Comics 08/09

Pondus
by Frode Øverli
Pondus comic— Aah! Good to be back at work, but my world is it rough!
— Tired?
— Like you wouldn’t believe!
— So there’s no possibility of you, in nothing but your white lab coat, giving me the treatment I deserve?
— Good night!
— Good night, Doctor No!

Lunch
by Børge Lund
Lunch comic— Don’t you see that you’ve been taken in by pastel colors and play-coffee cups?
— I think it tastes great.
— That’s because it’s all packaged! Attractive and simple, but costs an arm and a leg!
— Sounds a bit like Apple…
— Hey, hey, Nico! You hear that? And now you’ll dismiss it all in some arrogant way!

Hjalmar
by Nils Axle Kanten
Hjalmar comic— OK, let’s take “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” with the “Smoke on the Water” intro one more time!
— No! You always choose the songs. No fair!
— I get to chose all the songs all week. Daddy gave me permission!
— Huh?! How come?!
— Because Mom let you decorate the practice room!

Han Ola og Han Per
by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
Han Ola og han Per comic— But what should I do today then?
— Suppose you start killing the potato bugs. I will fix up the sprayer for you and mix up some poison.
— “Sprayer”—“poison”—Can you imagine what that is?
— Oh boy! Oh boy! How it’s full of them.
— [Patriotic song] “How lovely is my fatherland, the sea-surrounded Norway”—

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