Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another longform strip filled with gooey exposition

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Chantal was one of the friends at the slumber party April had to celebrate her 10th birthday, in April of 2001.  I don't think she was seen before or since.  Chantal had the distinction of being the only girl who had kissed a boy, and the other girls pressed her to share every detail.  In case you are curious about looking up the strips at the strip catalog, they are ID numbers 8986 through 8991.  What strikes me about Chantal is that, to me, she looks kind of like a blonde version of April, though with a different nose.

Not only did I not mean to dress them up like waitstaff (white tops and black pants), I actually meant to match Mike and Lizzie's night clothes as shown in the current strips.  Oops.

A shout-out goes to forworse.  Her comment about the first babysitter shown in the strip--Karen--growing up to be Becky's mother got the wheels in my brain going about other babysitters growing up to be the mothers of April's peers.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The limits of gratitude

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...Aaaaaand Lynn opted not to run the strip I'm referencing here.  Of course she did!  Grrr.  Anyway, it's ID #3973 at the foob catalog (using their "Search by ID Number" option).

Friday, February 12, 2010

Memory and Distortion

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I guess we'll have some Michael/Lawrence stuff to get through before the big reveal of Connie's fugly new look in the strip.  Getting just a bit ahead of things.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Meanwhile, back in Milborough

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I don't know about you, but I need a break from the trials and tribs of Connie "I need a may-unnn" Poirier.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tertiary-Character Theatre

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The curly-haired woman is supposed to be the hostess who seated Connie in the reprint strip that ran this past Friday.  The woman talking to her is a waitress I made up.  :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

More Montreal

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This is meant as more of a follow-up to the strip I expect to see reprinted on Saturday.  In case you are not familiar with the Mrs. Beasley doll, here's what she looks like:

I expect you can see the resemblance with Connie.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Connie's thought bubbles, continued

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This is supposed to be what happens right after the strip that originally ran on 2/16/1981 (to find it at the search catalog enter the text follow it in the "punchline" search field).  I am gambling on Lynn reprinting this strip, but I've been wrong about these things before and expect to be again.