Monday, January 21, 2013

Dirty POP

Christmas has come to A3G! Maybe it's four weeks late, but it came with a gigantic POP, and it reeks of pink smoke, which has wafted its way into my heart. Wow. Here, the readers are invited to let our imaginations run wild as we use "POP" to fill in the gaps between Evan's perfectly geometrical green present and the monstrosity in the third panel. What could it be??

  • Is the "POP" meant to convey "BOOM" and there was a tiny little explosion, lighting the box on fire?
  • Maybe "POP" is the sound of the acid eating away at the final containing element, leaving it to eat through the closet, create a terrible smell, and turn the wrapping paper orange.
  • OR maybe "POP" is the lid bursting off the tupperware container full of smelly old potato salad--best prank ever, Evan!

Anyway, we've got a panel of the year contender, for sure.


Anonymous said...

Maybe Evan is working for the Joker?

Mark said...

I don't think a sound effect has entertained me as much as "POP" since Bobbie's phone was tootling back in the day.

Allen said...

Anon, maybe Evan IS the Joker! I mean think about it, he wears ugly suits and is emotionally unstable! But then again, the Joker is actually intelligent and doesn't work for a nagging bitchy old "aunt".

NonnyMus said...

My working theory is that the colorist has run out of all colors of ink except blue and orange. I know how tough it is when you are so broke that you can't purchase art supplies, so some sympathy is in order...

Ken said...

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel;
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun,
Pop! goes the weasel.

A penny for a spool of thread,
A penny for a needle—
That's the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.

Jimmy's got the whooping cough
And Timmy's got the measles
That's the way the story goes
Pop! goes the weasel.

Evan is a weasel, but there is no mention of an acrid odor in the nursery rhyme. Was Evan's plan to ruin Margo's room so she has to stay with Greg? Bravo!

Longshanks said...

Did the bomb not go off properly? Is Aunt Cathy right? Does Evan fail at everything in his life?

J.R. Clark said...

Oh my God...Evan did a "Najeh Davenport" in Margo's closet!!!!