Friday, July 28, 2006
The second comic strip that Kevin Kobasic and I worked on for Comiculture was not lettered or colored before the series quit publishing. It was about the wonders of public toilets in China, which were known for their squalor and, uh, lack of aesthetics.
Now I can't remember what I'd written for captions.
I think I suggested that one always carry hand disinfectant, double-knot shoelaces so that they didn't fall into puddles of pee, gauge each prospective loo on the stink-o-meter, use the buddy system where one stays outside in case they need to rush in and rescue the other, watch out for curiosity seekers as there are frequently no doors, and finally, find a McDonald's instead. Most of these rules were established by Yancey and Turbo, during our Intrepid China trip.
China has recently upgraded their public toilets in advance of the Beijing Olympics, with a little help from the WTO. And no, it doesn't stand for World Trade Organization.