West Side


The fun part in this particular strip is the assembling of props and deciding which should be cartoonized and which should be retained as is. By the way, I changed the original painting hanging in the dining room from Salvador Dali's Last Supper to a more contemporary still-life painting titled, Apples on Silk by Constance Bachmann. This may be trivial but the Last Supper painting reflects something that until some three years ago was totally alien to most of them: a traditional Filipino family background (the kids were born and raised in the US before they emmigrated to their dad's country of origin). Another thing of interest that should be noted is the tag-line wrapped around Ben Sr.'s blue mug. You get a no-prize from me if you figure that one out.

* This strip was published April 6, 2005.


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