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January 25, 2008

#146 The Aping Game


Drew this at an all-day meeting at work. I guess it’s pretty obvious where the page break was.

I love this strip; it’s so comfortable hanging around with Lance and Eskimo and being invited in on their in-joke.

More shameless Lance topless shots, and a slight in-joke for anyone who lives sufficiently in my head to remember the faraway forgotten piece of Lance backstory which is that he once had to do a book report on Flowers for Algernon. (I’m talking to you, Paul.)

The Script

LANCE: Tarzan the Ape Man.
ESKIMO: Bringing Up Ape.
LANCE: Citizen Ape.
ESKIMO: The Wizard of Ape.
LANCE: The King and Ape.
ESKIMO: Ape Me In St. Louis.
LANCE: Ape Man!
ESKIMO: … Rain Man?
LANCE: Batman.
ESKIMO: Bat Ape.
LANCE: Bat Ape!
ESKIMO (thinking, while at the grocery store): Touch of Ape. Ape of Evil.
LANCE (thinking, while playing hockey with Robbie): Flowers for Ape. Apes for Algernon.
(Lance grins, hearing Eskimo run down the stairs to the basement. They point at each other.)
LANCE AND ESKIMO: The Apes of Wrath!

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    I love how L&E have taken up a bohemian lifestyle. Lance reading on his futon. Eskimo championing an anachronistic fashion… decision. Make-do attitudes. Odd jobs. Living off potatoes and cabbage (i imagine) and doughnuts. Content to exist.
    Why not “Meet Me in APE Louis?” Ape House? When Harry met Ape? the 39 Apes? Apes of Thunder? Ape-dependence Day? nevermind.

    Comment by fan — January 25, 2008 @ 2:21 am

    Meet Me In Ape Louis sounds more like the original title, granted, but Ape Me In St. Louis makes more syntactic sense.

    Lance does spend a lot of time reading on the futon, huh? What’s he doing, studying?

    In panel 2 Eskimo is blowing up an inflatable globe. I realize now that that is entirely undecipherable.

    Comment by Laura — January 25, 2008 @ 7:22 am

    Bringing up Chimpy?

    Comment by osbola — June 8, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

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Lance and Eskimo, written & drawn by Laura Hughes. Webcomic 2007-present; stories & characters developed 1998-present. Come for the surreal parody, lovable scamps, and persistent homoeroticism, stay for the passing flashes of quality!

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