Sounds like someone has a case of The Mondays.
Good thing he woke up to what was really going on.
This was a weird comic to read after having just watched Bandersnatch.
He’s probably Grumbles’ dealer.
Our lord has returned! What a blessed day!
For a fun twist on Scrabble, we used to play phonetic Scrabble, where anything that sounds like a word is legal. Some examples of valid words in phonetic Scrabble would be PHARR (FAR) JYANT (GIANT), etc.
It’s doing wonders for his math though, assuming the score is correct.
Also, if it were Moe, the text would have been in lowercase.
I know all comics are an art form, but Calvin and Hobbes takes it to another level. I hope Bill knows how much joy he has brought to millions of people.
For those who don’t know, Sunday comics rarely correlate with their daily counterparts. Many people would get Sunday papers and not weekday papers, so it wouldn’t be good for those people to get 1/7th of a running story with no context. Also, Sunday strips normally had to be submitted a long time in advance, and cartoonists rarely were that far ahead on their daily strips.
You’ll also notice that the title panel and the panel after that are kind of a standalone joke. This is because not every paper would give the strip three rows, and would instead only run the last two rows. For these papers, the strip had to still make sense when the first two panels were cut off.