Monday, March 22, 2010

Will the real story please stand up?

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Of course, I am probably guaranteeing that LJ will make with a new-run that renders this invalid and impossible.  Oh, well...  We're to understand that the straight reprints are right around the corner.

Friday, March 19, 2010

That face

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Absent knowing where Lynn is going with the 'Allo-girl discussion between Elly and Anne, I give you a little riff on that face clench of overreaction Elly does.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Elly's non-passion

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Yeah, I know I made Elly's right hand disturbingly small and spindly.  I am pretending it's an intentional homage. ;)

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Elly Patterson likes hate!"

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Today's entry title comes from my son (age seven).  We had the following conversation:

"Why does Elly Patterson have 'hate' in her comic strip?"

"It's a running joke.  Emmy keeps not liking the way the conversation goes."

"Elly Patterson likes hate!  Elly Patterson likes 'hate' in her final panels!"

Friday, March 12, 2010

'Allo, 'Allo

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Lynn has written that the original inspiration for Connie was an art teacher of hers.  She didn't adore her--she ridiculed her by mimicking her and drawing caricatures of her.  I was going to have Connie allude to Elly filling a notebook with mean doodles of the art teacher, but canned that in favor of the 'Allo-girl reveal.  But here's the between-the-lines/panels bit:  Elly is lying in panel two.  :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Re-thinking the old thoughts

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This strip is meant to pick up  from the "Mith Campbell! Michael Patterthon's bothering me" strip that originally came right after the "egg breath" strip.  I realize that this makes it highly likely that Lynn will insert some new-runs in between.

Edit:  Yay, I'm actually in sync with the reprints.