When we left you last week Al was confronting ageism. He was proving you don’t have to be in your 30’s to be an ageist. In real life, if he had asked a job applicant, “Aren’t you too old for this?” he’d be sued. But this ain’t real life. This is the comics. And Al being Al, never quits while he’s behind. He forges ahead and asks ever more inappropriate questions. This may or may not reflect the career of one of your two favorite New 60 cartoonists, who have been know to ask cringe-worthy questions like, “So, are you gay?” or “Did you hear the one about the Jew, the Black man and the Wasp?” We will leave you to guess which one of us that is.
In this case Al is just curious about why a guy in his 70’s would want to work the counter. And if it’s on his mind, its in his mouth.
In a break with tradition we are also re-posting three of our greatest hits. Why you ask? Well we’re here to tell you why. We are in the process of putting together a “graphic novel” which is fancy talk for a book of our greatest comics along with notations about what led to our ideas and pencil sketches of the creative process at every step along the way. In order to judge the popularity of our strips, we are asking you to respond to this blog by voting for your favorite of the three, or ranking them in order 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
That’s all for now and we will see you next Tuesday. Have a great end of summer and Happy Labor Day.
Andy and John