Chickweed Lane's stretching cat
Two silent penultimate panels today, both from not-in-my-newspaper:
Kudzu by Doug Marlette (thanks to Big Al)
Sherman's Lagoon by Jim Toomey (thanks to the always reliable Ugliness Man)
Since starting this blog I've been reminded of a lot of comics I've long forgotten about. For instance: Kudzu. I haven't seen this one (or even thought of it) since I moved away from my hometown Richmond, VA back in 1998. I'm racking my brain trying to remember what it was all about. There was that preacher guy with the hat, there was that kid, and...what else? I don't know. I probably read this strip nearly every day of my life growing up and it has made entirely zero impact on me. How sad.
I'm not counting Pearls Before Swine today. The silent panel is not a silent reaction panel, it's more of a panel to set up the passage of time. So it's off the watch. (And whenever I do call out PBS, everyone tells me that I'm wrong, anyway.)
And it looks like we have another week of this crap from Chickweed Lane:
I like Chickweed Lane. It's one of the most original and unique things on the comics page. But every few months, Brooke McEldowney gives us a week of the cat stretching and hiding behind the panels. I'm not trying to hate here, but I am curious, do the dedicated Chickweed Lane fans enjoy this? Did you open up the comics page this morning and say, "Yes! It's the cat again! Get me my scissors!" Please let me know. It's possible I'm missing something.