Round 4 is 5-2 in favor of kaufman, who will therefore meet NastyPope in Round 6. Congratulations and good efforts from both contestants.
Well, the qualifying rounds are over, and we've separated the oil from the vinegar. In the semifinals, the rules don't get harder, just more numerous.
Round 5: Drexle vs. LadyJ
1. The strip must parody a popular newspaper comic. "Popular" means it runs in more papers than the Bumble**** Daily Herald. If the judges don't get the joke, they're not likely to vote for you.
2. At least one male character and one female character must appear in the strip. Additional characters of any (or no) gender are optional.
3. The strip or a character must allude to a work of classic Literature. Edgar Allen Poe wrote Literature. William Shakespeare wrote Literature. Danielle Steele does not write Literature. If you have to ask whether a work is Literature, it's not.
4. At least one character must talk (or think) about being a chef. Said character need not actually be a chef. I'm intentionally not stating this more specifically than that. Just make sure the judges don't have to wonder where the part about being a chef is, and you'll be alright.
The what mentioned above is total fiction. Please don't take it seriously!