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I’ve mentioned before that I sat on top of a scaffold in a bike shop for a week doing a mural. It was interesting to be the proverbial fly on the wall, and see the different ways that different employees interacted with different customers. There were variables everywhere- time of day, personal or by phone, male or female, kind of bike rider, general personality of the employee, general personality of the customer… it was a subtle dance, each interaction unique.
I’ve managed to use the ‘It’s not THAT kind of outdoor store’ line several times since starting the strip. I thought it’d be funny to have that as a running gag. And I thought I’d used up all the other ‘kinds’ of outdoor store until I found the line popping up naturally in today’s cartoon. Cool.
And here we are with the phone conversations again. If you watch Bond movies and all that, phone calls are dynamic things, made just before, and cut off during, explosions or something. Maybe I need more explosions. I’ve already said that I love the original Bob Newhart comedy routines where he supplies half of a conversation (Phone call, intercom on a submarine, whatever) and you get to fill in the action. But Bob didn’t draw those bits. They were audio humor. I gotta keep these characters off the phone.