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No. 1080: If on a summer's night a cartoonist

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If on a summer's night a cartoonist

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Strip by: danw

{Caption: If on a winter's night a traveler}
Shermy: Well! Here comes ol' Charlie Brown!
{Caption: Outside the town of Malbork}
Huey Freeman: Riley, we're not in Chicago anymore...
{Caption: Leaning from the steep slope}
Character ??: I think this comic is going downhill.
Character 29: Whoa, that's off the wall
{Caption: Without fear of wind or vertigo}
Calvin: So long, Pop. I'm off to check my tiger trap.
{Caption: Looks down in the gathering shadow}
Churchy LaFemme: H'lo Pogo Possum, I'm takin' care of this li'l ol' backward child.
{Caption: In a network of lines that enlace}
Man in barrel: I wonder where I'll float next?
{Caption: In a network of lines that intersect}
Narrator: It is a day like any day on New York's glamorous Madison Avenue--dismal, dreary, and damp.
{SFX: *THWIP*}
{Caption: On the carpet of leaves illuminated by the moon}
{Elly Patterson vacuums}
{SFX: RRRRRR...}
{Caption: Around an empty grave}
Dilbert: I've decided we should operate along more classic lines, like Dr. Frankenstein's Lab.
{Caption: What story down there awaits its end?}
Jon: Hi, there. I'm Jon Arbuckle. I'm a cartoonist, and this is my cat, Garfield.

The author writes:

Originals:

With captions and concept ("series of unrelated first chapters of ten different stories") from the novel If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino.