May 14, 2007

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Jon points out these two cartoons, which ran within a week of each other:

Cartoon one
Cartoon two

Possible reasons this may have happened:

1) The cartoonist is trying to establish a recurring character, and this is that character's catchphrase.
2) The cartoonist realized the phrasing of the joke in the first cartoon didn't work, and decided to write a version that made more sense (and to do it promptly before he forgot about it).
3) The cartoonist has found a way to make people who don't even read his cartoon blog about it.

Posted by Francis at 12:12 PM

It's like Monet and haystacks.

Posted by: Richard Mason at May 14, 2007 05:23 PM

The guy is a nefarious supervillain who calls himself "The Hyena."

Posted by: RichM at May 15, 2007 06:07 AM

Josh pointed out Johnny Hart (or his zombie doppelganger) doing the same thing a couple days ago.

At least the "Go Fish" guy undeniably did two separate drawings. The line work in the two B.C.s is so similar I have my doubts.

Posted by: kostia at May 15, 2007 03:41 PM

On reflection my comment should have been:

"Monet had his haystacks."

You see how this works.

Posted by: Richard Mason at May 16, 2007 09:55 PM
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