I am endlessly fascinated with the juxtapositions of pictures and headlines in newspapers. Sometimes I think the layout people just get bored, but other times things seem to be totally coincidental. I’ve been working for years on a scrapbook about this stuff (which may or may not ever see the publishing light of day), but when I saw this example in the Philadelphia Enquirer last Thursday for my appearance on a comics panel at the free library, I was truly pleased, especially considering my utter loathing for Sarah Palin (isn’t it fantastic that she’s already SO LAST WEEK?).
Anyway, this could be interepreted several different ways: is she trying to ward me off, or about to bow in my general direction? Is Batman from Japan about to swoop in to tackle her? To protect me?
Whichever, this cracked me up. Bless you, you ink-stained wretches.