Published On: July 2, 2008

Complete with Jazz Hands

You know, I am in the South, in the Bible Belt, so an older woman in her Sunday best (on a Thursday) singing spiritually to pass the time in line? Doesn't really phase me. But when she turned to me and busted out with a very animated Turkey in the Straw? Yeah, that got me. There was one part where she hopped around, 360 degrees, in her place, and at the 'inside out' line she really did throw up her hands like it was the big finish. The college kids in front of her looked distinctly uncomfortable, all I could do was smile at her.

4 thoughts on “Complete with Jazz Hands

  1. Can I get an AMEN people?

  2. Hee hee. People like that half charm me half frighten me. I’m sure it was quite awkward, though.

  3. You could have busted out with the naughty version of Devil Went Down to Georgia. 8^)
    I don’t understand how this is any different than if someone had their huge boombox playing music really loud. Wouldn’t people ask them to turn it down or at least make the motion of giving them the Spock pinch?
    Can I get a Spock pinch! Amen!

    Anywho… on an artistic front splitting the verbage in the last panel made it dificult to read. Generally not a good idea to force the reader to skip over an image to complete reading a sentence. Even with lines the eye gets lost in the jumping.

    Your art is clearly becoming more refined and stronger/confident. Keep up the good work.

  4. But really, by panel 5 did you need the words as much as the general idea that she’s still singing, in a public place, and ends with the jazz hands? That’s why I didn’t worry about having the words surround her like that–usually I wouldn’t.

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