From Our Lips to the Creator's Ears?
Somewhere, I like to think, ever-sarcastic Sally Forth is listening at our door.
Some weeks back, Comic Riffs drew and posted our first official "Ted Forth Manhood Index," in which we measured Ted's attempts to soon (in the chart's wording) "grow a spine."
Well--look what we have here in today's "Sally Forth." In the last panel, as Hilary eavesdrops at the door, ever-cool Faye says: "Did your dad just grow a spine?!"
Typically, we'd simply chalk this up to random coincidence (amid Riffs's constant insistence that Ted might well be the first Human Invertebrate). But a few readers alerted 'Riffs to the fact that "Forth" writer Francesco Marciuliano mentioned our chart on his site.
So if 'Riffs was even remotely helpful, Mr. Marciuliano, then excellent. And if not, then: What must we do to break the stony fourth wall of Ted "Dandy Hands" Forth?
Meantime: Thanks for a seriously juicy storyline this week--starring the one man for
whom a spinal tap would seem a physical impossibility.
Can't help but appreciate Darrin Bell's bold stroke in today's "Candorville."
In a caricature approach that seems a knowing nod to "Doonesbury's" style, Bell depicts Obama's spokesman as the burning bush. On pure creative "moxie" alone, this instantly becomes one of my fave Obama administration "caricatures." (And BTB, gotta like the visual nod to several true-life Press Roomers in this crowd, including Helen Thomas.)
And speaking of "Doonesbury": Bernie Madoff may take and take and take from so many poor swindled folk, but he has been instantly generous to one invested group: America's cartoonists. (Exhibit A: This excellent "Doonesbury.")
Thanks, Bernie. We'll pay you back someday for the favor. Promise.
| February 17, 2009; 8:30 AM ET
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