That little bird is still hanging around, seemingly for no purpose, because, well, because Kelly is that kinda kartoonist. Even when the action subsides over the horizon, Kelly still keeps our interest. And that opening panel tree has some nice rendering, with faces almost emerging, storybook style.
Hey, we've got some swell chatter going on in the comments. It's so nice to have that going on without my having to initiate it. Please feel free to join in—your 'voice' is always welcome here.
June 13, 1971