The Morning Line: "Sherman" Survives a Snark Attack
No lame or flat-lining punchline consumes us today, and the badly drawn panel holds no perverse allure. Like flecks of gold in the creekbed, three strips catch our eye and fancy this morning, each mined for small joys. So without delay, we swim smiling in snark-infested waters:
We must speak up, because now this week's "Sherman's" storyline -- which entertainingly spoofs the art world -- has gone and spread outright lies. To set the record straight: Art agents do not have cattle-prods to inspire balky artists. No, no, that would be far too gauche. They favor taser guns. And more painful yet, agents wield a more fearsome weapon: their hands. On your paycheck...
Sweet payoff. The devil's in the details. Literally.
We'd like to take a moment to note simply: There is something rather exquisite about how Agnes's grandma is drawn. Loose, appealing, wonderfully oddball, it's as if she's an escapee from a whimsical French-Canadian animated short. Note to Cochran: We would embrace a bigger role for Grandma -- that or her own spinoff, oui?
Which of today's cartoons do you like, love or loathe -- or laugh at despite yourself? Our "Line" is open -- and tune in later today for this week's Riffy Awards...
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