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– Sorry this one was a little late. This has been a difficult week. One of those weeks where it feels like I can’t run fast enough to keep ahead of everything. Sigh… Anyway, I’m looking forward to spending the weekend working. Working is happiness. Working is life.
Okay, this comic often makes me giggle, but for some reason this was the first one in a long time that made me laugh aloud.
I never know what will make people laugh. I thought this was funny when I thought of it, but when I was lettering it I was thinking “Is this even really a joke?”
Sometimes the funniest thing in the world is a straight statement of the facts.
As Movie Bob proved during his Big Picture episode on Green Lantern, where he dispensed with any actual jokes and just explained Green Lantern. It was hilarious.
I bet it was.
It’s hard to tell what constitutes a “joke”, but it definitely did the job of one 🙂
Jake: “And if you don’t, I’ll simply got to the cops and say your refusal to enroll her is a hate crime, and that you’re racist.”
The dots in the teacher’s eyes in that last panel has me staring back at it confused.
This made me laugh.
Actually, you can’t take to a public school because she was not “born”, more likely hatched.
This will probably come up later. How long does he think he can hide her from the government, exactly? Also, Jake’s jeans in p2 are uncolored.
Oh crap, they are!
White pants…high fashion! That ain’t a mistake! That’s STYLE!
She seems oddly skeptical considering there is a real live medusa scurrying about.
You know, I meant to make a point that all her comments are being made with the full knowledge that Medusa is a snake monster. It’s supposed to be like ‘Besides the OBVIOUS problem.” But I forgot.
Hmmm… Private school, huh? Monster-ssori? 😀
Explains the nifty hair on all the teachers.
But, hey, Jake – I have to be honest here. Homeschool kids *can* be and often are around *other children* as much or more than private/public schoolers.
The lovely interweb (and Common Core) has radically changed things in the past ten years. It’s also changed the face of homeschooling. Most families who homeschool aren’t the religious stereotypes who’s parents want to keep them away from society.
I am homeschooling a rather extroverted kindergartener. We are only a home maybe one day a week. She does her core studies with me, and has classes for gym, swimming, ice skating, and sometimes art with other kids. We also are part of a co-op where my kiddo gets exposure to science with other squirts within a year to two of her age range.
That said, it’s very hard to homeschool a young child if you are working—especially working from home (I’m assuming Jake in the comic does). I actually have the capacity to make a good income doing web design, but with a kindergartener you have to be pretty present. 5-6 year olds don’t exactly have the longest attention spans to stay self-occupied. 🙂
Oh, I know. I sometimes work with homeschool kids. I actually thought about that and decided that I wanted to put Medusa in a more traditional/recognizable school setting to take advantage of those tropes.
Oh, wow! How do you work with kids?
I teach illustration classes at a local community center. I only do it one day a week now, but I used to do 4 or 5 classes a week. I actually started when I was in high school, so I’ve been doing it for years.
And I totally agree with you. It’s a lot more fun to see her in a school setting. 🙂
Anytime I see people say homeschoolers don’t get to be around other kids that much, though, I will share the truth about it. Sure there are some who don’t, but many do not fit the stereotype any more. 🙂
yeah, i had a LOT of misconceptions about home schooling. Most of the home schooled kids I know are pretty great and very smart.
She’ll get it as soon as she meets Modest.
Her eyes in that last panel look a little off to me.
I didn’t pull it off, but I was going for something there.
I personally think you pulled off the wtf look quite well.
I am leery of being critical, but the last panel makes it look like either that her right eye is a glass eye or that the left eye is “lazy” (looking away).
I was trying to do a “right eye squinting, left eye wide thing” that I sometimes do with Medusa. It looked fine when I was penciling the page, but I screwed it up when I inked and didn’t really notice it.
I’m no professional artist, but I’d consider bringing her eyebrow a little inward in the eye itself. It’s hard to describe what I’m talking about, but I hope it makes a little sense.
“And her mom is a giant snake.” Hahaha! Jake did you think you’d ever have to say that in your life?
😀 How happy must Jake be to be able to say that out loud…?
It’s not a metaphor! Literally not!
An evil & nasty giant snake to boot! Not really her fault but… still!
Oh sure, blame the parents…
He might have had more success saying she was a young immigrant who has fled from a dangerous conflict and needed a stable environment to cope with recent traumatic experience and close personal loss.
Which is all true. Just leave out the details: her escaping via a toilet from a fantasy kingdom and her daughter-eating mother serpent while her close friend got turned into a valkyrie-thingy.
That sounds pretty rational.
Last panel: derp.
Hey, it’s a lady from here http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=1465
By the by, Jake is regarding the world of children with pretty rose-tinted glasses… ‘Positive influences’, indeed. Modest would need to be pretty lucky to get nothing but positive influences among human children. ^^;
That’s certainly true.