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Go ahead, Mark. Rub it in!

Here in the Twin Cities, we’ve had a miserable day of cold, rain, and ice, as if we were on the east or west coast! So, hooray for Mark and his splendid view!

Well, some of Rivera’s best work is her landscapes. Even Mark is well drawn, approaching her early strips in quality. Maybe the joy of drawing the landscapes rubbed off on her depiction of Mark. But I do wish she would resist the popular trend of drawing heavy outlines around objects, such as the squirrel. Totally unnecessary and distracting, I think.


3 thoughts on “Go ahead, Mark. Rub it in!

  1. I’m about to order a new TV, since the 20 year old Phillips has developed a line across the screen.
    Why does Jules need the initial narration box? Unlike, say, Henry Barajas, she keeps a fairly straight narrative that we can follow from day to day. Let the vultures & hawks have the sky!

    • Fair point about the box. Rivera went from using originally them sparingly to now using them in abundance. Hmmm, I am not familiar with Barajas, but I did look him up. We don’t get Gill Thorpe in our paper, but I can read it online. Like Rivera and Mark Trail, it’s quite a jump for Barajas to Thorpe from his usual work (as far as I can tell). Looks like he’s been doing the strip for a long time!

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