Sunday, April 19, 2009


Two comic strips have celebrated major anniversaries this past week.
So to honor the rules of chivalry, ladies first...

Rose Is Rose has always featured the (mis)adventures and antics of the extended Gumbo family.
While Jim(bo) and Rose (the title character) have only one child, Pasquale; there is the selfish nephew Clem; assorted neighbors, including a young girl named Mimi; Rose's mother, and issues with the family cat Peekaboo, assorted squirrels, raccoons, and Peekaboo's friends.
Adventures range from the mundane, like Jim's "garbage moments" and other household chores, to the fantasies of Rose's biker alter ego.
Although the Gumbos are far from the first family to have their trials and tribulations, there is no doubt that they love each other, as seen in romantic moments throughout the course of the series thus far.
Creator Pat Brady has written every strip since the first. Don Wimmer has produced the art since 2004.

Meanwhile, Dilbert looks at the more "professional" side of life at a business that, in light of current economic circumstances, makes one wonder how the pointy haired boss and his upper executive cronies have managed to avoid legal prosecution for so long.
Started on April 16th, 1989 by creator/writer/artist Scott Adams (but not the one who created original role playing game software in the infancy of the computer age), the strip first focused upon just Dilbert, his dog Dogbert, and the wackiness of his private/single life.
But in time Adams discovered more humor at the workplace between Dilbert; the coffee guzzling lazy slacker Wally; the hard working yet frustrated Alice; the eternally overburdened intern Asok; and a slew of inept management personnel, led by the infamous but never formally named "pointy haired" boss.
Although Adams has unfortunately suffered some health problems in the past decade, he continues to produce the comic strip without any assistants.

While our resident comedienne Ms. Waxy Dragon (one of many avatars of an avid Internet user) was crowded out of this weekend's post, we both would like to remind you that August 2nd is the first (Inter)National "Don't Worry" Day, and to be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies.

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