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  1. MathProf2 commented on Luann 5 months ago

    The obvious story arc here would have innocent Bernice mixed up in a dormitory drug bust. This would parallel the theme of Brad suspecting TJ of insurance fraud, with the question: what is an innocent person’s responsibility when they suspect someone of violating the law?

  2. MathProf2 commented on Luann 5 months ago

    It seems to me a characteristic feature of this strip that Evans populates his universe with, first, characters who have inner life and agency, and, second, disposable one-note-automaton-zombie-clowns who exist only so that the bona fide characters may play off them. Oddly, and awkwardly I think, Evans sometimes promotes a ONAZC to the rank of full-fledged character. Certainly Toni, Gunther and Crystal and TJ seems perpetually on the verge. Besides the writing, Evans projects this two-caste system by mixing two drawing styles. Characters have a range of expressions; ONAZCs never take off their masks.

  3. MathProf2 commented on Pearls Before Swine 6 months ago

    And handled very sensitively here.

  4. MathProf2 commented on Luann 7 months ago

    Of course she means…

  5. MathProf2 commented on Luann 7 months ago

    But this will really turn out all about Brad and Toni…who gets that TJ is a trickster but not a criminal.

  6. MathProf2 commented on Luann 7 months ago

    Innocent till proven guilty, right?
    And we are the eye witnesses…we all saw, first the boredom, then the surprise in TJ’s face. It’s not as though he would fake that for us.

    Making TJ a criminal doesn’t strike me as an interesting story line. Making TJ merely look like a criminal to Brad, now that has legs.

  7. MathProf2 commented on Garfield 12 months ago

    Jules Feiffer homage! That much funnier if you know the paradigm.

  8. MathProf2 commented on Luann almost 2 years ago

    Sure, Toni will get hot to marry now,but then
    Brad will figure out that all along he was #2 behind Dirk and that will stop him in his tracks.

  9. MathProf2 commented on Luann about 2 years ago

    Her look in the second frame tells a bigger story than her action in the third.

  10. MathProf2 commented on Luann about 2 years ago

    Comments keep mentioning blackmail, but I don’t see how offering Ann the chance to save face and resign rather than get fired constitutes illegal blackmail.