It's hard to know what to say about these strips. We know that Kelly was ill during this time and it wasn't just the art that suffered along with him. Strange storyline and continuity, but at least we get an oddly placed introduction to Churchy's cousin (turtle and parrot are related because they have a beak in common?).
Notice on the November 26 strip that the first two panels had art that is almost healthy, even with the big uncolored section. The rest of the strip is, well, hmm. And November 19, well, bless Kelly's heart.
I don't have all the strips from this period, perhaps because I was busy with the army at the time and perhaps I thought they weren't worth keeping.
But now dammit, I still say Long Live Kelly!
Next week, we go back to happier times to start an arc that has been seen before on the internet, but not with the resolution and loving edits that I give them.
Happy Sunday, Kelly Sunday!
November 19, 1972
November 26, 1972