dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The contrast syndrome......

One of the more entertaining things about the new-runs is something I've mentioned before: reprint strips that depict the characters as Lynn saw them when she first created them meshed ineptly with new material that shows the same people as she sees them now. She doesn't seem to either notice or care that the artwork and characterization have shifted. She looks at the new-runs that have 30-year-old Elly look dumpy, plain and long-headed and thinks it's the same Yong Elly that looked fairly cute. This seems to me to be the result of her willing herself to not notice. Her not wanting to see the obvious is the only reason I can think of for her angry denial that creepily-polite MikeClone isn't the same child as Mike: ReRun Van Pelt's Evil Twin. SInce John is an asswad in both versions, she can tell herself that she has indeed gone back to her roots. This frees her to place strips that showed an accurate, down-beat portrayal of the collision between two incompatible people (Phil and Connie) next to those that foreshadow the giidy bungle that was Liz's dalliance with anyone who wasn't Blandthony. If the end result is what a convoluted mess is, I'm snarking it.
Tags: lynn: failed creator, the reload

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