There's a story about this week. I just don't remember what it is. I know I wrote it and sent it to someone, but never got it back. It stood alone, so I just left it and moved on. Then a few months later, Andy came along and I decided he'd draw it. I'm sure there was a reason for all of that. I just don't remember what. But that's why Sofia has her orange hair instead of the brown hair she had in the earlier strips.
Yes, Kimberly's uncanny knack for selling whatever is required can be both a plot device and a punchline. I intended it to be a running gag, the kind where it's funny because you know what the answer to the question is going to be. Kind of like Frank Nelson.
The questions to go along with these (for those of you who didn't buy any of those thousands of interchangeable 'joke' books in the third grade) are "Why does a fireman wear suspenders?", "Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit?" and "Why did the chicken cross the road?". I'm not sure whose idea the police costumes were. Makes it seem more like vaudeville, though.
I like the way the third panel turned out. I think it looks better with Caleb uncolored. Draws your attention to him. I like the double-whammy. Not only is the material older than all my readers put together, but it wasn't a montage. What you saw was the whole act.
That's Kimberly's idea of a moral. Brisbane learns something. She comes out $50 ahead. I think this sums her up pretty well. Or I'm surprised she didn't try to sell him more material
Cheap Laughs drawn by Andy Dickman