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  1. Waaaay back in April, Lennie Petersen did a several-weeks-long story arc about a comic strip character party, held in Snoopy’s doghouse. Every comic character you could think of (I think I even saw The Yellow Kid in there, somewhere) was included, each of them ‘out of character’. I thought it highly amusing; you might, too. (It’s not an every-day comic, BTW.)

    The story arc began here – https://www.gocomics.com/thebigpicture/2019/04/17 – with this . . .

  2. [“The meatballs didn’t come with graphic instructions? That’s not like Ikea.”]

    How graphic would you like the instructions?

  3. Wasn’t there something in the news awhile about Ikea Swedish meatballs that would make our hero a cannibal if he ate one?

  4. @ Andréa – Thanks for sharing the cartoon character party. The variations in the quality of the renditions was a little unsettling. Most of them were fairly well done, but a few were so perfect that they might have been “lifted”. There were also a couple that were clumsy enough to make one wonder who did the rest of them. My favorite was B.C. in a suit: obviously not “copied”, but extremely well-done, perfectly recognizable, and a nice twist on his normal attire.
    P.S. I also thought it was a little odd that he sometimes just skipped days (there’s nothing wrong about a comic that does not appear every day), but on other occasions a strip would be repeated two or three times, apparently just to fill up the calendar.

  5. ‘Most of them were fairly well done, but a few were so perfect that they might have been “lifted”.’

    Looking back at the strips, I think many of them were ‘lifted’. Easy enough to do, and if you look at his own drawings . . . well, I can’t say he’s very talented, drawing-wise.

  6. I went thru and read the entire sequence again . . . and enjoyed it all over again.

    My only issue with Lennie Peterson is that he doesn’t know how to spell and, obviously, doesn’t use spellcheck or a proofreader.

  7. My only issue with Lennie Peterson is that he doesn’t know how to spell and, obviously, doesn’t use spellcheck or a proofreader.

    I think he does that so he can get more strips by having corrected ones in subsequent days. There was odd sequence where he was armoring up to take on the comments, of which there aren’t usually very many and aren’t hostile. Most of his participation was stuff like “oops, misspelled that” or “thanks!”.

  8. @ Andréa – “I can’t say he’s very talented, drawing-wise.
    I wondered about that, too, but I thought I should give him the benefit of doubt (mostly because of thosee imperfect renditions that were still fairly good). Looking again near the end of the arc, I noticed that he added a footnote to credit someone else for that admirable version of Pogo. You’re probably right: the best images are probably all cribbed from elsewhere.
    P.S. Misspelling the author’s names is pretty pathetic, but “thanking” them for “not su(e)ing” (for something that clearly falls under “fair use”) seems disingenuous, especially since many of them are dead.

  9. @MiB: There was a bit of a scandal a few years ago where a number of meat products were found to have horse in them when they weren’t supposed to. One of them being IKEA’s Swedish meatballs. It was kind of like the kangaroo meat scandal at Jack in the Box 40 years ago (dear God, that long?).

  10. The scandal was in France and the UK but for different reasons. In France, people were scandalized because horse is cheaper than beef; in the UK, people were scandalized because they don’t eat horse. 😉

    (“If you lost at the races, avenge: eat horse”)

  11. You could be right, but there are so many he never corrects, even after I – ever the pedant – tell him he’s misspelled cartoonists’ names. Geez. Clay Jones (Claytoonz – good editorial cartoons) has me proofread his blog and makes 99% of the changes I suggest.

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