Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 3 years ago

    I knew the “crawmom” joke was coming.

  2. nkbush1787

    nkbush1787 said, about 3 years ago

    OKay…this is getting old…new arc, please….zzzzzzz….

  3. harmgb

    harmgb said, about 3 years ago

    I like it. Jan Eliot is a genius.

  4. Schrat

    Schrat said, about 3 years ago

    Many a crawdad make a mighty meal.

    As I said: No garlic! Only a peace of butter and a pinch of salt.

  5. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 3 years ago

    Good one! I like this arc too. It’s new and makes a good point.

  6. Schrat

    Schrat said, about 3 years ago

    With crawdads and crawmoms it doesn’t work the same way as with humans. But it takes it’s time too.
    So I guess she was already pregnant when she was picked up in the lake at the beginning of the story.
    Crawmoms have at the underside of their tails dozens of extensions which look like little pincers. To this pincers stick the eggs and stay there until the little crawchildren are so far developed that they are able to make it for themselfs.

  7. Strod

    Strod said, about 3 years ago

    The strip is suggesting that she was already “pregnant” when she was taken from the lake. I think that doesn’t make much sense since it is implied that many days elapsed (and we are talking crawfish here).
    I think that maybe she was being… eh… “naughty” with some of the smaller, local males. That sometimes happens between closely related species… long story.
    Another alternative is something someone mentioned a few days back: apparently some species of “crawmoms” can reproduce by parthenogenesis.

  8. arsmall

    arsmall said, about 3 years ago

    I like this arc! I thought Erma was a guest teacher. I didn’t know she was the permanent.

  9. C C Alexander

    C C Alexander GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    enuff with the crawdad – zzzz

  10. eieio2

    eieio2 said, about 3 years ago


    likewise, & concur w/ lightenup, too. see my last comment.

  11. jamesrobin

    jamesrobin GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Are we talking about the Signal Crayfish? Giving a lot of trouble in the UK. (

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 3 years ago

    Lake Michigan used to be murky, but is now a clear lake with no fish. The fisheries still grow and release small fish that consume each other and swim around the people in the water, taking in the nutrients they emit, because there is nothing in the lake. There used to be many fishing boats trolling around and charter fishing operators and people sitting on the piers, fishing. All of that is gone now because of the zebra mussels filtering the water clean of nutrients. Zebra mussels are a small shellfish that came in on the ballast of ships from the Mediterranean.

  13. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 3 years ago

    Oh boy!

  14. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, about 3 years ago


    Patience, grasshopper, patience…!

  15. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 years ago


    I use moderately grumpy butter; it adds a bit of spice to the meal. :-)

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