|NOOOOOOOOOOOO -- AND MUCH
Comic Updated September 03, 2008
I realize that the image above doesn't really
qualify as a full day's worth of comic strip, and I apologize. I promise
that the rest of the comic is a bit more valuable a time investment, so,
you know, come back friday.
To be honest, I'm not even that happy with just
running one strip a day; it's just what I can afford to show,
production-schedule-wise. Had I my druthers -- which are exceedingly expensive
in these harsh economic times -- I'd run the new strips like
"The Survivors," half-page at a whack.
Oh, well, maybe in time.
At the least, we'll have a better running pace
than soap-opera daily strips like "Mary Worth, " where you've got two panels,
and one of those is devoted to a recap of yesterday's strip, because, I don't
know, I'm assuming that most of its readership are octagenarians who have
already forgotten anything that happened in their lives more than a half-hour
previous. At their worst, these strips approach a kind of surreal, decades-long
animation process. On monday, the strip ends with the phone ringing. On tuesday,
they show the phone ringing again in case you forgot, and the strip ends
with a hand picking up the receiver. On wednesday you get the "Hello," and
thursday, friday and saturday carry you through to the "Sorry, I must have
gotten the wrong number."
Sunday, of course, is the weekly recap. It's no
wonder these strips are still running -- the editors figure, after fifty
years, they have to be approaching SOME kind of plot point.
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