Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day

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drawn after dark with angled nib

Saturday's childIt doesn't make a whole lot of sense, this week's strip, but I went ahead and drew it anyway, rewriting it from my memory of scripting it about two years ago. Things about the plain of babbling heads have changed since I wrote it, and what happens is less showy and more matter-of-fact. Perhaps I've become more blase about neediness, necessity and the sense of all-pervading toil in my life.

I've not returned to the Under the Ice strips since mid-2003 (Sisyphus), which is a good thing, because they're about depression. So to go back to them, hmm. But I'm telling myself for now that it's just because all that mud is an interesting inking challenge. And performing intervention #1, which involves dicking with my sleep cycle. But then, I never did finish the series. Although, in a way, that's a good thing, too.

The title, "Saturday's child", of course, refers to the rhyme:

Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go
Friday's child is loving and giving
Saturday's child works hard for a living
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

I was, actually, born on a Saturday, a source of some amusement to my sisters (loving and giving, face, woe, gay, respectively) and a fine justification for my parents. Not sure what day you were born on? Ask Raymond.

EDIT: Apparently Raymond's skills are suspect. Here's a more reliable day-of-the-week calculator (thanks damiancugley).

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