This old Sunday from 1995 is another example of what we were talking about yesterday, the marriage of word and image. This one has a punch line that stands alone, as does yesterday’s classic comic strip, but the reader also is visually treated (I like to think.) to young Gene’s visible histrionics. I have learned over the years that if an idea I’m developing is overly weighted with verbiage, I can offset that by having the character’s move their arms or make exaggerated faces, as a stage actor might do.
Fall has not disappointed around these parts. The first full day of autumn yesterday was beautiful, and today has dawned the same. A pessimist might begin to worry that this portends an early and harsh winter. Just thought I’d mention that.