Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Yellow Peril

July 9, 2009

Panel 1:Um, dude, remember yesterday? You're going to tell him NOTHING. When faced with the sort of forceful interrogation you're likely to receive from our "man" Mark Trail, I find it's best to stick your fingers in your ears and shout "Nah-nah-nah, I'm not listening, nah-nah-nah" until he lets up.

Panel 2:Or you could lure him out to the dump site where (and please note the Jackelrod Sphere's use of artistic symbolism here) you can swoop down on him like an owl on a meadow vole, rend him limb from limb, ingest his steaming carcass, and poop him out later in a neat little pellet of hair, teeth and bones. Awesome.

Panel 3:Hmmm... yellow dialog bubble. What does this mean? Is the mobster taking a leak in the bathroom of some dimly-lit italian restaurant? Has the mobster developed a case of sudden-onset jaundice so bad his speech is yellow? Wait, I know! This is the Jackelrod Sphere's retrograde way of telling us that Joey the Mullet has been dealing with Asian mobsters!


  1. Actually, OwlPellets are not poop. They are egestions, or regurgitations. And that rodent looks more like a rat...which is apropos to the Jackelrod's metaphor, no?

  2. Owls poop out of their mouths? Christ, they must have terrible breath!


    I didn't realize pellets were egestions. I learn something new everytime I talk about wildlife on this blog!

    As for the rat, I'm going to take issue with that. The nose is too short. And Mark Trail can't be a rat, he's more like a noble elk. But, you know, it's pretty hard to draw an elk getting carried away by a gigantic bird.

  3. Hold up, Hold UP, Laddie Buck! All of a sudden you are defending the Jackelrod's renderings as being anatomically correct?! WTF, mate? It's a freakin' rat! The cityscape in the panel and the dialogue ballon clearly emanating from it indicate the home of the mobsters, ie New Jersey. That's a landfill rat if I've ever seen one. And anyone who informs on the mob is a.......RAT!

  4. Wait, I thought Mark Trail was the prey and our heretofore disembodied Asian mobster was the owl. In that case, it can't be a rat, it has to be very small noble elk. On the other hand, if Joey the Mullet is the prey and Mark Trail the owl, then I agree, it's a rat.