have to leave the big mounted cannon behind?

Also- Mell's lines in panels 3 and 4, and Helen's "Oh.  I would have," complete with perfect accompanying facial expression? Classic. 

 

Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says:

I always imagine them as a sort of cross between chuck jones and the really good old Felix the cat cartoons. All scritchied up and everything. With an old Vaudville piano backround.

By the way: Best Wedding March EVER. Can I steal the Idea?  

'Keiya' (keiya) says:

Break it into two pages and ad cheesy knock-off victorian ads.

Nick Alcock (nix) says: Keiya, exactly. See Neil Gaiman's _A Study in Emerald_ for the sorts of adverts that might do (although most of those ads are foreshadowing).
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