Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Speaking as a ibrarian, score one for libraries for providing people like Agnes, who has no chance of having a computer at home, with the means to get what she needs. Your government workers and tax dollars at work!

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Who else thinks she’ll cover a piece of cardboard with aluminum foil and scotch tape it to an old broomstick?

    Unless she “borrows” Granny’s cookie sheet and duct tapes it to an old golf club.

  3. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, over 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    HA!! Love the aluminum idea. My sister and I would use old cookie sheets instead of sleds (re-snow saucer era) to slide down the hill across the street over at the school.

  4. rshive

    rshive said, over 2 years ago

    Agnes will surely figure something out. Is that the same “thing” on her bureau two days in a row?

  5. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    One year we got over two feet of snow while I was at work, and my husband nailed pieces of old paneling to 1×2s and made each of our three daughters a snowshovel. They were able to clear a spot large enough for me to get the car off the road. The snow was up to the door handles.

  6. Cuddleman

    Cuddleman said, over 2 years ago

    Interesting they have a computer, live in an area that snows and can’t afford and do not have a shovel. ???

  7. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Either the library has the exact same wall & floor colors as her house, or the “library” she went to is an online one.

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    The ceiling and walls of a trailer meet in a curve.

    Extreme weather patterns dump large amounts of snow where it did not used to be.

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    Some strips are colored by the syndicate, some by the artist.
    Tony?

  10. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    A cookie sheet and a broomstick, that’s all you need. Sure, they have money for a cookie sheet, and Grandma has to get around somehow, but let Agnes shovel snow for a bit, she can buy her grandma a whole new broom.

  11. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Wolf Emperor

    > Either the library has the exact same wall &
    > floor colors as her house…
    .
    The library has the same wall and floor colors as her trailer but does not have a curved wall-ceiling joint, nor rivets holding them all together.

  12. MikeFromMichigan

    MikeFromMichigan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I can’t remember if she and Trout have been in snow before, but the possibility is since niether know what a snow shovel is, is that they live in what used to be a typically cool winter clime (as opposed to the northern states), and they just had one of those freakish snowfalls that are becoming more (ab)normal, thus the lack of knowledge of a ‘snow shovel’, and the more apparent lack of knowledge of the work required, and noticing the obvious opportunities that they feel they have since nobody else has a snow shovel.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Kudos for showing them using the library computers. I did for years before my brothers aided me in getting a computer to use myself.
    -
    A snow shovel is a “deep” type. And a cooking sheet won’t do. Several card board boxes with one side cut out and layered then covered in broad tape might work for awhile. Depends on how wet or hard the snow is.

  14. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Aye yi yi….


    So many assumptions….
    Agnes has tried to make a computer from bits of cardboard and tape….
    if she HAD one she wouldn’t need to…. and the girls have discussed their lack of them.


    So she’s at the library….
    The rooms probably match in all the panels only because that was the color scheme chosen for decorative effect by the colorist today.


    The syndicate only pays them about $20 to color a whole week of any comic strip — so most colorists spend 10 or 15 minutes per daily strip.


    Some don’t even read them first, and only the really dedicated ones go into much color detail.
    This colorist may not have even realised there was a change of venue.

  15. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As for “trailers” … wow, how long has it been since any of you have seen one?


    I think Agnes and her Grandma do live in a pretty old one, and Tony MAY have shown it with a curved end….


    But unless it’s a travel trailer from the 1940’s and not a mobile home (8 feet wide as opposed to at least 10 feet)…. the inside walls don’t have rivets showing, and only one room…. usually the kitchen, has a bit of curved ceiling.


    You could be inside most mobile homes these days and it would look like any house.
    50’s and 60’s ones often have
    wood paneling, then they started using fake wood grain, but since the late 80’s most have sheetrock.


    I am SO tired of the implication here that anyone who lives in a mobile home is a low-life… in California with housing prices so high, MANY of us do….

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