Friday, May 20, 2016

Today's 'Snuffy Smith' needed some major renovations

Take one, two, and three of today's Snuffy Smith.

When a comic has been running since 1919, as Barney Google And Snuffy Smith has, it's understandable that it will have an off day. Or month. Or decade. Or generation. But today's installment, which you can see at the top of this post, seemed to include a rookie mistake. I think our artist has gotten his left and his right confused. Assuming that big tan wall behind Mary Beth and Loweezy doesn't move, how does the end table with the framed picture jump from one side to the other? It makes no sense. I had to fix it. That's the comic you see in the middle row. I took the opportunity to spruce up the timing of the joke, too, having Loweezy pause after the word "energy" before delivering the punchline. It's the influence of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who always pauses before adding: "For me to poop on!" Anyway, I realized the punchline was lousy and the comic would work better without it. That's the comic you see in the bottom row, and it's the only one of the three to make me laugh.

P.S.  Here's a bonus Funky Winkerbean remix. Again, it helped tremendously to get rid of the punchline.

Also: Les farts loudly and pungently between the first and second panels.