Posts Tagged ‘hubris’
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.
This is one of those strips that you hope no brand new reader is going to see first thing. This one’s for you guys that seem to read my mind about the story bits and who remember tiny details about everyone in the strip. It’s been bumping along at the edges of the story for a long time, and I didn’t know where to put it. Til now. It popped up when I was trying to think of what should go into Hubris’s dream. So here you go.