Not so much a comic strip as a few sketches of a pretty flapper slightly related to text of a missive sent to a friend, our newest addition is a bit of an oddball. This one seems to have had a bit of an identity crisis early on, as the the title goes through several variations before settling on From Sue to Lou; the earliest strips we have go by Penelope’s Postals, as seen above, despite the fact that the letters are clearly intended for Lou as written by her friend Sue and at no point does a Penelope enter the picture. Sue’s messages often paint her as a dimwit and put her squarely as the butt of the joke, though I imagine her to have an irreverent, self-effacing sense of humor; I’m sure she is fully aware of the punchline she’s sending. And while the text and pictures may not always directly relate, I picture her writing these letters in her head as she carries on whatever actions we might see her performing in the strip, putting a funny spin on the day’s events for her pal back home. Perhaps I’m reading too much into these.
The Epistolary Adventures of Sue and Lou
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