for tundrasea (a repeat, from yesterday):My all-time favorite comics artist is Carl Bark.s His characters always had just three fingers and a thumb. But his characters’ mannerisms – both in how they moved and spoke – were believable within the context of his stories. Hid ducks behaved and talked like real people. The thing with Jack Benders’ hands is they look so incredibly posed. If you had read the entire Benders’ run on Oop from the beginning, you’d know that the hand “technique” is something that Jack developed over time. You’ll also see that their increased use coincides with the use of the so-called “creepy leafs”, the new standard of two panels per day rather than three, the decreased use of background art, and the cut-and-paste approach to a good chunk of this strip. In other words, it’s becoming evident that Jack can no longer handle the demands of the artwork of a daily strip and has to resort to whatever tricks he can. It’s becoming very, very sad.