Back on October 25th of last year, Harold and I started a strip called Variety Smack. We put up 11 strips before we realized that we jumped into the whole idea of doing a web comic without any kind of preparation. So by strip 11 we were behind and knew we were not going to be able to keep up.
So we stopped.
This strip is from those 11 that we produced.
We've always said that we were going to come back to Variety Smack some day and with Our Adventure Continues we will. So be on the watch for that.
Actually, I'll spill some beans here ... when we officially launch the web comic here, we will start with something that resembles Variety Smack, but won't be Variety Smack. You heard it here first.
So, what about the above strip?
If you haven't watched the classic Halloween special, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, you probably didn't get this one and you are standing off to the side of your monitor, scratching your head and really giving some serious thought about your place in the world.
Anyway, for those of you who may not have seen It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, there is a point in the show where all the kids go out trick or treating. Charlie Brown is dressed as a ghost, but he had a tough time with the scissors and instead of two eye holes, he cuts multiple ones all over the sheet. After each house they stop at, the kids look into their bags to see what they got. Charlie Brown, for whatever reason, gets a rock at each house.
Now, as a child, I would watch that and laugh.
As an adult, it's just sad. I mean, why are all the houses in town giving Charlie Brown rocks!? What's wrong with this town?
In t his strip, we try to answer that question . . . because, honestly, the entire town getting together and deciding as a collective to give Charlie Brown rocks for Halloween because they don't like the kid is really the only explanation I can come up with.
Though I'd love to hear other theories.
Posted by Steeven R. Orr at Wednesday, October 31, 2012