Thursday, October 31, 2019


Once upon a time, I used to write this web comic with artist friend Harold Jennett called Variety Smack.

On Halloween the year we launched we did this strip (click strip to enlarge):

I always found it funny - as a kid - that Charlie Brown was given rocks for Halloween. As an adult, it made me both sad and curious.

I mean, what is it about this town that would single out this one child and give him rocks for Halloween?

What is wrong with these adults that they feel the need to punish this poor kid?

What did Charlie Brown do to deserve such treatment?

I don't know that we will ever have that answer. But the strip above takes a guess.

On that same Halloween in 2011, Harold was bitten by the prairie dog of inspiration created the follow, which I have always loved ... and still do.

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