Husband of Shelley Pleger, the artist doing ink & letters for Dick Tracy.
If you look closely you will see that the handle is arched. This is so you can grab the blade to pull it out. If it had been pivoted all the way around as you imply, the arch in the handle would go the other way. No, blade is backwards.
Hmm… Could Denise’s last name be Todd? Denise Todd who became known as a “cut throat” DA and given the nickname Swiney Todd. Little did anyone know she was the Demon DA of Fleet Street.
Will Walt face the fate of Fuzzy Wuzzy? Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy was he?
Just saw your Doc Rat for today. Well you did apologize at the bottom of the first panel. :)
Took me a while to realize what it was on his chest. He is holding one of those stainless steel hip or pocket drinking flasks. The cap has fallen off onto his belly and the booze has dribbled down his shirt.
Thinking of scarecrows and yellow brick roads.
I am a fan of Japanese animation. There are a lot of anime that have the trope of when the character is gone everyone they knew will forget they ever existed. When I first saw this in an anime I thought that it was the most cruel and saddest thing ever. I think the first time was Pita Ten the final three episodes. I cried.