Monday, February 23, 2009

"Elly's an amateur!"

While sketching the strip below, I referred back to the February 9, 2009 FOOBAR. My son, who will be six in two weeks, glanced at my monitor and told me "Elly's an amateur!" I don't know where he gets these things, but he's so right!

13 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

Yeeeessssshhhhh..... Only Elly would find leaving someone helpless to die beautiful. As for fame and fortune, she shouldn't give up on breathing; quite possibly she was angry yesterday because JSFF pointed out that there was no market for war bride abuse porn.

April Patterson said...

JSFF pointed out that there was no market for war bride abuse porn.

Probably. :)

forworse said...

That's it Sheilagh -- you show that evil Mr Rod, er, Rood who's boss!

Oh wait, perhaps it's not a play on Rod / Rood but on Rood / Rude. Wow, Lynn sure knows how to do insightful surnames, as the Kelpfroths and Krelbutzes of the world can attest. / sarcasm

April Patterson said...

Hey, I wouldn't be surprised if "Rood" were meant to cover both "rude" and "Rod." So super-doubly clever. ;)

Cedar said...

Hahaha! I love that she looked over her shoulder, as all Pattersaint women must do as they're leaving a man.

http://www.fborfw.com/strip_fix/archives/002477.php

http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showComic.mpl?date=2002/5/2&name=For_Better_Or_Worse

http://www.fborfw.com/strip_fix/archives/002239.php

howard said...

At least Elly avoided all that "I am Sheilaugh and I am Harvey and I am the one-armed man with whom Sheilaugh fell in love" business that infected Mike's letters.

April Patterson said...

I love that she looked over her shoulder, as all Pattersaint women must do as they're leaving a man.

Heh--I'm glad you picked up on this, apologyhat. I referred back to Mike's letters and noticed he didn't specify an over-the-shoulder parting shot, but thought, "Elly would definitely write it that way!" ;)

April Patterson said...

At least Elly avoided all that "I am Sheilaugh and I am Harvey and I am the one-armed man with whom Sheilaugh fell in love" business that infected Mike's letters.

Now there you go, giving me evil ideas, howtheduck. ;)

qnjones said...

I can't believe your son is six!

::feels old::

I wish FOOBAR had a strip every day. :)

April Patterson said...

I can't believe your son is six!

Isn't that crazy? He was only two when I started ARB. 0_o

I wish FOOBAR had a strip every day. :)

That's the best compliment, thanks! I did try out daily for a while, but it was too much! Maybe after I knock someone else off the page. ;)

Anonymous said...

*dies laughing* XD

clio-1 said...

I actually feel sorry for Elly! She looks so cute and expectant in her mittens and hat. The entirety of canonical FBofW seems set up as an Elly pity party and I never feel sorry for her in it, but in your strip and Foob's Paradise, I regularly do.

April Patterson said...

Thanks, clio-1. Maybe IMH and I should send resumes and samples to LJ? ;)