Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. rshive

    rshive said, over 2 years ago

    Enjoying the histories guys. Irony rears its ugly head here. It does that sometimes.

  2. Otera

    Otera said, over 2 years ago

    it’s not connected to today’s comic, but I just wanted to let everyone know that Fathom Events ( fathomevents.com ) has put up the official list of theaters taking part in the Day of the Doctor mass showing on the 25th. Tons of theaters are taking part across the US.

    Now, I know that this showing is two days after the actual 50th anniversary, but it’ll be on a big screen (I saw the screening of Eleventh Hour in NYC a few years back, so I can honestly say it IS worth the money to see it on the big screen) and it will be in 3D at…. every theater currently listed!

  3. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Otera

    Cool thanks. I thought the Original showing was Nov 24th.

  4. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    Word War II was fought primarily at the back lines, in the editorial offices. It introuced many new words to the language.

  5. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry we could only use single panels here. The strip did indeed become more ‘sweeping’ during these years. Hard to capture that in this space, along with the essay. But we wanted you to see some of the character development that took place. So who thinks Rita looks like Olive Oyl anymore?

  6. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Some say that one of those words was ‘teenager.’ Even if it wasn’t strictly a new word, it was the birth of teenagers as an entire culture, and kids with buying power- because so many had to enter the workforce while the men were away- becoming more attractive to Madison Ave.

  7. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    At first I was mildly amused, than a tad bored, but now I am really enjoying these as sly parodies of comic histories. Having read many, I particularly enjoyed the reference to “Terry and the Pirates” and “Steve Canyon” aka Cliff Valley.

  8. belgarathmth

    belgarathmth said, over 2 years ago

    I had no idea before these histories began to run that this strip was so old – one of the oldest, if not the oldest, still being drawn. The comedy in the current strips is at a technology company, and uses so much sci-fi and geek humor, I thought it was a fairly new comic.

  9. Kim Metzger

    Kim Metzger GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    No, Rita doesn’t look like Olive, but Ed needs to be careful. This version of Rita looks like she’ll be the one “dragon” all over the place.

    (And now the younger fans blink and go “huh?” while the older fans plot my slow and painful demise.)

  10. Dragoncat

    Dragoncat GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I love how Rita looks in this strip. And her words…
    Priceless!

  11. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, Lund could crank ’em out- and did.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Makes me wish there were fat volumes of these early incarnations of “Working Daze” as we have for Alley Oop and “Little Orphan Annie.” Maybe one day. IN the mean time loving this cartoon history. Keep brining it on.

  13. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @belgarathmth

    Are you pulling our collective leg or do you honestly think “Working Daze” goes back a hundred years? If the latter, you’ve been had.

  14. WF11

    WF11 said, over 2 years ago

    I have really been enjoying this “looking back” series. I love how each week captures the “period look”. When I opened today’s strip, before even reading anything, I thought: “Ah, World War II”; excellent Rita (same observations as Kim Metzger and Dragoncat above); and, “Could that be CJ?”. A “tip of the hat” to JZ and TSR! I’ll be sorry when this ends.

  15. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @pschearer

    One hundred and one years.

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