I think Avenger 09 is totally accurate in his assessment of this strip, which has gone steadily downhill in the last year or two.
If this strip wants to keep doing crossovers, it needs to stick to characters the artist can actually draw accurately. Steve Roper’s face looks very little like it did in his own strip, and Mike Nomad’s hair was always solid white.
Wilmer was originally the same age as Skeezix, which means that Gasoline Alley now has a 98-year-old senator. A big problem with this strip is that the Wallets age in real time but non-members of their family, including Rufus and Joel, don’t. Joel was a white-haired grandfather in the mid 1960s and should probably be about 120 now – way too old to be hauling junk.
Don’t they have modern flat-screen TVs in Britain instead of this antique box that Andy and Flo are watching?
Some people thought Guy Gilchrist had strayed far from what Nancy was originally about, but under Jaimes it has been about nothing but basketball, which Nancy never was into before, for weeks now. If no better writer is available for the strip, maybe it’s time to simply retire it.
Bonnie Braids, Tracy’s daughter, is a teacher.
Ziggy is consistently just about the funniest comic around.
Gil and his sports world must be in an alternate universe with different seasons than most normal places. His baseball team finished its season in late July while most finish in early June and now he’s just started his summer job when most high school football teams have already started practice and many of them have their first game just 11 days away.
This is the first time this comic strip has actually made me laugh since Ms. Jaimes took over.
Yes, the art work is bad. i know some people said they didn’t like Guy Gilchrist’s modern, sexy looking Aunt Fritzi, but now she looks and dresses like someone straight out of the 1940s. And there is little detail in the people or the backgrounds. Why Ms. Jaimes was chosen to continue this strip is beyond me.