This one evolved in a weird way. My first shot at this strip this ended without the reveal. The caller was just a moron of completely unrealistic proportions, and was really doing the things described, and that was the punchline. Unsure about it, I ran it by both Rob and my wife, neither of whom liked it. So I shelved it for a few days. At some random moment I started thinking about it again, and the revenge twist occurred to me, which brings the story back to the land of the possible and gives it an extra punch. So I changed the third panel, and here it is.
MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP (first draft): Weird.
MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP (final): Very amusing!
In other news, I’ll be appearing at Pi-Con in Enfield, CT August 20-22. I’ll be performing as Worm Quartet alongside several of my fellow funny musicians from The FuMP, and I will also – for the first time – be appearing on a couple of webcomics panels. Be gentle.
Oh, and the webcomics guest of honor is Rob Balder. Remember him from the pre-stinkchunnel days? He’s apparently doing some comic with cutesy misspelled mythical beasts and stuff now.
See you next week!