Cartoon stubble

Today’s Zippy, with more meta-cartooning:

(#1)

That’s not real, follicular stubble, just cartoon stubble.

A portrait of Zippy as he’s been for 43 years, with those dots:

(#2)

The Zippy character Claude Funston is also facially scruffy, much more so than Zippy:

(#3)

Claude’s scruff is cross-hatching rather than dots.

On facial scruff, in varying degrees, see postings here and here.

3 Responses to “Cartoon stubble”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    Today’s paper was chock-full of comic strips about being comic strips, what with the above-mentioned “Zippy” plus Arlo and Janis (continuing a week-long theme) and Adam.

  2. More meta-cartoons | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] in some way that they are, in fact, in a cartoon, continues, as Robert Coren noted in a comment on my posting on yesterday’s Zippy. Here I’m going to reproduce the two strips from Robert’s […]

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