So here's the thing. Much as I love Lisa, I recognize a number of y'all don't. That's fine. But there's no reason those who can't stand the girl shouldn't get as much enjoyment out of the comic as those who adore her.
Well, this got me thinking. (Never a good sign...) You may be familiar with a certain webcomic that took the Internet by storm a few years back, by removing the title character and his dialogue from a long-established syndicated newspaper comic. That's right, I'm talking about Garfield Minus Garfield
. Through the magic of digital airbrushing, a tired old comic about a lazy cat that hates Mondays and loves lasagna became "a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression." Even Garfield
creator Jim Davis has given his blessing to this...well, there's no other word for it...strip manip.
So, I thought, why not try this with QUILTBAG
? Why not remove Lisa from selected strips and let others be the judge as to whether it makes them more enjoyable, less enjoyable, or just a sign that Tamar should sign the paperwork and have me put away somewhere without Internet access? Let's try...oh, this strip for starters:
Now it's your turn. Pick any QUILTBAG
strip with Lisa in it, open it in your preferred graphics software, and remove any trace of ol' Spider-Hair and her dialogue/thought balloons. Share your results with the world--well, this neck of it, anyway. You don't have to be a Lisa-hater to enjoy Levy's Rye Brea--I mean, to have fun with this, so good luck!