Thursday, October 6, 2016
As I was drawing it I wondered if I shouldn't draw the missionaries from the shoulders down with nothing but trombone sounding "Wah-wahs" coming from their mouths. But then I figured they were closer to 18 than 20 so I kept them in the frame.
The comic also got me thinking about other notoriously late characters in history that could stand up the missionaries in future gags, but I figured a joke about Samuel Beckett's existential play Waiting for Godot might be too obscure for my audience.*
*Incidentally, Beckett's play premiered in 1953 while Schulz's great pumpkin was first introduced in 1959. Apparently, the 1950s were a time of great anxiety.