Update after this post was first scheduled, the next strip came out, and in it the organist dies.
So maybe the first strip doesn’t have a joke at all, just setting up a serial storyline? Moving up another post, since I suspect there’s not a lot to discuss here. But I’ll leave this post up, in case I’m wrong.
Retail closes its doors tomorrow. I suppose it’s possible that tomorrow’s strip will give us a Calvin/Far Side-level perfect finale, but…
This weekend’s question: How would you end an existing strip? Somebody (Doug Bratton?) drew a “final B.C. strip” in which Jesus is born. Fifty years ago, Mad published a “final Beetle Bailey strip” in which he finally took off his cap and we saw “Get out of Viet Nam” written on his forehead.
I imagine Funky Winkerbean will end with a truck carrying toxic waste exploding, and the entire population of Westview suffering long, painful deaths.
Arlo and Janis retire from whatever the hell they do and move to the shore to be with the kids just in time for Mary Lou to give birth to a baby boy. Or… Arlo runs off with Lois. It can go either way.
Well, you’re in charge: give our comic strip friends the endings they deserve.