Lio by Mark Tatulli
Jack O' Lantern Donation
2nd Annual Pumpkin Smash-O-Thon!
How mortifying for Liō.
It’s a bit like seeing your old car in a demolition derby.
The Great Pumpkin will have a word or two with those kids tonight.
Run Liō run!
Lio thinks, “Not MY friend!”
Here, put the pumpkin in the polar bear enclosure. He’ll be safe there.
I bet Lio likes to watch them sag and change color as they are eaten by bacteria and fungus.
A case could be made that it is therapeutic for the Bullies to work out their aggressions on used jack o’lanterns.
But Lio has a understandable attachment for his vivified Jack, his pal, who deserves a better fate!
Somehow, it seems like the pumpkin looks sad or scared in the second panel and happy in the first and last panels. Or is that just my imagination?
May 14, 2021
April 14, 2020