Friday, August 31, 2012

No Names

Wednesday, August 29

No, I mean it literally looks like his grandma dressed him in her clothes, dyed his hair white, and slapped some reading glasses on him. Oh, wait, that's not Evan?

Thursday, August 30

Of course not, Greg. Of course it's not your imagination. I'm not sure what else she can do to get rid of you, but please take a hint and get the hell out. She'll take what's behind door #2 - some "visitors" whose names Carla was too inept to even ask for. Hopefully they're cute, too! (Probably at least one of them looks exactly like Greg, anyway.)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ice Breaker

Oh, Evan.  I'll bet this is exactly the kind of stunt that got you fired from your high level L.A. publicist job.  That and your very un-Hollywood, high-waisted old man pants.

I'll bet that Greg is up for the role of Superman!  Why else would he name drop Jimmy Olsen like that?  Can Frank Bolle afford to license that for the strip?  For those of you who aren't aware, here's a surprisingly long Wikipedia article for the character Jimmy Olsen:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Big Thing

Thank goodness this meeting didn't wrap up prematurely! We get another whole week to ogle Greg "grabby hands" Cooper. Margo rejected his dinner offer, but she does want to know more about Greg's big thing, which is kind of filthy. A franchise, how exciting! He missed the boat on the new Spider-Man revival, but perhaps he could jump on another series reboot? I hear The Hobbit is coming out soon, maybe it's time to revamp the tired old LotR series. Or Batman! That's so over, right guys?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cold As Ice

BURN!!  Just when you thought that Margo was going to melt next to Greg's gorgeous good looks and wavy hair, she shows that she's as cold as a glacier.  As cold as the glacier that killed the last man who tried to win her heart.

Is Margo carrying her purse around her office a la Sophia from the Golden Girls?  She must really not trust her new clients.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Box of Baloney

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Oh man. New-Trey's hair may have gotten boring, but at long as he keeps getting Margo to say stuff like "box of baloney," I think he's a keeper. Plus he's mastered the bobble-twist! An A3G classic.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Besides knowing that Margo thinks he's a big ol box of baloney, what do we really know about new-Trey? (I'm sorry, I just can't remember this guy's name, even though it's in every single strip) How are we supposed to take this last remark? Facetious? Cloying? Socially awkward? Personal space issues? Lu Ann's perfect match?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


You know who else doesn't lack for confidence? Margo. She's about a billion bucks in debt and besides hanging out with Q.B. and running a web search on "Nina Gaines pregnancy scandal," we've never seen her do anything remotely PR related. But she is the best, isn't she? I mean, she hooked this guy, with his cool attitude and his wild hair--WAIT WHAT THE HIS HAIR IS ALREADY JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE'S!! Criminy!! This guy is going to be a movie star?? He looks just like an architect, or a piano mover, or a whatever Scott Gaines does!

Special message to Mr. Bolle: I encourage you to look at a picture of Robert Pattinson or Justin Beiber and try drawing something new. Even if you fail to totally replicate their  looks, I guarantee you the A3G fan community will downright delighted by your efforts. Guarantee!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Welcome back, Mags!   I've missed the deserts miss the rain.  Although deserts don't see that much rain, which is why they're deserts, so is that really the best way of saying how much you miss someone?  Or is that what Sade was going for?  Anywho, what's happening in Margo's office?

It looks like the HVAC has really good air flow in Margo's new office, so that's good.  Greg, like his hair, won't be managed, yet will exude an effortless cool.  He's a big enough star to pay for a manager, but still real enough to take all his own meetings.  Margo's gonna melt like the polar ice caps for this charmer.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Holy What-the-Heck

Oh my gosh guys! I'm finally back from Japan! It was my first time back since my study abroad in 2006, and I was glad to find that I still have a love of the culture.

But enough about me, how about Apartment 3-G right now?? Lu Ann: still nothing going on? M and M Agency: still mysteriously happening? Still no one admitting they don't know what the other M is? And two women of age featured in the strip! This is unprecedented and a little confusing. I guess the strip is finally responding to all those complaints of ageism. You know, how the strip is too fast moving and maddeningly current for older folks to enjoy. Finally, they have been thrown a bone.

On to today's strip!

Oh my holy what-the-heck. Look at this guy!! He's a rock star! I mean, that hair! That summer blazer! That... okay, mostly just the hair. But just look at it! Wow! I think we're looking at the next Rock Hudson, guys. Margo, snap that up! Hold on to him like grim death! We know you can!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cougar Carla

I'll admit that when this Sal Feola character was first introduced, I imagined a short, stocky, "guido-y" guy with slicked back hair and chomping on a cigar.  Apparently,  I was wrong and he's BREATHTAKING, which in the A3G world means he probably looks a lot like Paul Linski, albeit with black hair.

I also had to spend two minutes going back and making sure that Carla isn't the same person as Evan's grandmother.  She's not, but it's close.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Glamorous World of PR

Thursday, August 16 

Evan looks pretty grim in the last panel. I guess he expected Margo's clients to be big stars already, considering she hangs around with the likes of Queen Bee. Guess this assistant position isn't as glamorous as he'd hoped.

Friday, August 17

I'm not sure what Margo means by "good chat," but that sly little smile and finger pointing up like that make me wonder what poor Sal is getting himself into.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


OK, Aunt Cathy posed as Linda, Evan's old boss. She also seems like a really nasty person, which they seem to have gone out of their way to illustrate. So I'm guessing that this is not just a case of a young bright-eyed guy who wants to get his foot in the door in the PR world but has no references, and that somehow things are going to go south really fast. Well, not really fast. Nothing happens really fast in A3G.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Business

Monday, August 13th

Do you think that Frank secretly relishes the omnipotent powers he wields in the A3G universe?  That he can stretch out a 20 minute assistant interview for five days, yet can make weeks pass with the stroke of his pen?  He is the master of time and space!

Why does the A3G kitchen/breakfast nook look like a public school teacher's lounge?

Tommie's got the brown-nosing enthusiasm that Margo looks for in her employees.  If Margo's as in debt as she says she is, Tommie better watch out before she gets pressed into forced labor at M and M.

Tuesday, August 14th

I love Lu Ann's expression in the second panel.  Like she's dreaming what it would be like to wield a staff of people.  Think of the squiggle art they could mass produce!

Margo's got a point in the last panel.  With a staff of two, if you get one person wrong it really drags down your average.  Not to mention how hard it is for Margo to tell people what to do, I mean she really gets no pleasure out of it.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This Interview is Over

One more thing before you head out into the vast abyss of darkness that surrounds my office.  How did you hear about us?  Did that Queen Bee run her mouth?  Did I actually do a good job of promoting this gallery?  Oh, you're a New Yorker, so you saw it in the newsletter.

As we're setting up for Margo to have an inappropriate relationship with her subordinate, whatever happened to Trey the architect? 

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Case of the Missing Phone Number

I was thinking this was just another throwaway day, where absolutely nothing happens - "Oops no phone number - oh here it is!" - until I looked more closely at the second panel. No need to call Ms. Emery, Margo, it appears Evan is actually transforming into her. Now that's drama!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's People

Now that Margo's learned her competitor's secret - apparently, they have a killer Soylent Green recipe - she is done with Evan. And clearly, he knows what happens to people Margo has no use for.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Involved and Invisible

If you mean "involved" as in "makes out with her married clients" and "invisible" as in "does nothing but sit at home constantly refreshing the gossip sites to see if her client is mentioned" then Margo is certainly both of those things.

But this fresh-faced young man should watch out... it appears that Margo has aged about 30 years in the second panel, which means she will really be in need of that virgin sacrifice to restore her youth.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

So Maggie's taking a little vacation, so you're stuck with Casey and I for a little while.

Monday, August 6th

"Ms. Magee, your ten o'clock evisceration is right on schedule!"  "Excellent Carla, hopefully he is a worthy sacrifice and will slake my thirst for human souls..."

Doesn't Margo already have an assistant?  What is Mr. Graham applying for?  Besides the joy of wetting himself with fear?

Tuesday, August 7th

"Is it this dark, malevolent shadow behind me that is slowly creeping upon you?  Don't worry, it's very selective about the souls it destroys...You're not really it's type..."

It seems as if Margo used the rumor mill to publicize herself.  Maybe she really does have a gift for this business.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The M and M Agency

Sunday August 5, 2012
Well I guess this is one of those rare cases where the Sunday strip isn't just a lame recap, but instead gives away half of the next week's strips. Which is okay, because it probably means Margo and Lu Ann will get two chances to chime in merrily about how ill-suited Tommie was for a career in the music business, and Margo will get twice as many chances to gloat about what a great publicist she is, even though all we saw her do was run a Google search on WASP gossip sites.

Monday August 6, 2012
So begins the illuminatingly detailed weekday strip! See, now we know that it was Lu Ann who brought in the champagne. Great! Also, Margo's such a great publicist that I guess she turned the art gallery into a P.R. office? Which she named after herself, twice? Otherwise, what's the other M for? Mills (R.I.P.) and Margo? Mim and Margo? Oh man. Mim and Margo. That'd be sweet. I hope Mim likes the Art Deco redesign.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Hospital Wins

Sorry I've been out of commission, guys. I've been out with a fever. Olympic fever. It's been... all-consuming. I mean, I'm literally losing sleep over this nonsense. I can't help it. I love it so.

SO ANYWAY! Awww. First we ignore Lu Ann, now we're getting rid of Rick, AKA Rick-E of Boys on the Street? I suppose this means we'll never be visiting the sound studio/Kennedy Space Center ever again. I think I'll miss that most of all. Goodbye, White Bread Studios. I'll see you... in my dreams.