The Arlo Page — which is named after Arlo Guthrie, as many of you know — is where I park comics that meet the criteria for the CIDU site (CIDUs, LOLs, whatever), but are too iffy for the front page because of language or sexual content. Or because there’s some element that parents really might not want to explain to their kids. It’s a judgment call, and I err on the side of caution.
The Arlo Award goes to a cartoonist who sneaks something blatantly inappropriate past the syndicate’s censors. Obviously this doesn’t apply to Internet-only or self-published comics.
Please note that nothing will appear here without a link from the main site.
Unless I forget.
Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824 – 1904)
“The end of the pose” (1886)
Once we figure this out, feel free to suggest your on That is Priceless-style caption.
Gérôme is the same guy, by the way, who puzzled me a while back with his Illusions of Reality:
(How is this the first time this strip has shown up here?)
Terrence: I’d like to think this is a sexual reference but I can’t quite narrow the options down to one conclusion. Maybe everyone else can pitch in.
I have zero context for this cartoon. I only know it was drawn by Czech artist Pavel Matuska.
And I think this contradicts the retcon that said Walt’s too young to be a Boomer.
Of course, that would also mean Jeremy would have to be a lot older.
No way the timeline’s going to work for this one, unless Connie was wearing denim halter tops in 2003.
(Maybe a 70s-themed Halloween party?)
Chemgal: I think this one should qualify for an Arlo Page, because I can’t think of how I’d explain it to my kid.