After Robert Hubert (1733-1808)
said George Bush to Mr Squirrel.
“We have renewed and revived the prospect for success”.
Mr Squirrel was very pleased indeed to hear that, and so were all the plastic fruits of the forest.
Offhand, I can’t think of a more ambitious Baxter’s Fish than this latest offering -
Eagle-eyed reader(s) will probably notice that I adapted the upper panel from a Stebson original. I am keen to avoid charges of plagiarism, so I emailed Stebson and cleared it with him first. He was very cool about it, and sent me a very encouraging if brief reply: “You go for it, girl!”
It’s too soon to determine whether this marks a new “phase” in Stebson’s work, or whether he’s working at the boundaries of his current style. If I had to guess, I’d say the latter.
A woman can tell at a glance if the man approaching to woo her is merely after her body or wants a more meaningful relationship, a study indicates. One look at the hopeful manâ€™s face can be enough to provide her with all the clues she needs to decide if marriage or a one-night stand is the most likely end result.
The face on the left is of someone likely to be interested in a short-term sexual relationship while the one on the right is looking for commitment: