Yesterday's Cul de Sac, December 3 2011 and Tomorrow's. December 5 2011
I fretted with this thing and rewrote and photoshopped the dialogue so many times that I was sure it had unraveled into hopeless incoherence. The object of Alice's mockery, the cheesy uplifting TV special full of easy epiphanies, seemed obvious when I started out. But with each little piddly adjustment it grew more unnecessarily complicated. At one point I added "childlike sense if wonder" to Alice's rant, diluting it even more.
So I decided to do the whole thing a second time figuring, if you're gonna fail, make it look intentional. This time the subject is"childlike sense of wonder". And this one was harder to do than the first; each drawing and each bit of text are separate bits hammered together in photoshop (Alice in the third panel looks awfully familiar, no?).
Thankfully one person grasped what I was flailing at, here (scroll down a bit). Now I don't have to make a third attempt at this.