Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Every Teardrop is a Waterfall

Dear mystery colorist,

I know you think you're toiling away in obscurity and you can just do what ever you want because no one notices. Like making a ribbon fuchsia in one panel and white in the next. I know you went to a fancy, expensive art school and you dreamed that one day you would be done up like the Mona Lisa in a modern art/pop art/performance art conceptualization at a Soho gallery, not coloring by numbers. But isn't there something to be said for giving it your all?


I finally feel like a character in the strip agrees with me. Lu Ann's sister is a mess. I would say a hot mess, but that just seems cruel. A haggard mess?


Gerard said...

No, definitely not hot, Megan. It's surprising, because this strip doesn't do unattractive women well, or older women either. There's usually just a subtle crease along the jaw line to suggest jowliness. But Janey appears to have crawled out from the dumpster...just in time before the rats finished her off.

mrvy said...

I love Ruby! Every family needs a Ruby - someone who begs pardon and then just tells it like it is. Especially at Thanksgiving dinner.

Maggie said...

Hahha, I definitely think calling Janey a "haggard mess" vs. a "hot mess" really softens the blow.