My latest collaboration with award-winning cartoonist Hilary Price appears today in her comic strip Rhymes With Orange.
In an email message with the strip attached, Hilary said, "As these things go, it morphed." A glance at my submission sketch confirms that she richly deserves her merit badge in understatement.
The pun in the final comic is a major improvement, requiring the change of a single letter. Even better, that change could conceivably be a typographic error, since n and b are adjacent on a QWERTY keyboard.
"Loch Ness Mobster" rolls off the tongue much more elegantly than "Goth Ness Monster." I do like the strangeness of the original art, but Hilary's version earns a bigger laugh. Well done, HP!
My previous collaborations with Hilary, including last year's week as guest cartoonist, can be viewed in this blog's Orange Archive.