I was going to talk more about color this morning, but I haven’t much time. Besides, I was sidetracked by the conversation about one of my favorite things, live oaks. “Live oak” is a somewhat broad term for a variety of oaks that retain foliage year round. I know from experience live oaks shed leaves prodigiously, usually in the spring. However, new leaves are coming along at the same time, so the branches never appear bare. When I think of live oaks, and when I include them in the strip, I see majestic old giants such as this one, which I believe is in Texas, where one would encounter a seaside ecosystem not unlike the one depicted in the strip. I’ll get back to color tomorrow. Or the next day.
The retro strip today speaks of newspapers, as we have been.