Comic 193 - Let's Go Exploring! -1

13th Sep 2012, 7:27 AM
Let's Go Exploring! -1
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mark stacy 13th Sep 2012, 7:27 AM edit delete
Part 1 of 6.


Muffaroo 13th Sep 2012, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
Comical misspelling should be reserved for words that are pronounced differently.
mark stacy 13th Sep 2012, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
While, of course, I'm using the spelling in this strip to represent pronunciation in kid-speak, once in a blue moon I try to use spelling to suggest how a kid (admittedly younger than my characters) might *spell* a word in writing. All in my attempt to try to be "clever" (I don't have the ego of a Brooke McEldowney to not use quotation marks here).

The upside, to me, is to have made sure this strip appears on a THURsday (notice I said an *attempt* to be clever).
Muffaroo 14th Sep 2012, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
I try not to carp, but feared you could be heading into "Rose is Rose" territory, and that way lies madness. Or worse, Josh Billings.
mark stacy 14th Sep 2012, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Madness, indeed! My primary influence on doing quirky language in a comic strip is Krazy Kat (Pogo, too, but I've been reading more Krazy lately). Of course, Herriman and Kelly could write and draw me (and Pat Brady)(writing, anyway) under the table, but, to be fair, it sometimes takes a bit to "translate" Krazy. Oh, well, if I ever get as unintelligible as Pascuale used to me, or Mimi (is it?) now, I'll just have to plead Grundoon.