Monday, October 20, 2014

Evan Was Telling Me Lies

Wh—SKYLAR ROAN! I love it when they bring back characters that seemed totally disposable at the time! But I guess once the Winwood Talent Agency folded like a cheaply made Manhattan apartment after a homemade bomb went off, Skyler was out an agent. And obviously there are only two talent agencies to pick from in New York.

Ah, the simpler times. Remember that dude who dressed up like the Gorton's fisherman, I think his name was Evan Grah—NOPE, Margo has decreed we shall never speak of him again! Let us put all thoughts of him the vault with our feelings about Greg Cooper and What-'s-his-face Mills and that architect dude that was hanging around for a while. Vault it!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Top Priority

I like the empty space at the top of the word balloons in the second panel... as if there's room to write your own interpretation of what they're saying.
Margo: I'm a busy person, Dad. Da-AD! I'm busy, okay?? I don't have time to figure out why my mom suddenly stopped saying "Ay carumba" or whatever. See? Carla says I have a client. (Thanks Carla, you're a lifesaver!)
Martin: Trust me, Margo, this is a top priority. For you, not me. I'm really worried-ish about your mom, but I've got stuff going on too, you know! My friends at the Pro Shop miss me and those seasonal novelty whiskeys aren't going to drink themselves.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Put It Off

Thursday October 16, 2014

Friday October 17, 2014
Kind of seems like a big non sequitur to go from "Gabriella is erasing her ethnicity!" to "And now she wants to get all married??" Is the implication that she thinks Martin would marry her if she just didn't have that pesky accent? And stopped dying her hair? And looked just like Bobbie Merrill?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Some Crazy Reason

Whoa! Welcome to Meta 3-G! This strip (and probably anyone else who's ever read it for a considerable amount of time) has mourned the sudden transformation of Margo's mother Gabriella from over-the-top ethnic stereotype to WASPy grandmother. This transformation was marked by a conservative wardrobe (with a distinct lack of hoop earrings), a modest flip haircut (rather than her signature jet black bob), and a sad deficiency of random Spanish exclamations. I'm really surprised and pleased to see the strip addressing this! The people's voice has been heard!

Gabriella also used to believe in spirits and angels and assorted hokum, which everyone dumped on her about (okay, just Margo, but still), so I hope they bring that up too, especially in light of that fact that a white blandly handsome male recently described a spiritual encounter and everyone was totally blase about it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Change of Perspective

The years have not been kind to Martin...all of the blue has gone from his hair.  At least he's looking less WASPish than the last time we saw him, even while wearing the mustard yellow from the Mr. Rogers Fall Sweater line.

Gabriella's lost her mind?  This already sounds way better than Tommie's thing.  Maybe Bobbie Merrill will make a surprise guest appearance.

Monday, October 13, 2014

At Margo's Agency...

Did you hear the loud clanking of gears struggling to transition to the next storyline? Probably not, because there is no transition. That was a trick question.

And who is this lovely redhead, may I ask? Why it's Carla, Margo's assistant who does, surprisingly, exist, and whom I'm shocked Margaret and Frank remembered. Though they didn't remember her age., blame the colorists.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

One Day At A Time

One day of returning to your real life after the greatest trauma of your life?  Or one day of having to slave over and clean up after dinner for Margo?