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Sunday, September 13, 2009

More Dick Tracy Shenanigans

Here's a recent, incomprehensible installment of Dick Tracy (kindly click the thumbnail to enlarge):


A commenter on had previously speculated that the strip never makes sense, and has glaring, bizarre continuity errors, because the creator's assistant at some point dropped the pages on the floor, then hurriedly put them back together as best she could, and submitted them in the wrong order.

Based on this theory, a commenter by the name of Cougar Allen suggested the following:

Remember about the secretary dropping the strips and failing at trying to put them in order? Looks like each panel of today’s strip was on a separate page….

For hours of amusement: Print out today’s strip, cut it up into panels, and see if you can reassemble the panels into an order that makes sense.

No fair putting two wide panels next to each other, or two narrow ones – your re-ordered comic must fit into the same space as the original.

-Cougar :{)

P.S. If you don’t have a printer you can do the same thing in Photoshop.

Which I have done. Observe how, with a little re-arranging, the strip suddenly makes sense:



  1. That commentator who "had previously speculated" was me too. Doesn't matter -- you did the real work. If only the syndicate would fire that clumsy secretary and hire you to straighten out the chaos she caused....

    -Cougar :{)

  2. Thanks, Cougar! I don't wanna get "goosed," though!