That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sweetie, you don’t need them, you look great au naturel.

  2. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    You can tell the implants. She moves and they don’t !

  3. yumac

    yumac said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, this a picture of Marianne {the French symbol of Liberty} washing rags to make revolutionary flags such as the old hag {right} is holding. Vive La France!!!

  4. Rogue Symmetry

    Rogue Symmetry said, over 3 years ago

    Ha ha, wow, there is something extra funny about this being ‘’oil on wood’’ too.

  5. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 3 years ago

    The old lady on R’s distaff sure looks sharp…she uses it to keep the girls in line!

  6. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    “When you’ve finished with that lot, there’s a fine gentleman awaiting your pleasure.”

  7. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @lisapaloma13 from yesterday:
    I posted basically the same there; if you already read it (it’s been deleted there), I apologize for the repeat; but please reply; so I know you saw this.

    I’ve been commenting every day that has a new strip. I even posted the painting you mentioned and left another painting searching tip in comments a few days ago. The painting resulted in a couple replies, so I think at least some are seeing my posts.

    I was quarantined back in February, 2012; so having someone say they “miss me”, when I’ve been commenting all along, can be quite troubling. I spent quite a bit of time, making sure I hadn’t been quarantined again (GoComics doesn’t tell you if they do it), even asked another contributor (thanks @Dogsniff!) if he could see my comment.

    Maybe you only look at the strip once per day, and don’t return. I usually try to post my comment for the day by 9AM US Central Time. I don’t see the painting until I see the strip, and it takes me some time to research what’s in my comment. If you want to see my comment, I suggest you read the strip after 10 AM. If it isn’t there; try again later.

  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    pointing and laughing during the master’s bath has its drawbacks

  9. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Cotton candy here…get your cotton candy!

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Click-to-enlarge image can be found here, or at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry.

    The Washerwomen is shown with a different coloration image by the current-location’s online Catalogue (no description, so telling you how to find the image, isn’t worth it).

    Another different coloration image can be found here (Google translated for description). Ten years later, he painted this, under the same title, for the Zoppola Castle.

    A painting by the artist’s son was featured in an earlier strip. The artist’s Wikipedia page (Google translated Italian Wikipedia page has more) and collection (more under Subcategories).

    So far, 3 works, by this artist, have appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog.

  11. lessa49002

    lessa49002 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Sorry, Yumac. The old lady is spinning thread. That is a spindle she is holding. The spindle goes under her arm, her left hand pulls the wool or flax into a thread and winds the thread onto the holder that is held in her right hand.

  12. lessa49002

    lessa49002 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Mabrndt— I read later in the day and see your comments all the time. I thank you for the information you give us and enjoy learning the new things you show us.

    I just started reading this comic a few months ago so don’t know why you were quarantined but I’m sorry to hear that. I enjoy your comments.

  13. kauri44

    kauri44 said, over 3 years ago

    I also read and see your comments about the paintings most days: it’s 7:47 am PDT and your post is up. Thanks so much for providing us with actual context for the paintings we see here in joke fashion every day.

  14. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 3 years ago


    Pardon my kibitiz, but I have seen your commnents here on a regular basis. Yesterday, the post missing you was about an hour ahead of your post.
    I hope you don’t get quarantined. You are the Dr. Jeckel to Mr. Melchers Mr. Hyde. Keep up the good work. Just ignore our stupid comments on the works of art.

  15. JettaJ

    JettaJ said, over 3 years ago


    Sir or madam, as the case may be, I want you to know that your explanation is the first thing I look for every day when viewing Mr.Melcher’s drolleries.

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