Just Out the Door

Posted by on July 5th, 2010 at 5:58 AM

But before I’m quite gone on vacation altogether, here are some strip adventures I’ve been keeping an eye on to see where they go. In Funky Winkerbean, Funky had a near auto accident last week, leaving his car in the ditch and him afoot; and now wherever he wanders, nothing is familiar anymore. Is this another one of Tom Batiuk’s leaps of time—where everything goes forward ten years or twenty? He’s done it before, kimo sabe—twice; and he may do it again. Once you form that habit, it’s hard to shake.

And in Non Sequitur, the kids found board blockading a shed shut a couple weeks ago and called it the “Shed of Doom.” And now (on Saturday, July 3), it looks as if the shed is occupied by small flying elephants. Can that be right? With Wiley Miller at the drawingboard, who knows? You never can tell.

Finally, the week of June 28, Jim Toomey began in his Sherman’s Lagoon a two-week series that takes his finny cast to the Gulf of Mexico on a mission to save the sea dwellers affected by the BP oil spill. Reports Alan Gardner at DailyCartoonist.com, who has previewed the sequence: “Jim does a good job keeping the humor true to the strip and avoids becoming preachy. This is not the first time Jim has used his strip to build awareness of environmental issues. Jim has been twice honored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for his efforts to raise awareness of ocean conservation and marine life protection.”

And now, I’m definitely out the door, en route to a month of fun and frolic, wherein nights are filled with revelry and life is but a song. See you in August.

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