Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Royal performance

Time for some more P.T. Bimbo strips. Four timeless gags with excellent timing.

It took me a while to get this last joke. At first I thought the little squiggle over his head meant that it was being knocked off, but then I saw that it was probably some sort of bursting bubble to illustrate the fact that he realizes that it was the wind that knocked his head off. But still, if that's the gag here, why didn't he draw the ends of his jacket flapping in the wind as well, or add some twirling leaves? It's a great gag and the punchin gin the air is done very well, but it could have been a little bit clearer.

1 comment:

Rick said...

Thanks for introducing me to a strip I've never seen before... I recognized the art and was familiar with "Eek & Meek" but didn't realize he did other strips. I think the "joke" in this last strip is that invisible Eugene gets his jollies out of knocking people's hats off. It's as simple as that, still funny, but I don't think it's more than that. I don't see it as the wind knocking off the hat.