Broom Hilda (9/9/09)

09-09-09  (Broom Hilda)

As a fan of comics, I’ve come to appreciate the subtle nuances of the freak-out panel. For decades, cartoonists have used the medium to create all sorts of exaggerated gestures and over-the-top reactions. But today’s Broom Hilda may feature the freakiest freak-out of them all. The wrinkled nose, the realistic eyeballs attached to coils, the flames and hair and lightning bolts; they all add up to one deliriously jolting image. I was so shocked by it, in fact, that I forgot all about the vile vinegar and jalapeno pepper mix that inspired such lunacy in the first place.

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