Friday, June 15, 2007

Golf lessons

Missed Thursday, quick update today.

Monty by Jim Meddick

I don't always talk about myself here. I'm a rare blogger who doesn't feel it's important to tell you what he had for lunch, or how much corn chips cost at his work's vending machine. (They just went up to 90 cents!) But I will tell you that I've started taking golf lessons at the neighborhood community college. I figure only this way will I ever understand half the jokes on the comics page.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Nothing but Cathy to talk about

Things have been slow on the SPP front since I returned from my time off. Another apparent shut out today.

So, for the most part I just ignore Cathy, my eyes pass over just long enough to see if the next-to-last panel has a word balloon in it. Have these abstract shapes been going on all along?

It's like they're living in the Sea of Holes with Jeremy Boob. But I doubt Cathy will ever save Pepperland.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Purple rectangles

Two today, Tuesday

Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley
Mutts by Patrick McDonnell

Mutts again. Out of nowhere it's become the new Boondocks of SPPs.

Want to draw a comic strip that takes place at a driving range but have no idea how to draw one? Try the Cathy solution:

Have your character stand inside a purple rectangle, and the gag makes perfect sense.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sally Forth

Monday, one:

Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan

Ted Forth, the girliest hands in comics:

As Francesco Marciuliano writes Sally Forth with 2000-era sitcom rhythms, Craig Macintosh's art has remained stuck in the eighties. Thus we Sally Forth make quick-witted contemporary pop-culture references while wearing shoulder-padded power suits. Sally Forth has become one of the most bizarre things on the comics page.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Two day update

Busy weekend, no time for blogin'

Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Mutts by Patrick McDonnell
Piranha Club by Bud Grace

When Mutts first appeared here a week or so ago I made a comment saying how rare it was for Mutts to use an SPP. Now it has become one of the most frequent guests here over the past few weeks. These things go in phases. Interesting.