Reading comics since before you were born.
The tiny coffee cup was a great little addition!
A middle class suburban American family back then would be ashamed to have a car 10 years old. Keeping up with the Joneses and all that.
I’m always left befuddled by cartoon time: the station wagon is a 1958-era model (front end of a Ford, rear of a Dodge), but Pop-Tarts weren’t in wide circulation until 1964. Oh well, a boy and his dog are timeless.
The dialog seems secondary to the hilarious expressions on so many faces: seagull’s (twice), Wallace’s (twice), and Spud’s. Sir Walter Crackers’ is pretty good too. And the pie on a covered pedestal at Aunt Carol’s place is a nice touch.
The 2nd instance I’ve heard of! What station, where, and when?
Interesting! What station, where, and when?
If you’ve ever been to the mountains in Canada and seen the forests clinging to the sheer mountainsides, or the remains of those forests after a fire, you’d know the near-impossibility of “sweeping the forest floor.” And even in more accessible/less mountainous places, the vastness of the forests boggles the mind. Puny humans.
Not that we shouldn’t try to manage the forests to mitigate the sort of fires that Canada has endured this year. How to do that, and pay for it, is an ongoing challenge.
Heh, I should be so fortunate. It takes me years sometimes to remember the names of people I see weekly. Maybe it’s some kind of aphasia – “face blindness” – but I’m still functional. I do have a great memory for useless trivia!
That overhead view is a beut! One of the best I’ve seen in this strip for both artistry and furthering the story.And I gave up long ago trying to keep the characters straight — my memory for names, never good, is waning.
I thought the purpose (or one of them) of the “maker movement” was to LEARN how to make something. So of course there’ll be lots of imagination that expresses itself inexpertly.