Monday, June 22, 2009

Not Everybody!

And let's not forget a pterodactyl stork, in the extra (4th) panel from the 3 tier format! Courtesy again of Ger Apeldoorn!


  1. These cut panels are great... I'm so glad you're including them when available. Was it always the 4th panel that would be dropped? I am assuming that Kelly dictated which panel could be cut and therefore made it a panel that wasn't crucial to the story? Compared to the teeny Sunday pages today, these large comic strips are a feast for the eyes!!

  2. I think sometimes it might have been the third panel, but that's off the top of my head and I can't be sure at this moment. Anyway, yes, Kelly would know in advance and planned each of those extra panels to simultaneously carry the story, but not be essential. That couldn't have been easy week after week to be a smooth transition either way. But then we're talking about the man who supplied extra drawn bunny strips to editors too timid to carry his political strips.