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May 30th 2018 The Stuff of Dreams


It’s fun to do something like this, from 2007. I think we can all agree we see a lot of Arlo and Janis sitting on the sofa. A&J is a dialog-driven strip, which is not to say, I hope, that it is wordy, but much of the vital characterization comes from verbal interchange. Still, this can create graphic sameness, and just varying the scene for the sake of relieving visual boredom can be a challenge, especially on deadline where *ahem* I sometimes find myself. Anyway, that’s what I like about the above example: it involves Arlo and Janis with their morning coffee, having a mundane husband-and-wife conversation about dreaming. Or is Arlo still dreaming? I should be this creative more often. I know.

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