First time I’ve ever referenced a character from Oedipus Rex and a pupil-dilation drug in the same strip. Achievement unlocked!
This strip isn’t Mrs. Shoebox-approved, and it’s wordier than I would have liked, but I’m going with “better out than in” in this case, and hoping it finds its audience. I spent a long time trying to figure out how to build the strip around this doctor’s smugly-disapproving face, and if nothing else I think I gave him a voice that isn’t completely out of place.
MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP: Where…did this come from?
MY RESPONSE TO MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP: I really don’t know.
MRS SHOEBOX’S RESPONSE TO MY RESPONSE: *Words I really don’t want on my page, at least not in this quantity.*
In other news, summer’s over, my kid just started the fifth grade, and it’s starting to get to the point where it’s almost too cold in the morning to bike to work.