Wizard of Id (1/7/10)

Sure, the dog in this strip looks like he’s an altered state, but how does that distinguish him from other canines? Think about it: the forgetfulness, the constant munchies, the goofy expressions, the uninhibited affection; most dogs look like they’re high on something. What’s interesting to me, though, is the fact that this dog looks downbeat in panel one and manic in panel two, a sobering reminder that the loopy highs of drug addiction are punctuated by long periods of bewilderment and suffering.

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