Just in time for the start of school, when children’s thoughts turn to the anticipation of… the last day of school(I know mine did), here’s an old one about that dreaded school time event – a trip to the principal’s office.
I don’t remember the point, or the joke if there is one, of this cartoon. It begins with Jeddy telling Gralen of the principal’s wish to see him, and then Jeddy gives Gralen a map to find said principal’s office. This leads Gralen to a door which doesn’t go anywhere.
Either Jeddy was playing a prank on Gralen by giving him the wrong directions to the office, or I was being extra philosophical in my young age, equating a trip to the principal’s office as an expedition fraught with dangers and which will ultimately lead you no where.
Personally though, I believe the clue, and hence the joke, lies more in Jeddy’s statement to himself that he is “good at reading maps.”
Now, why a school would have a door that just leads to a vast space of “nothingness” is anybody’s guess. But our taxes would still have to pay for it.
Or, at least, when text bubbles burst.
I know, I know, I am not even going to talk about how long it has been since my last post. But having a toddler son(and pre-teen daughter) really takes up a lot of time and energy.
Just ask poor Gralen here(nice segue, huh?), who in this comic strip is taking his son Jessy to task for his poor report card. In fact, Gralen gets so worked up, that his text bubble overloads with words and he ends up with a deflated mass of criticisms on top of himself.
Btw, this is the first strip I’ve dug out of my papers that I noticed has the date of when it was made, Oct. 9, 1980. Which I believe means I was in 8th grade when I did this one. Hmmm, I wonder if that had anything to do with the topic of bad grades?! Nah. 😉
Since it is that time of year, when I look outside and all I see is the ground covered in white stuff(and no, it isn’t mashed potatoes), I thought I would upload a couple of my more “wintery” Gralen And Jeddy comic strips.
Yes, apparently it even snows in cartoon land.
I guess I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the new characters in the first strip in this post. Somewhere along the way I decided that Gralen should be married and have a child as well, so I brought in Jenny(Gralen’s wife) and their son, Jessy.
Don’t ask me where Gralen met Jenny-another talking dinosaur. Maybe Jurassic Park had a singles club, who knows?!
P.S. In case you can’t read the first panel of the second strip, Jeddy is asking Gralen, “Do you like Skiing, Gralen?”