Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson for February 26, 2020

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    Averagemoe  almost 4 years ago

    According to the Arbiter of Power Tool Reality, this is not a drill.

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    Jaros  almost 4 years ago

    There’s the question of where’s the line between booklets and books on soft-bound titles, but as far as the school assignments are concerned, the main criterium is whether the teacher accepts that graphic novel as a book for the report they requested.

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    Concretionist  almost 4 years ago

    I suspect that in most grade schools, graphic novels aren’t allowed. You have to go take a “graphic novel” class in college. But I’m a fogy, so I could well be out of touch.

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    codycab  almost 4 years ago

    What’s the Arbiter’s reaction to Garfield books?

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    stellanova87  almost 4 years ago

    The Arbiter Of Planet Reality demoted Pluto from being out 9th planet in the solar system.

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    mistie710  almost 4 years ago

    I thought that the real arbiter of book reality was a chicken…

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    asrialfeeple  almost 4 years ago

    Graphic Novels are just another form of telling a story.

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    Calvinist1966  almost 4 years ago

    It sounds like the Arbiter of Book Reality is the unicorn equivalent of Dakota’s mother.

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    if(comicStrip == "funny") {return "laughter";}  almost 4 years ago

    What does she say about e-books? That might be the most divisive subject among book-readers. (For the record, I think e-books are real books.)

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    WaitingMan  almost 4 years ago

    Ceci n’est pas une livre.

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    amaneaux  almost 4 years ago

    I recommend going to the chicken arbiter of book reality: "Book book book book . . . "

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    Synnastyr Kuhr  almost 4 years ago

    I think the Arbiter Of Book Reality has something wrong with her brain besides being a crank.

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    scyphi26  almost 4 years ago

    And yet I am hoping we’ll get to meet her anyway.

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    BiggerNate91  almost 4 years ago

    There’s a unicorn for everything, isn’t there?

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    Bradley Walker  almost 4 years ago

    I’m surprised no one yet has mentioned the Heart of the City continuity that addressed this very question: https://www.gocomics.com/heartofthecity/2019/04/13

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    Mario500  almost 4 years ago

    (wonders about meaning of “crank” in this cartoon)

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 4 years ago

    Marigold’s wording suggests that she completely disagrees with the Arbiter on what isn’t a book.

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    ars731  almost 4 years ago

    “Honestly, I am not sure why anyone listens to her. Mostly we ignore her”

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    craigwestlake  almost 4 years ago

    All books are "real’; whether you believe them or not is up to you and you alone…

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