Oh! I called it after all. But I suppose once alien gloop has been introduced, there’s only so many ways a story can go.
I might expect the purple gloop to harbor malignant Warthian organisms. But I don’t think this is that kind of strip.
I was just going to mention Harris. His principal thesis regarding pigs is that, since they are not ruminants, they compete directly with humans for consumption of grain – not a good thing for a desert tribe with limited resources. (He also posits that pigs are not necessarily particularly filthy animals, and that other varieties of meat can also readily carry disease vectors.)
An intentional callback to https://www.gocomics.com/lay-lines/2016/12/26 , or merely a coincidence?
Checking out AHOY immediately!
Ahh, I was just thinking of this one the other day. This one goes on for a bit too.
It’s truly great to see these strips again. I’d quite forgotten the way this ended.
Haven’t we seen this one before in recent times? Perhaps my memory is playing tricks. But this sequence goes on for a while.
I love what Bolling did with this in his “Larry Dodson” sequence. But this is neat too.https://www.gocomics.com/tomthedancingbug/2018/07/12
I can remember reading this strip in print on the op-ed page of the Globe and Mail way, way back when. Those were the days.