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Puck originally started as a university newspaper comic way back in the prehistoric days of 1998. It was reborn in 2011, and is now running weekly, in color. You can see the original run of eighty strips AND the new colour strips all here!
This strip is #28 in a series dating from my university days. Puck ran weekly for three full years in the Silhouette, McMaster University’s student newspaper. This is another ‘summertime’ strip that appeared in one of the monthly summer issues.
This one went down in history as the notorious ‘thong one,’ and thus earned a certain level of infamy on campus. For a whole year after this strip ran, the head editor would always make a point of asking me “Any thongs in this one?” before accepting my weekly submissions. She would also make a show of being disappointed when my answer was ‘no.’ I’m fairly certain she was mocking me.
The joke is rather odd in this one, now that I think about it, but really, who cares about the joke? According to popular opinion, it was all about the thong. Maybe it was.