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I admit that this isn’t a great cartoon. First, it isn’t funny on a level beyond slapstick, and secondly, it’s sort of a reach that global warming has gotten so bad that the ice caps have melted and flooded these people’s home to the depth that a giant squid would be lurking outside their living room window. Also, there is the issue of water pressure, which would have smashed their windows long ago and typical window glass would most certainly not endure a small hole in it long enough to set up this scene and allow the woman to deliver her line. But that’s cartoon logic for you.
I suppose I sacrificed logic and cleverness here in order to draw a fun picture. And that’s fine sometimes. Lots of people read my comic because they like the art, so I’m guessing their are readers out there who enjoyed this image. I hope so, anyway.
Coincidentally, weeks after I drew this comic and a couple of days after it appeared in the paper, I was at that science museum in SF and took this picture of an octopus. I’m a big fan of tentacled critters – octopi, cuttlefishes, squids* – and got a kick out of seeing this one up close. I’m not certain whether octopi mind being enclosed in aquariums, I’m guessing they do. If so, I’m against this guy being cooped up here. I probably wouldn’t have given this place my money if I’d known they had live animals in there.
*My apologies to squids for associating them with Rush Limbaugh.