Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. Stevero

    Stevero said, over 4 years ago

    Is that the warden?

  2. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Wait a minute. In earlier strips of this story arc, the organist had a much darker skin tone and looked very much like President Obama.
    The organ hasn’t stopped playing the whole time Arlo and his niece have been climbing the stairs.
    Is Scancarelli getting a little forgetful? Why does he not just look back over what he’s done to keep the continuity?

  3. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, over 4 years ago

    I doubt Scancarelli is involved in coloring the dailies, which are drawn for b&w printing. Traditionally, the cartoonist will oversee the coloring of the Sundays, however, by submitting a hand-colored photocopy. In fact, while I have seen Scancarelli Sunday originals accompanied by such a guide, I’ve never seen one with a daily strip. As far as I know, Jim still does the strip the old-fashioned way, pen, brush and india ink on bristol board. Other artists have taken to using computers in the process.

  4. oldbooger

    oldbooger said, over 4 years ago

    I still miss the comic strip Gasoline Alley.

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 4 years ago

    Is the organist blind? He doesn’t even seem to be aware that money is floating around him.

  6. trickdacy

    trickdacy said, over 4 years ago

    So this multi story organ was in their house, huh?

  7. shel4

    shel4 said, over 4 years ago

    I guess I just accept it as a great comic strip. I usually don’t notice the inconsistancies (or however you spell it). I would like to thank the complainers for pointing out how dumb I am.

  8. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 4 years ago

    My theory is that the first organist tagged off with another one who could be counted on to ignore floating currency and keep playing. (And yeah, nice call-out to the Kingfish. I’m hoping he means the TV version, which was more of a straight sitcom and not a parade of embarrassing caricatures like the radio show.)

  9. TheAuldWan

    TheAuldWan GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The air/wind doesn’t blow where the bills are emanating from

  10. marvee

    marvee GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The pipes and other “workings” of the organ might go up 3 stories “organ loft”, but there wouldn’t be another keyboard and another organist when they got there. I don’t know if you could take the type of organ you might have in a home and hook it up to pipes. Seems improbably.

  11. marvee

    marvee GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Looking back, the organ itself does appear to be in a balcony area. The organist’s jacket is the same but I agree with earlier comments about facial appearance.

  12. Travis

    Travis said, over 4 years ago

    Scancarelli’S story lines and continuity suck big time.

  13. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 4 years ago

    Those who can, create.
    Those who can’t, whine and moan about those who can.

  14. imrobert

    imrobert said, over 4 years ago


    Um, well, Stacy is his wife, not his niece and the only time anyone has been shown playing the organ is in sillouette.

  15. dook

    dook said, over 4 years ago


    There have been many famous blind organists. Helmut Walcha comes to mind.

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