Rain Maker

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Comic strips such as the A&J Sunday that appeared in newspapers August 2 always are problematic. The cartoonist knows that while the August drought may have set in where he lives, there are places somewhere that still are getting more than enough “free water.” When the living room furniture is afloat, readers easily can lose their sense of humor. That’s just the way it is. However, that is not why I’m showing you the last panel from what was an admittedly weak joke. Actually, I was playing around with Photoshop, trying to simulate a driving rain. This was the result. I still think it looks OK on a monitor screen, but I noticed in the newspaper version that it was not quite as effective. At least I didn’t think so.