Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sketchbook: "Little Myrna" Comic Strip, 1985/1992






The comic strip above is based on a four-panel gag drawn by Pony Pal Jeff F. in about 1985. I loved it so much that many years later, I padded it with fifteen extra panels, which did not result in it being 5 times funnier. In any event, Jeff gets the credit for the gags, the writing, and even the character design. I think "Nurse Horsy"and "Little Myrna" are probably my favorite character names ever.

5 comments:

dianegsocialist said...

The extra "sorry" works for me.

Peteykins said...

The extra sorry is definitely Jeff's doing. That was in the original comic strip, and it, to me, was what really sent the gag over... some sort of edge.

Comradde Physioproffe said...

The nurse's eyes in the final panel reveal that she doesn't believe her own bullshitte. Little Myrna can fly!!!

J. Matt said...

I would like to see the 4 panel version. I want to see how the dialog is paced.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Sometimes I read the New Yorker and get embarrassed when I don't get the comics.
:/