I must know. IACS, NAD?
It was definitely much bulkier in 1993. (It’s still pretty bulky now.)
I was curious, so I looked up the original in “Illiterature”; the tanning in the third panel is new. Oddly enough, the caption in the last panel is different too.
(On that note, the “You will buy stuff now at waylay.com” banner at the bottom of the page is now a dead link.)
I guess the phantom gloop thread is left dangling for some other day? Oh well.
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.