Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hi and Lois watch

[Hi and Lois , April 30, 2016.]

It’s not the first time that Hi and Lois has given us a facade that opens onto an interior room. I almost expect to see more of the kitchen out in the front yard. And those angles. Granted, the glimpse of the kitchen (salad, pepper mill, and — is it wine?) is a way to signal party . But some tastefully festooned decorations could have made the point as well, or better. Shoes always help, too.

[Hi and Lois , April 30, 2016.]

Does the ostensible host even live in this house? If she does, she should know that the kitchen is — or was? — in the other direction. Perhaps she’s taking a shortcut. Notice the motion lines. Or is that a stray piece of baseboard?

Related reading
All OCA Hi and Lois posts (Pinboard)

comments: 6

Elaine Fine said...

It's a fair likeness, though I would always wear some kind of footwear when letting guests into the house for a party.

Michael Leddy said...

You are the host with the most.

Sara said...

Is she wearing safety glasses or ski goggles?

Michael Leddy said...

Or a uniglass?

The Crow said...

I think the door is behind Hi and Lois, putting the kitchen out of view to the right of the panel, or perhaps in the direction Shoeless One is headed.

But this is Cartoon-land, where the time-space continuum rules and walls do not.

Trust me; I've been there many times.

Michael Leddy said...

Ha! Part of the problem is that dialogue in the strip is always left to right, so the host has to be to the left in the second panel. They could have done it with three panels, with a closeup of the host walking away in a second panel, but they were probably short on panels (along with shoes).