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  1. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Close to Home about 5 hours ago

    I seem to recall using my hips, knees, and ankles while skiing (might also want to wax the ski bottoms first). I guess these “docs” figured out a new way.

  2. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Pooch Cafe about 5 hours ago

    See the first time you posted it here for my comment. It was also used here and here, if you want to see the strips that triggered its reuse.

    If you want to know how I found it, click the camera icon in the Google Images search bar, and put the image URL in the search box that opens. You can also search the Web for a private (not on the Web) image on your computer, by using the Upload an image option at that point.

  3. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 7 hours ago

    Facially, I guess Mr. Melcher thinks, the third woman from the right resembles Matthew McConaughey. Early in The Sound of Music, Maria (the lead character) wants to be a nun. As I said, these aren’t nuns, but I guess Mr. Melcher thought they looked like nuns, probably because of their headwear, and made the connection.

  4. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 8 hours ago

    A click-to-enlarge image can be found here. A smaller enlargement can be found at the only work, by this artist, so far, to appear in Mr. Melcher’s blog (yesterday).

    Breton Women at a Pardon (link shows painting’s Wikipedia page) is shown, with a different coloration image, and described, by its current-location page (Bing translated, click info in either for description).

    They aren’t nuns. The artist had also painted (click for webpage, ↓ below its image for click-to-enlarge) The Pardon in Brittany (links show Wikipedia pages)


    one year earlier. This will download a full description of both. His Wikipedia page (Bing translated French Wikipedia page has more) and collection.

    First time a work by him has appeared here.

  5. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 1 day ago

    A somewhat enlarged image can be found at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry. Again, it is a detail image (the artist’s signature at bottom left of the full painting, found here, has been removed).

    Grandpa’s Sash is privately owned (click ENLARGE for its different coloration image).

    It is described by the LOT NOTES there, and the Provenance lists its prior auction, where it was sold (has another different coloration image), as The Final Touch (the title used by the earlier here link). The artist’s Wikipedia page (Bing translated French Wikipedia page has more) and collection (more under Subcategories).

    Second work, by this artist, so far (first, which is also in his list of works, at Mr. Melcher’s blog), to appear here.

  6. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 1 day ago

    Another work by this artist can be found here.

  7. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Rip Haywire 2 days ago

    Mr. Thompson can verify, but I think this may be pre-KA.

  8. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Pooch Cafe 2 days ago

    Bird on the ledge panel: explanation please. Is Hudson trying to keep the bird from jumping (suicide)? That makes no sense, except that’s why Poncho is holding the garbage can lid (to stop the bird’s fall if it jumps). That makes even less sense (negative number on the sense scale).

  9. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Pickles 2 days ago

    I guess my comment was poorly worded. I meant only the white shoe, but in two different panels. So two changes were made.

    IMHO, Mr. Crane used the shoe lines, in the b&w original, to indicate which shoe was black. Otherwise, why even have them?

    Anyway, I didn’t mean you changed both shoes, I meant you changed one in two different panels. Sorry about the confusion.

  10. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 3 days ago

    Lyrics brought back memory of final scene from Dr. Strangelove (sung by Dame Vera Lynn)


    Sorry, couldn’t resist.