Originally, the comic was named after the site. It’s still the same comic with the same characters and stories, but the change signified a new approach in how the weekly comic was placed in conjunction with the daily jokes. The old “Flush Twice” comic would just have its day in the sun and roll off the stage when tomorrow’s joke came along. Meanwhile, “Pathos” holds its ground until a new panel is ready.
We’re still sticking with the “Dewey Learns to Cook” story arc. I like Chef Demerde. I can relate to his situation. Dewey is an idiot with a lot of erroneous preconceived notions, and Demerde has to teach him the right way to do things.
I’m still working on the “art”… I added a roll of paper towels hanging in the background, and corrected Dewey’s height. Dewey is actually a taller guy. His spiky hair only exaggerates this.
Speaking of hair… It’s like if I have to pick one regret, it’s got to be the Yugi Mutou hairstyles of Dewey and Brandon. I still cannot imagine what they would look like in a 360° rotation. C’est la vie.
Brandon never learned to cook for himself, but at least he doesn’t pretend to know how to cook either. Dewey on the other hand… He’s been operating under the delusion that he had some kind of natural talent in the kitchen. Chef Demerde might just be the teacher that Dewey needs to overcome his culinary catastrophes, but some unsettling realities about Dewey’s cooking may emerge.
The family gathering was a bit smaller than usual this year. Not because of Covid, but because they could not make it for other personal reasons. It also felt like something was off, more tense, quiet, and perfunctory. The food was excellent, and the weather was beyond perfect, but still something was off.
It will be a couple months before I see them all again. Perhaps by then things will start to seem more normal... whatever normal may be.
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