The problems of working a year in advance are many, but this instance sets up a lovely contrast with reality. I’m sure you can all see the headline on “Variety” there, trumpeting the Starbuck Jones movie’s success. Well, IMDB has a headline that’s probably nearer the mark:
I still find it odd that there’s no room in Funky Winkerbean for anyone’s success but Les Moore…that we’re told of the movie’s success by an off-hand headline that you kind of figure Tom Batiuk didn’t want to put in at all. I wonder if the new artist said, “Damn it, I spent a couple of hours drawing all that Starbuck Jones crap, so it better be a hit film!”
Oh, and speaking of a pile of festering garbage, there he is, smirking away! He doesn’t get a line today, but we all know that won’t last.
I have to admit, I like the level of detail on the doorframe. It’s meaningless and adds clutter to the image, but damn if someone didn’t decide that you just can’t have a doorframe without all the holes for the locks and such. Pity none of those locks actually work, as it didn’t keep Dullard from wandering right in, but look at it this way: they also wouldn’t keep an insane murderer out, either.