I got to wondering… is “back to the drawing board” the most well-known mainstream expression to have originated in a comic panel or comic strip?
Of course this panel is also significant because it might be the only known Peter Arno comic that doesn’t include a naked woman.
It’s awaiting y’all over on the Arlo Page.
Yes, in fact, Peter Arno did know how to draw fully-clothed women…
Submitted by Andréa
I guess Arlo and Janis didn’t think of this…
“You mean to say there was a file in that cake you sent me!” Actually, this would have been prime interrobang territory.
And one for the Arlo Page
So presumably the joke is that he’s asking for ketchup in a fancy restaurant. Or something.
But is there some significance to the fact that everybody else has been given large meals while he seems to have just a small sandwich?
(Or a square of tofu, but that’s unlikely)
“That’s the man! I’d know him anywhere.”
If she’s pointing to the guy in the sport jacket, what’s the joke?
If she’s not pointing to the man in the sport jacket, what’s the joke?
Actually, it looks like she’s trying to stick her finger up the police detective’s nose, in which case I might not want to know what the joke is.