Some of the details — Uncle Zombie’s tufts of hair, for example — would not be visible against a black background. Still, this makes it look like the characters were drawn on separate sheets of paper, then cut out and placed on the background.
For a long time I thought Birdie was created to promote, not the early-bird breakfast, but chicken mcnuggets. They came out about the same time.
Your achy-breaky head?
Or seals, for that matter. So we’re looking for a place on the migration route of monarch butterflies, but one that also has sea ice in winter.
In other words: No, if its claim to fame is having a Wikipedia page.
That’s the nicest that can be said for this cartoon.
I take it I am supposed to recognize that as an actual restaurant.
OK. The less I know about Willie Nelson, the higher he is in my regard.
For a time, I thought that mispronunciation was going away, but it is as widespread as ever today — even among people who should know better.
It has more to do with the premise and tone of an individual serial. I was never much of a fan of FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, but I understand how people were upset by Farley’s death; the real death of a main character in a family-friendly series is a jarring change in tone. On the other hand, OVERBOARD is based on the premise that the outrages of real pirates can be overlooked for the sake of humor, which means its attempts at preaching on the evils of, say, whaling fall utterly flat. Suicide in THE FAMILY CIRCUS would be shocking and offensive; here it cannot be.
Death in this series is not meant to be taken seriously and — for the main characters, at least — either never happens or has no lasting consequences. Ironically, that means even its most gruesome strip can never be anything like as dark as Farley’s death.