Monday, December 19, 2016

A Rousing Start

It's interesting for me to go back and revisit these very first comic strips about Elder Van Dyke. By the time he actually gets out into the mission field, he's become the unflappable straight man to all of his mission companions with all their quirks and idiosyncrasies. But for now, he's the crazy one going to outlandish lengths to read the contents of his letter. I guess I didn't really have a handle on his character quite yet.


  1. It's all down to the dramatic change wrought by the Holy Spirit when he was set apart for his mission, I guess!

  2. I think, he should just be distracted by something else, or give his sister the envelope and say don't give it back til his parents come home!

  3. Rereading this, it reminds me of the story of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". The scene with the train and the "foam" was actually done with extinguishing fluid. The whole cast was covered in it...and they broke out in welts. I'm glad Elder Van Dyke had better luck.