Okay, either this is not really what I think it is, or it might be eligible for an Arlo Award.
The Bliss humans may be getting a bit more adventurous in their romantic possibilities, as RHP noted in regard to the first example below. They ask “Is this Harry Bliss comic really suggesting a kinky three-some? It was in a family newspaper (The Boston Globe) on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. I notice that it is not showing up on the artist’s website or other comics websites, so I wonder if other editors recognized it as inappropriate.”
Then about a week later, we note the following.
BillR sent this in, asking if there is candidate Arlo-award material here. Which I don’t see a basis for. But we can all wonder together what the Peanuts kids are doing there; what the closed-captions are transcribing; and above all, what’s the joke!
Boise Ed sent this in, and says “We have sometimes chatted about colorists, and this A&J blog is the best illustration of that that I have ever seen. (See the text at https://arloandjanis.com/colorful-explanation .)”
Go to that link for Jimmy Johnson’s full account. But we could stand some explication of his closing remark: “And, no, it was not intended to be dirty in the least.” Does anyone else have some surprise reconciling that claim with the Jack Spratt saying?
Sent by Powers and Andréa, as some mash of Arlo, Ewww, and LOL:
Now that we’ve re-instituted the Arlo Award, who should come along needing that classification but Arlo and Janis themselves. (But of course the Award is named for Arlo Guthrie — and we’re sticking to that story!)
But this is also a bit of a CIDU, in need of a little explication.
Thanks to Andréa for this contribution.
Yes, the Arlo Award is still an ongoing operation! (The sequestered Arlo Page site is another matter.) The Award is for a somewhat racy or suggestive comic that by virtue of double entendre or sheer bluff can get past newspaper-oriented standards-and-practices.
This LuAnn Sunday strip was sent in by some CIDU stalwarts, most asking about the Arlo Award category, but one also counting it as a CIDU since the “spicy” reading is not unambiguous. And some have taken it to the GoComics comments thread, for that matter. Thanks to Bob Ball, Findus, Unca $crooge, and Karl.
(By the way, their names are Frank and Nancy.)
Is there any reading of the third panel that doesn’t qualify this for an Arlo Award?
I think we can all agree Mr. Hillburn has earned himself an Arlo Award.