Hm. It all looks so kooky when it's listed like that.
Strange how they didn't mention how it was taken off-the-air by "season break" a.k.a. the recent troubles L.B. has been going through recently! :D
Or are they just coming to that? ;)
"Erratic" says so much.
To whom is the whispered "Advent calendars? We can't compete there!" at the bottom of panel 3 attributed to? Near as I can tell, it's pointing to something/somebody in Panel 4 although since it doesn't go anywhere near an actual character it's impossible to tell! :D
Fair point - it's pointed at the writer at the end of the table. I thought that the establishing shot in the second panel would kind of hint that (if it'd been to Blankenship - the bald guy) it would have had the arrow up instead of down. Also, the arrow points at a bubble of the writer's in the sixth panel. Finally, the shape of the bubble is mostly that of the writer. But I understand the possible confusion.
After reading what you explained there I'm still not seeing it. If it were one of my word balloons, I'd consider it an orphaned word balloon and I would either delete it or move it to whom it's supposed to be attributed to. You say it's the bald guy, but to me it seems to point to the word balloon of the guy wearing the Series 8 DJ torso. I couldn't tell if there was a figure at the sixth panel other than him even with the setup shots.
*sighs* I guess sometimes I just don't get the complicated shots, I really prefer word balloons that actually attribute to whomever they're supposed to attribute to. ;)
I'm not sure why they're talking about a "tonal shift" in the first place. There's been bloody deaths in YOLT since Day One (well, Day Four).
@BV - No, I'd phrased it so that it's "if it'd been... the bald guy... it would have had the arrow up instead of down." The Writer is the guy in the club kid shirt. It didn't work perfectly, but I still think it mostly works.
@Guest - Fair point that there's always been mayhem and death, but I thought I'd ladled on the blood in those recent strips to the point of excess for this purpose. I guess I could have gone further? As for the interpretation of Poppy Cook, Mal Arkey, and Blankenship, they could be somewhat off base. Maybe. We'll learn a little more of the motivation and whatnot to clear things up.
Poppy Cook, Mal Arkey, I get - those two names are synonyms for nonsense, but I'm not sure where you got Blankenship from, either the guy on Twitter or the former Oil Company director! :D
Same background as my comic...