So, this is based on the strip that originally ran on 1/30/1981. Lynn ran a new-run yesterday--I'm not sure if I'll just end up a day out of synch or just generally scrod. Anyway, if you'd like to find the strip I referenced, search the strip catalog at the foob site using decision-makers of the future in your punchline search.
This strip is meant to follow up on the one that originally ran on January 28, 1981. Yesterday's reprint originally ran on January 27, 1981. So I suppose I am virtually guaranteeing that we will actually get new-run filler that continues Elly and Anne's coffee talk. ::sigh::
In the likely event that this happens, you can find the strip I was referencing by doing a punchline search at the official foob site's search catalog, using the phrase spitballs in the dictionary.
Oh, and I know I'm having Lawrence dwell on the broken-leg thing. He really doesn't want to break it again.
Over at Foobiverse, there was some discussion about how Elly managed not to hear Liz wreaking havoc in the bathroom--leading to the scene revealed in today's foob reprint. This, I figured, is a likely explanation. I know it's a bit of a retread of the reprint that appeared on April 9, 2009, but Elly is all about repetition and not-learning.
Here it is! I hand-lettered to save a step and get this up faster. Hope it's reasonably readable. In the last panel, I know I should have done a Lynn-style longshot to get both Lawrence and April all the way into the frame, but for some reason, I was amused by the idea of only being able to see the top of Lawrence's head.
So, yeah--extended-play format with lots of extra exposition. :)
I love jazz! I grew up with it. So it really bugs me when Elly and Lynn show their usual disrespect for it. (For a prime example, go to the "strip catalog" part of the foob site and enter "discordant" as your keyword search.) So I wanted to show some respect and imagine that Phil and his band would be playing this:
Notice how Miles Davis makes no "tattica" sounds with his trumpet. ;)