All the tragicomedy of love and marriage in four panels. In its modest way it’s akin to what the Bard did with four or five acts of Othello or Lear.
Much was lost when the strips’ makers abandoned the hand-drawn look.
I’m sure it’s “Liebstraum” by Liszt.
Do you get the same pay when you get four panels out of one drawing?
All right, I’m filling in. 1. “Deck the halls!” “I only have the one.” 2. “All right. Use one bough.” “Did you spell that right?” 3. “I’m not writing. I’m talking!” “Did you ever see a dog say ‘bough-wough’?” 4. “I’ll be glad when the real jokes come.” 5. “And hough.”
The gag is funny, but so is each drawing by itself: conceived funny. Look at the cat in its first panel. You know at once that this is not a sentimental greting card, but an invitation to laugh.
Incredible draftsman. Speechless with admiration. (But I can type.)
Mr. Detorie is tops at dialogue. (1) Not a syllable is wasted. (2) It’s exactly how people talk.