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    Cartoons and the moon

    Why is it that cartoonists almost always draw the wrong phrase of the moon in their cartoons. See todays (12/13) "Wizard of Id" for example.
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    Only a DI member would see that. Now if we could only harness all this brain power (excluding myself) the world would be ours....bawwahahaha
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    they just show the creativity . . . they dont draw it wrong . . . !!!
    they are the artist and they make innovative drawings .

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    I guess you assume that the story in the comic is taking place on the same day it is released? The Wizard of Id, like many comic strips, is achronological and is also set two millennia ago. There is no "wrong" phase of the moon, since the events could have occurred on any given day in any given year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    I guess you assume that the story in the comic is taking place on the same day it is released? The Wizard of Id, like many comic strips, is achronological and is also set two millennia ago. There is no "wrong" phase of the moon, since the events could have occurred on any given day in any given year.
    It is the perceived time of day (just after sunset or just prior to sunrise) where the incorrect phase is drawn. And not only the Wizard but other cartoons as well frequently get the phase wrong.

    Ian (Who is a big fan of the Wizard, Dilbert, and several other comic strips - I occasionally use appropriate cartoons in presentations)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Anderson View Post
    It is the perceived time of day (just after sunset or just prior to sunrise) where the incorrect phase is drawn. And not only the Wizard but other cartoons as well frequently get the phase wrong.

    Ian (Who is a big fan of the Wizard, Dilbert, and several other comic strips - I occasionally use appropriate cartoons in presentations)
    Now, you have me a bit confused. The comic strip doesn't indicate which time of night it is, it is just dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    Now, you have me a bit confused. The comic strip doesn't indicate which time of night it is, it is just dark.
    I don't recall which cartoon I referenced but can recall indication of the time such as the King of Id going to bed (evening) or a BBQ (evening) or people leaving a bar (evening).

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