Drinking in the Funny Pages: It’s Funny Because… Wait

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To understand this comic, you have to have at least a passing familiarity with the character of Andy Capp (beyond his career hawking cheddar fries), He’s a dedicated boozer, and thus would not find himself in accord with the temperance society fellows depicted here. So he said something rude or perhaps made a lewd gesture. At any rate, we don’t know what it was. It’s the equivalent of a Dennis the Menace comic where we see the kid walking away and bystanders remarking, “That child sure is menacing.” They forgot to make a joke, is what I’m saying.