Mr. True would rather you:
a) keep your unsolicited film commentary to yourself
b) keep your stinking smoking habit to yourself
c) keep your filthy germs to yourself
d) all of the above
(no fair scrolling down until you have circled your choice on the monitor)
An unusual departure for today’s Everett Truesday feature, Everett True’s Correspondence gives our favorite curmudgeon vigilante a forum from which to dispense his own brand of advice. By “his own brand”, of course, you’ll read “violence-laden”. Start with the example above and proceed forward to get an eyeful of Ev’s problem-solving abilities…
In the Jungle by Mark Fenderson
William F. Marriner’s House of Mirth has everything one would wish from a first-generation comic strip: it’s well-rendered, anarchic, clever, and funny. The anarchic aspect is particularly pronounced in this strip about a group of children who set up the House of Mirth, a vaudeville-styled lean-to shed where the tables are turned, and the audience is actually the entertainment for the proprietors. This entertainment invariably takes the form of physical abuse. The kids have all sorts of contraptions rigged up to inflict pain on those foolish enough to pay for a show; a particularly wonderful Sunday found the boys releasing a dog on a cop!
Sadly, fairly early on in the strips’s run it switched gears to showing the kids getting their comeuppance more often than not. By me, the strip was more fun when the kids were unrepentant torturers. I suppose that says something about me. Hmm…
Here we have another slice-of-life comic feature, this time focusing on Embarrassing Moments. The little things in life that leave you flustered and discouraged are wonderful comic fodder, and Kettner’s take on them is fun and funny.