Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Grateful Red and Rover

I always appreciate it when a cartoonist lets the humor breathe. In the follow sequence from June 21, 2015, cartoonist Brian Bassett did just that in his strip Red and Rover. (click on image to enlarge)

This strip ran around the time the Dead launched their farewell tour,So although the strip is set in the mid 1960's, it had a certain relevance today. Note that we never see the girl's reaction. It's covered by the last inset panel, so it's left to our imagination. Was she confused? Unimpressed? Upset? Letting our imaginations fill in the blank makes the reaction far more effective than any Bassett could have drawn. And that's pretty groovy.

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