So the George Orwell Award for Clarity in Comics goes to:
[Click to view comic: 'CC84: Free Love is Costing You']
fpd! Very Orwellian, and very, very 1984.
I see that fpd's participation here is sporadic, so if he doesn't post a new contest in, oh, 36 hrs, or whatever, I invite Dr. Kaufman to claim the honor.
Thanks, I'm glad to have won a contest here for the first time, and I have already begun the new contest.
For those who are curious, I will provide annotations on the little details that may have escaped some people about my strip. First, the strip has five references to 1984. In 1984, the sitcom Three's Company ended, and it was replaced by its sequel Three's a Crowd. The sitcom Happy Days ended that same year. Madonna released her hit song "Like a Virgin," and the threat of AIDS was leading people away from the free love and swinging practiced in the 70's. To make it Orwellian, I began with animals, in the spirit of Animal Farm. I was disappointed that there were no farm animals among the pictures available, but I made do with squirrels. Then I added a few doses of doublethink, weaving it around the 1984 references I chose to use.
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