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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 #29 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.
I personally think this is one of the funnier comics in the whole series. Panel two makes me chuckle every time I look at it, and it’s all due to Puck’s appearance: that near-death state of illness that we’ve all been in at some point in time.
I wanted this strip to play off that nebulous zone where romanticism hits reality. It usually occurs about a month or two into any serious relationship. The guy farts openly in the girl’s presence; the girl sends the guy out to get emergency ‘feminine products;’ someone vomits on someone else. It’s all the same. Does it kill the romance? Hardly. It just makes the romance a touch more realistic.
Dated alert: note the fact that Colin refers to watching a ‘video.’ Wow. So very, very 90’s.