[Hi and Lois, January 25, 2015. Click for a larger view.]
Here are the first two panels of today’s Hi and Lois, panels that will be missing from many newspapers. Not because of censorship: who can fault an infant for chortling about her neighbor’s alcoholism? Rather, because these panels form the “throwaway gag,” the unnecessary bit that can be removed to save space without damaging the logic of the Sunday storyline. No accident that it’s the risky joke in these panels.
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The evolution of Thirsty Thurston (hiandlois.com)
Sunday, January 25, 2015
By Michael Leddy at 9:20 AM