Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, 10 months ago

    You want to go, you pay the toll.

  2. trekman58

    trekman58 said, 10 months ago

    Surely she changed planes a couple of times so this is a tad unrealistic.

  3. Puglia

    Puglia said, 10 months ago


    It’s a comic strip!

  4. Trilobyte

    Trilobyte said, 10 months ago

    Do they live in British Columbia?

  5. yardlet6

    yardlet6 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago



  6. CountAnton

    CountAnton said, 10 months ago


    Um, second panel shows two plane changes. One in Europe another in Southern Africa.

  7. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, 10 months ago

    Google tells me that Portland to Johannesburg is 16,650 kms and a one stop flight is 23 hrs: 45 mins. Add another two hours for the flight to Cape Town plus waiting for your connection in Johannesburg. Then there is the jet lag, because South Africa is about six/seven hours ahead of Oregon. Phew, almost as bad as flying to Australia from South Africa. I’m not sure of Oregon’s time zone; I know when I read my comics the Arcamax site is 7 hours behind and Gocomics is eight hours behind in your winter.

  8. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, 10 months ago

    I’ve just checked the time zone in Oregon; they are ten hours behind our time right now.

  9. trekman58

    trekman58 said, 10 months ago


    Thank you Count! I stand corrected. I didn’t magnify the strip today to see the 2 dots on the route! Appears to be Paris & Johannasburg…

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The longest trip I’ve taken on an airplane is 9 or so hours to Europe. That was plenty to drive me crazy with the snorers, screaming kids, loud talkers, and the ones who feel like they need to walk the aisles all night hitting my chair every time they pass. I can’t imagine having to do a longer flight.

  11. Alex Rorke

    Alex Rorke said, 10 months ago

    How wonderful Africa must look out the plane’s window!

  12. kea

    kea said, 10 months ago


    geez. and i thought the flight from Chicago to Australia was long.

  13. graham177

    graham177 said, 10 months ago

    It’s more likely the first stop was in Frankfurt.

  14. bigbeard61

    bigbeard61 said, 10 months ago

    I’ve often wondered where this strip is supposed to take place. Not near the coast, and some place that gets winter.

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 10 months ago

    I’ve been studying the panels and note that quite a bit of time has passed between the first and last one. In the last panel, Evie and her seatmate have gotten something on their clothes, he has sprouted whiskers and is leaning against her (and snoring), Evie has donned her neck-rest in a futile attempt to sleep, and the child has tuned up. I formerly thought that the boy was yelling, “Are we there yet?” but Evie is thinking it! Well done, Jan.

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