The Mark Trail Thread of Punching Justice and Smug Life Lessons

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The Mark Trail Thread of Punching Justice and Smug Life Lessons

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Seems silly after all this time to keep squatting in the nerd thread, so all our Mark Trail devotion can go here.

And let's start it off with a bold take on family:
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Now, if I were writing the strip, this would be foreshadowing to Mark returning home and finding Cherry either in bed with Harvey Camel and/or Dirty Dyer, or dismembered and strewn about the compound.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2020, 8:08am
Seems silly that after all this time to keep squatting in the nerd thread, so all our Mark Trail devotion can go here.

And let's start it off with a bold take on family:
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Now, if I were writing the strip, this would be foreshadowing to Mark returning home and finding Cherry either in bed with Harvey Camel and/or Dirty Dyer, or dismembered and strewn about the compound.
Wow the artwork right. And everyone saying "I love my family". I guess if you dont say it you probably hate them. Also this kid Kevin is like you said a pound puppy. "We'll take thst little blonde kid with the gap teeth. Wait is he house broken and had all his shots?"

And Cherry is in a 3 way with Dirty Dyer and Kelly Welly.

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Meanwhile, Harvey is trapped in a Yeti cave. We see two Yeti kids playing with what appears to be a prosthesic leg, while we hear him shouting from the back: "Noo, not the other one, too!"

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revbob wrote:
21 May 2020, 8:42am
Wow the artwork right. And everyone saying "I love my family". I guess if you dont say it you probably hate them. Also this kid Kevin is like you said a pound puppy. "We'll take thst little blonde kid with the gap teeth. Wait is he house broken and had all his shots?"
Within three weeks, they'll regret their pity, "forget" to close the back door, and Kevin will be lost on streets again. Strangely, no lost posters will go up, no police report filed.
And Cherry is in a 3 way with Dirty Dyer and Kelly Welly.
This could be good …
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21 May 2020, 8:53am
Meanwhile, Harvey is trapped in a Yeti cave. We see two Yeti kids playing with what appears to be a prosthesic leg, while we hear him shouting from the back: "Noo, not the other one, too!"
But the likes on his Facebook page make him pause to think it might all be worth it.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2020, 8:59am
revbob wrote:
21 May 2020, 8:42am
Wow the artwork right. And everyone saying "I love my family". I guess if you dont say it you probably hate them. Also this kid Kevin is like you said a pound puppy. "We'll take thst little blonde kid with the gap teeth. Wait is he house broken and had all his shots?"
Within three weeks, they'll regret their pity, "forget" to close the back door, and Kevin will be lost on streets again. Strangely, no lost posters will go up, no police report filed.
And Cherry is in a 3 way with Dirty Dyer and Kelly Welly.
This could be good …
Olaf wrote:
21 May 2020, 8:53am
Meanwhile, Harvey is trapped in a Yeti cave. We see two Yeti kids playing with what appears to be a prosthesic leg, while we hear him shouting from the back: "Noo, not the other one, too!"
But the likes on his Facebook page make him pause to think it might all be worth it.
Genuine LOL

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revbob wrote:
21 May 2020, 9:05am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2020, 8:59am
revbob wrote:
21 May 2020, 8:42am
Wow the artwork right. And everyone saying "I love my family". I guess if you dont say it you probably hate them. Also this kid Kevin is like you said a pound puppy. "We'll take thst little blonde kid with the gap teeth. Wait is he house broken and had all his shots?"
Within three weeks, they'll regret their pity, "forget" to close the back door, and Kevin will be lost on streets again. Strangely, no lost posters will go up, no police report filed.
And Cherry is in a 3 way with Dirty Dyer and Kelly Welly.
This could be good …
Olaf wrote:
21 May 2020, 8:53am
Meanwhile, Harvey is trapped in a Yeti cave. We see two Yeti kids playing with what appears to be a prosthesic leg, while we hear him shouting from the back: "Noo, not the other one, too!"
But the likes on his Facebook page make him pause to think it might all be worth it.
Genuine LOL
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I still think Kevin looks like a Garbage Pail Kid.
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WestwayKid wrote:
21 May 2020, 9:32am
I still think Kevin looks like a Garbage Pail Kid.
The artwork is just so all kinds of fucked up. Mark in the first panel is all angular looking and then in the second panel he's been smoothed out and rounded.

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revbob wrote:
21 May 2020, 9:53am
WestwayKid wrote:
21 May 2020, 9:32am
I still think Kevin looks like a Garbage Pail Kid.
The artwork is just so all kinds of fucked up. Mark in the first panel is all angular looking and then in the second panel he's been smoothed out and rounded.
It's like each panel in every strip is being farmed out to different studios in the developing world.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2020, 10:26am
revbob wrote:
21 May 2020, 9:53am
WestwayKid wrote:
21 May 2020, 9:32am
I still think Kevin looks like a Garbage Pail Kid.
The artwork is just so all kinds of fucked up. Mark in the first panel is all angular looking and then in the second panel he's been smoothed out and rounded.
It's like each panel in every strip is being farmed out to different studios in the developing world.
Exactly. And the person doing the art has no idea what the dialog will be.

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Yeah, just imagine Doc writing the strip and this person doing the art.
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Olaf wrote:
21 May 2020, 10:42am
Yeah, just imagine Doc writing the strip and this person doing the art.
It'd be confusing. My Mark Trail has never left the 1950s. He's blocky like Ikea furniture and he hates smugglers, poachers, Communists, druggies, and injustice. All the roundness confuses him!
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Olaf wrote:
21 May 2020, 10:42am
Yeah, just imagine Doc writing the strip and this person doing the art.
Nice beaver. :shifty:

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I want a story arc where Johnny Malotte is running guns, drugs, and women across the border. A 1950's vintage speedboat or 2 must be featured.
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WestwayKid wrote:
21 May 2020, 11:18am
I want a story arc where Johnny Malotte is running guns, drugs, and women across the border. A 1950's vintage speedboat or 2 must be featured.
Johnny and Mark could act out the Quebec/Vermont maple syrup feud that has kept revbob and I from establishing diplomatic ties.
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