Hola Family, Friends and those I haven’t met yet . . .
While writing the dialogue for today’s cartoon, I spent the most time figuring out how best to write the set-up of the joke. Because the punchline required specific words from the cartoon’s set-up to have it make sense (since the overall joke is completely absurd), I needed to make sure the reader wouldn’t forget those specific words. Basically I had narrowed the word-order of my set-up to 2 possibilities: the 1st set-up read the most cleanly and smoothly; and the 2nd set-up was clumsy sounding, but it placed important words at the very end, which I believed would help the readers out. I decided to go with option #2.
BTW: A “set-up” is all the information that goes before the joke’s punchline. It sets up the joke.
I also chose to name the elder spider Mr. McIntire in honor of a family friend who passed away not too long ago. Thanks for being such an important part of my uncle’s life, as well as my own.
I can’t forget to remind everyone that today is Spaghetti Sunday!
To view the cartoon, please visit the Our Absurd Life website by tapping OurAbsurdLife.
Then scroll down until you find “Spaghetti #36″ and click on it to read the comic strip.”
Have a great Sunday everyone!
Until mañana . . .
Bring on the Spiders!
“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”
“Let’s still be careful out there.”