Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    It’s Viola!

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 11 months ago

    Well, at least she isn’t playing something (as Petey “Potterpoop” was concerned about) loud like an 1812 Overture cannon.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 11 months ago

    Why does this remind me of the xylophone gag in Warner Bros. cartoons?

  4. cdward

    cdward said, 11 months ago

    I realize it’s a comic strip, and even in the strip this is an elementary school band, but for the record, clarinets don’t generally go next to the percussion section. They go up front. We tuba players hung with the drums.

  5. moreorless

    moreorless said, 11 months ago

    Nice hat, Alice.

  6. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, 11 months ago

    that kid is going to have serious back problems…what in Hell does he carry in that backpack?

  7. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 11 months ago

    There she is again! Viola’s xylophone may not be too upsetting to Petey, but her propinquity alone may unnerve our sensitive eight-year-old hero.

  8. loco

    loco GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Despite her 4 mallets, Viola’s certanly a beginner. She’s standing on the wrong side of the instrument…

  9. pumaman

    pumaman said, 11 months ago

    She has a certain vibe about her…

  10. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago



  11. terryfic

    terryfic said, 11 months ago


    It’s an oboe, not clarinet.

  12. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, 11 months ago


    actually Petey plays an Oboe if I remember right. Still you’re right, he dosen’t need to be where he’s at. But then the joke wouldn’t work.

  13. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 11 months ago


  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 11 months ago

    Viola’s instrument looks like a marimba, which is a certain type of xylophone.

  15. sabel

    sabel said, 11 months ago

    As a former oboe player, I can say with confidence that oboes usually sit up front, not in the back, but do recall sitting right in front of the trumpets a lot.

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