Friday, May 1, 2020

Social Distancing

I haven't done much in the way of Covid-19 other than a safety video for kids.  But, when an idea strikes, you just gotta do it.  One of the reasons I don't typically like to do "topical" themes is because it puts a 'time' on the story - making it timeless.*

Stuck inside the house with no more school going on, no trips to the play ground, or going anywhere, Muley, Buford, Roy Duck, and Missy are frustrated and bored.  Here's one instance of what happened recently...

*When I was a kid, I saw a documentary about the Wizard of Oz movie from 1939.  One of the people talking were discussing the Jitterbug scene, where the Wicked Witch of the West had 'sent a little bug on ahead' of the flying monkeys to 'take the fight out of' Dorothy and her friends.  Even though it wasn't the same dance as the Jitterbug, and the bug was named after the dance because it gave a dancing fever to whomever it bit, the scene was removed because they felt it would become confused with a popular dance of the time and thus TIME the movie.  Removing it made it TIMELESS.

Since then, I've chosen to not do topical themes very often (as you'll also notice 'antique' telephones in the strips).

In this particular strip, by the way, the background is my uncleaned living room, haha.

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