|The Massey Winter Ball is actually happening even as I upload this comic. The theme is, indeed, "The Roaring Twenties: The Golden Age of Travel." I believe a martini party is included, which--considering that prohibition was in place in the 1920s--implies a certain illegality, despite the whole "golden age of travel" theme. Perhaps the party simply takes place in one of the Canadian provinces that repealed prohibition in the mid-1920s, or perhaps the whole event is being run by gangsters. I would vote for the latter possibility, simply because it's more exciting.|
|Saturday, February 2, 2013|
|Panel 1: In
the title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic, Marie, dressed as a
flapper, narrows her eyes at Steve and Baldwin, who are wearing
1920s-style suits and hats as they clink wine glasses. The title reads:
"West of Bathurst by Kari Maaren."|
Panel 2: The Davies College foyer is decorated with a mural depicting a cityscape at night. Marie, in ordinary clothes, approaches Steve and Baldwin, who are dressed in suits and hats.
Marie: Oh, hey, guys. Going to the Winter Ball?
Baldwin: In a way.
Marie: In a...?
Baldwin: Well, we didn't buy tickets, but it's a Roaring Twenties theme.
Steve: We feel it's not accurate enough.
Baldwin: Oh, sure, the decor works, and there's swing dancing, and people are in period dress...
Baldwin: ...But there's one essential aspect of the period that's missing:
Panel 6: They both pull out multiple toy guns.
Steve and Baldwin: Organised crime.
Panel 7: Marie walks away as mayhem erupts behind her.
Marie: Sometimes, I really don't miss living here.
Baldwin [off panel]: You wants the illegal booze, doll? No problem.
One of the guns goes "rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat" as someone lets out a shriek.
Alt-Text: Everything's better with gangsters. Well, that's actually not even a little bit true.
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