Drinking in the Funny Pages: That’s Right, I Said Battle Marshmallow

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Depicting a brawl as a cloud of flailing limbs is a convention of comic strips , but I like how this one is apparently real to the characters. What’s-his-name—”Chalkie,” I think, and I’m disturbed to have this knowledge in my head—literally cannot see who’s in the battle marshmallow with Andy. Jack the barkeep looks completely unperturbed by the situation. Go figure.

“Your beer is vile” is my new all-purpose conversation starter, by the way.