December 19, 2019
(1) Look out the studio window and see the mast of a sunken sailboat (2) Think: That is so sad. Maybe someone lived there. Better not do a gag on that! (3) Think again: But what if there was a bright side? A silver lining? What if it could be repurposed? (4) Think: Maybe not. It’s only a mast. A stick. A pole. (6) A POLE! People do pole dancing now. (5) But wait, wasn’t that a stripper bar thing? The Undercurrent is a family paper. (7) Maybe I could add wardrobe. Something not too provocative (8) She could be just a neighbour, someone’s aunt, out pole dancing on the mast. (9) But oh! this is the Christmas issue. (10) Yes! She’s a SANTA neighbour aunt. (11) Oh oh. These days, someone’s going to find this offensive. (12) Think: Must add some redeeming quality. (13) A free Christmas show! She’s doing it for the kids! (14) Think: Okay, but a lot of readers never go near Deep Bay.(15) Add another caption line telling them where it is. (16) That›s not enough. Add some mountains and the ferry. (17) Scan and send.
––Ron the Cartoonist