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  1. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Peanuts Begins 2 days ago

    Shouldn’t the shadows be changing more?

  2. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on The Barn 3 days ago

    Rory’s got the strongest ears of any sheep I know!

  3. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Back to B.C. 6 days ago

    You know, in these old “Back to B.C.” strips, a common theme is Wiley disliking water. I don’t recall having seen this for years in the newer strips, though. Is this a “running gag” that got dropped? By the way, I just looked up Wiley on Wikipedia, and it states:

    “Wiley was patterned after Hart’s brother-in-law, Wiley Baxter, who lost his leg in World War II.” Fascinating! Never knew that.

  4. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Back to B.C. 6 days ago

    Okay, got it, now it makes sense to me. Thanks.

  5. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Lisa Benson 7 days ago

    If you use your imagination, that looks like a fountain of oil coming out of a spigot in the wall! (Well, sort of…)

  6. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Back to B.C. 7 days ago

    I don’t understand this one… will someone explain? I see he’s trying to get ants in the dark, by sound, but what’s going on in panels 3 and 4?

  7. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 11 days ago

    Is this really a Guy Gilchrist “Nancy” comic strip? Seems very out of character.

  8. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Lisa Benson 13 days ago

    So, your comment made me look up the keywords “Hillary” and “basket”, and I found the quote that this cartoon is referring to. Now I understand Lisa’s artwork choice. In all fairness, though, political cartoons should not be so dependent on the viewer having picked up on every news story. Like this one, if one didn’t know the news story, it could easily be taken with a very different meaning.

  9. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Lisa Benson 13 days ago

    The depiction of the basket is quite interesting here, and could be interpreted different ways. What Lisa intended, I do not know. However, here’s two possible meanings:

    1. Trumps supporters are “going to Hell in a handbasket”, an old phrase, possibly dating back to the days of the guillotine and the head being caught in a basket after the execution.

    2. Trumps supporters are a “basket case”, used as a psychological metaphor to indicate mental illness.

    Either interpretation would actually be pro-Hillary, which seems unlikely in this context.

  10. Steve_Zodiac GoComics Pro Member commented on Lisa Benson 14 days ago

    My interpretation of this drawing is that it is saying that Hilliary’s heart (that is, the “poetic” use of the word “heart”) is full of lies. Although not technically accurate, I believe it depicts a health monitor, as is commonly seen in intensive care units and emergency departments. The theme was no doubt suggested by Hilliary’s recent health difficulties. Lisa stylized an EKG recording to spell the word “lies”, underlying the words “Hillary Campaign”. Kind of clever (artistically), although the monitor is rather lacking!