I thank God for all seven days, but for the weekends I thank unions.
I find the respect shown to the cartoonists by the newspapers, the syndicates and the public in these early strips to be quite a revelation. Photos of the artists show up frequently and credit is always given, sometimes with glowing praise! This was not true later, especially in comic books where writers and artists could toil for decades in anonymity. When and why did things change to make it so popular to start dissing cartoonists?
“You’ll put your eye out!”
“I hope the crack’ll pay his board”?!?
I thought this was a wonderful and very clever twist to the classic “Peanuts” Sunday comic where Charlie Brown sees “a ducky and a horsey” in the clouds. Great work Justin, but a nod to Schulz might have been in order.
Good question. I’ve tried zooming in on the box several different ways and I still can’t read it. The bottom word looks like “strip” but I haven’t been able to even guess what it could be. I suppose sometime a light bulb will go on over our heads and we’ll figure out logically what it must be.
read a most fascinating discussion on this strip at the following web page (Tatulli, himself is part of the debate)
Best first strip of a comic EVER