"Hot Puppy"

2008
May
30

UPDATED!

If you think the Incredible R. Stevens’ daily dead-tree syndicated version of Diesel Sweeties is any less hilariously spit-takery shocking than the online version just because he’s keeping it slightly more family-friendly, then LOOK AT THIS. BEST. USE. OF. PENULTIMATE. SILENT. PANEL. EVER. Building on the absurdity/outrageousness of the first panel to a one-word final panel that screams out “OMIGOD HE REALLY MEANS IT?!?”.

And that first panel is one of those takes on an old pop culture reference that is so perfect, I am amazed I never heard it before. He really is one of the best comic strip gag writers of this generation, if not THE best. And how he gets such a range of (mostly comedic) emotion out of a few changed pixels on his pixelated characters’ faces is remarkable.

Seriously. Funny.

on June 3, 2008, the UPDATE is…
As this comic hit the official Diesel Sweeties site after the comics.com 5-day exclusivity window, R. revealed that it is “remarkable because it prompted an email from the Charles Schulz MuseumÂ…. a positive email!” I’m impressed.

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