Puck 16

July 19th, 1999, 7:17 pm

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ElectricGecko, July 19th, 2011, 7:18 pm

This strip is #16 in a series dating from my university days. Puck ran for three full years in the Silhouette, McMaster University’s student newspaper.

Ah yes, the washroom stall joke. This strip introduced yet another running theme in Puck: the potty humour. Despite the somewhat boyish joke here, a number of girls expressed that this was one of their all-time favourite strips in the series. That said, it took some other people aback. I was at a party shortly after this one ran in the paper, and a girl there kept saying, “I just can’t believe she was on the toilet!” Yes, Puck was on the toilet.

I think the shock factor here has to do with gender. Bathroom jokes are all too common in the male world, but when you show a picture of a girl sitting on the can, in our culture, there’s an immediate sense of the verboten about it. I worried about crossing the line of decency, but I thought it was funny, so I went for it.

I’m actually quite proud of this strip art-wise. It’s not necessarily easy to draw someone sitting on a toilet, and I’m happy with the pictures in all four boxes – a rarity!

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Guest, August 5th, 2011, 6:16 pm

Pfffff I'm a girl and this is one of the few comic strips EVER to make me lol.

ElectricGecko, August 5th, 2011, 9:31 pm

Then I have accomplished my goal! With potty humour!

pseudoname (Guest), August 5th, 2012, 12:35 pm

...Thats how women pee? just dribble it all over themselves? Really?

ElectricGecko, August 5th, 2012, 1:14 pm

@pseudoname: Well, not exactly, but a little bit of tp goes a long way to speeding the drying process for most girls. (And I can't believe I'm talking about this.)

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