This week's are a bunch of scraps laying around. A bit agro in places. I'm fond of the drawing in today's. I like drawing Hutch in the mud as often as I can.
The voting booths in Brooklyn are far far worse. Like driving a rusty forklift.
Leela said this phrase to me one day on an airplane. It seemed like a charming thing for Dennis Wormster/Worner to say.
I'm convinced I"m going to get angry mail about this one, because it's so blatantly violent. I am always charmed by the reckless violence of say, The Young Ones, or other modern slapsticks. To me, the idea of threatening someone with a drinking straw is somewhat funny. Not hilarious, not the stuff of lengthy themes, but worth a nicely-drawn one-off.
I don't know why I seem to be the only person noticing (for years in fact) this trend of advertisers asking you what's in you this and that. It's ridiculous: invasive and cloying. I can't believe anyone has any stats that those types of phrases actually work. The final one in this strip is real, belonging to a brand I'm already reasonably loyal to for a valid reason: they make a good product. But they still want to hook me by triggering the neurons in my brain usually reserved for shudders of revulsion when having to clean up after my cat...
John Platt (johnplatt
I love the fourth panel!
John Platt (johnplatt
What can I say. Copywriters are lazy. (I should know...)
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--Oswald decides to make his break into Hollywood by writing scab scripts during the writer's strike,
--Hutch Owen in France (3 weeks)
--Trashistan turned into a themepark called" Rebelville" (8 week story)
--The Rockabilly Kid (part of the above story)
--The women leave Earth (as seen on Cute Overload!)
--An entire office building goes feral after selling all their clothes and equipment
--The Dalai Lama's Tibetan Monopoly board game
--Blumer's PR Stand
--Hutch's Jar of Change
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