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vern and lettuce in peril!

And it's another DFC weekend with Vern and Lettuce! Saturday mornings are always better with fresh new comics through the post. I had fun revisiting the scene where Lettuce throws a tantrum while danging from her ears. She is one gutsy bunny.

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Forbidden Planet International blog contributor Richard Bruton had some good things to say about Vern and Lettuce, but also something that cracked me up:

Needless to say Vern & Lettuce and Sausage & Carrots were great. Sarah McIntyre has suddenly decided to veer off into a much longer story with Vern & Lettuce. Luckily the strip still has enough gags and of course, looks lovely. One of the strengths of it is how warm and cosy and comfortable it looks. The colours and stylings make it look nothing like anything else in the comic. Next thing you know she'll be telling us she has this idea for 300 strips and this early funny stuff was just her finding her feet a la Dave Dim with Cerebus. Or maybe not.

I don't think he's casting aspersions on Dave Sim, but the idea of anything happening 'suddenly' in Vern and Lettuce made me howl. Each weekly page takes so darn long to make that it seems like the slowest thing in the world!

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rainboworchid
Feb. 7th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
No... I know of at least one comic that is far slower (I did scripting on the train up to London yesterday though - my best/only time for it!). Loved V+L this week, and the colours were particularly good - mirrored the genuine drama fantastically.
jabberworks
Feb. 8th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Slow but good! I can't wait to see yours, it will be well worth the wait. Thanks, Garen!
harveyjames
Feb. 7th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
That's pretty hilarious, I'd love to see 'Vern and Lettuce: CHURCH AND STATE'
harveyjames
Feb. 7th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
So are you going to collect the Vern and Lettuces into a book at some point?
phlebas
Feb. 7th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I think Vern would make a lovely pope.
harveyjames
Feb. 7th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
I read the end of Cerebus, he dies trying to kill his own son after his son reveals his plan to create a gargantuan clone of himself which will have his head and a lion's body and will rule other Egypt after having taken his mother as a wife

phlebas
Feb. 8th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Gah! Spoilers!
jabberworks
Feb. 8th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Vern as pope, you are too much, haha... Actually, there was a bishop at the fancy dress party in there somewhere, I think in issue 12.

I really hope that Vern and Lettuce will become a book! Please pester the DFC to let them know you want it! :-D
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harveyjames
Feb. 8th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
I just saved you 20 years of reading!
phlebas
Feb. 8th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
I was halfway through the last volume already...
jabberworks
Feb. 8th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, my! :-P
harveyjames
Feb. 8th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
Then you deserve to have the ending spoiled, no-one should read that much Dave Sim ever
ztoical
Feb. 7th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
I was just glancing quickly through my f-list, mainly reading titles of post and all I saw was "vern and lettuce in peril!" and I thought "O no why on earth would vern and lettuce be in danger of being axed from the DFC" and was all ready to start a petition and gather the troupes for a big protest type march....then I actually read the entry and now feel both slightly silly and full of energy to go protest something.
jabberworks
Feb. 8th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, I am glad Vern and Lettuce can rally your forces like that, wahey!
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